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Small, family-oriented ranch located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Looking for exceptional folks to join our ranch family.
Now accepting applications for the 2017 season (begin mid-May).
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. Overnight campout duties may include setting up camp, transporting food and gear, and spending night tent camping. 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.
Please see the employment pages on our website. From the site, you can submit an online application.
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.
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.
Approximately $2000/month and room and board.
Small, family-oriented ranch located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.. Looking for exceptional folks to join our ranch family. Due to insurance requirements must be at least 21 years of age and a clean drivers record. Must be able to pass a background check. Sport/Utility/Maintenance:
Experience preferred in 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, trash and firewood. Will conduct safe archery, marksmanship and trapshooting tournaments. Also guide fishing trips and possibly drive to Aspen and airport. 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 be responsible for one hayride a month and weekly square dance and volleyball with guests. Must have great people skills as this is a position with high interaction with the guests.
Please see the employment pages on our website. From the site, you can submit an online application.
More Info: http://elkmtn.com/employment.htm
Responsible for children 7 and under. High level of energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love of children required. Must have ability to lead children through a variety of planned activities including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and swimming at hot springs. Willing to get down and dirty with the kids. Ideally 21 years of age with excellent driving record, as will be responsible for transportation of children to hot springs in town. Will accompany children to lunch sites. On certain days, you will not have the children as long as others and will be expected to help out in other departments. Will participate in guided hike & evening activities.
Marketing and Sales needed to ensure the company's image and reputation is established & maintained. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the administration, organization & coordination of all office systems & databases as they relate to marketing & sales, working with Operations Manager on organizational activities & specialized events, communicating with & booking guests & coordinating their activities with local area outfitters & businesses, coordinating vendor services, working with the marketing firm, ensuring completed customer satisfaction & assist in projects & assignments that will foster continued growth of all ranch endeavors. Prior experience using computers including word processing, form development, spreadsheets & databases. Excellent communication & people skills. Three years prior experience in hospitality industry in sales & marketing. TO APPLY: Inquire about job #8306 at Flathead Job Service or go to jobs.mt.gov
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.
* 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.
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
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.
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.