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In the role of Marketing and Sales, 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. This is to be accomplished through providing focused, consistent, and high quality customer service and outreach in a professional stature at all times. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the administration, organization, and coordination of all office systems and databases as they relate to marketing and sales, working with the Operations Manager on organizational activities and specialized events, communicating with and booking guests, Coordinating guest activities with local area outfitters and businesses, coordinating vendor services, working with outside marketing agencies, communicating with travel organizations, maintaining the guest gift shop, completing office administration tasks, and ensuring complete customer satisfaction that will foster continued growth of all ranch endeavors. Responsibilities Include: 1.Work to establish the ranch as a preferred destination in Montana, Flathead Valley, and Whitefish 2.Establish solid working relationships with marketing agencies, member associations, area outfitters , businesses, and travel organizations 3.Fine tune all office systems, filing, computer, organizational flow, phones, supplies and databases 4.Assist with booking guests and coordinating guest schedules 5.Work with the Bar W team to develop and implement new vacation experiences
Red Horse Mountain Ranch, an Adventure Vacation Destination in Harrison, Idaho, is seeking our summer ranch staff for the 2016 summer season. Chefs, housekeepers and servers, wranglers, ranch hands, kitchen assistants, and more! Fill out your applications online. Hurry though, only a few positions are available!
We are taking applications for our 2016 summer season- multiple job opportunities, great pay, room and board included. Please go to our website to look at the positions available.
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 2016 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.
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.
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.
Approximately $2000/month and room and board. Small, family-oriented ranch located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.. Looking for exceptional folks to join our ranch family. Due to insurance requirements must be at least 21 years of age and a clean drivers record. Must be able to pass a background check. 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. 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. Must have great people skills as this is a position with high interaction with the 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
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.
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). Job open immediately throughend of April/early May 2016. Please send letter of interest, resume, referencees and optional photo to Mary & Charley Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org or 27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736. www.elkhornranch.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.
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.
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. 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.