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Head Wrangler
Location: Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort - California 1054 Alisal Road 93463

Located just outside Solvang, California, the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is a beautiful 10,000-acre luxury guest ranch that melds the spirit of the Old West with the seductive charms of today's most relaxing resorts.  We are looking for a full-time Head Wrangler to direct the daily running of our Barn operation and Horseback riding program as well as the kid's Barnyard operation year-round.  Oversees a 15+ person Barn staff and the care and maintenance of the horses (120 head herd), tack and facilities to ensure all are prepared and up to Alisal standards to provide a safe and enjoyable horseback riding experience for Alisal guests.  

Additional duties include: Directs the daily horseback riding procedure including the saddling and unsaddling of horses, the sign-up process, and assignment of horses to guests; Directs the monitoring and training of the horses to ensure they are healthy, fit, and prepared for interaction with guests; Oversees formal training of new employees ensuring they are able to lead enjoyable rides for guests while maintaining a safety-first mentality; Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the Barn area, tack room, Barnyard, corrals, arena, pastures and trails as well as all tack and related equipment and machinery ensuring all is kept in a clean, tidy and safe condition; Assists in the preparation of the Barn department annual operations and capital budgets and stays within budget parameters; Works with Sales & Marketing to promote and coordinate all aspects of the horseback riding program and Kid's Barnyard program; Resolves guest complaints and issues as needed; Ensures any guest-related accidents are properly documented and that upper management is aware of the incident; Supervises Wranglers daily work, resolve employee complaints, and ensures upper management and Human Resources are notified of any major employee-related issues.

Candidates should have at least five years related experience as a manager of barn operation including guided trail riding and general ranch maintenance experience, or combination of education and experience.  Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and the internet.  Requires excellent customer service skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and multitasking abilities. 

Position is available immediately and reports directly to the General Manager.  Benefits include health insurance including medical, dental, vision and life; generous 401k plan featuring a 50% company match; vacation/sick/holiday pay; and recreational privileges and discounts on dining and merchandise.  Come join our team! 

Resumes can be sent to aairey@alisal.com.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 03/26/2019

CHEF needed at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!
Location: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch - New Mexico 1 Wall Lake Rd. 87943

Come join the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch team in our beautiful area of southwest New Mexico, located at 6,500 feet elevation in the Ponderosa Pines. Explore the Canyons, Creeks, Forests, and Mountains of the Gila National Forest! 

We are looking to hire one unique individual who wants it all: dramatic scenery, versatile work, independent living, and a truly memorable 2019 season in the mountains of southwest New Mexico!

The best way to have a good time is to show others a good time - Help us give our guests the best vacation they have ever had!

Our season is March through November. We will consider applicants for all or part of the season. 

We are a small ranch (16 guests max) and we are very remote. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life. If you are an independent person who likes time alone when working and during time off, this may be the job for you!  Again, we are very remote, 2 hours from the nearest town.

A job at our ranch requires a fast learner and motivated self-starter. Versatility and flexibility are needed for this jobs. Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. One day off per week maximum. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western or chef’s attire is required.

We are hiring 1 person to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner when we have guests. Here are some of the things you will be expected to do:

  •      Menu planning, including bringing your own recipes to the table
  • Shopping once a week before each new group of guests arrives.
  •      Full food preparation and cleanup (including dishes) for a maximum of 20 people.
  • Hearty Western/SW Ranch cooking. 3 meals a day for up to a week when we have guests.
  • Accommodate guest’s special dietary needs.
  • Responsible for managing the kitchen, maintaining high standards of cleanliness & organization in accordance with NM food service permit.
  • Ordering from food service, shopping & keeping staples stocked.

This job is breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for up to a full week of guests. The chef should be someone who is passionate about feeding people good home cooking using as many healthy, fresh ingredients as possible and enjoys spending their time in the kitchen. This is a solo job (no assistants).

Please look at our website www.geronimoranch.com to learn more about the ranch and don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

Email introduction of yourself including why you would be an asset to us, dates available, resume & references to info@geronimoranch.com. All info required to be considered.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL US. Once your info is received we will be in touch.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 03/25/2019 thru 11/30/2019

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

  • Must be able to commit to the full season, May 27th - October 4th, must be 21. Work with the Head Chef and the Assistant Chef in food preparation for 60 to 70 people, three meals a day. Professional cooking and baking experience required. We offer a 5 day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. Send resume with references to: info@rlazys.com.

Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/27/2019 thru 10/04/2019

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

April 29th through October 10th...Must be 21 with a valid driver's license and a clean driving record and be able to commit to the full season and have current CPR/First Aid certification. 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, airport shuttles and operating our water ski boat for guests. 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: 04/29/2019 thru 10/10/2019

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

Our Ranch Hand position is a very rewarding job for those who are multi-talented and would enjoy pitching in a hand in a number of different areas of the ranch. The ranch exists to help our guests “Reconnect to the important things of a life well-lived” and we need the property pristine and inviting to make that happen. Our ranch hands work hard to make this place shine. They do it all by being professionals, taking ownership over their work, creating a safe place for people to play, and coming to work with a positive attitude. As with all of our positions, a passion for people and the outdoors is a must. The main portion of this position lies in the ability to assist in the general maintenance of the ranch grounds & facilities.  This position is for a flexible person, who may be called upon to help in other departments on the ranch on a regular basis or a few times throughout the summer.

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Landscaping

  • Manual labor of weeding, mowing, trimming, planting
  • Operating a riding lawn mower
  • Drive a landscaping truck and trailer to various locations
  • Load and Unload various lawn care machines onto trailers and trucks
  • Watering
  • Loading brush and transporting

 

Maintenance 

  • Take out trash at various ranch locations
  • Aid in fixing cabin related issues 
  • Handy work
  • Mend fence
  • Light construction
  • Vehicle upkeep
  • Clearing horse trails
  • Other odd jobs around the ranch

 

Help Other Departments as Needed

  • Guest shuttling for mountain bike tours
  • Load and unload mountain bikes
  • Lead Lining inexperienced riders at Barn with Kids Program
  • Washing Dishes in Kitchen 
  • Pull traps for Sporting Clays
  • Maintenance and repair needs for all departments

Requirements

  • Physically fit and capable of all Ranch Hand 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 75 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 with a clean record
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to show proof of First Aid / CPR certification or pass certification on arrival

 

 

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


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/06/2019 thru 08/16/2019

Ranch Massage Therapist and Rover
Location: Red Horse Mountain Ranch - Idaho 11077 East Blue Lake Road 83833

Not your normal Massage Therapist job!

 

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.

 

Job Description:

Our professional and licensed massage therapist at Red Horse Mountain Ranch plays a very special and unique role. In the mornings they may be helping out the Wranglers at the barn saddling or possibly join the Hospitality Team perfecting the perfect sheet tuck in the cabins. Then, in the afternoons they will find themselves in their private massage room located in our beautiful ranch valley working with our guests who have booked a massage. Our guests come here to "Reconnect to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived" and the massage therapist plays a very fulfilling role in that. Providing a quiet place to relax and unwind from their busy lives, the massage therapist helps our guests receive that much needed "me time" they require to disconnect. 

 

We value our massage therapist because our guests come here to find some peace and what better way to get that than booking a massage? We need our massage therapist to be a people person truly interested in exceeding expectations. Our guests love that even though they are far away from city amenities they can still pamper themselves with a spa-like experience after getting dirty and sore at the barn. 

 

Responsibilities

 

Cover all Booked Massages

  • Continually checking sign up sheet for last minute bookings
  • Finding guest to confirm and set meeting place
  • Communicate with guests to determine expectations
  • Answer questions and clarify
  • Greet guests at lodge and transport to massage building
  • Be able to provide various types of massages (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Etc.)

 

Massage Room

  • Thoroughly clean massage room daily
  • Create a welcoming space for our guests
  • Provide calming music during massages or what the guest requests
  • Make sure massage room is inviting to all senses
  • Refresh linens after each guest massage
  • Work with Hospitality team in laundry

 

Other Possible Tasks if No Massages are Booked:

  • Lead lining horses at the barn for kids program
  • Saddling
  • Housekeeping items such as cleaning cabins or lodge
  • Laundry
  • Serving guests breakfast or Lunch
  • Pulling trap at sporting clays
  • Lawn care
  • Helping with archery or kayaking
  • Barn chores such as pen picking, cleaning water troughs, or feeding

 

Requirements

  • The Massage Therapist shall be licensed and available to cover from 1-4 hour long massage services per day, Monday - Friday
  • They should be able to provide a hands-on full body massage of medium pressure in a Deep Tissue or Swedish format - being able to provide other spa modalities is preferred as well
  • This individual should be able to work with minimal supervision, be able to adjust their schedule as needed, and be customer service oriented
  • This person shall be able to perform general physical activities
  • Courteous and professional at all times and able to 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

Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/13/2019 thru 10/04/2019

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

Come do somthing fun and different with your kitchen skills!!

 

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: 05/06/2019 thru 10/05/2019

Server/Dishwasher
Location: Covered Wagon Ranch - Montana 34035 Gallatin Road 59730

Want to experience living in Montana and everything it has to offer?

At Covered Wagon Ranch we offer salary, guaranteed tips, room and board, bonus, a spectacular area to reside for the summer, wonderful owners to work with, and riding and hiking on days off when a horse is available.

Here are the positions we have available you must be able to stay the entire season June 3-October 10

Dishwasher/Server: Responsibilities include washing dishes, serving meals, and working closely with other kitchen staff. 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 06/03/2018 thru 10/10/2018

Experience Montana Horseback as our Wrangler/Colt Starter
Location: Covered Wagon Ranch - Montana 34035 Gallatin Road 59730

Seeking a dedicated, honest, hardworking individual to start colts, ride green horses and take guests into the backcountry on trail rides at our guest ranch! Other duties include working as a team player, doctoring, interacting with guests and doing daily chores. Individual must be able to work the entire season May 29-October 10th and have experience with horses including riding and starting colts. If interested please apply at http://coveredwagonranch.com/the-ranch/employment/ 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/29/2018 thru 10/10/2018

PM Prep Cook
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Paradise Ranch is looking for an experienced PM Prep Cook, pitching in on additional prep work as required. Work and play at Paradise Guest Ranch surrounded by over one million acres of the Big Horn National Forest. This is an exceptional opportunity as ranch crew is encouraged to participate in ranch activities including horseback riding, fishing, and hiking all right out your back door. Salary 1700 / month plus 150 monthly bonus payable upon completion of season. Room and board included. Call the ranch and ask for Leah, 307-684-7876 or email her at buffalogal33@yahoo.com.

Website: http://www.paradiseranch.com 


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/27/2019 thru 09/27/2019

Pastry Chef
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Love to bake? And not only bake but work with fantastic people in an absolutely beautiful place? Well Paradise just might be the summer job for you! Our Pastry Chef is responsible for breakfast pastries, cookies, and dinner desserts for upawards of +130 people. Baking at altitude experience is preferred but not a necessity, and knowlege of baking with dietary restrictions a plus. Must work with a phenomenal kitchen team and jump in where required. Come join us for the summer of 2019!


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/20/2019 thru 09/30/2019

Kitchen Team
Location: Laramie River Ranch - Colorado 25777 County Road 103 82063

The kitchen team is responsible for the preparation, presentation, and timely delivery of three meals per day including cookouts, baked goods, and daily appetizers before dinner. The team is also responsible for the maintenance of a clean work space, cleaning dishes, pots and pans, proper food handling and storage regimes.

We have high standards for the quality of service our guests receive.  Consequently, we have equally high expectations for the performance of our employees.  We are looking for employees that are warm, outgoing, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Successful employees get along well with others, work well as part of a team, and have a "can do" attitude.

Employment at Laramie River Ranch is hard work, but it’s also a great deal of fun. You will have the opportunity to meet people from across the country and around the world. During time off, you are welcome to join in ranch activities including riding, fishing, and our naturalist program. You will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, camp, go white water rafting, visit Rocky Mountain National Park, or climb one of Colorado’s peaks.

If this combination of hard work, commitment and fun in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado interests you, we invite you to submit an application.

 

For additional information visit our web site https://LRRanch.com/jobs.php, email Jobs@LRRanch.com or call us at 970-435-5716.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/27/2019 thru 09/13/2019

Guest Services
Location: Laramie River Ranch - Colorado 25777 County Road 103 82063

Guest services crew members share responsibility for waiting tables, cleaning guest rooms, and cleaning our public spaces.

We have high standards for the quality of service our guests receive.  Consequently, we have equally high expectations for the performance of our employees.  We are looking for employees that are warm, outgoing, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Successful employees get along well with others, work well as part of a team, and have a "can do" attitude.

Employment at Laramie River Ranch is hard work, but it’s also a great deal of fun. You will have the opportunity to meet people from across the country and around the world. During time off, you are welcome to join in ranch activities including riding, fishing, and our naturalist program. You will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, camp, go white water rafting, visit Rocky Mountain National Park, or climb one of Colorado’s peaks.

If this combination of hard work, commitment and fun in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado interests you, we invite you to submit an application.

 

For additional information visit our web site https://LRRanch.com/jobs.php, email Jobs@LRRanch.com or call 970-435-5716.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/06/2019 thru 09/13/2019

Maintenance/Ranch Hand
Location: Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana 2875 Hwy 93 West 59937

Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, maintenance staff are responsible for the day to day care, organization, and cleanliness of the vehicles, grounds, shop, all buildings and structures and systems.  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. Experience around and driving teams of horses is a bonus also. 

Maintenance duties include   

Learn what we do, why we do it that way, and do it that way

·         Lawn care, mowing, trimming and watering.

·         Fence repair and maintenance

·         Equipment maintenance and repair

·         Carpentry, both building and repair work

·         Plumbing repair and maintenance

·         Sprinkler system operation, repair and maintenance

·         Operating tractor to move materials, cut brush and level terrain

·         Helping with evening activities including square dancing

·         Maintaining fence and corrals

·         Stacking up to 40 ton of hay a week

·         Hooking up, inspecting and driving a truck and trailer

·         Other duties as assigned

·         Be able to engage guest in conversation both at meal times and around the Ranch

·         Be able at times, to put in long hours,(6am to 9pm) 

·         Have good communication skills

·         Ability to handle objects weighing up to 200 pounds

·         Ability to stoop, bend, squat, twist, reach repeatedly without restriction

·         Ability to lift up to 100 pounds repeatedly

·         Being flexible in response to current and emergency situations and to shifts in responsibilities and assignments when camp is underway

·         Problem solving skills

·         Can "do" attitude

·         Be a team player

Ride for the “Brand


Type of work: Full Time
Dates: 12/27/2018

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 12 and must be able to stay until Mid August.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2019 thru 08/15/2019

Wrangler
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, responsible horsemen and horsewomen. Must have strong people skills and substantial horse experience. Should be versatile and open-minded enough to take part in other jobs related to the ranch as well as ranch activities. Shoeing and or packing experience helpful but not required.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/13/2019 thru 09/29/2019

Combined Operations Position
Location: Colorado Trails Ranch - Colorado 12161 Country Rd 240 81301

Duties will include a combination of housekeeping and serving meals. Also help out in the soda fountain and trading post store. Full room and board is provided at no extra charge plus pay and an end of season bonus! 

 

To apply please fill out the application at: www.coloradotrails.com/the-ranch/employment.  If you have any questions please call Jeanne at 970-247-5055.


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/13/2019 thru 09/24/2019

Fly Fishing Guide
Location: Colorado Trails Ranch - Colorado 12161 Country Rd 240 81301

Duties will include teaching guests fly fishing techniques and take them on guided trips. Must have some experience and must be at least 21 years of age with clean, valid driver’s license. Full room and board is provided at no extra charge plus pay and an end of season bonus! 

 

To apply please fill out the application at: www.coloradotrails.com/the-ranch/employment.  If you have any questions please call Jeanne at 970-247-5055.


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/13/2019 thru 09/24/2019

Maintenance
Location: Colorado Trails Ranch - Colorado 12161 Country Rd 240 81301

Duties will include general ranch maintenance, grounds work, light vehicle maintenance, electrical, plumbing, carpentry. Must be 21 years of age with clean, valid driver’s license. Also will help at the shooting ranch and drive guests to activities. Full room and board is provided at no extra charge plus pay and an end of season bonus! 

 

To apply please fill out the application at: www.coloradotrails.com/the-ranch/employment.  If you have any questions please call Jeanne at 970-247-5055.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/13/2019 thru 09/24/2019

Kitchen Assistant
Location: Colorado Trails Ranch - Colorado 12161 Country Rd 240 81301

Duties will include assisting chef with meal preparation, some baking and shared dishwashing duties with another kitchen assistant. Full room and board is provided at no extra charge plus pay and an end of season bonus! 

To apply please fill out the application at: www.coloradotrails.com/the-ranch/employment.  If you have any questions please call Jeanne at 970-247-5055.


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/13/2019 thru 09/24/2019

Each year our 100+ member ranches offer a variety of dude ranch employment opportunities.  They hire many seasonal employees, and some year round employees, for such positions as wranglers, cooks, wait staff, housekeepers, maintenance workers, children's counselors and office workers. Most seasonal employees are hired by the Southern ranches for the months of September through May and by the Northern ranches for the months of May through October. Many northern ranches have last minute openings during the months of May and June. Compensation varies from ranch to ranch and position to position but usually includes salary, room and board, a share of the seasonal tip pool and use of the facilities and horses when off duty. Frequently the ranches have more applicants than positions, especially for positions related to the horses. Jobs on dude ranches typically involve hard work and long hours as well as participation in evening guest activities such as line dances, hayrides and staff talent shows. Good people skills and an ability to live and work well with others are required. The more flexible you are in the type of position you would like, the more likely you are to be successful.

Recommendation for Dude Ranch Employment Opportunities

Non-U.S. Citizens:

Employment opportunities on ranches for non-U.S. citizens are extremely limited and almost non-existent for working with the horses. Occasionally, a ranch will hire a non-U.S. citizen for a wait staff, housekeeping or kitchen staff position. Foreign persons seeking employment must be able to speak English well enough to understand guests and the employer. They must also have a work permit for the U.S.A. Please contact the U.S. Embassy for information on work permits. The Dude Ranchers' Association is not able to help in obtaining work permits for those looking for dude ranch employment opportunities.

Student Internships:

U.S. students often contact the association seeking internship positions. The Dude Ranchers' Association has no formal internship program but a number of our member ranchers have been willing to negotiate with students for internship positions as a part of their seasonal employment. Students interested in such positions may utilize the opportunities listed below.

Options for DRA Assistance in Seeking Dude Ranch Employment

To assist the many students and others seeking employment, the Association is offering the following

Services:

1. Upon request, we will send the Dude Ranchers' Association Directory. All 100+ member ranches are listed, along with their contact information, programs and amenities. Interested individuals may contact each ranch themselves.

2. The Dude Rancher's Association also publishes a newsletter that is sent directly to all member ranches. For a US$10 fee, you may place an employment wanted ad in one issue. Many ranchers refer to the ads published in the newsletter when hiring. There are no guarantees, but it is a good, inexpensive way to contact all member ranchers at the same time.

Send us your name, address, phone number, dates of availability, type of position(s) sought and 2-3 sentences describing your experience or qualifications along with the US$10 fee to: The Dude Ranchers' Association Newsletter, P.O. Box 2307, Cody, WY 82414. Payment must be received before the ad will appear.

Download the form to place employment ad.

 

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