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Come use your talents while enjoying the Rockies and meeting wonderful people! Working at Bar Lazy J is a summer you'll never forget! Our staff are our family and lodging here by the river and the same excellent food we serve our guests are included on top of your hourly wages plus bonus. Staff are welcome to use ranch amenities on their time off and our area is perfect for all kinds of outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, climbing, riding, rafting, fishing, camping and much more. While your friends are working in the city, you'll have some incredible photos to share of all you're doing daily!

Check out our available job openings below! We will have work available beginning early / mid-May through September. All staff other than Kid Wranglers and Child Counselors must be able to arrive in May and stay through the end of our season in September. Please do not return an application for a children's position unless you can begin work by the last week of May and stay at least until mid to late August.

We are hiring for Assistant Chef, Kitchen Assistant, Guest Services Coordinator, Wranglers, Children Wranglers, Children's Counselors, Crew (Housekeeping/Kitchen/Dining Room), and Grounds/Maintenance positions! Hurry and get your application in and spend a summer you'll be telling your friends about for years and years!

  • Children's Counselor

    Bar Lazy J Ranch
    $13.00 / hour

    Our Children's Counselors are celebrities here at Bar Lazy J--they're everyone's favorite! Come live in the Rocky Mountains and enjoy working in the outdoors with kids ages 3-12 doing various planned activities. Ride horses, feed the petting farm animals, learn to rope and do archery so you can teach the kids, swim at the pool, fish in the stocked trout pond or the river, do fun and interesting crafts like leatherwork, and SO much more! Housing and excellent food (the same as our ranch guests!) is included on top of your pay and you are welcome to use all the ranch amenities on your time off. Come and spend an unforgettable summer and make someone else's summer unforgettable at the same time!

  • Housekeeping/Waiter/Waitress

    Housekeeping/Dining Room
    Bar Lazy J Ranch
    $13.00 / hour

    Come live in the Rocky Mountains and make unforgettable friends and memories while you work and play! Our Crew positions are among some of the most important jobs here at Bar Lazy J--they make everything run seamless and truly add a great deal to our guests' experience! Crew positions have something new to do every day of their 5 day week! From cleaning cabins, waiting tables, doing turn-down, working in the laundry room, setting up for meals and other miscellaneous tasks, our crew ensure the details our taken care of. We seek individuals who are great with people, are detail-oriented, can work quickly and efficiently and would love to enjoy all the amenities of a guest ranch on their time off! Housing and excellent food (the same as our guests!) is included on top of hourly pay. Come spend the summer with us and see why our staff is called family!

  • Wranglers and Children's Wranglers

    Bar Lazy J Ranch
    $13.00 / hour

    Come ride the Rockies! Who wouldn't LOVE to be paid to ride horses? Wranglers must demonstrate good horsemanship skills on and off horseback and possess excellent communication skills. Our guests LOVE the wranglers and love a great conversation on a long ride through the mountains. Wranglers are responsible for leading trail rides, feeding, grooming and tacking the horses, jingling the 100+ herd in the mornings and fence and trail maintenance. We seek "horse-people" who are on time, motivated, safety-minded, enthusiastic and great in a team setting. Wranglers must be able to stay through the entire season and Children's Wranglers must be available until late August. Lodging and excellent food is included on top of hourly pay! Wranglers receive 2 days off each week so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors and adventures our area has to offer. Come join us for all the fun and bring your talents to continue making our horse program top notch!

  • Kitchen Assistant

    $13.00 / hour

    Our kitchen assistant is so important to making the guests' experience top notch! After a long day in the saddle or enjoying other ranch activities, meal times are what everyone looks forward to! This position assists the chef and sous chef with prepping food for meals, plating breakfast and dinners, setting up buffets, kitchen clean up and other miscellaneous tasks. Since we offer an open kitchen, you'll find the guests will love to stop and say hello! Lodging and all meals are included on top of an hourly wage for this position. Our staff eats the same as our guests! We seek an individual who is on-time, positive, great in a team setting, efficient with their time, detail oriented and loves putting their culinary talents to work! Experience with desserts and breads a bonus! Come join us in the Rocky Mountains for all the fun as you enjoy ranch amenities and all the public land/adventures around us!

  • Assistant Chef

    $4,000.00 / month

    This position works closely with the head chef to make meal time a favorite time at Bar Lazy J. Menu planning, preparation, helping to manage the kitchen, meeting guests dietary need, plating and cleaning up are all part of daily responsibilities. Duties would be assigned at the head chef's discretion based on kitchen needs. Housing, salary and all food included in this position. Seeking only mature, responsible individuals with great management skills and experience to be part our ranch family!

  • Ranch Hand/Maintenance


    Come enjoy the outdoors in the Rockies! Currently seeking a Ranch Hand position to assist with feeding and general maintenance and a Maintenance position for buildings on ranch. Ranch Hand duties may include but not limited to: maintaining grounds by cutting grass, weed-wacking, and watering flowers; maintaining pool and area, small repairs and helping with larger repairs, helping with guest luggage, fixing fence, or anything needed to maintain ranch cleanliness or repairs. Maintenance position may include, but not limited to: maintaining vehicles, servicing equipment and repairing/maintaining ranch buildings. Must be able to operate equipment and general plumbing/electrical knowledge a huge bonus. We seek individuals who are self-motivated, have a positive attitude and willingness to learn, work great with others, will be friendly and outgoing with our guests and always ready to help where needed. Lodging and excellent food is included on top of hourly pay for ranch hand position and hourly or possible salary for maintenance. Come use your skills and enjoy all the adventures and amenities of the ranch where you'll live!


  • Guest Services Coordinator/Office Assistant

    Office/Guest Services
    $13.00 / hour

    If you love interacting with the guests, attending to small details that make a big difference and have experience in an office setting, we'd love to hear from you! Currently hiring for our Guest Services position which helps with reservations in the office, answering phones, picking up guests from the shuttle, running to town to pick up items for them, helping with fishing licenses, mail, coordinating rafting and massage and assisting the Ranch Manager directly. Looking for someone with a bright smile and readiness to help with whatever is needed by our guests while working closely with management. Lodging and meals is provided in addition to an hourly wage and weekly bonuses. This is a full season position. If you love customer service and working with people and can spend early May--Early October with us, please send in an application!

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