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The 77th Elkhorn Ranch season opens November 13, 2022 and closes April 30, 2023.  A small crew, including the Miller family, work at the ranch year round.  We onboard our seasonal crew beginning in early October ~ ideally Oct 3 or Oct 10, 2022.  The seasonal commitment is from your fall starting date to April 30, 2022; and there may be an option for some additional work in May to help close the ranch for the summer.  We value your seasonal commitment and pay bonuses to those present at the end of the season.

Our Jobs and Organization ~ 2022/2023 Season

  • General Manager ~ Charley Miller
  • Land and Livestock Manager ~ Charley Miller 
    • Horseback guide / barn boss x 1
    • Horseback guide x 5
  • Physical Plant Manager ~ Tom Miller 
    • Maintenance and Grounds Coordinator X 1
    • Hiking Guide x 1
  • Hospitality ~ Mary Miller
    • Chef x 1
    • Breakfast cook and baker x 1
    • Server x 2
    • Kitchen and purchasing coordinator x 1
    • Reservations & office coordinator x 1
    • Housekeeping coordinator x 1
    • Housekeeping x 2
    • Swing x 1

We have completed our hiring for the 2022/2023 season.  We have created a job posting called "General Interest".  In the event that a position opens up, we will look for applications there and we will post a help wanted now ad on Coolworks.  Thank you for your interest, and good luck with your winter season job hunt!

Updated September 6, 2022


  • Food & Beverage, Housekeeping - GENERAL INTEREST


    We have completed our hiring for the 2022/2023 season, but things can change.  If you'd like us to contact you in the event of mid-season openings, please leave your information here.  Please let us know your area of interest -- serving, cooking, housekeeping, office / reception, etc.  Good luck with your winter season job hunt!  Thank you, the Millers

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  • Horseback Guide / Farrier - GENERAL INTEREST!


    We have completed our hiring for the 2022/2023 season, but things can change.  If you'd like to be considered should something open up mid-season, please provide information here!

    For our guides, we look for people with substantial horsemanship and guiding experience, and ideally some shoeing experience.  

    Thanks, the Millers 

    Apply Now

How to Apply

An overview of our hiring process:

  • Active recruiting takes place beginning in July and continues until all positions are filled
  • Returning crew confirm their plans by August 1st
  • For the best chance of success, try to apply by August 15th
  • Reference checks and interviews are conducted, and we may request additional information via email
  • We do our best to let you know the status of your application but are happy to answer your questions preferably by email
  • If jobs become open during the guest season, they’ll be posted on CoolWorks ~ we do keep applications on file for one year

To apply:

  • Complete the online application form available by clicking on Apply Here below
  • We strongly encourage you to provide a resume ~ you can attach it to your application
  • Professional references are important and make sure that contact information is up to date ~ if we can't reach people we will quickly give up on your application.
  • For horseback guide applicants only, we recommend that you submit short video clips (catching, saddling, mount/dismount, walking).  
  • Please note that it is very important to let us know the dates when you will be available. We expect the crew to arrive in October, ideally for an October 3rd or 10th, 2022 starting date, and the seasonal commitment ends April 30, 2023.

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