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Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring WRANGLERS for the 2015 season
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 12-10-2014
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring WRANGLERS for the 2015 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 2015 season (begin mid-May). 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. 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.
Elk Mountain Ranch in need of a WAITSTAFF/HOUSEKEEPER/DISHWASHER/FOOD PREP PERSON for the 2015 season.
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 12-10-2014
Elk Mountain Ranch in need of a WAITSTAFF/HOUSEKEEPER/DISHWASHER/FOOD PREP PERSON for the 2015 season.
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.
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a COOK and ASSISTANT COOK for the 2015 season
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 12-10-2014
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a COOK and ASSISTANT COOK for the 2015 season
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.
Housekeepers and dishwashers
Posted by: Goosewing Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming on 12-10-2014
Housekeepers and dishwashers
Come on out to beautiful Jackson Hole Wyoming and get paid to spend a wonderful summer at Goosewing Ranch. We are seeking self motivated individuals to help the Goosewing family in the housekeeping and kitchen departments. Send us your resume today for the 2015 Summer season
Wrangler
Posted by: Goosewing Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming on 12-10-2014
Wrangler
Goosewing Ranch is currently searching for an experienced wranglers for the 2015 summer season. Put the years of horse experience to use this summer in beautiful Jackson Hole. Please call Amy at 888-733-5251
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a SPORT/UTILITY/MAINTENANCE person for the 2015 season.
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 12-10-2014
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a SPORT/UTILITY/MAINTENANCE person for the 2015 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 2015 season (begin mid-May). 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 and firewood. Set up of overnight camp trip. Will conduct safe archery, marksmanship and trapshooting tournaments. Also guide fishing trips and possibly drive to Aspen and airport. Insurance requires driver to be 21 years of age with good driving record. 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. Please see the employment pages on our website. From the site, you can submit an online application. More Info: http://elkmtn.com/employment.htm
WaitStaff
Posted by: Goosewing Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming on 12-10-2014
WaitStaff
We are looking for outgoing persons to fill a rewarding waitstaff position. Serving guests, answering questions, and cleaning. This is a great position to get front of house experience, gather knowledge of the local area, and enjoy rewarding adventures around the area. Contact us today about employment for the 2015 summer season; with room and board and salary provided. Shorter seasons are available by request.
Executive Chef
Posted by: Goosewing Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming on 12-10-2014
Executive Chef
Goosewing Ranch is seeking a self motivated, outgoing chef to take over an vibrant kitchen (indoor and outdoor). Competitive salary including room and board. Looking for someone to interested in many years of stable summer employment. Salary based on experience and responsibilities. Contact us today with your resume for the 2015 summer season.
All Positions Availabe for 2015 Summer Season
Posted by: Goosewing Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming on 12-10-2014
All Positions Availabe for 2015 Summer Season
Goosewing Ranch is hiring for all positions for the 2015 summer season. We are looking for drivers, dishwashers, cooks, front of house, mid-level managers, wranglers, activities personal, ranch hands, and housekeepers. Please contact us today and spend your summer in beautiful Jackson Hole WYoming enjoying everything it has to offer!
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring CHILDREN'S COUNSELORS for the 2015 season
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 12-10-2014
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring CHILDREN'S COUNSELORS for the 2015 season
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.
Wrangler
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 12-9-2014
Wrangler
The person for this position will need to have excellent horsemanship abilities, proven customer service skills and the desire to work long hard days in a hands on learning, team environment. Previous Guest Ranch experience is preferred as well as proven previous horse experience. The responsibilities will entail the following: horse care, rider safety, riding instruction, barn/ranch maintenance, adult rides, children rides, guest services as well as anything else related to the overall satisfaction of our guests. This person will need to be able to work in a team related environment, but also be able to think for your self and be ready to handle any situation in an emergency. Your reward for working at RRR will be the satisfaction of living and working on a spectacular Dude Ranch in the beautiful Jackson Hole area. If you would like to be a part of a true authentic western ranch, be ready to dedicate yourself to the guests, the ranch and to your fellow co-workers.
Swing
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 12-9-2014
Swing
The person for this job will need to have previous serving experience as well as a proven guest service attitude and a large amount of energy. The responsibilities will include but not be limited to: housekeeping, hiking guide and dining room server. Each week your routine will vary from morning housekeeping to afternoon hiking guide and a few evenings helping in the dining room. Your reward for working at RRR will be the satisfaction of living and working on a spectacular Dude Ranch in the beautiful Jackson Hole area. If you would like to be a part of a true authentic western ranch, be ready to dedicate yourself to the guests, the ranch and to your fellow co-workers.
Agriculture Assistant
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 12-9-2014
Agriculture Assistant
The right person for this job will have had previous farm experience. Specific areas will be in irrigation, tractors, hay equipment, small machine maintenance, general ranch maintenance skills as well as being service oriented. This person will need to be able to work in a team related environment, but also be able to think for your self and be ready to handle any situation in an emergency. Your reward for working at RRR will be the satisfaction of living and working on a spectacular Dude Ranch in the beautiful Jackson Hole area. If you would like to be a part of a true authentic western ranch, be ready to dedicate yourself to the guests, the ranch and to your fellow co-workers.
Assistant Chef
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 12-9-2014
Assistant Chef
The person for this job will need to have had previous professional cooking experience. Specific duties will include Breakfast & Lunch for up to 30 guests and 20 crew. The cuisine will range from ranch style to plated Gourmet. A proven service oriented background is needed as well as the ability to work independently. This person will need to be able to work in a team related environment, but also be able to think for your self. If you would like to be a part of a true authentic western ranch, be ready to dedicate yourself to the guests, the ranch and to your fellow co-workers.
Dining Room Server / Housekeeping
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 12-9-2014
Dining Room Server / Housekeeping
The person for this job will need to have previous serving experience as well as a proven guest service attitude. This position will focus in the Dining Room and will assist in housekeeping. The responsibilities will include but not be limited to: serving adults & children three meals a day, cleaning of the dining room and kitchen, resetting the dining room, assisting the Chef in any way needed, BBQ set up and breakdown, cleaning of kitchen, cleaning of cabins, beds, bathrooms and common areas, laundry as well as assisting the head housekeeper in any way asked. Your reward for working at RRR will be the satisfaction of living and working on a spectacular Dude Ranch in the beautiful Jackson Hole area. If you would like to be a part of a true authentic western ranch, be ready to dedicate yourself to the guests, the ranch and to your fellow co-workers.
Kids Wrnagler
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 12-9-2014
Kids Wrnagler
The person for this position will need to have excellent horsemanship abilities, proven past kids experience (counselor) and the desire to work long hard days in a hands on learning, team environment. Previous Guest Ranch experience is preferred. The responsibilities will entail the following but not be limited to: horse care, rider safety, riding instruction, barn/ranch maintenance, children rides, guest services as well as anything else related to the overall satisfaction of our guests and the kids program. Our kids program is oriented around the barn and horses. You will be riding everyday!!


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. 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.



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