Yeehaw! 2012 Summer Dude Ranch Jobs

Colorado Guest Ranch Summer Employment

Guest Ranch Wranglers - a serious bunch

Guest Ranch Wranglers – a serious bunch

Summer is coming soon – yeehaw! We are now looking over applications for summer 2012. Here’s some highlights:

Summer Dude Ranch Kitchen Staff

Don’t listen to those wranglers! YOU are the most important part of our ranch!

Some of the most important memories that we want to create for our guests are meal memories. We eat in the dining room, in the back yard, and on the trail. We serve “hearty western fare family style,” which can include lots of vegetables and salads as well as meat and potatoes. Because Ellen and Dan are both RN’s we see many guests who have therapeutic diets or allergies.

The kitchen staff is a group of five people who have high energy and good humor. Psychosis is not an obstacle to working in the kitchen, although active drinking problems will get you sent on your way. Kitchen and housekeeping staff typically works forty-five hours per week over six days.

Summer dude ranch jobs mean lots of horse back riding

Horse back riding summer ranch job

There are five positions in and around the kitchen:
1. Kitchen Manager/THE Cook (the Boss)
2. Breakfast Cook/Prep Cook
3. Dining Room Steward/Dishwasher
4. Kangaroo #1/Housekeeper/Dishwasher/Other skill #1
5. Kangaroo #2/ Housekeeper/Dishwasher/Other skill #2

Guest Ranch Barn Employment:

Don’t listen to those kitchen people! YOU are the most important part of our ranch!

Some of the most important memories that we want to create for our guests are from horseback! The barn has three types of wranglers:

Making happy people: not a bad summer job!

Making happy people: not a bad summer job!

1. The Barn Manager (Boss)
2. Children’s Wrangler
3. Plain Ol’ Fashioned Wranglers

Dude Ranch Rock Climbing Instructor.

This is a part time position, usually done by a Kangaroo or Wrangler. (i.e. Must be bi-lingual (speaking both kitchen and horse) or schizophrenic.

Hunting Jackalope: a summer guest ranch job!

Hunting jackalopes – guest ranch employment can be dangerous!

If you are interested in working for us, then please

1. Study the Dude Ranch Job Descriptions, then

2. Visit the page that lists our Guest Ranch Employment Expectations, and then

3. Wranglers (only) please visit the Dude Ranch Wrangler Video script, then

4. Feel free to send us a Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Application.

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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