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Seven Devils Lodge is seeking an experienced cook for the 2016 winter snowmobile season. Duties include: meal prep, serving, and clean up. Light daily housekeeping and more comprehensive cleaning in between groups. Group sizes are 6-12. Free time during the middle of the day to enjoy the spectacular scenery and recreation in the Payette National Forest. The right individual will have the following qualities: independent, honest, strong work ethic, friendly, and team oriented. Salary, gratuities, and room and board included. Season dates: January 25-March 31st. (Start date may vary depending on snow conditions.) Please contact D.R. or Teddi at 208.253.3014 or send a resume and current references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven Devils Lodge is looking for an experienced cook to work during our hunting season. The right individual will have the following qualities: great attitude, team oriented, terrific work ethic, honest, and independent. Duties include preparing, serving, and cleaning up after very small groups (2-4 people). Light housekeeping also involved. A large portion of the day will be open and available to enjoy all the gorgeous amenities the great outdoors supplies. Competitive daily wage, as well as food and lodging provided. Must be self motivated. Please contact D.R. or Teddi at 208.253.3014 or email resumes to email@example.com. Must provide current references. Position to begin September 9th (some flexibility possible).
Paradise Ranch is looking for a prep cook to work in our family style dining room. Prep experience is preferred but a good attitude, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to be part of a team is required. The ranch will provide a monthly salary plus housing, all meals, and an end of season bonus. Work and Play at Paradise surrounded by over a million acres of the Big Horn National Forest. Call the ranch and ask for Leah, 307-684-7876 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 63 Ranch is looking for an experienced Cook ASAP. Please email email@example.com or call 888-395-5151 for more information.
Hideout Ranch in Southeastern Arizona is looking for a full time cook/kitchen manager. We are open year round, so this is not a seasonal position. Responsibilities include menu planning, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and food inventory. As a small intimate guest ranch, our meals are served family-style or buffet. Our guests are encouraged to feel "at home" and that means access to the kitchen, so cusome service is paramount. The ideal candidate will be pleasant, polite, neat, tidy, organized, imaginative, creative, thoughtful, confident, self-motivated, industrious, and a good, solid cook. Guest ranch experience is an advantage. Please send resumes and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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. Sample ads are shown below.
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.