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Employment at a remote wilderness ranch
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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 10+ 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, arrive to work on time, and can interact with guests and co-workers in a friendly and social way. 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 honesty and the ability to be a good team player. You must be able to lift 30 lbs, stand, squat, kneel, push, and pull.  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. Staff may be required to perform other tasks as needed from time to time.  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 at least 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  salary, room and board, and a portion of the service charge pool (depending on the employee's effort and attitude), and use of the ranch facilities and activities when available.

To seek an application for employment, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating which position interests you. An application can then be sent to you to be filled out in detail with your qualifications and work related references. A photograph is helpful since personal interviews are usually impossible. The more information you can give us about your background and work experience, the better.

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.

 

 Contact Hawley Mountain Ranch www.hawleymountain.com at toll free 877-496-7848 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

 


 

FIRST RANCH COOK: FILLED FOR 2017 

Prepares breakfast and lunch daily for 20-30 guests and staff 6 days a week and all three meals on the 2nd Cook's day off..

Job Requirements: Cooking experience needed to provide tasty and hearty ranch cuisine that is pleasing to the eye and can accommodate restrictive diets. Must be hard working, have a clean appearance, and a willingness to work with others.  Is responsible for all aspects of food preparation including menu planning, food ordering, and overall cleanliness of the food preparation area.  Must be willing to help out where needed beyond main job description.  Appreciation of the great outdoors would also be an asset.   No visible tattoos or body piercings except earrings.

Compensation: Salary, board and room, and a portion of a service charge pool.  Work week is 6 days.

 

SECOND RANCH COOK: FILLED FOR 2017

Prepares evening meal for 20-30 guests and staff 6 days a week and all three meals on First Cook's day off. 

Job requirements:  Second cook position works under direction from First Cook.  Cooking experience is needed to provide tasty and hearty ranch cuisine that is pleasing to the eye and can accommodate restrictive diets.  Must be hard working, have a clean appearance, and a willingess to work with others.  Does some daily maintenance housekeeping in the kitchen and main lodge area.  Must be willing to help out where needed beyond main job description.  Appreciation of the great outdoors would also be an asset.  No visible tattoos or body piercings except earrings.  

Compensation:  Salary, board and room, and a portion of a service charge pool. Work week is 6 days.


WRANGLER: FILLED FOR 2017

Wrangler to guide horseback rides in wilderness area north of Yellowstone Park.  This staff person must be able to ride horseback up to 8 hours/day if necessary.  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.

Especially looking for a wrangler who can replace horseshoes on a as-needed basis, but will not be the main farrier.

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 tattoos or body piercings other than earrings. Wranglers must be first aid and CPR certified. We can provide that training if needed.

Compensation: Salary, board and room and a portion of a service charge pool. Work week is 6 days with Sundays off. 


HEAD WRANGLER: FILED FOR 2017
Requirements are the same as for wranglers but with more experience required and the ability to supervise and instruct other wranglers.


MAINTANENCE: FILLED FOR 2017 
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.  No visible tattoos or body piercings except earrings.

Compensation: Salary, board and room, and a portion of a service charge pool. Work week is 6 days.


HOUSEKEEPING:  FILLED FOR 2017
Job description: primarily responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of ranch units. Kitchen duties include 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 some maintanence, unloading groceries, and helping out in other areas when extra hands are needed.  Work week is 6 days.

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 tattoos or body piercings except earrings.

Compensation: Salary, board and room, and a portion of a service charge pool. Work week is 6 days with some time off in the afternoons to enjoy wilderness surroundings.

 

Contact Hawley Mountain Ranch, toll free 877-496-7848, www.hawleymountain.com, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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