Barn Wrangler
Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch

Now Hiring! Barn Wrangler to live and work on our beautiful, fun farm located in Mendocino County CA

Nestled on over 240 acres in Philo, California

Philo, California
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts immediately! (May 25, 2018)

About Us

Nestled on over 240 acres in Philo, California, Blackbird Farm offers students the chance to learn about and experience sustainable living. Across an 11 day stay, students feed and harvest sustainable organic crops (picking much of what they will eat for their meals right from the garden), tend to farm animals, and learn all about healthy eating. With an overall focus on sustainable living, Blackbird Farm participants are encouraged to create raised-bed gardens to maintain back at their school site and homes, and become ambassadors for healthy eating.

Blackbird Farm is a certified organic, non-profit homestead complete with a garden and a farm plot maintained by visiting student groups, as well as pear, apple, cherry, plum, and walnut orchards. With a large kitchen, Blackbird’s programs provide farm-to-table instruction with classes in cheese making, mustard and jam making, and baking bread, using organic ingredients grown onsite. Students enjoy sleeping in gender-separated yurts, hiking the property, and learning valuable gardening skills they can take home to begin their own gardens.

We are currently looking for a Barn Wrangler who has experience working with horses.

Sleep and Eat

Staff accommodation is mostly communal (shared rooms) with beds, furniture, linens, pillows, and blankets. Staff meals are provided 3 times per day and is the same quality of food as our guests experience. There is a staff dining area and snacks/beverages are available at all times. Must live on site. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Barn Wrangler

The Barn Wrangler is an integral part of Pathways in Education. This position is responsible for all student and staff programming the Farm.


  • Assist with every aspect of barn animal care.

  • Feed barn animals.

  • Keep the barn clean.

  • Support students in experiential learning activities and create a safe environment for them.


  • Experience working in a barn.

  • Knowledge of horses and other animals.

  • Passionate about working with at-risk youth.

  • Commitment to the mission and core values of the company.

  • Bachelor’s degree (in any field) or 4 years equivalent experience in the equine industry (post high school) preferred.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be able to lift 60-80 lbs.

  • Must be willing to complete a medical exam after hire.


$275 per week plus Room & Board.


10 month seasonal, possible room for growth

How to Apply

Please apply online