Colorado Dude Ranch Jobs

Thank you for your interest in working at one of our all-inclusive Colorado Dude & Guest Ranches!

The dude and guest ranch members of our Association collectively hire 800 to 1,000 employees each summer. Our staff members are an important part of the guest ranch experience. Ranch staff members provide exceptional guest services and Western hospitality that make our ranches some of the best in the West.

  • Cooking and Kitchen Staff
  • Wait Staff, Housekeeping, and Maintenance
  • Horse Care and Wrangling
  • Babysitters, Kids Counselors, Teen Counselors
  • Office and Marketing positions

These ranches offer good jobs, good pay and great places to meet new people, not to mention a wonderful place to spend the summer. Our ranches typically do most of their hiring for summer employment December-March.

So What’s Next?

  • We encourage you to contact the ranches that interest you directly as soon as possible.  Request a brochure with contact and web information of all 27 of our ranches,
  • Once you have narrowed down your search, the next step would be to contact the individual ranch and request an application. (Some ranches even have an application you can download online!)
  • Each ranch has a slightly different application process. So be sure you have all the information necessary to apply with your ranch(s) of choice.

a. What kind of interview would the ranch prefer to do? Phone? In Person?
b. What information needs to be sent back to the ranch along with the application itself?
c. What are the ranches deadlines for seasonal hiring and be sure to ask when you can expect to hear back from them on their final decisions.

We wish you the best in your search for a ranch position that is just the right fit for you! If you have any additional questions, please email the office at office@coloradoranch.com.

Current Ranch Position Openings: 2020

Sundance Trial Ranch
(updated 8/5/2020)

Winter Wrangler – Full Time Permanent

This position starts as winter wrangler, with potential for promotion to management of the barn. Get more details:

If qualified, feel free to call Dan to discuss details (970-224-1222)

Rawah Ranch
(updated 7/6/2020)

Sous Chef – 2020 Season
July 8th, 2020 – October 5, 2020

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities:

  • Possesses a hardworking and self-driven work ethic
  • Understands and prioritizes work-related responsibilities before and above personal recreation/free time
  • Follows instructions and works cooperatively with management and coworkers
  • Able to independently identify and complete additional tasks that have not been assigned by management in order to support the entire staff
  • Ability to relate well with guests and teammates in a professional and service-oriented manner
  • Positive attitude with an ability to demonstrate flexibility and adjust to shifting responsibilities as unexpected tasks arise
  • Willingness to work beyond specified hours during busiest weeks of the year and/or as other team members need coverage for personal travel/emergenciesJob Duties:
  • Function as second in command in our kitchen, following our Executive Chef’s specifications and guidelines
  • Employ his/her culinary and managerial skills in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our customers’ dining experiences and satisfaction
  • Must be versatile in the kitchen with a good knowledge of all phases of operation
  • Additional kitchen duties as assigned: dishwashing, food prep, kitchen cleaning/maintenance, menu planning, etc.

We offer competitive pay including tips and on site housing/meals. 

To apply: Send a Resume to Jobs@rawahranch.com

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2020 Rawah Guest Ranch staff. We really think there is no better place to work. If we believe you are a good fit for the team, we will contact you with further interest.

Tim & Meg Dyer

Ranch Managers