We love our workampers! Having workampers on our staff has been a great experience for us and them!
If you are interested in a workamper job in a super-friendly mountain town (think “Mayberry”) with hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, antique shops, lot of downtown shopping, and live music, then we have a great position for you.
We are looking for a wonderful outgoing friendly couple who love people to oversee day-to-day operations of the Ozark Country Inn. Be sure and read everything here before reading the job duties at the bottom of the page. This is a wonderful place to work and play with a supportive team to work with you.
Please send resumes and references to the owner’s personal email address email@example.com.
AROUND THE AREA
Mountain View Area
Our little mountain town of Mountain View, Arkansas is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Central/North Arkansas. It is on a plateau surrounding by beautiful mountain ridges. The White River runs through the north end of the county, which is perfect for fishing. The Sylamore Creek intersects with the White River providing a great place for canoeing and kayaking. There are plenty of hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and great overlooks. The Blanchard Springs Caverns are a must see, along with the springs and Mirror Lake.
Mountain View is also home to many musicians and artisans. There is live music every weekend at the Picking Park, the porch of the MV Music Store, and the Court Square stage. The Mountain View Meeting Place has a show four nights per week. The Arkansas Craft School provides a place for folks to learn many types of arts and crafts. Artisans display their wares at the Arkansas Craft Guild Handcraft Museum. All of these locations are within walking distance of the Wildflower.
The Ozark Folk Center State Park is less than a mile from the Wildflower. Our work campers get free access any time. The craft village at the OFC has over 20 hand craft artisans that work daily on their crafts, including pottery, candle making, black smithing, wood carving, and so much more. They also have a 1000 seat theater where guest musicians come for concerts. Several times per year, they host music workshops for folk instruments.
There are other activities as well, such as horseback riding, Loco Ropes tree top ropes course and zip lines, several other music venues, and an excellent disc gold course.
Even though we are a small town, we do have a Walmart Supercenter and a Harps. There are several medical clinics and a top-rated hospital. There is chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy, and a gym.
As full time RVers, you have likely experienced the togetherness of people of like interest. Bed and Breakfast guests are somewhat the same. They are usually very social people who love meeting and talking with others. Several times per year, we have groups that return together on an annual basis. We are also blessed to have returning guests who have become like family to us. Some have “interesting” personality quirks, but most are just genuinely delightful. An “undesirable” guest is an exceedingly rare occurrence.
Since our busy time is through the weekend, days off will be during the week. Usually, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are days of for the work camper, but that may vary. For a weekend or more than two days off, a 2 week notice is required.
The hourly rate for our work campers is $12 per hour. The first 15 hours will go toward rental of the RV space. Our work campers are 1099 contract employees, so the remainder will be paid in full. Work campers will receive a 1099 at the end of the year. If you wish to be a W-2 employee, that can be arranged.
There are also great perks like free tickets to the Ozark Folk Center, breakfasts, free concessions at the music shows, and much more. We treat our workampers like family (the good family!) .
THE WILDFLOWER BED AND BREAKFAST
Christopher Smith is the owner of the Ozark Country Inn as well as the Wildflower Bed and Breakfast, located about 2 blocks north of the OC Inn. He has owned the Wildflower for over 8 years and has helped other cabin and BnB owners build their businesses. He is passionate about providing for a wonderful experience for guests and staff.
The Ozark Country Inn consists of 7 rooms, 2 on the ground floor and 5 upstairs. All are double occupancy except for the Oak room that only fits a single person. The building is over 100 years old but is well built with very little maintenance issues. The dining room holds up to 14 people comfortably, breakfast is usually limited to 12 people max. The Cafe area and the Great Room areas are comfortable places for guests to relax and socialize.
The Ozark Country Cottage is located directly behind the main building, next to the RV pad. It is a 2 bedroom cottage with a King bed in one bedroom and 3 twins in the other. It also has a full kitchen, large living room, electric fire place, large bathroom with walk in shower, and a laundry area with washer and drier. Breakfast is not included with cottage stays and another housekeeper will care for most after-stay cleaning.
The RV pad has full hookups and included broadband Wi Fi. It is located just behind the Mountain View Meeting Place, so there is some privacy from the guests. It can accommodate a 45 foot motor home/camper trailer. As with the BnB, it is within walking distance of the Court Square, restaurants, shops, Pickin’ Park, music store, and other attractions.
Duties of the Work Camper
The main duties of our OCI work campers will be to oversee day-today operations. This includes ensuring the Inn is ready for guests, checking in guests, preparing and serving breakfast, housekeeping duties after guests check out, and maintaining grounds. Work campers should expect to stay within reasonable distance of the Inn while guests are present. The owner usually answers the phone on most days but the work campers will need to be available for guests’ questions or concerns.
Work campers will be required to have a working knowledge of using a computer and the internet as well as FB social media. Some grounds maintenance will also be needed, such as light flower gardening and lawn mowing. Along with the stairs and other activities, work campers are expected to be physically able to climb stairs and perform task such as dish washing, making beds, yard work, etc.
Our work campers are never along. Never ran a Bed and Breakfast before? No worries! The owner also runs the Wildflower Bed and Breakfast just two blocks away. We have a great team here that helps each other so you’ll never feel like you are struggling alone.
We love our work campers and involve you as much as you would like in activities. We also respect your privacy when you wish to have some alone time.
If you are interested, please email me a resume with references at innkeeper@thewildflowerBandB.com. After review, I will contact you where we can coordinate a time for a Zoom or Skype interview.
THE OZARK COUNTRY INN
The Ozark Country Inn is owned by Christopher Smith, who also owns and operates the Wildflower Bed and Breakfast, the Mountain View Meeting Place event center, and the Cottages at the Wildflower.
The Inn consists of 7 rooms, 2 on the ground floor and 5 upstairs. The building is over 100 years old but is well built with very little maintenance issues. The dining room holds up to 12 people comfortably.
The RV pad has full hookups and included broadband Wi Fi. It is located next to the Innkeepers quarters in the back. The space is covered with a metal RV cover.
Duties of the Workamper
The main duties of our workampers will be kitchen help on busy days (usually Friday through Sunday mornings), clean rooms and common areas. For kitchen duty, the workamper arrives about 7:30 am. The innkeeper will have breakfast started. The workamper will be responsible for helping serve breakfast and cleaning up the kitchen and dining room after breakfast. After breakfast cleanup, the workamper will look over the common areas checking for trash and provide needed cleaning.
Other duties include restocking and refreshing rooms if needed and yard work (mowing, weed eating, pulling weeds, watering flowers, etc.). There will be times where the workamper will need to answer the phone, take reservations, and check guests in to their rooms. There may also be special projects, like painting, organizing, or redecorating for the season as required.
For couples, there is plenty of work for both workampers. We want our workampers to enjoy their work here and have plenty of time to experience the area.
Since our busy time is through the weekend, days off will be during the week. Usually, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are days of for the workamper, but that may vary. For a weekend or more than two days off, a 2 week notice is required.
The hourly rate for our workamper is $12 per hour. The first 15 hours will go toward rental of the RV space. Our workampers are 1099 contract employees, so the remainder will be paid in full. Workampers will receive a 1099 at the end of the year. If you wish to be a W-2 employee, that can be arranged.
I hope this answers all of the main questions that you may. Please feel free to email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions or concerns.
On a personal note, we love to involve our work campers in activities as much as they wish such as music jams, board and card games, meals together, and other social activities. We also respect your privacy and wishes.
Thank you for your interest. Please feel free to look at our Facebook pages, our websites, and our YouTube channels.
Christopher Smith Owner/Innkeepers Wildflower Bed and Breakfast