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Barn Manager

Bar Lazy J Ranch

Parshall, Colorado

Head Wrangler/Barn Manager Guiding Trails in the Rocky Mountains!

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  • fall

  • Children's Counselor

    Bar Lazy J Ranch
    $15.00 / 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!

  • Head Wrangler

    Bar Lazy J Ranch

    If you have an extensive background in horse care and management, you may be the right fit for our Head Wrangler position! Duties include overseeing the wrangler schedules, taking rides, managing guest and horse needs, feeding, horse health, and all things related to our horse program of close to 100 horses. Ability to operate equipment for feeding and experience with general vet care needed. This position has the potential to be a year-round position for the right individual and comes with private lodging. Individual must be as good at managing staff and interacting with guests as they are with horses. We'd love to talk with you if you think you may be a potential candidate for this opportunity and the ability to come sooner to get to know our program in advance would be preferred as well. Please reach out with any questions you may have!

  • Housekeeping/Waiter/Waitress

    Housekeeping/Dining Room
    Bar Lazy J Ranch
    $15.00 / 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!

  • Lead Waitress

    Dining Room
    Bar Lazy J Ranch

    Our Lead Waitress oversees the cleanliness of the lodge/dining room. Direct staff in preparing and putting out guest meals, communicate guest needs to the kitchen and organize and help maintain the lodge/dining room and related storage areas. This position requires an individual who must be available for the entire season (May--end of September)

  • Wranglers and Children's Wranglers

    Bar Lazy J Ranch
    $15.00 / 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


    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! 

  • Sous Chef


    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. This position also helps with the trap shooting, zip-line, hatchet throwing and feeding animals. Ability to operate a Bobcat is helpful. 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
    $15.00 / 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 if needed, helping with fishing licenses, mail, coordinating  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--end of September with us, please send in an application!

  • Head Housekeeper

    Bar Lazy J Ranch

    Our Head Housekeeper position is in charge of helping the Crew staff turn over the guest cabins each weekend and making sure they are in their best condition for arriving guests. Attention to detail and good work ethic is a must. This position also assists with daily housekeeping rounds, but spends the majority of time working in the laundry area washing/drying laundry, ironing when needed, prepping the cabin bins for the following week and other small jobs related to cabin needs. This position requires an individual who must be available for the entire season (May--end of September). We're seeking someone who is self-motivated and has excellent communication/management skills so that they can guide their team. 

How to Apply

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