Elk Mountain Ranch
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Our Jobs

We expect our facilities to be kept spotlessly clean, meals excellently presented, activities to be led with safety and professionalism, and our guest services and relations to be outstanding.

You will find our job list and complete job descriptions on our website.

Note that everyone is given specific job duties but is expected to help out wherever and whenever needed.

  • Assistant Cook/Swing

    Colorado

    Assistant Cook/Swing:  Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Assistant cook will prepare meals on the Cook’s day off. Also, “team” cooks on most days. Because we are a smaller ranch, this Cook/Swing position will fill in with housekeeping and serve meals - see the Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dishwasher/Food Prep position for details.

    Cook:  This person is responsible for preparing meals for 50 people each day. Three meals a day are served with the cook mainly being responsible for breakfast and dinner. The workday begins at 6 a.m. most days with a break in the afternoon and returning to the kitchen for dinner preparation. Our weekly meal schedule does not change. Person must enjoy working in the kitchen, be organized, maintain a clean work area, and supervise five employees. Able to control food storage and inventory. Must be able to follow instructions and have knowledge of basic cooking. Although experience is preferred, the right person can be trained.

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  • Children's Counselor

    Colorado

    Children’s Counselor:  Responsible for children 7 and under. High level of energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love of children required. Must have the ability to lead children through a variety of planned activities including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and swimming at hot springs. Willing to get “down and dirty” with the kids. Ideally, 21 years of age with an excellent driving record, as will be responsible for transportation of children to hot springs in town. Will accompany children to lunch sites. On certain days, you will not have the children as long as others and will be expected to help out in other departments. Will participate in guided hike & evening activities. See the Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation description for an idea of responsibilities for days without children.  Approximately $3000/month and room and board.

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  • Cook

    Colorado

    Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) This person is responsible for preparing meals for 50 people each day. Three meals a day are served with the cook mainly being responsible for breakfast and dinner. The workday begins at 6 - 7 a.m. most days with a break in the afternoon and returning to the kitchen for dinner preparation. Our weekly meal schedule does not change. Person must enjoy working in the kitchen, be organized, maintain a clean work area, and supervise five employees. Able to control food storage and inventory. Must be able to follow instructions and have knowledge of basic cooking. Although experience is preferred, the right person can be trained.

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  • Housekeeper/Waitstaff/Dish Washer/Food Preparation

    Colorado

    Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Four employees share and rotate the four positions. Looking for conscientious individuals with excellent attention to detail. General housekeeping is shared with one other person for 7 cabins and 3 lodge rooms. The day also includes doing ranch towels, watering flowers and picking up the grounds. Waitstaff will work hard as a team and interact with guests. Able to serve 40 people eating family style, setups, clearing, cleaning, serving desserts and beverages. Also food storage and inventory control. Maintain a clean work area. Rotate dish washing, preparing packouts, and food preparation (salads, appetizers, etc.). Also participate in guest entertainment, such as a guided hike, hayride, volleyball, and square dance.

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  • Maintenance/Sports/Utility

    Colorado

    Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Willing to learn in several skills such as basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, vehicle maintenance and general ranch operations. Ability to be flexible and act immediately as circumstances arise. Also responsible for grounds maintenance, firewood, trash. Will conduct safe archery, marksmanship and trapshooting tournaments. Possibly drive to Aspen, ropes course, and airport. Insurance requires the driver to be 21 years of age with a good driving record. Will help at the barn in a.m. feeding and saddling horses and may also need to work with children in riding arena. Experience with horses not required but a willing attitude a must, plus excellent people skills working with adults, teens, and children. Will eat many meals with the guests and may be required to cook and serve some outdoor meals. Will be responsible for one hayride a month and weekly square dance and volleyball with guests.

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  • Wrangler

    Colorado

    Wrangler:   Great pay (approx. $3000 per month and room and board for those with a passion for caring for others.) Horse experience required. Must be safety conscious, have the ability to instruct guests and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Responsible for conducting safe trail rides for groups of 4-7. Feed and care for herd of 50 horses. Maintain and repair tack. Clean barn and arena area daily. Willing to perform other maintenance duties as assigned – trail maintenance, stocking wood, fencing, etc. – and willing to work long hours. Shoeing and veterinary knowledge a plus. CPR and First Aid required (class will be provided at beginning of season). Must have good driving record as may be driving guests to Aspen or airports. Required to have neat and clean appearance, and dress in western style. Cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and collared shirts required. Wranglers will eat many meals with the guests and may be required to cook and serve some outdoor meals. Will be responsible for one hayride a month and weekly square dance and volleyball with guests.

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How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 season! We will begin conducting phone interviews in January. Please have job and reference contact information available prior to beginning this process. If you are unable to travel to Colorado for a personal interview, please email us a photo.


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