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PM/Dishwaser - "Rover"
Location: R Lazy S Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 308 83025

Must be 21 and be able to commit to the full season. June 1st through October 7th.

We offer a five day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. These are "split-shift" days.

Each day consisits of 2 shifts: 1/2 day "daytime shift" (morning or afternoon/as needed, in housekeeping, helping with laundry, and some other basic ranch chores)...and an evening dishwashing shift those days....= "free time" in the morning or the afternoon and 2 days off/week.

Please send resume/inquiries to: info@rlazys.com., or call 307-733-2655.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/01/2020 thru 09/07/2020

Baker and Prep Cook
Location: Circle Z Ranch - Arizona PO Box 194 85624

 

Baker and Prep Cook

 

The Baker and Prep Cook position at Circle Z Ranch for our 2019-2020 season begins on Monday, October 21st, 2019 and ends mid-April 2020.

 

Circle Z Ranch is seeking a Baker and Prep Cook that can meet our high standards of delicious, homemade meals while incorporating their own recipes and flair. We serve a variety of cuisines and special diets including, but not limited to, Hypoallergenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. We provide an assortment of tried and true Circle Z recipes that are the building blocks for your weekly menus.

 

The Baker and Prep Cook position will require exceptional communication and organization skills, as well as the ability to perform multiple culinary skills including cooking, baking, prepping, and planning.

 

Essential Functions:

·        Prepare baked goods from scratch daily for ranch guests and staff (30 - 70 individuals)

·        Prep for other meals as directed by the Head Chef and Second Cook

·        Ensure proper presentation of meals and hors d’oeuvres

·        Serve meals to guests and answer food inquiries

·        Plan menu with supervisor

·        Comply with Santa Cruz County Health Department requirements

·        Review food costs with supervisor and maintain budgetary expectations

·        Plan and communicate inventory needs with Head Chef and supervisor

·        Check quality of food and supplies

·        Responsible for kitchen cleanliness including washing of pots and pans in cook cleaning station

·        Leave kitchen clean and ready for the next shift

·        Efficiently adjust to last minute changes

·        Attend staff and department meetings

 

 

 

 

Required Qualifications:

·        High School Diploma or GED

·        3-5 years’ experience cooking and baking in guest ranches or restaurants

·        Culinary Arts certificate

·        Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing

·        Ability to use technology to communicate, plan, and order provisions

·        Excellent physical condition and stamina to work irregular and long hours

·        Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

·        Food Handler’s Certificate (Circle Z Ranch will provide this training if hired)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working Conditions for the Baker and Prep Cook position include:

·        Standing for long periods of time, lifting, reaching, stooping

·        Working with and around sharp kitchen implements, appliances, and equipment

·        Working with and around high temperatures from ovens, stoves, grills, and other kitchen appliances

·        Working weekends, nights, and holidays

·        Extended periods of work without time off may be required

 

 

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

 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 10/21/2019 thru 04/15/2020

Second Cook
Location: Circle Z Ranch - Arizona PO Box 194 85624

Second Cook

 

The Second Cook position at Circle Z Ranch for our 2019-2020 season begins on Monday, October 21st, 2019 and ends mid-April 2020.

 

Circle Z Ranch is seeking a Second Cook that can meet our high standards of delicious, homemade meals while incorporating their own recipes and flair. We serve a variety of cuisines and special diets including, but not limited to, Hypoallergenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. We provide an assortment of tried and true Circle Z recipes that are the building blocks for your weekly menus.

 

The Second Cook position will require exceptional communication and organization skills, as well as the ability to perform multiple culinary skills including cooking, baking, prepping, and planning.

 

Essential Functions:

·        Prepare breakfast and lunch for ranch guests and staff (30 - 70 individuals)

·        Prepare other assigned meals as directed

·        Ensure proper presentation of meals

·        Serve meals to guests and answer food inquiries

·        Manage kitchen by communicating goals and expectations with other kitchen staff

·        Plan menu with supervisor

·        Comply with Santa Cruz County Health Department requirements

·        Review food costs with supervisor and maintain budgetary expectations

·        Plan and communicate inventory needs with Head Chef and supervisor

·        Check quality of food and supplies

·        Responsible for kitchen cleanliness including washing of pots and pans in cook cleaning station

·        Leave kitchen clean and ready for the next shift

·        Efficiently adjust to last minute changes

·        Attend staff and department meetings

 

 

 

 

Required Qualifications:

·        High School Diploma or GED

·        3-5 years’ experience cooking as a lead or second cook in guest ranches or restaurants

·        Culinary Arts certificate

·        Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing

·        Ability to use technology to communicate, plan, and order provisions

·        Excellent physical condition and stamina to work irregular and long hours

·        Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

·        Food Handler’s Certificate (Circle Z Ranch will provide this training if hired)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working Conditions for the Second Cook position include:

·        Standing for long periods of time, lifting, reaching, stooping

·        Working with and around sharp kitchen implements, appliances, and equipment

·        Working with and around high temperatures from ovens, stoves, grills, and other kitchen appliances

·        Working weekends, nights, and holidays

·        Extended periods of work without time off may be required

 

 

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

 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 10/21/2019 thru 04/15/2020

Wrangler needed at Elk Mountain Ranch
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Wrangler:   Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) 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 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 a plus. CPR and First Aid required (class will be provided at beginning of season). Must have good driving record as may be driving guests to Aspen or airports. Required to have 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. Staff arriving May 15 and must be able to stay until Mid August.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 08/15/2020

Cook
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Cook:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) 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. Staff arriving May 15 and until at least mid August, preferably until mid September.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/16/2020

Assistant Cook
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Assistant Cook/Swing:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Staff arriving May 15 and needed until mid August - some until mid September. 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.

Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation:  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 dish washing, preparing packouts, and food preparation (salads, appetizers, etc.). Also participate in guest entertainment, such as a guided hike, hayride, volleyball, and square dance.

Cook:  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
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/16/2020

Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation-Elk Mountain Ranch
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) 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 dish washing, preparing packouts, and food preparation (salads, appetizers, etc.). Also participate in guest entertainment, such as a guided hike, hayride, volleyball, and square dance.  Staff arriving May 15 and must be able to stay until mid August - with some positions until September 23rd.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/16/2020

Maintenance/Sports/Utility
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Maintenance/Sports/Utility:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Willing to learn 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.  Staff will be arriving on May 15 and needed until at least mid August (preferably til mid September).

 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/16/2020

Housekeeping/Wait Staff
Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch - Montana PO Box 310; 91 Mortimer Road 59410

Located just south of Glacier National Park, our family-owned & operated ranch is a great place to live and experience Montana's Rocky Mountains.

The Housekeeper/Server position requires an outgoing, flexible and positive individual who enjoys a rural setting and gracious hospitality. Housekeeping duties include cleaning cabins, lodge, and public areas, occasional yard work, or working in the gift shop. Also assists with table setting, serving guests, washing dishes, helping to keep the kitchen clean and organized. All of our staff work together with a teamwork attitude.

As with most dude ranches, we compensate in several ways by offering full room and board, monthly salary, gratuities and the opportunity to work and play in a spectacular setting. To apply please email jobs@triplejranch.com or call Kim at 406-562-3653.  

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/15/2020 thru 09/26/2020

Sous Chef
Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch - Idaho 11077 East Blue Lake Road 83833

Come do somthing fun and different with your kitchen skills in an environment that is creative.

 

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in Northern Idaho offering peace, outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality to all our wonderful guests. It is one of the last rare spots, kept secluded and safe, and we want to share that with others. 

 

We believe our ranch exists to "Reconnect People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived." To achieve that mission, we need an excellent team that values professionalism, has a positive outlook, takes ownership of their work, and can help us create a safe environment where people can grow and create unforgettable memories. We are a great place to work and the team members here are the pride and joy of the ranch (as well as our horses, of course)!

We are currenlty seeking a Massage Therapist who also would like to work in the barn or other areas of the ranch.

 

Meals bring people together like nothing else and what a special role our Chef’s play in protecting and creating more of those moments! The Sous Chefs of Red Horse Mountain Ranch help our guests “Reconnect to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived” by taking out the time, stress, and chaos of meal preparation for our guests. Our guests just get to leisurely enjoy beautiful and delicious meals carefully prepared by our Chefs, so all they have to focus on is creating happy memories with the people they love. Our Chefs are professionals in all they do and take ownership in all their actions and decisions. They have positive attitudes and create a safe environment for all those in the kitchen to enjoy while being leaders and mentors to all other team members.

 

The main responsibilities of the Sous Chefs are to provide our guests with nutritional, well-prepared meals in a courteous manner. Our Sous Chefs are well versed in a variety of cuisines, cooking methods, and special diets so as to provide our guests with the best culinary experiences possible. They should display attention to detail and take pride in the presentation of all aspects of the meals, plated or buffet, from the main entrée to the smallest condiment. They are able to humbly accept both praise and criticism from staff and guests.

 

Our Sous Chefs lead by example by coming to work prepared and on time, staying on task, and helping others if they fall behind. They are willing to help out in any area of the kitchen, for example checking in deliveries, dishes, baking, or helping the other chef. They possess the communication skills and knowledge to train the kitchen assistants in food prep, food safety, and sanitation.

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Plan and Prepare the Meals

  • Work together with the Kitchen Manager to plan weekly menus
  • Determine proper amounts of food to prepare given our guest counts
  • Produce high quality dishes in both taste and appearance 
  • Prepare meals to accommodate all special requests and dietary needs
  • Ensure that the kitchen operates efficiently so that meals are served on time 
  • AM Sous Chef prepares breakfast (both buffet and to-order) and buffet lunch for up to 90 guests and staff
  • PM Sous Chef prepares appetizers and dinner (both buffet and plated) for up to 90 guests and staff 

Lead the Kitchen Team Members

  • Manage and train kitchen team members to the kitchen manual, and on the preparation and arrangement per the current menu 
  • Fill in for the Kitchen Manager in planning and directing food preparation and managing kitchen team members, when necessary
  • Be the example of how you want your team members to be
  • Ensure that all kitchen team members are performing their duties as prescribed by the quality standards established by the Kitchen Manager and kitchen manual 
  • Make sure all kitchen duties are completed for the day in any capacity required, filling in as necessary
  • Willing to work odd jobs and long hours when required
  • Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and handle problematic situations
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests, respond professionally to any guest concerns

Food Safety and Sanitation

  • Ensure proper storage and labeling of food items
  • Maintain the sanitary condition of the kitchen. This includes washing and storing dishes, sweeping and mopping, restocking inventory, and general cleaning and organizing.
  • Comply with and enforce sanitation regulation and safety standards

Requirements

  • Must be able to work early to mid-May through early October
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License with clean driving record and be able to drive an automatic transmission (the ability to drive a manual transmission is preferred, but not required.)
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Idaho Food Handler Permit
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid first aid and CPR card
  • Must be a US Citizen or possess a current and appropriate working visa
  • Must be physically able to carry 50 pounds up and down a full flight of stairs, repeatedly
  • Must wear required uniform while on shift; dress appropriately while around guests
  • Prefer 3 years of experience in food preparation, cooking a variety of food items using a variety of cooking methods
  • Prefer 1year experience in cooking for special dietary requirements
  • Must demonstrate safe cooking practices
  • Must be able to work as a team player, work with minimal supervision, and be able to take directions from the Kitchen Manager
  • Must demonstrate good communication skills, customer relations, and sound judgment

This position is offered with housing: a dorm-style house with common kitchen and living area (expect a roommate), and most meals


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/01/2020 thru 10/05/2020

2020 Summer Jobs
Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch - Idaho 11077 East Blue Lake Road 83833

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in Northern Idaho offering peace, outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality to all our wonderful guests. It is one of the last rare spots, kept secluded and safe, and we want to share that with others. 

 

We believe our ranch exists to "Reconnect People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived." To achieve that mission, we need an excellent team that values professionalism, has a positive outlook, takes ownership of their work, and can help us create a safe environment where people can grow and create unforgettable memories. We are a great place to work and the team members here are the pride and joy of the ranch (as well as our horses, of course)!

 

We are currently looking to add more amazing team members for the upcoming 2019 guest season. Current open positions include: Morning and Lunch Chef, Dinner Chef, Kitchen Assistants, Prep Cook and Baker, Hospitality Crew, Wranglers, Ranch Hands, Massage Therapist, Bartender, and Nanny. 

 

We offer a healthy working environment, free employee housing and meals five days a week (plus leftovers), competitive wages, a season end completion bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities our guests enjoy! It will be a summer you will never forget, not to mention you'll be surrounded by beautiful country and good people.

 

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, 21 years of age or older, drug free, not grumpy, and can lift 50 pounds.

 

 

Get to Know Us Better!

 

If You Are Techy - Come visit us on Facebook or Instagram!

@redhorsemountainranch or #RHMR.

 

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  208.689.9680 x 2.

 

If You're Sold and Want to Apply

https://redhorsemountainranch.com/ranch-jobs/


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/01/2020 thru 10/05/2020

Ranch Hospitality - Housekeeping & Serving
Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch - Idaho 11077 East Blue Lake Road 83833

The Hospitality Department plays a very rewarding role in creating the ultimate guest experience. We get to create warm and inviting sleeping spaces as well as comfortable homey dining spaces. The interaction we have with the guest who visit is life changing, not only for them but for you as well. We are not just housekeepers or servers, we are on a mission in leading our guests to “Reconnect to the Important Things of a Life Well Lived.” We are professionals. We take ownership over our hard work. We are happy folks with positive attitudes and create a safe place for our guests and team members to grow and thrive!  You’ll be working with an amazing staff in a setting that offers strong core values, encourages self motivation, and with management that values hard working individuals

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Caring for Guests

  • Talk with guests and get to know them so you can anticipate their needs
  • Learn guest names
  • Greet guests by name in passing
  • Create a safe and quiet environment for them to relax in
  • Answer questions
  • Create memorable moments for the guests
  • Encourage them as they learn
  • Show them the best time of their life
  • Having a heart for hospitality

 

Caring for Facilities

  • Create a safe and welcoming environment in all guest cabins and facilities
  • Follow checklists to complete lodge and cabin cleans
  • Have an eye for beauty and cohesiveness 
  • Cleaning, Dusting, Sweeping and Mopping Thoroughly and Quickly 
  • Creating a pristine environment in lodge, its common areas, and Cabins
  • Admire the look of a clean well put together room
  • Take pride in every detail accounted for

 

Laundry

  • Tend to guest and lodge laundry
  • Wash, Dry, and Fold all ranch linens
  • Iron clothes as needed
  • Carry laundry bags to and from guest cabins
  • Look over linens for stains

 

Serving

  • Calmly provide excellent service to our dining guests during breakfast, lunch and dinner in a timely and cheerful way
  • Move our delicious food in large serving platters safely from the kitchen to the dining area buffet
  • Take drink orders and fulfilling them
  • Keep a watchful eye on buffet status and reporting needs to kitchen 
  • Relay Dietary information including allergies to guests and kitchen
  • Create signage for food displays
  • Accurately label foods which contain items guests are allergic to
  • Work with guests and children who have allergy concerns
  • Clear dirty plates, glasses, silverware, napkins in a timely and professional manner
  • Be available and attentive to guest special requests

 

Barn

  • Step in where needed at the barn, particularly in aiding the Kids Program with their guests who need lead liners
  • Help children ages 3-6 get on and off their horses
  • Hold lead rope and walk next to the child on horseback ride
  • Help child keep their feet in stirrups
  • Keep child engaged on horse

 

Other Ranch Duties

  • May need to help in hosting evening entertainment for guests such as roping, karaoke, line dancing, etc.
  • Help in other departments as needed
  • Represent the ranch well at all times and demonstrate our core values to others

 

Requirements

  • Complete service requests for an exceptional guest experience in cleaning, laundry, and serving.
  • Physically fit and capable of all Housekeeping/Server duties
  • Courteous and professional at all times
  • Work with minimal supervision and take directions from a supervisor
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills and customer relations
  • Work as a team player
  • Be able to maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Be able to demonstrate good, sound judgment.
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds and work long hours.
  • Must wear appropriate uniforms and maintain a neat/clean appearance
  • Must be a US Citizen or possess a current and appropriate working visa.
  • Hold a valid drivers license
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid first aid and CPR card

 

 

 

This position is being offered from May through September. This position is being offered with housing (a dorm room with roommate and common area) and meals.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/01/2020 thru 10/06/2020

General Maintenance
Location: R Lazy S Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 308 83025

Must be 21 with a valid driver's license and a clean driving record and be able to commit to the full season, May 4th through October 14th. Need to have experience driving trucks and tractors, using a chainsaw and have knowledge of minor plumbing, capentry and electrical repairs. Applicant needs to be a fast learner and able to quickly solve daily minor maintenance problems. Duties include: cutting and delivering firewood, landscaping (irrigation, grass cutting, maintaining sprinkler systems), with occasional bartending and airport shuttles We offer a 5 day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. Send resume with references to: info@rlazys.com.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/04/2020 thru 10/14/2020

Dining Room/Kitchen Steward
Location: R Lazy S Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 308 83025

June 1st through the 9th of October. We offer a 5 day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. Must be 21 with experience in the food industry, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record. Additional requirements: a clean appearance, the physical ability to do the job. Duties will include: 3-4 days/week in the dining room and 1-2 days week as kitchen steward.  Send resume with references to: info@rlazys.com...Call: 307-733-2655

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/01/2020 thru 10/09/2020

Housekeeper/PM Dishwasher
Location: R Lazy S Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 308 83025

Must be 21 and be able to commit to the full 2020 nseason, May 25th - October 8th. A "morning" person, energetic and able to "hustle", be meticulous, self-motivated and have the physical strength and flexibility to be able to do the work of lifting, kneeling, reaching and much more.  Job description includes housekeeping duties and evening dishwashing shifts.  We offer a 5 day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. Send resume with references to: info@rlazys.com


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/25/2020 thru 10/08/2020

Prep Cook/ Cook
Location: R Lazy S Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 308 83025

  • June 1st - October 7th, must be 21. Must be able to commit to the full season, work with the Head Chef and the Assistant Chef in food preparation for 60 to 70 people, three meals a day. Professional cooking and baking experience required. We offer a 5 day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. Send resume with references to: info@rlazys.com.

Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/01/2020 thru 10/07/2020

Kids Wrangler
Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch - Montana PO Box 310; 91 Mortimer Road 59410

Montana Mountain Front guest ranch seeking mature, outgoing Kid's Wranglers for 2019 season. Salaried position from June through late August, room and board, gratuities. This position requires motivated, high energy, creative individual in good physical health who has an excellent work ethic and great communication skills to happily interact with guests and other staff.

Kids Wranglers are responsible for a structured children’s horse program for young children and other games and crafts. We prefer an individual with a strong background in early childhood development or elementary education, as well as many years of horse experience. Must have a love of children and the patience to deal with them on a very personal basis. When there are no children at the Ranch, the Kids Wrangler helps with regular Wrangler duties or assists wherever needed on the ranch. Other responsibilities may include yard work, painting, cleaning.

For application and more information contact Kim at jobs@triplejranch.com or call 406-562-3653


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/01/2020 thru 08/22/2020

Ranch Wranglers
Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch - Montana PO Box 310; 91 Mortimer Road 59410

Montana Mountain Front guest ranch seeking mature, outgoing ranch wranglers for 2020 season. Salaried position from mid-May through late September, room, and board, gratuities. Requires a motivated individual in good physical health who has an excellent work ethic and great communication skills to happily interact with both guests and other staff. Main responsibilities include gathering, feeding, saddling, horses for rides; providing instruction and guiding trail rides; caring for sick and injured horses; maintaining tack, barn area, corrals, arena, fences, trails, and ranch grounds. May teach basic fly-fishing, trap shooting or take guests hiking.

We are also looking for some specific skills in addition to wrangler responsibilities. 
1) Ranch Wrangler with musical skills
2) Ranch Wrangler/Fly-Fishing Guide
3) Ranch Wrangler/Shooting Guide/Hiking Guide

For application and more information contact Ernie at jobs@triplejranch.com or call 406-562-3653.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/13/2020 thru 09/30/2020

Wrangler
Location: Klondike Ranch - Wyoming 386 Crazy Woman Canyon Road 82834

In search of a wrangler for the 2020 summer season. Please contact Richard Tass at rtass@wyoming.com or 307-684-2390. 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/20/2020 thru 10/01/2020

Marketing & Event Manager
Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch - Colorado 17931 W County Rd 74e 80545

Key Highlights to this position are:

  • Market the Dude Ranch and The Event venue – through website, social media, and networking with local vendors, businesses, and associations.
  • Develop and Promote events, special weekends or packages. These items can be held jointly between the Aspen Grove venue area and the Sundance Trail Guest Ranch. Aim is to enhance ranch reservations during slower months:
    • Corporate retreats or team-building retreats
    • Yoga weekends or Wellness weekends
    • Destination Weddings
  • Event Planning – working with Bride/Groom or event organizer
    • Determine what they want for their event
    • Create agreeable and Clear price
    • Plan and oversee the event.
  • Communicate and Team with ranch owners for marketing efforts.
  • Team with other ranch personnel to ensure smooth functioning of ranch and events.
  • Office work will be expected and specified hours maintained, those duties will include
    • Answering Phones, emails and sending out brochures or other literature to promote the ranch or events
    • Developing marketing materials as needed
    • Attend/participate in daily/weekly management and marketing meetings
    • Give ranch or event venue tours
    • Will need to track and report your time
  • Networking – going to Fort Collins or other places for meetings or events where you can meet other people involved in event planning and weddings.  Promoting the ranch and the event venue.
    • Travel expenses with prior approval will be paid

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Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 12/12/2019 thru 12/31/2019

Wrangler
Location: Bull Hill Guest Ranch - Washington 3738 Bull Hill Rd 99141

The main duty of a Wrangler is to entertain and socialize with guests both on the trail and off. In an average day, we usually do two rides, one in the morning at 9:30 and another in the afternoon around 2:30. You will be required to meet with your assigned “group” of guests and discuss/schedule a ride time, length and type. Other days you may be required to take a group out all day. Socializing with guests on rides and hospitality is the most important aspect of being a Wrangler at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. A wrangler’s day starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. with a long break mid-day after lunch.

Certain days you may also be asked to help with cattle drives in which guests may or may not come along. Other duties will include general ranch chores, grounds keeping and barn cleaning.

The last ride of the day usually gets done by 5:00 p.m. In the evenings, guests gather in the main lodge for dinner, drinks, campfire, horseshoes, etc. where Wranglers are required to be present to interact with guests until around dinner.

 

Primary Details and Responsibilities:

• Wranglers will be asked to take guests on trail rides and cattle drives

• Wranglers need to have great people skills and display the utmost hospitality in catering to all guests' needs.

• Be able to go above and beyond to entertain guests, especially children in creative and new ways.

• Wranglers do not necessarily need to be expert riders. Horsemanship skills and safety can and will be taught on the job.

• Socialize and entertain with guests and occasionally bartend (not required and only for 21+)

• Help with ranch work e.g.) cleaning barn, mowing, other ranch work.

• Must be able to start in May/June and end sometime  August-October. Ideal start and end dates are May, 1 - Oct. 15

• $2,100/month salary plus room, meals & drinks.

• Wranglers get 1 day a week off. If multiple days are needed at one time, that will need to be scheduled ahead of time.

• We try to create a flexible, friendly and relaxing atmosphere for our wranglers. We operate under the idea that if our staff is having fun, our guests will as well.  

 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/01/2020 thru 10/15/2020

Each year our 95+ 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, wait staff, housekeepers, maintenance workers, children's counselors and office workers. 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. Compensation varies from ranch to ranch and position to position but usually includes salary, room and board, a share of the seasonal tip pool and use of the facilities and horses when off duty. Frequently the ranches have more applicants than positions, especially for positions related to the horses. 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 are extremely limited and almost non-existent for working with the horses. Occasionally, a ranch will hire a non-U.S. citizen for wait staff, housekeeping or kitchen staff position. Foreign persons seeking employment must be able to speak English well enough to understand guests and the employer. They 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.

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 95+ member ranches are listed, along with their contact information, programs and amenities. 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 form to place employment ad.

 

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