There is nothing like working at the historical CM Ranch for a season…or in most cases, MANY seasons! The crew at the CM are seasoned ranch hands and adventure-seeking college students from all over the United States, here to help us out while fully engaging in all aspects of ranch life. Heck, you wouldn’t want to work on a ranch if you didn’t harbor fierce love of the outdoors too! We hire a fantastic crew that often returns to work with us for multiple consecutive years. We work extremely hard, go above and beyond for our guest and for each other as a team… and throughout it all, have an absolute blast, make great connections, and forever friendships.
The CM will be hiring for Summer 2017 in January. Our season runs from mid-May through mid-September. Applicants must be available mid May – mid September.
Available positions include: Wrangler, Maintenance, Kitchen Crew, Nanny, Kids Coordinator and Housekeeping/floater.
Wrangler and Kids Wrangler:
The wranglers are responsible for the safety and enjoyment of CM guests while they ride. They teach basic horse skills while taking out rides suited to the needs of each individual guest, as well take care of the CM’s herd of about 100 horses. Wranglers should be physically fit, be able to quickly saddle 50 horses a day, and lift at least 50 lbs.
Maintenance workers are responsible for the upkeep of all property owned by the ranch. These guys irrigate, paint, chop wood, do minor vehicle repair, do airport pick ups, and greet guests as they arrive each Sunday. Needless to say…a jack of all trades!
The kitchen crew has a rotating schedule of serving meals 3 times a day to our guest and crew, cleaning kitchen and dining area, opening and closing the kitchen, dishes, and assisting the chef when needed. You will have one full day off a week. Kitchen crew should be physically fit, able to be on your feet for long periods of time, and move quickly. Previous serving experience is a plus, and need to have a hospitality oriented attitude.
Housekeeping / Floater:
Housekeeping duties includes; daily maid service for the guests, cleaning the common areas, restrooms, lodge, laundry and washing dishes one day a week. Housekeepers are also in charge of recycling, which involves taking the items to the recycling center one day per week. All CM employees are expected to pitch in the other departments if help is needed.
Sous Chef: HIRED
This position requires you to be able to work both independently, and as an assistant to the head chef. The applicant must be flexible, a team player, and have previous experience cooking American Cuisine. Must be able to prepare breakfast for 50 guests and 30 crew members. It will be helpful to have a deep appreciation of the outdoors, be able to cook over an open fire with a dutch oven, and hospitality oriented.
The Baker’s responsibilities include preparing fresh daily breads, muffins, pastries, pies, cakes and cookies. YUM!! Must be able to assist chefs on the line during breakfast and make Monkey Bread for our Wednesday morning breakfast ride.
This position requires past experience working with children, and the desire to work long days in a ranch environment. One must be able to organize children’s activities, scavenger hunts, and assist wranglers with Thursday night kid’s cookout. Would also be responsible for babysitting small children for guests(when needed).
All CM Ranch employees in all departments will be expected to fill in anywhere and everywhere, as necessary.
With proximity to both Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, and a selection of both cabins and houses, The CM offers a variety of lodging options suited for couples, families and groups. Click for details, rates, specials and availability.
The friendly environment at the CM creates plenty of fun for all ages. Generations come together through a variety of activities. Children take daily rides with the kiddy wrangler who makes sure they have lots of fun while learning western riding skills. There are also day and pack trips as well as hiking, swimming and guided fishing with our on staff guide. Click for details and schedules.
The tranquility of Jakey’s Fork and majestic scenery of the CM Ranch provide an exquisite setting for weddings. You may choose from several enchanting locations on the ranch to create your own one-of-a-kind ceremony. Consider bringing the whole wedding party for several days of western-style celebration and festivities, or make it a one-day event.