Residential Ranch Manager / Couple (w/ Equine exp) needed near Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Chacon, NM
Job Type
Full Time, Year round
Salary is negotiable
Date Posted
April 6, 2024
Housing Offered
5-10 yrs

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

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.

Experience with horses necessary. 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, installing tracks, 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 for supplies, airport pickup, etc.
  • Foreign couples with legal green card status welcome


Forward cover letter & resume to our email address. Initial interview by Zoom or similar, unless nearby.

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