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Barn Manager
Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch - Idaho 11077 East Blue Lake Road 83833

 

 

Barn Manager Job Description: The Barn Manager is a strong personality in representing the ranch and its Mission and Core Values. The Barn Manager is the department leader of the wrangler/guide team members and oversees all aspect of a healthy, well functioning barn department.  The Barn Manager runs the continual training of team members on daily operations, procedures, and the core values of Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Also, manages all aspects of the herd of horses and completes the tasks required in the job description of a Wrangler in the summer. (see Wrangler job description on our website)

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Lead the Wrangler/Guide Team Members

    • Train on procedures, policies, and what it looks like to be a successful team member at Red Horse using the department manual.
    • Use the Ranch Mission Statement and Core Values to lead your team
    • Be the example of what you want them to be
    • Do follow up trainings at least once a week to address issues that come up
    • Run daily morning meetings to insure proper communication and clarity 
    • Provide useful feedback throughout the season to all team members to help them grow and succeed at their positions
    • Mediate conflict amongst staff members, bringing serious or repeat issues to the attention of the Ranch Manager
    • Grow yourself as a leader so you can better understand how to lead your team
    • Talk with other managers on any topics you may need guidance on
    • Keep staff moral up by understanding what your team needs to thrive
    • Write schedules for and help your team members find someone to fill in if something comes up

 

Guest Experience

    • Ensure all guests feel welcomed
    • Create harmonious environments in facilities that make guests feel at ease, comfortable, safe, and welcomed
    • Watch for social cues to see if a guest is not having a good experience and correct issue
    • Accommodate special requests made by guests
    • Predict and exceed expectations
    • Create moments guests will remember the rest of their lives
    • Handle all conflicts with grace and respect
    • Take other guest requests to appropriate team leader to be fulfilled
    • Make sure all buildings and spaces leading up to buildings are beautiful and well kept. Reporting anything effecting the guest experience outside of your department to appropriate department leader.

 

Barn

    • Day to day operations of the barn, signing off on completed checklists, assigning projects and following up until done, and punctual start times to the day
    • General maintenance, cleanliness, and upkeep of both property, trails, and equipment related to the barn and outdoor activities.
    • Chores and projects are done in a timely manner. That systems in place are adhered to by all staff as found in the barn manual.
    • Safety of guests and guides
    • Running meetings
    • Inventory of barn items (tack, boots, helmets…) completed at season end

 

 

Horse Health

    • Inspecting each horse weekly and creating a specific plan for improving the health for those horses not passing the health inspection.
    • Inspect each horse daily at the rail before a ride in the summer and after feeding in the winter
    • Transfer information and action plan to appropriate barn board in the barn office
    • Coach other staff members on how to properly vet horses (especially for your days off)
    • Help with preforming and scheduling those medical procedures 
    • Following up with unsound horses to re-evaluate and possibly create new plan if little or no improvement is shown.
    • Update Vet board and check vet book every day - give your stamp of approval at days end
    • Deciding to use Veterinary services or not
    • Being on-call for horse emergencies and finding others to cover if 24hr surveillance required
    • Prepare vetting notes to share and inform other guides at weekly barn meeting in summer

 

Farrier

    • Manages farrier scheduling and fulfill all farrier needs
    • Make sure all horses are pulled from herd the day before - give your stamp of approval before they let the herd out
    • Consult with Farrier concerns you have on particular horses

 

Feeding

    • Manage the feeding program for all horses - old, new, fat, skinny
    • Keep an up-to-date feeding schedule and responsible for finding people to cover when needed
    • Re-assess the feeding requirements if you notice a pattern of weight gain, loss, or colic
    • Make sure horses are being fed appropriately
    • Research ways of helping horses put on weight
    • Asses the quality of feed and report to Ranch Manager anything that is off

 

Inventory, Ordering, Office

    • Re-order medical supplies - take list to office 1x week
    • Keep inventory of barn medical cabinets
    • Ordering all grain, salt licks, vet supplies when low - arrange for pick up
    • Works with Ranch manager on hay purchasing
    • Print all needed forms, templates, and documents for binders to accomplish your job

 

Horse Rotations, Ride Assignments

    • Horse and saddle assignments based on the information given from guest to reservations
    • Decides on all horse changes throughout week
    • Effectively communicating with Reservation manager on accurate guest information
    • Moving horses into different riding programs (Kids, Scenic, Advanced)

 

Horse Development

    • Riding plans for new horses or horses who need work
    • Manages horse availability based on horse training schedule
    • Riding horses to prepare and train for the season open
    • Updating Horse Information Binder if needed.
    • Creating a horse purchase need for each riding program (Kids, Scenic, Advanced)
    • Responsible for selling/relocating and buying horses - Completing Bills of Sale, Coggins, Brand Inspecting, Health Inspections

 

Tack

 

    • Overseeing the proper fit of tack to horses
    • Aid in making sure Tack Repair is getting done
    • Update Saddle List
    • Update proper fit list
    • Make sure all tack related checklist items are getting done
    • Perform Safety Check EVERY DAY before rides leave barn
    • Assigning saddles to new employees
    • Inventory of all Tack

 

 

Activities

    • Oversee daily guided activities on ranch (including horseback riding, sporting clays, kids program, fishing at the pond, kayaking, archery course, and hiking, etc).
    • Insure safety in all activities
    • Participate as a guide in activities
    • Get barn and guided activities organized and set up for the season, overseeing the upkeep and restocking during the season, and coordinating the break down and winterizing of these activities at the season’s close.
    • Punctual start times of all guided activities
    • Assigning appropriate guide staff to activities (horseback riding, sporting clays, kids program, fishing at the pond, kayaking, archery course, and hiking, etc).
    • Final approval of which guests are able to participate in advanced riding must go through barn manager. Finally approval of which guides can lead must go through the barn manager.
    • Any changes that need to made to the guest schedule need to be approved by the Ranch Managers
    • Address all guest requests and issues, and work with the Ranch Managers to resolve them

 

Administrative

    • Set up a training schedule and coordinating the schedule through the training period. This schedule will be in accordance with the Barn Manual. 
    • Identify if extra training is needed and coordinate the scheduling of the additional training
    • Come prepared for meetings with notes of what you would like to share to insure a productive meeting that helps the function the ranch
    • Gather purchasing needs and gaining approval from Ranch Managers before purchase is made
    • Update barn manual policies and procedures every year
    • Print needed documents for manual updates, procedures, checklists, and barn systems.
    • Instructing barn staff on all barn office systems, and using updated manuals to instruct new and return employees on procedures and policies
    • Continually update the Ranch Managers on the barn operations as relates to staff, guests, and guided activities. This position is supervised by the Ranch Managers and the BM is a member of the ranch management team
    • Look over time sheets to approve and confirm integrity
    • Check work email and calendar at a minimum of once a day

 

Off Season

    • Follow shut down and deep clean procedures for the barn
    • Inventory of all barn department items
    • Compile inventory and pull out information on what needs to be purchased
    • Create list of projects needing to be accomplished throughout winter for maintenance and for barn
    • Enter data from inventory into Barn Inventory, Budget, and Projects in Google Drive
    • List in order of importance to set priorities
    • Research and add prices to items to get a picture of what your budget needs will be for the following season
    • Purchase all needed items to get through the season
    • Organize various work stations and create systems to improve flow, efficiency, and tidiness
    • Schedule outside contractors for needed services
    • Meeting with barn staff every morning to get a game plan for the day
    • Keeping a feeding and vetting scheudle and teaching others how to do it
    • Vetting, Feeding, and watering the horses
    • Completing daily checklists
    • Attend weekly ranch meetings
    • Assigning projects and seeing that they are completed in a timely manner
    • Aiding the Ranch Managers in hiring barn staff and communicating promptly with any questions new team members may have prior to arrival 
    • Help create job ads and manage the postings of those job ads
    • Work through Recruitee in communicating with potential new team members
    • Training to be direct contact for new hire’s questions and respond quickly  to them
    • Greet new hires at the ranch when they arrive and show them to their housing
    • Collect proper employment information from them if needed
    • Check email and phone several times a day
    • Respond promptly to conversations and emails
    • Help in other departments as needed 
    • Research other ways of doing things by talking with other ranches or BMs
    • Update Manuals with improved procedures and policies
    • Work with other managers in how to improve systems
    • Attend and participate in weekly meetings
    • Grow as a leader by reading, listening to podcasts, or talking with others

 

Requirements

  • A passion and a gift to lead others and help them grow in understanding of what a team member at Red Horse Mountain Ranch needs to value
  • Must have a willingness to continue to learn how to be a better leader and to be coached by others
  • Must be able to have difficult conversations with guests and staff
  • They need both good speaking skills to provide this information effectively and good listening skills to understand.
  • Experience guiding and in the outdoor adventure industry
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be physically fit and capable of all Guide/Wrangler activities
  • Must be a US Citizen or possess a current and appropriate working visa
  • Must have skills in Western riding and horsemanship AND experience in working with a herd. Past guide or horseback leading is preferred. Past experience in giving horseback instruction is also preferred. Vetting experience is preferred.
  • Must Ability to lift 75 pounds multiple times and work long hours
  • Must Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Must be willing to wear proper western attire including a cowboy hat, boots, western long sleeve shirt and be presentable in a good western image in dress and behavior. 
  • Must be able to show strong safety for riders and horses
  • Must be able to show proof of First Aid / CPR certification or pass certification on arrival.
  • Must be able to communicate with tact and clarity, exhibit a patient and knowledgeable attitude with horses, animals, dogs, children and our guests

Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 11/04/2019

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

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
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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

Children's Counselor and Assistant Children's Counselor
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

 

Children’s Counselor and Assistant Children's Counselor:  (Approx. $3000 per month and room and board) 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. Also see Housekeeper/Waitstaff position below.

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.

 


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

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

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
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Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 08/15/2020

Activities & Events/ Kids Program Director
Location: Rawah Ranch - Colorado 11447 N County Road 103 82063

Rawah Guest Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and responsible Activities & Events/Kids Program Director to join our staff for the 2020 ranch season which runs May 13th, 2020 through October 5th, 2020. Applicants must be available for the duration of the season, with flexibility for minor travel if already scheduled and coordinated in advance with management and team members (weddings, etc.). 

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities:

  •         Possesses a hardworking and self-driven work ethic
  •         Understands and prioritizes work-related responsibilities before and above personal recreation/free-time
  •         Follows instructions and works cooperatively with management and coworkers
  •         Able to independently identify and complete additional tasks that have not been assigned by management in order to support the entire staff
  •         Ability to relate well with children, adults and team mates in a professional and service-oriented manner
  •        Positive attitude with ability to demonstrate flexibility and adjust to shifting responsibilities as unexpected tasks arise (and they will!)
  •         Willingness to work beyond specified hours during busiest weeks of the year and/or as other team members need coverage for personal travel/emergencies

Job Duties:

Activities & Events/Kids Program Director will alternate between running the Rawah Kids Program and functioning as an Activities Guide, dependent upon guest needs from week to week.

Kids Program Director:

  •         Organize and facilitate Kids Program activities for children of all ages during program hours (8:45-12pm, daily)
  •         Develop different daily activities such as: facilitating Tiny Hiny farm excursions, coordinating children’s rides with Wranglers, planning and ordering supplies for ranch-style crafts (I.e., making moccasins, making cowboy bolo ties, etc.), facilitating kids games and events (I.e, panning for gold, yard games, etc.).
  •         Individual ownership and initiative in Kids Program development is strongly encouraged
  •         Using creativity to ensure our youngest guests are well taken care of and having fun when their parents enjoy morning ranch activities
  •         Ensure that the Kids Program is not a “babysitting service” and seek to give young guests an excellent dude ranch experience through age-appropriate activities

 

Activities & Events Director:

  •         Work closely with Ranch Management to coordinate and host evening special events and nightly activities and taking lead as one of the primary ranch hosts alongside Ranch Managers
  •         Ensure that each nightly event is prepped and staffed; work with management to ensure that Rawah staff members are alternately assigned to nightly events and delegate appropriate responsibilities
  • During weeks/days that there are no guests interested in taking advantage of the Kids Program, the Activities & Events Director will serve as a guide for activities such as archery, guided hiking, yoga instruction, etc.

ALL Staff Members:

  •         ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be asked to fill additional roles on the ranch in other departments as necessary (I.e., supporting the Rawah Kids Program, Front Desk, etc.)
  •         ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be assigned to host and participate in multiple evening activities and special events throughout the week
  •         No dogs allowed

 Requirements:

  •        Experience working with children and references that can recommend you for the role
  •         Ability to pass a background check
  •         Stand/walk for long periods of time without breaks, bend, push, pull and lift up to 50 lbs or more with ease
  •         Fluency in English
  •         HS Diploma or equivalent

Why Rawah?

  •         Competitive pay with overtime, room and board included
  •         Colorado’s most spectacular work environment, in the heart of the Roosevelt National Forest
  •         Enjoy all the ranch has to offer in your time off (generally Wednesday late mornings following guest departure, until Thursdays mid-day; additional personal time off during the week will be coordinated with Management and co-workers in your department)
  •         Amenities: Wifi, on-site land lines for personal phone calls (no cell service on the ranch)

 To Apply:

  •         Submit your resume with references to: jobs@rawahranch.com. Be sure to note YOUR NAME and the POSITION you’re applying for in the subject line.
  •         Example: “Subject: John Doe – Wrangler”

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2020 Rawah Guest Ranch staff. We really think there is no better place to work. If we believe you are a good fit for the team, we will contact you with further interest.

Tim & Meg Dyer

Ranch Managers


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/13/2020 thru 10/05/2020

Wrangler
Location: Rawah Ranch - Colorado 11447 N County Road 103 82063

 

Rawah Guest Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and responsible Wrangler to join our staff for the 2020 ranch season which runs May 1st, 2020 through October 5th, 2020. Applicants must be available for the duration of the season, with flexibility for minor travel if already scheduled and coordinated in advance with management and team members (weddings, etc.).

 The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities:

  •       Possesses a hardworking and self-driven work ethic
  •         Safety conscious
  •        Understands and prioritizes work-related responsibilities before and above personal recreation/free-time
  •         Follows instructions and works cooperatively with management and coworkers
  •         Able to independently identify and complete additional tasks that have not been assigned by management in order to support the entire staff
  •        Ability to relate well with guests and team mates in a professional and service-oriented manner
  •        Positive “never say no” attitude with ability to demonstrate flexibility and adjust to shifting responsibilities as unexpected tasks arise
  •        Willingness to work beyond specified hours during busiest weeks of the year and/or as other team members need coverage for personal travel/emergencies
  • We are open to the possibility of a husband & wife team (or significant other)

 Job Duties:

The Wrangler will work together and with head wrangler and ranch management, to provide the highest quality of horse care and guest experience. He/she will be responsible for helping a team of up to five wranglers. The daily operations of cleaning corrals, doctoring, providing care for a string of approx. 60 horses and maintaining a neat and orderly barn/corral.

 

In addition to the above, regular tasks include, but are not limited to:

  •         Lead twice daily guest rides (walking, trotting and loping rides on various terrains with a broad range of guest experience levels with durations of one hour up to overnight trips) with professionalism and positivity
  •         Help with managing the rotation and irrigation of pastures
  • Track and keep detailed account of time spent on Wilderness and Natural Forest Land
  •         Lead and participate in weekly special riding events (overnight camping trip rides, cowboy breakfast rides, etc.), including set-up, tear down and event hosting
  •         Provide general ranch maintenance (fencing, trail clearing, new trail construction, etc.)
  •         Work cooperatively with management and team mates to manage horse care throughout the season (feed/water/barn cleaning/grooming, etc.) to include weekends and off-days as assigned
  •         Maintain consistent “cowboy/cowgirl” appearance, including proper attire (boots, hats, chaps, uniform shirts, etc.) in order to provide the best guest experience
  • Ability to perform any additional barn/ranch projects as assigned by ranch management

 

ALL Staff Members:

  •         ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be asked to fill additional roles on the ranch in other departments as necessary (I.e., supporting the Rawah Kids Program, Front Desk, etc.)
  •         ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be assigned to host and participate in multiple evening activities and special events throughout the week
  •         No dogs allowed 

Requirements:

  •         Minimum of two years of wrangling experience (leading group rides, working on a barn staff, etc.) or equivalent
  •         Extensive and recent experience working with and caring for horses
  •         Stand/walk for long periods of time without breaks, bend, push, pull and lift 50-100lb hay bales with ease
  •         Fluency in English
  •         HS Diploma or equivalent
  •         Must be able to pass a background and drug test
  •         Wrangling Safety Certification – the ranch will sponsor this certification for hired team members prior to the season’s start if you do not have this certification.

        Knowledge of the Rawah Wilderness Area is helpful, but is not required

Why Rawah?

  •         Competitive pay with overtime, room/board, and tips included
  •         Colorado’s most spectacular work environment, in the heart of the Roosevelt National Forest
  •         Enjoy all the ranch has to offer in your time off (generally Wednesday late mornings following guest departure, until Thursdays mid-day; additional personal time off during the week will be coordinated with Management and co-workers in your department)
  •         Amenities: Wifi, on-site land lines for personal phone calls (no cell service on the ranch)
  •         Able to ride after work.

To Apply:

·        Submit your resume with references to: jobs@rawahranch.com. Be sure to note YOUR NAME and the POSITION you’re applying for in the subject line.

·        Example: “Subject: John Doe – Wrangler”

·        Include a current video of you riding with your resume and references

 

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2020 Rawah Guest Ranch staff. We really think there is no better place to work. If we believe you are a good fit for the team, we will contact you with further interest.

 

Tim & Meg Dyer

Ranch Managers

 

 


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

Bartender/Server
Location: Rawah Ranch - Colorado 11447 N County Road 103 82063

Rawah Guest Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and responsible service team member to join our staff for the 2020 ranch season which runs May 13th, 2020 through October 5th, 2020. Applicants must be available for the duration of the season, with flexibility for minor travel if already scheduled and coordinated in advance with management and team members (weddings, etc.). 

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities:

·        Possesses a hardworking and self-driven work ethic

·        Understands and prioritizes work-related responsibilities before and above personal recreation/free-time

·        Follows instructions and works cooperatively with management and coworkers

·        Able to independently identify and complete additional tasks that have not been assigned by management in order to support the entire staff

·        Ability to relate well with guests and team mates in a professional and service-oriented manner

·        Positive attitude with ability to demonstrate flexibility and adjust to shifting responsibilities as unexpected tasks arise (and they will!)

·        Willingness to work beyond specified hours during busiest weeks of the year and/or as other team members need coverage for personal travel/emergencies

Job Duties:

The server/lodge team member's main focus will be keeping the lodge and kitchen in a clean and well-running operation while providing our guests with outstanding service during meals and other food/beverage related activities.

Server/Kitchen Staff:

·        Play key role as member of the service staff in providing the highest quality guest dining experience for cocktail hour and daily meals

·        Prepare and deliver accurate daily coffee service to guest cabins as requested

·        Keep accurate inventory of liquor, beer, and wine products sold to guests in addition to all-inclusive beverages and reflect accurate sales on final guest bills at check-out

·        Control all aspects of the service flow as a team and work cooperatively with kitchen staff to complete all cocktail hour and meal-related tasks (table settings, lodge prep, service, dish washing, etc.)

·        Gain comprehensive knowledge of ranch food and beverage menus, ingredients, appearance and food preparation

·        Manage dining area set-up, cleaning, and re-sets before/after each meal

·        Work with your team mates to clean and maintain orderly lodge bathrooms, staff lounge, kitchen/dishwashing station, guest dining area, and lodge.

 ALL Staff Members:

·        ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be asked to fill additional roles on the ranch in other departments as necessary (I.e., supporting the Rawah Kids Program, Front Desk, etc.)

·        ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be assigned to host and participate in multiple evening activities and special events throughout the week

Requirements:

·        Stand/walk for long periods of time without breaks, bend, push, pull and lift up 50 lbs or more with ease

·        Memorize ranch menu and offerings and answer related guest questions

·        Fluency in English

·        HS Diploma or equivalent

·        No dogs allowed

Why Rawah?

·        Competitive pay with overtime, room and board included

·        Colorado’s most spectacular work environment, in the heart of the Roosevelt National Forest

·        Enjoy all the ranch has to offer in your time off (generally Wednesday late mornings following guest departure, until Thursdays mid-day; additional personal time off during the week will be coordinated with Management and co-workers in your department)

·        Amenities: Wifi, on-site land lines for personal phone calls (no cell service on the ranch)

To Apply:

·        Submit your resume with references to: jobs@rawahranch.com. Be sure to note YOUR NAME and the POSITION you’re applying for in the subject line.

·        Example: “Subject: John Doe – Wrangler”

 

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2020 Rawah Guest Ranch staff. We really think there is no better place to work. If we believe you are a good fit for the team, we will contact you with further interest.

 

Tim & Meg Dyer

Ranch Managers

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/13/2020 thru 10/05/2020

Housekeeping Staff
Location: Rawah Ranch - Colorado 11447 N County Road 103 82063

Rawah Guest Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and responsible service-hospitality team member to join our staff for the 2020 ranch season which runs May 13th, 2020 through October 5th, 2020. Applicants must be available for the duration of the season, with flexibility for minor travel if already scheduled and coordinated in advance with management and team members (weddings, etc.). 

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities:

·        Possesses a hardworking and self-driven work ethic

·        Understands and prioritizes work-related responsibilities before and above personal recreation/free-time

·        Follows instructions and works cooperatively with management and coworkers

·        Able to independently identify and complete additional tasks that have not been assigned by management in order to support the entire staff

·        Ability to relate well with guests and team mates in a professional and service-oriented manner

·        Positive attitude with ability to demonstrate flexibility and adjust to shifting responsibilities as unexpected tasks arise (and they will!)

·        Willingness to work beyond specified hours during busiest weeks of the year and/or as other team members need coverage for personal travel/emergencies

 Job Duties:

The hospitality/lodge team member will alternate between hospitality teams throughout the season assisting in guest accommodations and light front desk duties to allow some differentiation in responsibilities.

 Hospitality:

·        Maintain clean and orderly guest accommodations by providing daily room service and responding promptly and professionally to guest requests for additional amenities (extra pillows, wine glasses, etc.)

·        Daily cleans will include bathroom cleaning, bed-making, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, emptying trash cans, replenishing towels, collecting dishes, etc.

·        Complete cabin cleaning and turnover following guest departure

·        Cabin refreshment in preparation for arriving guests (fresh flowers, guest gifts, etc.)

·        Working cooperatively with service-hospitality team mates to complete daily/weekly projects (ongoing linen laundry, organization, reporting maintenance issues, etc.)

·        Check guests in/out occasionally and assist with inventory and other office tasks as needed

 

ALL Staff Members:

·        ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be asked to fill additional roles on the ranch in other departments as necessary (I.e., supporting the Rawah Kids Program, Front Desk, etc.)

·        ALL members of the Rawah Guest Ranch staff will be assigned to host and participate in multiple evening activities and special events throughout the week

Requirements:

·        Stand/walk for long periods of time without breaks, bend, push, pull and lift up 50 lbs or more with ease

·        Fluency in English

·        HS Diploma or equivalent

·        Must be able to pass a background and drug test

*No dogs allowed

Why Rawah?

·        Competitive pay with overtime, room and board included

·        Colorado’s most spectacular work environment, in the heart of the Roosevelt National Forest

·        Enjoy all the ranch has to offer in your time off (generally Wednesday late mornings following guest departure, until Thursdays mid-day; additional personal time off during the week will be coordinated with Management and co-workers in your department)

·        Amenities: Wifi, on-site land lines for personal phone calls (no cell service on the ranch)

 

To Apply:

·        Submit your resume with references to: jobs@rawahranch.com. Be sure to note YOUR NAME and the POSITION you’re applying for in the subject line.

·        Example: “Subject: John Doe – Wrangler”

 

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2020 Rawah Guest Ranch staff. We really think there is no better place to work. If we believe you are a good fit for the team, we will contact you with further interest.

 

Tim & Meg Dyer

Ranch Managers

 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/13/2020 thru 10/05/2020

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 or know 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
More Information:
Dates: 04/01/2020 thru 10/31/2020

Dude Ranch Guest and Hotel Assistant Manager
Location: Elkhorn Ranch - Montana 33133 Gallatin Road 59730

BA Montana guest ranch is looking for an energetic individual or couple with a focus on hospitality and guest experience to join its existing management team. Guest relations are the core of the job with duties that vary seasonally. During the summer months greeting and interacting with our guests along with supervision of the seasonal crew working in housekeeping, dining, childcare and the office are primary. In the winter months attention turns to marketing, reservations, and planning.  

 

This is a traditional dude ranch that has been operating for close to 100 years. We are primarily a summer season ranch where 30-40 guests come to stay at our historic property for a week at a time, June through September. Horseback riding, fishing, and hiking are the main activities each day. Guests stay in individual cabins and dine together in our log dining hall. Our guests come from throughout the United States and beyond. Most of our guests return year after year, and many families have been coming for generations. 

 

Are you passionate about sharing your love of the outdoors with others? Are you a service-oriented people-person who can forge personal connections with both our guests and crew? Can you balance a respect for tradition and history with the enthusiasm to find innovative ways for our guests to connect with the wonders of these Montana mountains we call home? Are you interested in becoming part of the management team that will take the ranch into its second hundred years? 

 

We are open to an individual or a couple looking for a long-term position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Housing, food, health insurance, retirement benefits, and a work vehicle are provided.

 

To apply please send resumes, or questions, to dmwhite@bresnan.net.


Type of work: Full Time
Dates: 04/01/2020

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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