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Ranchlands is seeking a ranch or partnership with a ranch owner as a home for a herd of 1000+ buffalo. For details email We are also now accepting ranch management proposals/inquiries.

Working Together to Live with the Land



here are different opportunities to work with Ranchlands as seasonal staff, Ranchlands Guild apprentices, internships, or volunteers. These positions are available in ranch operations, guest operations, leather craft, marketing, conservation, social media, film and media, and mechanical engineering. Housing is provided on site. Strictly no pets permitted for any of these positions.

To apply for any of these positions, please send a full resume, references, and a cover letter explaining what you value and why you want to work for Ranchlands to For more information on any of these positions, please email us at


Applications are now open for 2018 wrangler positions at Zapata Ranch. Must be a lifelong, very experienced and confident rider to apply, because safety is number one when guiding riders of all levels. This job is not about working with horses, it's about working with the guests of Zapata Ranch. You must have the ability to educate guests about the ecology, history, and biodiversity of the ranch and surrounding areas as well as the Ranchlands mission, all while providing outstanding outdoor experiences. A background or proven interest in biology, ecology, agriculture, hospitality, outdoor sports, or conservation is favored. Strictly no dogs or pets. Shared housing on ranch. This position is seasonal and runs May 1st - October 31st, 2018. Applicants must be 21 and over. Please include references and put 'wrangler position' in subject line when applying.

Zapata Ranch Assistant Cook

Ranchlands is seeking an assistant cook for April 15th - October 2018 at Zapata Ranch. We are looking for someone with proven cooking skills, a great attitude, outstanding work ethic, team and detail oriented, and strong organization skills. Must be able to manage the kitchen solo for 1.5 days of the week during the head cook’s days off. This position does not include any horse riding at all. Strictly no pets. Recommended for someone passionate about food, hospitality and the great outdoors as there are wonderful opportunities to hike and camp in the surrounding areas during time off.

Ranch Photography Internship

Ranchlands is seeking a six-month intern to assist in ranch work and digital media production. The position includes a significant amount of hands-on ranch work with the ranch crews in addition to shooting and filming. Preferred applicants will have a diverse media portfolio and relevant experience or a proven interest in agriculture, conservation, ecology, or outdoor sports. Experience in video a bonus, but not essential. Camera, computer, and editing software are provided as needed. Please include a link to at least 15 of your best images when applying.

Leathershop Internship

Ranchlands is seeking a six-month intern for our leathershop. A background or proven interest in handicrafts is favored. Basic leather skills a bonus, but not essential.

Ranch Internships

Ranchlands is seeking six-month ranch interns to work on one of our very remote, large-scale working ranches. Preferred applicants will have some relevant experience or proven interest in a related field, at least intermediate riding skills, and must be prepared to live up to three hours from the nearest grocery store. The internship will provide a hands-on experience in all operations, from fencing and digging pipe lines to moving cattle and participating in grazing planning. This is a great gateway to a ranch apprenticeship for the right candidate.

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