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Office/Guest Services

Location: TA Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Assist in checking in and checking out guests. Helping guest scheduling, inquiries and getting to various tours. Waitressing with some bartending. No bartending experience need.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 22, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: info@taranch.us

More Information: info@taranch.us

Other Information: Housing provided!

 

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 her 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 afternoon nap, morning wakeup 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 is 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 arose.  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, dish washing, housekeeping, laundry, etc.

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

Pay is hourly with Sundays off.

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: Starting ASAP

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

 

Wranglers

Location: Circle Bar Guest Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

We’re looking for individuals immediately available to work through the end of our summer season at the Circle Bar Guest Ranch in Utica, Montana, and continue on as a part of our team for the winter season at one of our Arizona guest ranches. Ample horse experience and riding skills are required. Applicants must be hard working with good people skills.

The ideal candidate will be able to work year-round and remain a part of the True Ranch Collection team at our different guest ranch properties in Arizona and Montana. Immediate start date available at the Circle Bar Ranch and the fall season offers the opportunity to work at one of our Arizona dude ranches.

Duties Include but are not limited to:

-Leading or dragging ranch trail rides

-Ensuring safety of guests and livestock on guided trail rides

-Feeding, grooming and tacking horses

-Clean up of corral area and stalls

-Assistance with housekeeping and kitchen duties

-Ability to adjust to short-notice changes

Meals included. Housing available.

The historic ranches in the True Ranch Collection are unique and authentic guest ranches in some of the West’s best country. Circle Bar Ranch is in the heart of Charlie Russell country in Central Montana, about 1.5 hours from Great Falls. Our Arizona guest ranches are located outside of Phoenix and Tucson. Come work in unique parts of the country with a change of scenery seasonally!

Type of work: Year Round
Dates: Starting ASAP

How to Apply: Please send your resume to info@trueranchcollection.com

 

Food & Beverage

Location: Rancho de los Caballeros – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Restaurant serve for main ding room and fine dining restaurant

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: September 1, 2024 – June 1, 2025

How to Apply: Website or send resume to gmcgann@ranchodeloscaballeros.com

Other Information: ranchodeloscaballeros.com

More Information: Housing is available

Location: Rancho de los Caballeros – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Bartending in our Saloon, Banquets or Club Grill

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: September 1, 2024 – June 1, 2025

How to Apply: Website or send resume to gmcgann@ranchodeloscaballeros.com

Other Information: ranchodeloscaballeros.com

More Information: Housing is available

Location: Rancho de los Caballeros – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Cook for our Main Dining Room or Fine Dining Restaurant

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: September 1, 2024 – June 1, 2025

How to Apply: Website or send resume to gmcgann@ranchodeloscaballeros.com

Other Information: ranchodeloscaballeros.com

More Information: Housing is available

Location: Circle Z Ranch – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Circle Z Ranch will be filling a Cook position for our upcoming 2024-2025 guest season opening October 27th, 2024. The position has a start date of October 14th, 2024, and ends early May 2025. Circle Z Ranch is seeking a Cook that can meet our high standards of delicious, homemade meals while incorporating their own recipes and flair. We serve a variety of cuisines and special diets including, but not limited to, Hypoallergenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. We provide an assortment of tried-and-true Circle Z recipes that are the building blocks for your weekly menus. The Cook position will require exceptional communication and organization skills, as well as the ability to perform multiple culinary tasks including cooking, baking, prepping, and planning. Essential Functions: • Assist with daily preparation of baked goods from scratch for ranch and staff (30-70 individuals) • Assist in preparation for other meals and hors d’ oeuvres • Prepare for three weekly cookouts • Prepare sack lunches for guests on all day rides • Comply with Santa Cruz Health Department requirements • Review food costs with supervisor and maintain budgetary expectations • Plan and communicate inventory needs with cooks and supervisor • Check quality of food and supplies • Responsible for kitchen cleanliness • Leave kitchen clean and ready for the next shift • Efficiently adjust to last minute changes • Attend staff and department meetings Required Qualifications: • High School Diploma or GED • 3-5 years of experience cooking in guest ranches or restaurants • Culinary Arts certificate • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing • Ability to use technology to communicate, plan, and order provisions • Excellent physical condition and stamina to work irregular and long hours • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. • Food Handler’s Certificate (Circle Z Ranch will provide this training if hired). Working Conditions for the Cook position include: • Standing for long periods of time, lifting, reaching, stooping • Working with and around sharp kitchen implements, appliances, and equipment • Working with and around high temperatures from ovens, stoves, grills, and other kitchen appliances • Working weekends, nights, and holidays • Extended periods of work without time off may be required The specific requirements, duties and skills set forth in this job description are intended to be all-inclusive as of date this document is prepared. Circle Z Ranch reserves the right to modify this job description at any time. This job description may not contain all the duties you may be asked to perform during the period you work at the ranch. Further, the job description is not a guarantee that you will perform any of these duties.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: October 14, 2024 – May 4, 2025

How to Apply: http://circlezranch.wpengine.com/about-us/employment/letter-to-applicants/

Other Information: Welcome to The Circle Z Ranch! As an employee, you will be welcomed into an environment where team work is emphasized and individuals are treated with respect and gratitude. The Managers and Owners are positive, friendly, and have created a down to earth environment. We expect all employees to work hard and to have a positive attitude towards fellow staff and guests. We employ 18-22 staff members, some living on site and some living in the outlying area. Our season for staff runs from the middle of October to the early part of May. We look forward to visiting with you about potential employment! We provide clean and comfortable housing for our staff Meals provided for staff are healthy and delicious You will work as part of a team in a positive environment Arizona winters are mild, with lots of sunshine Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, biking and exploring nature The ranch is located in a breathtaking setting, yet within a short drive to town It is highly recommended that individuals have their own form of transportation General Requirements for all job applicants Physical Requirements: Standing, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs., climbing, stooping, kneeling, seeing, crouching, crawling, reaching, speaking and hearing. Must be able to reach with arms extended above head for periods of time. Specific Skills: Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions and the ability to work closely with others in a professional manner Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED Thank you for taking the time to apply at the Circle Z Ranch! Please download the Employee Application. Email applications and resumes to info@circlez.com. If you have any questions, please call the ranch at 520-394-2525

More Information: https://www.circlez.com/employment/apply

Location: Circle Z Ranch – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Circle Z Ranch will be filling several Server positions for our upcoming 2024-2025 guest season opening October 27th, 2024. These positions have a start date of October 14th, 2024, and ends early May 2025. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible. If you are a hard worker, resourceful and able adjust to the flexible nature of ranch life, we want you on our team. At Circle Z, we value Ranch style teamwork and expect everyone to pitch in as needed to give our guests the most memorable ranch experience. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Wait Staff Duties: • Prompt preparation of dining areas for meals • Take meal orders from guests when serving short order breakfast • Serve meals and beverages to guests • Set up buffet table for meals • Set tables with appropriate dishes, napkins, etc. • Clear tables after meals • Organize and clean server closets • Clean dining room, lodge living room, porch, bathroom, cantina, and the kitchen servery • Help pack food and utensils for rides and picnics • Assist with food prep as needed • Ensure inventory is plentiful and organized • Assist Housekeeping with daily maid service as needed • Launder and fold all linens, bedding, table napkins, etc. • Various other duties required to keep our ranch immaculate • Wash staff and guest dishes on a rotational basis with scheduled wait staff team member Physical Requirements: • The position requires excellent physical condition and stamina. Hours tend to be irregular and long. Extended periods of work without time off may be required. • Holidays will require additional work hours. Specific Skills Required: • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions in English • Ability to be flexible and follow direction from ranch management • Ability to adjust to changes in Itinerary • Strong and positive communication skills • Ability to merge seamlessly between various tasks and departments Education/Experience: • High School Diploma or GED • 1-2 years serving experience • 1-2 years housekeeping experience The specific requirements, duties, and skills set forth in this job description are intended to be all-inclusive as of date this document is prepared. Circle Z Ranch reserves the right to modify this job description at any time. This job description may not contain all the duties you may be asked to perform during the period you work at the ranch. Further, the job description is not a guarantee that you will perform any of these duties.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: October 14, 2024 – May 4, 2025

How to Apply: http://circlezranch.wpengine.com/about-us/employment/letter-to-applicants/

Other Information: Welcome to The Circle Z Ranch! As an employee, you will be welcomed into an environment where teamwork is emphasized and individuals are treated with respect and gratitude. The Managers and Owners are positive, friendly, and have created a down to earth environment. We expect all employees to work hard and to have a positive attitude towards fellow staff and guests. We employ 18-22 staff members, some living on site and some living in the outlying area. Our season for staff runs from the middle of October to the early part of May. We look forward to visiting with you about potential employment! We provide clean and comfortable housing for our staff Meals provided for staff are healthy and delicious You will work as part of a team in a positive environment Arizona winters are mild, with lots of sunshine Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, biking and exploring nature The ranch is located in a breathtaking setting, yet within a short drive to town It is highly recommended that individuals have their own form of transportation

More Information: https://www.circlez.com/employment/apply

Location: Circle Z Ranch – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Circle Z Ranch will be filling a Kitchen Aide position for our upcoming 2024-2025 guest season opening October 27th, 2024. The position has a start date of October 21st, 2024, and ends early May 2025. Circle Z Ranch is seeking a Kitchen Aide that can meet our high standards of exemplary customer service and cleanliness. We serve a variety of cuisines and special diets including, but not limited to, Hypoallergenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. Attention to detail and cleanliness, along with a friendly and energetic personality are a must for this position. The Kitchen Aide position will require exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Essential Functions: • Wash dishes for crew, guest, and kitchen according to procedure • Bus tables • Clean dishwashing area thoroughly every day • Sweep and mop kitchen floors • Comply with Santa Cruz County Health Department requirements • Build a fire in Lodge living room prior to each meal and tend that fire • Build a fire in Cantina at 5:30 pm • Clean both fireplaces on Sundays and throughout the day as needed • Ensure plenty of firewood is available for guests in Lodge • Keep front porch and back patio swept • Assist with special functions of the ranch such as Trailer Rides, Picnics, Breakfast and Chuckwagon rides • Efficiently adjust to last minute changes • Attend staff and department meetings Required Qualifications: • High School Diploma or GED • Ability to be flexible and follow direction from supervisor • Strong and positive communication skills • Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions • Excellent physical condition and stamina to work irregular and long hours • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Working Conditions for the Kitchen Aide position: • Standing for long periods of time, lifting, reaching, stooping • Working indoors and outdoors, occasionally in inclement weather • Working with sharp kitchen implements, appliances, and equipment • Working with and around high temperatures from ovens, stoves, grills, food warmers, and other kitchen appliances • Working weekends, nights, and holidays • Extended periods of work without time off may be required The specific requirements, duties and skills set forth in this job description are intended to be all-inclusive as of date this document is prepared. Circle Z Ranch reserves the right to modify this job description at any time. This job description may not contain all the duties you may be asked to perform during the period you work at the ranch. Further, the job description is not a guarantee that you will perform any of these duties.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: October 21, 2024 – May 4, 2025

How to Apply: http://circlezranch.wpengine.com/about-us/employment/letter-to-applicants/

Other Information: Welcome to The Circle Z Ranch! As an employee, you will be welcomed into an environment where teamwork is emphasized and individuals are treated with respect and gratitude. The Managers and Owners are positive, friendly, and have created a down to earth environment. We expect all employees to work hard and to have a positive attitude towards fellow staff and guests. We employ 18-22 staff members, some living on site and some living in the outlying area. Our season for staff runs from the middle of October to the early part of May. We look forward to visiting with you about potential employment! We provide clean and comfortable housing for our staff Meals provided for staff are healthy and delicious You will work as part of a team in a positive environment Arizona winters are mild, with lots of sunshine Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, biking and exploring nature The ranch is located in a breathtaking setting, yet within a short drive to town It is highly recommended that individuals have their own form of transportation

More Information: https://www.circlez.com/employment/apply

Location: Hunewill Ranch – California

Description of Duties: 

organizational, inventory, food prep

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: August 2024 – October 2024

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

Other Information: www.hunewillranch.com

More Information: Bridgeport, CA in the beautiful Eastern Sierras

Location: Rancho de la Osa – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

The True Ranch Collection is looking for a year-round Cook for multiple historic guest ranches. 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 a fall 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
Dates: September 15, 2024 – September 15, 2025

How to Apply: To apply, please send an email with your resume to info@trueranchcollection.com. Pre-Employment Screening will be conducted for all candidates. Candidates Must be able to provide at least two previous professional work references for consideration.

Other Information: 

More Information: https://trueranchcollection.com/dude-ranch-jobs/

Location: Tombstone Monument Ranch – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

Tombstone Monument Ranch is looking for a year-round Ranch Cook to work 30-plus hours a week during select days of the week. The ranch is located 2.5 miles outside the town of Tombstone, Arizona and hosts a maximum of about 50 guests. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Duties include: -Manage kitchen staff -Prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner -Accommodate special dietary needs of our guests -Maintain clean kitchen space and assist with dishes/clean-up About Tombstone Monument Ranch: www.tombstonemonumentranch.com To apply, please send an email with your resume to info@tombstonemonumentranch.com. Pre-Employment Screening will be conducted for all candidates. Candidates Must be able to provide at least two previous professional work references for consideration.

Type of work: Year-Round
Dates: June 24, 2025 – June 24, 2025

How to Apply: To apply, please send an email with your resume to info@tombstonemonumentranch.com. Pre-Employment Screening will be conducted for all candidates. Candidates Must be able to provide at least two previous professional work references for consideration

Other Information: 

More Information: https://trueranchcollection.com/dude-ranch-jobs/

Location: Kay El Bar Guest Ranch – Arizona

Description of Duties: 

The True Ranch Collection is looking for a year-round Ranch Cook with a fall start date at Kay El Bar Guest Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona. Our small guest 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 a fall start date at Kay El Bar Guest Ranch,, an hour and a half northwest of Wickenburg, 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 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 -Maintain clean kitchen space and assist with dishes/clean-up 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
Dates: September 15, 2024 – September 15, 2025

How to Apply: To apply, please send an email with your resume to info@trueranchcollection.com. Pre-Employment Screening will be conducted for all candidates. Candidates Must be able to provide at least two previous professional work references for consideration.

Other Information: https://trueranchcollection.com/

More Information: 

Location: Blacktail Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Cook

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: July 15, 2024 – October 8, 2024

How to Apply: Please email Blacktail Ranch at info@blacktailranch.com or call 406.235.4330.

Other Information: https://blacktailranch.com/

More Information: 

Location: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

A hands-on position overseeing the production of meals, staffing schedules, and ordering of food and supplies.

Type of work: Year-Round
Dates: June – December

How to Apply: Please email resume susanj@sylvandale.com or call 970-667-3915

Other Information: Check out our website: sylvandale.com.

More Information: ranch@sylvandale.com. or call 970-667-3915

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

Seeking a clean working chef with previous experience and the ability to work in all areas of the kitchen. Would be responsible for food prep, proper sanitation practices, line work, as well as effectively working with the culinary team. Must have a willingness to serve and positively interact with staff and guests.

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

How to Apply: https://www.vistaverde.com/job-opportunities/online-job-application/

Other Information: Contact jobs@vistaverde.com

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

Be a part of the guest’s favorite culinary experience! The Pastry Chef Assistant will be a part of providing all things breakfast, baked goods, and desserts. Must value an organized, efficient, and clean work space, be teachable, reliable with early mornings, and willing to study and learn from one of the best. An understanding of reading recipes, using a scale, and knowledge of cooking measurements is required.

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

How to Apply: https://www.vistaverde.com/job-opportunities/online-job-application/

Other Information: Contact jobs@vistaverde.com

Location: The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch – Oregon

Description of Duties: 

The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch has an opening for a seasonal Experienced Chef. We are seeking an individual who has a passion for culinary arts and possesses great leadership skills to join our seasonal team. We source many of our ingredients from local purveyors and use only the highest quality available. Our ideal candidates for an experienced Chef will have at least 5 years’ experience and be willing to execute the set ranch style menu we have in place is punctual and possesses a fun and personable attitude, are punctual and have reliable transportation. Silvies is a cattle ranch and the menu is created around beef and chevon. The Chef’s responsibility is to directly maintain all back of house functionality of the business working alongside with the F&B Manager. To direct the preparation of food, help the kitchen team in the preparation of food items and set up stations for food service. This is a working Chef position. This position must be able to prepare food quickly to the set specifications and standards while maintaining hygienic practices. The Chef also arranges, prepares and break downs the stations of the kitchen, storage areas and refrigerators. And makes sure all are maintained at the beginning and end of every day/night. This person will be capable of supervising the team independently. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Inventory and ordering. • Schedule employees • Oversee/set up stations and collect all necessary supplies to prepare menu for service • Prepare a variety of foods; meat, vegetables, and cold food items • Arrange sauces and supplementary garnishes for allocated station • Cover, date and correctly store all bits and pieces and food prep items • Think on your feet • Serve menu items compliant with established standards • Use food preparation tools in accordance with manufactures instructions • Close the kitchen correctly and follow the closing checklist for kitchen stations • Maintain a prepared and sanitary work area at all times • Keep the work area fresh all through the shift • Make sure all storage areas are tidy and all products are stored appropriately • Constantly use safe and hygienic food handling practices • Returns dirty food preparation utensils to the appropriate areas • Assist with all duties as assigned Qualifications: • Prior line cook and supervisory experience in a fast paced, high intensity setting. • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively. • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds. • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time. • Must have exceptional hygiene and grooming habits. • Must have reliable transportation to and from work. • Must have knife skills.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: April 22, 2024 – October 31, 2024

How to Apply: Attn: Meredith jobs@silvies.us

More Information: https://silvies.us/employment.php

Other Information: Salary is upon experience – this position could turn into a year round position for the right interested person / Housing is Provided at a low cost

Location: The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch – Oregon

Description of Duties: 

Assisting with stocking and setting up the kitchen stations. Preparing food including cleaning and cutting the ingredients and cooking main dishes, desserts, appetizers and snacks. Plating prepared foods based on Sous Chef & F&B Manager’s guidance. Working with servers to ensure that orders are completed according to request and on time. Washing and cleaning the kitchen and cooking utensils and storing the equipment at the end of shifts. Ensuring that the kitchen operation procedures and hygiene meet food safety standards and regulations. At least 1 years of cooking experience in fine dining, remote lodges. Excellent kitchen knowledge and ability to work as part of a team. Strong organization, multi-tasking and active listening skills. The ability to work on your feet for most of the day and lift 30 pounds at a time. Exceptional time management skills Bread making and dessert making experience is a plus Competent with eggs is a must.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: April 22, 2024 – October 31, 2024

How to Apply: Request an interview and send Resumes to: jobs@silviesvalleyranch

More Information: https://silvies.us/employment.php

Other Information: Looking for a Line Cook to join our Silvies kitchen team. Silvies has Housing Options The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch is one of the top Golf Resorts in the United States. We are looking for a Line Cook to join our team. This opportunity is perfect for candidates who loves wide open spaces, ranch style living and the great outdoors.

 

Housekeeping

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Daily cleaning cabins + serving 2 meals each day in our dining hall.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: July 26, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: https://www.ninequartercircle.com/employment/

More Information: https://www.ninequartercircle.com/employment/

Other Information: Contact sally@ninequartercircle.com with questions.

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

Clean all guest cabins each day.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: employment@clazyu.com

More Information:Indeed

Other Information: Meals and housing provided

Location: TA Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: 

Housekeeping for historic homestead buildings. 13 rooms total. 4 buildings total.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15, 2024 – September 30, 2024

How to Apply: info@taranch.us

More Information: www.taranch.com

Other Information: Will help with other ranch chores such as chickens, ducks, goats, etc.

 

Activities Guide

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: 

At Vista Verde Ranch, we believe in providing safe and compelling walk and wade fly fishing trips along the beautiful freestone Elk and Yampa Rivers. The role as a fly-fishing guide is to create an unforgettable experience for our guests while maintaining a high level of professionalism and care. Fly fishing guides at Vista Verde have the unique opportunity of sight fishing for native cutthroats on the Elk River, as well as cast to big browns and rainbows on private stretches of the Yampa River. Requirements: -Understanding of fly-fishing mechanics and instruction -Preferred minimum 2 years’ experience in fly fishing industry or recreationally -Minimum CPR/First-Aid -21+ years or older -Clean Driver’s License Expectations: -Conduct safe, compelling, educational trips for our guests in various settings -Teach fly fishing fundamentals including; casting clinics, and fly fishing on flat water and moving water a range of ages and abilities -Ability to quickly assess and adapt daily plan -Ability to read pocket water in freestone rivers -Basic knowledge of entomology Provided: -Wide range of rods for each guide trip (3-6 weight) -All flies provided by the ranch -Waders and boots for clients and guides -Streamside equipment and terminal tackle -Ranch vehicle

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

How to Apply: https://www.vistaverde.com/job-opportunities/online-job-application/

More Information: Contact jobs@vistaverde.com

Other Information: HR Manager : Mette Rousseau

Location: The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch – Oregon

Description of Duties: 

We are looking for two energetic outdoorsy people to be ATV / Shooting Guides for the summer season. Hiring now till mid-June. You must have experience with guns. Join our team at a prestigious five-star luxury golf resort, spa, and dude ranch in Eastern Oregon. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring exceptional guest services and cultivating unique experiences for our guests. We can provide housing for a low monthly rent. Job Description You will be pivotal in providing guests with unforgettable experiences during shooting or ATV tours. Your responsibilities will encompass various tasks, ensuring the smooth operation and the well-being of guests. Key Responsibilities ATV Tours: Guide guests through 1-2hr long ATV tours of the ranch, and other outdoor activities, ensuring their safety and enjoyment. ATV Maintenance: Be part of the day to day maintenance and care of golf carts & ATVs – (cleaning, checking tire pressure, oil) ensuring they are in optimal condition for guest use. Gain Knowledge of Ranch History and Ecology: Share this knowledge with guests during tours (with 2-4 guests) to enhance their overall experience. General Resort Duties: Assisted with general resort duties, contributing to the neatness of common areas, porches, and other shared spaces. Qualifications: Previous experience as a guide or ranger in outdoor recreational activities on your own or with friends. Familiarity with ATVs, fishing, and shooting a plus. Basic knowledge of golf (most guests are golfers). Good communication and interpersonal skills – outgoing friendly personality. Ability to handle diverse responsibilities and adapt to changing situations. This role offers a unique opportunity to be integral to the Silvies Valley Ranch experience, providing guests with memorable mini adventures and a deeper connection to the ranch’s rich history and ecology. If you are interested, please submit your resume for the 2024 season! Full time Seasonal $15.00-25.00 per hour plus tips and bonus 30-50 hours per week

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: April 15, 2024 – June 17, 2024

How to Apply: Email us at jobs@silvies.us

More Information: https://silvies.us/employment.php

Other Information: You will play a pivotal role in ensuring exceptional guest services and cultivating unique experiences for our guests.

 

Grounds & Maintenance

Location: Upper Canyon Outfitters and Guest Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: 

Upper Canyon Outfitters is seeking a skilled and reliable Maintenance Person to join our team. This individual will be responsible for a variety of maintenance and repair tasks, including upkeep of side-by-sides, basic building maintenance, and some farming activities. The Maintenance Person will also be in charge of lawn care and irrigation, which includes moving dams twice a day. Housing is available for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance and repairs on side-by-side vehicles.
  • Conduct basic building maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, and carpentry tasks.
  • Assist with farming activities, such as planting, harvesting, and general farm upkeep.
  • Mow lawns and maintain landscaping to ensure a neat and welcoming appearance.
  • Manage irrigation systems, including moving dams twice daily to ensure proper water distribution.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Respond promptly to maintenance requests and issues.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are in good working condition.
  • Collaborate with team members to complete tasks efficiently and effectively.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in maintenance, repair, and general building upkeep.
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance, particularly side-by-sides.
  • Familiarity with farming practices and equipment is preferred.
  • Ability to operate lawn care equipment and irrigation systems.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good physical condition and the ability to lift heavy objects.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Housing included for the right candidate.
  • Opportunity to work in a beautiful outdoor setting.
  • Friendly and supportive work environment.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: ASAP

How to Apply: Interested candidates should fill out this application. Questions can be directed to Cassie Ubaldo at ucomontana@gmail.com

Upper Canyon Outfitters is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Application link: https://forms.gle/NB2RQfuomCqaRm5CA

Other Information:

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

About Upper Canyon Outfitters: Upper Canyon Outfitters is a premier outdoor adventure destination offering exceptional experiences in hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. Nestled in the beautiful [specific location, e.g., mountains of Montana], our outfitters provide guests with unforgettable experiences in nature. We pride ourselves on maintaining a well-kept and efficient operation to ensure our guests have the best possible stay.

 

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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.