Caretaker Couple (Ranch Manager + Domestic Housekeeper) needed near Angel Fire, New Mexico ~ $60k inclusive

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Chacon, NM
Job Type
Full Time, Year round
$60K a year - $30K per employee
Date Posted
March 10, 2024
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

High Alpine ranch is seeking a caretaker couple for a $60k inclusive package.

The Ranch is located approximately 15 miles south of Angel Fire, NM with altitudes around 8,000 – 9,000 feet. The ranch is home to a large resident herd of elk and some deer. The family maintains this ranch primarily for recreation and we are looking for a mature couple without resident children to maintain the houses, grounds and property, vehicles and equipment.

Ranch Manager: This position will be responsible for assistance and upkeep of the ranch headquarters houses and facilities. This employee will be responsible for supporting the housekeeper. This position is full time and “at will”.

Duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Care for land, fence repair, seasonal shredding, road maintenance, check/repair ranch systems.
  • Farming about 40 acres in hay production.
  • Outdoor maintenance, including outdoor drive and parking areas, exterior lighting, maintain and clean fountain and filters, clear walking paths, including clearing snow in the winter.
  • Vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain tools, all the barns and shops and other facilities.
  • Assist with duties at the headquarters, including such things as replacing light bulbs, care of appliances, general maintenance and any other upkeep needed.
  • Make sure all propane, gas and diesel tanks are kept filled at required levels.
  • Help with basic security and surveillance.
  • Help haul trash and debris to the dump.
  • Maintain Motorola Radio System that covers ranch.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and capable of operating heavy equipment.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of most construction and electrical systems.
  • Prior ranch land, garden care, welding, freshwater delivery and irrigation/acequia system experience.
  • Competence in maintaining and repairing farm and road equipment, including tractors, shredders, skid steers, etc.
  • Preferred experience in monitoring elk and deer, helping guide hunters and clean animals during hunting season.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English.
  • Must pass a background check and have a clean driving record.
  • Should be in good physical health.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional holiday and weekend work as needed.
  • Qualify for New Mexico Agricultural Applicator’s license.
  • Communication both promptly and proactively is paramount. Especially emergencies, severe weather events and any all matters involving security and safety at the ranch.
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by Employer.

Housekeeper/Domestic: This position is responsible for the main house/private residence, several guest houses and yard maintenance. This position is part time and “at will”.

Duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning and upkeep of the home, guest houses and some outbuildings.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, including toilets, showers, bathtubs, countertops and sinks.
  • Dusting all furniture, surfaces and baseboards.
  • Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors
  • Making beds and changing towels and linens.
  • Washing dishes and keeping kitchen clean.
  • Knowledge of caring for high end artwork, silver antiques furniture, fine china and crystal.
  • All personal family laundry including wash and fold, ironing if needed, bed linens and kitchen linens.
  • Ability to monitor household supplies and ensure that items needed are stocked and replenished when needed.
  • Empty trash
  • Clean windows, mirrors and other glass surfaces.
  • Maintain guest rooms for visitors.
  • Occasional pet care for family dogs.
  • Clean up after visitors leave, including refrigerators and pantries.
  • Check the plants and watering of the yard when necessary.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English.
  • Computer literacy. Ability to use spreadsheets in reporting duties.
  • Must have previous experience in caring for high-end homes, furniture and finishes.
  • Experience in caring for laundry, linens and delicate fabrics.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools needed for basic housekeeping.
  • Ability to communicate any concerns with Employer and/or overseer on an immediate, prompt and regular basis.

Any additional education or training in housekeeping or hospitality is a bonus.

Schedule: Generally, day work Monday – Friday. When owners and family are present some weekends and extra hours may be needed. Flexibility is a must. These positions can be physically demanding, especially at high altitudes. Employees should be aware of these conditions that may hinder them to do the jobs and essential functions required.


  • $60K Salary – $30K per employee
  • Fully paid health insurance
  • 2,500 square foot 4 BR, 2BA house
  • Paid Utilities
  • Internet
  • Cell phone (if necessary)
  • Tips may supplement when hunters are in residence.
  • One-week paid vacation after being employed for a year.
  • May harvest one Cow elk per year.
  • 2 Vehicles for work related trips


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