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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: Greenhorn Ranch – California

Great salary plus gratuity. Active position ensuring that guests are happy & their needs are met.

Description of Duties: Active, non-desk concierge, host, and ranch representative.

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

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Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Our office coordinator oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, from arranging excursions for guests, managing guest records, booking reservations, as well as other office duties. Bookkeeping experience is a plus! Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

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 office@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 office@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: This position entails a bit of everything – from answering calls, assisting in guest services, airport pickups, town errands, tracking inventory, as well as other office/ranch duties. It’s perfect for those who like variety throughout their week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

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 office@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 office@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

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: 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: Greenhorn Ranch – California

Magical California guest ranch. Amazing team – wonderful pay & gratuity.

Description of Duties: Oversees all aspects of equine ranch service & management. Includes 60 horses and 10-12 staff.

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

Magical California guest ranch. Amazing team – wonderful pay & gratuity.

Description of Duties: Assists head wrangler in all aspects of equine ranch programs. Includes 60 horses and 10-12 staff.

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

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: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

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 all ridding levels. Maintain and repair tack. Clean barn and arena area daily. Willing to perform other maintenance duties as assigned including feeding, trail maintenance, fencing, etc. Willing to work long hours. CPR and First Aid required. Must have a good driving record as you may be driving ranch vehicles. Required to have a neat and clean appearance, and dress in western style. Cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and collared shirts required.

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: Maintaining the health of the heard, 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.

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: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

Looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, responsible horsemen and horsewomen. Must have strong people skills and substantial horse experience. They should be versatile and open-minded enough to take part in other jobs related to the ranch as well as ranch activities.

Wrangler duties include but are not limited to:

– Conditioning horses in the spring to get them ready for the season

– AM and PM feeding of horses in the corrals

– Gathering horses from pasture in the morning (what we refer to as jingling)

– Saddling guest horses in the morning and afternoon (we can have as many as 70-80 horses to groom/tack up)

– Leading guests of all ages on trails throughout Bighorn National Forest

– Riding your string of 3-4 horses

– Giving riding lessons to guests

– Attending nightly activities with guests, such as Tuesday swing dance and Saturday square dance, and serving chuck wagon dinner on Fridays (don’t worry if you don’t know how to swing or square dance)

**As a wrangler, you will also be responsible for bringing your own tack–i.e. western saddle (non-synthetic and with horn), back cinch, breast collar, rope halter, saddle pad, headstall/bridle, and bit(s). You can purchase some of these items when you get here, but just know that the ranch does not lend tack out.

Experience with heavy machinery (i.e. skid steer) desired but not mandatory.

On-site housing is provided by the ranch and room & board are worked into your salary. This means you do not have to pay for utilities and you are provided three meals a day.

Shoeing and/or roping experience desired.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15, 2022 – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

Location: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

Should have all of the wrangler attributes as well as substantial packing experience. Camp cooking and fly fishing skills are a definite plus. Should have experience with teams as well as pack strings and be good with kids and teenagers.

Wrangler Attributes: Looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, responsible horsemen and horsewomen. Must have strong people skills and substantial horse experience. They should be versatile and open-minded enough to take part in other jobs related to the ranch as well as ranch activities.

Wrangler duties include but are not limited to:

– Conditioning horses in the spring to get them ready for the season

– AM and PM feeding of horses in the corrals

– Gathering horses from pasture in the morning (what we refer to as jingling)

– Saddling guest horses in the morning and afternoon (we can have as many as 70-80 horses to groom/tack up)

– Leading guests of all ages on trails throughout Bighorn National Forest

– Riding your string of 3-4 horses

– Giving riding lessons to guests

– Attending nightly activities with guests, such as Tuesday swing dance and Saturday square dance, and serving chuck wagon dinner on Fridays (don’t worry if you don’t know how to swing or square dance)

**As a wrangler, you will also be responsible for bringing your own tack–i.e. western saddle (non-synthetic and with horn), back cinch, breast collar, rope halter, saddle pad, headstall/bridle, and bit(s). You can purchase some of these items when you get here, but just know that the ranch does not lend tack out.

Experience with heavy machinery (i.e. skid steer) desired but not mandatory.

On-site housing is provided by the ranch and room & board are worked into your salary. This means you do not have to pay for utilities and you are provided three meals a day.

Shoeing and/or roping experience desired.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15, 2022 – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

Location: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

Should have all of the wrangler attributes as well as packing experience. Camp cooking and fly fishing skills are a definite plus.

Wrangler Attributes: Looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, responsible horsemen and horsewomen. Must have strong people skills and substantial horse experience. They should be versatile and open-minded enough to take part in other jobs related to the ranch as well as ranch activities.

Wrangler duties include but are not limited to:

– Conditioning horses in the spring to get them ready for the season

– AM and PM feeding of horses in the corrals

– Gathering horses from pasture in the morning (what we refer to as jingling)

– Saddling guest horses in the morning and afternoon (we can have as many as 70-80 horses to groom/tack up)

– Leading guests of all ages on trails throughout Bighorn National Forest

– Riding your string of 3-4 horses

– Giving riding lessons to guests

– Attending nightly activities with guests, such as Tuesday swing dance and Saturday square dance, and serving chuck wagon dinner on Fridays (don’t worry if you don’t know how to swing or square dance)

**As a wrangler, you will also be responsible for bringing your own tack–i.e. western saddle (non-synthetic and with horn), back cinch, breast collar, rope halter, saddle pad, headstall/bridle, and bit(s). You can purchase some of these items when you get here, but just know that the ranch does not lend tack out.

Experience with heavy machinery (i.e. skid steer) desired but not mandatory.

On-site housing is provided by the ranch and room & board are worked into your salary. This means you do not have to pay for utilities and you are provided three meals a day.

Shoeing and/or roping experience desired.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15, 2022 – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

The Head Wrangler is a leader at the barn. Wrangler staff are 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 the ability to lift at least 60 lbs. Horse experience with knowledge and experience in 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: • Giving instruction to barn employees • Management of barn activities & livestock • Gathering, feeding, saddling, and preparing horses for rides • Instruct our western riding program to guests, lead trail rides • Caring for sick and injured horses • Medicating/providing veterinary care to livestock when instructed • 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:
Early – mid May  through at least September 26th

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Gathering, feeding, saddling, and preparing horses for rides • Instruct our western riding program to guests, lead trail rides • Caring for sick and injured horses • Medicating/providing veterinary care to livestock when instructed • 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:
Early – mid May  through at least September 26th

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

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

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

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

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

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

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

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Early – mid May through early November

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

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

 

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

This position offers free housing and meals.

Visit our website to read more about us and what a day looks like for a Wrangler/Guide:  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 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 office@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 office@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.

Location: Circle Z Ranch – Arizona

Circle Z Ranch is seeking an experienced wrangler for our team that can meet our high standards of exemplary guest service and safety combined with horseback riding that is second to none. We offer an amazing variety of trail rides throughout various landscapes that keep our guests returning year after year. Attention to detail, along with a friendly and energetic personality are a must for this position.
The Wrangler position will require a love of horses and people, strong work ethic, and ability to work well with others.

Essential Functions:
• Lead ranch guests on trail rides six days per week (2 half-day rides or one full day ride)
• Conduct rides in a safe and courteous manner as instructed by Foreman
• Give horseback riding lessons and trail orientation to guests as requested by Foreman
• Feed, groom, and saddle horses
• Keep holding pens and tack house area clean and organized
• Clean and mend tack
• Trail cleaning and brush removal
• Treat horses for minor injuries and vaccinate
• Efficiently adjust to last-minute changes
• Attend staff and department meetings
• Shoeing horses as needed
• Training horses as needed

Required Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• 3-5 years wrangling experience
• Driver License with a clean record
• Ability to learn and navigate trails
• Ability to ride horses and lead trail rides
• Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
• Excellent physical condition and stamina to work irregular and long hours
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
• First Aid and CPR Training (Circle Z Ranch will provide this training if hired)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience driving manual transmissions
• Experience hauling trailers
• Experience horseshoeing
• Experience starting colts

Working Conditions for the Wrangler position:
• Working outdoors in all types of weather
• Sitting in the saddle for long periods of time
• Lifting, reaching, stooping, kneeling, climbing, riding
• Working with horses and other livestock
• Exposure to desert wildlife
• Working weekends, nights, and holidays
• Extended periods of work without time off may be required

The specific requirements, duties and skills set forth in this job description are intended to be all-inclusive as of date this document is prepared. Circle Z Ranch reserves the right to modify this job description at any time. This job description may not contain all the duties you may be asked to perform during the period you work at the ranch. Further, the job description is not a guarantee that you will perform any of these duties.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
ASAP – Mid April 2022
More Information: https://www.circlez.com/about-us/employment

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: Cherokee Park Ranch – Colorado

Responsibilities Include:

  • Catch & Grain 130 horses daily
  • Saddle 50+ horses daily
  • Safely & Happily guide trail rides
  • Have a sense of comfort navigating miles of wilderness
  • Administer first aid care when needed
  • Assist in doctoring sick/hurt animals
  • Teaching basic riding skills & horse care to guests
  • General ranch chores; fencing, picking up rocks, loading hay, poop scooping, etc.
  • Assist with Kids Program
  • Teach & Facilitate cattle penning

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: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch – Colorado

The job description of Winter Wrangler is simple: each of us does pretty much everything: feed horses & goats & chickens & cats, take guests on trail rides, wash dishes, clean rooms, clean toilets, plow snow, provide sparkling conversation at the table with guests, event set up & take down, fix broken things, answer the phone, wash more dishes. This winter we are planning on renovating bathrooms, painting lots of walls and furniture, and major plumbing: mechanical skills a plus.

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

We are not necessarily looking for the most skilled or most knowledgeable – we are looking for team players and a good fit. If this seems like a good fit to you, please send us your application.

 

Food & Beverage

Location: A Bar A Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

Cooks work as a member of the Food & Beverage team and reports to the Chef. Key traits for success: teamwork, time management, attention to detail, stamina, work ethic, creativity. Responsible for working with the culinary team in preparation of all meals for guests and staff, assisting in unloading and processing all food deliveries, cleaning and maintaining the kitchen, and other kitchen duties. Cooks work in an inclusive environment with learning and growth opportunities. The dining experience at A Bar A is high quality, featuring local ingredients and western-inspired, rustic, and healthy meals for guests and staff. Meals include three Western-style outdoor cookouts per week (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), breakfast/lunch/dinner for staff daily, breakfast/lunch/dinner for guests daily, and lunch/dinner daily for the Children’s Program. The cooks also prepare food for catered meetings, fishing trips, Expeditions, and other off-site food needs for guests. During times when all cooks are not needed for regular kitchen duties, they are expected to help in other departments.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 18 – September 27, 2022
How To Apply: Please apply online through our website: www.abararanch.com/staff/

More Information: Please visit our website www.abararanch.com/staff/, or email staffing@abararanch.com.

Other: Compensation includes monthly salary (DOE), tips share, housing and meals provided on-site, optional 401k with company match, access to private fly-fishing and hiking.

Location: A Bar A Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: The Crew Chef works as a member of the A Bar A Food & Beverage team; reports to the Chef. Key traits for success: strong culinary skills, independence, work ethic/stamina, creativity, customer service/caring. The Crew Chef (also called the Employee Dining Room (EDR) Chef) is responsible for planning and preparing all meals for the A Bar A staff (approximately 100 people) throughout the summer season. The Crew Chef is expected to work closely with the Chef and other members of the Food and Beverage team to provide abundant, healthful meals for the staff and to be responsive to individual staff dietary needs. The Crew Chef works with the Chef and Food and Beverage Manager to develop menus and to order supplies for meals and for general stocking of the Employee Dining Room. When not working on regular EDR duties, the Crew Chef is expected to assist the culinary staff in all aspects of guest and staff meal preparation and cleaning tasks.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 9 – September 27, 2022
How To Apply: Please apply online through our website: www.abararanch.com/staff/

More Information: Please visit our website www.abararanch.com/staff/, or email staffing@abararanch.com.

Other: Compensation includes monthly salary (DOE), tips share, housing and meals provided on-site, optional 401k with company match, access to private fly-fishing and hiking.

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: Flat Creek Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

Co chef five days a week, with three nights and two days off.

Prepare creative, fresh meals with locally sourced products at small (15 guests) high-end guest ranch.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15 – October 10, 2022
How To Apply: Online at www.flatcreekranch.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: V6 Ranch – California

Description of Duties:  Home-style cooking in a professional kitchen, cooking dinner for groups ranging from 20-60 people for events lasting from 3-4 days.

Type of work: Year-round or seasonal position (March-June & September-November), flexibility in the summer and winter months.
Dates:
Early March 2022
How To Apply: Apply at www.v6ranch.com/careers  or contact lauren@v6ranch.com
More Information:

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Family and pet-friendly accommodation in Parkfield, CA on the beautiful Central Coast of California.
  • Centrally located in California (3.5 hours from LA & SF, 4 hours to the Sierras and Yosemite, 1.5 hours to beaches and Highway 1, 30 minutes to Paso Robles Wine Country)
  • Access to the historic and picturesque V6 Ranch including Hiking trails, fishing, swimming, camping, horse facilities, and more.
  • Tight-knit working and residential community.
  • Opportunity to be a part of an exciting growing operation with a strong vision.
  • Opportunity to learn about the cowboy and regenerative ranching way of life.

Location: R Lazy S Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Must be 21, work experience in the food industry. A clean appearance, a valid drivers license and a clean driving record .
“rotational” 5 day work week
3-4 days /week “dining room” (breakfast, lunch and dinner), plus
1-2 days /week “kitchen steward” (through breakfast and lunch).
…and be flexible about the work schedule and the job duties, and be willing to do “what it takes” to get the Ranch work done.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
June 6 – August 20, 2022
How To Apply: Send resume with references to info@rlazys.com
More Information: https://rlazys.com/about-the-ranch/employment/

Location: R Lazy S Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Duties will include and are not exclusive to:

• assisting the Head Chef and staff in food preparation for 60 to 70 people, three meals a day; prepping, cooking (breakfast/eggs, lunch/grilling) and baking and maintaining a clean work area.
• on the Head Chef’s days off work with the Assistant Chef in the creating and execution of meals placing food and supply orders.

Requirements: Must be 21 and be able to commit to the full season…and be flexible about the work schedule and the job duties, and be willing to do “what it takes” to get the Ranch work done.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 30 – October 6, 2022
How To Apply: Send resume with references to info@rlazys.com
More Information: https://rlazys.com/about-the-ranch/employment/

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: This position is responsible for assisting the head cook in meal preparation, assumes head cook duties on cook’s off day or as needed, baking breads and desserts, maintaining a clean, safe kitchen and equipment. Must be able to work with other team members, and be able to direct others on small tasks. We are looking for conscientious individuals with excellent attention to detail.

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: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: This position rotates through other kitchen positions to provide relief for others’ days off. As the “relief” position, you will hold:
1 day as food prep assistant, 1 day as a dishwasher, 1 day as a head server, 1 day as a baker, and 1 day will vary as to the task at hand.

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: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

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

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

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

Location: 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 the kitchen as needed, helping with dishwashing, 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: Majestic Dude Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Running the ranch kitchen, placing all food orders, planning a menu for staff and guests, feeding about 100 people a week, planning and executing all dietary restriction menu items, managing staff of the lodge, and ensuring cleanliness as well guest satisfaction.

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: 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: 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 15, 2022 – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

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 15, 2022 – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

Location: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Previous bartending experience helpful but not required. Must have strong people skills, be organized and of course be a team player.

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: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: This position requires strong customer service orientation. Previous wait experience helpful but not required.

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: 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: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

This enthusiastic, engaging person serves as a hostess for the lodge and dining room. Responsible for keeping the lodge clean, orderly with a pleasing presentation. Duties include table settings for snacks, drinks, appetizers, and meals; assisting in the office as needed; assisting customers in the gift shop and keeping it organized and supplied. Oher duties may include yard work, painting, photography, helping with guest activities, or shuttling guests. Because of the various duties that may change day to day, this position requires someone who is mature, flexible and able to work productively without supervision; or able to take direct supervision from others in each department. Must be a motivated individual in good physical health who will have a lot of interaction with both guests and crew; therefore, an outgoing personality. Must be safety conscious and have a clean driving record and able to act immediately as circumstances arise.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Early/Mid-May through September

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.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 office@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 office@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: This person is responsible for preparing meals for 50 people each day. Three meals a day are served with the cook mainly being responsible for breakfast and dinner. The workday begins at 6 a.m. most days with a break in the afternoon and returning to the kitchen for dinner preparation. Our weekly meal schedule does not change. Person must enjoy working in the kitchen, be organized, maintain a clean work area, and supervise five employees. Able to control food storage and inventory. Must be able to follow instructions and have knowledge of basic cooking. Although experience is preferred, the right person can be trained.

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: Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Assistant Cook/Swing: Assistant cook will prepare meals on the Cook’s day off. Also “team” cooks on most days. Because we are a smaller ranch, this person will fill in with housekeeping and serving meals (see Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dishwasher/Food Prep position). An organized and clean person can be trained for this position.

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: 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: Circle Z Ranch – Arizona

Circle Z Ranch is seeking a Kitchen Aide that can meet our high standards of exemplary customer service and cleanliness. We serve a variety of cuisines and special diets including, but not limited to, Hypoallergenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. Attention to detail, along with a friendly and energetic personality are a must for this position.

The Kitchen Aide position will require exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to maintain our standards.

Essential Functions:
• Wash dishes for crew, guest, and kitchen according to procedure
• Clean dishwashing area thoroughly every day
• Sweep and mop kitchen floors
• Comply with Santa Cruz Count Health Department requirements
• Build a fire in Lodge living room prior to each meal and tend that fire
• Build a fire in Cantina at 5:30 pm
• Clean both fireplaces on Sundays and throughout the day as needed
• Ensure plenty of firewood is available for guests in Lodge
• Keep front porch and back patio swept
• Assist with special functions of the ranch such as Trailer Rides, Picnics, Breakfast and Chuckwagon rides
• Efficiently adjust to last-minute changes
• Attend staff and department meetings

Required Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• Ability to be flexible and follow direction from supervisor
• Strong and positive communication skills
• Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions
• Excellent physical condition and stamina to work irregular and long hours
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Working Conditions for the Kitchen Aide position:
• Standing for long periods of time, lifting, reaching, stooping
• Working indoors and outdoors, occasionally in inclement weather
• Working with sharp kitchen implements, appliances, and equipment
• Working with and around high temperatures from ovens, stoves, grills, food warmers, and other kitchen appliances
• Working weekends, nights, and holidays
• Extended periods of work without time off may be required

The specific requirements, duties and skills set forth in this job description are intended to be all-inclusive as of date this document is prepared. Circle Z Ranch reserves the right to modify this job description at any time. This job description may not contain all the duties you may be asked to perform during the period you work at the ranch. Further, the job description is not a guarantee that you will perform any of these duties.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
October 25th, 2021 – April 2022
More Information: https://www.circlez.com/about-us/employment

Location: Circle Z Ranch – Arizona

Circle Z Ranch will be filling several Server/ Housekeeper/Float positions for 2021-2022 guest season. These positions will begin October 25, 2021 and end mid to late April 2022. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible. If you are a hard worker and work well with people, we want you on our team. At Circle Z, we value Ranch style teamwork and expect everyone to pitch in as needed to give our guests the most memorable ranch experience.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Housekeeper Duties:

• Daily Maid Service
• Clean Guest Rooms per the daily maid service list
• Set up rooms for incoming guests according to check-in list
• Vacuuming
• Cleaning/dusting
• Wash windows (inside and out)
• Clean office, laundry room, linen room, boot room, game room, pool area, and other ranch buildings as requested
• Launder and fold all linens, bedding, table napkins, etc.
• Various other duties required to keep our ranch immaculate

Wait Staff Duties:

• Prompt preparation of dining areas for meals
• Take meal orders from guests when serving short-order breakfast
• Serve meals and beverages to guests
• Set up buffet table for meals
• Set tables with appropriate dishes, napkins, etc.
• Clear tables after meals
• Organize and clean server closets
• Clean dining room, lodge living room, porch, bathroom, cantina, and the kitchen servery
• Wash staff and guest dishes on a rotational basis with scheduled wait staff team member
• Help pack food and utensils for rides and picnics
• Assist with food prep as needed
• Various other duties required to keep our ranch immaculate.

Physical Requirements:

• The position requires excellent physical condition and stamina. Hours tend to be irregular and long. Extended periods of work without time off may be required.
• Holidays will require additional work hours.

Specific Skills Required:

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions in English
• Ability to be flexible and follow direction from ranch management
• Strong and positive communication skills
• Ability to merge seamlessly between various tasks

Education/Experience:

• High School Diploma or GED
• 1-2 years serving experience
• 1-2 years housekeeping experience

The specific requirements, duties, and skills set forth in this job description are intended to be all-inclusive as of date this document is prepared. Circle Z Ranch reserves the right to modify this job description at any time. This job description may not contain all the duties you may be asked to perform during the period you work at the ranch. Further, the job description is not a guarantee that you will perform any of these duties.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
October 25th, 2021 – April 2022
More Information: https://www.circlez.com/about-us/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: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

The Employee Dining cook is responsible for all aspects of the culinary program for the employee dining room meals. This position will write menus, assist in ordering, develop menus, check food quality throughout meal periods. This position will also be responsible for maintaining a clean employee dining room. The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for making their fellow employees happy with high-quality meals that are prepared to a high standard. Other attributes include openness to employee feedback, ability to make changes based on that feedback when necessary. This position requires working in the kitchen five or more days a week. This person is able to take direction for the Executive Sous Chef and Executive chef and implement change as needed.

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

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

The bartender is responsible for the accurate and friendly dispensing of beverages to the ranch guests and staff. Bartenders have extensive guest contact and do much to influence the quality of the ranch experience. 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.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: ASAP – January 8th
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

The wait staff is responsible for food service and its attendant functions, such as maintenance of the dining room and specified kitchen areas, and buffet set-up. The wait staff has a significant amount of contact with our guests and greatly influences the guests’ overall enjoyment of the Ranch experience. A server should make a guest feel truly welcome. He or she will learn the names of the guests and address them by their first name. The successful server is quick with a smile, friendly, outgoing, eager to serve, and exceptionally courteous. He or she is self-motivated and competent in performing all duties, both in preparation for meals and in providing guest service.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: August 1 – January 8
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.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: August 1 – January 8
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

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: 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: Flat Creek Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

In charge of weekly turnovers, leading staff, keeping laundry and cleaning supplies in stock, being a team player in other ranch duties.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 15 – October 10, 2022
How To Apply: Online at www.flatcreekranch.com

Location: Hawley Mountain Ranch – Montana

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

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

Compensation: Pay includes wages, and in addition to your pay, room and board are provided (no charge to you). All staff shares the gratuity pool. Last year each staff member who worked the entire season grossed at least $7,000 in gratuity. Works 6 days a week with some time off in the afternoons to enjoy wilderness surroundings.

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: R Lazy S Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Each day starts early, and daily schedules vary; The cleaning of the guest cabins and other Ranch facilities (inside and outside), and a rotating daily chore schedule that includes and is not exclusive to; Ranch laundry, ironing on a commercial press, preparing all-day lunches, watering plants and filling bird feeders.

• A rotational Saturday schedule is a breakfast-lunch kitchen shift; washing dishes, pots and pans, every 2-3 weeks
• plus, 2 nights a week in the kitchen, washing dishes, pots and pans.

Requirements: Must be 21 and be able to commit to the full season…and be flexible about the work schedule and the job duties, and be willing to do “what it takes” to get the Ranch work done.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 30 October 6, 2022
How To Apply: Send resume with references to info@rlazys.com
More Information: https://rlazys.com/about-the-ranch/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: Cleaning all guest cabins each day and providing clean towels, completing turn over of all cabins after check out (detail cleaning of all spaces, clean sheets, welcome basket set up, ensure essential oils available for diffusers, etc.), keeping inventory of all cleaning supplies and welcome basket materials, keeping up with laundry throughout the week, keeping pool towels clean and stocked at the pool, keeping common areas clean.

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: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Responsible for the cleanliness of our cabins, recreation room, laundry room, and French Creek Saloon. We need people that are detail-oriented and hardworking in this position. Help with wait staff and children’s dinners two nights a week. Must be willing to fill in for other positions as needed.

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: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

Cleaning experience, as well as hostess or food service industry experience is preferred, and this position requires exceptional customer service and attention to detail. We count on staff to be detail-oriented and to provide superior customer service and hospitality to our ranch guests. The head housekeeper takes the lead in keeping the ranch facilities clean with the help of another housekeeper. Will also oversee 3-4 staff on Saturday change-over day. Dining room supervisor duties include set-up for meals, serving of meals and organizing clean-up, supervising 1-2 staff, and providing excellent service to guests during meals. Daily housekeeping responsibilities include the tidying guest cabins, lodge and common areas of the ranch – changing towels, making & changing beds, cleaning bathrooms, taking out trash, vacuuming, washing windows, dusting, and various other cleaning-related activities.

Saturdays are our change-over day, and all ranch staff help clean the ranch and team together to clean the cabins (checklists for each cabin). Dining room duties include but are not limited to serving food to guests and staff in our dining room or at outdoor meals and functions, clearing after meals, cleaning of dining room, and packing for cookouts. Some minor food preparation may also be involved. If not needed in the kitchen, you may be helping with the gift shop, working in the yard, doing grounds maintenance, or any other duties assigned.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Early/Mid-May through September

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

Housekeeping responsibilities include the cleaning of guest cabins and common areas of the ranch – changing towels, making & changing beds, cleaning bathrooms, taking out trash, vacuuming, washing windows, dusting, and various other cleaning related activities. Saturday is our change-over day, and other staff helps to clean the ranch and team together to clean the cabins. The housekeeper supervises the cleaning of the cabins, and lodge. During the week, the housekeeper performs daily tidying of the cabins. Wait staff duties include but are not limited to serving food to guests and staff in our dining room or at outdoor meals and functions, clearing after meals, cleaning of dining room, and packing for cookouts. Some minor food preparation may also be involved. If not needed in the kitchen, you may be helping with the gift shop, working in the yard, doing grounds maintenance, or any other duties assigned. We expect our facilities to be kept spotlessly clean, and meals to be excellently presented. We count on staff to be detail oriented and to provide superior service and hospitality to our ranch guests.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Early/Mid-May through September

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

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 office@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 office@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

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.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: August 1 – January 8
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

 

Kids Programs

Location: Traingle X Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

Triangle X Ranch managers/owners are seeking a nanny to care for their three children ages 7, 6, and 3 at our home on Triangle X Ranch.  Applicants must be responsible, conscientious, respectful, caring, and fun.  We keep our kids engaged and active, with lots of outside playtime in the summer.  Both parents work on-site and the two older children will often be out horseback riding with the guest children.  The desired applicant will have experience in childcare, a clean driving record, and excitement about planning different activities to keep each day fresh and fun.

This position begins in early May and lasts until October 31st.  In addition to child care, duties include picking up kids from the bus stop, driving to swim lessons, and light housework such as emptying the dishwasher, dishes, sweeping, etc.

A typical schedule is Monday through Friday, with weekends and evenings off to enjoy Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas.

We provide all our employees with free room and board (dormitory style) plus a monthly salary. All first-year employees will have a roommate. Employee housing is dormitory-style, therefore we do not allow pets

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 1 – October 31, 2022
How To Apply:

  • Please email to laurenturner@trianglex.com a resume along with a description of your relevant childcare experience.
  • 3 references (2 work and 1 personal).

More Information: email laurenturner@trianglex.com
Other:

Due to the dynamic of employee housing, we do not allow pets.

Benefits

  • Free room and board (you will have a roommate)
  • Competitive wages
  • Weekends and evenings off to explore Jackson Hole
  • Ranch activities free of charge on free time.

 

Location: R Lazy S Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Organize daily activities consisting of crafts and games during non-riding times. Supervise and eat with children in the children’s dining room for all meals.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 21, and able to commit to the full season. Knowledge and experience working with children.Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Current CPR and First Aid certification.…and be flexible about the work schedule and the job duties, and be willing to do “what it takes” to get the Ranch work done.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
June 6 – August 20, 2022
How To Apply: Send resume with references to info@rlazys.com
More Information: https://rlazys.com/about-the-ranch/employment/

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Responsible for children, infants to five years old. A high level of energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love of children is required. Must have the ability to lead children through a variety of planned activities including lead-around horseback walking, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts. Willing to get “down and dirty” with the kids. Must closely supervise their activities and safety for a routine schedule, including having lunch and dinner with them. On weeks when we do not have children 5 years of age or under the babysitter will assist in cabin cleaning and food prep.

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: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Must be patient, responsible, and able to watch over and plan activities for large groups of children.

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: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

The Kid’s Counselor/All-around is responsible for a structured children’s horse program for the young children who come with their families to the Ranch. We prefer an individual with a strong background in early childhood development or elementary education, as well as many years of horse experience. A love of children and the patience to deal with them on a very personal basis is required. This person must be someone who can organize horse activities for children and be out-going, energetic, creative, and positive. When there are no children at the Ranch, this person helps wherever needed. This position also requires help with serving and clearing tables after meals. After the guests leave on Saturdays, all ranch staff cleans up the Ranch, from the cabins to the barn.

Other responsibilities may include yard work, painting, help with horseback rides, etc. It is essential that our staff are flexible, and that we all work together as a team to get the job done, regardless of job title. Other duties at the barn might include gathering, feeding, saddling, and preparing horses for rides; caring for sick and injured horses; maintaining and cleaning tack, ensuring that all is safe and in good working order, repairing as needed; cleaning and maintaining barn area, corrals, arena, trails and ranch grounds; assist in weekly gymkhana games, assist with ranch entertainment, and have a great sense of humor!

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Mid-May through August

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch – Idaho

The Kids Program Wranglers/Guides of Red Horse Mountain Ranch are here to help our littlest guests and their families “Reconnect to the Important Things of a Life Well Lived.” Every child has a different adventure goal to reach and our Kids Program Wranglers figure out what that is and help them get there. Horseback riding, archery, .22 rifle shooting, campfire games, zip lines, crafts, kayaking, swimming, rock wall climbing… our guides love everything outdoors and sharing their knowledge with children. Every guide brings a different skill set to the table as we learn and grow together.

 

You have to enjoy working with children and not just horses to see the beauty of this job and you will thrive if you want to learn more about how to mix your love of the outdoors with world-class hospitality for children. 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 what a day as a Kids Program Wrangler/Guide looks like:  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: 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 office@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 office@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Responsible for children 7 and under. High level of energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love of children required. Must have ability to lead children through a variety of planned activities including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and swimming at hot springs. Willing to get “down and dirty” with the kids. Ideally, 21 years of age with excellent driving record, as will be responsible for transportation of children to hot springs in town. Will accompany children to lunch sites. On certain days, you will not have the children as long as others and will be expected to help out in other departments. Will participate in guided hike & evening activities.

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: Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Responsible for children 7 and under. High level of energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love of children required. Must have ability to lead children through a variety of planned activities including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and swimming at hot springs. Willing to get “down and dirty” with the kids. Ideally, 21 years of age with excellent driving record, as will be responsible for transportation of children to hot springs in town. Will accompany children to lunch sites. On certain days, you will not have the children as long as others and will be expected to help out in other departments. Will participate in guided hike & evening activities.

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: Spotted Horse Ranch – Wyoming

Ready for adventure out west? Spend your summer and fall at the Spotted Horse Ranch as the Childcare Director / Floater! 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 camp 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.

Our season runs from May through the end of October.  The Childcare Director normally arrives in May and is offered an end-of-season bonus if they stay for the duration of the contract. Other benefits include free housing, three meals a day, and discounted drinks in the saloon.

The duties and responsibilities of the Childcare Director / Floater are as follows:

  • Most importantly to ensure the safety of the children when the parents are absent
  • Organize games, crafts, and activities for children of all ages (number of children and ages vary from week to week)
  • Become cross-trained across varying positions and be willing to “float” when no children are present
  • CPR/ First Aid Certification required

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

 

Activities Guide

Location: A Bar A Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties:

Works as a member of the A Bar A Expeditions Program team; reports to Expeditions Directors. Key traits for success: independence, adaptability, customer service, teamwork, stamina/work ethic, guiding skills, local knowledge, attention to detail. Guides are responsible for guiding guests and youth campers participating in A Bar A Ranch Expeditions and Youth Camps. Guiding includes: fly fishing, horse-back riding, hiking and map orientation, clay shooting, and small caliber riflery. Most Expeditions include activities in Wilderness areas of National Forest and backcountry terrain. Expedition Guides must be comfortable navigating in remote landscapes on and off ranch property. Expedition Guides host guests at Expeditions lodging locations, including meal preparation; support trip logistics including packing, stocking, transportation, etc.; clean and maintain facilities and equipment; and care for horses used for Expeditions. Expeditions guides must submit a fly fishing video (see A Bar A website staff pages for instructions) and have previous horseback riding experience (riding video required).

Expeditions Team: The Expeditions program consists of Classic Expeditions, Boys’ and Girls’ Youth Camps, and Self-Supported Expeditions. The Expeditions Team includes guides for Classic Expeditions, Youth Camps, and an Expeditions Chef/Logistics support coordinator. The Expeditions program hosts groups of 4–6 guests for 5–10-night customized trips based at Ranch locations beyond A Bar A headquarters. Guides are hired to be specifically assigned to the Classic Expeditions or Youth Camp programs.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 23 – September 27, 2022
How To Apply: Please apply online through our website: www.abararanch.com/staff/

More Information: Please visit our website www.abararanch.com/staff/, or email staffing@abararanch.com.

Other: Compensation includes monthly salary (DOE), tips share, housing and meals provided on-site, optional 401k with company match, access to private fly-fishing and hiking.

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

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Avid fly fishing and excellent people skills required. The ability to work with all of our guests giving instructions and lessons. You will be responsible for organizing groups and private fishing trips in various outdoor settings. If not fishing you will be expected to help out in other departments. Must have a good driving record as you will be driving ranch vehicles. Our fly fishing guide will assist our guests and provide an excellent fishing experience including casting lessons and general instruction for beginners, recommending and selling flies, maintaining loaner equipment, hosting fishing trips on the Taylor Fork, Gallatin and Madison rivers. First aid and CPR training are required. Must have prior fly fishing experience.

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: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: We are looking for an avid hiker that has a passion for sharing natural history, wildlife, and flora and fauna knowledge with others. They should be a self-starter who can generate excitement in the ranch hiking program. Some trail and landscaping work will be required in between hikes.

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: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Looking for an avid fly fisherman with guiding experience. Must be outgoing and have the ability to promote the ranch fishing program. Some retail experience helpful. They should have the ability to not only fish well but to also teach beginners and intermediates new skills. This is a great opportunity for the right self-starter.

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: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

This position requires a motivated individual in good physical health who will have a lot of interaction with both guests and other staff. Wranglers must be safety conscious, able to lift 85 pounds and have experience with tools and general repair. Required to have a neat and clean appearance with western-style dress of cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and collared shirts. Must bring own saddle and tack and have a deep understanding of what it means to RIDE FOR THE BRAND. Need to be flexible, honest and accountable, with the ability to work productively with or without supervision, and act immediately as circumstances arise.

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

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Early – mid May through at least  September 26th

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties:

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

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

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
Early – mid May  through at least September 26th with opportunity to stay longer in the fall

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

More Information:  www.triplejranch.com

Location: C Lazy U Ranch – Colorado

A ranch hand is a member of a team who performs tasks which serves in an all-purpose capacity, helping all other departments during all working hours. A ranch hand will also safely and professionally guide guests on the activity experiences offered at the C Lazy U excluding horseback riding. The successful ranch hand will be flexible and diverse in nature, working with initiative, common sense, and momentum. Individuals are expected to be orderly in conduct and courteous to guests and staff.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: August 1 – January 8
More Information: Apply online at www.clazyu.com/employment

 

Grounds & Maintenance

Location: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Experience preferred in several skills such as basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, vehicle maintenance, and general ranch operations. Ability to be flexible and act immediately as circumstances arise. Also, responsible for grounds maintenance and overall upkeep of ranch facilities. Willing to perform other maintenance duties as assigned. Must have a good driving record as you will be driving ranch vehicles. Experience with horses is not required but a willing attitude is a must, plus excellent people skills working with adults, teens and children.

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: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: The choreman position is responsible for a variety of tasks including town trips for shopping, shuttling guests to/from the airport, landscaping and ground maintenance, keeping woodbins stocked, hauling trash, and any tasks needed to provide a clean, appealing, and safe ranch experience for our guests. Experience preferred in several skills such as basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, vehicle maintenance, and general ranch operations. Ability to be flexible and act immediately as circumstances arise. Willing to perform other maintenance duties as assigned. Must have a good driving record as you will be driving ranch vehicles. Experience with horses is not required but a willing attitude is a must, plus excellent people skills working with adults, teens, and children.

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: Paradise Guest Ranch – Wyoming

Description of Duties: Some electrical, plumbing, mechanical, irrigation, carpentry and general fix-it knowledge required. Must be organized and capable of keeping good maintenance records.

Type of work: Seasonal
Dates:
May 8, 2022 – September 25, 2022
How To Apply: Apply via our website at http://www.paradiseranch.com/about-pgr/dude-ranch-jobs

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is outgoing and a self-starter. As choreman you are asked of many different tasks, from lighting stove fires around the ranch, chopping wood, daily irrigation, assisting in cookouts, baggage and airport runs, in addition to other various daily/weekly ranch chores. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

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 office@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 office@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Elkhorn Ranch – Montana

Description of Duties: Are you a carpenter, contractor, or handyman? We are looking for someone with experience who is ready to spend their summer working on a variety of projects around a 100-year-old ranch. We have buildings, furniture, and general areas that would benefit from some extra attention from a skilled worker who values rich history and the integrity of craftsmanship. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

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 office@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 office@elkhornranchmontana.com , or call 406-995-4291.

Location: Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado

Description of Duties: Willing to learn (and experience most helpful) in several skills such as basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, vehicle maintenance and general ranch operations. Ability to be flexible and act immediately as circumstances arise. Also responsible for grounds maintenance, firewood, trash. Will conduct safe archery, marksmanship and trapshooting tournaments. Possibly drive to Aspen, ropes course and airport. Insurance requires driver to be 21 years of age with good driving record. Will help at barn in a.m. feeding and saddling horses and may also need to work with children in riding arena. Experience with horses not required but a willing attitude a must, plus excellent people skills working with adults, teens and children. 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: 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.