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Cabin and Kitchen Staff
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 4-29-2016
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 4-29-2016
Kid Wranglers
Kids and horse! Experience as a guide and/or teaching riding helpful.
Office
Posted by: Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana on 4-29-2016
Office
Lots of interaction with guests as well as normal office chores. This person is a bit of a ranch all around! Piano playing would be a big plus!
Head Cook
Posted by: Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana on 4-28-2016
Head Cook
We are currently seeking a qualified head chef. This is a seasonal full time position. As an upscale operation we are looking for cooks who can consistently put out excellent meals, on time and well presented. Preference will be given to those who can start in early May and work through October 31. Responsibilities:Food management and preparation.Responsible for keeping the kitchen, food storage areas, refrigeration, and all equipment clean.Responsible for preparing meals and placing food orders. Qualities and Experience:The successful candidate will be a self starter and have drive and stamina to put in long days to get the job done. Must be willing to help with activities, tasks and chores unrelated to the kitchen.Must be well organized and manage time well. Must have a good sense of presentation
Waitstaff
Posted by: Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana on 4-25-2016
Waitstaff
Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky Montana seeking experienced individuals with exceptional outgoing personalities to join our dining room staff as servers for our Summer season Starting in early June 2016. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills, and strong attention to detail. Responsibilities include extensive guest interaction, maintaining the dining room's appearance and assisting the kitchen staff as necessary. Full and part time, AM or PM shifts available. Dorm Style Housing available. Season runs early June through end of Sept. Email Resume today!
Cooks
Posted by: Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana on 4-25-2016
Cooks
Lone Mountain Guest Ranch in Big Sky Montana seeking talented cooks to join our summer culinary team.
We pride ourselves on creative, well presented cuisine sourced from local food purveyors.
Summer season begins early June through end of Sept. Onsite dormitory style housing available.
Chef and Chef Assistant
Posted by: Triangle C Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming on 4-25-2016
Chef and Chef Assistant
Triangle C Ranch a guest ranch in Dubois Wyoming is looking for a Chef for the 2016 Summer season.

Seeking full time line Chef to join our culinary team for our upcoming summer season. Previous ranch cook experienced preferred buy not necessary. The ability to work in all areas of the kitchen operations is required: Outdoor cooking, grill, Dutch-oven cooking, and baking. We are looking for someone with the ability to produce unique western style quality cuisine with the attention to detail and flavor required for the guests and employees. Responsible for ordering, food preparation, maintaining sanitary standards, organizing kitchen staff and the ability to work well with fellow employees is critical.

The season runs from May - September with the possibility of year round employment. Room and board is provided with a backyard of adventure. We are located in the Shoshone National Forest but with easy access to Dubois, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. Our work week consist of Monday - Saturday with Sunday off. Salary is DOE plus service charge.

Please send your resume to info@trianglec.com or call for more details: 307-455-2225
Ranch Wrangler/Fishing Guide
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 4-20-2016
Ranch Wrangler/Fishing Guide
We're looking for an outgoing, experienced Wrangler with fly-fishing skills.

The ranch is located in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front south of Glacier National Park. This position is from late May through September.

In addition to work with horses & mules, guiding trail rides, fishing excursions and general ranch work, may also participate in wilderness pack-trips. Must be safety conscious, have excellent communication skills and a sense of humor and adventure.

Please see our website for application, phone 406-562-3653 or email info@triplejranch.com for details.
Maintenance/General Ranch Hand
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 4-20-2016
Maintenance/General Ranch Hand
This position requires a motivated individual in good physical health who will have a lot of interaction with both guests and crew. Must be safety conscious, be able to lift 85 pounds, drive vehicles with a stick shift and have clean driving record; therefore applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Must have safe knowledge & experience with many tools, mowers, auto engines, operating a chain saw and general construction skills. Needs to be flexible and able to work productively without supervision.

Position available late May through September. Please see our website, phone 406-562-3653 or email info@triplejranch.com for more information.

Housekeeper/Wait Staff
Posted by: JJJ Wilderness Ranch in Augusta, Montana on 4-20-2016
Housekeeper/Wait Staff
This position is available from June through August or into 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.
General Maintenance
Posted by: R Lazy S Ranch in Teton Village, Wyoming on 4-18-2016
General Maintenance
Must be 21 with a clean driving record.
Early May through mid October. We offer a five day work week, salary plus gratuities, room and board included. Duties include; assisting with daily ranch projects, landscaping (cutting grass, maintaining sprinklers systems), irrigation, minor plumbing, carpentry and electrical repairs, cutting /delivering firewood, vehicle and building upkeep and repair,
assist with bartending and airport shuttles as needed,
assisting in boat operations for water skiing. Please send resume with references to: info@rlazy.com.

Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a COOK and ASSISTANT COOK for the 2016 season (must be available May 17 to Sept 20).
Posted by: Elk Mountain Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado on 4-10-2016
Elk Mountain Ranch is hiring a COOK and ASSISTANT COOK for the 2016 season (must be available May 17 to Sept 20).
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.
Executive Chef at Majestic Dude Ranch
Posted by: Majestic Dude Ranch in Mancos, Colorado on 4-7-2016
Executive Chef at Majestic Dude Ranch
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: karie@majesticduderanch.com
Ranch Hand
Posted by: Diamond D Ranch in Stanley, Idaho on 4-4-2016
Ranch Hand
Come spend the summer working at Idaho's premier all-inclusive guest ranch. The Diamond D Ranch, in operation since 1952, is located 38 miles north of Stanley, Idaho. We are looking for a General Ranch Hand for this Summer season with the possibility of staying into the Fall. This person will be expected to build fence, irrigate, paint, maintain the lawn, have some carpentry and mechanical skills. Basically, an all around handyman! It's a beautiful place to work, and we've had many people who have come back year after year to be part of our team. We work hard and have fun with guests! Responsible people with good common sense and people skills should contact us. No heavy drinkers need apply.
Serious applicants please email a recent resume and photo to: diamonddrguestranch@mac.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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