Ranch Caretaker Couple needed in New Mexico

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Carlsbad, NM
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
July 3, 2020
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Are you seeking a quieter life in the heart of the Brokoff Mountains Wilderness and edge of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park? Our client owns 50,000 acres and has homes in the beautiful and lush valley areas of this region. In addition to defined gardens and orchards, there are six homes on the property. The ranch portion of the estate includes registered longhorns, horses, multiple barns, underground aquifers, and alfalfa hay production. The ranch and homes are used only by the family and their guests — not as a business for vacation rentals.

Our client is looking for a Caretaker Couple to tend to their six homes and surrounding grounds (approximately 5 acres). This is an exceptional long-term, full-time job opportunity for a married couple (with grown or no children) seeking quiet enjoyment and honest work. The ideal Caretaker Couple will take the utmost pride in the upkeep of the homes and landscaping year-round. The property is located 40 miles from central Carlsbad. The Caretaker Couple position reports to Co-Ranch Managers.

What Is Offered:
This opportunity offers a base salary, plus an unfurnished cottage, paid utilities, and a vehicle for work use. The cottage is a one bedroom with large living and kitchen area, 1 & ½ bath, mudroom, wrap around porch, large shade trees, a fenced dog run, and exterior storage. Our client is also offering relocation assistance.

Responsibilities & Requirements:
The ideal Caretaker Couple will have a solid work history in housekeeping and lawn maintenance at a ranch or large estate. The primary responsibilities are to keep the homes and grounds at guest ready level throughout the year and to assist the owner’s with special assignments during their tenure at the ranch. The Caretaker position requires a couple with the ability to work independently, identify problems, and find solutions.


  • Provide immaculate housekeeping for six homes of varying sizes.
  • Coordinate with owners regarding grocery needs. Shop for food and supplies.
  • Special housekeeping and home organizing projects.


  • Total lawn maintenance and pest control for 5 acres surrounding guest homes.
  • Orchard care.
  • Tidying of grounds and sidewalks.
  • Keep fire and barbeque pits maintained and ready for use.
  • General maintenance and troubleshooting for the houses.
  • Maintain/service of the owner’s vehicles, work vehicles, mowers, and four-wheelers.
  • Special groundskeeping and maintenance projects.

To Apply:
If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take this next career step, please send a resume to our email address.

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