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Employment at a remote wilderness ranch
north of Yellowstone Park:
Consider a summer job on a wilderness dude ranch. The advantages are numerous...making long lasting friendships and enjoying the outdoors in a beautiful remote location, just to mention a couple. Each year we hire 8-9 employees to attend to the needs of 20 guests. This allows us to give our guests the special attention they seek on their dude ranch vacation.
To ensure that we meet the individual needs of guests, it is important that our staff members are mature, outgoing individuals who work hard and can communicate well with others. An appreciation for the outdoors, a pleasing personality and positive attitude, and lots of self motivation are important traits we look for when hiring, as well as friendliness, honesty, and the ability to be a good team player. Ranch work involves long hours spent with our guests, but it is very rewarding. Flexibility comes into play often when dealing with the special needs of guests when Mother Nature, and whatever else comes along to change plans. Guests, owners, and staff eat meals together and mingling with the guests is encouraged. Participation of staff in evening activities such as cookouts and volleyball is also encouraged.
Most employees arrive in late May, and our season runs through September. Applicants must be 18 years of age, and we prefer employees who can stay through September athough we do hire a few that must leave in late August. Compensation includes a monthy salary, room and board, a hefty season ending bonus (depending on the employee's effort and attitude), and use of the ranch facilities and activities when available.
Your experience while working at Hawley Mountain Ranch will build great memories and lifetime friendships. We hope your qualifications will bring you to our ranch as a member of our staff this upcoming season.
Now hiring for the 2013 season.
Wrangler to guide horseback rides in wilderness area north of Yellowstone Park. Especially looking for someone who can replace horseshoes on an as needed basis, but will not be the main farrier. Besides working with horses, other duties include things such as trail clearing, weed control, fencing, etc. You will get to know interesting people from all over.
Job requirements: We are looking for experienced horsemen and horsewomen with good people skills. A good work ethic and positive attitude are a must for this position. You must also be a team player with other staff members and put guests' needs first. Working with children should be something you enjoy as we have many families visit throughout the summer with children who adore the wranglers. Attire should be cowboy hats, western shirts, and boots, and no visible body piercings other than earrings. Wranglers must be first aid and CPR certified. We can provide that training if needed. Compensation: monthly salary, board and room and a hefty bonus at the end of the season. Work week is 6 days with Sundays off.
Requirements are the same as for wranglers but with more experience required and the ability to supervise and instruct other wranglers.
Seasonal maintenance/ranch hand position to maintain buildings and ranch vehicles,and do construction. Horse experience is a plus. If qualified, the job could continue after the guest season.
Job Requirements: Must have excellent work ethic, be trustworthy, able to see things to be done (self-motivated), and have good people skills with guests and other staff.
Compensation: Monthly salary, board and room, and a hefty bonus at the end of the season. Work week is 6 days.
Job description: primarily responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of lodge area and guest units. Kitchen duties include set-up before meals, clean up and dishes after meals, and maintaining a clean kitchen area. Laundry of linens is done by housekeeping staff. Also help is given to the cook in the kitchen when needed. Other tasks to be included could be painting/staining, unloading groceries, and helping out in other areas when extra hands are needed.
Job requirements: must have an excellent work ethic, be trustworthy, able to see things to be done (self-motivated), and have good people skills with guests and other staff. No visible piercings except earrings.
Compensation: monthly salary, board and room, and a hefty bonus at the end of the season. Work week is 6 days with some time off in the afternoons to enjoy wilderness surroundings.
Swing Cook/Head Housekeeper
Position open at wilderness guest ranch to supervise and work with other housekeepers in maintaining overall cleanliness and running daily routines of ranch facilities. Also takes the cook's duties one day a week. Daily tasks include cleaning of rooms, set up for meals, meal cleanup, and laundry. Board, room, and wages with a nice bonus at end of season. Free time in the afternoons to enjoy outdoor surroundings. Dates of season are mid May through September.