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Cabin and Kitchen Staff
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 5-23-2017
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 5-23-2017
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 5-23-2017
Kid Wranglers
Kids and horses! Experience as a guide and/or teaching riding helpful.
Wrangler
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 5-23-2017
Wrangler
Ride the Montana mountains for the summer. We are looking for someone to join the team that has good riding, horse and people skills. Experience teaching riding and in the backcountry a plus. Must be willing to live in a bunk house with a couple others.
Cook 2017
Posted by: Sundance Trail Guest Ranch in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado on 5-18-2017
Cook 2017
***planning, with owners, weekly menus with an emphasis on recipes in ranch cookbook; hearty western fare served family style.
***with the assistant cook preparing all food served on the ranch or out on the trail,
***managing inventory, ordering groceries, and maintaining a well-stocked pantry
***assuring a clean, sanitary, safe kitchen, as defined by Public Health rules and regulations
***assuring that all staff follow proper food handling and storage practices
Full details & requirements at job website
Guest Services - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 5-9-2017
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.
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring one more WRANGLER for the 2017 season
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 5-3-2017
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.
Breakfast/Prep Cook/Housekeeping
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 5-3-2017
Breakfast/Prep Cook/Housekeeping
Looking for an enthusiastic & energetic team member to work from June through late September.

Cooking Duties: prepare staff breakfast, daily baked goods, assist Ranch Chef, serving meals & cleaning-up.

Housekeeping Duties: Assist Head Housekeeper with daily tidying of guest cabins and common areas of ranch.

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.
AM Cook
Posted by: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Montana on 5-2-2017
AM Cook
Looking for a season of satisfying work and outdoor adventure? Join the team at beautiful Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Paradise Valley, MT - Just north of Yellowstone National Park! You'll enjoy a competitive seasonal salary in addition to free room, board and ranch activities (horseback riding, hiking, yoga, fly-fishing, golf, etc.). Our kitchen team is responsible for feeding our guests and staff buffet and banquet-style meals, and is part of a 90 person operation that welcomes staff from all over the country. We pride ourselves in providing unparalleled customer service, and enjoy a genuine and lasting connection with guests that travel from all over the world to experience the best in Western hospitality.

We are looking for someone that can start immediately and work through the season.


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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