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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

Guest relations
Location: Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana 2875 Hwy 93 West 59937

Guest Relations

The guest relations staff member will be required to manage guests during the week stay. They are expected to attend guest activities, meals, and work cohesively with all other staff.

·         Take photos during guest activities

·         Arrange off ranch activities (i.e. whitewater rafting, rock climbing, zip lining, fishing charters, GNP tours, etc)

·         Act as guest concierge (i.e. arrange shuttle to town, hotels, rental cars, etc.)

·         Facilitate Guests Special Requests

·         Ensure quality of guest experience

·          Arrange (& drive) Whitewater Rafting & Rock Climbing

·         Arrange (& drive) guests to town upon request

 

·         Arrange guests rides to rodeo and arrange staff drivers


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 05/01/2018 thru 10/31/2018

EXPERIENCED GUEST RANCH COOK FOR ARIZONA WINTER SEASON
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: 10/01/2018 thru 04/30/2019

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

Family owned & operated Montana guest ranch seeking a mature, outgoing individual to work the second half of our season mid-August through September.

This position works in both housekeeping and kitchen. 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 kitchen clean and organized. Requires good work ethic, positive attitude and ability to work well with others. The ranch is a long distance from town so must be able to enjoy a rural setting and love gracious hospitality.

As with most dude ranches, we compensate you in several ways.  You will receive full room and board, monthly salary, gratuities and the opportunity to work and play in a spectacular setting. To apply please email Kim or at jobs@triplejranch.com and we will send you an application and job description. 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 08/01/2018 thru 09/22/2018

Guest Services in Jackson Hole, WY
Location: Lost Creek Ranch - Wyoming 17820 Old Ranch Road 83012

Lost Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole Wyoming is looking for friendly, hard-working and dedicated staff to join our team this summer! This is a full-time seasonal position. Bordering Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton National Forest you are sure to spend a lot of your time enjoying the outdoors. We are looking for people dedicated to providing an unforgettable customer-centric experience for our guests where they can expect the highest levels of service.

Working on a ranch you are expected to pitch in where needed and work as a cohesive team. We provide hourly and salary compensation, a share of the tip pool each month, room and board (shared housing with 2 roommates, no family housing available), and a bonus at the end of the season for completing your contract! You also have access to the same activities and facilities available to our guests.

All applicants should genuinely enjoy hospitality and customer service. They should be friendly, team-oriented, and level-headed. This is a beautiful place and we are looking for great representatives who will be proud to share the ranch with our guests. Applicants must be 18 years old and be available to Mid/Late September.

We have positions beginning immediately and some beginning in mid August. All will end in mid/late September.

Abridged Job Description (full description will be given later to qualified applicants):

·        Guest Services : If you don't want to do the same thing each day this is the position for you! Guest Services work in: serving, housekeeping, transportation, dish pit, kids program, hiking, and maintenance projects. Rather than spending your summer doing just one thing, you get to do it all!

 

When applying we prefer you visit our website and apply directly at www.lcrjobs.com

Thank you for your interest!

 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 07/29/2018 thru 09/22/2018

Fly Fishing Guide needed in Colorado
Location: Rainbow Trout Ranch - Colorado 1484 FDR 250 81120

Rainbow Trout Ranch located in Colorado is looking for an individual to guide guests on fly fishing trips. Join a great group of hardworking individuals experiencing an unforgettable summer! Please contact Linda at 1-719-376-2440 if you are interested! 


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 07/10/2018 thru 09/30/2018

Housekeeper/Waitstaff in Colorado
Location: Rainbow Trout Ranch - Colorado 1484 FDR 250 81120

Rainbow Trout Ranch located in Colorado is looking for individuals to complete the housekeeping and wait staff teams. Join a great group of hardworking individuals experiencing an unforgettable summer! These people would be helping finish out the remainder of the summer season. No experience is required, please contact Linda at 1-719-376-2440 if you are interested! 


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 07/10/2018 thru 09/30/2018

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 an insertion order to place employment classified ad.

 

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