For many individuals, working at a Wyoming Dude and Guest Ranch is a dream come true and looks like the ideal job, and in many ways it is. If you love interacting with people, the outdoors and working very hard it is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding jobs out there. Most Wyoming dude ranch employment is seasonal, but a number of ranches have a few year-round employees.
During the guest season, ranches need a variety of staff with different skills and backgrounds to fill positions ranging from kitchen to wait staff, housekeeping, wranglers, maintenance, office, etc.
While working at a guest ranch is great fun, it means hard work and putting in long hours. The most important thing to remember is that you are there to show the guests a great time during their vacation.
Employment opportunities in all departments which include: servers, housekeepers, office and kitchen staff
Fall 2016 Job Openings
Weekend housekeepers needed!
Housekeeping duties include cleaning guests’ cabins and areas such as the saloon and lodge.
Housekeepers do the laundry and folding, and keep the laundry room tidy. Housekeepers do physical
work every day so good stamina is necessary, and quick but detailed work is required. This would be a
part-time position and work days would be Saturdays and Sundays. The number of hours to expect from
this job is 5-15 per week.
Dining room staff needed!
During the fall/winter/spring, the Vee Bar serves daily breakfast to overnight guests. Breakfasts are
buffet-style. Duties include putting food out and setting up for breakfast, clearing plates, doing dishes,
cleaning up the dining room, and some general cleaning after breakfast. The Vee Bar also serves meals
to conference groups, including lunches and dinners. Most meals are served buffet-style. Dinners are
served to groups ranging from athletic teams to bankers. Dinners are served for up to 50 people. There
are opportunities for weekday and weekend hours. This would be a part-time position and we can work
with your schedule. The number of hours you could expect from this job depends on how many hours
you would like!
Dining room/housekeeping Combination!
We have found in the past that it works well for our staff to combine breakfast and housekeeping duties
to maximize the hours that they are able to get. When applying for a job, make sure to describe your
hours available and interests. If you are an interested candidate don’t hesitate to apply!
Weekend Office Assistant:
Duties will include greeting guests, checking guests in and out of their rooms, coordinating arrivals and
departures with the housekeepers, answering phones, and more. Knowledge of computers is required,
specifically Microsoft Office programs. Light cleaning and other projects may be included on daily task
lists, too. The number of hours to be expected would range from 8-16 hours. We are looking for help
on Saturdays and Sundays, but there is some flexibility to the days and hours depending on your
Please visit our website http://veebar.com/family-guest- ranch/wyoming-dude- ranch-jobs/ for an
Wranglers are responsible for the care of a cavy of 80 horses, preparing
horses for and the guiding of daily trail rides. On the trail, wranglers are
responsible for the safety of horses and guests. We offer two rides a day
approximately two hours in length Monday-Saturday. In addition to the two
hour rides we offer a couple all day and cookout rides during the week.
Previous horse experience is a necessity. To properly accomplish the job
required, a wrangler will be responsible and aware; have a clean western
look, i.e. cowboy hat, boots, jeans, long-sleeved shirt; develop human
relations skills; remember names and faces; communicate effectively on
trails; use safety first as a priority, then enjoyment; learn the area of
operation i.e. mountain and flower names, geology, history etc.; possess an
in-depth knowledge of his horse herd, tack and riding techniques. As a
wrangler at the GVRR you will also need to learn the trails and terrain in a
40 square mile area. This area covers portions of Grand Teton National Park,
Gros Ventre Wilderness, National Elk Refuge and Bridger Teton National
Maintenance personnel are responsible for the care and maintenance of ranch
premises, equipment and building. Maintenance persons will also be
responsible for airport and town runs, so a valid driver’s license and good
driving record are essential. Duties will vary from light construction,
electrical and plumbing to vehicle maintenance and grounds keeping.
Experience in these areas is a plus but not a necessity.
We are looking for an individual with fly fishing experience (no teaching
experience required, but must be passionate about sharing this sport with
others), as well as an interest in general maintenance. Our guide will teach
both children and adults the ins and outs of fly fishing, while keeping our
guests safe, comfortable and engaged. Must love interacting with a wide
variety of people, and be able to handle working with large groups of
This job also involves helping out our full-time maintenance personnel.
Maintenance personnel are responsible for the care and maintenance of ranch
premises, equipment and building. Maintenance persons and the fly fishing
guide will also be responsible for airport and town runs, so a valid
driver’s license and good driving record are essential. Duties will vary
from light construction, electrical and plumbing to vehicle maintenance and
grounds keeping. Experience in these areas is a plus but not a necessity.
The woodsman position is a maintenance type position that involves the
felling and climbing of trees and the cutting/splitting/stacking of
firewood. The woodsman is also responsible for maintaining any equipment
he/she uses. As a maintenance position, woodsman may need to fill in for
maintenance on days off, etc. Experience using chainsaws preferred.
Responsibilities will vary and include meal preparation, salads, soups,
sauces and appetizers. Prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for 20 staff
members each day. Must provide special attention to plate presentation and
grilled foods. Sous chef will assist head chef, help with inventory and
maintain safe and healthy working environment. Will share the clean up
responsibilities (i.e. pots and pans, kitchen cleanliness, etc.) with our
head chef and pastry chef. This is a seasonal position available May
15-October 15. We provide competitive salary, room and board and end of
Our housekeeping and wait staff personnel are a team of about eight
individuals. Duties will be split and shared by each member of the
team-alternating each week with four on housekeeping staff and four on wait
staff. Housekeeping duties include, but are not limited to, daily cleaning
of nine (9) guest cabins, our main lodge, a small exercise room, and
laundering guest cabin linens. Housekeepers also rotate between a nightly
guest cabin turndown services.
Wait staff duties include, but are not limited to, daily meal service to
approximately 40 guests both inside the dining room and outdoors, setting up
and tearing down before and after each meal, basic preparation for each
meal, the making of sack lunches when needed, maintaining the cleanliness of
the kitchen, staff dining room and guest dining room. Because this position
interacts directly with our guests, we encourage our wait staff to learn the
faces and names of our guests and remember the details of their eating
preferences. The more you can learn their preferences and anticipate their
needs, the better their experience will be at our Ranch. Wait staff will
also rotate between dishwashing duties throughout the week and are
responsible for setting up and cleaning up each staff meal.