Employment

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.

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Job Summary: Oversee and manage all aspects of maintaining physical ranch operations such as equipment, buildings, landscape, etc. and assign tasks or responsibilities to fellow employees or his/her supervisor in order to operate the ranch in the most efficient and responsible way possible.

Job Responsibilities:

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.

Job Skills:

1. Good communication

2. Pleasant, friendly and cooperative

3. Respectful

4. Disciplined

5. Organized

6. Self-starter

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

Job Summary: Manage all aspects of horse care, horsemanship, barn and feed management and doctoring of horses. Over communicate with owners as to what you are doing, when, where, etc., with or without guests. Work on project horses when time allows and re-educate dude horses if and when they get sour. Do not be abusive to any animal EVER. Discipline is allowed, abuse is not. Work with owners to rotate and use horses on an even schedule. Ensure horses are used evenly and have equal amount of time off as well as when being used. Operate the “barn” in the most efficient and responsible way possible, causing the least amount of stress to horses and cattle. One of our goals is to provide professional education to guests relating to horsemanship, horse care, cattle, ranch history and cowboy life. When instructing guests on riding, be firm but not aggressive; be helpful, but not bossy. Be willing to do any task asked of you by a guest (within reason.)

Job Responsibilities:

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.

Job Skills:

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

9. Cooperative

10. Able to build rapport and teach guests

11. Give constructive feedback

12. Patience

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

Job Experience:

· First aid and CPR certified, preferred

· 2-4 years working with horses

· People skills and customer service experience

Job Summary:

Clean guest rooms and main house along with assisting prepping meals, serving and clean-up.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Thoroughly clean all Cabins and Bunkhouse rooms after check-out to immaculate condition.
  2. Keep track of lodging and cleaning inventory and ensure supplies are well stocked.
  3. Complete Ranch laundry and dishes daily/weekly.
  4. Complete guest laundry and requests as needed.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

  1. Must possess comforting and patient personality
  2. Be able to complete duties thoroughly
  3. Detail oriented
  4. Great communication
  5. Willing to help out wherever needed
  6. Have flexible time schedules, may be required to work irregular hours
  7. Ability to plan and organize
  8. Great work and time management skills
  9. Initiative
  10. Integrity
  11. Adaptability
  12. Excellent teamwork

Job Experience:

  • 2+ years experience applicable guest house relations
  • Hospitality background a plus

Job Summary:

Ensures the guests’ experience is unforgettable while ensuring that everything around the guest house runs efficiently.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Plan meals and dining schedule to ensure all meals are planned every day/week. Verify with Owners weekly on special diets/requests for guests.
  2. Ensure groceries & kitchen supplies are well stocked to account for weekly menus and special diets/requests.
  3. Ensure that the main house is clean and presentable for guest use at all times.
  4. Communicates with Wranglers ensuring meals are prepared and ready on time.
  5. Assists with answering Ranch telephones.
  6. Oversees Ranch dishes are done daily/weekly.
  7. Feeds and cares for house pets while owners are out of town.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

  1. Must possess comforting and patient personality
  2. Great communication
  3. Have flexible time schedules, may be required to work irregular hours
  4. Ability to plan and organize
  5. Great work and time management skills
  6. Initiative
  7. Integrity
  8. Adaptability
  9. Excellent teamwork

Job Experience:

  • 2+ years experience applicable guest house relations
  • Experience supervising employees
  • Hospitality background a plus

 

Job Summary:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Complete morning and afternoon chores according to a task list without fail; coordinate with fellow wranglers to make sure this is completed each day.
  2. Basic care of horses and cattle on a daily basis.
  3. Keep tack room, feed room and all barn related equipment in a clean and organized manner. Everything in its proper place.
  4. Available for guest assistance during saddling. Assist haltering each horse being ridden that day. Assist guests tying and feeding horses prior to breakfast.
  5. Bridle all horses for guests.
  6. Maintain a close eye on herd for saddle sores, hoof, leg or foot injuries or any additional concerns about individual horses.
  7. Keep barn area, staff area, indoor arena and general appearance of ranch immaculate.
  8. Alternate bringing in herd each morning according to Horse Manager’s directions.
  9. Pick Hooves and Fly Spray (if necessary) every horse being ridden prior to guests arriving for saddling each morning.
  10. Scoop poop during morning saddling routine, as guests are in corral; in arena areas immediately after riding to prevent fly problems; on main roads, hitching area, stalls and corrals at the end of each day. Empty poop wheelbarrow daily.
  11. Sweep barn, porch, feed and stall areas daily to avoid potential rodent problems.
  12. Instruct guests on riding and adjust any necessary tack changes when in the saddle according to guests’ will.
  13. Educate guests about horsemanship and cattle when appropriate in certain situations.
  14. Keep track of personal experience with each horse ridden, project or dude horses and document and give documentation to barn manager.
  15. Feed horses in pastures weekly.
  16. Weekly House chores.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

  1. Good organizational skills
  2. Excellent Tool knowledge
  3. Self-motivation to take responsibility for tasks that need to be completed for the good of the ranch
  4. Conduct self in a friendly, professional and cooperative manner
  5. Good communication skills
  6. Responsible and accountable
  7. Willingness to be flexible
  8. Complete job from start to finish

Job Experience:

  • Experience in general maintenance including carpentry
  • Experience in landscaping and operation of equipment
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of farm/tractor equipment

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.