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Wrangler – Immediate Opening
Posted by: Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, Colorado on 6-17-2016
Wrangler – Immediate Opening
Rawah Ranch (www.rawahranch.com) in Glendevey, CO is looking for an experienced wrangler to round out our summer staff. Position runs until October 15, and you must be available the entire season. We are looking for someone with a strong horse background, and previous dude wrangling experience is highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and a willingness to help in other departments as required (occasional dish/serving duties during large groups), be flexible and a team player. CPR certification required. No pets, but a personal horse may be allowed at the Head Wrangler’s discretion.

JOB DUTIES
- Leading walking and loping guest rides, from 1 hour to overnight
- General ranch maintenance, ie fencing, trail clearing, new trail construction
- Assisting with the setup and breakdown for overnight rides, breakfast/lunch rides, dinner barbeques
- Daily cleaning of corral and barn areas
- Be in rotation with other wranglers to stay at the ranch over weekends to feed/watch horses (generally 1 weekend a month)
- Dish/serving duty as required when needed
- Maintain a clean cowboy/cowgirl look, including cowboy hat, boots, jeans, and uniform shirt
- Perform any duty as requested by the Head Wrangler or Ranch Manager


WHY RAWAH?
- Competitive pay with overtime, room and board included
- Plenty of time to ride your assigned wrangle horses after work
- No cell service – get away from it all!
- Friendly management and staff
- Typically Saturdays off with a half day Sunday (Depending on guest schedule)

Please send resume and recent photos and/or video to: tim@rawahranch.com
Contact: Tim Dyer, Ranch Manager; 970-435-5715
HOUSEKEEPING - NEEDED NOW
Posted by: Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch in McLeod, Montana on 6-17-2016
HOUSEKEEPING - NEEDED NOW
Job description: primarily responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of ranch units. Kitchen duties include clean up and dishes after meals and maintaining a clean kitchen area. Laundry of linens is done by housekeeping staff. Also help is given to the cook in the kitchen when needed. Other tasks to be included could be some maintenance, unloading groceries, and helping out in other areas when extra hands are needed. Work week is 6 days.

Job requirements: must have an excellent work ethic, be trustworthy, able to see things to be done (self-motivated), and have good people skills with guests and other staff. No visible piercings except earrings.

Compensation: monthly salary, board and room, and a hefty bonus at the end of the season. Work week is 6 days with some time off in the afternoons to enjoy wilderness surroundings.


Cook
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 6-16-2016
Cook
Breakfast/Lunch Cook
Circle Z Ranch is now hiring a breakfast/lunch cook for our 2016-2017 guest season. This position will begin October 21st and end May 14, 2017. We are looking for an energetic, self-starter with experience cooking in a restaurant, at another guest ranch, or in catering. The ideal candidate will be flexible, able to follow a schedule and menu, possess good time management, and have good communication skills. 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.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Prepare and cook meals (breakfast and lunch) established by Head Cook
* Bake breads, pastries, etc., and prepare salads and desserts
* Help get appropriate food ready for Picnics/Chuckwagon
* Serve meals to guests and answer food inquiries during mealtimes.
* Help set up Buffet Style Breakfast and Lunch meals.
* Assist kitchen staff to insure the cleanliness and orderliness of all kitchen and commissary areas
* Assist Head Cook in unloading provision trucks that arrive twice weekly
Attend Staff and department meetings
GENERAL:
* 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
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
Education/Experience:
High School Diploma or GED

Housekeeper
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 6-16-2016
Housekeeper
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.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* 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.

GENERAL:

* 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

Education/Experience:
High School Diploma or GED


Cook
Posted by: 63 Ranch in Livingston, Montana on 6-13-2016
Cook
The 63 Ranch is looking for an experienced Cook ASAP. Please email vacations@63ranch.com or call 888-395-5151 for more information.
Breakfast Cook
Posted by: 63 Ranch in Livingston, Montana on 6-13-2016
Breakfast Cook
The 63 Ranch is looking for an experienced Breakfast Cook for the Summer Season. Please email your resume and references to vacations@63ranch.com or call 888-395-5151 and leave a message.


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.

Options:

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.


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