Multiple Positions Available at Colorado Dude Ranch – Wrangler, Kitchen, Crew, Maintenance, Kids, + More

Deer Valley Ranch

Email

[email protected]

Phone

719-395-2353

State

Nathrop, CO

Job Type

Seasonal

Salary

$185/week + tips

   

Description :

ALL POSITIONS ARE LISTED BELOW!

Wrangler

The western horsemanship program at Deer Valley Ranch is one of the key elements of our summer ranching season. We own and operate a herd of over 60 horses (mainly Quarter Horse types) and run a 3-level riding program (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). We offer trail rides ranging from local, one-hour rides to six-hour backcountry rides and overnight pack trips. We are seeking experienced horsemen and women who also have a passion for teaching and serving our guests in a kind, informative manner.

Work at the corral not only involves guiding our guests as they ride, but also giving clear, concise instructions, grooming horses, cleaning and caring for tack, raking corrals, and hauling hay. Strong leadership and people skills are required, as well as stamina for long days of hard work.

Previous experience with horses is strongly recommended. First Aid and CPR certifications are required for all of our wranglers. Wranglers must be at least 18 years old.

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Crew (Wait Staff, Housekeeping, & Hospitality)

The majority of our staff are hired for this position which rotates between dining room work, kitchen clean-up and the cleaning of ranch accommodations. These key positions ensure the various needs of our guests are met during their stay on the ranch. The Crew staff (male and female) will work together in small rotating teams to set and serve meals, assist in the kitchen, complete housekeeping tasks, and provide general programming support for ranch activities.

Key requirements for the position:
• Strong work ethic
• Self-awareness
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team
• Verbal communication and “people” skills

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the position!

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Kitchen Assistant

Deer Valley Ranch runs a full kitchen during our peak season (May to October). We serve three meals daily and are looking for high quality staff to assist in the preparation and presentation of meals. Duties include, but may not be limited to: preparing and cooking/baking food, assisting with “off-ranch” meals such as Wrangler’s Breakfasts, serving meals, operating buffets, etc. All Kitchen Assistants work under the direction of the Kitchen Manager.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the position!

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Kid’s Program Assistant

Responsible for assisting the Kid’s Program Director in the planning. coordinating and carrying out of children’s activities. Interacting with our guests and creating a fun, memorable atmosphere for children ages 4-11 is the ultimate end goal for this position.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the position!

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Barista

Deer Valley Ranch is looking to hire baristas to work in our coffeehouse saloon, a full-service coffee shop located on the premises. Candidate must have previous experience making specialty coffee drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, etc.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the position!

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Tennis Coach

We are seeking a dynamic, talented tennis coach for the summer 2018 season. The applicant will be able to design and implement both recreational and instructional schedules for guests interested in tennis. A strong knowledge of tennis, the ability to convey that knowledge in an engaging, informative manner, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is critical. The applicant should have strong communication skills and a desire to provide an exceptional recreational opportunity for our guests.

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Office Assistant

This position will be responsible for assisting the Director of Hospitality and the Ranch Director will all office management and scheduling tasks. These may include, but are not limited to: answering phone calls, responding to general inquiry emails, assisting guests with reservations, check-ins, check-outs, and gift shop purchases, and assisting with the coordination of ranch-wide schedules. The applicant should possess strong organizational and communication skills, be proficient with Microsoft and Windows programs, and be comfortable working independently. Working to ensure our guests have a positive and streamlined experience while planning the logistics of their vacation is the end-goal for this position.

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Ranch Activities Director

The Ranch Activities Director will be responsible for orchestrating and coordinating all ranch-wide activities. In the past, these activities have included softball games, square/line dance night, family game night, ultimate s’mores socials, etc. The applicant will have the ability to work with ranch leadership and summer staff to organize volunteers, estimate number of attendees, execute events, and work with ranch-wide schedules. Having an attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and being an engaging, outgoing worker are all critical for this position.

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Worship Leader

As a Christian family guest and adventure ranch, Deer Valley Ranch is seeking a talented, passionate worship leader for our summer worship services. This position will be responsible for planning, organizing, and leading our twice-weekly worship services. The applicant will be responsible for organizing a worship team, and scheduling/leading weekly rehearsals. Applicant should have at least three years of voice performance experience. Musical instrument talent is strongly recommended, and previous experience with leading worship services is required.

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Maintenance Assistant

We hire a few maintenance/program assistants are hired each summer. Main responsibilities include landscaping, daily pool care, painting, trash removal, lawn care, maintenance and care of ranch vehicles, minor facility repairs and assistance with general programming activities. These staff members are critical in order to provide top-level service to our guests during their Colorado vacation. General knowledge of and experience with mowers, tools, and manual transmissions is recommended but not required.

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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Head Chef

This position is for a dynamic seasonal chef who will be responsible for designing and preparing three meals daily, training and directing a small team of Kitchen Assistants, and operating our full industrial kitchen. The applicant should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment, have a desire to provide an exceptional dining experience for our guests, and be proficient in all food ordering and cost management processes. The position will run from late April to late September 2018 with room and board provided. The Head Chef will work under the management of the President of Deer Valley Ranch. The applicant is required to have at least three years of culinary experience.

Weekly salary, guaranteed tips, and room and board provided for all positions

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RANCH OVERVIEW

For over 60 years Deer Valley Ranch has been bringing families together to experience a true Colorado vacation. Guests experience a variety of adventures through our expeditions – horseback riding, rafting, fly fishing, rock climbing and rappelling, and many more. During their stay they are housed in our comfortably rustic cabins and enjoy a wholesome culinary experience.

To provide the greatest service to our guests, we rely on exceptional summer staff members. Typically aged 18-23, our staff come from across the country from a variety of university and work backgrounds. Serving wholeheartedly for a summer season requires a specific set of personality traits and skills, but most importantly it requires a willingness to serve the Lord and each other, even when the hours are long and the weeks are longer.

Working as part of the Deer Valley Ranch team will not only be the adventure of a lifetime, but it is also an exceptional opportunity to develop your skills as an employee, Christian, and team member through a dynamic work environment. Living, working, and recreating with a core group of fellow Christians for three months will provide you with unparalleled levels of community and fellowship, and our year-round staff is dedicated to serving your needs and equipping you with the skills you’ll need to succeed after Deer Valley.

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If you’re interested in ANY POSITION, please call or forward resume & cover letter to Rebecca:

Phone Number
719-395-2353

Contact Email
[email protected]