Dude Ranch or Guest Ranch Children’s’ Wrangler
Dude Ranch Children’s’ Wrangler responsibilities include:
- Responsible for constructing and maintaining a complete children’s program for pre-schoolers through young teens (5 to 15 years old). Your program should have a curriculum and lesson plans based on introduction and acquisition of skills; and
- should include fishing, riding, archery, astronomy, baking/cooking, Indian lore, first aide, orienteering, and leather work.
- You will also act as an advisor to those children who are working on Boy and Girl Scout merit badges.
- Responsible for Tuesday night overnight, family arena games, and all other children’s’ activities.
- Note: the Children’s Wrangler also shares all other wrangler duties listed in the “Wrangler” Job Description including feeding on a rotating basis; pulling, tacking, brushing picking feet; etc. assisting in busing tables and washing dishes, etc. This position is not appropriate for those who are not strong “team players.”
- Extensive child care and teaching/leading experience,
- professional teaching and scouting experience strongly preferred.
- Moderate horseback riding and equine knowledge. Extensive horse knowledge and skills is preferred, as this allows the employee to also assist with wrangling duties.
- See our separate outline of videotape requirements.
- The ability to drive standard transmission vehicles (jeeps and trucks) is valuable.
- Must be able to repe4atedly lift and carry 85 pounds a minimum of 300 feet while working at 8,000 feet altitude; and drive vehicles with stick shift.
- Must be able to perform all of the duties listed in high altitude environment.
- Must be able to communicate to kids and parents with tact and clarity, and exhibit a patient and knowledgeable attitude with horses.
- Endless enthusiasm and energy.
- A genuine love for working with children.