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Wrangler
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 7-19-2014
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 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; Break and train colts; 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.
maintenance/ranch foreman
Posted by: Tumbling River Ranch in Grant, Colorado on 7-18-2014
maintenance/ranch foreman
Tumbling River Ranch, a dude ranch/resort in central Colorado is seeking a full-time . This person will be responsible for all facilities, maintenance, and all grounds. The position includes salary, room/board year around and vehicle benefits. Please visit our website www.tumblingriver.com for more information, or email info@tumblingriver.com
Diningroom Server / Kitchen Helper
Posted by: Flying E Dude Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona on 7-16-2014
Diningroom Server / Kitchen Helper
The position open mid October through May 1 and involves serving in the dining room, dishwashing and kitchen preparation. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to serving food to adults and children, receiving guest food orders for breakfast; setting the dining room; clearing tables, assisting the cook; BBQ set-up and breakdown; breakfast, lunch and dinner cookouts, cleaning dining room; and helping the kitchen team. Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and willing to live on the ranch. Private room & bath is provided as part of our seasonal employment package. Great pay for people with great attitude and strong work ethic on a 6 day split shift. Salary and gratuity. Sorry no pets are allowed. Please download an application from our website www.flyingeranch.com and/or send resume to Andrea @ vacation@flyingeranch.com
Second Cook
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 7-10-2014
Second Cook
The Circle Z Ranch in Southern Arizona is accepting applications for our second cook position. The season for staff begins early October and ends the first week of May. All staff must be personable, well groomed, mature, flexible, and able to work in a team environment. The second cook works closely with the lead cook, and will be preparing meals as established by the lead cook. You will be baking, prepping, and cooking either breakfast, lunch or dinner for staff and guests as determined by the lead cook. You will be supervising the kitchen and front end staff in the absence of the lead cook. . 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
Floor staff
Posted by: Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona on 7-10-2014
Floor staff
Floor Staff Circle Z Ranch will be employing Floor Staff for the 2014-2015 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 follow a ranch team work approach, expecting all our staff to fill in as needed to help our ranch and other employees be successful. Housekeeping Duties: Vacuuming, making beds, cleaning rooms and common areas,and various other duties required to keep our ranch immaculate. Waitressing Duties: Meal set up/ break down, serving meals and beverages, packing food for ranch horseback rides and cookouts, assisting with food prep as needed. General: *Ability to be flexible and follow direction from ranch management *Strong and positive communication skills *Ability to work in a team environment.
Wrangler
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 7-9-2014
Wrangler
We're off to a great season and could use an extra pair of hands. Looking for an outgoing, experienced Wrangler to start work now through September. If you are tired of watching other people's adventures on TV, live your own! The ranch is located in the Rocky Mountain Front south of Glacier National Park. Wranglers must have extensive horse knowledge and experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: gathering, feeding, saddling, and preparing horses for rides; providing instruction to guests in accordance with our riding program; guiding trail rides; caring for sick and injured horses; maintaining tack, cleaning and maintaining barn area, corrals, arena, trails and ranch grounds; moving hay, bucking bales; some horse shoeing (maintenance); leading weekly gymkhana games; assists in the packing at ranch for wilderness pack-trips; maintains equipment; may lead hikes, or takes guests fishing; fence building and repair. This person must be safety conscious, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a fun sense of humor and adventure.
A Unique Opportunity
Posted by: Triple R Ranch in Keystone, South Dakota on 7-9-2014
A Unique Opportunity
We obtained a special use permit (Outfitter Guide) from the US Forest Service in 1977. This allows us to operate a commercial business on the Black Hills National Forest, which we have done since that time. This was strictly 1/2 to 2 hour trail rides until 1984. In 1984 we started the Triple R Dude Ranch and slowly built that business. We purchased our present location (ranch) in 1994 and sold the original one in 2005. Since that time we have concentrated all our efforts on the dude ranch and conduct occasional trail rides during the shoulder season. The reason our O/G permit is unique is due to the fact that it is one of a kind and there will not be another allowed in the area. The area we operate in is also unique as it includes large portions of what is called the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve and the Black Elk Wilderness. Due to age and some health issues, we have decided that we would like to retire from the business, and we thought leasing the permit might be a way to salvage it. The fear is if we discontinue using it, it will never be reissued. The Do-Gooders will see to that and we do not believe the USFS has any interest in doing so either. We have always thought there was someone out there that had a dream like ours and would appreciate what we consider to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. They can find out about us by going to our web site www.rrrranch.com If someone is interested and feels they fit what we have outlined, then they should contact us immediately by telephone. Jack - 888-777-2624
Chef's Assistant/Wait Staff
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 7-9-2014
Chef's Assistant/Wait Staff
Looking for an enthusiastic & energetic team member to help out now until mid to late August. This position supervises all activities associated with staff breakfast, prepares daily baked goods and assists the Head Chef. Requires good work ethic and positive attitude. Extensive baking and general cooking experience preferred and must be able to work well with others in a high paced environment. We love to exceed our guests' expectations and strive to serve fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade breads, desserts, and goodies, and hearty, nutritious and delightful meals. The ranch is a long distance from town so must be able to enjoy a quiet, rural setting and love hospitality.
Head Wrangler
Posted by: Red Rock Ranch in Kelly, Wyoming on 6-29-2014
Head Wrangler
This is a year round position, potential start date mid-summer 2014. Part of the application process will be applying in person and working for a few days alongside our current head wrangler. The person for this position will need to have excellent horsemanship abilities, proven customer service skills and the desire to work long hard days in a hands on learning, team environment. Previous Guest Ranch experience is required as well as proven horsemanship. The responsibilities will entail the following: herd management, individual horse care, vet work, horseshoeing, rider safety, riding instruction, barn/ranch maintenance, adult rides, children rides, guest services, team leadership, employee training, scheduling guests and wranglers as well as numerous other details related to the overall satisfaction of our guests. This person will need to be able to work in a team related environment, but also be able to think for themselves and be ready to handle any situation in an emergency. Please contact Doug – email preferred – info@theredrockranch.com 307-733-6288


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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