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Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 9-27-2016
Circle Z Ranch will be filling a housekeeper position for the 2016-2017 guest season. This position will begin October 15, 2016 and end May 21, 2017. We are seeking an individual who is energetic, friendly, and responsible. If you are a hard worker, and work well with people, we want you on our team. We like to remind all of our employees of Ranch style team work, as we expect everyone to fill in as needed to help our ranch succeed.


* Daily Maid Service
* Clean Guest Rooms per the daily maid service list
* Clean cantina, office, laundry, linen room, and other ranch buildings as requested .
* Wash windows inside and out as needed
* Launder and fold all linens, bedding, table napkins, etc.
* Attend staff and department meetings.


* Ability to be flexible and follow direction from ranch management
* Strong and positive communication skills
* Attend staff and department meetings
* Any staff member may be asked to supervise children during meals.
* The above list is not all-inclusive. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be changed from time to time by the ranch managers.

Physical Requirements:
Standing, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs., climbing, stooping, kneeling, seeing, crouching, crawling, reaching, speaking and hearing. Must be able to reach with arms extended above head for periods of time.
The position requires excellent physical condition and stamina. Hours tend to be irregular and long. Extended periods of work without time off may be required.

Specific skills required:
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

High School Diploma or GED

Posted by: K Diamond K Guest Ranch in Republic, Washington on 8-29-2016
This person is responsible for the care, feeding, grooming & saddling of all horses, leading day rides for guests & working closely with the guests to insure their safety and comfort while riding, works well with others, is able to communicate with guests & staff, matching guests with horses and rides suitable to the guests, leading 1-3 hour rides daily riding 6 days per week, willing to help with veterinary care, and willing to help with other duties: housekeeping, ranch clean up, maintenance, fencing, kitchen help, etc.(FARRIER EXPERIENCE A PLUS)Email: for more info or call 509-775-3511
Room & board included, plus salary, needed September/October 2016

About Dude Ranch Employment

Each year our 100+ member ranches 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.

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, house keeping 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.

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.


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


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.

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