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

Seasonal Wranglers are responsible for the day to day care of the corral, tack and horses. Wrangler's first priority is safety of the guest & horses. Wrangler must adhere to the horse program put in place by the Bar W while under the direction of the Head Wrangler. Although hired as a Wrangler, employees must be willing to do all jobs asked of them. Competitive salary and Season bonus will be paid to those fulfilling their contract. All employees share in tip pool. On-site housing available. Season normally starts May 1st and ends Nov. 1st.  

Please visit our website, www.thebarw.com  and complete our online application. Resumes may be emailed to info@thebarw.com


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/23/2018 thru 11/01/2018

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

Come ride in the Tetons!

Lost Creek Ranch is looking for a wrangler to join our team. Must have extensive horse skills and even better people skills. You can expect to take out 2-3 rides a day with guests and have a day and a half off each week (Sunday and a half day). Monthly salary, share of the tip pool, and free room and board provided. You will have 2 roommates. You also have access to our guest facilities and activities!

Please visit www.lcrjobs.com to apply. This position will begin July 1st and run until September 15th.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 07/01/2018 thru 09/15/2018

Front of the House Manager
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

FRONT-OF-THE-HOUSE MANAGER

EXPERIENCE:

Some experience required

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.

We are creating a new position, with 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 (Matt & Dan), getting married (Bonnie), or that go poop (Marisa).

Areas of Responsibility Include:

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

Call Ellen/Bonnie/Dan with questions (970-692-9177)


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 06/20/2018 thru 11/01/2018

Housekeeper
Location: Covered Wagon Ranch - Montana 34035 Gallatin Road 59730

Looking for energetic and outgoing individual to fill our housekeeping position at our guest ranch! To apply please go to www.coveredwagonranch.com  

 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/21/2018 thru 10/31/2018

Lodge Staff- Spend a summer in Montana, work with a great team, learn to ride a horse, & play cowboy/or cowgirl
Location: Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana 2875 Hwy 93 West 59937

Come to Montana, work with a great staff from all over the country, learn to ride a horse, take lessons to shoot a shot gun and rifle, learn to rope, fly fish, hike hundreds of trails, go whitewater rafting and visit Glacier National Park.

The Bar W Guest Ranch is seeking talented team members for our Montana dude ranch. As a family owned and operated ranch, we strive to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our team that fosters personal and professional growth.  Staff will be fed 3 hearty meals/day, onsite housing, and have access to the employee rec room here at the ranch. Hired candidates can expect travel expenses to be taken care of by the Bar W, no matter where you live. 

Our staff is comprised of hard-working individuals who enjoy the outdoors, meeting new people, and being part of guest’s vacation. Employees will work alongside like-minded individuals of all ages and walks of life and form life-long friendships in the making.  Employees will engage with guests from all over the world while working to provide a memorable dude ranch vacation experience. 

As part of the compensation, staff are encouraged to embrace the Western experience and participate in horseback rides and lessons, skeet shooting, archery, roping, whitewater rafting, square dancing, rodeos and more.  The ranch’s convenient location is a superb home base to explore nearby attractions. Located only 4 miles away is the vibrant resort town of Whitefish and only 25 miles away is Glacier National Park, known as “the Crown Jewel of the Continent.” As evidence of our healthy employee culture we are proud to have a 25% seasonal staff return rate. 

The Bar W is seeking motivated candidates for lodge staff positions. The role of the lodge staff is to perform any combination of daily light cleaning tasks to weekly deep cleaning. Duties to include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, vacuuming, doing dishes and light gardening and assisting 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.  No experience is necessary, we are more than happy to train candidates eager to learn. 

Click here to watch a video showcasing our team's experience working at the ranch!


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

Wrangler
Location: 4UR Ranch - Colorado PO Box 340 81130

The 4UR Ranch has a herd of 55 horses and provides a Natural Horsemanship Program for our guests. Wranglers must have considerable experience working with horses, and possess a mature and positive attitude. Working as a team, wranglers will care for our herd of horses, including daily brushing, grooming, and some veterinary work. Wranglers will work closely with our guests; leading mountain trail rides, saddling horses, mounting riders, and conducting riding lessons according to the principles of natural horsemanship and the level of experience of each individual guest. Other duties include tack upkeep and repair, fencing and fence repair, trail maintenance, and some haying. Wranglers are required to carry up-to-date CPR & First Aid certifications before arriving at the ranch. Upon arrival, wranglers will be required to pass the Dude Ranchers Association course: Horse Safety and Adaptive First Aid for the Trail.

 

Please send a resumé, cover letter and recent photo to Robin@4urranch.com or call 719-658-2202 for more information.  


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/23/2018 thru 10/05/2018

Backcountry Packer/Hiking Guide
Location: Flat Creek Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 3830 83001

Flat Creek Ranch is looking for someone to help pack into their backcountry camp and also act as a hiking guide to guests while in the camp. Horse expereince is a plus but is not mandatory. First Aid, CPR and wilderness first aid are preferred. Please contact Trey or Shelby Scharp at Flat Creek Ranch if you are interested.307-733-0603. shelby@flatcreekranch.com 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/15/2018

Wrangler
Location: Flat Creek Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 3830 83001

Flat Creek Ranch near Jackson, WY is hiring a wrangler. Room and board is provided. Please contact Trey or Shelby Scharp at Flat Creek Ranch if you are interested.307-733-0603. shelby@flatcreekranch.com 

 


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 06/15/2018

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

This is a full time, year around position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the administration, organization, and coordination of all office systems entailing: office supplies, internal computer equipment, telephone services, internet connections, voice mail, and e-mail; working with the General Manager on organizational activities and specialized assignments; working with the accounting department on reporting; assisting General Manager on issues regarding the recruitment and introduction of new employees, record keeping, and insurances; coordinating office related activities such as staff meetings and management meetings, working within a team environment to determine the essential strategies for the ranch; and to assist in projects and assignments that will foster continued growth of all our endeavors..

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

Specific Short-Term Responsibilities Include:

Learn Bar W service offerings

Meet with all office personnel and learn specific responsibilities

Learn the different office systems and begin coordination of vendors and installations

Complete the required reading of ranch information

Work with the General Manager to organize office and filing systems and special assignments

Assist with the office related organization

Attend staff meetings, keep and distribute minutes and records

Answer phones

Other duties as assigned

Specific Long Term Responsibilities Include:

1.      Continue working with the General Manager on organizational and special assignments

2.      Overseeing the efforts of purchasing office supplies, equipment and services

3.      Overseeing the coordination of office equipment, software, and equipment vendors

4.      Overseeing the organization and facilitation of office filing systems and libraries

5.      Working with General Manager to recruit and welcome new employees and set up records and paperwork.

6.      Working with accounting on recording and filing of receipts, invoices, checks, accounts receivable and accounts payable

7.      Working with Department Managers to assist with staffing peak periods of work with temporary help

8.      Overseeing the coordination of office and department communications

9.      UPS, Fed-ex, US Postal Service, coordination and distribution

10.  Facilitation of vehicle registration, repair, and record keeping.

11.  Become a Notary of Republic in the state of Montana

12.  Oversee the facilitation of keeping important documentation off-site

13.  Other duties as assigned.

Additional Activities

Work with sales to respond to inquiries

Work with marketing to mail inquiry responses

Pick up Guests

Drive Guests

Answer Phones

Assist guests checking in and out

Potentially attend community meetings

Set appointments for General Manager/Owner

Office Responsibilities (Assisting)

Order lodge amenities

Order guest goody items

Office administration activities (banking, tip distribution, etc)

Order merchandise for guest gift shop

Experience

·      Prior experience using computers including a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook as well as form development, and databases.

·      Excellent communication and people skills-both verbal and written

·      Prior experience in office environment procedures and protocols

·      Prior experience troubleshooting office equipment and systems

Behavioral

·      “Can do” attitude

·      Team player

·      Flexible

·      Ability to work well with people.

·      Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects, problems and requirements concurrently.

Self motivated

Requires little guidance

Must Have Valid drivers license.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 06/15/2018

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

Guest Relations

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

·         Take photos during guest activities

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

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

·         Facilitate Guests Special Requests

·         Ensure quality of guest experience

·          Arrange (& drive) Whitewater Rafting & Rock Climbing

·         Arrange (& drive) guests to town upon request

 

·         Arrange guests rides to rodeo and arrange staff drivers


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

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

Job Description/Responsibilities

 

                     Job Title:      Maintenance Manager

                 Reports To:      General Manager / Operations

        Job Description:      Full Time Permanant

General Responsibilities:      

 General responsibilities include working within a team environment to ensure the ranch guests are safe and that their vacation is a first class experience and that Bar W’s reputation remains intact as a safe, high quality, guest focused facility.

 Specific Responsibilities:

 Responsible for managing maintenance services and repairs as well as new construction in the areas of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, vehicles, ranch equipment as well as general grounds maintenance.  Overseeing vendors tasked to perform services on the ranch. Hire, oversee, lead, schedule and direct the work of staff. 

Job Requirements:      The requirements of the position will require a person possessing various talents including but not limited to: 

Must Possess:

·         Experience in hiring, managing, directing, overseeing and evaluating employees.

·         Working knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, trucks, tractors, trailers, and facility grounds and systems.

·         Ability to use efficiently various power and hand tools and welding equipment.

·         Ability to operate ranch equipment including but not limited to trucks, tractors with implements, trailers.

·         Ability to fix various things around the ranch.

·         Knowledge of safety procedures

·         Problems solving skills

·         Ability to follow oral and written instructions

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.

·         Ability to multi-task a wide variety of projects happening at same time

·         Valid Driver’s license

 

    Supervision:

·         Ability to schedule work loads of staff

·         Ability to perform quality checks on staffs work and progress

·         Ability to oversee purchases made in the maintenance department

·         Provide evaluation input to General Manager

                    Physical:

·         Ability to handle objects weighing up to 200 pounds

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

·         Ability to lift 70-100 pounds repeatedly

               Behavioral:

·         Can “do” attitude

·         Team player

·         Ability to work long hours

 


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 07/13/2018

Head Chef
Location: Upper Canyon Outfitters & Guest Ranch - Montana PO Box 109 59710

We are looking for a team player and hard worker.  Come join us at Upper Canyon and cook under the big sky!  Contact Cassie at ucomontana@gmail.com


Type of work: Full Time
Dates: 06/13/2018 thru 12/01/2018

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Massage Therapist in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Location: Lost Creek Ranch - Wyoming 17820 Old Ranch Road 83012

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

Working on a ranch you are expected to pitch in where needed and work as a cohesive team. We provide hourly and salary compensation (depending on position), a share of the tip pool each month, room and board, and a bonus at the end of the season for completing your contract! You also have access to the same activities and facilities available to our guests.

All applicants should genuinely enjoy hospitality and customer service. They should be friendly, team-oriented, and level-headed. This is a beautiful place and we are looking for great representatives who will be proud to share the ranch with our guests. Applicants should also be 21 years old at the start of the season and be available for the entire season (Early June to Mid September).

Abridged Job Descriptions (full descriptions will be given later to qualified applicants):

  • Massage Therapist
    • This person is responsible for providing our guests with spa treatments and must be a licensed massage therapist with multiple years of experience. It is important that this individual be detail-oriented and well organized. In addition to treatments you will be responsible for side work and cleaning of the spa area when not performing treatments. A second therapist will work with this position to achieve these requirements and provide an unforgetable and 5 star experience for our guests. This position will receive commission and tips for treatments and an hourly wage for all other work in addition to room and board.

To apply, you may visit our website and apply directly or send an email with a resume and cover letter to ranch@lostcreek.com under the subject: 2018 "Position Applying For". It is also helpful to include a photo of yourself though it is not required. Strong candidates will receive an interview.

Thank you for your interest!


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/10/2018 thru 09/22/2018

Wrangler
Location: Triple R Ranch - South Dakota PO Box 124 57751-0124

Triple R Ranch near Keystone, South Dakota is looking for a wrangler for this summer. Please contact Cherrylee & Jack Bradt if you are interested at 888.777.2624 rrrranch@mt-rushmore.net

 


Type of work: Full Time
Dates: 06/05/2018 thru 10/31/2018

2nd Cook
Location: Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch - Montana 4188 Main Bloulder Rd 59052

2nd Cook

Breakfast cook for 5 days a week. Will be cooking from 35-40 people this meal depending on the number of guests here at the time. Cook will help the first cook get things ready for the second meal. Works with the other housekeepers doing some kitchen cleaning.  On grocery day, help in the kitchen on an as-needed basis, depending on what jobs need to be done to assist the kitchen staff.  Other duties may include running ranch errands or assisting the manager.

Pay starts at $1,500 a month, we provide room and board on top of your pay as extra (no charge to you). Cooks are also included in the gratuity pool. Last year each staff had about $5,000 in gratuity just to give you an idea.

Our season runs from the beginning of June until the end of September. We are located south of Big Timber, MT in the mountains with some amazing views.

You can visit our website for more information.

Contact Erik Brady at 406-932-5791 or hawleymountain@aol.com for application or questions.

 

 

 


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 06/01/2018 thru 09/30/2018

Breakfast and Lunch Cook
Location: Elk River Guest Ranch - Colorado 29840 County Rd 64, PO Box 1080 80428

We are seeking someone to begin within 3-6 days of hire date.   

Job Duties:

Assist the head cook in all functions listed (menu planning, inventory management, food ordering, clean/sanitary/safe kitchen.)

Plan breakfast and lunch meals; Detailed weekly menus available

Prepare breakfast and lunch for up to 25 guests and staff

Bake cookies, breads and desserts

Assist head cook with inventory and ordering groceries

Assure a clean kitchen and that all staff follow proper food handling and storage practices as defined by Public Health rules and regulations

Breakfast/Lunch Cook Requirements: 

Professional cooking/baking experience preferred but will consider candidates who are comfortable in the kitchen, can relate to others in a very high paced and sometimes stressful environment, has a sense of humor, patience and ability to maintain a clean work environment.

Strong social skills, gets along well with others, attention to personal appearance and proper etiquette are essential.

Ability to work both with a team and alone

Hours and Dates:

We are seeking someone willing to work from 5-6am until 1-4pm; ASAP-August 27th

HOW TO APPLY

Please send us your resume and cover letter to info@elkrivergr.com, and we will be in contact about how to continue the application process. Thank you for your interest!

 


Type of work: Full Time
Dates: 06/01/2018 thru 10/31/2018

Cook/Chef & Dishwasher/Server
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, tips, room and board, 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 now-Mid October! 

 

Sous/Dinner Chef: Your responsibilities will include cooking dinner, baking bread, desserts and cookies daily, working with the prep staff in meal planning, placing order with food service reps, as well as creating grocery lists for town trips, working with a budget, creating menus, efficiently utilizing leftovers, and preparing food for at least one cookout per week (usually Friday nights). It will also be your responsibility to help the breakfast/lunch cook in menu planning, preparation, and organization. In other words, if it involves the food service part of our ranch, then you should assume that it is in your hands.

 

Breakfast/Lunch Chef: Your responsibilities will include prepping, cooking breakfast and lunch, baking pastries, desserts and cookies daily. It will also be your responsibility in working with the dinner chef in meal planning, placing order with food service reps, as well as creating grocery lists for town trips, working with a budget, organizing and efficiently utilizing leftovers. 

 

Dishwasher/Server: Responsibilities include washing dishes, and working closely with other kitchen staff while Di

 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/21/2018 thru 10/16/2018

Cook
Location: Klondike Ranch - Wyoming 386 Crazy Woman Canyon Road 82834

Klondike Ranch is looking for a cook. Please contact Richard at rtass@wyoming.com 307.684.2390


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/31/2018 thru 10/31/2018

Summer Lead Cook
Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch - Colorado 17931 W County Rd 74e 80545

Employment Application

Summer Season Lead Cook

You may be a Chef or self-taught cook. This person is responsible for:

  • planning, with owners, weekly menus with an emphasis on recipes in ranch cookbook, (A two week cycle menu and recipes are provided by the ranch as a starting point, the cook then writes weekly menus. New recipes and significant menu changes are to be discussed with owner.)
  • planning and preparing special diets as needed,
  • preparing all food served on the ranch or out on the trail,
  • managing inventory, ordering groceries, and maintaining a well-stocked pantry
  • assuring a clean, sanitary, safe kitchen, as defined by Public Health rules and regulations
  • assuring that all staff follow proper food handling and storage practices

This is a leadership position; s/he directs, delegates and motivates other staff. The Boss Cook sets the tone and the atmosphere. Being in the kitchen under the leadership of a strong cheerful boss cook can be fun. Most days this person will start about 10 AM, prepare lunch & dinner.

The Boss Cook Requirements:

  • professional cooking experience preferred, but will consider candidates who are talented cooks and
    • can plan,
    • can manage, and
    • can relate to others in a very high paced and sometimes stressful environment.
    • Most of our boss cooks over the years did not have professinal training.
  • Psychosis, with a sense of humor, is not an impediment to this job. Uncontrolled alcoholism, however, is.
  • Strong social skills, attention to personal appearance, and proper etiquette are essential.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 85 pounds a minimum of 300 feet while working at altitude of 8,000 feet.
  • Ability to drive vehicles with stick shift preferred.
  • Must be able to perform all of the duties listed in high altitude environment.
  • Horse knowledge and skills is preferred, as this allows the employee to get out of the kitchen every now and then and have fun!

Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/26/2018 thru 10/01/2018

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

Paradise Ranch is looking for an experienced Line 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: 06/01/2018 thru 09/30/2018

Wrangler Full Time and Seasonal
Location: Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch - Arizona 19985 S Doc Holiday Rd 86438

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch has openings for experienced wranglers starting in June both full time and seasonal. Prior wrangling experience at a guest ranch preferred. Duties involve talking guests out on trail rides, cleaning the tack area, feeding horses, mend fences, basic horse medical care and general ranch work.

Room and board included, great working environment. Working for Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a unique and rewarding experience. You will be part of a family owned dude ranch that is steeped in western tradition and embodied with family values. You will assist in creating lasting lifetime memories for both you and our guests. Along with living in some of the most spectacular mountain and desert scenery, your experience will be rewarding and fulfilling.

Please email resume and cover letter to: jobs@stgr.com

More information about the ranch at www.stagecoachtrailsranch.com

928-727-8270

 


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/17/2018

Ranch Hand, Grounds Keeper and Housekeepers
Location: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch - Colorado 2939 N County Road 31D 80538-9763

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is looking for a Ranch Hand, Grounds Keeper and a House Keeper. Contact Karen at 970-667-3915.

 


Type of work: Full Time
Dates: 05/19/2018 thru 10/01/2018

Housekeepers Needed
Location: Spotted Horse Ranch - Wyoming 12355 S. US Hwy 191 83001

Ready for adventure out west? Spend your summer and fall at the Spotted Horse Ranch!

The ranch is located approximately an hour and a half south of Yellowstone and a half hour from Grand Teton National Park. The beautiful Hoback River flows through the ranch and our property backs up to the Bridger Teton National Forest, where there are miles of trails on which to hike or ride horses. We also have two hunting camps that are fun to go stay at! Our employees are free to take advantage of our weekly cookouts with live entertainment, horseback riding, fishing, and a free whitewater rafting trip! Also, the town of Jackson is just 20 minutes away – there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, museums, art galleries, and a thriving nightlife on the square.  

Our season runs from May through the end of October. Other benefits include free housing and three meals a day along with discounted drinks from the bar.  Contact Jill for more information 307-733-2097 info@spottedhorseranch.com 

 

 


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/19/2018 thru 11/01/2018

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

Recommendation for Dude Ranch Employment Opportunities

Non-U.S. Citizens:

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

Student Internships:

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

Options for DRA Assistance in Seeking Dude Ranch Employment

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

Services:

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

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

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

 Download an insertion order to place employment classified ad.