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Food & Beverage Manager
Posted by: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado on 8-19-2016
Food & Beverage Manager
Looking for a change? Tired of the urban hustle?
Consider our Food and Beverage hands-on management opportunity:
Year round position, quality reputation, positive work environment, a mountain setting, easy access to town.

The position requires management experience in the areas of beverage services, from scratch culinary preparation and front of the house. Experience in catering, creative menu development with cost management. Mentoring and leading staff with a “can do” attitude and an easy cooperative work style.

If you feel you qualify and would like to be considered for this position, we welcome your application. Send your resume to: Compensation package includes salary, health insurance, and share in tip pool. Possible housing option.

Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 8-17-2016
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have an eye for detail, excellent communication skills, outgoing personality and be a team player.

DUTIES: The roll of the housekeeper is to perform any combination of daily light cleaning tasks to weekly deep cleaning. Duties to include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, vacuuming and doing dishes. Will assist at mealtimes.

HOURS/ DAYS: Seasonal full time position which ends October 31st. Candidate must be okay with working long hours, 5 days/ week
Sales and Reservations
Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 8-17-2016
Sales and Reservations
The first responsibility is to ensure that ranch's image and reputation is established and maintained as an informal, high quality, professional, customer focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead County and nationally. This is to be accomplished through providing focused, consistent, and high quality customer service and outreach in a professional
stature at all times.
1. Work to establish the ranch as a preferred destination in Montana, Flathead Valley, and Whitefish
2. Ensure complete customer satisfaction
3. Fine tune all office systems -- organizing and filing, computer, organizational flow, phones, supplies and databases
4. Assist with booking guests and coordinating schedules and checking guests out
5. Coordinate with marketing to ensure the web-site is up to date and accurate
6. Work with the Bar W team to develop, enhance and implement theme weeks
Wrangler 8/17-10/31/2016
Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 8-17-2016
Wrangler 8/17-10/31/2016
Wranglers are responsible for the day to day of the corral and horses. Wrangler's first priority is safety of the guest & horses. Although hired as a wrangler persons must be willing to do all jobs asked of them.
Wrangler duties include but not limited to:
-grooming feeding and saddling
-conduct safe and fun rides for the guests
-be in control of your ride and stay alert for any safety issues
-help with evening activities
-maintain fence and corrals
-stack hay
-operate tractor to feed
-inspect and hook up truck and trailer
-must be a confident rider
-must be able to communicate to guest how to ride, and have the fortitude to enforce it.
-have working knowledge of horses, tack, and ranch work
-be able to engage guest in conversation both on the trail and at the ranch
-be able at times, to put in long hours,(6am to 9pm)
-valid drivers license
-lift 75 lbs repeatedly
As a wrangler you are interacting with the guest often and must be able to think on your feet, keep the guest happy without being careless of violating Bar W rules and regulations.
Ranch Wrangler
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 8-11-2016
Ranch Wrangler
We're looking for an outgoing, experienced Wrangler from mid August through September.

The ranch is located in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front south of Glacier National Park. This position is from late May through September.

In addition to work with horses & mules, guiding trail rides, fishing excursions and general ranch work, may also participate in wilderness pack-trips. Must be safety conscious, have excellent communication skills and a sense of humor and adventure.

Please see our website for application, phone 406-562-3653 or email for details.
Breakfast/Lunch Cook
Posted by: Flying E Dude Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona on 8-9-2016
Breakfast/Lunch Cook
Breakfast/Lunch Cook : Accepting applications for a breakfast/lunch cook for the 2016-2017 season.
Pervious professional cooking experience in a restaurant, catering or guest ranch preferred.
The Flying E Ranch is located 4.5 miles west of Wickenburg, Arizona, accommodating up to 45 guests, and 20 staff. Employment - October 17, 2016 - May 1, 2017. 6 day work week; 5 days breakfast & lunch, 1 day split shift to prepare 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner). Salary (DOE) plus a share of the tip fund, private room and board.
Duties to include:
Work in cooperation with head cook and other kitchen staff. (Servers & dishwashers)
Prepare breakfast & lunch for up to 45 guests & 20 staff. Made to order breakfast & buffet lunch for guest in the dining room. Prepare food for occasional breakfast & lunch cookouts and picnic rides.
Baking skills to include breads, cookies, pastries and deserts.
Assisting Head Cook.
Maintain the kitchen and prep areas making sure they are clean and organized to ensure food safety.
Review and ensure compliance with all Health Department Safety Standards and Regulations.
Assist with checking in all orders from suppliers.
General requirements:
Embrace a ranch style, friendly teamwork environment; be flexible to accommodate special diets, display positive attitude & communications skills.

Job may require long periods of standing, walking on incline, lifting up to 50lbs, reaching with arms extended above head, stooping or kneeling.
Must be over 21 and have transportation.

Please download an application from our website and/or send resume to Andrea @

Dining Room Server/Kitchen Helper
Posted by: Flying E Dude Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona on 8-9-2016
Dining Room Server/Kitchen Helper
Dining Room Server/Kitchen Helper
Employment October 17,2016 - May 1, 2016.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to serving food to adults and children, receiving guest food orders for breakfast; setting the dining room; clearing tables, assisting the cook; BBQ set-up and breakdown; breakfast, lunch and dinner cookouts, dishwashing; cleaning dining room; and helping the kitchen team.
Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and willing to live on the ranch. Room & Board with private housing and bath is provided as part of our seasonal employment package. Great pay for people with great attitude and strong work ethic on a 6 day split shift. Salary and gratuity. Sorry no pets are allowed.
Please download an application from our website and/or send resume to Andrea @

Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 8-2-2016
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.


* 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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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