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Wranglers
Location: Campbell Hills Guest Ranch - British Columbia 4036 Campbell Range Road V2C6W4

We offer Seasonal Ranch Job and Volunteer positions at Campbell Hills Guest Ranch.

 

Situated in a unique place where we experience trust, harmony and partnership with our herd of horses while living in a truly stunning location in the interior of BC.

 

Our job is to make peoples dreams come true and our focus is on providing our guests with exceptional standards of Natural Horsemanship, Hospitality and Service.

To do this, we need talented people who have a strong desire to learn about natural horsemanship, share our love for the ranching way of life and who truly want to provide guests with a lifetime of memories.


Type of work: Full Time
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Dates: 04/01/2019 thru 10/31/2019

EXPERIENCED GUEST RANCH COOK FOR ARIZONA WINTER SEASON ~ seeking applicant now!
Location: Elkhorn Ranch - AZ - Arizona 27000 W. Elkhorn Ranch Road 85736

Elkhorn Ranch, located southwest of Tucson, Arizona seeks an experienced guest ranch cook for our 2018/2019 winter season.  Our kitchen team is comprised of the head cook (who prepares lunch and supper), a breakfast cook / baker, kitchen assistant and two servers.  Our kitchen is roomy, and opens to the guest dining room on one side and the crew dining room on the other.  Our average capacity is about 32 guests and 20 or so crew and Miller family.  The cook determines lunch menus and recipes and chooses recipes to for a 4 week rotational summer menu ~ there's lots of room for creativity!  As a winter operation, our guests include lots of families, as well as stretches where there's primarily an adult crowd.  Most all guests stay a week or longer, so there's time to get acquainted!  We are lucky to have many returning guests and crew.  Elkhorn Ranch is family owned and operated by the Miller family.  All crew live at the ranch, and full room and board is part of your compensation.  We hope to have our cook arrive in early October to get settled in and the season runs through April.  The Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Arizona is lovely in the winter!  We hope you'll be in touch to learn more about our ranch and the job!  Thanks, the Miller Family


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 10/08/2018 thru 04/30/2019

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

Starting immediately through the 3rd 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
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Dates: 08/20/2018 thru 10/03/2018

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

Join our dynamic team in beautiful Southern Arizona for our 2018-2019 guests season. We are an historic ranch nestled in the heart of the Santa Rita and Patagonia mountains and have entertained guests from around the world for 92 years. We will be filling 3 Cook/Baker positions for our upcoming season. The successful applicants will begin working September 28, 2018 and end around May 10, 2019. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible and can commit to the full season. If you are a hard worker, and work well with people, we want you on our team. Please follow the link for more information.


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 09/28/2018 thru 05/12/2019

Housekeeper
Location: Circle Z Ranch - Arizona PO Box 194 85624

Join our dynamic team in beautiful Southern Arizona for our 2018-2019 guests season. We are an historic ranch nestled in the heart of the Santa Rita and Patagonia mountains and have entertained guests from around the world for 92 years. We will be filling 2 Housekeeper positions for our upcoming season. The successful applicants will begin working September 28, 2018 and end around May 10, 2019. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible and can commit to the full season. If you are a hard worker, and work well with people, we want you on our team. Please follow the link for more information.


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 09/28/2018 thru 05/12/2018

Maintenance/Grounds Keeper
Location: Circle Z Ranch - Arizona PO Box 194 85624

Join our dynamic team in beautiful Southern Arizona for our 2018-2019 guests season. We are an historic ranch nestled in the heart of the Santa Rita and Patagonia mountains and have entertained guests from around the world for 92 years. We will be filling 1 Maintenace/Grounds Keeper position for our upcoming season. The successful applicants will begin working September 28, 2018 and end around May 10, 2019. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible and can commit to the full season. If you are a hard worker, and work well with people, we want you on our team. Please follow the link for more information.


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 09/28/2018 thru 05/12/2019

Waitstaff
Location: Circle Z Ranch - Arizona PO Box 194 85624

Join our dynamic team in beautiful Southern Arizona for our 2018-2019 guests season. We are an historic ranch nestled in the heart of the Santa Rita and Patagonia mountains and have entertained guests from around the world for 92 years. We will be filling 2 waitstaff positions for our upcoming season. The successful applicants will begin working October 12, 2018 and end around May 10, 2019. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible and can commit to the full season. If you are a hard worker, and work well with people, we want you on our team. Please follow the link for more information.


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 10/12/2018 thru 05/12/2019

Each year our 100+ 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 a 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 100+ 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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