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  • Chef

    Winston
    $3,000.00 / month + tips

    We are seeking a Chef to start immediately and work through the end of our season in early December 2022. Season 2023 from late February through early December is also open for discussion/retainment. 

    • Do you LOVE to cook healthy, delicious, nourishing meals for people?
    • Do you LOVE to make people happy and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
    • Do you LOVE to cook from scratch and use the freshest ingredients possible?
    • Would you LOVE to run your own kitchen making the menus, shopping for all the ingredients and creating all your own dishes?
    • Are you FLEXIBLE and WILLING to accommodate special diets and requests?
    • Are you ORGANIZED and EFFICIENT? 
    • If you answered YES to the above questions, this may be the job for you!

    Season: mid-February to early-December 

    Position Type: Full-time, seasonal. 

    Considerations: We are a small ranch (12 guests max) and we are very remote. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life as we are located 2 hours from the nearest town. There is no cell phone service at the ranch, so this is a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and the important things in life! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets as the ranch has plenty of animals!

    Compensation:

    • Salary $3,000/month.
    • Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can't promise a number, but this often adds another $2,000/month to the salary! 
    • Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room and bathroom behind the kitchen. Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families. 
    • Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
    • Incentives available for finishing the season and returning for more than one season!

    Typical Day: Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. A normal day during our guest season starts at 6 AM and goes until dinner is cleaned up and evening activities are over. One day off per week maximum during the guest season. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western attire is preferred.

    Job Description: 

    • All menu planning, including bringing your own recipes to the table. Menu will fall within the guidelines of Western/Southwestern/Ranch cooking with a healthy twist, using the freshest ingredients possible.
    • Weekly grocery shopping, keeping staples stocked and food service orders.
    • Full food preparation: 3 meals a day for up to 6 nights for a maximum of 18 people when we have guests. 
    • All cleanup including dishes. 
    • Accommodating special dietary needs including but not limited to Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and any Allergies and Sensitivities. 
    • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness & organization in accordance with NM food service permit.

    This job is breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for up to a full week of guests. If you are PASSIONATE about feeding people healthy, delicious, nourishing meals using as many fresh ingredients as possible and ENJOY spending your time in the kitchen this may be the job for you! This is a solo job (no assistants) which is great for those who enjoy working alone and running their own kitchen!

    A background and credit check will be required prior to a job offer. We require staff to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to follow current New Mexico protocols. 

    Please look at our website www.geronimoranch.com to learn more about the ranch.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets, spouses, or families. Thank you for understanding. 

  • Head Wrangler/Horse Trainer

    Winston
    $3,000.00 / month + tips

    Experienced Horse Person Needed for Head Wrangler/ Horse Trainer Position at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! (+ Free Housing and Meals!)


    • Do you LOVE working with horses and feel you understand them?
    • Do you have EXPERIENCE working with and TRAINING HORSES that are young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky and/or rank? 
    • Do you use NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP TECHNIQUES?
    • Do you LOVE to MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
    • Are you SAFETY CONSCIOUS and have an EYE FOR DETAILS?
    • Do you LOVE to have a VARIETY of different things you do every day in your job? 
    • Do you get a feeling of SATISFACTION from putting in a FULL DAY'S WORK and giving it your ALL?
    • If you answered YES to ALL the above questions, this may be the job for you!

    Season: February to early December 2022. Winter work can be discussed.

    Position Type: Full-time, seasonal. Year-round work can be discussed if interested! 

    Considerations: We are a small ranch (12 guests max) and we are very remote. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life as we are located 2 hours from the nearest town. There is no cell phone service at the ranch, so this is a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and the important things in life! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets or personal horses as the ranch has plenty of animals!

    Compensation:

    • Salary $3,000/month.
    • Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can't promise a number, but this often added about $2,000/month to the salary!) 
    • Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room in a co-ed house with a full kitchen, one bathroom and living area, shared with two other people. Eating our chef's delicious meals with our guests is a huge bonus! Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families. 
    • Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
    • Incentives are available for finishing the season and returning for more than one season!

    Typical Day: Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. A normal day during our guest season starts at 6 AM and goes until evening activities are over. Entertaining and spending time with the guests is also a key element of a job at the ranch: during the day as well as evening activities (campfires, line dancing, games, or movies, etc.) until 10 PM each evening. One day off per week maximum during the guest season. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well-groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western attire is required.

    Job Description:

    • Working with and training new horses to become guest horses. Must have experience and feel comfortable working with young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky, and/or rank horses. 
    • Wrangler: Leading or following rides with guests as necessary. Must be a quick learner - you will need to learn our trails, how we do everything and about our horses within 1-2 weeks of arrival! Must be flexible and willing to do things our way. Must pay close attention to guests' safety. If you have current Wilderness First Aid training that is a huge bonus! 
    • Horse Care: Loading and unloading hay (must be able to lift multiple 80 lb bales!), feeding, doctoring, brushing, saddling multiple horses, picking multiple horses' feet, scooping lots of poop! 
    • Ranch work: Cleaning, oiling tack and boots, fixing fence, painting, staining, other maintenance, watering flowers, anything else that needs to be done!
    • Hiking: Guiding some trips to Archeological and Historical sites and scenic viewpoints as guests desire.
    • Housekeeping: Helping clean the 4 ranch cabins once a week after each group of guests leaves and cleaning other ranch buildings as necessary at least once a week. Attention to detail is necessary. This task will be shared with one other staff member.
    • Entertaining and spending time with the guests: during the day as well as evening campfires, line dancing, games or movies as they desire until 10 PM each evening.

    Previous experience working with horses is required. A background check will be required prior to a job offer. We require staff to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to follow current New Mexico protocols. 

    A job at our ranch requires a fast learner, a motivated self-starter and ability to work independently with little supervision. Versatility and flexibility are needed for this job's multiple roles. Fitness and strength are necessary for this very active job! 

    One Person, Many Hats! We are looking for an upbeat, conscientious, and dynamic individual!

    Please look at our website www.geronimoranch.com to learn more about the ranch.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate personal horses, pets, spouses, or families. Thank you for understanding. 

  • Experienced Wrangler

    Winston
    $2,000.00 / month + tips

    Experienced Horse Person Needed for Wrangler Position at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! (+ Free Housing and Meals!)


    • Do you LOVE WORKING with HORSES and feel you understand them?
    • Do you have EXPERIENCE working with horses that are young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky and/or rank? 
    • Do you LOVE to MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
    • Are you SAFETY CONSCIOUS and do you have an EYE FOR DETAILS?
    • Do you LOVE to have a VARIETY of different things you do every day in your job? 
    • Do you get a feeling of SATISFACTION from putting in a FULL DAY'S WORK and giving it your ALL?
    • If you answered YES to the above questions, this may be the job for you!

    Season: February to early December 2022

    Position Type: Full-time, seasonal. 

    Considerations: We are a small ranch (12 guests max) and we are very remote. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life as we are located 2 hours from the nearest town. There is no cell phone service at the ranch, so this is a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and the important things in life! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets or personal horses as the ranch has plenty of animals!

    Compensation:

    • Salary $2,000/month.
    • Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can't promise a number, but this often almost doubles the salary!) 
    • Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room in a house with a full kitchen, one bathroom and living area, shared with two other people. Eating our chef's delicious meals with our guests is a huge bonus! Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families. 
    • Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
    • Incentives are available for finishing the season and returning for more than one season!

    Typical Day: Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. A normal day during our guest season starts at 6 AM and goes until evening activities are over. Entertaining and spending time with the guests is also a key element of a job at the ranch: during the day as well as evening activities (campfires, line dancing, games, or movies, etc.) until 10 PM each evening. One day off per week maximum during the guest season. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well-groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western attire is required.

    Job Description:

    • Working with and training new horses to become guest horses. Must have experience and feel comfortable working with young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky, and/or rank horses. 
    • Wrangler: Leading or following rides with guests as necessary. Must be a quick learner - you will need to learn our trails, how we do everything and about our horses within 1-2 weeks of arrival! Must be flexible and willing to do things our way. Must pay close attention to guests' safety. If you have current Wilderness First Aid training that is a huge bonus! 
    • Horse Care: Loading and unloading hay (must be able to lift multiple 80 lb bales!), feeding, doctoring, brushing, saddling multiple horses, picking multiple horses' feet, scooping lots of poop! 
    • Ranch work: Cleaning, oiling tack and boots, fixing fence, painting, staining, other maintenance, watering flowers, anything else that needs to be done!
    • Hiking: Guiding some trips to Archeological and Historical sites and scenic viewpoints as guests desire.
    • Housekeeping: Helping clean the 4 ranch cabins once a week after each group of guests leaves and cleaning other ranch buildings as necessary at least once a week. Attention to detail is necessary. This task will be shared with one other staff member.
    • Entertaining and spending time with the guests: during the day as well as evening campfires, line dancing, games or movies as they desire until 10 PM each evening.

    Previous experience working with horses is required. A background check will be required prior to a job offer. We require staff to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to follow current New Mexico protocols. 

    A job at our ranch requires a fast learner, a motivated self-starter and ability to work independently with little supervision. Versatility and flexibility are needed for this job's multiple roles. Fitness and strength are necessary for this very active job! 

    One Person, Many Hats! We are looking for an upbeat, conscientious, and dynamic individual!

    Please look at our website www.geronimoranch.com to learn more about the ranch.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate personal horses, pets, spouses, or families. Thank you for understanding. 

How to Apply

Please email the following to info@geronimoranch.com:

  • Cover letter - what applicable experience do you have and why would you be an asset to our operation
  • Earliest date you can start work at the ranch? Date you can work until?
  • Resume highlighting your applicable experience.
  • References - written letters or contact information for 3 former employers.
  • If applying for a Wrangler position, please provide video(s) of your riding and training skills with horses. 

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED


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