Paradise Guest Ranch

Work in the Big Horn Mountains this Summer!

Would you like to spend your summer at one of the finest Dude Ranches in the West? Not only is Paradise a great place to vacation, but it is also a tremendous place to work - "Where good friends and memories are made". Many of our summer crew create friendships that last a lifetime. 

Paradise Ranch lies 16 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming smack dab in the middle of The Scenic Bighorn Mountains of North Central Wyoming.

About Paradise Guest Ranch

Horseback riding is the featured activity at Paradise but fly fishing, hiking and many other activities play an ever-increasing part of the guest and crew recreation program. Called “ The Jewel of the Bighorns” the historic guest ranch celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2007.

Paradise Ranch is a seasonal operation and as such is open for a four-month season from late May through late September.

The Employee Experience

Spending the summer at Paradise Ranch is an amazing experience. Not only will you be surrounded by over a million acres of the Bighorn National Forest, but you will also be exposed to wonderful folks from throughout the country, many of whom come back to the ranch with their families year after year. At Paradise there truly is "room to run", and hike, fish and ride horseback. Ultimately we are here for our guests, and each year our crew receives great compliments from our guests for exceptional customer service. Most of our crew ends up making life long friends and as we hire for attitude, attitude,  and attitude, the staff ends up being an amazing group of folks to mix and mingle with. When you work at Paradise, you become a part of the ranch family. 

Ideal Candidate

At Paradise we are very team oriented and require that regardless of position our crew pitch in where needed to help all of us do a better job of taking care of our guests. We look for hard workers and although some of our positions do require experience, at Paradise we hire for Attitude, Attitude, & Attitude!

We love to have employees with some musical or other entertainment talent as entertaining our guests is very high on our list. Our goal at the ranch is for both our guests and crew to have the experience of a lifetime!

Room and Board

Employees will be living in dormitory living quarters that are shared with crew of the same gender. Our rooms include twin beds, and shelving/closet space. Each of the dorm buildings includes bathrooms with showers. Also each dorm building has a laundry facility. We also have wireless internet for those who bring a laptop or smart device.

As for the meals at Paradise, we eat with the guests and also get to eat the same awesome food they do! We do not deduct room and board from our crew, it is however considered a part of the compensation package. Most importantly, since we all live, work, and play together, we must and do respect each others space and things.

Employee Perks

Generally, our crew is compensated with a monthly salary and room and board with salaries based on position. End of season bonuses are available for most summer positions for staying the length of agreed upon working dates.

Crew rides, fishing trips and great hiking are all available. Many of our employees are runners and enjoy running an extensive trail system around the ranch during their time off. Several of our crew members are musicians as we do entertain our guests in the evenings throughout the ranch week.

Getting Here and Getting Around

You can either drive to the ranch or fly. If you fly into Casper, Gillette, or Sheridan, Wyoming someone from the ranch will be more than happy to pick you up. For those who drive, we do have crew parking in the back of the ranch. If you do not bring your own vehicle the ranch cannot provide you with one. Either way there is tons to do here at the ranch that keeps people busy.

For Fun

It is important to us for the staff to enjoy their season here at Paradise. Your day off is a great time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. We have tons of different established hiking trails. If you like to fish, we have the French Creek where you can catch cutthroat, rainbows, and brook trout. Also, if the guys down at the barn aren’t too busy, you can enjoy rides.

Our Jobs

Must work through at least August 21st. Our season does extend until the end of September. Available positions include: Housekeepers, Dishwashers, Cooks, Dining Room Servers, Bartender, Maintenance, Office, Wranglers, Fishing Guides, Kid's Program and Shoer/Packer.  

Click here for an updated list of current open positions and full job descriptions.

Assistant Packer

Should have all of the wrangler attributes as well as packing experience. Camp cooking and fly fishing skills are a definite plus.



Previous bartending experience helpful but not required. Must have strong people skills, be guest service oriented,  organized and of course a team player. This is a great job for someone with an active lifestyle....afternoons off!

Fishing Guide

Looking for an avid fly fisherman with guiding experience. Must be outgoing and have the ability to promote the ranch fishing program. Some retail experience helpful. Should have the ability to not only fish well but to also teach beginners and intermediates new skills. This is a great


Responsible for the cleanliness of our cabins, recreation room, laundry room and French Creek Saloon. We need people that are detail oriented and hard working in this position. Help with wait staff and children's dinners two nights a week. Must be willing to fill in for other positions as needed.

Kid's Program

Must be patient, responsible, and able to watch over and plan activities for large groups of children.

Naturalist/Hiking Guide

We are looking for an avid hiker that has a passion for sharing natural history, wildlife, and flora and fauna knowledge with others. Should be a self-starter who can generate excitement in the ranch hiking program. Some trail and landscaping work will be required in between hikes.


Should have all of the wrangler attributes as well as substantial packing experience. Camp cooking and fly fishing skills are a definite plus. Should have experience with teams as well as pack strings and be good with kids and teenagers.

Prep Cook/Sous Chef

Should have substantial line cooking experience.We feature hearty ranch cuisine with a gourmet flair. Pantry and prep experience a definite plus. Looking for a team oriented individual to fit in with our talented kitchen team and wait staff.

Ranch Maintenance Person

Some electrical, plumbing, mechanical, irrigation, carpentry and general fix-it knowledge required. Must be organized and capable of keeping good maintenance records.


This position requires strong customer service orientation. Previous wait experience helpful but not required.



Looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, responsible horsemen and horsewomen. Must have strong people skills and substantial horse experience. Should be versatile and open-minded enough to take part in other jobs related to the ranch as well as ranch activities. Shoeing experience helpful but not required.

How to Apply

You will find detailed job descriptions on our application form on our website. We will only review your application if you are available to work till the end of our family season, which is August 19, 2018. Our season does extend until the end of September.

We are also willing to discuss internships and volunteer opportunities, if you can stay for our entire season.

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