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Kitchen Team - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 12-8-2016
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 12-8-2016
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.
Children's Counselor - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 12-8-2016
Children's Counselor - 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.

The children's Counselor is responsible for the supervision and entertainment of our younger guests. Learn more & download an application at LRRanch.com.
Wrangler - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 12-8-2016
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
Naturalist - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 12-8-2016
Naturalist - 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. Naturalist responsibilities include leading hikes, participating in our weekly overnight, grounds work, and general ranch chores. For additional information please visit our web site at www.LRRanch.com/jobs.html
Food Service Supervisor - Now hiring for 2017 season!
Posted by: Laramie River Ranch in Jelm, Colorado on 12-8-2016
Food Service Supervisor - 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.

The Food Service Supervisor will manage the wait staff and kitchen team for proper food handling, and the preparation, presentation, timely delivery,and quality of food served. Responsibilities also include ordering and inventory management.
Activities Director - 2017 Season
Posted by: Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, Colorado on 12-6-2016
Activities Director - 2017 Season
Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for an activities director to round out our summer staff starting May 15th 2017. The position runs until October 15th, 2017. All applicants must be available the entire season.
The ideal candidate will possess an enthusiastic, people-oriented personality and have demonstrated experience and interest in outdoor recreation and sportsmanship.
Wrangler - 2017 Season
Posted by: Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, Colorado on 12-6-2016
Wrangler - 2017 Season
Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for an experienced wrangler to round out our summer staff starting May 15th 2017. The position runs until October 15th, 2017. All applicants must be available the entire season.
We are looking for someone with a strong horse background; previous dude ranch/wrangling experience is highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, a willingness to help in other departments as required
(occasional dish/serving duties during large groups), demonstrate flexibility and be a team player.
CPR certification is required. Wranglers may not bring pets to the ranch, but a personal horse may be allowed at the Head Wrangler's discretion.
Housekeeping Staff - 2017 Season
Posted by: Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, Colorado on 12-6-2016
Housekeeping Staff - 2017 Season
Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for hardworking, hospitality-oriented housekeepers to round out our summer staff starting May 15th 2017. The position runs until October 15th, 2017. All applicants must be available the entire season.
We are looking for highly motivated, energetic people to fill our housekeeping staff positions. Qualified candidates will have excellent customer service skills, will thrive in a team environment, and have the capacity to complete tasks quickly and systematically without constant direct supervision.
Server/Dishwasher - 2017 Season
Posted by: Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, Colorado on 12-6-2016
Server/Dishwasher - 2017 Season
Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, CO is looking for an experienced server/dishwasher to round out our summer staff starting May 15th 2017. The position runs until October 15th, 2017. All applicants must be available the entire season.
The ideal server/dishwasher is a candidate who possesses a warm, accommodating, professional manner and seeks to ensure the highest quality of guest satisfaction. Must be able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced dining environment while maintaining a positive attitude toward guests and working as a team player.
Assistant Cook for the 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Assistant Cook for the 2017 Season
Simple cooking and food preparation, assisting chef in the making of sauces, soups and salads. Set-up for meal service. Also, some basic grill work. If interested please email a resume and cover letter to aaron@4urranch.com
Dining Room Team Leader for the 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Dining Room Team Leader for the 2017 Season
Need to be a leader, not a dictator! Leader of dining room staff. Organizing schedules, guest lists, prep work, checking staff's work, hostess, wine steward, assisting with food service, work with chef/GM. If interested please email a resume and cover letter to aaron@4urranch.com
Housekeeper for the 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Housekeeper for the 2017 Season
Responsible for the day to day cleanliness of guest rooms, common areas, owner's homes and all guest buildings,evening turn-downs and some daily childcare. When not working on rooms, housekeepers will be on landscaping crew. If interested please email a resume and cover letter to aaron@4urranch.com
Wrangler for the 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Wrangler for the 2017 Season
4UR Ranch, Creede, Colorado looking to fill a wrangler position for the upcoming 2017 summer season. Responsible for teaching horsemanship skills, leading trail rides and taking care of our horses. We are looking for a great team member to work with 4 other wranglers to provide a very unique fun experience to our guests. Please send resume and cover letter to employment@4urranch.com
Waitperson for 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Waitperson for 2017 Season
Serve ranch guests three daily meals, as well as maintain dining room appearance and order on a continuing basis. Includes rotational dishwashing duties shared by all. If interested please email a resume and cover letter to aaron@4urranch.com
Children's Counselor for 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Children's Counselor for 2017 Season
Supervise guest children while participating with them in various activities, games and events. Emphasis is on outdoor education, such as nature hikes, nature crafts, wildlife identification and horseback riding. If interested please email a resume and cover letter to aaron@4urranch.com
Fly Fishing Guide for the 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Fly Fishing Guide for the 2017 Season
Fly-Fishing Guide/Hiking Guide: Teach basic and advanced fly-fishing techniques, via both casting lessons and on-stream instruction. Also, guide hikes for guests. A general knowledge of the outdoors is necessary. If interested please email a resume and cover letter to aaron@4urranch.com
Ranch Hand for the 2017 Season
Posted by: 4UR Ranch in Creede, Colorado on 11-30-2016
Ranch Hand for the 2017 Season
Handle guest transport, guest luggage, basic maintenance around the main lodge, maintenance of the swimming pool and mineral spa, basic vehicle upkeep, stocking firewood and set-up for weekly cookouts. If interested please email a resume and cover letter to aaron@4urranch.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. 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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