Ranch Caretaker Couple needed at Private Mountain Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico

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New Mexico
Job Type
Full Time
Depends on qualifications and arrangements
Date Posted
August 6, 2023
Housing Offered
10+ yrs

Seeking a mature ranch couple who love wild lands and animals, and are looking for long term employment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Care and maintenance of a gorgeous, isolated < 2,000 acre ranch (Wild Life Refuge) in Northern New Mexico, between Santa Fe and Taos, at a high elevation. Owners don’t hunt. They live and work remotely from there, but they travel, and the property requires constant extensive upkeep.
  • We have a few delightful, cooperative horses that require daily cleaning and care, and dogs.
  • We will provide spacious, high-quality, private housing with views.
  • A variety of handy skills, physical strength, mechanical skills, and housekeeping and cooking skills are necessary.
  • Ability to operate (and basic maintenance) of machinery, like ATV’s, UTV’s, a tractor with attachments (hay swather, raker, and baler to harvest hay for horses), chain saw, splitter, snow blowers, solar gates, etc. is necessary.
  • Ability to build and maintain wire and wood fencing.
  • Knowledge of basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical systems, and everyday ranch hand tools.
  • Routine fire mitigation – chain saw dead trees for firewood.
  • Keeping driveways and courtyards plowed in winter using tractor and snow blowers.
  • Trail maintenance with chainsaw (for hiking).
  • Runs to town to pick up owners from the airport, and for supplies, etc.
  • Foreign couples with legal green card status welcome
  • Initial interview by Zoom or similar, unless nearby


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