Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch is seeking qualified and experienced Ranch and Hospitality personnel who are able to work harmoniously with guests and fellow employees. We currently have housekeeping positions available for the 2015 Guest Season. Please call the ranch at 970-437-5345 and talk to Sheila, the House Manager if you are interested. If you are applying for any other position, please feel free to fill out an application online and send your resume if you have one. Applications and resumes are kept on file for a year in case we have any other position open up during the season.
1. Communicate with fellow employees daily about chores, etc.
2. Oversee proper completion of basic daily chores or tasks, including maintenance, landscape, etc.
3. Create a routine for maintenance of buildings, landscape, etc.
4. Ensure landscaping and cleanliness of pool and hot tub areas.
5. Ensure filling and spreading manure is done on a regular basis.
6. Monitor and maintain pool and hot tub chemicals and temperatures of both. Manage pool supplies as well.
7. Assist with answering Ranch telephones.
8. Keep shop and barn equipment in a clean and organized manner.
9. Ensure adult beverages are well stocked to account for guest needs.
10. Assist with cattle and/or horse chores as needed.
11. Assist in feeding and taking care of house pets while owners are out of town.
12. Complete Ranch Manager Assistant duties as needed.
13. Other duties as assigned.
1. Good communication
2. Pleasant, friendly and cooperative
7. Accountable Job Experience:
· General landscaping knowledge
· Carpentry and wood working experience
· Entry level plumbing and electrical experience
· Entry level landscaping and tractor equipment use and repair
1. Feed horses daily or every other day, depending on need.
2. Ensure salt blocks and lick tubs (when available) are distributed to horse pastures.
3. Proper completion of basic daily chores or tasks, (filling water tanks, administering medications etc., checking on sick or injured horses.)
4. Communicate and come to an agreement with fellow wranglers in proper care of horses and riding technique. Meet nightly with fellow wranglers about the next day’s events; communicate with owners, if necessary.
5. Fit guests to saddles/horses making sure saddle and bridle fits horse correctly. Be available for guest assistance during saddling. Do not saddle own horse until ALL guests have been saddled.
6. Fly spray horses after saddling if needed.
7. Assist haltering each horse being ridden that day. Assist guests tying and feeding horses prior to breakfast.
8. Bridle all horses for guests.
9. Educate guests about horsemanship and cattle when appropriate in certain situations. Split guests up if needed to accommodate different levels of riders.
10. Ensure all cinches are checked shortly after riding out.
11. Instruct proper riding positions for guests when moving cattle.
12. Help special needs guests to make them feel comfortable so they can advance in confidence and skill during the week. (i.e. beginner riders, elderly, fearful guests, etc.).
13. Pay equal attention to all guests.
14. Allow guests to lope in sand draws only. Do not let guests run/trot up or down hill.
15. Thoroughly pick hooves of every horse being ridden (divide between all wranglers).
16. Maintain all outdoor areas by barn by poop scooping and keeping all tack and barn items picked up and put away.
17. Keep tack room, feed room and all barn related equipment and supplies in a clean and organized manner. Everything in its proper place.
18. Bring in the horse herd alternating between self and fellow wranglers every morning. Gathering must be done on horseback.
19. If horse stalls are being used by ranch, ensure stalls are cleaned daily and water is refreshed along with daily feeding of stalled horse in addition to whatever medication or medical treatment is needed.
20. Maintain inventory of all barn equipment, medications, first aid supplies and tack and restock when needed.
21. Communicate with owners on project horses’ progress.
22. Fill out and give to office, any and all documentation necessary for “accident reports.” Confirm the report with witnesses of the accident and the guest who was injured or involved.
23. Travel with first aid kit whenever riding, keep stocked during season.
24. Write monthly paragraph on wrangler’s news for newsletter.
25. Maintain a close eye on herd for saddle sores, hoof, leg, or foot injuries or any additional concerns and report to Darcy.
26. Report to Cattle Manager any cattle with hoof rot, leg or foot injuries, pink eye, or any additional concerns about individual cow/calf pairs.
27. Assist keeping detailed cattle records of numbers of cow/calf pairs, arriving/tags; numbers/colors for each cattle owner.
28. Assist keeping detailed records and necessary proof of death, by record in book advising ranch owners and contact with cattle owners upon death and/or need to get cattle to vet. Proof of death is tag number, and if no tag number, then hide cut with brand and full description of animal.
29. Assist managing grazing of pastures and rotate when necessary.
30. Assist keeping track of each cattle owner’s salt and mineral inventory and distribution to his herd.
31. Assist keeping detailed records of medicines administered and cow/calf treated; when, where, how, with what, etc.
32. Report any noxious weeds encountered.
33. Other duties as assigned.
1. Good team working skills
2. Ability to keep guests, horses, and cattle a priority
3. Responsible and accountable
4. Good time management skills
5. Good communication
6. Good knowledge of all around horse care and skills
7. Riding experience
8. Knowledge of training horses
10. Able to build rapport and teach guests
11. Give constructive feedback
13. Willingness to help above and beyond
14. Creative planning of the day’s activities/be adaptable
15. Work well with others
16. Good organization skills
17. Knowledge of tack used and/or needed
18. Ability to handle emergency situations calmly
19. Neat, clean and professional
20. Clean up after yourself when working and when off
21. Good note-taking skills
· First aid and CPR certified, preferred
· 2-4 years working with horses
· People skills and customer service experience
Clean guest rooms and main house along with assisting prepping meals, serving and clean-up.
Ensures the guests’ experience is unforgettable while ensuring that everything around the guest house runs efficiently.
Assist Horse Manager, Cattle Manager, and Ranch Manager on an as needed/prioritized basis with final approval of daily and/or weekly schedule from Tom.
Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. If you are offered a position, you will be required to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
No agencies please.