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Cabin and Kitchen Staff
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 4-28-2017
Cabin and Kitchen Staff
Looking for one or two self-motivated, detail oriented people to round our our summer 2016 kitchen and cabin staffs. Come enjoy the Montana mountains!
Choreman/Maintenance
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 4-28-2017
Choreman/Maintenance
Position requires some knowledge of general maintenance. Must be a self-starter with a good driving record.
Kid Wranglers
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 4-28-2017
Kid Wranglers
Kids and horses! Experience as a guide and/or teaching riding helpful.
Office
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 4-28-2017
Office
Lots of interaction with guests as well as normal office chores. This person is a bit of a ranch all around! Piano playing would be a big plus!
Wrangler
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 4-28-2017
Wrangler
Ride the Montana mountains for the summer. Looking for someone to join the team that has good riding, horse and people skills. Experience teaching riding and with backcountry a plus. Must be willing to live in a bunk house with others.
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring one more WRANGLER for the 2017 season
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 4-27-2017
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring one more WRANGLER for the 2017 season
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 and stay until late September).

Wrangler:
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.

Please see the employment pages on our website. From the site, you can submit an online application.
Housekeeper/Wait Staff
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 4-24-2017
Housekeeper/Wait Staff
This position is available from mid to late June through September. Will have a lot of interaction with guests so an upbeat personality is a must. Responsibilities include the cleaning of guest cabins and common areas of the ranch as well as wait staff duties. Some minor food preparation may also be involved. If not needed in the kitchen, you may be working in the yard, doing grounds maintenance, or any other duties assigned. We expect our facilities to be kept spotlessly clean, and meals to be excellently presented. We count on staff to be detail oriented and to provide superior service and hospitality to our ranch guests.

Please see job description and application on our website, phone 406-562-3653 or email jobs@triplejranch.com for more information.
Breakfast Cook/Chef's Assistant
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 4-24-2017
Breakfast Cook/Chef's Assistant
Looking for an enthusiastic & energetic team member to work with our Chef from mid-June through mid-September.

Responsibilities: prepare staff breakfast, daily baked goods, assist Ranch Chef, serving & cleaning-up. Requires good work ethic, positive attitude and ability to work well with others in a high paced environment.

The ranch is a long distance from town so must be able to enjoy a rural setting and love gracious hospitality.
Wrangler
Posted by: Diamond D Ranch in Stanley, Idaho on 4-23-2017
Wrangler
Come work on Idaho's premier all-inclusive guest ranch, nestled in the Frank Church Wilderness. The Diamond D is located 38 miles north of Stanley, Idaho. We are looking for an experienced wrangler to take trail rides this summer, someone who knows horses well and enjoys meeting and being around people. The perfect applicant would have some training experience, know how to saddle quickly and efficiently with the saddle fitting correctly, and see a possible problem before it happens. Strong people skills is a must! This person will be expected to participate in all evening guest activities as well.
Must be current in FIRST AID AND CPR.
Job duration: June 1st - Oct 1st.
Serious applicants please email a recent resume and photo to: diamonddguestranch@mac.com
Heavy drinkers or smokers need not apply. Thank you.
Cook/Chef needed for mid-May to mid-August, 2017 at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! (We will also consider applicants who can start around June 1st)
Posted by: Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch in Winston, New Mexico on 4-22-2017
Cook/Chef needed for mid-May to mid-August, 2017 at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! (We will also consider applicants who can start around June 1st)
Come join us in our beautiful area of southwest New Mexico, located at 6,500 feet elevation in the Ponderosa Pines. Explore the Canyons, Creeks, Forests and Mountains of the Gila National Forest during your free time!

Cook/Chef: Will be responsible for menu planning, including bringing your own recipes to the table, shopping, full food preparation and cleanup (including dishes) for a maximum of 20 people. Hearty Western/SW Ranch cooking. 3 meals a day for up to a week when we have guests. Accommodate guest's special dietary needs. Responsible for managing the kitchen, maintaining high standards of cleanliness & organization in accordance with NM food service permit. Ordering from food service, shopping & keeping staples stocked.

This job is breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for up to a full week of guests. The cook should be someone who is passionate about feeding people good home cooking using as many healthy, fresh ingredients as possible and enjoys spending their time in the kitchen. This is a solo job (no assistants).

See our full job listing at: https://www.coolworks.com/geronimo-trail-guest-ranch/help-wanted/20607-cook-slash-chef-needed-for-mid-may-to-mid-august-2-2. Also visit our website: www.geronimoranch.com for more info about our ranch.

Please email an introduction to yourself including why you would be an asset to us, dates available, resume and references to info@geronimoranch.com. All info required to be considered. PLEASE DO NOT CALL US. Once you have sent in all the info, we will be in touch.

Hiring decisions will be made ASAP so email all your info to info@geronimoranch.com right away! Thanks for your interest!
Cook
Posted by: 63 Ranch in Livingston, Montana on 4-18-2017
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 4-18-2017
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.
Housekeeper
Posted by: 63 Ranch in Livingston, Montana on 4-18-2017
Housekeeper
The 63 Ranch is looking for a housekeeper. Please email vacations@63ranch.com or call 888-395-5151 for more information.
Kitchen Team - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 4-6-2017
Kitchen Team - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Laramie River Ranch has a typical occupancy of 25 guests. We have high expectations for the quality of service our guests receive and therefor we have high expectations of our staff. Employees enjoy ranch activities and exploring the Rocky Mountains in their time off.

Kitchen team positions require a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Previous kitchen experience not required but a plus. Five members of the kitchen team are responsible for the preparation, presentation, and timely delivery of three meals per day including cookouts, baked goods, and daily appetizers before dinner.
Guest Services - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 4-6-2017
Guest Services - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Laramie River Ranch has a typical occupancy of 25 guests. We have high expectations for the quality of service our guests receive and therefor we have high expectations of our staff. Employees enjoy ranch activities and exploring the Rocky Mountains in their time off.

Guest services responsibilities include both waiting tables and housekeeping.

For additional information please visit our web site at www.LRRanch.com/jobs.html.
Wrangler/Ranch Hand
Posted by: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Montana on 4-6-2017
Wrangler/Ranch Hand
Premiere guest ranch in Montana's Paradise Valley seeks to hire a full time wrangler/ ranch hand for May-October 2017. Strong horsemanship and excellent customer service skills are a must. Personal horses allowed. No dogs. Room and board provided.

To apply, please email your resume and a brief statement of interest to wranglers@mountainsky.com
More Info: mountainsky.com
Wrangler
Posted by: Zapata Ranch in Mosca, Colorado on 4-6-2017
Wrangler
Zapata Ranch is looking to hire more wranglers. Must be a life long rider to apply, this is because safety is number one when guiding riders of all levels. We are looking for individuals that want to work with people. This is a varied role with hospitality at the forefront, must have the ability to educate about the ecology, history, biodiversity of the ranch and surrounding areas as well as the Ranchlands mission while providing outstanding outdoor experiences. Proven background or proven interest in biology, ecology, agriculture, hospitality, outdoor sports, guiding, conservation is a plus. Strictly no dogs. Please send full resume, references and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Ranchlands and what is important in living your life to jobs@ranchlands.com. Wrangler position is seasonal ending October 31st.
Wrangler - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 4-6-2017
Wrangler - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Laramie River Ranch has a typical occupancy of 25 guests. We have high expectations for the quality of service our guests receive and therefor we have high expectations of our staff. Employees enjoy ranch activities and exploring the Rocky Mountains in their time off. Wrangler responsibilities include caring for the horses, leading guests on rides, giving instruction, and general ranch chores. For additional information please visit our web site at www.LRRanch.com/jobs.html
Wrangler
Posted by: R Lazy S Ranch in Teton Village, Wyoming on 4-4-2017
Wrangler
Experience necessary. Must be 21 have a valid drivers license and a clean driving record (background checks will confirm) and able to commit to the full season (mid-May through early October). We offer a 5 day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. Additional job description: group and individual guest instruction in horsemanship and riding safety, grooming and saddling horses, leading half-day and full-day rides,
driving 8-horse trailers safely and courteously
interact with the guests, wrangling horses on specific mornings before breakfast, feeding and doctoring the herd as needed. Some days start early, and daily schedules vary; some days will have an early wrangling shift and some days will be scheduled with all-day rides. The Corral is closed on Sundays.
Please send a resume with references to info@rlazys.com
Dining Room/Kitchen Steward
Posted by: R Lazy S Ranch in Teton Village, Wyoming on 4-4-2017
Dining Room/Kitchen Steward
2017 season: May 29th-October 3rd. We offer a 5 day work week, room and board, salary plus gratuities. Must be 21 and able to commit to the full season,
with a valid drivers license and a clean driving record and have food industry experience. Additional requirements: The physical ability to do the job
(lifting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching and more), a clean appearance, must be energetic, out-going, responsible, conversational and trustworthy...willing to do whatever it takes to get the Ranch work done...and be flexible about the job description. Please send a resume with references: info@rlazys.com.


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. It is a good, inexpensive way to contact all member ranchers at the same time. Download an insertion order.

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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