Ranch Manager needed in Santa Ynez, California ~ $65k-$80k

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Santa Ynez, CA
Job Type
Full Time
Base: $65,000 - $80,000 /yr + housing, ins, more
Date Posted
August 12, 2023
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Beautiful Santa Ynez ranch seeks Ranch Manager committed to low impact, sustainable land and facilities management. This is a full-time position with paid vacations, health insurance and housing. The Manager’s two-bedroom home is set on a secluded, oak-studded ridge.


  • Care for land and infrastructure of a historic multi-building ranch.
  • Oversee a small olive orchard, assist in biodynamic food production, and help with animal care
  • Hire and supervise outside labor and vendors
  • Create budgets, plans and maintain records
  • Organize and maintain tools and equipment
  • Perform basic security and surveillance
  • Assist in producing/gathering various art materials
  • Be on call for emergencies large and small

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Prior land, garden, tree care and irrigation system experience
  • Competence in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical and operating, maintaining, and repairing farm equipment
  • Understanding of maintenance of animal pens
  • Understanding of pond algae
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
  • Must pass a full background check and have a clean driving record

Compensation: Base Salary $65,000 to $80,000 per year also includes 2 bedroom home, all utilities, and health insurance. Final package based upon experience and skills.


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