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Management

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

SUMMARY: Oversees all aspects of ranch management in accordance with company standards including maximization of financial performance, guest satisfaction, staff development, and facility upkeep within established quality standards. Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, and discipline of all ranch staff including wranglers and independent contractors/vendors.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility in a safe and satisfactory manner, and the individual must be punctual and have a good attendance record, and have reliable means of transportation to work. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Performs the role of “Standard Bearer”, ensuring that all criteria of Greenhorn standards are communicated, understood, achieved, and maintained by ranch staff.
2. Performs all criteria as communicated by ranch “Standard Operating Procedures” in a satisfactory manner.
3. Creates an operating environment that assures superior guest and employee satisfaction including frequent and consistent guest interaction.
4. Monitors the performance of the ranch through verification and analysis of guest satisfaction systems and financial reports. Initiates corrective action.
5. A strong understanding of P&L statements and the ability to react with impactful strategies.
6. Maintains product and service quality standards by conducting ongoing evaluations and investigating complaints and initiates corrective action.
7. Develops accurate and aggressive long and short-range financial objectives consistent with the Company’s goals by maximizing room yield and ranch revenue through innovative sales practices and yield management programs.
8. Prepares timely financial reports for management that clearly explain operational effectiveness, trends and variances.
9. Develops improvement actions and initiates and consistently carries out cost savings initiatives.
10. Establishes and maintains a pro-active human resource function to ensure employee motivation, training and development, safety, wage and benefits administration, and compliance with established labor regulations.
11. Maintains an appropriate level of community, associations and public affairs involvement.
12. Executes marketing, sales, administrative and operational activities, producing results that meet or exceed the ranch business plan.
13. Ensures good safety practices of employees and guests, assisting in the maintenance of proper emergency and security procedures.
14. Establishes and maintains applicable preventive maintenance programs to protect the physical assets of the ranch, Buildings, horses, ranch owned land and surroundings.
15. Implements and maintains an effective open-door communication system that crosses departmental lines in order to reach all employees.
16. Understands the government regulations affecting ranch operations, ensuring ranch is operating in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and requirements of any federal, state, county or municipal authority.
17. Deals with the general public, customers, employees and government officials with professionalism, tact and courtesy.
18. Plans, organizes and schedules the work of others.
19. Accepts full responsibility for managing all activities.
20. Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly oversees 2 to 50 employees and or vendor contractors at the ranch, including all department heads. Indirectly supervises all ranch personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the ranch and principal policies, training programs, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Salary Exempt: Salary & Bonus Commensurate with Experience
Includes: lodging and two daily meals

Contact: Send resume to ride@greenhornranch.com
Attn: Cynthia Carreon 1-530-283-0930

Type of work: Year-Round
More Information: https://greenhornranch.com/
Dates: Year-Round

 

Office/Guest Services

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

Our Reservations team is a vital part of C Lazy U Ranch as they are the first point of contact for new and returning guests when planning their next trip to the ranch! This position includes answering reservation inquiries over the phone and by email, making reservations, working closely with senior reservationist and director of sales and marketing, becoming knowledgeable on all aspects of ranch life and be able to effectively convey that to guests, and referring guests to appropriate departments when necessary. You will be trained in our reservations system and the ins-and-outs of the ranch. Must be proficient in a variety of computer programs and have outstanding, top-tier professional guest service skills.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round
Dates: Start ASAP
More Information:
Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

Our concierge team is the face of the ranch, and the go-to for guests on property for anything at all. This position includes answering phone calls, answering any questions, and directing calls to appropriate departments if necessary, coordinating all logistics of daily tasks such as mail, scheduling transportation, scheduling guest activities, and any other task necessary to meet guest needs. This position requires you to become knowledgeable on all aspects of ranch life and be a quick thinker and problem solver. Often, this position is the first person to know if there is any issue or concern and will facilitate finding a solution. The ideal candidate will have advanced communication and organizational skills, as well as a professional demeanor that aligns with luxury hospitality standards.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round
Dates: Start ASAP
More Information:
Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

The Store and Spa Attendant will be managing two independent assets of the ranch and must be able to divide their time and attention accordingly. This position is responsible for the retail sales of the ranch store, as well as the welcoming and preparation of spa guests for their treatments. Both the ranch store and spa are to be kept in pristine and visually appeasing order at all times. The ideal candidate will have advanced communication skills, as well as a professional demeanor that aligns with luxury hospitality standards.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round
Dates: Start ASAP
More Information:
Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

 

All-Around Seasonal Staff

Location: Wind River Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: You will be hired for a specific job (see our application), but you will also have the opportunity to experience other areas of the ranch as well. Wranglers help out with housekeeping, the maintenance crew pitches in at the barn, everyone is on the dish schedule, etc. We are strong believers in working together. Our hours are long, before breakfast till 8:30-9:30 pm every night, and the work is often hard. If it sounds challenging…it is! But as our returning staff would tell you – the work is worth it.

In addition to providing a wonderful experience for our guests, we hope that our staff grows in their relationship with Christ. We begin each morning with devotionals and have a weekly worship night. These are amazing times to study God’s Word, interact with one another, and pray together. God will change your life as you serve Christ by serving the guests of Wind River Ranch.

As a staff member, you will eat well and live in comfortable living facilities. We have a strict policy of not pursuing a relationship with a co-worker or guest while working at Wind River Ranch. This is to keep the staff focused on serving the guests and on growing in their own spiritual walk. We also do not allow tobacco, drugs, or alcohol to be consumed or used by our summer staff.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
4 Date Range Options: May 18 – August 20 | May 18 – August 27 | May 18 – September 3 | May 18 – October 15
How To Apply: Open application – Our staff is usually around 40 in size
More Information: https://www.windriverranch.com/about/employment/

 

Wranglers

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

The Wrangler staff is responsible for the education, safety, and enjoyment of our guest riding program and care of our horses and livestock. This position requires a motivated, honest, and flexible individual with great customer service skills who can work productively with or without supervision and will act immediately as circumstances arise. Wranglers saddle up to 40 horses a day; therefore, must be in good physical health with ability to lift at least 60 lbs. Horse experience with knowledge of basic vet care, shoeing, horse training and general use of tools and repair is required. Wranglers present a neat, clean appearance with western style dress of cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and collared shirts. Must bring your saddle and RIDE FOR THE BRAND.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Gathering, feeding, saddling, and preparing horses for rides • Instruct our western riding program to guests, lead trail rides • Extensive groundwork, riding and training of green horses • Caring for sick and injured horses • Maintain and clean tack, ensuring that all is safe and in good working order, repair as needed • Clean and maintain barn area, corrals, arena, trails, and ranch grounds • Move hay, seed & harvest barley fodder daily to feed to horses • Assist with weekly gymkhana games, team penning and other guest activities such as hiking, fishing or trap shooting – or any other guest need that arises with a smile on your face • Maintain equipment, fix broken equipment, and be safety conscious • Fence building or repair • Willing to perform other duties such as yard work, trash removal, painting, dishwashing, etc. when needed • Have a great sense of humor!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: ASAP – September with the opportunity to stay longer into the fall


More Information:

On our website or email us at: jobs@triplejranch.com

Triplejranch.com

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

The Wrangler staff is responsible for the education, safety, and enjoyment of our guest riding program and care of our horses and livestock. This position requires a motivated, honest, and flexible individual with great customer service skills who can work productively with or without supervision and will act immediately as circumstances arise. Wranglers saddle up to 40 horses a day; therefore, must be in good physical health with ability to lift at least 60 lbs. Horse experience with knowledge of basic vet care, shoeing, horse training and general use of tools and repair is required. Wranglers present a neat, clean appearance with western style dress of cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and collared shirts. Must bring your saddle and RIDE FOR THE BRAND.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Gathering, feeding, saddling, and preparing horses for rides • Instruct our western riding program to guests, lead trail rides • Extensive groundwork, riding and training of green horses • Caring for sick and injured horses • Packing mules and horses on pack-trips and hunts into the Bob Marshall Wilderness • Guiding hunters in the fall  • Maintain and clean tack, ensuring that all is safe and in good working order, repair as needed • Clean and maintain barn area, corrals, arena, trails, and ranch grounds • Move hay, seed & harvest barley fodder daily to feed to horses • Assist with weekly gymkhana games, team penning and other guest activities such as hiking, fishing or trap shooting – or any other guest need that arises with a smile on your face • Maintain equipment, fix broken equipment, and be safety conscious • Fence building or repair • Willing to perform other duties such as yard work, trash removal, painting, dishwashing, etc. when needed • Have a great sense of humor!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: ASAP – Early November


More Information:

On our website or email us at: jobs@triplejranch.com

Triplejranch.com

Location: White Stallion Ranch – Arizona

White Stallion Ranch is looking for a full time, year round, wrangler.
Horse experience is required, wrangling experience is not necessary.
We take out a variety of rides, slow, fast (loping), mountains, all days and half days. Plus some cattle sorting and team penning.
Wranglers are expected to be safety and service oriented.

Applicants need to be able to ride comfortably at a lope, get on from the ground and lift 100lbs.

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: ASAP
How To Apply: Email Resumes to info@whitestallion.com

Location: White Stallion Ranch – Arizona

Applicants must be outdoorsy by nature and like both horses and people. Horse experience is helpful, wrangling experience not necessary.

We take out a variety of rides, slow, fast (loping), mountains, all days and half days. Plus some cattle sorting and team penning.

Wranglers are expected to be safety and service oriented.

Applicants need to be able to ride comfortably at a lope, get on from the ground and lift 100lbs.

The activity portion of the job involves guiding Ebiking, Archery, Shooting 22s, 45s and black powder, accompanying Climbing. Plus some inside craft programs. Again guides must be safety and service oriented.

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: ASAP
How To Apply: Email Resumes to info@whitestallion.com

Location: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch – New Mexico

Come join the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch team in our beautiful area of southwest New Mexico, located at 6,500 feet elevation in the ponderosa pines. Explore the canyons, creeks, forests, and mountains of the Gila National Forest! Get off the grid, reconnect with nature and find your serenity again!
We are looking to hire a unique, energetic individual who wants it all: dramatic scenery, versatile work, independent living, and a truly memorable 2022 season in the mountains! The best way to have a good time is to show others a good time – Help us give our guests the best vacation they have ever had!
● Do you LOVE working with horses and feel you understand them?
● Do you have EXPERIENCE working with and TRAINING HORSES that are young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky and/or rank?
● Do you use NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP TECHNIQUES?
● Do you LOVE to MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
● Are you SAFETY CONSCIOUS and do you have an EYE FOR DETAILS?
● Do you LOVE to have a VARIETY of different things you do every day in your job?
● Do you get a feeling of SATISFACTION from putting in a FULL DAY’S WORK and giving it your ALL?
● If you answered YES to ALL the above questions, this may be the job for you!

Considerations: We are a small ranch (12 guests max) and we are very remote. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life as we are located 2 hours from the nearest town. There is no cell phone service at the ranch, so this is a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and the important things in life! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets or personal horses as the ranch has plenty of animals!
Compensation:
● Salary $3,000/month.
● Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can’t promise a number, but this often adds about $2,000/month to the salary!
● Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room in a co-ed house with a full kitchen, one bathroom and living area, shared with two other people. Eating our chef’s delicious meals with our guests is a huge bonus! Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families.
● Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
● Incentives available for finishing the season and returning for more than one season!
Typical Day: Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. A normal day during our guest season starts at 6 AM and goes until evening activities are over. Entertaining and spending time with the guests is also a key element of a job at the ranch: during the day as well as evening activities (campfires, line dancing, games, or movies, etc.) until 10 PM each evening. One day off per week maximum during the guest season. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western attire is required.
Job Description:
● Working with and training new horses to become guest horses. Must have experience and feel comfortable working with young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky, and/or rank horses.
● Wrangler: Leading or following rides with guests as necessary. Must be a quick learner – you will need to learn our trails, how we do everything and about our horses within 1-2 weeks of arrival! Must be flexible and willing to do things our way. Must pay close attention to guests’ safety. If you have current Wilderness First Aid training that is a huge bonus!
● Horse Care: Loading and unloading hay (must be able to lift multiple 80 lb bales!), feeding, doctoring, brushing, saddling multiple horses, picking multiple horses’ feet, scooping lots of poop!
● Ranch work: Cleaning, oiling tack and boots, fixing fence, painting, staining, other maintenance, watering flowers, anything else that needs to be done!
● Hiking: Guiding some trips to Archeological and Historical sites and scenic viewpoints as guests desire.
● Housekeeping: Helping clean the 4 ranch cabins once a week after each group of guests leaves and cleaning other ranch buildings as necessary at least once a week. Attention to detail is necessary. This task will be shared with one other staff member.
● Entertaining and spending time with the guests: during the day as well as evening campfires, line dancing, games or movies as they desire until 10 PM each evening.

Previous experience working with horses is required. A background check will be required prior to a job offer. We require staff to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to follow current New Mexico protocols.
A job at our ranch requires a fast learner, a motivated self-starter, and the ability to work independently with little supervision. Versatility and flexibility are needed for this job’s multiple roles. Fitness and strength are necessary for this very active job!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
ASAP to early December 2022. Winter work/Year-Round Work can be discussed.

How To Apply: *Please read all the above information very carefully!*

Email info@geronimoranch.com:

  • Cover letter – what applicable experience do you have and why would you be an asset to our operation?
  • Video showcasing your training skills with horses, not just riding.
  • Earliest date you can start work at the ranch? Date you can work until?
  • Resume highlighting your applicable experience.
  • References – written letters or contact information for 3 former employers.

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED

More Information: Please look at our website www.geronimoranch.com to learn more about the ranch.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate personal horses, pets, spouses, or families. Thank you for understanding.

Location: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch – New Mexico

Come join the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch team in our beautiful area of southwest New Mexico, located at 6,500 feet elevation in the ponderosa pines. Explore the canyons, creeks, forests, and mountains of the Gila National Forest! Get off the grid, reconnect with nature and find your serenity again!
We are looking to hire a unique, energetic individual who wants it all: dramatic scenery, versatile work, independent living, and a truly memorable 2022 season in the mountains! The best way to have a good time is to show others a good time – Help us give our guests the best vacation they have ever had!
● Do you LOVE WORKING with HORSES and feel you understand them?
● Do you LOVE to MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
● Are you SAFETY CONSCIOUS and do you have an EYE FOR DETAILS?
● Do you LOVE to have a VARIETY of different things you do every day in your job?
● Do you get a feeling of SATISFACTION from keeping things NEAT, CLEAN and ORGANIZED?
● Do you get a feeling of SATISFACTION from putting in a FULL DAY’S WORK and giving it your ALL?
● If you answered YES to ALL the above questions, this may be the job for you!

Considerations: We are a small ranch (12 guests max) and we are very remote. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life as we are located 2 hours from the nearest town. There is no cell phone service at the ranch, so this is a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and the important things in life! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets or personal horses as the ranch has plenty of animals!
Compensation:
● Salary $2,000/month.
● Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can’t promise a number, but this often almost doubles the salary!
● Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room in a co-ed house with a full kitchen, one bathroom and living area, shared with two other people. Eating our chef’s delicious meals with our guests is a huge bonus! Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families.
● Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
● Incentives available for finishing the season and returning for more than one season!
Typical Day: Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. A normal day during our guest season starts at 6 AM and goes until evening activities are over after dinner. Entertaining and spending time with the guests is also a key element of a job at the ranch: during the day as well as evening activities (campfires, line dancing, games, or movies, etc.) until 10 PM each evening. One day off per week maximum during the guest season. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western attire is required.
Job Description:
● Working with and training new horses to become guest horses. Must have experience and feel comfortable working with young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky, and/or rank horses.
● Wrangler: Leading or following rides with guests as necessary. Must be a quick learner – you will need to learn our trails, how we do everything and about our horses within 1-2 weeks of arrival! Must be flexible and willing to do things our way. Must pay close attention to guests’ safety. If you have current Wilderness First Aid training that is a huge bonus!
● Horse Care: Loading and unloading hay (must be able to lift multiple 80 lb bales!), feeding, doctoring, brushing, saddling multiple horses, picking multiple horses’ feet, scooping lots of poop!
● Ranch work: Cleaning, oiling tack and boots, fixing fence, painting, staining, other maintenance, watering flowers, anything else that needs to be done!
● Hiking: Guiding some trips to Archeological and Historical sites and scenic viewpoints as guests desire.
● Housekeeping: Helping clean the 4 ranch cabins once a week after each group of guests leaves and cleaning other ranch buildings as necessary at least once a week. Attention to detail is necessary. This task will be shared with one other staff member.
● Entertaining and spending time with the guests: during the day as well as evening campfires, line dancing, games or movies as they desire until 10 PM each evening.
A background check will be required prior to a job offer. We require staff to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to follow current New Mexico protocols.
A job at our ranch requires a fast learner, a motivated self-starter, and the ability to work independently with little supervision. Versatility and flexibility are needed for this job’s multiple roles. Fitness and strength are necessary for this very active job!
One Person, Many Hats! We are looking for an upbeat, conscientious, and dynamic individual!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 
ASAP to Early December 2022

How To Apply: *Please read all the above information very carefully!*

Email info@geronimoranch.com:

  • Cover letter – what applicable experience do you have and why would you be an asset to our operation?
  • Video showcasing your training skills with horses, not just riding.
  • Earliest date you can start work at the ranch? Date you can work until?
  • Resume highlighting your applicable experience.
  • References – written letters or contact information for 3 former employers.

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED

More Information: Please look at our website www.geronimoranch.com to learn more about the ranch.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate personal horses, pets, spouses, or families. Thank you for understanding.

Location: Marble Mountain Ranch – California

Wrangler/Housekeeper needed ASAP at Marble Mountain Ranch in beautiful California. Approximately 34hrs. a week wrangling/ 6 hrs. a week housekeeping.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: ASAP to Mid August 2022
How To Apply: Please send a current picture, resume, and 3 job references to guestranch@marblemountainranch.com or call 800-KLAMATH
More Information: Our home  page at www.marblemountainranch.com

Location: Hawley Mountain Ranch – Montana

Wrangler to guide horseback rides in the wilderness area north of Yellowstone Park. This staff person must be able to ride horseback up to 8 hours/day if necessary. Besides working with horses, other duties include things such as trail clearing, weed control, hauling firewood, fencing, etc. You will get to know interesting people from all over.

Job requirements: We are looking for experienced horsemen and horsewomen with good people skills. A good work ethic and positive attitude are a must for this position. You must also be a team player with other staff members and put guests’ needs first. Working with children should be something you enjoy as we have many families visit throughout the summer with children who adore the wranglers. Attire should be cowboy hats, western shirts, and boots, and present a clean cut appearance. Wranglers must be first aid and CPR certified. We can provide that training if needed.

Compensation: Pay includes wages, and in addition to your pay, room and board are provided (no charge to you). All staff shares the gratuity pool. Last year each staff member who worked the entire season grossed at least $7000 in gratuity. Works 6 days a week.

Looking for a wrangler who can replace horseshoes on an as-needed basis, but will not be the main farrier. Extra pay per shoe.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: ASAP – October 1, 2022
How To Apply: Email Joe Stewart at office@hawleymountain.com
More Information: Give us a call at 877-496-7848

Location: Music Meadows Ranch – Colorado

Duties include but are not limited to caring for and training horses, leading guest outings including teaching and coaching real horsemanship for up to 8 people, tack maintenance and repair, facilities maintenance, fencing, irrigating, and other ranch chores.

Tips are great, seasoned horseman required, must be coachable, rustic housing available. We are fairly Flexible on end dates. Plan on working 6 days a week

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: June 1 – October 1, 2022
How To Apply: Email your resume to nicole@musicmeadows.com with 3 references.
More Information: Give us a call at 719-783-2222.

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

The Wrangler/Guides of Red Horse Mountain Ranch are here to help others “Reconnect to the Important Things of a Life Well Lived.” Every guest and team member has a different adventure goal during their time at the ranch and our guides help them get there. Horseback riding, archery, sporting clays, mountain biking, kayaking, challenge courses… our guides love everything outdoors and sharing their knowledge with others. Every guide brings a different skill set to the table as we learn and grow together.

You have to enjoy taking care of people and not just horses to see the beauty of this job and you will thrive if you want to learn more about how to mix your love of the outdoors and horses with world class hospitality. Lead by kind and encouraging managers, you can expect to be held to a high standard, be on the move, work hard, grow, and be proud of the summers you’ve spent with us.

Visit our website to read more about us and what a day looks like for a Wrangler/Guide:  https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

This position offers free housing and meals.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 16 – October 1, 2022
How To Apply: https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/
More Information:

Facebook or Instagram:    @redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR

Phone: 208.689.9680 x 2

Ranch Website: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/

About Our Full-Time Team: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/the-ranch/staff/

Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – Montana

The ideal wrangler candidate will demonstrate both excellent customer service and strong horsemanship skills. Wranglers will lead rides on 17,000 private acres, in addition to the neighboring Gallatin National Forest. Trail rides aren’t your typical nose-to-tail walking dude rides; our guests stay for a week at a time, and they come to ride! We lead walk, trot, and lope rides, all with a heavy instruction component. A riding video will be required from applicants not able to join us for a live riding interview, but it is not necessary to submit the video with your initial application. Please note that personal horses may be approved but outside dogs are not allowed.

Perks: We believe that in order for our guests to have a great experience you must have one as well and truly enjoy working at the ranch! Most positions have 2 days off each week so that you can get out and explore the beautiful Paradise Valley and Yellowstone/ Grand Teton National Parks. We want you to feel at home, experience the area, and get to know our guests.

Here you have full access to all of the same amenities and activities as our guests. You can use the pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, tennis court, and 18-hole golf course. You can also explore over 17,000 acres of our beautiful ranch by foot or by horse.
Room and board are included at no charge and you will receive a portion of the service charge at the end of your employment. If you can work for 6 months or longer you will also be eligible for a 401k with matching and health insurance (approx. 90% covered).

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: April 1 – Nov 5 with some flexibility on start date
More Information: Visit the link above or email questions to hr@ambwest.com or call 406.333.4911.
How to Apply: Please visit us at www.mountainsky.com/about/employment/ to learn more about the ranch and apply. The application link is at the bottom of the page.

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

Magical & fun California Guest Ranch. Awesome pay and gratuities. Help us create memories for our guests that last a lifetime!

Description of Duties: Responsible for guest activities & rides, lessons & fun activities related to horses.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
April – October 2022 (flexible)
How To Apply: Email ride@greenhornranch.com
More Information: www.greenhornranch.com

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Maintaining the health of the herd of 70 horses, general barn chores (mucking stalls, cleaning tack, med rounds, etc.), assigning horses to guests, leading trail rides, coordinating specialty rides with the guests, excellent customer service skills, lessons for all ages, cattle drive and cattle work, driving a team, driving a mini horse and cart, mechanical bull riding and line dancing. Housing and meals included.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
APril 15, 2022 – September 24, 2022
How To Apply: Email resume to info@majesticduderanch.com – we will respond with an application to complete.
More Information: See www.majesticduderanch.com or email us with any questions
We have an ad with CoolWorks.com that runs on the first of each month for 1 week, if a potential new hire would like a copy of this ad, they can email us and we will provide it.

 

Food & Beverage

Location: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Should have line cooking experience. We feature hearty ranch cuisine with a gourmet flair. Pantry and prep experience is a definite plus. Looking for a team-oriented individual to fit in with our talented kitchen team and wait staff.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
ASAP – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

Location: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch – New Mexico

We are seeking a Chef to start immediately and work through the end of our season in early December 2022. Season 2023 from late-February through early December is also open for discussion/retainment.

Come join us in our beautiful area of southwest New Mexico, located at 6,500 feet elevation in the ponderosa pines. Explore the Canyons, Creeks, Forests and Mountains of the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest during your free time!

  • Do you LOVE to cook healthy, delicious, nourishing meals for people?
  • Do you LOVE to make people happy and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
  • Do you LOVE to cook from scratch and use the freshest ingredients possible?
  • Would you LOVE to run your own kitchen making the menus, shopping for all the ingredients and creating all your own dishes?
  • Are you FLEXIBLE and WILLING to accommodate special diets and requests?
  • Are you ORGANIZED and EFFICIENT?
  • If you answered YES to the above questions, this may be the job for you!

Description of Duties:

    • All menu planning, including bringing your own recipes to the table. Menu will fall within the guidelines of Western/Southwestern/Ranch cooking with a healthy twist, using the freshest ingredients possible.
    • Weekly grocery shopping, keeping staples stocked and food service orders.
    • Full food preparation: 3 meals a day for up to 6 nights for a maximum of 18 people when we have guests.
    • All cleanup including dishes.
    • Accommodating special dietary needs including but not limited to Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and any Allergies and Sensitivities.
    • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness & organization in accordance with NM food service permit.

    This job is breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for up to a full week of guests. If you are PASSIONATE about feeding people healthy, delicious, nourishing meals using as many fresh ingredients as possible and ENJOY spending your time in the kitchen this may be the job for you! This is a solo job (no assistants) which is great for those who enjoy working alone and running their own kitchen!

Compensation:

    • Salary $3,000/month.
    • Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can’t promise a number, but this often adds about $2,000/month to the salary!
    • Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room and bathroom behind the kitchen. Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families.
    • Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
    • Incentives available for finishing the season and returning for more than one season!

    Typical Day: Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. A normal day during our guest season starts at 6 AM and goes until dinner is cleaned up and evening activities are over. One day off per week maximum during the guest season. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western attire is preferred.

Type of work: Full time – Seasonal
Dates: 
February to Early December 2022

How To Apply: *Please read all the above information very carefully!*

Email info@geronimoranch.com:

  • COVER LETTER – what applicable experience do you have and why would you be an asset to our operation?
  • DATES AVAILABLE
  • RESUME highlighting your applicable experience.
  • REFERENCES – Written Letters or Contact Info from 3 Former Employers.

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED

More Information: Please look at our website www.geronimoranch.com to learn more about the ranch.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate personal horses, pets, spouses, or families. Thank you for understanding.

Other:

Considerations: We are a small ranch (12 guests max) and we are very remote. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life as we are located 2 hours from the nearest town. There is no cell phone service at the ranch, so this is a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and the important things in life! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets or personal horses as the ranch has plenty of animals!

Location: Hawley Mountain Ranch – Montana

Job description: Primarily responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of ranch units. Kitchen duties include cleaning up and dishes after meals and maintaining a clean kitchen area. Laundry of linens is done by housekeeping staff. Also, help is given to the cook in the kitchen when needed. Other tasks to be included could be some maintenance, unloading groceries, and helping out in other areas when extra hands are needed. Work week is 6 days.

Job requirements: Must have an excellent work ethic, be trustworthy, able to see things to be done (self-motivated), and have good people skills with guests and other staff. Must present a clean-cut appearance.

Compensation: Pay includes wages, and in addition to your pay, room and board are provided (no charge to you). All staff shares the gratuity pool. Last year each staff member who worked the entire season grossed at least $7000 in gratuity. Works 6 days a week with some time off in the afternoons to enjoy wilderness surroundings.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: ASAP – October 1, 2022
How To Apply: Email Joe Stewart at office@hawleymountain.com
More Information: Give us a call at 877-496-7848

Location: Cherokee Park Ranch – Colorado

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serving
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Entertaining Guests
  • Laundry
  • Assisting in meal prep

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/15/2022 – 08/13/2022 or 09/10/2022
More Information:www.cherokeeparkranch.com/contact/jobs 

Call 970-403-6522 or email info@cherokeeparkranch.com with any questions.

Location: Tombstone Monument Ranch and Cattle Co. – Arizona

  • Join our team and cook at a dude ranch in the heart of the old west 3 miles from the “Town too tough to die”
  • Varied shifts
  • 40 hours per week
  • Some experience is helpful but a love of cooking is required.

Type of work: Year-Round
Dates: ASAP
How to Apply: Email Michelle at info@tombstonemonumentranch.com or Laura at ltrue@whitestallion.com to apply, or call 520-457-8707.
More Information: www.tombstonemonumentranch.com 

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

As Head Cook, you will be responsible for feeding up to 24 hungry Dude Ranch guests and 12-15 staff members! This job is fast-paced, hot, and cramped! We have hired both culinary professionals and self-taught home cooks for this position, both with great success! Our kitchen is small so you must be able to work efficiently and maintain cleanliness. You will have an assistant cook to help you execute all three meals, or you can delegate any meals, as long as quality and timeliness are not sacrificed. We do not micro-manage, which is why we require employees who have the ability to self-start. This means seeing what needs to be done and accomplishing it without any outside assistance (when applicable). Please review the below duties & abilities to see if you’d be a good fit.

REPORTS TO: House Manager

DUTIES:

  • Create and Execute Weekly Menu Plan
    • Write basic weekly menu template
    • Allocate meal responsibilities (Will you cook all three meals? Will Assistant Cook take charge of breakfast?)
    • Ensure that all meals are prepared in a timely fashion and to guests liking
    • Ensure baked goods are prepared each day (Or allocate to Assistant Cook)
  • Oversee Kitchen Staff
    • Ensure that Assistant Cook and Dishwasher are following health code standards, preparing quality food in a timely manner, and cleaning kitchen daily to ranch standard
  • Draft Food order for House Manager’s approval
  • Ensure that ALL guest dietary needs/desires are met.
    • This is NOT a Michelin Star restaurant. We are flexible to what our guests need and want – even if that means serving chicken nuggets or ketchup with steak. Our “product” is a delighted guest, not a fine dining plate presentation
  • Ensure Cleanliness & Safety in Kitchen
    • Follow Health Code Standards exactly
    • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in kitchen at all times
    • Make sure that food items and leftovers are stored properly

ABILITIES:

  • Cooking Experience (5 years +) preferably for large crowds
  • Management Experience (1 year or equivalent experience)
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Self-starter
  • Hospitality mindset
  • Exceptionally high standard of cleanliness
  • Organizational capabilities
  • Flexibility – ability to change your personal plans/desires to suit all kinds of guest requests
  • Ability to take direction from General Manager (Ellen) and House Manager (and not contradicting their directions to your staff)
  • Honesty and open communication skills

Type of work: Seasonal or Year Round
Dates: Starts ASAP
More Information: https://www.sundancetrail.com/dude-ranch-jobs/

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Our kitchen staff is responsible for meal preparation, dishwashing, maintaining a clean, well-organized kitchen, and ordering supplies and equipment for serving our guests 3 hot meals daily. The kitchen assistant/dishwasher will work split duties between part-time food prep and part-time dishwashing. Kitchen responsibilities are directed by the Head Cook.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Mid-May thru late September 2022
How To Apply: https://www.ninequartercircle.com/employment/
More Information: If you enjoy nature and want to experience a summer in Montana, our ranch is a good choice for your summer employment. Please have no illusions, ranch work is hard work, but the rewards are too many to count!

You’ll make long-lasting friendships and gain experience that will do you well in the future years. Working as a team to create the best guest experience possible is both fun and rewarding. Each employee is an integral part of our team. Working on our ranch, you will become part of our ranch family for the summer.

We encourage you to socialize with our guests. For those who have jobs dealing with our guests, friendliness, fun, and a helpful attitude go a long way. We count on you to join our weekly softball game and square dance as they are a great way to meet and get to know our guests.

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

The bartender is responsible for ordering and pairing of wine to the ranch guests and staff. The Sommelier has extensive guest contact and does a lot to influence the quality of the ranch experience. The high standards of the ranch must be maintained both aiding in wine selections and interacting with the patrons. Consequently, the sommelier may also serve as a bartender, and is responsible for prudent judgment and exercising legally required action in refusing to serve minors or intoxicated patrons and for controlling inappropriate behavior. Rules established by management are to be scrupulously obeyed.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round
Dates: ASAP
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

The bar supervisor is responsible for assessing inventory and ordering beer and liquor accordingly, as well as coordinating with the sommelier for wine choices. The bar supervisor is also responsible for scheduling and managing staff. Bartenders have extensive guest contact and do much to influence the quality of the ranch experience, and the supervisor is widely responsible for facilitating that relationship, and will need to serve as a bartender throughout the week. The high standards of the ranch must be maintained both in mixing drinks and interacting with the patrons. Consequently, the bartender is responsible for prudent judgment and exercising legally required action in refusing to serve minors or intoxicated patrons and for controlling inappropriate behavior. Rules established by management are to be scrupulously obeyed.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round
Dates: ASAP
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

Cooks are responsible for all aspects of the culinary program for the guests. This position will work directly with Chef Corey Untch to develop menus, assist in ordering, and check food quality. This position will also be responsible for maintaining a clean kitchen, indoors and out. The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for making gourmet meals that are prepared to a high standard. Other attributes include openness to feedback, ability to make changes based on that feedback when necessary. This person is able to take direction for the Executive Sous Chef and Executive chef and implement change as needed.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round
Dates: Start ASAP
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

Dishwashers are responsible for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards for china, glassware, tableware, cooking utensils, cookware, etc. using machine and manual cleaning methods. Dishwashers ensure that the kitchen and dishwashing area are maintained as a clean, safe, and sanitary facility.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round OR Seasonal
Dates: Start ASAP
More Information:
Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: Diamond D Ranch – Idaho

Come spend the summer and fall in paradise! The Diamond D Ranch, located in the Frank Church Wilderness of Idaho, is looking for a team member who is passionate about cooking! Job responsibilities include but are not limited to…Preparing lunch and dinner for our guests and crew (up to 60 people in the Summer months and 15 or less in the Fall season), 6 days a week. Lunch and Dinner menus are prepped in two-week rotations by the cooks and management. Our cooks are in charge of organization and rotation of freezers, walk-in and main refrigerator. Helping to oversee and give direction to 3-4 kitchen staff members. Cooks are responsible for keeping the kitchen orderly and clean, with the help of their team who sets up and cleans up from all meals. Cooks are responsible for their own pans and cooking pots, sheets, etc,, but will have great support from the kitchen crew. Most days start at 10am. We offer a competitive Monthly salary, private room and board, and gratuities.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 28 – November 18, 2022
How To Apply: Email Diamonddguestranch@mac.com or call 208-861-9206
More Information: The Diamond D Ranch is family owned and operated since 1952. We strive to give our guests an authentic and lovely experience in our slice of heaven! We treat our guests and staff alike as family! Meals are prepared with care and love.

Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – Montana

This position will assist all aspects of kitchen operations, including the preparation of hot and cold foods for banquet-style meals, receiving food orders, maintaining the highest in food and sanitation standards. AM and PM positions are available. Previous experience working in a commercial kitchen is preferred.

Perks: We believe that in order for our guests to have a great experience you must have one as well and truly enjoy working at the ranch! Most positions have 2 days off each week so that you can get out and explore the beautiful Paradise Valley and Yellowstone/ Grand Teton National Parks. We want you to feel at home, experience the area, and get to know our guests.

Here you have full access to all of the same amenities and activities as our guests. You can use the pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, tennis court, and 18-hole golf course. You can also explore over 17,000 acres of our beautiful ranch by foot or by horse.
Room and board are included at no charge and you will receive a portion of the service charge at the end of your employment. If you can work for 6 months or longer you will also be eligible for a 401k with matching and health insurance (approx. 90% covered).

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: April 1 – November 5 with some flexibility
More Information: Visit the link above or email questions to hr@ambwest.com or call 406.333.4911.
How to Apply: Please visit us at www.mountainsky.com/about/employment/ to learn more about the ranch and apply. The application link is at the bottom of the page.

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

Great wages plus gratuity. Enjoy the beautiful California Sierras. Come learn from an amazing chef!

Description of Duties: Prep cooking, dishes, serving set up & greet guests.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
April – November 2022 (flexible)
How To Apply: Email ride@greenhornranch.com
More Information: www.greenhornranch.com

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Assist executive chef in all meal prep and meal execution, shared dish duties, shared trash duties, keeping kitchen space clean, must have extensive kitchen knowledge (grill, flat top, fryer, baking, and all serve safe), keep knives sharp, excellent customer service, personable with guests, general knowledge of dietary restrictions.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 1, 2022 – September 24, 2022
How To Apply: Email resume to info@majesticduderanch.com – we will respond with an application to complete.
More Information: See www.majesticduderanch.com or email us with any questions
We have an ad with CoolWorks.com that runs on the first of each month for 1 week, if a potential new hire would like a copy of this ad, they can email us and we will provide it.

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Inventory of alcohol, knowledge of local beers and wines, friendly, personable service, maintaining cleanliness and organization of front of house areas, serving during non-happy hour time frames i.e lunch, breakfast, and finally applicant must be team-work oriented. Housing and meals included.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 14, 2022 – September 24, 2022
How To Apply: Email resume to info@majesticduderanch.com – we will respond with an application to complete.
More Information: See www.majesticduderanch.com or email us with any questions
We have an ad with CoolWorks.com that runs on the first of each month for 1 week, if a potential new hire would like a copy of this ad, they can email us and we will provide it.

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Provide genuine hospitality through serving and assisting our guests with needs, utilizing proper cleaning and serving techniques measured by our guest hospitality reviews. A positive, upbeat personality and attitude will greet our guests and facilitate a memorable vacation.

If applying for DINING ROOM SERVER position, you must submit 1.) A short informal video/”selfie” introducing yourself and telling us a bit about your interests.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 22, 2022 – September 15, 2022 (dates are approximate – final date TBD)
How To Apply: Via our website or email resume to: info@trianglec.com

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

 

Housekeeping

Location: Bar W Guest Ranch – Montana


>> General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the oversight of keeping the ranch clean.

>> Housekeeping Manager Duties:

  • Lead, manage, and hold accountable the members of your team.
  • Demonstrate a full commitment to providing the best possible experience for guests.
  • Manage and direct all Housekeeping Staff, including scheduling and approval of payroll hours.
  • Overall cleanliness of the ranch, including all guest rooms, glamping tents, all common areas, bathrooms, offices, porches and decks, staff common areas/bathrooms.
  • Laundry of all ranch linens.
  • Order cleaning supplies and paper products as needed.
  • Keep inventory of linens, dishes (outside of the main kitchen), paper products, cleaning supplies, guest toiletries, etc.
  • Portray a good example of team work to the guests and other employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

>> Personal Requirements:

  • Good people and communication skills. We need you to communicate directions to staff, so that they can complete tasks properly and safely. We also need you to engage in conversations with the guests.
  • Maintain a presentable image around guests.
  • Have a First Aid and CPR certification prior to arrival.
  • Be a self-starter and team player who can lead by example and capable of providing clear direction to staff, and guests.

Live by the Bar W core values.

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: ASAP
More Information:Email your resume to Paul Paschal, Director of Operations, at paulpaschal@thebarw.com or call 406-863-9099 with any questions. Visit online at: https://www.thebarw.com/about-our-montana-dude-ranch/dude-ranch-jobs/#1570200454973-57a14733-9411

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

Housekeepers are the employees responsible for the housekeeping and laundry functions of the ranch. Individuals work in guest units, public areas, the linen room, and the laundry room. All work is performed to standards of quality as required by the owners and communicated by the Housekeeping Manager. A successful housekeeper is one who takes pride in his/her work, is flexible, and works with initiative and momentum. Staff shirts are provided.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Come spend the summer in the Colorado!

Type of work: Full Time – Year Round
Dates: Mid-May thru September
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Our cabin staff are responsible for expert and very detailed cabin cleaning, doing ranch laundry, keeping the laundry area clean and organized, and any additional tasks as needed for maintaining good customer service associated with guest comfort. Will assist in the kitchen and around the ranch when cleaning duties are fulfilled. Will assist in serving meals in the dining room when needed.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Mid-May thru late September, 2022
How To Apply: https://www.ninequartercircle.com/employment/
More Information: If you enjoy nature and want to experience a summer in Montana, our ranch is a good choice for your summer employment. Please have no illusions, ranch work is hard work, but the rewards are too many to count!

You’ll make long-lasting friendships and gain experience that will do you well in the future years. Working as a team to create the best guest experience possible is both fun and rewarding. Each employee is an integral part of our team. Working on our ranch, you will become part of our ranch family for the summer.
We encourage you to socialize with our guests. For those who have jobs dealing with our guests, friendliness, fun, and a helpful attitude go a long way. We count on you to join our weekly softball game and square dance as they are a great way to meet and get to know our guests.

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Responsible for daily cabin cleanings, full cleanings during cabin turn-over, keeping up with ranch laundry, maintaining general ranch cleanliness in common areas and maintaining pool area and office areas.  Housing and meals included.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 14, 2022 – September 24, 2022
How To Apply: Email resume to info@majesticduderanch.com – we will respond with an application to complete.
More Information: See www.majesticduderanch.com or email us with any questions

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: While working on the ranch performing  daily cleaning routines and techniques, creating clean, inviting and sanitary atmosphere for our guests. Attention to detail, effective time management and personal dedication to accomplishing the guests needs are a necessity. Team working skills will assist in accomplishing a successful season!

If applying for HOUSEKEEPING position, you must submit 1.) A short informal video/”selfie” introducing yourself and telling us a bit about your interests.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 22, 2022 – September 15, 2022 (dates are approximate – final date TBD)
How To Apply: Via our website or email resume to: info@trianglec.com

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

 

Activities Guide

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

This is a combined position that requires a motivated individual in good physical health who will have a lot of interaction with both guests and other staff. Must have good knowledge and experience of fly-fishing to teach and guide guests, general ranch experience. In addition to fishing, will be working with tools and equipment for general ranch repair & upkeep so need to be safety conscious and able to work productively without supervision. Will drive guests in the van; therefore, must have a clean driving record.

RESPONSIBILITIES • Teaching and guiding fly-fishing to guests • Care of round grounds from watering to mowing, trimming. • Clean and maintain barn area, corrals, arena, trails and ranch grounds • Move hay, seed & harvest barley fodder daily to feed to horses • Assist with guest activities: trap shooting, archery, hiking or any other guest need that arises with a smile on your face. • Maintain equipment, fix broken equipment, and be safety conscious • Fence building or repair • Willing to perform other duties such as driving the van, yard work, trash removal, painting, dishwashing, etc. when needed • Have a great sense of humor!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Start ASAP – at least September 26th
More Information:

On our website or email us at: jobs@triplejranch.com

Triplejranch.com

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

Fly fishing guides take guests on the nearby free stone Elk River, local lakes, and all day private water trips on the Yampa River. An individual who is 21 or older, holds a current up-to-date CPR/First Aid certification, has a clean driving record, and enjoys teaching is required. A fishing guide needs to be knowledgeable in fly fishing and casting techniques, know how to read water and understand the intricacies of finding and catching trout, while being attentive to the guest’s needs and requests, and providing a safe and compelling trip overall. Depending on trip numbers for the day, fishing guides will also take hiking and basic biking trips when needed.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 16 – October 31, 2022
How To Apply: https://www.vistaverde.com/job-opportunities/online-job-application/
More Information: First and foremost, we are the VVR Team and we provide our guests with an outstanding vacation! As a ranch, there’s a lot of work that goes into feeding more than 100 horses and cleaning 15 cabins. No matter what the job title, we as a staff make sure the overall daily ranch operation goes off without a hinge! We are a dynamic and intentional team that learn guest’s names, engage in meaningful conversation, and facilitate interactions that lead to life change – be it from a horse’s back or during service in the dining room!

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

Awesome, fun job in California’s Sierras! Great pay and gratuities. Wonderful team and great guests.

Description of Duties: Oversees non-equine guest activities. Including but not limited to – Skeet shooting, archery, e-boking, fishing, karaoke, dancing, lawn games & children’s activities.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
April – October 2022 (flexible)
How To Apply: Email ride@greenhornranch.com
More Information: www.greenhornranch.com

 

Grounds & Maintenance

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

Maintenance technicians are what keeps C Lazy U Ranch running! Duties include:

  • Performing preventative maintenance on all ranch vehicles from standard vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, heavy equipment, and farm/ranch equipment
  • Trouble shooting vehicle problems and determine if the work can be done on site or needs to be sent out for repairs
  • Maintain shop supplies and tools
  • Maintain a clean work area
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on all ranch buildings/structures
  • Possible operation of heavy equipment or assistance in grounds/maintenance projects that require specialty equipment
  • Daily rounds of checking for proper care and function of ranch property
  • Be willing and able to lend a helping hand to any department upon request/availability.

C Lazy U Ranch provides housing and three meals a day for all staff. Benefits include weekly rodeos and barn dances, staff wide contests with cash prizes, discounts for clothing/boots/accessories in the ranch store, discounts on spa treatments, access to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and more.

Granby, Colorado is a great small town with several good restaurants, coffee shops, and community events. Grand County is full of access to recreational areas like Granby Lake and Arapaho National Forest. Two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs.

Type of work: Full Time – Year-Round OR Seasonal
Dates: Start ASAP
More Information:
Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

Ranch Hands oversee general ranch maintenance and transportation. An individual who is 21 or older, personable, is a self-starter, and has prior experience with various tools, mowers, manual transmissions, driving trailers and other machines is preferred. We do require a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. The position can be physically demanding in both summer and winter weather as duties include snow removal, landscaping and groundskeeping, pool and hot tub care, vehicle care, helping guests with luggage, and other daily and seasonal tasks.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 16 – October 31, 2022
How To Apply: https://www.vistaverde.com/job-opportunities/online-job-application/
More Information: First and foremost, we are the VVR Team and we provide our guests with an outstanding vacation! As a ranch, there’s a lot of work that goes into feeding more than 100 horses and cleaning 15 cabins. No matter what the job title, we as a staff make sure the overall daily ranch operation goes off without a hinge! We are a dynamic and intentional team that learn guest’s names, engage in meaningful conversation, and facilitate interactions that lead to life change – be it from a horse’s back or during service in the dining room!

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Each year our 90+ member ranches offer a variety of dude ranch employment opportunities. They hire many seasonal employees, and some year-round employees, for such positions as wranglers, cooks, waitstaff, housekeepers, maintenance workers, children’s counselors, office workers, and more!

Most seasonal employees are hired by the Southern ranches for the months of September through May and by the Northern ranches for the months of May through October. Many Northern ranches have last-minute openings during the months of May and June.

The compensation for each position is at each ranch’s discretion and will be discussed prior to hiring. Jobs on dude ranches typically involve hard work and long hours as well as participation in evening guest activities such as line dances, hayrides, and staff talent shows. Good people skills and an ability to live and work well with others are required. The more flexible you are in the type of position you would like, the more likely you are to be successful.

Recommendation for Dude Ranch Employment Opportunities

Non-U.S. Citizens:

Employment opportunities on ranches for non-U.S. citizens can be extremely limited. Individuals must contact the ranches individually to see if they are willing to hire non-U.S. citizens. Individuals must also have a work permit for the U.S.A. Please contact the U.S. Embassy for information on work permits. The Dude Ranchers’ Association is not able to help in obtaining work permits for those looking for dude ranch employment opportunities.

Student Internships:

U.S. students often contact the Association seeking internship positions. The Dude Ranchers’ Association has no formal internship program but a number of our member ranchers have been willing to negotiate with students for internship positions as a part of their seasonal employment. Students interested in such positions may utilize the opportunities listed below and are encouraged to research DRA member ranches and reach out to them directly about internship opportunities.

Options for DRA Assistance in Seeking Dude Ranch Employment

To assist the many students and others seeking employment, the Association is offering the following services:

  1. Upon request, we will send the Dude Ranchers’ Association Directory. All 90+ member ranches are listed, along with their contact information. Interested individuals may contact each ranch themselves.
  2. The Dude Rancher’s Association also publishes a newsletter that is sent directly to all member ranches. For a US$10 fee, you may place an employment wanted ad in one issue. Many ranchers refer to the ads published in the newsletter when hiring. There are no guarantees, but it is a good, inexpensive way to contact all member ranchers at the same time.

Send us your name, address, phone number, dates of availability, type of position(s) sought, and 2-3 sentences describing your experience or qualifications along with the US$10 fee to:

The Dude Ranchers’ Association Newsletter
P.O. Box 2307
Cody, WY 82414

Payment must be received before the ad will appear.

Download the Advertising Rates Form to place an employment ad.