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Wrangler/Ranch Hand
Posted by: Lonesome Spur Ranch in Bridger, Montana on 5-14-2015
Wrangler/Ranch Hand
Lonesome Spur Ranch is looking for an experienced Wrangler/Ranch Hand to start now. Possibility of year round work. Cattle & Guest experience required. Housing available in the men's quarters. We are a working cattle ranch that serves approximately 10 guests per week. Please email your resume and references to lonespur@nemont.net
Farrier/Teamster Wrangler
Posted by: Paradise Guest Ranch in Buffalo, Wyoming on 5-13-2015
Farrier/Teamster Wrangler
Paradise Ranch is looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, responsible horsemen and horsewomen with skills as a horseshoer and teamster. Must have strong people skills and substantial horse experience. Should be versatile and open-minded enough to take part in other jobs related to the ranch as well as ranch activities.
Server/Housekeeping
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 5-11-2015
Server/Housekeeping
Circle Z Ranch will be employing Floor Staff for the 2015-2016 season. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible. Members of our Floor Staff will be dividing their responsibilities between housekeeping and waitressing duties; we like to remind all of our employees of Ranch style team work, we expect everyone to fill in as needed to help our ranch succeed. Housekeeping Duties: Vacuuming Keeping Lodge and Dining Room Clean Wash windows (inside and out) And various other duties required to keep our ranch immaculate. Waitressing Duties: Meal set-up/ break-down Serving side dishes Pouring drinks Washing dishes Helping pack food and utensils for rides. Assisting with food prep as needed General: Ability to be flexible and follow direction from ranch management Strong and positive communication skills
Wrangler
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 5-11-2015
Wrangler
Circle Z Ranch will be hiring wranglers for the 2014-2015 season. We are seeking individuals with horse expertise, good people skills, and are hard working. You will meet fascinating people from all over the world, ride and work with exceptional horses, and be treated as part of a team. The hours can be long, but rewarding. If you are a hard worker, like the outdoors, and work well with people, we want you on our team. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Have the proven ability to shoe horses, either hot or cold. Treat horses for minor injuries, vaccinate, etc. Feed, groom, and saddle horses. Two rides daily 1-2+ hours each. Conduct rides in a safe and courteous manner as instructed by Foreman. Clean and mend tack. Keep holding pens and tack house area clean and organized. Trail cleaning and brush removal. Train colts, riding new horses. Drive stick shift. Attend staff and department meetings. A competitive base salary plus gratuity, and room and board are part of the employee package. To learn more about our ranch, visit our website at www.circlez.com. Send an e-mail to Jennie at info@circlez.com with your resume, references, and an introduction as to why you'd be a good fit for the Circle Z Ranch.
Cook
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 5-11-2015
Cook
Circle Z Ranch will be employing new cooks for the 2015-2016 season. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible. Members of our Floor Staff will be dividing their responsibilities between housekeeping and waitressing duties; we like to remind all of our employees of Ranch style team work, we expect everyone to fill in as needed to help our ranch succeed. Prepare and cook meals as established by Head Cook. Bake breads, pastries, etc., and prepare salads and desserts. Help get appropriate food ready for Picnics/Chuckwagon. Prepare appetizers served at the cantina. Serve meals to guests and answer food inquiries during mealtimes. Assist kitchen staff to insure the cleanliness and orderliness of all kitchen and commissary areas. Assist Head Cook in unloading provision trucks that arrive twice weekly. Attend Staff and department meetings. The above list is not all-inclusive. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be changed from time to time by the head cook or 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 Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED
housekeeper
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 5-11-2015
housekeeper
Circle Z Ranch will be employing new cooks for the 2015-2016 season. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, friendly, and responsible. Members of our Floor Staff will be dividing their responsibilities between housekeeping and waitressing duties; we like to remind all of our employees of Ranch style team work, 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 required and requested. Wash windows inside and out as needed. Launder all linens, bedding, table napkins, etc. Attend staff and department meetings. Physical Requirements: Standing, walking, lifting up to 50lbs., 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. Education/Experience Required: High School diploma or GED
Waitstaff/Housekeeping
Posted by: Gros Ventre River Ranch in Moose, Wyoming on 5-9-2015
Waitstaff/Housekeeping
Work on a beautiful guest ranch located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We encourage our employees to get the most out of ranch life and participate in any ranch activities during their time off. We provide a monthly salary plus housing, all meals, and an end of season bonus. Our housekeeping and wait staff personnel are a team of eight individuals alternating each week with four on housekeeping staff and four on wait staff. Housekeeping duties include daily cleaning of nine guest cabins,our main lodge, and washing of guest cabin linens. Wait staff serve 40 guest in dining room and outdoors.
Kitchen Staff
Posted by: Seven Devils Lodge Guest Ranch and Guide Service in Council, Idaho on 5-8-2015
Kitchen Staff
Seven Devils Lodge is hiring the seasonal position of kitchen cook, for the months of late May through the end of August, with potential for September/October work, as well. Cooking experience required, along with a friendly, flexible hard working individual who loves people and the outdoors. Living and working at Seven Devils Lodge is a great experience, affording our employees the opportunity for endless outdoor recreation, including fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, paddle boarding, hiking, etc. The ranch is rich in history and our guests are truly wonderful people. Compensation package includes room, board, monthly salary, access to free WiFi and satellite TV. References required.
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a SPORT/UTILITY/MAINTENANCE person for the 2015 season (must be available May 17 to Sept 20).
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 5-2-2015
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a SPORT/UTILITY/MAINTENANCE person for the 2015 season (must be available May 17 to Sept 20).
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


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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