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

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

  • Must be 21 and be able to commit to the full season: June 1st - October 7th.  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
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Dates: 06/01/2020 thru 10/07/2020

Breakfast and Lunch Cook
Location: Black Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 219 80463

Cook breakfast and lunch, prep work and keeping a clean and sanitary workplace.  Two years experience, good knife skills.  Cook breakfast - specials plus eggs to order and omelettes, lunch specials.  Serve 40 - 80 guests and staff.  Lodging, meals, salary depending on experience, tips plus room and board.


Type of work: Full Time
Dates: 05/15/2020 thru 09/25/2020

Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation-Elk Mountain Ranch
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Four employees share and rotate the four positions. Looking for conscientious individuals with excellent attention to detail. General housekeeping is shared with one other person for 7 cabins and 3 lodge rooms. The day also includes doing ranch towels, watering flowers and picking up the grounds. Waitstaff will work hard as a team and interact with guests. Able to serve 40 people eating family style, setups, clearing, cleaning, serving desserts and beverages. Also food storage and inventory control. Maintain a clean work area. Rotate dish washing, preparing packouts, and food preparation (salads, appetizers, etc.). Also participate in guest entertainment, such as a guided hike, hayride, volleyball, and square dance.  Staff arriving May 15 and must be able to stay until mid August - with some positions until September 23rd.

 


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

Wrangler needed at Elk Mountain Ranch
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Wrangler:   Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Horse experience required. Must be safety conscious, have the ability to instruct guests and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Responsible for conducting safe trail rides for groups of 4-7. Feed and care for herd of 50 horses. Maintain and repair tack. Clean barn and arena area daily. Willing to perform other maintenance duties as assigned – trail maintenance, stocking wood, fencing, etc. – and willing to work long hours. Shoeing and veterinary knowledge a plus. CPR and First Aid required (class will be provided at beginning of season). Must have good driving record as may be driving guests to Aspen or airports. Required to have neat and clean appearance, and dress in western style. Cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and collared shirts required. Wranglers will eat many meals with the guests and may be required to cook and serve some outdoor meals. Will be responsible for one hayride a month and weekly square dance and volleyball with guests. Staff arriving May 15 and must be able to stay until Mid August.

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 08/15/2020

Seasonal Wrangler/Trail Guide
Location: Red Reflet Guest Ranch - Wyoming 10 Lodge Road 82442

We are looking for Wranglers/Trail Guides with excellent work, horsemanship, roping, training, and people skills.  Mature, with strong work ethics, motivated and great communication skills to happily and positively interact with guests, staff and the horse herd.

Job Duties include but not limited to:  Gathering, feeding ,grooming, saddling, care and maintenance of up to approximatley 40 head of horses.  Provide safe instructions, guide trail rides, arena riding,  roping and cattle work.  Maintain tack, barns, corrals, arenas, trails and overall ranch/barn/arena grounds.

Experience with ATV's, shooting range/guns, ziplines, swimming and basic ranch equipment and vehicle use a PLUS! Must have a valid drivers license and CPR/First aid certification is required and will be provided if not current.

Salary:  This position is from approximately April through end of September/first October.  $1500.00/month plus housing and  gratuity pool and end of season bonus.

Perks:  All Ranch/guest activities are available for staff!  Plus the beautiful scenery and access to the Big Horn Mountains and surrounding areas/towns, the TenSleep 4th of July Rodeo and a summer full of learning and experiences you wont forget!

***Please apply online at Red Refle Rancht Employment and feel free to email Penny at pennyaready@gmail.com  


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

Wrangler/Trail Guide - 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 wrangler for our guest season to begin work on or about March 9th and work through October 1st.  Additional position for summer season only may be avaialble (beginning May 29th and ending August 23rd).  Wranglers take ranch guests on guided trail rides through our mountain and meadow cattle country. 

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

·         Care for 50 horses and tack.  Requires extensive equine experience.

·         Take guests on guided trail rides.  Requires strong communication skills and an enjoyment of meeting new people.

·         Feeding horses.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and move a 120 lb hay bale.

·         Basic horse medical care.  

·         Endurance for physical demands of the job.  Ability to mount and dismount horse 15+ times a day.

·         Other tasks on a needed basis.  Requires willingness to work as a team with all members of ranch staff to create the ultimate guest experience.

REWARDS:

·         Great work environment…beautiful surroundings, 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

Ranch Hand
Location: Diamond D Ranch - Idaho PO Box 35 83278

 

Adventure awaits you!  Come join the Diamond Ranch team and spend the summer/fall in the beautiful Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.  The Diamond Ranch is Idaho's premier all-inclusive Guest Ranch, located 38 miles north of Stanley, Idaho.  The ranch has been family owned and operated since 1960.  The Demorest family (now on generation 3) welcome their guests and crew with open arms!  We typically have 25 -35 guests a week, plus staff.  

 

We are looking for a General Ranch Hand this Summer and maybe into the Fall. This job description will include everything from building fence, irrigating, haying/farming, some carpentry and lawn maintenance, painting, etc...Basically an all-around handy-man.  It's a beautiful place to work, and we have many crew members who return year after year to work on the Ranch. We work hard and have fun with guests! Responsible people with good common sense and people skills should contact us.  Competitive monthly salary, Room & Board and gratuities.  

Please direct resumes to diamonddguestranch@mac.com  


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 06/01/2020 thru 11/01/2020

Housekeeping Manager in Jackson Hole
Location: Lost Creek Ranch - Wyoming 17820 Old Ranch Road 83012

Lost Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole is looking for a housekeeping manager to lead our housekeeping department.

Qualified applicants will be highly organized with a keen eye for detail in addition to sound managerial skills. Delegation is key as well as the ability to train and lead by example. 

Primary Housekeeping Duties

  • Dailies (Cabins and Common Spaces)
  • Guest Laundry (Once Weekly)
  • Laundry
    • No bed linens or towels (outside organization)
    • Placemats and bathroom hand towels
  • Ordering weekly linens and supplies

Includes monthly salary, tips, seasonal bonus, housing, and food.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 09/19/2020

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

Server

 

The Server position at Circle Z Ranch for the 2019-2020 guest season begins on Monday, October 21st, 2019 and ends mid-April 2020.

 

Circle Z Ranch is seeking a Server that can meet our high standards of exemplary customer service and cleanliness. We serve a variety of cuisines and special diets including, but not limited to, Hypoallergenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. Attention to detail, along with a friendly and energetic personality are a must for this position.

 

The Server position will require exceptional communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to maintain our standards.

 

Essential Functions:

·        Prompt preparation of dining areas for meals including tables, buffets, and Cantina as directed by lead and supervisor

·        Take meal orders from guests when serving short order breakfast

·        Serve meals and beverages to guests

·        Comply with Santa Cruz County Health Department requirements

·        Clear dining areas after meals

·        Clean dining room, servery, cantina, and lodge including living room, porch, and bathroom (washing, vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, window washing)

·        Organize and clean servery closets and appliances

·        Pack provisions for all day rides and picnics

·        Wash dishes as needed on a rotational basis

·        Supervise younger guests during evening meal as needed on a rotational basis

·        Assist with food prep as needed 

·        Efficiently adjust to last minute changes

·        Attend staff and department meetings

 

Required Qualifications: 

·        High School Diploma or GED

·        1-2 years serving experience

·        Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing

·        Excellent physical condition and stamina to work irregular and long hours

·        Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

·        Food Handler’s Certificate (Circle Z Ranch will provide this training if hired)

 

 

Working Conditions for the Server position:

·        Standing for long periods of time, lifting, reaching, stooping

·        Working indoors and outdoors occasionally in inclement weather

·        Working with sharp kitchen implements, appliances, and equipment

·        Working with and around high temperatures from ovens, stoves, grills, food warmers, and other kitchen appliances

·        Working weekends, nights, and holidays

·        Extended periods of work without time off may be required

 

 

The specific requirements, duties and skills set forth in this job description are intended to be all inclusive as of date this document is prepared. Circle Z Ranch reserves the right to modify this job description at any time. This job description may not contain all the duties you may be asked to perform during the period you work at the ranch. Further, the job description is not a guarantee that you will perform any of these duties.


Type of work: Seasonal
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Dates: 10/21/2019 thru 04/15/2020

Maintenance/Sports/Utility
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Maintenance/Sports/Utility:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Willing to learn several skills such as basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, vehicle maintenance and general ranch operations. Ability to be flexible and act immediately as circumstances arise. Also responsible for grounds maintenance, firewood, trash. Will conduct safe archery, marksmanship and trapshooting tournaments. Possibly drive to Aspen, ropes course and airport. Insurance requires driver to be 21 years of age with good driving record. Will help at barn in a.m. feeding and saddling horses and may also need to work with children in riding arena. Experience with horses not required but a willing attitude a must, plus excellent people skills working with adults, teens and children. Will eat many meals with the guests and may be required to cook and serve some outdoor meals. Will be responsible for one hayride a month and weekly square dance and volleyball with guests.  Staff will be arriving on May 15 and needed until at least mid August (preferably til mid September).

 

 


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

Assistant Cook
Location: Elk Mountain Ranch - Colorado PO Box 910 81211

Assistant Cook/Swing:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Staff arriving May 15 and needed until mid August - some until mid September. Assistant cook will prepare meals on the Cook’s day off. Also “team” cooks on most days. Because we are a smaller ranch, this person will fill in with housekeeping and serving meals (see Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dishwasher/Food Prep position). An organized and clean person can be trained for this position.

Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation:  Four employees share and rotate the four positions. Looking for conscientious individuals with excellent attention to detail. General housekeeping is shared with one other person for 7 cabins and 3 lodge rooms. The day also includes doing ranch towels, watering flowers and picking up the grounds. Waitstaff will work hard as a team and interact with guests. Able to serve 40 people eating family style, setups, clearing, cleaning, serving desserts and beverages. Also food storage and inventory control. Maintain a clean work area. Rotate dish washing, preparing packouts, and food preparation (salads, appetizers, etc.). Also participate in guest entertainment, such as a guided hike, hayride, volleyball, and square dance.

Cook:  This person is responsible for preparing meals for 50 people each day. Three meals a day are served with the cook mainly being responsible for breakfast and dinner. The workday begins at 6 a.m. most days with a break in the afternoon and returning to the kitchen for dinner preparation. Our weekly meal schedule does not change. Person must enjoy working in the kitchen, be organized, maintain a clean work area, and supervise five employees. Able to control food storage and inventory. Must be able to follow instructions and have knowledge of basic cooking. Although experience is preferred, the right person can be trained.

 


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

Breakfast Cook & Baker
Location: Diamond D Ranch - Idaho PO Box 35 83278

Adventure awaits you!  Come join the Diamond Ranch team and spend the summer/fall in the beautiful Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.  The Diamond Ranch is Idaho's premier all-inclusive Guest Ranch, located 38 miles north of Stanley, Idaho.  The ranch has been family owned and operated since 1960.  The Demorest family (now on generation 3) welcome their guests and crew with open arms!  We typically have 25 -35 guests a week, plus staff.  

The Breakfast cook/Baker is responsible for preparing the breakfast for up to 35+ guests and 15 crew, food presentation, helping to manage the food inventory and ordering, maintaining a clean, organized and safe work environment in both the kitchen and dining room.  Other responsibilites include the daily baking of a variety of homemade breads, cookies, cakes, pies, bars, pastries, etc.  The Breakfast Cook and Baker will assist the lunch/dinner chef in keeping the refrigerators, freezers and walk-ins in order and clean, while paying attention to rotatation and helping to control food costs and food waste.  At the ranch we have many Diamond recipes that we will ask our cooks to recreate, however, we are open to hearing new ideas and creativity.  Assisting in menu planning will be part of this role as well.  Communication and team work is key.  It is extremely important that this position is filled by a person who not only loves to cook and bake but also enjoys working closely with others and has great communication skills.

On your days off enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, or just relaxing.  

The Diamond D Ranch is an incredibly special place!  We are very selective in our hiring as we believe our guests deserve the very best culinary experience possible.  Experience is important.  Pay DOE.  Room and Board included.  Tips can also be very good.  We have highly competitive wages and very nice living accommodations.  

We look forward to hearing from you.  Please email a current resume.  Please visit www.diamonddranch-idaho.com and emails go to: diamonddguestranch@mac.com  


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/25/2020 thru 10/01/2020

Baker, Kitchen Assistants, Wranglers, Massage Therapist, and Ranch Hand
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

Sous Chef (Breakfast & Lunch)
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

Hiring for All Positions in Jackson Hole, WY
Location: Lost Creek Ranch - Wyoming 17820 Old Ranch Road 83012

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

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

All applicants should genuinely enjoy hospitality and customer service. They should be friendly, team-oriented, and level-headed. This is a beautiful place and we are looking for great representatives who will be proud to share the ranch with our guests. Applicants must be 21 years old and be available from Mid/Late May - Mid September. There are a few shorter dates available but primarily the full season.

Jobs available can be found at the more info link. We are hiring in all departments: kitchen, barn, kids program, housekeeping, office, and maintenance.

Thank you for your interest!

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/17/2020 thru 09/19/2020

Kitchen Crew
Location: Cherokee Park Ranch - Colorado 436 Cherokee Hills Dr 80536

  • Prepare 3 hearty meals daily for 50+ guests and 20+ staff members
  • Organize & Clean kitchen daily
  • Be flexible & willing to make additional meals during service
  • Wash & put away all pots & dishes after each meal
  • Not only create delicious meals but plate them creatively
  • Deep Clean kitchen on Fridays
  • Inventory & order all food products weekly
  • Work efficiently & kindly with your team
  • Entertain guests in all settings
  • Participate in hayrides, square dances, and staff shows
  • Help in other departments when needed
  • Salary + Room/Board + Tips + Professional Laundry Service + 1.5 Days off a week

Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/17/2020 thru 08/15/2020

Kids' Counselor
Location: Cherokee Park Ranch - Colorado 436 Cherokee Hills Dr 80536

  • Organize/Facilitate daily crafts & activities for the kids' program
  • Safely & Happily guide kids trail rides (2-5yrs pony rides/6-12yrs trail rides)
  • Teach kids general riding instruction & horse care
  • Feed & clean pens/cages of all kids program critters
  • Provide a safe & fun environment for kids ages 2 & older
  • Be enthusiastic, warm, & genuinely care for the wellbeing of kids in the program
  • Deep Clean cabins on Fridays
  • Inventory craft supplies & feed for critters
  • Participate in hayrides, square dances, and staff shows
  • Serve lunch & facilitate games during kid lunch rides
  • Safely drive kids to lunch on specific days
  • Help in other departments when needed
  • Salary + Room/Board + Tips + Professional Laundry Service + 1.5 Days off a week

Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/17/2020 thru 08/15/2020

Waitress/Housekeepers
Location: Cherokee Park Ranch - Colorado 436 Cherokee Hills Dr 80536

  • Serve 3 meals daily, happily & efficiently- genuinely caring about each guests dining experience
  • Provide daily housekeeping to each cabin with attention to detail
  • Entertain guests in every setting
  • Keep guest snack table stocked 24/7
  • Wash & fold napkins, guest towels, pool towels, kitchen rags/aprons daily
  • Prepare fresh fruit trays each morning for breakfast
  • Prepare & pack all lunch trail rides each morning
  • Water flowers daily
  • General upkeep & cleanliness of all ranch common areas
  • Keep waitress cabin organized: sheets, towels, cleaning supplies
  • Inventory paper goods, lunch ride supplies, cleaning supplies, etc
  • Deep clean cabins & common areas on Fridays
  • Telling good stories, jokes, riddles, etc
  • Participate in hayrides, square dances, and staff shows
  • Help in other departments when needed
  • Salary + Room/Board + Tips + Professional Laundry Service + 1.5 Days off a week

Type of work: Full Time
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Dates: 05/17/2020 thru 09/12/2020

Maintenance
Location: Cherokee Park Ranch - Colorado 436 Cherokee Hills Dr 80536

  • General Ranch chores: fencing, raking, mowing, fixing fishing poles, fixing bikes, etc
  • Clean pool/hot tub daily
  • Safely drive departing/arriving guest into town
  • Deliver coffee to guests daily
  • Safely & happily drive guests to offsite activities
  • Organize & pack out for lunch rides, hayrides, square dances
  • Teaching & facilitating skeet shooting
  • Trash disposal
  • General upkeep on vehicles, cleaning them once a week
  • Entertain/Interact with guests in all settings
  • Fix minor wear & tear issues that arrive in guest cabins
  • Tell good stories, riddles, jokes, etc
  • Serve lunch during certain lunch rides
  • Work proficiently & kindly with your team
  • Help in other departments when needed
  • Salary + Room/Board + Tips + Professional Laundry Service + 1.5 Days off a week

Type of work: Full Time
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Dates: 05/17/2020 thru 09/12/2020

Wrangler
Location: Cherokee Park Ranch - Colorado 436 Cherokee Hills Dr 80536

  • Catch & grain 140 horses daily
  • Saddle 50+ horses daily
  • Safely & happily guide trail rides
  • Have a sense of comfort navigating miles of wilderness
  • Administer first aid care when needed
  • Assist in doctoring sick/hurt animals
  • Teaching basic riding skills & horse care to guests
  • General ranch chores: fencing, picking up rocks, loading hay, scooping poop, etc
  • Assist with the Kids Program
  • Teach & facilitate cattle team penning
  • Entertain/Interact with guests in all settings
  • Participate in hayrides, square dances, and staff shows
  • Deep clean cabins on Fridays
  • Tell good stories, riddles, jokes, etc
  • Serve lunch during lunch rides
  • Work proficiently & kindly with your team
  • Help in other departments when needed
  • Salary + Room/Board + Tips + Professional Laundry Service + 1.5 Days off a week

Type of work: Full Time
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Dates: 05/17/2020 thru 09/12/2020

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

Responsible for the cleanliness of our cabins, recreation room, laundry room and French Creek Saloon. We need people that are detail oriented and hard working in this position. Help with wait staff and children's dinners two nights a week. Must be willing to fill in for other positions as needed.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/11/2020 thru 09/27/2020

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: 05/11/2020 thru 09/27/2020

Assistant Packer
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Should have all of the wrangler attributes as well as packing experience. Camp cooking and fly fishing skills are a definite plus.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/11/2020 thru 09/27/2020

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

Should have all of the wrangler attributes as well as substantial packing experience. Camp cooking and fly fishing skills are a definite plus. Should have experience with teams as well as pack strings and be good with kids and teenagers.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/11/2020 thru 09/27/2020

Wait Staff
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

This position requires strong customer service orientation. Previous wait experience helpful but not required.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/18/2020 thru 09/20/2020

Kid's Program
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Must be patient, responsible, caring and fun as well as have the ability to watch over and plan activities for large groups of children.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/18/2020 thru 08/16/2020

Ranch Maintenance Person
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Some electrical, plumbing, mechanical, irrigation, carpentry and general fix-it knowledge required. Must be a team player, organized and capable of keeping good maintenance records.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/11/2020 thru 10/04/2020

Prep Cook / Sous Chef
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Should have substantial line cooking experience. We feature hearty ranch cuisine with a gourmet flair. Pantry and prep experience a definate plus for this position. Looking for a team oriented individual to fit in with our talented kitchen and wait staff. Contact Leah at 307-684-7876 or email at buffalogal33@yahoo.com.


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/13/2020 thru 09/27/2020

Sous/Assistant Chef
Location: CM Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 217 82513

Seeking a fun-loving, seasoned, and creative sous chef who is able to work both independently and as an assistant to the head chef. The applicant must be flexible, a team player, and have previous experience cooking American Cuisine. Must be able to prepare breakfast for 50 guests and 30 crew members. Experience cooking with a dutch over an open fire is a plus, and a hospitality oriented attitude is a must.

Call us now at 307-455-2331, OR click here to apply: https://cmranch.com/application/


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/13/2019

Goosewing Ranch, Jackson WY Hiring all positions for Summer 2020
Location: Goosewing Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 4084 83001

Looking for an unforgettable summer experience?  Are you ready to spread your wings and have an adventure of a lifetime, with the opportunity to learn and improve your workforce skills?  Look no further, because Goosewing Ranch in beautiful Jackson Hole Wyoming has the position for you.  We are seeking exceptional people to help us throughout the 2018 summer season.  Our Guest Ranch gives each staff member a unique opportunity to experience true Western Hospitality, authentic mountain adventures, and grow as a valuable member of today’s society.  Contact us today for details.  Don’t let another summer pass you by, be the one that your peers envy. 

 

 

2020 Goosewing Ranch Employment Opportunities:

Goosewing Ranch is accepting applications for ALL positions for the 2018 summer season

 

# Needed:                          Title:                                                     Description:

4                                              Kitchen Stewards                             (dishwashers and prep cooks)

4                                              Sous Chefs                                          (cooks)

4                                              Hospitality Stewards                       (Housekeepers)

8                                              Lodge Staff                                         (Hosts, Waitresses, Waiters, Bar tenders)

12                                           Wranglers                                           (Horseback guides)

3                                              Ranch Hands                                      (general laborers)

1                                              Guest Service Personnel              (front office, reservations)

1                                              Hospitality Curator                          (Lodge and Hospitality Manager)

2                                              Activities Personnel                        (fly fishing instructors, archer and shooting instructors, kid’s wranglers, kid’s counselor, guides and instructors for other activities outside of equine based activities)

We are seeking motivated people who are willing to work hard and to learn our methods and bring character to this beautiful ranch; who operate equally well when working alone or as part of a team; who are honest, friendly, enthusiastic and have a good sense of humor; who enjoy interacting with guests from all around the world, and who get a great sense of satisfaction from providing excellent service to all. We will provide training for certain positions and for the right person.  Applicants must be able to stay a minimum of four months, be able to pass a background check, be drug free, and willing to live at the ranch.  Our location is deep in the Gros Ventre Valley and not located in the town limits, there is no public transportation to and from the ranch.

Goosewing Ranch would be a great fit for outgoing individuals that love working with people of many different backgrounds, love hiking, horseback riding and exploring this beautiful country.  This is a great summer adventure job where you will meet and make great friends, and create lasting memories through exciting new experiences.  We will help you discover this vast area though both education and adventure based experiences in an authentic Western setting.  This is not a job for those looking to be constantly connected to their smart phone or those wanting to live in an urban setting.  Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning our culture and having the best summer of their life.  We are mostly seeking applicants that can complete our full season of employment from May 15 – September 30.  We do have limited spots for those with shorter duration dates.  We are also seeking applicants that are looking to grow with our business, that are dedicated, and will “ride for the brand”.

 Please send your resume, dates of employment availability, work related or job specific and character references, position of interest, an email about yourself, and an optional photo to info@goosewingranch.com , horsemanship video required for ALL wrangler positions, other videos demonstrating skills maybe required for other positions.

Wranglers applicants will need to send a video of themselves working with horses.  This video should be about 5 – 10 minutes long and include a brief introduction of yourself and demonstrate the following skills of you catching and haltering, grooming, western saddling, mounting and dismounting and riding at all gaits.

Applicants will be called or emailed to schedule a phone interview, and video chat interview, references will be called.

Download Job Application
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Selections are made on the basis of availability, skills, and general attitude. We do not make selections based on race, creed, color, or sex.

During winter months the ranch is closed, with no housing or employment available.  Summer Seasonal Positions only.


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/07/2020 thru 09/30/2020

Kangaroo
Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch - Colorado 17931 W County Rd 74e 80545

Employment Application

Kangaroo

This person hops around and does a bunch of different things each day. This person may be doing housekeeping, leading an outdoor activity, helping wranglers with their duties.  However a significant portion of the job at least 2-3 days of the week will be housekeeping and/or dishwashing.

  • Assist Steward set tables for the next meal
  • Serve food
  • Dazzle guests with sparkling conversation
  • Bus tables, assist with dish washing, and reset tables for next meal.
  • Following the cleaning up of breakfast this person will do housekeeping duties.
  • Dude Ranch Housekeeping responsibilities include general but thorough housekeeping of all guest suites, the lodge, and all public areas. This includes: Assists with ranch entertainment (usually in the evenings) and assisting with childrens’ programming (including weekly overnight kids camp out).
  • cleaning bathrooms, changing towels, changing/making beds, vacuuming, dusting, washing floors, counters, windows
  • washing & folding sheets & towels, ironing as needed
  • sweeping decks, porches, and cleaning outside areas
  • picking up trash
  • breaking down, moving, and setting up beds in different suites
  • cleaning vehicles
  • Tells endless jokes and humorous stories.
  • During the afternoon, this person may have some ranch laundry to do, or often are free and may join afternoon ride with guests.
  • Each Kangaroo may have other talents that must be expressed, and may include any or all of the below activities;
  • May lead daily hikes and climbs, as needed.
  • May take guests fishing, as needed.
  • May lead or assist rock climbing, top ropes or belaying.
  • May assist in the office with telephone, typing, emails, or marketing.
  • This position is an “all-around” or “float” and may be called upon to do just about anything on the ranch.

Kangaroo Requirements:

  • Strong social skills, attention to personal appearance, and proper etiquette are essential.
  • Experience in housekeeping preferred but we will train conscientious persons who are organized, detail oriented and have the right attitude. We expect our guest rooms to be VERY clean.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 80 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 also assist with wrangling duties.
  • Rabid, obsessive – compulsive need for cleanliness is highly valued
  • Those with a high tolerance for filth need not apply.

Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/01/2020 thru 09/30/2020

Housekeeper
Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch - Colorado 17931 W County Rd 74e 80545

 

Housekeeper Responsibilities:

  • General but thorough housekeeping of all guest suites, the lodge, and all public areas. This includes:

  • cleaning bathrooms, changing towels, changing/making beds, vacuuming, dusting, washing floors, counters,

 

  • washing windows,

  • cleaning vehicles;

  • washing & folding sheets & towels, ironing as needed,

  • sweeping decks, porches, and cleaning outside areas, picking up trash,

  • breaking down, moving, and setting up beds in different suites, occasionally

  • Care for flower boxes on porches

  • Clean Jacuzzi daily

  • Assist with setting tables for the next meal; Serving the food; Bus tables, assist with dish washing, and reset tables for next meal;

  • Dazzle guests with sparkling conversation:

  • Following the cleaning up of breakfast this person will do housekeeping duties

  • Will assists with ranch entertainment (usually in the evenings) and assisting with children programming (including weekly overnight kids camp out);

  • Tells endless jokes and humorous stories;

  • Requirements:

  • Strong social skills, attention to personal appearance, and proper etiquette are essential.

  • Experience in housekeeping preferred but we will train conscientious persons who are organized, detail oriented and have the right attitude.

  • We expect our guest rooms to be VERY clean.

  • Ability to work quickly & efficiently with little direct supervision

  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 80 pounds a minimum of 300 feet while working at altitude of 8,000 feet. Must be able to perform all of the duties listed in high altitude environment.

  • Rabid, obsessive – compulsive need for cleanliness is highly valued. Those with a high tolerance for filth need not apply.

  • Horse knowledge and skills is preferred, as this allows the employee to also assist with wrangling duties and have fun!

 

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/01/2020 thru 09/30/2020

Wrangler
Location: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch - Colorado 17931 W County Rd 74e 80545

Wranglers Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining & assuring a safe environment and safe activities for horses, guests, and other staff,

  • guiding trail rides into the National Forest;

  • caring for sick and injured animals;

  • teaching and coaching riding lessons,

  • assists the Children’s' Wrangler.

  • Fixes broken things.

  • Cleans sheaths.

  • Manages manure inventory and placement.

  • Tells endless jokes and stories

  • Feeding animals, cleaning pens, coups, etc.

  • gathering and feeding, saddling and preparing horses for rides; maintaining and cleaning tack, being sure all is safe and in good working order;

  • maintaining facilities, corrals, arena, trails, grounds (manure happens);

  • helping with children's arena games (with Children’s' Wrangler)

  • Administers worm & other medications to horses, as assigned.

  • May lead or assist with ranch entertainment (usually in the evenings)

  • May assist with children’s' programming (including weekly overnight kids camp out)

  • Will lead or assist with any and all of the activities listed, as needed:

    • Rifle and Shotgun range

    • Sightseeing

    • Archery Range

    • Rock Climbing/Belaying

    • Fishing

    • Square Dancing

    • Hiking

    • Evening Singing and Poetry Campfires

    • Disc Golf

    • Story Telling

    • Obstacle Course

    • Kids Cook-outs, Game Nights & Camp Outs (with Kids' Wrangler)

  • Actively and cheerfully participate in evening campfires and assist with children’s programming (including, when asked, weekly overnight kids cook outs, camp fires & camp outs).

  • Housekeeping, yard maintenance, trash removal, fence building/repair, trail repair, dish washing, and related romantic cowboy stuff.

  • All wranglers cheerfully assist the Children’s Wrangler when s/he requests assistance, or as assigned.

  • All wranglers serve and bus meals, and rotate through either housekeeping or kitchen on a regular basis – we believe that it is very important for wranglers to participate in the less “fun” parts of ranch life.

  • Each wrangler has a “homeroom” of horses they will be responsible for. This includes, but is not limited to: Training, health checks, wound care, special feeding if needed, etc.

  • Extensive horse knowledge and skills must be demonstrated, either through personal interview or videotape.

  • Must be able to repeatedly and continuously lift and carry 85 pounds at least 300 feet at an altitude of 8,000 feet.

  • Must be able to communicate to the public with tact and clarity, and exhibit a patient and knowledgeable attitude with horses and children of all ages.

Children’s' Wrangler responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for constructing and maintaining a complete, safe children's program for pre-schoolers through young teens.

  • Your program should be based on introduction and acquisition of skills; and should include fishing, riding, archery, astronomy, baking/cooking, Indian lore, first aide, orienteering, and leatherwork.

  • You will also act as an adviser to those children who are working on Boy and Girl Scout merit badges.

  • Responsible for Tuesday night overnight, Saturday arena games, and all other children’s' activities.

  • The Children’s Wrangler also shares all of the other wrangler responsibilities:

  • feeding horses when assigned;

  • pulling, picking, brushing, tacking horses;

  • leading rides;

  • manure management;

  • busing and washing dishes;

  • helping Saturday housekeeping when turning ranch over between groups of guests, etc.

 

Requires:

    • Extensive childcare and teaching/leading experience, professional teaching and scouting experience strongly preferred. Moderate horseback riding and equine knowledge.

  • Must be able to repeatedly and continuously lift and carry 85 pounds at least 300 feet at an altitude of 8,000 feet. Extensive horse knowledge and skills is preferred, as this allows the employee to also assist with wrangling duties. Endless enthusiasm and energy.

  • A genuine love for working with children.

 

 

More information in the Employment Section of website www.sundancetrail.com. Thanks!


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/01/2020 thru 09/30/2020

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

Employment Application

Breakfast Cook / Prep Cook / Baker

  • Assist the boss cook in all functions listed. (Traffic control, menu planning, inventory management, food ordering, clean/sanitary/safe kitchen.)
  • Plan breakfast menus with the Boss Cook
  • The Early Bird. Most days starts at 6 to cook breakfast.
  • Prepare breakfast for up to 40 guests and staff
  • Bake enormous amounts of cookies, breads and desserts, as delegated by the Boss Cook
  • Assist Boss 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,
  • Preps for lunches & suppers.

Breakfast Cook/Prep Cook/Baker 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
  • ability to maintain a clean work environment
  • Strong social skills, attention to personal appearance, and proper etiquette are essential.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 65 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: 05/01/2020 thru 09/30/2020

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 65 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: 05/01/2020 thru 10/01/2020

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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