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January 2013:
Currently we don't have any job openings, but this might change anytime. Please feel free to submit your application, we will keep you in mind!


Wrangler & Ranch Hand

Wranglers are the horsey heart of a guest ranch. Beside your responsibilities around the horses (like grooming, saddling, bridling, matching all sorts of riders with the perfect horse for their abilities, cleaning barn area, leading guest rides, providing instruction to guests, feeding, basic health and hoof care and of course: smiling all day long ;-) and around the ranch (repairs in the cabins, maintenance of trails, woodwork, fencing, cutting stormfall) you must be safety conscious, have excellent communications and interpersonal skills as well as a willingness to perform other duties as assigned. We are a small team and everybody helps out everywhere - if needed.


At the ranch, we work together as a team with one goal in mind: To provide the best vacation experience possible for our guests. This is easy since we are enthusiastic about what we're doing - and this is what we expect from you. Room & Board is provided by us. During your free time, we encourage you to participate in ranch activities such as fishing, hiking, swimming, etc. Working at a guest ranch is strenuous physical work requiring long hours, so we are looking for individuals who are absolutely into living the western lifestyle and sharing all aspects of a guest ranch operation with lots of fun and happiness and in a good mood - no matter how stressful it might get ;-) That’s why we are looking for individuals with knowledge, enthusiasm, lots of energy, and the desire to work hard and love to be part of our team!

Job Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Strong horse and riding background

  • Commitment to Honesty & Excellence, Positive Team Work Attitude

  • Experience with ranch work like fencing, construction, carpentry

  • Extensive experience in operating the chainsaw and powertools

  • A desire to ensure people have the best vacation they can

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - being a "people's" person"!

  • Western dress: hat, boots, shirt

  • Valid Drivers License

  • Occupational First Aid

  • Trail guide certificate is not required but a plus

Please send your applications to Nicole, holiday@crystalwatersranch.com