Equine Operations Director needed at Luxury Guest Ranch in California ~ $75k-$90k

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Alisal Ranch

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Solvang, CA
Job Type
Full Time
$75,000 - $90,000
Date Posted
February 14, 2023
Housing Offered
5-10 yrs

The Alisal Ranch is looking for a full-time Equine Operations Director to oversee all year-round operations of our Barn, Horseback riding program, and kid’s Barnyard.

Located just outside Solvang, California, The Alisal is a beautiful 10,500 acre luxury guest ranch that melds the spirit of the Old West with the inviting charms of today’s most relaxing resorts.

The Equine Operations Director’s responsibilities include and are not limited to the following: the care and maintenance of the horses (120 head); overseeing 25+ person staff, formal training and managing of new and existing barn employees; managing annual barn budgets; barn program development; maintenance and upkeep of all related equipment and barn facilitates; and overseeing guest operations to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all.

This position requires candidates to be self-starting, honest, and flexible. Previous experience and/or education in managing a barn operation, working with budgets, hospitality/hotel management, trail riding, and general ranch maintenance is preferred.

Strong verbal communication skills are necessary as this position reports directly to the General Manager and works closely with Guest Services, the Front Desk, Sales/Marketing, Maintenance/Grounds, and the Recreation department. Must be familiar with P&L documents, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and the internet.

Requires excellent customer service skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and multitasking abilities. This full time, exempt position is available immediately.

Benefits include health insurance including medical, dental, vision and life; generous 401k plan featuring a 50% company match; vacation/sick/holiday pay; and recreational privileges and discounts on dining and merchandise.

Compensation: $75,000-$90,000 annually based on skills and experience. Come join our team!


To be considered for this opportunity, please forward your cover letter & resume via email.

Visit website here: https://www.alisalranch.com/

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