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 2019 in December. Our season runs from mid-May through mid-September. Applicants must be available during this time.
Seeking an energetic and outgoing self-starter to hold down the fort during our hectic summer season. Applicant needs to be social media savvy, detail oriented, customer focused, and a team player. Organizational and computer skills are a must. Previous administrative experience is a plus.
Our photographer has one of the most fun positions on the ranch. If you like to take photos of people, horses, fishing, and landscapes then this could be the right job for you. The primary focus of the photographer should be to capture special moments with families and forever friends during their vacation. Candidate must be passionate about photography, have the technical know – how that enables you to produce high quality work. Must be extremely adaptable and flexible to work morning and/or evenings depending on the daily activity.
Wrangler and Kids Wrangler:
The wranglers are the face of the CM, as they are responsible for the safety and enjoyment of our guests while they ride. They teach basic horse skills and take out rides suited to the needs of each guest. Wranglers are delegated both a solid wrangling horse and a project horse for the season. The wranglers work both independently and as a team to care for the CM’s herd of about 100 horses. Wranglers should be physically fit, able to saddle 50 horses a day quickly, and lift at least 50 lbs.
The primary responsibility of the kids wrangler is to foster a fun and safe environment in which young riders feel empowered. The kids wrangler must be patient, willing to coach, and present a positive attitude at all times. Previous experience with kids is a plus.
Maintenance workers are responsible for the upkeep of all property owned by the ranch. These guys irrigate, paint, chop wood, and perform light electrical and plumbing repairs. In addition, the maintenance crew is often the first point of contact for our guests at airport pick-ups. Our team must put on their Sunday best and be prepared to welcome guests to the ranch, including a tour of the grounds. Needless to say…a jack of all trades!
Seeking dynamic and flexible team players for the kitchen waitstaff. Responsibilities include opening and closing the kitchen, food prep, dishwashing, maintaining a clean environment, and most importantly, serving three meals a day to our guests and crew. As the Front of the House, the waitstaff develop relationships with guests, maintaining a positive and hospitality oriented attitude at all times. The waitstaff must be physically fit and quick on their feet, task and detail oriented, and strong communicators. Previous serving experience is highly recommended.
Seeking a fun-loving, seasoned, and creative sous chef who is 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. Experience cooking with a dutch over an open fire is a plus, and a hospitality oriented attitude is a must.
The baker’s responsibilities include preparing fresh breads, muffins, pastries, pies, cakes, and cookies daily, in addition to assisting chefs on the line, and cooking over a dutch oven. Creative and conscientious, our baker will prepare custom desserts for guests as needed, with great care to accommodate guests’ various dietary restrictions.
This position requires past experience working with children, high energy, 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).
Housekeeping / Floater:
Housekeeping duties include: daily maid service for the guests; cleaning the common areas, restrooms, lodge, and laundry; dishwashing one day per week, and managing ranch recycling. All CM housekeepers are expected to pitch in the other departments as needed.
Your primary duty as nanny will be to watch management’s child. Light housekeeping duties at the child’s home to help a busy ranch mom is much appreciated. You will at times be asked to help the kids coordinator.
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.