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Management

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

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

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

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

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

 

Office/Guest Services

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

The HR Assistant will work directly with the HR Director and assist with any job necessary. Typically this position includes the organization and facilitation of staff housing (on and off ranch), processing new hire paperwork, assigning and tracking the use of staff uniforms, and more. This position requires maintaining legally mandated confidentiality in their work as well as a flexible mindset for stepping into other departments to help as needed. This position can be used as an internship

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

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

Come spend the summer in the Colorado!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Mid-May thru September
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

The office staff creates a seamless experience for the guest from the discovery of Vista Verde to post stay. They manage inquiries, book reservations, check guests in and out, collect pertinent information and distribute it to other departments, organize guest transportation, book ranch activities as well as outfitter activities, organize special events, and are the overall link between the guests and the staff. An individual with excellent communication skills, a friendly and welcoming demeanor, and an ability to balance multiple tasks in a timely manner will do well in this role.

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

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: This is the perfect position for a high-energy, outgoing personality. Hospitality will be the center of the duties required, greeting and checking in guests, representing the ranch through tasks all over the ranch. The importance of having a flexible mind, multi-tasking skills, the love of diversity on the ranch from assisting in areas from the lobby, dining room, kitchen prep, bar room, to assisting the wranglers at the barn. A problem-solving and positive nature is needed and will leave a lasting impression on our ranch family and those we welcome!

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

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

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

 

All-Around Seasonal Staff

Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – Montana

The ultimate variety job! The largest workforce on the ranch, this 30 person crew rotates through various shifts daily: serving, driving, housekeeping, working in the kids program, and dishwashing (3 shifts per week or fewer). Depending upon interest and skill set, an additional shift or two per week might be spent leading hikes, working in the gift shop, helping with landscaping, clay shooting, archery, ropes course, and more. Those with experience bartending, or desire to learn, may also have the opportunity to work in our saloon.

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

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

 

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Maximum duration is April 1 – Nov 5 with later start dates and earlier end dates available. Earliest end date is August 28th.
More Information: Visit the link above or email questions to hr@ambwest.com or call 406.333.4911.
How to Apply: Please visit us at www.mountainsky.com/about/employment/ to learn more about the ranch and apply. The application link is at the bottom of the page.

Location: Tumbling River Ranch – Colorado

Who are we Looking For?:

We love staff that are enthusiastic, love people and are up for anything! While there are some ‘technical’ activities at the ranch (cooking, baking, wrangler and kids counseling) that may demand ‘hard skills’, we look at personality traits first, including people who are:

  • available from early May to the end of August.
  • 18 years of age, or older
  • good at building one on one relationships with guests
  • positive attitude at all time
  • love kids, people, and service
  • hard workers/able to work long, sometimes varied hours
  • problem solvers
  • enjoying working on a team and jumping to help the collective team
  • flexible/able to adapt activities to the needs of guests

Tumbling River Ranch is a premier dude ranch resort hiring for all positions including: cooks, baker, wait staff, housekeepers, children counselors, nannies, wranglers, fly-fishing guides, ranch hands, drivers, dishwashers, and office staff. Most positions do not require experience, but we are looking for staff that are high energy, fun, hardworking, love to serve people, and that have a positive attitude and outlook.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May – August
How To Apply: www.tumblingriver.com/employment
More Information: www.tumblingriver.com/employment

Location: Wind River Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

 

Wranglers

Location: Spotted Horse Ranch – Wyoming

Ready for adventure out west? What better way than on horseback at the Spotted Horse Ranch! The ranch is located approximately an hour and a half south of Yellowstone and a half-hour from Grand Teton National Park. The beautiful Hoback River flows through the ranch and our property backs up to the Bridger Teton National Forest, where there are miles of trails on which to hike or ride horses. We also have two hunting camps that are fun to go stay at!

Our employees are free to take advantage of our weekly cookouts with live entertainment, horseback riding, fishing, and a free whitewater rafting trip! Also, the town of Jackson is just 20 minutes away – there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, museums, art galleries, and a thriving nightlife on the square.

Wranglers are responsible for the following:

  • Entertaining guests on trail rides
  • Feed, brush, groom, saddle, and love on the horses
  • Providing riding and fly-fishing instructions to the guests on a daily/weekly basis
  • Scooping manure
  • Keeping the barn tidy and performing tack maintenance
  • Providing transportation for the guests when they go whitewater rafting, to the rodeo, and swimming at Granite Hot Springs
  • Demonstrating the ability to work with all types and ages of people (adults and children)
  • Tending to injured horses
  • Assisting in setting up hunting camps
  • Fixing fences, working with irrigation, and other ranch maintenance that requires heavy lifting
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Ensuring the guests’ safety while on trail rides

Our season runs from May through the end of October.  Staff begins arriving in May. Wranglers are offered an end-of-season bonus if they stay for the duration of their contract, and other benefits include free housing, three meals a day, and a free whitewater rafting trip!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
05/01/2022 – 11/01/2022
More Information: Apply through our website, spottedhorseranch.com, or send a resume and three professional references to info@spottedhorseranch.com

Location: Western Pleasure Guest Ranch – Idaho

Description of Duties:

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is looking to fill a full-time wrangler position for Summer 2022. The Wrangler position requires you to guide trail rides for guests beginning at age six up into the adult senior years. This position requires you to show our guests the western hospitality and genuine friendliness that WPGR has become known for. This wrangler position requires good horsemanship skills on and off the horse and possess excellent communication skills with the public and the wrangler team. You will also need to learn the trail system and boundaries of the ranch. Housing is included from May 1st through September 30th.

Duties include, but are not limited to, tuning up current ranch horses in preparation for spring and summer, taking guests on trail rides, teaching arena-based riding lessons for guests, communicating the history of the ranch to guests, feeding and vetting the ranch herd, helping with evaluating and preparing newly purchased horses for the summer season, grounds maintenance and clean-up, and providing our guests with an overall authentic, memorable, western experience. Must feel comfortable and qualified to drive the horse herd by horseback to and from the pasture each day.

Applicants must be willing to learn and utilize the current ranch training techniques for training horses and for teaching guests how to ride. You will also need to have a current First Aid and CPR Certification.

Other duties would include general ranch chores for maintenance of ranch facilities, stock and equipment. You may also be asked to help in guest services if the need arises.

Learning the ranch culture and history to help facilitate and promote it to guests and visitors of Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. This includes the W.P.G.R. handbook, dress code and proper attitude as you will be a representative of the Ranch.

For the most part, a spring and summer wrangler’s schedule would include the days of the week, Monday – Friday. Generally, start time is 7:30 – 8am with a half hour to 45 minute lunch, concluding when the day is finished, generally around 6pm. Job concludes September 30, 2022 with potential options for continued employment.

Type of work: Seasonal with Potential for Continued Employment
Dates:
ASAP- September 30, 2022

How To Apply: Email Resume to stay@westernpleasureranch.com

More Information: Pay Depending on Experience – $12-$14/hour plus tips and some meals. Housing provided.

Location: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch – New Mexico

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

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

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

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

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

Email info@geronimoranch.com:

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

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED

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

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

Location: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch – New Mexico

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

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

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

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

Email info@geronimoranch.com:

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

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED

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

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

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

Necessary experience in guiding and mule packing required (please don’t apply if no experience).
Ranch Wrangler duties as well as packing mules and horses on pack-trips and guiding during hunting season.

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gathering, feeding, saddling, and preparing horses for rides
  • Instruct our western riding program to guests, lead trail rides
  • Extensive groundwork, riding and training of green horses
  • Caring for sick and injured horses
  • Packing mules and horses on pack-trips and hunts into the Bob Marshall Wilderness
  • 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:
Position available mid- to-late July through mid-November.

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: Rankin Ranch – California

We are looking for a wrangler (trail guide) to join our team for our 2022 guest season (March to October). Rankin Ranch is located in central California at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada’s. Wranglers take ranch guests on guided trail rides as part of their all-inclusive stay. We offer both morning and afternoon rides that are about 1 hour long. Guests ability levels range from never having ridden to owning their own horse. Ages 6 and over are able to go horseback riding.

Responsibilities and Qualifications
• Care for horses and tack. Requires extensive equine experience.
• Take guests on guided trail rides. Requires strong communication skills and an enjoyment of meeting new people.
• Feeding horses. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and move a 120 lb hay bale.
• Physical stamina and the ability to work outdoors in the heat.
• Other tasks on a needed basis.
• First Aid and CPR Certification (must be obtained prior to starting work)

 

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: March – October
More Information: E-mail info@RankinRanch.com
How to Apply: Apply online at www.rankinranch.com/ranch-jobs/
Other: 

Compensation
• Hourly wage $14/hour + overtime $21/hr
• Tip Fund – Guests contribute to the ranch tip fund which is divided between ranch staff. This generally equates to several more dollars per hour.
• Individual Tips – Guests can also tip staff directly.
• Meals provided while working (breakfast and lunch).
• Housing available for out of area staff.

More About Rankin Ranch…
The Quarter Circle U Rankin Ranch is truly a well-kept secret, located deep in the Tehachapi Mountains. It has been a working cattle ranch since 1863, and the Rankin family still raises White Face Hereford cattle just as their ancestors did 150 years ago. Guests travel from across the United States and around the world to visit this guest ranch. They enjoy the fact that it is a “real” working ranch, and are fascinated with its century old history. Many guests emphasize the importance of the “family” atmosphere; meeting and visiting with Rankin family members is routine as they all live right on the ranch…4th, 5th and 6th generations. “Western hospitality” is part of the package!

Rankin Ranch Guest Experience…
The ranch offers an all-inclusive experience – lodging; three full meals; horseback rides; and all the ranch activities. The favorite activity at the ranch has always been the horseback riding. We have both adult and children rides (riding starts at age six) which explore our meadows, Walker’s Basin Creek, and mountain ridges overlooking our beautiful little valley. Our wonderful supervised children’s program offers organized activities for ages 4 – 11 throughout the day. Parents and grandparents especially appreciate the children’s program! Other ranch activities include shuffleboard, ping pong, swimming, hiking, fishing (trout stocked pond), and planned evening activities. We have a large recreation room with a pool table and games.

Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – Montana

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

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

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

 

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

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

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

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

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

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

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

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

 

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: We are looking for responsible and hard-working horsemen/women to join our barn crew. Every morning our wranglers gather our herd of 100 horses from the pastures that we graze. These pastures can be in thickly wooded areas, on hillsides and mountain top meadows, and gathers can range from less than an hour to more than two depending on where they are at. Our trails vary, but most are in mountainous terrain and they span between 2 – 8 hours. Applicants must be comfortable and confident outside of an arena, as we teach our guests to ride on the trail. To be considered for this position, we do require a video of you tacking up and riding, in addition to filling out an application. Teaching experience and backcountry skills are a plus!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15 – Oct 16, 2022
How To Apply: Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ to download an application and email it completed to work@elkhornranchmontana.com. We do require video of candidates tacking up and riding w/t/c for any wrangler or kid’s wrangler applicants.

Where to find more information:

Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ , email questions to work@elkhornranchmontana.com, or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Horse experience required. Must be safety conscious, have the ability to instruct guests, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Responsible for conducting safe trail rides for groups of 4-7. Feed and care for a herd of 50 horses. Maintain and repair tack. Clean barn and arena area daily. Willing to perform other maintenance duties as assigned – trail maintenance, stocking wood, fencing, etc. – and willing to work long hours. Shoeing and veterinary knowledge are a plus. CPR and First Aid required (class will be provided at beginning of the season). Must have a good driving record as may be driving guests to Aspen or airports. Required to have a neat and clean appearance, and dress in western style. Cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and collared shirts required. Wranglers will eat many meals with the guests and may be required to cook and serve some outdoor meals. Will be responsible for one hayride a month and weekly square dance and volleyball with guests.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
We are looking for employees who are available for Colorado dude ranch jobs from mid-May to mid-August. Some positions extend through the end of September.
How To Apply:

https://elkmtn.com/the-ranch/employment/

Our employment pages provide more information, job descriptions, and an online application.

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Wranglers have the opportunity to share the western way of life with guests from all over the world. Safety is the number one priority and will be the center of all activities conducted. A hard-working individual that has strong communication skills, genuine, patience, and honesty will be utilized while carrying out responsibilities from caring for livestock, teaching basic riding skills, taking out trail rides, trail maintenance, fence repair to other necessary ranch duties. This is a challenging position yet extremely rewarding and will enrich the lives of many as the horses on the ranch are our main focus and passion they have a way of connecting our souls to nature and life! Wranglers that apply must be intermediate riders and willing to submit a video of their horsemanship skills and ability with the application. Personal horses and dogs are not allowed as the ranch has a plentiful supply of horses available.

If applying for WRANGLER position, you must submit 1.) A short informal video/selfie of your riding at a walk, trot, and canter/lope, and any other skills you would like to demonstrate.  Also, 2.) short “selfie” video introducing yourself and telling us a bit about your interests.

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

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

Location: Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort – California

Description of Duties: Come work for one of the most beautiful guest ranches in California! The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang is looking for a full-time Wrangler Supervisor. This position will report to our Head Wrangler and Herd Manager. In addition to regular Wrangler duties like taking out trail rides, giving lessons, basic doctoring of horses, addressing guest issues, and assisting with lead-around rides, this position will support the department with various other tasks including supervisory and administrative. Such duties include: Pairing horses with rides using HOST; Assisting in lining out the scheduling of rides and staffing; Working with Ranch Concierge and/or the Sales team to help with special ride requests; Review payroll; Communicate with team to improve the guest experience; and, oversee daily workflow to maximize efficiency. Must be organized, represent the department well to guests, coworkers, and other departments, and have computer skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience as a Wrangler (preferably in a supervisory position) required. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Full-time position includes full benefits including insurance, 401k, paid time off, and recreational privileges. Please either forward your resume or complete our online job application at www.alisal.com to be considered for this exciting role. Come join our team!

Type of work: Year Round
Dates:
ASAP
How To Apply: Forward resume to aairey@alisal.com or go to our Employment page on our website at www.alisal.com.

More Information:  www.alisal.com

Location: Tombstone Monument Ranch and Cattle Company – Arizona

5 days per week, year-round position.
Applicant must be able to ride comfortably at a lope.
Like both horses and people.
The job involves dude wrangling and participating in cattle roundups and drives when necessary. Plus ranch work such as mending fence etc… Applicants must be able to communicate politely and effectively with guests and uphold ranch standards of service.

The ranch location is just outside the West’s most iconic town Tombstone, AZ.

Type of work: Year-Round
Dates:
ASAP
More Information: Please send resumes to ltrue@whitestallion.com to apply.

 

Food & Beverage

Location: Moose Head Ranch – Wyoming

We are seeking a responsible, mature, and organized person to oversee the daily operations of the housekeeping and waitstaff (11 college-aged students). The applicant must be a leader as well as a team player. They will be present at meals to expedite food and fill in where necessary, ensure facilities are up to our high standards of cleanliness as well as socially interact with the guests to make sure everyone is satisfied with their stay. We work long days beginning at 7 am with an afternoon break to relax. The job is 6 days a week allowing for one day to enjoy our surroundings (hiking, fishing, rafting, museums and exploring Jackson Hole). The supervisor has their own private cabin and meals are included. They will need to be one of the first employees to arrive to help “open” the ranch and one of the last to depart to “close”.  The supervisor will be moving around between cabins and lodge all day so keep in mind it is not a stationary job. Singles only, no pets. Tips and bonus offered as well.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Approximately May 19-Aug 18.
How to Apply: Email resume to mhreservations@aol.com
More Information: www.mooseheadranch.com

Location: CM Ranch – Wyoming

The baker’s responsibilities include preparing fresh breads, muffins, pastries, pies, cakes, and cookies daily, in addition to assisting chefs on the line when needed. Creative and conscientious, our baker will prepare custom desserts for guests as needed, with great care to accommodate guests’ various dietary restrictions. Must be a team player, and able to jump in and help chef and sous chef when needed.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15 – September 15
More Information: https://cmranch.com/about/employment/

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

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

REPORTS TO: House Manager

DUTIES:

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

ABILITIES:

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

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

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: This position provides an excellent dining experience for our guests by serving meals and maintaining a clean dining hall and lounge. We are looking for an individual with strong time management skills and excellent attention to detail. The head server will manage assistant servers during meal times. Able to serve 40-60 people at a time with help of assistant servers. Also may assist in kitchen as needed, helping with dish washing, and food preparation (salads, appetizers, etc.).

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Mid-May thru late September 2022
How To Apply: https://www.ninequartercircle.com/employment/
More Information:

If you enjoy nature and want to experience a summer in Montana, our ranch is a good choice for your summer employment. Please have no illusions, ranch work is hard work, but the rewards are too many to count!

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

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

 

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

Location: Colorado Trails Ranch – Colorado

Job Description: A Colorado Trails Ranch Chef must demonstrate strong leadership and hospitality skills. The chef must have a positive attitude, be friendly and welcoming to guests, treat their staff with respect and consideration, and prepare excellent meals.

The position of Ranch Chef will encompass all aspects of the CTR kitchen including:
• Cooking for guests and staff
• Menu planning
• Ordering
• Quality control
• Maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen to health department standards
• Periodically washing dishes and utensils
• Manage kitchen staff (breakfast cook, 2-kitchen assistants)
• Presenting food in a timely and attractive manner
• Periodically making a store run for small or missed food items

Work Week:
Five and one-half days per week. The chef’s scheduled days off are typically all day Saturday and Sunday morning.
Probable Schedule:
8:30 am Begin preparations for lunch and dinner
12:30 lunch is served
12:45-1:15 lunch for kitchen crew
1:15 lunch clean up
2:00 – 4:00 BREAK
4:00 Dinner preparations
6:30 Dinner is served
6:45-7:15 Dinner for kitchen staff
7:15-8:30 Dinner clean-up

Some of these times vary because of cookouts, varying menu requirements or different mealtimes.

This schedule is a work in progress that will vary with ranch’s guest count, the needs of the Ranch Chef and the teamwork displayed by the kitchen staff. The Ranch Chef’s hours will fluctuate based on each day’s activities/meals and the number of guests staying on the ranch. The Ranch Chef may also be asked to perform other/additional duties as assigned

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 10-October 1, 2022
How to Apply: https://coloradotrails.com/the-ranch/employment

Please read through the employment information on our website. From there you can apply online.

Please send in all the required information and a COMPLETE application. We do request that you provide email addresses for your references, if at all possible along with phone numbers. We are finding that folks may prefer to respond to a reference request at their leisure rather than us calling at an inopportune time.

Contact: Brian (970) 259-9800 employment@coloradotrails.com

Location: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch – New Mexico

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

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

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

Description of Duties:

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

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

Compensation:

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

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

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

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

Email info@geronimoranch.com:

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

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED

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

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

Other:

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

Location: Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

Cook 3 ranch-style meals a day for four-night weeks for 10 – 12 guests and 3-4 staff at the guest ranch for 10 weeks.  Cook breakfast and a sack lunch for cabin guests other weeks.

Must have good cooking skills, be organized, clean, have a good work ethic and stamina.  Must be able to plan menus, order groceries, take care of all deliveries, as well as occasional shopping.

Scattered throughout the summer, there are 10 weeks of guests for 4 nights where there are 3 hearty meals a day.  The other times will be cabin guests where we offer breakfast and a sack lunch.  During these times there will be time for relaxing or time to travel.  Cook will be paid for time worked as well as tips.  Room and Board is included.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Early June to Mid September
How To Apply: Email bonanzacreekmontana@gmail.com 

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

Dishwashers are responsible for cleaning dishes to ensure that the kitchen has a steady supply of clean equipment to produce meals for guests and staff. In addition to washing dishes, this position will help the kitchen prep food and maintain staff room cleanliness. This role is a great place to start if there is interest in the culinary arts as the dishwasher will be working alongside highly skilled chefs and a tight knit team.

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

Location: Black Mountain  Ranch – Colorado

Highly motivated person with at least two years cooking experience cooking breakfast items including omelets, eggs to order and daily breakfast and lunch specials. Good knife experience, prep work and keeping a clean and sanitary kitchen. Works closely with executive chef to ensure the success of daily meal functions, breakfast, lunch, dinner, cookouts. As a cook you will be serving 40 – 80 guests and staff daily. Position includes room and board, salary, and tips. Seasonal job Mid May through September.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 15 – October 1, 2022
How To Apply: https://blackmtnranch.com/contact/join-our-team
More Information: www.blackmtnranch.com

Location: Diamond D Ranch – Idaho

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

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

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

If you have never barteded but want to learn, you can apply – we are willing to train the right person. If you have musical talents, this job would be a lot of fun for you since we have a band night and campfires with music, too!

One of the first faces our guests meet is our Bartender at the Sunday social hour after their arrival. We want our guests to be able to “Reconnect to the Important Things of Life Well-Lived” and sometimes those moments are created during that social cocktail hour before dinner while guests relax on our porches and enjoy a glass of delicious local wine or micro-brew or a signature ranch cocktail with friends and family. Our bartender is professional at all times, takes ownership in all decisions and actions, has a positive happy attitude, and creates a safe environment for our guests to enjoy a drink responsibly with families around.

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

This position offers free housing and meals.

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

Facebook or Instagram:    @redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR

Phone: 208.689.9680 x 2

Ranch Website: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/

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

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

This position supervises all activities associated with staff breakfast and prepares daily baked goods. This includes, but is not limited to these responsibilities: • Prepares 6:30 am breakfast for 10-12 staff • Assists Head Chef with 8:30 am breakfast for 15-20 guests • Daily baking of homemade breads, desserts, cookies, etc. • Assists Chef with sack lunches, any prep work, etc. as needed. • Assists in serving meals family, plated or buffet style in the dining room or at our cookout site. • Assists with handling of storage of leftover items, cleaning of kitchen after meals. • Helps manage food and supplies inventories. • Keeps the kitchen clean and sanitary at all times. • When the Head Cook is off, will be in charge of the kitchen, staff & food. • Helps out other staff when needed to get the job done to provide guests with a safe and delightful ranch experience.

REQUIREMENTS: • Strong conscientious work ethic and positive attitude • Extensive baking and general cooking experience preferred. • Individual who is flexible, organized, able to plan and manage, and can work well with others in a high-paced environment. The kitchen staff must collaborate, plan and generally get along VERY well. Must be able to interact with guests in a friendly and social manner. • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and stand on feet for up to 8 hours a day

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May – at least September

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: Lazy L&B Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

We’re a smaller, traditional dude ranch located in the heart of Wind River Country in Dubois, Wyoming. We’re surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, National Forest and Indian Reservation so outdoor recreational opportunities abound. We live and work as a family for the season, creating incredible memories for our guests and for ourselves!

Meet our guests with a smile and humor. Duties include setting tables for sit-down meals, buffets and theme nights. Take food orders, serve drinks, food, and special requests.

Additional duties in the kitchen may include washing dishes, pots and pans, and helping clean up after meals.

Compensation includes a monthly salary, gratuities, end-of-season bonus, housing, and meals.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 30th – October 7th
How To Apply: Applicants can email a resume and references to ranch@lazylb.com.
More Information: They can take a look at our Coolworks profile and website for more information.

Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – Montana

This position will assist the Executive Chef in all aspects of kitchen operations, including the preparation of hot and cold foods for banquet-style meals and buffet, receiving food orders, maintaining the highest in food and sanitation standards, and running the kitchen in the executive chef’s absence. Primary meals will be lunch and dinner with an occasional breakfast shift.

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

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

 

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

Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – Montana

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

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

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

 

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

Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – Montana

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

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

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

 

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

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

Great opportunity to grow as we open other venues in the area. Competitive California salary. Housing available.

Description of Duties: Serve as #2 in the kitchen.

Type of work: Seasonal OR Year-Round
Dates:
TBD
How To Apply: Email ride@greenhornranch.com
More Information: www.greenhornranch.com

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

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

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

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

Location: Hawley Mountain Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Prepares breakfast and lunch daily for 25-40 guests and staff 6 days a week with assistance from the 1st Cook and prepares all three meals on the 1st Cook’s day off. May need to assist the 1st Cook with some baking. Flexibility is important.
Job requirements: 2nd Cook position works under direction from the 1st Cook. Cooking experience is needed to provide tasty and hearty ranch cuisine that is pleasing to the eye and can accommodate restrictive diets. Must be hardworking, have a clean appearance, and have a willingness to work with others. In preparation for guest arrival on Sunday does some maintenance housekeeping in the main lodge area. Must be willing to help where needed beyond the main job description. Appreciation of the great outdoors would also be an asset, as you are in the middle of Montana’s scenic wilderness. Good time management is key, as is a good attitude, creativity, organization, and a love of cooking.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 16 – October 10, 2022
How To Apply: email office@hawleymountain.com and request a brochure. Or call Joe Stewart 406-932-5791
More Information: www.hawleymountain.com

Location: Moose Head Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: We are looking for dependable applicants with proven experience, a good disposition and willingness to be team members. You will work with our returning Chef, but you must be able to work independently as well as you will be responsible for breakfast, cookouts, and other preparations. Long hours starting at 6 AM, 6 days a week. Gourmet meals for 40+ guests and a crew of 28. Private housing and meals included. No pets.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 21 – August 18 (approx.)
How To Apply: Email mhreservations@aol.com
More Information: www.mooseheadranch.com

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

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

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

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

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

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

 

Location: The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Join our team for the 2022 Season starting March 27 through the first week of November.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch located in Shell, Wyoming – East of Cody and Yellowstone National Park is mostly adult-oriented, small upscale guest ranch limited to around 24 guests weekly. We are looking for a Seasonal Chef and a Sous-Chef to join our 2022 team. Our ideal candidate is experienced, a self-starter, team player, is honest with a lot of integrity, and is hard-working.

Description of Duties:

  • Preparation, presentation, and timely delivery of three meals per day including cookouts and appetizers before some meals
  • Menu planning
  • Planning and preparing various diets
  • Managing and maintaining food inventory
  • Meeting with vendors to order inventory
  • Cost control & managing budget
  • Maintaining of a clean workspace
  • Proper food handling, cooling, and storage regime
  • Supervising all staff assisting in the kitchen & dining room
  • Lots of interaction with guests, which may include sharing your kitchen with guests who like to cook, or teaching classes

Job Requirements:

  • Experience preparing healthy, quality food from scratch is important
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Integrity, Honesty and Caring towards staff, guests, and owners
  • Able to deal with stress and work a 7 / 8-month season
  • Understand a food experience is a combination of great, healthy food served with care and warmth.

Additional Notes:

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive, upscale riding and horsemanship guest ranch limited to approx. 24 guests weekly with a 6-night stay. All guests arrive on Sunday and leave Saturday morning. As you can read from our guests’ testimonials, we offer a very personal, small, and intimate experience. We care deeply about our guests, staff, horses, and land. Our ranch is in the tiny hamlet of Shell, Wyoming east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. With a backyard of 650,000 acres in an area with a tremendous diversity of scenery and terrain, and altitudes ranging from 4,200 to 13,100 feet, you seldom see the same trail twice. Since its beginnings, The Hideout has always been an exceptionally clean, organized, and well-maintained ranch. It is one of the reasons many of our repeat guests return year after year.

The 3 C’s of Character, Conduct, and Competence are at the core of our Culture. Integrity, honesty and genuinely caring about our guests, your co-workers, and owners are an important part of this.

Important Note

At The Hideout we all live healthy and active outdoor lives. That is also why our guests travel to The Hideout. They enjoy horseback riding and eating healthy food. Joining our team means embracing this culture.

Our Culture of the 3 C’s of Character, Conduct and Competence is the core foundation of our ranch. Any new team member needs to embrace honesty, integrity, professionalism and a caring attitude towards guests, other staff and owners.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
March 27 – Early November, 2022
How To Apply: We are looking forward to receiving your application which you can email to info@thehideout.com. Thank you.
More Information: You can read more about us at www.thehideout.com

Location: The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Join our team for the 2022 Season starting March 27 through the first week of November.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch located in Shell, Wyoming – East of Cody and Yellowstone National Park is mostly adult-oriented, small upscale guest ranch limited to around 24 guests weekly. We are looking for a Seasonal Chef and a Sous-Chef to join our 2022 team. Our ideal candidate is experienced, a self-starter, team player, is honest with a lot of integrity, and is hard-working.

Description of Duties:

  • Assist and help our chef to prepare all meals
  • Prepare and set out ingredients to be used throughout the day
  • Label, stock and inventory all ingredients
  • Follow recipes and prepare dishes
  • Sanitize and prepare equipment and workstation for cooking
  • Help prepare and clean-up kitchen
  • Maintain kitchen and dining area cleanliness and organization
  • Wash dishes when necessary

Qualifications:

  • Experience working as prep cook or similar role
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Work well independently as a part of high functioning team

Additional Notes:

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive, upscale riding and horsemanship guest ranch limited to approx. 24 guests weekly with a 6-night stay. All guests arrive on Sunday and leave Saturday morning. As you can read from our guests’ testimonials, we offer a very personal, small, and intimate experience. We care deeply about our guests, staff, horses, and land. Our ranch is in the tiny hamlet of Shell, Wyoming east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. With a backyard of 650,000 acres in an area with a tremendous diversity of scenery and terrain, and altitudes ranging from 4,200 to 13,100 feet, you seldom see the same trail twice. Since its beginnings, The Hideout has always been an exceptionally clean, organized, and well-maintained ranch. It is one of the reasons many of our repeat guests return year after year.

The 3 C’s of Character, Conduct, and Competence are at the core of our Culture. Integrity, honesty and genuinely caring about our guests, your co-workers, and owners are an important part of this.

Important Note

At The Hideout we all live healthy and active outdoor lives. That is also why our guests travel to The Hideout. They enjoy horseback riding and eating healthy food. Joining our team means embracing this culture.

Our Culture of the 3 C’s of Character, Conduct and Competence is the core foundation of our ranch. Any new team member needs to embrace honesty, integrity, professionalism and a caring attitude towards guests, other staff and owners.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
March 27 – Early November, 2022
How To Apply: We are looking forward to receiving your application which you can email to info@thehideout.com. Thank you.
More Information: You can read more about us at www.thehideout.com

Location: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

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

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 22, 2022 – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Arizona

Description of Duties:

JOB OPEN NOW IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Kitchen Assistant / Serving position at Elkhorn Ranch near Tucson, AZ .  Job is open immediately through May 1, 2022.  Includes full room and board.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
ASAP – May 1st, 2022

How To Apply:Please send resume and references and date you’d be available to office@elkhornranch.com

More Information:To learn more about the ranch check out www.elkhornranch.com

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: We are looking for outgoing individuals to join our Kitchen crew. If you have a culinary background, serving experience, or just love to bake cookies and bread, we have various positions open. Must be a team player.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15 – Oct 16, 2022
How To Apply: Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ to download an application and email it completed to work@elkhornranchmontana.com. We do require video of candidates tacking up and riding w/t/c for any wrangler or kid’s wrangler applicants.

Where to find more information:

Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ , email questions to work@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Four employees share and rotate the four positions. Looking for conscientious individuals with excellent attention to detail. General housekeeping is shared with one other person for 7 cabins and 3 lodge rooms. The day also includes doing ranch towels, watering flowers and picking up the grounds. Waitstaff will work hard as a team and interact with guests. Able to serve 40 people eating family-style, setups, clearing, cleaning, serving desserts and beverages. Also food storage and inventory control. Maintain a clean work area. Rotate dishwashing, preparing packouts, and food preparation (salads, appetizers, etc.). Also participate in guest entertainment, such as a guided hike, hayride, volleyball, and square dance.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
We are looking for employees who are available for Colorado dude ranch jobs from mid-May to mid-August. Some positions extend through the end of September.
How To Apply:

https://elkmtn.com/the-ranch/employment/

Our employment pages provide more information, job descriptions, and an online application.

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

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

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

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

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Assisting the Head Chef in a western culinary experience for our guests. Creativity in providing menus, preparing hors’ d oeuvre and baked goods while using strong team development skills through the kitchen and dining room. Flexibility, punctuality and attentiveness to detail will be a beacon through the ranch offering a once in a lifetime ranch dining experience.

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

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

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

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

If applying for BARTENDER/SERVER position, you must be at least 21 years of age and submit 1.) A short informal video/”selfie” introducing yourself and telling us a bit about your interests.

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

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

Location: Wind River Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: You will be hired to work under our Head Chef with prep and roll out of all meal provided to guest and staff at Wind River Ranch. Previous Kitchen Experience is encouraged and needed in this position. We are strong believers in working together. Our hours are long, before breakfast till 8:30-9:30 pm every night, and the work is often hard. If it sounds challenging…it is! But as our returning staff would tell you – the work is worth it.

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

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

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
4 Date Range Options: May 18 – August 20 | May 18 – August 27 | May 18 – September 3 | May 18 – October 15
How To Apply: Open application but the Kitchen Crew consists of up to 4 people
More Information: https://www.windriverranch.com/about/employment/

Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

Lead Cook prepares 3 meals a day plus snacks/cookies for 30-40 people (guests and staff). Maintains a clean kitchen, assists in menu planning, and food inventory management. Kitchen is staff with 2 cooks and 2 dishwashers/servers. Need to be prepared to do full meal preparation.
Someone with baking skills preferred.

Position to start as soon as possible and lasts until September 30 with the possibility of extending if mutually agreeable.

Apply online here: https://www.sundancetrail.com/dude-ranch-jobs/

Pay includes room/board and tips.

Location: Cherokee Park Ranch – Colorado

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

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

Location: Cherokee Park Ranch – Colorado

Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparing 3 hearty meals daily for 50+ guests & 20+ staff members
  • Organize & Clean kitchen daily
  • Be flexible and willing to make additional meals during service
  • Wash & Put away dishware after each meal

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

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

 

Housekeeping

Location: Spotted Horse Ranch – Wyoming

Ready for adventure out west? What better way than working at the Spotted Horse Ranch for the summer/fall season!

The ranch is located approximately an hour and a half south of Yellowstone and a half-hour from Grand Teton National Park. The beautiful Hoback River flows through the ranch and our property backs up to the Bridger Teton National Forest, where there are miles of trails on which to hike or ride horses. We also have two hunting backcountry camps that are fun to go stay at!

Our employees are free to take advantage of our weekly cookouts with live entertainment, horseback riding, fishing, and a free whitewater rafting trip. Also, the town of Jackson is just 20 minutes away, and it boasts great restaurants, unique shopping, museums, art galleries, and a thriving nightlife on the square.

Our season runs from May through the end of October.  Staff arrives in May. The Cabin and Wait Staff employees are offered an end-of-season bonus if they stay for the duration of their contract, and other benefits include free housing, three meals a day, and a free whitewater rafting trip!

Cabin and Wait Staff are responsible for the following:

  • Waiting tables and assisting the chef with prep work in the kitchen
  • Washing guest and employee dishes
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning guest cabins
  • Cleaning the grease trap
  • Planting and watering flowers and landscaping maintenance
  • Cleaning the main lodge, office, kitchen, and other common areas
  • Covering Guest Services Position on their day off
  • Assisting in set-up for cookouts, serving, and break-down of cookout

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/01/2022 – 11/01/2022
More Information: Apply through our website, spottedhorseranch.com, or send a resume and three professional references to info@spottedhorseranch.com

Location: Bar W Guest Ranch – Montana


>> General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the oversight of keeping the ranch clean.

>> Housekeeping Manager Duties:

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

>> Personal Requirements:

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

Live by the Bar W core values.

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

Come spend the summer in the Colorado!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Mid-May thru September
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

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

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

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

Location: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

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

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

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

The Hospitality Department 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. We are not just housekeepers or servers, we are on a mission in leading others to “Reconnect to the Important Things of a Life Well Lived.” 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.

You have to enjoy cleaning and serving people to see the beauty of 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, grow, and be proud of the summers you’ve spent with us.

This position offers free housing and meals.

Visit our website to read more about us and a day of someone on the Hospitality Team:  https://redhorsemountainranch.recruitee.com/

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: May 16 – October 1, 2022
More Information:

Facebook or Instagram:    @redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR

Phone: 208.689.9680 x 2

Ranch Website: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/

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

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: We have three Cabin crew positions available. Candidates must be well-organized, meticulous individuals, who work well with others. Duties involve daily cabin cleaning, laundry, nightly turndowns, weekly turnovers of all cabins, as well as maintaining the cleanliness of common areas.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15 – Oct 16, 2022
How To Apply: Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ to download an application and email it completed to work@elkhornranchmontana.com. We do require video of candidates tacking up and riding w/t/c for any wrangler or kid’s wrangler applicants.

Where to find more information:

Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ , email questions to work@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

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

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

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

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

 

 

Kids Programs

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Our kid’s program is at the heart of our ranch. This role involves caring for our younger guests (6-12), spending your days inspiring a sense of adventure, excitement in the saddle, while teaching riding and promoting a safe and fun environment for growth and independence. Childcare experience is required,being comfortable on and around horses, riding instruction experience is a plus!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15 – Oct 16, 2022
How To Apply: Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ to download an application and email it completed to work@elkhornranchmontana.com. We do require video of candidates tacking up and riding w/t/c for any wrangler or kid’s wrangler applicants.

Where to find more information:

Visit https://www.elkhornranchmontana.com/guest-ranch-jobs-montana/ , email questions to work@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

 

Activities Guide

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

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

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

Location: Greenhorn Ranch – California

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

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

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

 

Grounds & Maintenance

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Vista Verde Ranch – Colorado

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

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

Location: Latigo Ranch – Colorado

Maintenance involves landscaping, pool care, vehicle care, building and carpentry projects, some remodel-type projects, etc., and helping guests with luggage and parking.
If you do not know particulars of the job, we will teach you. We want service-minded and friendly staff of high integrity who are willing to learn.

This is a summer position at a dude ranch in a beautiful mountain location. Room and board are included, as is Wi-Fi and laundry; food is the best in the business and the staff culture is wholesome and energetic.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: Mid-May – September
More Information: https://latigoranch.com/Summer-Employment
How to Apply:
Fill out the application found at the link below and email it in. Only call if you have an issue downloading or sending the application.
Employment Packet: https://latigoranch.com/Portals/0/Employment/Application%20Packet%20-%202022.pdf
Email: randy@LatigoRanch.com
Phone: 970-724-9008

Location: Triangle C Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Perform duties around the ranch offering our guests the opportunity to have a serene view of the area. The ability to have a keen eye for what needs tending to, mowing, repair, maintenance a motivated individual that has high self-satisfaction and possibility of providing fishing and skeet shooting techniques upon request.

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

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

More Information:  www.trianglec.com/employment

 

 

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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.