Dude Ranch Employment Opportunities


We are now accepting applications for the summer of 2015! We are  looking to fill the following positions: 

  • Experienced Breakfast Cook (Baking & Pastry Skills a plus)

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We will begin reviewing applications at the beginning of  February. Please take your time and really have your unique personality stand out on your application! 

Another way to shine above the crowd is to write a blog post about us. We love people that can communicate their love of horses, the western lifestyle and hospitality. Link to Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch and note it on your application!

Work For Our Dude Ranch!

For 2015 we are looking for:

  • Breakfast Staff/Kitchen Help 

Breakfast Staff / Kitchen helpers duties rotate between breakfast prep, lunch needs, and helping with dinner service. Helping as needed in both departments. Job experience preferred but not necessary. Staff must be team players able to work with minimal supervision and able to take directions from a supervisor. The position requires a flexible person willing to work long hours dependent on guest counts. When time permits we encourage our staff to ride horses, participate in white water rafting and participate in evening activities. The position pays an hourly wage plus tips and includes room and board.

Because our housekeeping and kitchen staff our on the front line helping our guests, a clean and professional western appearance of western button downs, clean jeans, and cowboys boots. We do provide additional uniform for dinner service. The ranch is open from May 29th through the end of September and we will be looking for folks who can stay through at least the middle of August, preferable longer.

For both positions, please read our job requirements and skills to set you apart from the crowd.

Minimum job requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Physically fit and able to lift 75 pounds
  • Willing to work long hours
  • Clean driving record
  • Current first aid and CPR
  • Have skills in western riding and horsemanship, experience in working with a herd.
  • Be a willing team player and work on your own with little supervision.

Skills which set you apart (and help you get the job):

  • Experience in giving horseback riding instruction, experience leading trail rides
  • Experience with fly fishing, spin fishing, trap shooting, archery
  • Dancing – line or swing
  • Musical talents – singer or guitar player?  Piano works as well.
  • Experience working with kids and organizing activities
  • Hiking, Interpretive walks
  • Carpentry, mechanical, welding

This position includes salary, tips plus room and board

Please hold off until February 2015 before contacting us about your application! We appreciate your patience and will post promptly! 

Fill out our application here on our online form.