As a Wrangler your job is to create an unforgettable experience for every guest and staff member that visit the barn. Wranglers are responsible for leading guest trail rides, caring for Ranch livestock, and maintaining the barn/corral/arena area. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with and riding horses and must have experience in western riding discipline. The successful candidate will have previous guest services experience. Please note this seasonal position begins in 2024.
All Candidates must be prepared to supply Barn Manager with a Western riding video
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Guide trail rides with Ranch guests, and oversee that all riders stay safe and expectations are exceeded.
Interact with guests to make each ride is safe, educational and fun.
Participate in barn activities such as stagecoach rides, barn dances, breakfast rides, and rodeos.
Assist in the care of herd health, bringing concerns or issues to the Barn Managers attention.
Perform daily chores and ensure tack and supplies are in good working order.
Proactively help coworkers in the barn and throughout the Ranch with day-to-day tasks.
High school diploma and valid, current Drivers License.
Must be able to stand, sit, walk, and move continuously for duration of shift.
5+ years of working with horses in any environment (training, trail rides, competition).
Trained and competent in western riding.
Rodeo experience preferred.
Teamster experience preferred.
Basic equine first aid.
Must be able to life up to 50 lbs with little accommodation.
Previous Wrangler experience in a Hospitality area preferred.
Decisiveness Readiness to make decisions or choices, take action or commit oneself.
Initiative Active efforts to influence events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than passive acceptance. Taking action to achieve goals beyond those called for; originating the action.
Listening Ability to extract information in oral communication i.e. Did the individual hear correctly or incorrectly? Did the individual not follow instructions because of not listening correctly? Did the individual actively assist in clarifying communication through questioning, restating what was heard, and eliciting further contextual understanding?
Practical Learning Demonstration of the desire and ability to learn, mastery of the current job.
Stress Tolerance Stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition i.e. Are there any signs of stress exhibited? Any situations occur that would be stressful? If so, how does it affect the individuals performance?
Team Player Actions are consistent with overall corporate goals and objectives. Facilitates inter-department and intercompany cooperative actions. Does not create non-functional waves. Demonstrates an appreciation for the relationship of the individual roles to the broader organization perspective.
Quality and Work Standards Willingness to do what it takes (nothing is beneath me) to get the job done right. Focus on problem prevention. Individual or group efforts are working towards a goal of zero defects or an error free environment. An attention to detail that ensures superior performance (could include an evaluation of energy).
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.