Sundance Trail Guest Ranch
Profile Jobs

Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for jobs that start between May 1st, 2024 and September 30th, 2024.

  • Children's Wrangler

    Barn Staff
    $14.42 / hour + tips

    All duties and abilities of the Wrangler position in addition to:

    • Experience working with children (2+ years)
    • High level of safety consciousness and attention to detail
    • Inexhaustible reserves of patience and energy!
  • Lodge Staff

    Red Feather Lakes
    $14.42 / hour + tips

    Lodge Staff consists of both Housekeeping and Dishwashing. This person does a bunch of different things each day. You start with some Breakfast service, then wash some dishes, do some housekeeping. Possibly then go for a hike or out to the rifle range, back to help with supper service and dishwashing or maybe leading the evening hike or other activity.

    DUTIES:

    • Set tables
    • Assist kitchen staff with meal prep prior to each meal
    • Bussing tables during meals
    • Ensuring guests are satisfied during meals (Are drink pitchers full? Do serving platters need refilling?)
    • Washing Dishes and storing them after each meal
    • Cleaning dining room after each meal
    • Assisting Head/Assistant Cook with any kitchen duties necessary throughout day
    • Ensuring health code standards are kept up on a daily basis
    • Closing kitchen down each evening
    • Cleaning guest suites thoroughly each Wednesday and Saturday according to Ranch owner’s standards
    • Maintaining cleanliness of common areas (Dining room, bathrooms, recreation area, living room area) *this sometimes will mean cleaning the same room more than once a day – having fun can be messy!
    • Managing a never-ending, overwhelming amount of laundry! Basically constantly cycling laundry throughout the day.
    • Ensuring housekeeping storage and laundry areas remain clean and organized
    • Watering and maintaining flowers in planter boxes
    • Sweeping decks and porches each day
    • Picking up all trash and clutter as you find it
    • Ensuring every small guest need is met (humidifiers, extra blankets, fans, etc.)

    Housing is included along with healthy meals. You may also partake of all ranch activities at no charge.  Our compensation package consists of base hourly wage of $14.42 and an equal share of the the weekly tip pool. Typically staff work a 40 hour work week, usually (5 days per week with 2 days off). Any hours over 40 will be pre-arranged and will be time and a half of the hourly rate.

  • Wrangler

    Barn Staff
    Red Feather Lakes
    $14.42 / hour + tips

    REPORTS TO: Barn Manager/Head Wrangler*
    *meaning you will report to head wrangler on an hour-to-hour basis with the barn manager being your ultimate supervisor

    DUTIES:

    • Feed horses 2x/day (shared with other wranglers - not everyday)
    • Eat meals with guests and entertain throughout day
    • Catch, groom, and saddle horses for rides after breakfast each day
    • Lead rides at discretion of Head Wrangler
    • Tell ranch stories (provided) and entertain guests on rides
    • Ensure high standard of safety during rides
    • Current CPR certification
    • Ensure high standard of horse care
    • Assist other areas of the ranch are in good order (kitchen, housekeeping) throughout day
    • Attend evening guest activities
    • Assist with Saturday afternoon housekeeping

    ABILITIES:

    • Proficient horseback rider
    • Basic Knowledge of equine first aid
    • CPR certified
    • Outgoing and friendly personality
    • Self-starter
    • Customer service minded
    • Ability to take direction
    • Ability to work as a team
    • Honesty and open communication skills
    • Flexibility to accomplish a wide variety of tasks within a day

    Housing is included along with healthy meals. You may also partake of all ranch activities at no charge.  Our compensation package consists of base hourly wage and an equal share of the the weekly tip pool. Typically staff work a 40 hour work week, usually (5 days per week with 2 days off). Any hours over 40 will be pre-arranged and will be time and a half of the hourly rate

  • Head Cook

    Red Feather Lakes
    $16.00 / hour + tips
    • Create and Execute Weekly Menu Plan
      • Write a basic weekly menu template
      • Allocate meal responsibilities (Will you cook all three meals? Will Assistant Cook take charge of breakfast?)
      • Ensure that all meals are prepared in a timely fashion and to guests' liking
      • Ensure baked goods are prepared each day (Or allocate to Assistant Cook)
    • Oversee Kitchen Staff
      • Ensure that Assistant Cook and Dishwasher are following health code standards, preparing quality food in a timely manner, and cleaning the kitchen daily to ranch standard
    • Draft Food order for House Manager’s approval
    • Ensure that ALL guest dietary needs/desires are met.
      • This is NOT a Michelin Star restaurant. We are flexible to what our guests need and want – even if that means serving chicken nuggets or ketchup with steak. Our “product” is a delighted guest, not a fine dining plate presentation
    • Ensure Cleanliness & Safety in Kitchen
      • Follow Health Code Standards exactly
      • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen at all times
      • Make sure that food items and leftovers are stored properly

    ABILITIES:

    • Cooking Experience (5 years +) preferably for large crowds
    • Management Experience (1 year or equivalent experience)
    • Ability to work as a team
    • Ability to work calmly under pressure
    • Self-starter
    • Hospitality mindset
    • Exceptionally high standard of cleanliness
    • Organizational capabilities
    • Flexibility – ability to change your personal plans/desires to suit all kinds of guest requests
    • Ability to take direction from General Manager (Ellen) and House Manager (and not contradict their directions to your staff)
    • Honesty and open communication skills

    Housing is included along with healthy meals. You may also partake of all ranch activities at no charge.  Our compensation package consists of a base hourly wage of $15.00, negotiable, and an equal share of the weekly tip pool. Typically staff works a 40-hour work week, usually (5 days per week with 2 days off). Any hours over 40 will be pre-arranged and will be time and a half of the hourly rate

  • Assistant Cook

    Hospitality
    Red Feather Lakes
    $14.42 - $15.00 / hour + tips

    REPORTS TO: Hospitality Manager/Head Cook*
    *meaning you will report to the Head Cook on an hour-to-hour basis while working, but your ultimate supervisor is the Hospitality Manager.

    DUTIES:

    • Execute Weekly Meal Plan at Discretion of Head Cook
      • Head Cook will discern which meals you will be solely in charge of, or you will assist him/her with all three meals each day.
      • Ensure baked goods are sent out for guests each day
      • Ensure all guest dietary needs/desires are met.
        • This is NOT a Michelin Star restaurant. We are flexible to what our guests need and want – even if that means serving chicken nuggets or ketchup with steak. Our “product” is a delighted guest, not a fine dining plate presentation
    • Follow Health Code mandates
      • Ensure constant cleanliness in the kitchen
      • Ensure food is properly/safely stored
      • Ensure other members of kitchen staff and outside staff visiting the kitchen are in compliance
    • Generally Assist the Head Cook
      • Alert to food items needed to be purchased
      • Follow direction to ensure timely preparation and serving of each meal

    ABILITIES:

    • Cooking Experience (1+ years) preferably for large crowds
    • Ability to take direction
    • Honesty and open communication
    • Exceptionally high standard of cleanliness
    • Organizational Capabilities
    • Ability to work as a team
    • Self-starter
    • Hospitality experience/customer service mindset
    • Flexibility – ability to change your personal plans/desires to suit all kinds of guest requests
    • Ability to work calmly under pressure

How to Apply

On the employment pages of our website, you will find detailed job descriptions, expectations, and our application. Link found at bottom of every webpage, called Ranch Jobs - Employment.  You will find lots more about the culture of Sundance Trail on our Secret Staff Pages. You can find the link to the Secret Staff Pages at the very bottom of each page of our website in very tiny print "Staff Login." The password is 9702241222 which is our phone number and is printed right there on the page!

If you believe this is the place for you, please complete and submit our online application.


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