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Sleigh Teamsters
Posted by: Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana on 7-28-2015
Sleigh Teamsters
Accepting Winter (Dec – end of March 2016) applications for sleighdrivers for our nightly dinner sleighride at the North Fork Cabin.Previous experience safely driving draft horses required. Outgoing personality for frequent guest interaction is preferred. Full time seasonal and part time seasonal positions available. Contact HR@lmranch.com
Sleighride Dinner Cabin Cook
Posted by: Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana on 7-28-2015
Sleighride Dinner Cabin Cook
Great opportunity for an outgoing and hospitality focused Cook. Position is single handedly responsible for the execution of our highly popular Western Dinner Sleighride at the North Fork Cabin Dec-April. Main responsibilities include cooking of a three course Prime Rib dinner for 50 guests nightly. Ability to work independently with frequent guest interaction is vital to this position. Full time seasonal position available. Contact Hr@lmranch.com
Server/Housekeeping
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 7-20-2015
Server/Housekeeping
Circle Z Ranch in beautiful Southern Arizona is currently hiring floor staff for our 2015-2016 season. As a member of our Floor Staff, you will be dividing your duties between Waitressing and Housekeeping. We are seeking individuals who enjoy working as part of a team, have a strong work ethic, and can be flexible. In return, the Managers and Owners offer a positive and supportive work environment, comfortable living quarters, and competitive wages. Come join our team!
Cook
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 7-20-2015
Cook
Circle Z Ranch in beautiful Southern Arizona is currently hiring a second cook for our 2015-2016 guest season. We are seeking individuals who enjoy working as part of a team, have a strong work ethic, and can be flexible. In return, the Managers and Owners offer a positive and supportive work environment, comfortable living quarters, and competitive wages. Come join our team!
housekeeper
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 7-20-2015
housekeeper
Circle Z Ranch in beautiful Southern Arizona is currently hiring housekeeping staff for our 2015-2016 guest season. We are seeking individuals who enjoy working as part of a team, have a strong work ethic, and can be flexible. In return, the Managers and Owners offer a positive and supportive work environment, comfortable living quarters, and competitive wages. Come join our team!
Cooks
Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 7-16-2015
Cooks
We are currently seeking qualified cooks. This is a seasonal full time position. As an upscale operation we are looking for cooks who can consistently put out excellent meals, on time and well presented. Preference will be given to those who can start in early May and work through September. Responsibilities:Food management and preparation.Responsible for keeping the kitchen, food storage areas, refrigeration, and all equipment clean.Responsible for preparing meals without the head cook present. Qualities and Experience:The successful candidate will be a self starter and have drive and stamina to put in long days to get the job done. Must be willing to help with activities, tasks and chores unrelated to the kitchen.Must be well organized and manage time well. Must have a good sense of presentation
Housekeeping
Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 7-16-2015
Housekeeping
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
Wrangler
Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 7-16-2015
Wrangler
Seasonal Wranglers are responsible for the day to day of the corral and horses. Wrangler's first priority is safety of the guest & horses. Wrangler must adhere to the horse program put in place by the Bar W and summit to the direction of the head wrangler. Although hired as a wrangler persons must be willing to do all jobs asked of them.
Head Cook
Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 7-16-2015
Head Cook
We are currently seeking a qualified head chef. This is a seasonal full time position. As an upscale operation we are looking for cooks who can consistently put out excellent meals, on time and well presented. Preference will be given to those who can start in early May and work through September. Responsibilities:Food management and preparation.Responsible for keeping the kitchen, food storage areas, refrigeration, and all equipment clean.Responsible for preparing meals and placing food orders. Qualities and Experience:The successful candidate will be a self starter and have drive and stamina to put in long days to get the job done. Must be willing to help with activities, tasks and chores unrelated to the kitchen.Must be well organized and manage time well. Must have a good sense of presentation
winter caretaker
Posted by: Diamond D Ranch in Stanley, Idaho on 7-14-2015
winter caretaker
We are looking for an individual or couple that is happy being isolated and out of the "real world" for 6 months. The Winter responsibilities are feeding 40 head of horses twice a day and chopping ice to keep the hydro electric system going. Other than that the days are yours to ski, trap, hunt, snowshoe, whatever you so desire. We are interviewing people right away and will meet with chosen candidates in person. Heavy drinkers/smokers need not apply.
Swing
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 7-8-2015
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.
Winter Season - Guide/Farrier
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch - South in Tucson, Arizona on 7-3-2015
Winter Season - Guide/Farrier
HORSEHAND/GUIDE/FARRIER - AZ WINTER SEASON. Traditional family owned and operated guest ranch with many returning guests and crew and great country. Due to our remote location and rough country, we raise many of our own horses and buy young horses. This is a great job for someone who is seriously interested in developing horses and improving your all-around equine and guiding skill set. We need you to have some basic farrier skills & strong interest in learning. Inc rm/brd (sorry no family housing nor outside horses). Early-mid October 2014 through April/early May 2015. Please send letter of interest, resume, referencees and optional photo to Mary & Charley Miller, office@elkhornranch.com or 27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736. www.elkhornranch.com
Arizona winter season jobs!
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch - South in Tucson, Arizona on 7-3-2015
Arizona winter season jobs!
Elkhorn Ranch, AZ seeking applicants for dining room, housekeeping, kitchen assistant, and swing positions. Must be available from October 12, 2015 to April 30, 2016. Rm & brd provided, monthly salary & gratuity pool, one day off per week. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and optional photo to: Mary Miller, Elkhorn Ranch, 27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Road, Tucson, AZ 85736 or office@elkhornranch.com. Family owned and operated guest ranch since 1946, with many returning guests and crew. Rural location about 1 hour SW of Tucson, AZ. Seeking enthusiastic team players!


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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