Dude Ranch Jobs
Join the Paradise Team
Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in joining our amazing team for the 2024 summer season.
Would you like to spend your summer at one of the finest Dude Ranches in the West? Not only is Paradise a great place to vacation, but it is also a tremendous place to work -"Where good friends and memories are made". Many of our summer crew create friendships that last a lifetime. Be aware that working on a Dude Ranch is not easy. The hours can be long and we do require that all of our crew be willing to pitch in where needed. That being said, if you are hired and commit yourself, you will gain a tremendous sense of self-accomplishment and have a lot of FUN at the same time. Please take note that that we do require that you send us a short cover letter about yourself as well as a photo so that we can put a face to a name. In addition, if you are not available until August 11th, the last day of our family weeks, you will be less likely an applicant through our process. We prioritize those who can stay the entirety of the season. Lastly, when you are ready to send us your materials, don't forget to hit the submit button!
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
We are looking for an avid hiker that has a passion for sharing natural history, wildlife, and flora and fauna knowledge with others. They should be a self-starter who can generate excitement in the ranch hiking program. Some trail and landscaping work will be required in between hikes.
Looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, responsible horsemen and horsewomen. Must have strong people skills and substantial horse experience. They should be versatile and open-minded enough to take part in other jobs related to the ranch as well as ranch activities.
Wrangler duties include but are not limited to:
- Conditioning horses in the spring to get them ready for the season
- AM and PM feeding of horses in the corrals
- Gathering horses from pasture in the morning (what we refer to as jingling)
- Saddling guest horses in the morning and afternoon (we can have as many as 70-80 horses to groom/tack up)
- Leading guests of all ages on trails throughout Bighorn National Forest
- Riding your string of 3-4 horses
- Giving riding lessons to guests
- Attending nightly activities with guests, such as Tuesday swing dance and Saturday square dance, and serving chuck wagon dinner on Fridays (don't worry if you don't know how to swing or square dance)
**As a wrangler, you will also be responsible for bringing your own tack--i.e. western saddle (non-synthetic and with horn), back cinch, breast collar, rope halter, saddle pad, headstall/bridle, and bit(s). You can purchase some of these items when you get here, but just know that the ranch does not lend tack out.
Experience with heavy machinery (i.e. skid steer) desired but not mandatory.
On-site housing is provided by the ranch and room & board are worked into your salary. This means you do not have to pay for utilities and you are provided three meals a day.
Please attach a video of yourself riding in your application.
This is a seasonal position from May 15th - September 23rd.
Applicants must be 18 or older.
Should have all of the wrangler attributes as well as substantial packing experience. Camp cooking and fly fishing skills are a definite plus. Should have experience with teams as well as pack strings and be good with kids and teenagers.
Must be patient, responsible, and able to watch over and plan activities for large groups of children.
Responsible for the cleanliness of our cabins, recreation room, laundry room, and French Creek Saloon. We need people that are detail-oriented and hardworking in this position. Help with wait staff and children's dinners two nights a week. Must be willing to fill in for other positions as needed.
Should have substantial line cooking experience. We feature hearty ranch cuisine with a gourmet flair. Pantry and prep experience a definite plus. Looking for a team-oriented individual to fit in with our talented kitchen team and wait staff.
Some electrical, plumbing, mechanical, irrigation, carpentry and general fix-it knowledge required. Must be organized and capable of keeping good maintenance records.
This position requires strong customer service orientation. Previous wait experience helpful but not required.
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If you aren't able to upload documents using this form, you can also print your information and mail to:
Paradise Guest Ranch
PO Box 790
Buffalo, WY 82834