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Management

Location: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

Interview/hire/train/direct wranglers. Oversee the riding program. Manage breeding program, treat injury and illness, and train horses.

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: March 9, 2024

How to Apply: Please email resume to: susanj@sylvandale.com

More Information: sylvandale.com

Other Information: Sylvan Dale prides itself in ranch-raised herd of registered quarter horses. Our riding program is hands-on educational in nature. Family owned and operated since 1946 we are seeking an experienced horse professional who wants to ride for our brand.

 

Office/Guest Services

Location: Vee Bar Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Duties will include (but are not limited to) checking guests in and out of cabins, daily tasks to prepare for guest’s arrivals, coordinating tasks with housekeepers, answering emails, taking phone calls, making reservations, and cleaning the office. Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and we are looking for someone to work three days per week. Applicants must be proficient on computers and must have experience with Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel. Applicants must be detail-oriented, friendly, organized, able to multitask, and have excellent customer service skills. Applicants must have reliable transportation to/from the ranch–no housing is offered with this position. The Vee Bar is a dynamic and friendly work atmosphere. The busyness of the office and the wide array of questions that employees answer surprise many people. The office staff also acts as a concierge to guests at the ranch, as well as those trying to plan their vacations. Knowledge of the area will be helpful. Applicants should fill out an application and return the application along with a resume via email, mail, or in person. The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate applicant is found. Position could potentially be combined with dining to create a full time position. Possibilities can be discussed during interview.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – September 7, 2024

How to Apply: Applicants can email veebar@veebar.com or find the application on veebar.com

More Information: Applicants can email veebar@veebar.com or call the office at (307)745 7036 for more info!

Other Information: We look forward to a great 2024 season!!

Location: Upper Canyon Outfitters – Montana

Description of Duties: 

  • Greet clients in a friendly, efficient manner
  • Check guests in and out
  • Help with any questions about the ranch
  • Maintain and sell store inventory
  • Keep office clean
  • Data entry
  • Answering phones and emails
  • Help with dinner service 2-3 nights a week
  • Help with housekeeping on Fridays
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Run Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
  • Collect and organize photos from guides
  • Help with housekeeping on Fridays

SCHEDULE

  • Monday – Thursday (Times TDB
  • Friday (8 am – 10 am Office, 10 am – 5 pm Housekeeping)

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD CANDIDATE

  • Effective communication skills.  We will want this person to be able to communicate clearly and in a friendly manner with our guests and staff team.  Communication will be verbal and written.
  • Initiative.  This person will have to be a self-starter that is responsible to keep themselves busy.
  • Multitasker.  This job can have 100 things happening at once!  This person will have to be able to be flexible and open to interruptions.
  • Growth mindset.  This person will have to be able to learn a number of new systems and facts about uco.
  • Be a team player.  This person will be a contact point for both staff and guests and they will have to support fellow staff members with pertinent information.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 14, 2024 – December 1, 2024

How to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIOVMjdtddIsrsulDJemfn3_fqomrGPzn8iVL3OTn-kQBh7A/viewform?usp=sf_link

More Information: https://ucomontana.com/careers/

Other Information: If you have questions please email Cassie at ucomontana@gmail.com

 

All-Around Seasonal Staff

Location: Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Have you ever wanted to live on a ranch, ride horses, be around pristine wilderness, and experience the life of cowboys and cowgirls? Then Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch has the position for you!

We are looking for a family-friendly individual who wants to experience ranch life with the primary duty of babysitting a sweet and vibrant 18-month-old girl. We seek someone who can provide her care in a safe and supportive manner. Daily tasks include playing with her, changing her diapers, feeding lunch, taking her for walks/stroller rides, giving her baths, cleaning up after her, and all-around daily care for a toddler while mom is helping on the horse rides. Engagements with her should promote age-appropriate learning, creativity, and social development. Occasional tasks may include giving her an afternoon nap, a morning wake-up routine, and tidying up the house.

Experience in childcare of some sort is preferred and a patient/kind demeanor is required. CPR and first aid certification are also preferred. She is a fairly advanced and very well-behaved toddler who loves to walk around, practice her words, and see the daily happenings at the ranch. She enjoys playing with her toys inside the house and playing in the dirt and hay outside as well. Most people describe her as smart and active. The position would often involve being in the manager’s house with the child but also around the entire ranch and in their own accommodation too if desired. The parents are always on site and are just a step away if the need arises. We are a family-owned and operated ranch so most of the staff live on the property. Therefore, inclusion into the family and other coworkers is a necessary process towards being content and successful.

The season is cyclical so some days are slow and others are busy. Therefore other ranch tasks can be provided for additional hours during slower times or as desired; such as meal prep, dishwashing, housekeeping, laundry, etc.

Perks include the use of the ranch facilities, horse rides available subject to scheduling, internet access, good cell reception, and a family-oriented atmosphere.

Pay is hourly with Sundays off.

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: ASAP

How to Apply: Please send resume and bio to jobs@stgr.com

More Information: https://www.stagecoachtrailsranch.com/

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

Description of Duties: 

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in Northern Idaho. Our mission is to help people reconnect to the important things of a life well-lived.

The Hospitality Crew helps everyone cherish their time here because we create the tidy, peaceful and beautiful backdrops for all the memories made in the lodge, dining, and cabin areas. By being kind, helpful, and attentive to our guests and other staff members and by creating these clean and inviting areas on the ranch, we help everyone reset from their lives, bond with others, feel like they are home, and focus on creating memories.

Folks who enjoy cleaning and helping people will do great at this job and you will thrive if you want to learn more about 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, have a lot of fun, and be proud of the summers you’ve spent with us.

You can visit our website to read more about us, perks of working here, and a day in the life of someone on the Hospitality Crew at Red Horse Mountain Ranch:

https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – October 5, 2024
Or Just Come Work the Fall!: August – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

More Information: Facebook or Instagram:    @redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR

Ranch Website: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/

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

Location: Flat Creek Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

We are looking for a fun team player to round out our fantastic crew. Our small guest ranch is located outside of Jackson and has just 5 cabins and a staff of 12. Daily duties include cleaning cabins, laundry, landscaping, dishes, serving, trail clearing, feeding horses, washing cars, guiding hikes, and most other things that make the ranch run well. Staff work 5 day/4 nights a week, with 3 night/2 days off in Jackson. We provide housing both at the ranch and in the town of Jackson. Monthly wages plus guest gratuity. Must be able to work full season.

Type of work: Seasonal (currently 4 positions open)
Dates: May 15, 2024 – October 10, 2024

How to Apply: Email shelby@flatcreekranch.com

More Information: https://www.flatcreekranch.com/jobs/

 

Wranglers

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

Wranglers are the face of Sundance Trail! If you have extensive horse experience/riding ability, as well as hospitality experience and a passion for working with people, you may be a perfect fit!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: https://www.sundancetrail.com/wrangler-position/

More Information: https://www.sundancetrail.com/wrangler-position/

Other Information:

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

The Children’s Wrangler is one of the most important positions on the ranch. As the Children’s Wrangler, you will be directly responsible for the delicate balancing act between fun and safety for all the young people who visit us.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: https://www.sundancetrail.com/childrens-wrangler/

More Information: https://www.sundancetrail.com/childrens-wrangler/

Other Information:

Location: Vee Bar Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Wranglers’ duties include, but are not limited to, taking guests on rides, caring for the horse herd, assisting during the wagon ride and camp outs, preparing the barn, tack, and horses for the start of the season, maintaining tack, assessing riders and dividing riders according to abilities, assessing horses and determining the type of rider they are best suited for. Wranglers need to have substantial horse experience and will need to demonstrate their abilities prior to being hired. Video application is a requirement. Wranglers need to be prepared for long hours and physical work. Wranglers need to be responsible, mature, personable, and professional.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 through September 7, 2024

How to Apply: Applicants can email veebar@veebar.com, or find the application on veebar.com

More Information: Applicants can e-mail veebar@veebar.com, or call the office at (307) 745 7036

Other Information: We look forward to a great 2024 season!!

Location: R Lazy S Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: • Provide group and individual guest instruction in horsemanship and riding out on the trail • Participate in daily Barn activities including taking care of our herd, feeding and minor doctoring of horses, grooming and saddling/unsaddling for rides, cleaning coral + riding arena, loading hay, etc • Lead half-day and full-day rides to various locations around the valley, interacting with guests and providing them with conversation during their rides. • Driving 8-horse trailers, and transporting guests to offsite ride locations, safely and courteously • Rotating Wrangling shifts to fetch horses in from pasture before breakfast and leading them out after work • Participate in upkeep of trails and pasture areas (clearing fallen trees, fence repair, irrigation) • Kid’s Wranglers oversee Kid’s Program on Thursday when the Kid’s Counselor is off including overseeing meals and leading non-riding activities • In addition to leading rides off the ranch, the Kid’s wranglers lead horse games and activities including: Tag, Gymkhana, horse painting and parade • May be asked to drive the tractor for Wagon Ride on Thursdays

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 6, 2024 through October 4, 2024

How to Apply: info@rlazys.com

More Information: https://rlazys.com/

Other Information: With a strong guest and employee seasonal return rate, R Lazy S is home away from home. Employees work a 5-day schedule, live in single or double (shared) cabins, have a dedicated crew area for relaxing, eat the same gourmet food guests enjoy, and are welcome to spend their days off horseback riding with us, or hiking, camping, and adventuring on the river at their leisure!

Location: Covered Wagon Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Starting and training young horses, have extensive experience.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: June 1, 2024 – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: Call Kurt 406-581-8303

More Information: www.coveredwagonranch.com

Other Information: Must be 21 years old.

Location: Covered Wagon Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Knowledge in horse safety and care; providing helpful instruction to guests in horsemanship; riding and training young horses; preparing horses for rides; leading guests on rides; maintaining tack; providing care, doctoring, and feeding stock; cleaning and maintaining barn area, clearing trails and being the consummate host to our guests.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: June 1, 2024 – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: https://coveredwagonranch.com/the-ranch/employment/

More Information: www.coveredwagonranch.com

Other Information: Must be 21 and able to stay entire season.

Location: UXU Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

About the Historic UXU Ranch: UXU Ranch, nestled in the picturesque “Valley of the U,” located 17 miles from the East Gates of Yellowstone National Park, is renowned for its scenic landscapes and commitment to providing guests with an authentic Western experience. Our ranch offers many activities, including trail rides, horsemanship lessons, and outdoor adventures, ensuring guests create lasting memories in the wilderness.

Role Overview: As a Wrangler at the UXU Ranch, you will be an integral part of delivering exceptional guest experiences while ensuring the well-being and care of our horses. You will lead trail rides, provide horsemanship guidance, and contribute to the overall operation of our equestrian program. The ideal candidate is passionate about horsemanship, dedicated to guest satisfaction, and thrives in a dynamic, outdoor-oriented environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Trail Riding: Lead and guide guests on scenic trail rides, catering to varying skill levels while prioritizing safety and enjoyment.
  • Horsemanship Instruction: Conduct horsemanship lessons and demonstrations, sharing knowledge and fostering guests’ confidence in handling and riding horses.
  • Horse Care: Assist in the care and maintenance of our horses, including feeding, grooming, saddling, and overall health monitoring.
  • Customer Service: Deliver top-tier customer service, engaging with guests, providing information about the area, and ensuring a memorable ranch experience.
  • Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with ranch staff, supporting various operational needs, maintaining equipment, and contributing to a positive team environment.

Requirements: Previous experience with horses and trail riding; a solid foundation in horsemanship is required. Effective communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with guests of diverse backgrounds and ages. Dedication to safety protocols and a proactive approach to mitigating risks in outdoor settings. Flexibility to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, based on the ranch’s operational needs. Physical fitness and the ability to perform tasks that involve lifting, carrying, and working outdoors in various weather conditions.

Qualifications: Minimum age of 21 years old; previous wrangling or similar experience is highly preferred. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. First Aid/CPR certification is a plus. A genuine passion for the outdoors, and horses, and sharing that enthusiasm with others.

Benefits: Competitive compensation commensurate with experience plus tips. On-site accommodation and meals are provided. Opportunities for professional development and growth within the ranch.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – September 15, 2024

How to Apply: To apply for the Wrangler position at UXU Ranch, please submit your resume highlighting relevant experience, a cover letter explaining your interest in the role, and at least two professional references to uxucdn@gmail.com.  Can call 307-578-6789 Please no smoking or pets.

More Information: https://uxuranch.com/

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

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
  • Caring for sick and injured horses
  • Willingness to learn about vet skills and horse training
  • 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: May 15, 2024 – October 8, 2024

How to Apply: On our website, or email us at jobs@triplejranch.com

More Information: https://www.triplejranch.com/

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

Title of Position:

Kids Program Wrangler/Guide

Description of Duties:

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in Northern Idaho. Our mission is to help people reconnect to the important things of a life well-lived.

Every family and child has a different adventure goal to reach and our Kids Program Wranglers figure out what that is and help them get there. Horseback riding, archery, .22 rifle shooting, campfire games, zip lines, crafts, kayaking, swimming, rock wall climbing… our guides love everything outdoors and sharing their knowledge with children. Every guide brings a different skill set to the table as we learn and grow together.

You have to enjoy working with children and not just horses to like this job and you will thrive if you want to learn more about how to mix your love of the outdoors 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, have a lot of fun, and be proud of the summers you’ve spent with us.

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

Type of Work: Seasonal

Dates of position:

May 13 – October 5, 2024

How can people apply?:

https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

Where to find more information?:

Facebook or Instagram:    @redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR

Ranch Website: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/

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

Location: Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Wrangler to guide horseback rides in 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 $7,000 in gratuity. Works 6 days a week.

If a wrangler has farrier skills, application will be moved to top of the list.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: Contact Joe Stewart at Hawley Mountain Ranch toll-free at 877-496-7848 or email office@hawleymountain.com stating which position interests you.

More Information: An application can be sent to you to be filled out in detail with your qualifications and work related references. A photograph is helpful, since personal interviews are usually impossible. The more information you can give us about your background and work experience, the better.

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

Description of Duties: 

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in Northern Idaho. Our mission is to help people 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 the Wranglers/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 interacting with people and not just horses to do well at this job and you will thrive if you want to learn more about how to mix your love of the outdoors 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, have a lot of fun, and be proud of the summers you’ve spent with us.

You can visit our website to read more about us, perks of working here, and a day in the life of a Wrangler/Guide at Red Horse Mountain Ranch:

https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – October 5, 2024
Or Just Come Work the Fall!: August – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

More Information: Facebook or Instagram:    @redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR

Ranch Website: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/

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

 

Food & Beverage

Location: Shoshone Lodge & Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch is located in a stunning mountain setting just three miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. We offer all-inclusive five night stays (Monday afternoon through Saturday morning) — our guests enjoy cozy log cabins, hearty familystyle meals, and activities that include horseback riding, van tours into Yellowstone, a float trip, the Cody Nite Rodeo, square dancing here at the Lodge, and more! We run a small crew of about 20 employees which requires our staff to work well together to ensure that our guests have a great experience.
We are currently seeking to fill a DUDE RANCH COOK position. Our team of 2-3 cooks share the load of providing family-style meals for our guests throughout the week; we try to keep each cook to about an 8 hour work day. Responsibilities include prep for meal service as well as cooking family-style meals for both our staff and guests; specific schedules vary from day to day. Cooks also have the opportunity to enjoy serving guests in an outdoor setting during our once-a-week breakfast and dinner rides.

We run a schedule of 5 days on, 2 days off. Payscale negotiable depending on experience. Room and board included at no charge. End-of-year bonuses are provided to hard-working employees who complete the summer season (mid-May through mid-September).

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – September 15, 2024

How to Apply: If interested, please email your resume, three references, and the dates you’re available to work (our season runs from mid-May through mid-September) to Mike and Betsy Christiansen at shoshonelodge@gmail.com. Feel free to reach out with any questions — 307-587-4044. Thanks!

Location: A Bar A Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

The Sous Chef is responsible for managing and leading the seasonal culinary team, under the direction of the Executive Chef.  The culinary program at A Bar A supports an authentic Western experience through creative, simple, delicious food that is sourced locally and regionally, when possible. The dining experience includes cookouts where meals are prepared outdoors over a fire. The Sous Chef supports the Chef in all areas of kitchen operations. Single-person housing is provided.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: MAy 8, 2024 – September 23, 2024

How to Apply:

Apply online at https://www.abararanch.com/staff/

Where to find more information: www.abararanch.com or call 307-327-5454

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

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.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: https://www.sundancetrail.com/dude-ranch-jobs/

Where to find more information: https://www.sundancetrail.com/dude-ranch-jobs/

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

The Assistant cook is a little different each summer! The assistant cook and head cook will work together to figure out a schedule that works for them. Some summers this means that the Assistant cook will cook breakfast solo, bake off cookies, bread, and desserts, and then help prep lunch. Some summers it means working in tandem with the head cook to put out each meal together. We do not micromanage – which is why we require individuals who are self-starters! You must be able to see what needs to be done and accomplish it without any outside assistance (when applicable). Please read the below duties & abilities to see if you’d be a good fit!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: https://www.sundancetrail.com/assistant-cook/

Where to find more information: https://www.sundancetrail.com/assistant-cook/

Location: Vee Bar Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

You work with the head cook, assist in preparing meals, unload and put away food orders, and assist the baker with certain tasks. On some occasions you will prepare and assemble meals without another cook present. You are expected to dress in a neat fashion and keep hair and nails trimmed. Hair must be restrained where applicable—hats are recommended. We will provide clean aprons, which you can use while on duty in the kitchen. Your responsibilities include packing and transporting food (for meals that are not at the main lodge). You might be asked to help set up at the meal site, cook and cleanup at the site as well. A clean kitchen is extremely important! Daily cleanup is not to be taken lightly, and you should make sure the kitchen is clean at the end of your shift. Your schedule will vary, as will your days off. You can expect about a 9-hour work day. This position could possibly be combined with other work on the ranch, if applicant has other skills. Possibilities can be discussed during interview.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – September 7, 2024

How to Apply: Applicants can email veebar@veebar.com or find the application on veebar.com

Where to find more informationApplicants can email veebar@veebar.com or call the office at (307)745 7036 for more info!

Availability Notes:

Other: We look forward to a great 2024 season!!

Location: Seven D Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Spend your summers in the spectacular Sunlight Basin at 7D Ranch, cooking western cuisine for guests and staff! The ranch is just 7 miles “as the crow flies” from Yellowstone National Park.

The town of Cody, Wyoming is just 1 hour away and has lots of Western culture to partake in throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves the outdoors and enjoys working in a beautiful environment. Horseback riding, hiking, and fishing are popular activities with all of our staff. The Baker takes direction from our Head Cook and helps prepare three meals a day (50-55 people for each meal).  We specialize in homemade breads and desserts. The 7D Ranch has a reputation for top-quality home-style cooking and in-house baking of breads and desserts. Meals include family-style service in the dining hall, outdoor barbecue cook-outs, and camp-style cooking for brunch rides.  Our guest season is June 9rd – September 15, 2024.  Staff begins arriving mid-May.  Benefits include a competitive monthly salary, room (private cabin), board, end of season bonus, one day off per week and access to ranch activities. The job starts around May 14, 2024.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Mid May through Mid September

How to Apply: email ranch7d@wyoming.com

Where to find more information?

Availability Notes:

Other: 307-587-9885

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Responsible for all bar/saloon operations from opening to close.  Must have prior bartender experience in creative mixology, as well as expertly mixing cocktails and other alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages according to standard recipes.  Knowledge of wine and spirit varieties is important to ensure guests have options that meet their tastes.  In charge of inventory management, bar budget and continual sanitation of bar areas and equipment/tools.  Assisting in the dining room during meal service for drink orders or clearing of tables as a member of the service team.  Will be asked during non bar hours to assist at times with projects or activities such as fly fishing, hiking, etc. depending on skills.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Mid-June through Mid-September

How to Apply: Fill out application at www.trianglec.com/employment  OR call (307) 455-2225

Where to find more information? www.trianglec.com  OR email:  info@trianglec.com  OR call (307) 455-2225

Availability Notes: Exceptions in commitment from mid-June through mid-September must be approved prior to start date.

Other: Background checks can/may be conducted.  Housing, meals, salary and gratuity is included.  End of season bonus available if you stay until the end of season based on performance.

Location: Upper Canyon Outfitters – Montana

Description of Duties: 

This person will be the Kitchen Leads main helper.  Food prep, kitchen assistance, and dinner service will be the main tasks for this position.

KITCHEN ASSISTANT DUTIES

  • Help Kitchen Lead with food prep
  • Lunch clean up
  • Dinner Service
  • Food storage
  • Other duties as assigned

SCHEDULE

  • Sunday – Thursday
  • 11-Cl

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD CANDIDATE

  • Willingness to help and execute jobs to completion
  • Flexibility
  • Good Communication Skills – part of this job will be serving dinner and this person will need to be able to engage guests in a friendly manner while remaining professional and efficient

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 14, 2024 – December 1, 2024

How to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIOVMjdtddIsrsulDJemfn3_fqomrGPzn8iVL3OTn-kQBh7A/viewform?usp=sf_link

More Information: https://ucomontana.com/careers/

Other Information: If you have questions please email Cassie at ucomontana@gmail.com

Location: Upper Canyon Outfitters – Montana

Description of Duties: 

The kitchen team is extremely important to UCO.  We cannot control the weather or water conditions, but we can always be sure to provide wonderful service and delicious meals.  The person that takes this position will be in charge of the kitchen.  They will be tasked with creating a menu, meal planning, acquiring food, preparation of assigned meals, organizing of kitchen team, and cleanliness of kitchen and storage areas. While kitchen skills will be very important in this position, we will hold leadership and people skills to as high of a priority.

KITCHEN LEAD DUTIES
  • Create the dinner menu
    • This person will be in charge of the preparation and service of dinner
    • A more comprehensive breakdown of this can be provided upon request
  • Oversee the breakfast and lunch menu
    • This person will manage the breakfast and lunch cook
  • Order all supplies, food items
    • Research best option for food/product purchases
    • A thorough, weekly inventory of all food items/paper products at the ranch
    • Order all food items/paper products
    • Be sure to be able to find a way to order/purchase fresh fruit and veggies for each week
      • We will no longer be serving canned veggies or fruit
  • Help create a positive work environment
    • This position will be in a lead position and will be expected to have clear, positive communication with the other UCO staff
  • Alternate meal options to accommodate any dietary needs should be done the week before guest arrival
  • Track food costs
  • Oversee cleanliness of kitchen and service area
  • Oversee kitchen team in preparation and service of meals

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 14, 2024 – December 1, 2024

How to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIOVMjdtddIsrsulDJemfn3_fqomrGPzn8iVL3OTn-kQBh7A/viewform?usp=sf_link

More Information: https://ucomontana.com/careers/

Other Information: If you have questions please email Cassie at ucomontana@gmail.com

Location: Covered Wagon Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Cooking Breakfast and lunch, food ordering, working with Executive Chef and Prep Cook on meal planning, and covering Executive Chef’s Dinner Shift off.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: June 1, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: https://coveredwagonranch.com/the-ranch/employment/

More Information: www.coveredwagonranch.com

Other Information: Must be able to stay the entire season

Location: Covered Wagon Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Prepping, baking cookies, making sauces, sandwiches, salad sides and any prepping the Breakfast/Lunch Cook, and Executive Chef need help with. Cooking breakfast one day a week. Must have some cooking experience

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: June 1, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: https://coveredwagonranch.com/the-ranch/employment/

More Information: www.coveredwagonranch.com

Other Information: Must be able to stay the entire season

Location: Hunewill Ranch – California

Description of Duties: 

Breakfast/prep cook. Prepare breakfast for up to 90 people. Buffet style and plate up, but not to order. Knowledge of quantities & portioning as well as cooking for special diets such as vegan & gluten free is important. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and have a neat clean appearance. Must be able to follow the menu as posted (creativity encouraged once the basic menu is executed well) Must work well in a team environment with co workers from 18 years to 60 + and be willing to do your own pots when needed. Cook dinner on the lunch/dinner cook’s day off. There is an outdoor breakfast served once a week. Hours are approximately 5:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: Email resume to bhunewill@gmail.com

More Information: www.hunewillranch.com – job application available under “contact us” Video of the ranch under “Ranch Info”

Other Information: Hunewill Ranch is located in the lovely Eastern Sierras near Bridgeport, CA. Housing is provided. Enjoy a fun yet challenging job in a beautiful setting.

Location: Hunewill Ranch – California

Description of Duties: 

Provide friendly, responsive service to create an exceptional dining experience for all of our guests. Each server’s primary objective is to show our guests such an excellent time that they will want to return again and again.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: Email resume to bhunewill@gmail.com

More Information: Job application available at www.hunewillranch.com under contact us. Under Ranch Info there are 3 videos – the third video is just 3 minutes long.

Other Information: Hunewill Ranch is located in the lovely Eastern Sierras near Bridgeport, CA. Housing is provided. Enjoy a fun yet challenging job in a beautiful setting.

Location: Hunewill Ranch – California

Description of Duties: 

Accurately and efficiently cook meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other side dish products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates. Prep all fresh vegetables and portion large cuts of meats needed for both meals (staff and guests) and accommodate guests special dietary needs. Prep staff will be available.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: Email resume to bhunewill@gmail.com

More Information: www.hunewillranch.com

Job application under “contact us” on website.

Other Information: Hunewill Ranch is located in the lovely Eastern Sierras near Bridgeport, CA. Meals & Housing are provided. Enjoy a fun yet challenging job in a beautiful setting.

Location: Covered Wagon Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Washing dishes

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: June 1, 2024 – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: https://coveredwagonranch.com/the-ranch/employment/

More Information: www.coveredwagonranch.com

Other Information: Must be able to stay the entire season.

Location: Covered Wagon Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Providing cheerful and excellent service to the guests; setting up for each meal, serving food, clearing tables as necessary, maintaining organization and cleanliness in the lodge areas, washing dishes, helping with kitchen duties as needed, putting away deliveries, and maintaining a safe working environment.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: June 1, 2024 – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: https://coveredwagonranch.com/the-ranch/employment/

More Information: www.coveredwagonranch.com

Other Information: Must be able to stay the entire season.

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Our Ranch Culinary team supervises and executes all activities associated with kitchen operations. This includes meal preparation, inventories, supervising a staff of 2-4, and keeping the kitchen clean, safe, and sanitary. Two Ranch Cooks will alternate a daily schedule for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares hearty western breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 30-40 hungry guests and staff.
  • Must be able to follow ranch recipes and menu plans.
  • Must be able to grill, roast, sauté, bake, and all aspects of food preparation.
  • Meals must have a pleasing presentation with many “ooo’s and ahhs”.
  • Must be able to accommodate vegetarian or specialty diets when requested.
  • Serves meals family, plated or buffet style in the dining room or at the cookout site.
  • Supervises servers.
  • Manages food and supply inventories.
  • Takes care of proper storage of leftover items, heads cleanup after meals.
  • Plans weekly menus and ordering with Head Cook and Management.
  • Maintains a clean, safe kitchen atmosphere (keeps stoves, ovens, grill, walk-in cooler/freezer clean, floor mopped etc. Conscientious of kitchen safety always)
  • May be required to perform other tasks as needed or help other staff to get the job done to provide guests with a safe and delightful ranch experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Professional or dude ranch cooking experience with schooling preferred but will consider candidates who are talented cooks with real work experience.
  • Strong, conscientious work ethic, positive attitude,and excellent communication skills to graciously supervise co-workers or interact with guests.
  • Individual who is flexible, organized, able to plan and manage a busy kitchen & dining room.
  • Must collaborate and work very well with co-workers in a high paced environment. We promote an open, lighthearted, fun atmosphere and don’t like drama; therefore, we will not tolerate a temperamental chef.
  • Must interact with guests in a friendly and social manner.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs., stand for long hours.
  • Must be willing to cook ranch favorite signature recipes without changing the recipe!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – October 8, 2024

How to Apply: On our website, or email us at jobs@triplejranch.com

More Information: https://www.triplejranch.com/

Location: Rancho de la Osa – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

The True Ranch Collection is looking for a year-round Chef for multiple historic guest ranches. Our ranches host a maximum of about 30-60 guests at a time, depending on the ranch. This position has the potential to work at multiple locations within our collection throughout the year depending on seasonality and need. We are hiring for this year-round position with an immediate start date at Rancho de la Osa, an hour and a half southwest of Tucson, Arizona. This position has the potential to move to one of our northern ranches for the summer season. Must have reliable transportation. Room and board are included in compensation.

Duties include:
-Manage kitchen staff
-Food and supply ordering
-Prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner
-Create weekly menus
-Accommodate special dietary needs of our guests

Rancho de la Osa is Arizona’s most historic ranch and is located along the U.S.-Mexico border in the high desert grasslands of Southern Arizona. Just an hour and a half outside of Tucson. About True Ranch Services: www.trueranchcollection.com The historic ranches in the True Ranch Collection are unique and authentic guest ranches in some of the West’s best country.

Type of work: Year Round
Start Date: ASAP

How to Apply:To apply, please send an email with your resume to info@trueranchcollection.com.

More Information: www.trueranchcollection.com

Location: Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Are you interested in trying something different from your usual type of employment?Maybe a seasonal job at a Montana dude ranch is just the ticket. Check out the details below:

Prepares two meals daily for 25-40 guests and staff 6 days a week with the Chef’s assistance with lunch prep. May also help with baking breads and desserts. Prepares all three meals on the Chef’s day off. Typical Shift will be 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Flexibility is important.

Job requirements: Sous Chef position works under direction from Chef. Cooking experience is needed to provide tasty and hearty ranch cuisine that is pleasing to the eye and can accommodate restrictive diets. Must be hard working, have a clean appearance, and a willingness to work with others. In preparation for guests arrival on Sunday, does some cleaning in the kitchen assisting the Chef. Must be willing to help with dishes and where needed beyond main job description. Good time management is key, as is having a good attitude, creativity, organization, and a love of cooking. Appreciation of the great outdoors would also be an asset, as you are in the middle of Montana’s scenic wilderness.

Compensation: Pay includes wages of $2200 per month (amount depends on experience). Meals and lodging are provided, in addition to your pay (no charge to you). Cooks are included in the gratuity pool. Last year each staff member who worked the entire season grossed over $7,000 in gratuity.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: Contact Joe Stewart at Hawley Mountain Ranch toll-free at 877-496-7848 or email office@hawleymountain.com stating which position interests you.

More Information: An application can be sent to you to be filled out in detail with your qualifications and work related references. A photograph is helpful, since personal interviews are usually impossible. The more information you can give us about your background and work experience, the better.

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

Description of Duties: 

Maybe we should call this the “Sous Chef in Training” position? We are all about training the right and eager people here and experience isn’t everything. Our Chefs are patient teachers who want others to grow their culinary skills. We have seen so many team members become really confident cooks here!

Every guest and team member here rave about the food at Red Horse Mountain Ranch and the Chef Assistants are our secret to that success. They take on roles to free up the chefs to do their jobs. They are part of a small team that works closely together to bring a meal together. We also would like to mention we like our fun kitchen environment while making really good food!

You have to enjoy cooking, cleaning, and moving quickly to do well in this role. You will thrive if you bring a great attitude, ready to learn some valuable skills you will take with you the rest of your life. Led by kind and encouraging managers, you can expect to be held to a high standard as you grow, be on the move, work hard, have a lot of fun, and be proud of the summers you’ve spent with us.

Visit our website to read more about us and a day of the Chef Assistant:  https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

More Information: Facebook or Instagram:    @redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR

Ranch Website: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/

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

Location: Rankin Ranch – California

Description of Duties:

Responsibilities
• Preparing meals for up to 60 people including main, side and dessert dishes
• Preparing ingredients for future meals
• Maintaining a clean workspace
• Serving guests
• Following all health and safety guidelines

Qualifications
• Cooking, baking, and BBQ experience with a desire to be a cook
• Familiarity with kitchen equipment and utensils
• Desire to work in a fast-paced kitchen environment
• Strong attention to detail
• Willingness to work on a team
• Ability to listen and communicate effectively
• Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time and lift heavy items
• Current Serve Safe Food Handlers Certification

Type of work: Year-Round
Dates: January 15, 2024 – December 15, 2024

How to Apply: www.rankinranch.com/ranch-jobs/

More Information: 

Rankin Ranch is located in central California at the southern end of the Sierra Nevadas. We have been a guest ranch for over 50 years. Our staff of 20 to 30 employees is essential to helping create magical memories for our guest. Our kitchen team prepares meals for guests and ranch staff feeding up to 60 people three meals each day. This team is comprised of a cook, prep cook, waiter/server, and dishwasher. All of our kitchen team enjoys interaction with our guest when serving meals. Customer service is a top priority for our team.

We pride ourselves on teamwork and upon your arrival will embrace you with extensive training and support. Kitchen experience, hospitality minded, and good communicator are key characteristics for this position. Having a strong interest in continuing the tradition of preparing excellent meals for our guests and ranch family is a must. Our guest return rate is 60%+ and they love coming back to their favorite ranch dishes each year along with a few new recipes to keep things exciting. We pride ourselves on hiring individuals who love their job and work environment. We hope you will join our team!

Other Considerations
• This position would be full-time (40+ hours) from March to October with expectations of full attendance by our employees. In our shoulder seasons, November to February there will be opportunities for extended time off for traveling, holidays, etc. We are a seasonal business that is open from early March to late October annually with special groups from November to February.

• Limited housing available for out-of-area staff. Space available for RV, motor home, or other living quarters with hookups.

• We are willing to consider husband/wife teams. We have available positions in housekeeping, groundskeeping, wrangling, and on our kitchen team.

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Chef/Sous Chef leads a western culinary experience for our guests. Creativity in providing healthy menus (multiple options per meal), preparing hors’ d oeuvre and fresh baked goods (breads, pastries, deserts) while using strong team development skills through the kitchen and dining room. Responsible for all meal planning and budget, overall cleanliness and smooth kitchen operations leading the kitchen staff.  Flexibility, works well under pressure, punctuality and attentiveness to detail allowing the ranch in offering a once in a lifetime ranch dining experience.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: End of May 2024 – Mid September 2024

How to Apply: Fill out application at www.trianglec.com/employment  OR call (307) 455-2225

More Information: www.trianglec.com  OR email:  info@trianglec.com  OR call (307) 455-2225

Availability Notes: Exceptions in commitment from end of May through mid-September must be approved prior to start date.

Other: Background checks can/may be conducted.  Housing, meals, salary and gratuity is included.  End of season bonus available if you stay until the end of season based on performance.

 

Housekeeping

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Housekeeping responsibilities include:

  • The cleaning of guest cabins and common areas of the ranch – changing towels, making & changing beds, cleaning bathrooms, taking out trash, vacuuming, washing windows, dusting, and various other cleaning related activities.  Friday is our change-over day, and other staff helps to clean the ranch and team together to clean the cabins.  The housekeeper supervises the cleaning of the cabins, and lodge.   During the week, the housekeeper performs daily tidying of the cabins.

Wait staff duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serving food to guests and staff in our dining room or at outdoor meals and functions, clearing after meals, cleaning of dining room, and packing for cookouts.
  • Some minor food preparation may also be involved.
  • If not needed in the kitchen, you may be helping with the gift shop, working in the yard, doing grounds maintenance, or any other duties assigned.

We expect our facilities to be kept spotlessly clean, and meals to be excellently presented. We count on staff to be detail oriented and to provide superior service and hospitality to our ranch guests.  

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – October 5, 2024

How to Apply: On our website, or email us at jobs@triplejranch.com

More Information: https://www.triplejranch.com/

Location: A Bar A Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

The Head of Housekeeping role is a benefited position with year-round salary. It is full-time, on-site from mid-May through October 31 with part-time office-based (remote) work in November through April. Housing is provided mid-May through October. Head Housekeeper candidates must have a proven track record of successful leadership in a similar setting (e.g., lodge, resort, guest ranch, hotel). A Bar A houses approximately 240 people (including both guests and staff) per day during the ranch’s operating season. The Head Housekeeper is responsible for managing a team of seasonal staff members to clean guest facilities and handle laundry. The Head Housekeeper must be organized and detail-oriented; proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; physically active; and interested in teaching and managing young adult staff members. A detailed job description will be provided to qualified candidates.

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: Starting date: April 1, 2024 (somewhat negotiable)

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, at least three professional references, and cover letter describing your interest in working in this role at the A Bar A Ranch to:
abararanch.staffing@gmail.com.

More Information: See description; this job is paid year-round with benefits, and the Ranch is open seasonally (June through September). The work is full-time during May through October and part-time the remainder of the year.

Other Information: Call 307-327-5454 for more information. www.abararanch.com

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

Lodge Staff consists of both Housekeeping and Dishwashing. This person does a bunch of different things each day. You start with some Breakfast service, then wash some dishes, do some housekeeping. Possibly then go for a hike or out to the rifle range, back to help with supper service and dishwashing or maybe leading the evening hike or other activity.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: https://www.sundancetrail.com/lodgestaff/

More Information: https://www.sundancetrail.com/lodgestaff/

Other Information: 

Location: Vee Bar Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Housekeeper/Server: Your housekeeping duties will include general cleaning of the cabins, making sure cabins are ready for check-ins, laundry, day-to-day tidying up of cabins, and other deep cleaning projects. Depending on the number of hours the employee is seeking, the employee may be hired to work several shifts which could include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or housekeeping shifts. Summer servers are responsible for setting up buffet meals for guest ranch guests. Most meals take place in the main lodge, but some are served off-location. In this case, packing supplies, transporting supplies, setting up and serving the meal, and cleaning up will be part of the servers duties…Three meals per day are served Monday–Friday, Breakfast is served on Saturdays and some Sundays, and Dinner is served on Sunday nights.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – September 7, 2024

How to Apply: Applicants can email veebar@veebar.com, or find the application on veebar.com

More Information: applicants can email veebar@veebar.com, or call the office at (307) 745 7036 for more info!

Other Information: We look forward to a great 2024 season!

Location: R lazy S Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Duties: include all of but are not exclusive to the following; • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to work well with others. Responsible for daily scheduling and supervision of the housekeeping staff. • 5 day work week (early season training and set-up schedules may vary) Each day starts early, and daily schedules vary. Sundays are guest turnover days and therefore the longest day. All housekeepers work on Sunday • General Housekeeping duties include; the organization of cleaning the lodge, inside and out including guest bathroom and lodge porches, manager’s office and other rooms in office building, barn bathroom, all guests cabins, laundry of towels, kitchen towels & tablecloths, pillowcases and ironing of pillowcases/sheets and kitchen items. Assist other housekeepers in their responsibilities as needed. •Other HH duties include weekly ordering of supplies and daily in-house laundry. Check every cabin after guest change-over before new guests arrive and randomly at least once a week. •Checking and inventorying employee housing…when they arrive and leave. Setting up schedules for cleaning the crew bathroom, Stubby’s and the crew laundry. Stocking the employee laundry

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – October 11, 2024

How to Apply: info@rlazys.com

More Information: https://rlazys.com/

Other Information: With a strong guest and employee seasonal return rate, R Lazy S is home away from home. Employees work a 5-day schedule, live in single or double (shared) cabins, have a dedicated crew area for relaxing, eat the same gourmet food guests enjoy, and are welcome to spend their days off horseback riding with us, or hiking, camping, and adventuring on the river at their leisure!

Location: R lazy S Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to: • Cleaning guest cabins and other ranch facilities (inside and outside) • Rotating daily chore schedule including: laundry, ironing, assembling bagged togo lunches, watering plants, filling bird feeders, etc. • Rotating shifts in kitchen for dishwashing • Guest cabin turnover on Sundays Housekeepers work 5-days a week with 2-days off. All housekeepers work on Sunday for guest turnover days. Days off may vary from employee to employee to fit the ranch schedule.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 20, 2024 – October 4, 2024

How to Apply: info@rlazys.com

More Information: https://rlazys.com/

Other Information: With a strong guest and employee seasonal return rate, R Lazy S is home away from home. Employees work a 5-day schedule, live in single or double (shared) cabins, have a dedicated crew area for relaxing, eat the same gourmet food guests enjoy, and are welcome to spend their days off horseback riding with us, or hiking, camping, and adventuring on the river at their leisure!

Location: Upper Canyon Outfitters – Montana

Description of Duties: 

This person will be the lead for all housekeeping duties.  They will be responsible for keeping all spaces tidy.  They will also be in charge of our big turnover days, where you will be leading 3 to 4 other coworkers.

HEAD HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES
  • Tidy all guest spaces
  • Tidy common areas
  • Help put breakfast
  • Help and oversee all cleaning and laundry
SCHEDULE
  • Monday – Thursday
    • 6 am – 2 pm
  • Friday – 8 am – 5 pm
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD CANDIDATE
Willingness to help and execute jobs to completion

Flexibility

Good Communication Skills – part of this job will be interacting with guests and managing other staff. Clear and open communication will be important.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 14, 2024 – December 1, 2024

How to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIOVMjdtddIsrsulDJemfn3_fqomrGPzn8iVL3OTn-kQBh7A/viewform?usp=sf_link

More Information: https://ucomontana.com/careers/

Other Information: If you have questions please email Cassie at ucomontana@gmail.com

Location: Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Are you interested in trying something different from your usual type of employment? Maybe a seasonal job at a Montana dude ranch is just the ticket. Check out the details below: Job description: Primarily responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of ranch units, as well as laundry of linens. Kitchen duties include set up, clean up and dishes after meals, and maintaining a clean kitchen area. 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. The 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, meals and lodging are provided (no charge to you). All staff share the gratuity pool, which grossed over $7,000 per person last year for those who worked the entire season. Works 6 days a week with some time off in the afternoons to enjoy wilderness areas that surround the ranch. Living in the Big Sky Country of Montana is an amazing perk!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 1, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: Contact Joe Stewart at Hawley Mountain Ranch toll-free at 877-496-7848 or email office@hawleymountain.com stating which position interests you.

More Information: An application can be sent to you to be filled out in detail with your qualifications and work related references. A photograph is helpful, since personal interviews are usually impossible. The more information you can give us about your background and work experience, the better.

 

Activities Guide

Location: Upper Canyon Outfitters – Montana

Description of Duties: 

This person will take out 4×4 tours, hiking tours, teach intro to fly fishing class to beginner anglers, and provide transport for Bill Tate during History tour.  When tours are not going out, this person will be asked to help around the ranch.

TOUR GUIDE DUTIES
  • Provide safe, fun excursions for guests
  • Take the side-by-sides out for tours.  This person will be the only one that drives the side by side (not guests)
  • Lead safe, fun appropriate level hikes for guests
  • Teach a beginner fly fishing class.  This will be for people that have never fly fished and would like to learn the basics
  • Help with dinner service 1 to 2 nights a week
  • Must be able to operate side-by-sides
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic maintenance of side by sides
    • Checking oil, tires, and filling with fuel
  • On days that tours are going out, must be willing to help with other jobs such as maintenance, lawn, and other duties as assigned
SCHEDULE
  • Sunday – Thursday
    • 7 am until done
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD CANDIDATE
  • Be committed to the safety of self and guests on all tours
  • Willingness to learn
    •  We will train you to know the area and different access points, but this person will have to be able and prepared to lead tours through the mountains by themselves.
  • Ability to understand and read a map
    • Most guides here use onX maps, an understanding of this or something similar would be beneficial
  • Understand or be willing to learn how to use Garmin for communication purposes
  • Willingness to help other UCO team members
  • High-level communication skills – we expect this person to be able to engage in conversations with guests.  This person will have to help guests feel comfortable on the different tours.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 14, 2024 – December 1, 2024

How to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIOVMjdtddIsrsulDJemfn3_fqomrGPzn8iVL3OTn-kQBh7A/viewform?usp=sf_link

More Information: https://ucomontana.com/careers/

Other Information: If you have questions please email Cassie at ucomontana@gmail.com

Location: Hunewill Ranch – California

Description of Duties: 

There are several childcare positions available. All childcare positions receive tips just like the rest of the staff. Care for children from 1 year to 5 years. One or 2 children at a time. Horse experience is helpful but not mandatory.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – November 9, 2024

How to Apply: Email resume to bhunewill@gmail.com

More Information: Job Application available on our website www.hunewillranch.com under “contact us” Ranch videos available under “Ranch Info” If applicant is not available for the whole season, exceptions can be made.

Other Information: Hunewill Ranch is located in the lovely Eastern Sierras near Bridgeport, CA. Housing is provided. Enjoy a fun yet challenging job in a beautiful setting.

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

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 ranch 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: May 15, 2024 – October 8, 2024

How to Apply: On our website, or email us at jobs@triplejranch.com

More Information: https://www.triplejranch.com/

 

Grounds & Maintenance

Location: Hunewill Ranch – California

Description of Duties: 

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for general maintenance across the property including basic carpentry, basic painting, plumbing, kitchen equipment repair, and maintenance work.  Having your own tools is a plus.  The property includes 26 guest rooms, 12 staff cabins, a “lodge” with a restaurant and kitchen, and an office and gift shop.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 13, 2024 – October 15, 2024

How to Apply: Email resume to bhunewill@gmail.com

More Information: Job Application available at www.hunewillranch.com under “contact us” Ranch Videos are available under “Ranch Info”

Other Information: Hunewill Ranch is located in the lovely Eastern Sierras near Bridgeport, CA. Housing is provided. Enjoy a fun yet challenging job in a beautiful setting.

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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.