Year-round, On-site Caretaker needed at Butte Sink Duck Club in Live Oak, California ~ Singles or Couples welcome

North Butte Inc.

Live Oak, CA
Job Type
Full Time, Year round
Compensation will be negotiated based upon experience and capabilities.
Date Posted
May 16, 2024
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

North Butte Inc., a long established (Founded 1920) duck club located in the historic Butte Sink, consists of over 450 acres of natural hunting grounds with a well-appointed 8,000 sf club house, commercial kitchen, and an adjoining three-room caretakers’ apartment. The club consists of 10 members who are committed to the local habitat, preservation of waterfowl and responsible hunting. Each member has their own room consisting of two twin beds and individual half bathrooms. The Club also has a member locker room, guest room/bathroom and laundry facilities.

North Butte Inc. has a long-standing membership who are committed to the health and maintenance of the Club, Club facilities and hunting grounds.

We are looking for a year-round onsite caretaker(s). This is a unique search; we are seeking candidates with hospitality and food preparation experience along with a passion for the outdoors and familiarity with operating duck clubs. Annually, duck season starts in late October and ends at the end of January. This is the Clubs busy/hunting season with hunt days on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. The comradery of club meals has been a long-established tradition that is very important to club membership.

Working couples or singles are welcome to apply for this position. The ideal candidate would have experience with hospitality and food preparation since meals are served to members and guests during hunting season. Additionally, the candidates would have experience and ability to manage all aspects of an active duck club during season and maintain the quality of the club and facilities during the off season.

The major responsibilities are as follows:

  • Onsite presence live-in caretaker(s) who will treat the club, club facility with attention to detail, care and respect. Good communication skills, self-starters who can plan and be efficient with their time.
  • Daily management and maintenance of club house, club facilities, yard/landscape areas. Keeping the overall property well maintained, organized and presentable.
  • Quality food/meal planning, preparation, and service during hunting season.
  • Management and support with member boats, including gas, maintenance, storage, and organized boat dock area.
  • Procurement of all operating supplies and management/coordination of all outside hired contractors.

Compensation will be negotiated based upon experience and capabilities. The benefits package will include a rent-free apartment, grocery supplies for the hunting season and summer work period, paid utilities, cell phone allowance, health benefits, a potential annual bonus, and use of the Club’s pick-up for incidental personal needs.

Vacation and sick leave approved absences are to be negotiated, keeping in mind that during most times of the year residence at the Club is mandatory. Club security is an on-going caretaker obligation.

Personal use of the Club for small family visits, especially with respect to the holidays, and storage of large personal items can be granted if approved by club president.

Relocation expenses, if any, will be provided, or their cost to the Club will be reimbursed, if the employees complete one full year of employment in good standing.

The Club will provide all tools, equipment and supplies necessary to perform the job at no cost to the employee.


Interested applicants may apply in writing, with the inclusion of a detailed resume, sent to our email address listed.

[email protected]

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