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.