Ranch Hand needed at Private Ranch Retreat in southwestern Montana ~ Seasonal

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Cameron, MT
Job Type
Competitive. Depends on experience
Date Posted
June 24, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

The ranch is located in the upper Madison River Valley of southwestern Montana, about 30 miles south of Ennis. The ranch encompasses approximately 25,000 acres of deeded land and grazing leases. The owners are committed to conservation and improving the health of the land for wildlife and livestock through responsible grazing management.

The ranch seasonally leases its grass resources for the grazing of stocker cattle. The grazing season is carefully planned out each season to accommodate forage resources consumed by wildlife and to improve the range health through animal impact. Extensive herding is also used to achieve grazing objectives.

The ranch operates as a private retreat for the owners, their friends, family, and guests. The ranch has numerous houses, cabins, and a lodge used to house and entertains guests. The vast landscape provides numerous outdoor activities including guided horseback rides, hunting, fishing, photo safari, hiking, camping, and sport shooting.

Job Description

Duration: June – November 31st, 2023


  • Waterline and ditch management/maintenance
  • Herding to manage grazing objectives
  • Safely and quietly pasture doctoring cattle
  • Trail maintenance
  • Guiding guest trail rides
  • Distributing salt and mineral to cattle
  • Fence repair and construction

The successful candidate must have the following personal qualities:

  • Initiative
  • Self-motivation, self-starting
  • Openness to new ideas and non-traditional techniques of ranch management
  • Collaborative mindset: a team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Common Sense
  • Adaptability
  • Gumption
  • Safety conscious
  • Patience

The successful candidate should have the following work-related skills and abilities:

  • Strong horsemanship skills, ability to ride long hours in rough terrain
  • Personable and professional appearance and presentation
  • Low stress livestock handling experience
  • Animal husbandry
  • Ability to ride ATV
  • Walking, hiking several miles in a day
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours and do rigorous physical work
  • Pasture roping / doctoring ability
  • Fencing experience
  • Waterline and ditch maintenance experience
  • Equipment operation
  • Other mechanical and welding abilities a plus


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