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Cabin and Kitchen Staff
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 5-24-2016
Cabin and Kitchen Staff
Looking for one or two self-motivated, detail oriented people to round our our 2016 summer kitchen and cabin staffs. Come enjoy the Montana mountains!
Kid Wranglers
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 5-24-2016
Kid Wranglers
Kids and horses! Experience as a guide and/or teaching riding helpful.
Cook
Posted by: Seven Devils Lodge Guest Ranch and Guide Service in Council, Idaho on 5-23-2016
Cook
Seven Devils Lodge Guest Ranch and Guide Service would like to hire a cook for the summer season. Meals, lodging, and salary included.

Duties include prepping and cooking for small groups of 4-12 people at a time, with light clean up. Must be organized and a self starter.

Family environment, with many options for enjoying the outdoors during off time.

Check out www.sevendevilslodge.com for more info and contact D.R. Bledsoe at 208.253.3014 for job inquiry.
Executive Chef - Immediate opening
Posted by: Majestic Dude Ranch in Mancos, Colorado on 5-20-2016
Executive Chef - Immediate opening
Executive Chef is responsible for food preparation for both guests and staff. Must be calm under pressure and exhibit leadership abilities. Responsibilities include preparing meals using established recipes, providing direction to the Cook's Assistants, providing support to Dining Room Servers as necessary, being responsible for inventory related to each meal, and maintaining standards for cleanliness and organization. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, but dinner is served "family" style with entrees and side dishes served on platters and bowls and refilled until everyone has had enough. Experience cooking for a large group of people is a must; a restaurant background is strongly recommended, but not required. We offer free room and board (bunk bed style housing) on the ranch for employees. Employees can engage in any of the ranch activities in their free time such as swimming, hiking, horse back riding, mountain biking, archery, ping pong, fishing, kayaking, etc. The season starts in late April and runs through Oct. 13th. The boss has a zero tolerance policy for smoking, drinking, drugs or cursing on the ranch. We request that everyone send a photo as he doesn't want piercings or tattoos. We run background checks on all employees. Pay rate is DOE (depending on experience). Please email us: jamie@majesticduderanch.com
Housekeeper/Wait Staff
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 5-11-2016
Housekeeper/Wait Staff
This position is available from mid July through September. Will have a lot of interaction with guests so an upbeat personality is a must. Responsibilities include the cleaning of guest cabins and common areas of the ranch as well as wait staff duties. Some minor food preparation may also be involved. If not needed in the kitchen, you may be working in the yard, doing grounds maintenance, or any other duties assigned. We expect our facilities to be kept spotlessly clean, and meals to be excellently presented. We count on staff to be detail oriented and to provide superior service and hospitality to our ranch guests.

Please see job description and application on our website, phone 406-562-3653 or email jobs@triplejranch.com for more information.
Experienced wrangler position.
Posted by: Paradise Guest Ranch in Buffalo, Wyoming on 5-9-2016
Experienced wrangler position.
Two wranglers wanted to start immediately at Paradise Ranch. Looking for applicants with strong horse experience and some experience with either packing or shoeing. Guest service orientation a must. Call Travis or Clay at 307.684.7876


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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