Jobs at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Employment at the Ranch

Red Horse Mountain Ranch has a strong commitment to excellence for both our guests and our employees. Our staff goal is to provide our guests with an amazing, safe, and memorable ranch vacation. Our staff’s first priority is our guests. Red Horse Mountain Ranch each year hires 20 to 30 seasonal staff who have a mature self-starter attitude, strong customer service and guest care attitudes, strong communication skills, and who appreciate being in the outdoors. Staff members must have a flexible attitude in their work responsibilities and have the expectation to help in any area of the ranch operations. Staff members can expect long work days, housing & meals provided, and a summer you’ll always remember.

Generally, seasonal employees will live on the ranch in our employee housing. Each employee will have a roommate. There is a large common area with a men’s and lady’s bathroom. Meals are provided during your work days, approximately 5.5 days per week. In most cases, some part of your uniform will be provided but each job has certain requirements that employees will have to come with. Most often this would include slick soled boots, jeans, water shoes, and typical summer clothing. Most often, seasonal employees will need to arrive at the ranch in early May for our training periods and will need to be available for work until the first part of October. In rare cases it may be possible for an employee to shorten their work time at the ranch because of returning to college.  These early departures will occur around the end of August.

Timing of Hiring and Procedures

The earlier you apply the better for these positions. The ranch prefers to close our positions sometime around the end of March for the summer season. Typically, the ranch collects applications through the winter and will start interviews around the beginning of February. We will close a position when it has filled.

How to Apply:

  1. Find the summer position that you are interested in.
  2. Make sure the position is open & Available. We keep the website up to date on what positions are/ are not available.
  3. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the Application.
  4. Fill out the application.
  5. Include your resume.
  6. Interviews for positions usually begin in February, however, the earlier your information comes in the better.

PLEASE NOTE!!! In general, you’ll need to fill out the online application. Once your information is submitted, you may be asked for an interview. Only applicants that complete the online application will be processed.

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Other Great Ranch Job Resources

Dude Ranchers’ Association Employment Page
Each year our 100+ member ranches hire many seasonal employees, and some year round employees, for such positions as wranglers, cooks, wait staff, housekeepers, maintenance workers, children’s counselors and office workers. Most seasonal employees are hired by the Southern ranches for the months of September through May and by the Northern ranches for the months of May through October. Many northern ranches have last minute openings during the months of May and June. Compensation varies from ranch to ranch and position to position but usually includes salary, room and board, a share of the seasonal tip pool and use of the facilities and horses when off duty. Frequently the ranches have more applicants than positions, especially for positions related to the horses. Jobs on dude ranches typically involve hard work and long hours as well as participation in evening guest activities such as line dances, hayrides and staff talent shows. Good people skills and an ability to live and work well with others are required. The more flexible you are in the type of position you would like, the more likely you are to be successful.

Coolworks “Ranch Jobs”
Wranglers are at the heart of Guest Ranch Jobs, but there’s so much more. You could be part of a guest service team which includes meal service, housekeeping, chuckwagon cookouts, children’s activities, gardening. You can’t beat the scenery of these beautiful spots where hiking, fishing and riding are right outside your bunkhouse or cabin.

Gene Kilgore’s is the premier dude ranch job listing service. Renowned for exploring ranches around the world and bringing ranch vacations to millions of people worldwide, Kilgore founded Dude Ranch Jobs to help ranch job seekers find the right ranch to make their dreams come true.

A sampling of job positions you will find on our site include:

  • Ranch management
  • Wranglers
  • Chefs
  • Counselors for youth programs
  • Maintenance
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And while all of these ranch jobs require hard work and skill, employees are extremely lucky and thankful to be working in some of the most beautiful locations and with teams of exceptional folk.