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

May 4th through October 14th, Must be 21 with a valid driver's license and a clean driving record and be able to commit to the full season. 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. Saturday and Sunday night dishwashing may be part of the schedule. 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

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

Bar W Guest Ranch is a gorgeous dude ranch in Whitefish,  Montana, offering outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality and the best of both worlds to all our wonderful guests – Guests feel they are in a remote wilderness on the ranch and all the while they are 3.5 miles from the vibrant town of Whitefish and 25 miles from Glacier National Park

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 currently looking to add team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season. We offer a healthy working environment, competitive wages, a season end completion bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities and food our guests enjoy! You will remember this summer experience for the rest of your life.

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, drug-free, and have a positive attitude.

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

@barwguestranch or #barwguestranch

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  406-863-9099.

If You Want to Apply

https://www.thebarw.com/bar-w-team/

In the role of Housekeeper, your overarching responsibility is to ensure that the ranch’s image and reputation are maintained as a high quality, professional, guest-focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead Valley, nationally and internationally.  This is to be accomplished by providing focused, consistent, and high-quality customer service internally and externally in a professional manner at all times. 

General Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head Housekeeper, the Lodge Staff is responsible for the day-to-day care, organization, and cleanliness of the lodge, guest rooms, common areas and kitchen, bathrooms, glamping tents and bathhouses, offices and outdoor areas. All employees must adhere to the Operations Document. Each staff member is a “Safety Manager” consistently operating and acting with safety as the first priority.

Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the guests and staff; providing organized, punctual and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips and around the ranch and in the Lodge; taking ownership for your personal attitude, behavior and knowledge building; working with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all guests; and adjusting one's personal habits to the philosophy, policies, and ideals of the ranch including a comprehensive understanding of and respect for our time-off/alcohol policies and procedures.

Housekeeper Duties are but not limited to:

• Demonstrate a full commitment to providing the best possible experience for guests

• Duties include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms, bathrooms, and hallways, vacuuming, doing dishes, light gardening as well as kitchen support and dishes. 

• Will assist at mealtimes. Work with the head cook to make sure all kitchen and food storage areas are kept clean and organized at all times.

• On a daily basis ensure that all guest rooms, cabin, common areas, and office are clean and have the proper linens and supplies. 

• Responsible for overall cleanliness

• Remove trash located in the collection areas

• Water flower pots and weed gardens around lodge, tents, and cabins

• Portraying a good example of teamwork to the guests and other employees

• Be a team player

• Ride for the “Brand”

• Other duties as assigned

Training 

• You are required to have current first aid and CPR Red Cross certification. This is at your expense.

• There is a 3-day training in the month of May that you are required to be at.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 11/30/2020

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

Bar W Guest Ranch is a gorgeous dude ranch in Whitefish,  Montana, offering outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality and the best of both worlds to all our wonderful guests – Guests feel they are in a remote wilderness on the ranch and all the while they are 3.5 miles from the vibrant town of Whitefish and 25 miles from Glacier National Park

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 currently looking to add team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season. We offer a healthy working environment, competitive wages, a season end completion bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities and food our guests enjoy! You will remember this summer experience for the rest of your life.

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, drug-free, and have a positive attitude.

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

@barwguestranch or #barwguestranch

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  406-863-9099.

If You Want to Apply

https://www.thebarw.com/bar-w-team/

In the role of Head Housekeeper, your overarching responsibility is to ensure that the ranch’s image and reputation are maintained as a high quality, professional, guest-focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead Valley, nationally and internationally.  This is to be accomplished by providing focused, consistent, and high-quality customer service internally and externally in a professional manner at all times. 

General Responsibilities: Working closely with the General Manager, the Head Housekeeper is responsible for the day-to-day care, organization, and cleanliness of the Lodge, Guest Rooms and Kitchen, Bathrooms, Offices, and outdoor areas. All employees must adhere to the Operations Document. Each staff member is a “Safety Manager” consistently operating and acting with safety as the first priority.

Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the guests and staff; providing organized, punctual and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips and around the ranch and in the Lodge; taking ownership for your personal attitude, behavior and knowledge building; working with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all guests; and adjusting one's personal habits to the philosophy, policies, and ideals of the ranch including a comprehensive understanding of and respect for our time-off/alcohol policies and procedures.

Head Housekeeper Duties are but not limited to:

• Demonstrate a full commitment to providing the best possible experience for guests.

• Maintain excellent communication between the Lodge and other departments, Management, Maintenance, and Wranglers.

• Schedule the Lodge Staff work hours and days off, assign tasks and ensure the Staff is staying on task

• The Head Housekeeper is the “go-to” person in the Lodge, will be expected to cover when staff is absent or unavailable for other reasons.

• Expected to be the problem solver in regards to the Lodge Staff. Work closely with the General Manager to maintain employee morale and to limit “throwing sand”

• Maintain an adequate inventory of housekeeping supplies and work with the Office Coordinator to order necessary supplies.

• Duties include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, vacuuming, doing dishes, light gardening as well as kitchen support and dishes. 

• Will assist at mealtimes or assign other Lodge Staff to do so. Work with the cooks to make sure all kitchen and food storage areas are kept clean and organized at all times.

• Responsible for all guest rooms, cabin, common areas, and office are clean and have the proper linens and supplies. 

• Responsible for overall cleanliness of the entire property working closely with the Maintenance Department.

• Portraying a good example of teamwork and leadership to the guests and other employees

• Take “ownership” of the Housekeeping department, Housekeeping and Lodge problems are yours to fix with the assistance of the General Manager and other departments.

• Be a team player

• Ride for the “Brand”

 

Training 

• You are required to have current first aid and CPR Red Cross certification prior to arriving at the ranch.  This is at your expense.

• There is a 3-day training that you are required to be in attendance. The training is at the beginning of May. You will be paid for these days.  

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 11/30/2020

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

Bar W Guest Ranch is a gorgeous dude ranch in Whitefish,  Montana, offering outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality and the best of both worlds to all our wonderful guests – Guests feel they are in a remote wilderness on the ranch and all the while they are 3.5 miles from the vibrant town of Whitefish and 25 miles from Glacier National Park

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 currently looking to add team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season. We offer a healthy working environment, competitive wages, a season end completion bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities and food our guests enjoy! You will remember this summer experience for the rest of your life.

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, drug-free, and have a positive attitude.

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

@barwguestranch or #barwguestranch

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  406-863-9099.

If You Want to Apply

https://www.thebarw.com/bar-w-team/

 

In the role of Guest Relations, your overarching responsibility is to ensure that the ranch’s image and reputation is maintained as a high quality, professional, guest-focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead Valley, nationally and internationally.  This is to be accomplished by providing focused, consistent, and high-quality customer service internally and externally in a professional manner at all times.

General Responsibilities:

Working closely with the General Manager and Managing Partner, the Guest Relations person is responsible for the day to day management, organization, and happiness of all Bar W Guests. All employees must adhere to the Operations Document. Each staff member is a “Safety Manager” consistently operating and acting with safety as the first priority.

Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the guests and staff; providing organized, punctual and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips and around the ranch and in the Lodge; taking ownership for your personal attitude, behavior, and knowledge building; working with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all guests; and adjusting one's personal habits to the philosophy, policies and ideals of the ranch including a comprehensive understanding of and respect for our time-off/alcohol policies and procedures.

Guest Relations Duties are but not limited to:

·         Demonstrate a full commitment to providing the best possible experience for guests.

·         Take Photos during guest activities

·         Create memory DVD for guests

·         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 guests experience

·         Portraying a good example of teamwork and leadership to the guests and other employees

·         Be a team player

·         Ride for the “Brand”

 

Specific Tasks:

·         Create and mail guests DVD’s

·         Arrange (& drive) Whitewater Rafting & Rock climbing

·         Arrange (& drive) guest’s to town upon request

·         Arrange guest’s rides to rodeo and arrange staff drivers.

 

Training

·      You are required to have current first aid and CPR Red Cross certification prior to arriving at the ranch. This is at your expense.

·      There is a 3-day training in the month of May that you will be required to attend.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 11/30/2020

Cook/Chef
Location: Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana 2875 Hwy 93 West 59937

Bar W Guest Ranch is a gorgeous dude ranch in Whitefish,  Montana, offering outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality and the best of both worlds to all our wonderful guests – Guests feel they are in a remote wilderness on the ranch and all the while they are 3.5 miles from the vibrant town of Whitefish and 25 miles from Glacier National Park

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 currently looking to add team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season. We offer a healthy working environment, competitive wages, a season end completion bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities and food our guests enjoy! You will remember this summer experience for the rest of your life.

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, drug-free, and have a positive attitude.

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

@barwguestranch or #barwguestranch

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  406-863-9099.

If You Want to Apply

https://www.thebarw.com/bar-w-team/

In the role of Cook, your overarching responsibility is to ensure that the ranch’s image and reputation are maintained as a high quality, professional, guest-focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead Valley, nationally and internationally.  This is to be accomplished by providing focused, consistent, and high-quality customer service internally and externally in a professional manner at all times. 

General Responsibilities

Under the direction of General Manager and Managing Partner, the Cooks are responsible for the organization and preparation of meals as well as the day-to-day care, organization, and cleanliness of the kitchen, food storage areas and food preparation and serving equipment. All employees must adhere to the Operations Document. Each staff member is a “Safety Manager” consistently operating and acting with safety as the first priority.

Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the guests and staff; providing organized, punctual and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips and around the ranch and in the lodge; taking ownership for your personal attitude, behavior and knowledge building; working with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all guests; and adjusting one's personal habits to the philosophy, policies, and ideals of the ranch including a comprehensive understanding of and respect for our time-off/alcohol policies and procedures.

Cook’s duties are but not limited to:

• Demonstrate a full commitment to providing the best possible experience for guests.

• Work as a team to order food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.

• Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.

• Plan and direct food preparation and culinary activities.

• Work as a team with General Manager, and/or Managing Partner to rectify arising problems and or complaints

• Instruct other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food.

• Being flexible in response to current and emergency situations and to shifts in responsibilities and assignments.

• Work closely with the Head Housekeeper and Head Wrangler to determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of meals.

• Maintaining a gentle, professional and educational tone at all times when working with or around both guests and employees.

• Portraying a good example of team work to the guests and other employees.

• Cook on the cattle drives.

• Be a team player.

• Ride for the “Brand”

• Other duties as assigned.

Training 

• You are required to have current first aid and CPR Red Cross certification prior to arriving at the ranch.  This is at your expense.

• There is a 3 day training that you are required to be in attendance.  The training starts on will be in the beginning of May.  You will be paid for these days.  

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 11/30/2020

Housekeeping/Kitchen Staff
Location: Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch - Montana 4188 Main Bloulder Rd 59052

Consider a summer job on a wilderness dude ranch north of Yellowstone Park.  The advantages are numerous…..making long lasting friendships and enjoying the outdoors in a beautiful remote location, just to mention a couple.  Each year we hire 12+ employees to attend to the needs of 20 guests each week.

 

An appreciation for the outdoors, a pleasing personality, a positive attitude, and lots of self-motivation are important traits we look for when hiring, as well as honesty and the ability to be a team player.  Guests, owners, and staff eat meals together, and mingling with guests is encouraged. 

 

Housekeeping/kitchen staff arrive around mid-May, and our season runs into the first week of October.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Compensation includes a salary, room and board, and a portion of the gratuity collected from guests each week.  The work week is 6 days. Some time off in the afternoons allows the opportunity to enjoy our wilderness surroundings.   Also use of the ranch facilities and activities are possible when available.

 

Job requirements include the cleaning and upkeep of ranch units. Kitchen duties include clean up and dishes after meals and maintaining a clean kitchen area.  Laundry of linens is done by the housekeeping staff.  Also help is given to the cooks in the kitchen when needed.  Other tasks to be included could be some maintenance, unloading groceries, and helping out in other areas when extra hands are needed. 

 

Contact Hawley Mountain Ranch www.hawleymountain.com at toll-free 877-496-7848 or hawleymountain@aol.com for an application.

 


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

Hospitality Staff - Lodge Waiters and Hosts
Location: Goosewing Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 4084 83001

Goosewing Ranch is seeking lodge staff, bar tenders, baristas, and overall outgoing and outstanding staff members to serve our guests needs.

Come expereince ture Western and Wyoming hospitality with us.  Staff members are not just here for a summer job, but they are here forthe adventure.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/30/2020

Hospitality Stewards - Housekeeping Department
Location: Goosewing Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 4084 83001

Goosewing Ranch in beautiful Jackson Hole Wyoming is seeking outstanding staff for our summer season.  Housekeeping staff members should have excellent attention to detail, be physically fit and willing to lift at least 50lbs, be a team player, and self starter.  This role is more than cleaning it is about making a first impression, and providing our guests with more than they expect.  Applicants should have the desire to work hard, and play hard.  THis is more than a summer job, this is a lifestyle and expereince.  We want you to come expereince ranch life with us while making a difference in our guests lives.  Staff will enjoy their own adventures as well, from horseback riding to river tubing and rodeos in town. 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/30/2020

Wranglers
Location: Goosewing Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 4084 83001

Goosewing Ranch, in beautiful Jackson Hole is seeking expereinced wranglers for our 2020 summer season.  Applicants should have extensive knowledge of horses and skills relating there to.  We are seeking individuals that are outgoing, engaging, safety minded, and want to "ride for the brand".  Wranglers will guide trail rides, care for stock, learn new skills, build fence, engage with our guests of all abilities and ages, and make life long friendships. 

Applicants should submit a equine skills video, including them catching, haltering, tacking, mounting/dismounting, and riding at three gaits. 

Wranglers must be at least 21 years of age, or have prior guest ranch wrangling expereince or training. 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/30/2020

All Around Position
Location: K Diamond K Guest Ranch - Washington 15661 Hwy 21 South 99166

"All Around"... from the kitchen to the barnyard pitchin' in wherever needed most. Seasonal positions 3 - 6 months (April - Oct.). No experience necessary just self-motivated, enthusiastic, self-starters that take initiative ensuring the guests have a wonderful experience. Wiling to wear a cowboy hat & western attire at all times when in the company of guests. Non-smoking, willing to share in a cup of coffee every morning with guests and join us around the campfire every evening.

Meals & lodging included as well as salary and tips. Please send resumes with references to kdiamondk@yahoo.com & call 509-775-3511 with any questions.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 04/01/2020 thru 10/31/2020

Assistant Cook/Baker
Location: 7D Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 100 82414

Spend your summers in the spectacular Sunlight Basin at 7D Ranch, cooking western cuisine for guests and staff! The ranch is just 7 miles "as the crow flies" from Yellowstone National Park.

The town of Cody, Wyoming is just 1 hour away and has lots of western culture to partake in throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity for anyone that loves the outdoors and enjoys working in a beautiful environment. Horseback riding, hiking, and fishing are popular activities with all of our staff.

The Assistant Cook/Baker takes direction from our Head Cook and helps prepare three meals a day (50-55 people each meal). We specialize in homemade breads and desserts. The 7D Ranch has a reputation for top-quality home-style cooking and in-house baking of breads and desserts. Meals include family-style service in the dining hall, outdoor barbecue cook-outs and camp-style cooking for brunch rides.

Our guest season is May 29th - September 13, 2020. Staff begins arriving mid-May. Benefits include a competitive monthly salary, room (private cabin), board, end of season bonus, one day off per week and access to ranch activities.

Job starts around May 17, 2020.

For more information or to apply please contact Andrea or Mead Dominick at ranch7d@wyoming.com or 307-587-9885.


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/17/2020 thru 10/01/2020

Supervisor of Hospitality and Kitchen Staff
Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch - Colorado 17931 W County Rd 74e 80545

Red Feather Lakes at 8,000ft in N Colorado, about 37 miles north west of Fort Collins, CO

Supervisor of Hospitality and Kitchen Staff

EXPERIENCE:

Experience required preference given to someone who has worked in housekeeping, and comfortable around horses.

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is a small (24 pillows) dude ranch in northern Colorado, supervised by the owners, the Barn Manager, the Events Manager, the Facilities Manager, and the Front-of-the-House Manager.

This position has responsibility for managing Kitchen, Housekeeping, sharing/assigning staff with the Events Manager, sharing & assigning staff with the Barn Manager, managing house & food inventories, writing staff weekly schedules, and generally supervising all things that are not broken, getting married, or that go poop.

Areas of Responsibility Include:

  • Other Duties as Assigned (of course!)
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeping
  • Activities Kangaroos
  • Events

Call/text Ellen with questions (970-692-9177)


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

Summer Jobs - Idaho Dude Ranch
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: 05/11/2020 thru 10/03/2020

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: 05/11/2020 thru 10/03/2020

Breakfast and Lunch 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: 05/11/2020 thru 10/03/2020

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.

We're looking for one more Housekeeper/Server for the 2020 season.  The 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.  Application and employment information are also available on our website at: https://www.triplejranch.com/contact-us/employment

 


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

Ranch Fly-fishing Guide/Wrangler
Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch - Montana PO Box 310; 91 Mortimer Road 59410

Come and enjoy the summer in the beautiful mountains of Montana!  Our family-owned guest ranch/outfitting business is seeking a mature, outgoing fishing guide/wrangler for the 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. This is a combined position to provide fly-fishing instruction/guiding along with regular ranch wrangler duties: 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 also assist with trap shooting or guided hikes.

For application and more information contact Ernie at jobs@triplejranch.com or call 406-562-3653. Application and employment information is also available on our website at https://www.triplejranch.com/contact-us/employment

 


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

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

Do you love teaching kids to ride?  Our family-owned Montana guest ranch is seeking a mature, outgoing Kid's Wranglers for 2020 season. Salaried position from June through August 22, 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. Application is also available on our website at: https://www.triplejranch.com/contact-us/employment


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

Server/Wait Staff - California
Location: Rankin Ranch - California PO Box 36 93518

Join our ranch team in 2020!  Rankin Ranch is located in central California approximately 1 hour from Bakersfield.  We are a family owned and operated ranch that has been welcoming guests since 1965.  We are currently looking to hire one full time server to be part of our kitchen team.  This position is available to start as soon as March 9th and work through October 1st.  Additional position for summer season only may be also become avaialble (beginning May 29th and ending August 23rd).   

DUTIES:  More specific details will be provided after submitting application.

·         Serve guests with a smile.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

·         Be a team player.  We have a four person kitchen team every day that prepares meals for 45 guests plus family and staff.  The kitchen team is one part of our larger ranch team that provides a memorable ranch experience for guests.

·         Attention to detail and quality of work.  Maintaining a clean dining room and nice presentation for meals.  This includes setting tables, setting the buffet, serving guests, and clearing tables.

·         Endurance for physical demands of the job.  Need to be able to thrive in fast paced environment during meal times and be on your feet for long periods of time.  Must be able to lift and carry dish tubs weighing 30+ lbs.

·         Serve Safe Food Handler Card Required (or willingness to obtain upon accepting the job) and CPR/First Aid Reccommended 

REWARDS:

·         Great work environment…beautiful ranch setting, strong team mates, and new friends met daily!

·         Meals and lodging are available for out of area employees.      

·         Hourly wage plus tips.    

Complete our emplyment interest form at www.rankinranch.com/ranch-jobs/ or e-mail info@RankinRanch.com for more details.  


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 03/09/2020 thru 10/01/2020

Wrangler
Location: Lazy L&B Ranch - Wyoming 1072 East Fork Road 82513

The historic Lazy L&B Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch with a maximum capacity of 30-35 guests per week. Our riding program is our focus as we're surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of spectacular terrain. We expect our staff to have excellent communication and people skills and a willingness to work long hours. We live and work as a family while creating incredible memories for our guests and ourselves! 

Perks:

• The opportunity to meet new people from around the world in a unique setting offers an unforgettable experience.

• Fishing Wyoming's untouched rivers, hiking and riding incredible and diverse terrain.

• Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park are less than 2 hours from the ranch. 

Wrangler Duties:

• Responsible for the safety of guests and horses

• Guide, teach and engage the guests while on the trail

• Care for horses and equipment

• Learn and understand horse safety program, riding program, barn and corral operations

• Pitch in and help out as needed with other miscellaneous ranch jobs e.g.: children's activities, maintenance, dishes, housekeeping, etc. 

• CPR/First Aid certification required

Other Details:

• Room and board are included. We pay a monthly salary, gratuities and a bonus at the end of the season dependent upon performance. 

• Only candidates who can work until September 12th will be considered. 

Please email resume and references. If you don't have a working reference from another ranch please send a video of tacking up and riding at a walk, trot, and lope.  

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and references and state the dates you're available to work. If you don't have a working reference from another ranch please send a video of tacking up and riding at a walk, trot, and lope.  

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/16/2020 thru 09/15/2020

Wrangler
Location: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch - Colorado 2939 N County Road 31D 80538-9763

Sharing the beauty of Sylvan Dale on the back of a horse – it doesn’t get any better than that! You have to know your stuff when dealing with horses and inexperienced riders. Only apply if you have strong horsemanship skills and some experience at a guest ranch, horse facility, or riding stable. Highly physical position requiring strength, stamina, and the gift of gab!

Full-time seasonal wranglers needed for the 2020 season! Please e-mail your resume and application to ranch@sylvandale.com. You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license to apply.

 


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