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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: full time staff, seasonal staff, Ranchlands Guild, internships and volunteering. These positions are available in ranch operations, guest operations, leather craft, marketing, conservation, social media, film and media and mechanical engineering.

Successful candidates for Ranchlands Management Guild and internships will be placed on any one of Ranchlands’ properties and often times are rotated to experience different operations and environments.

For more information for 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, this is because safety is number one when guiding riders of all levels. This job is not about working with horses, it's about working with people. You must have the ability to educate about the ecology, history, biodiversity of the ranch and surrounding areas as well as the Ranchlands mission 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. Please send full resume, references and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Ranchlands and what is important in living your life to Wrangler position is seasonal and starts May 1st - October 31st 2018. Applicants must be 21 and over. Please put 'wrangler position' in subject line.

Zapata Ranch Assistant Cook

Zapata Ranch is looking for an assistant cook for April 15th - October 2018. We are looking for someone with proven cooking skills, great attitude, outstanding work ethic, team and detail oriented, and naturally organized. 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 in time off.

Education and Hospitality Internship

Ranchlands is seeking an enthusiastic individual with great communication skills to assist with our education and guest programs. Must have a proven interest in conservation or the outdoors, enjoy working with children and have good organizational skills to manage and coordinate outreach programs based on the ranch. Biology, environmental science or related experience a bonus, but not essential. You will be a full time member of the ranch team and assisting with ranch work on occasion.

Email your full resume, a letter explaining why you'd like to work for Ranchlands and what makes you happy in living your life to Position begins mid February.

Ranch Internships

Ranchlands is looking for a ranch intern to begin Nov 1st. This internship is a minimum of 6 months and is based on a very remote large scale working ranch.

Preferred applicants will have some relevant experience or proven interest in a related field, be at least an intermediate rider and prepared to live 3 hours from the nearest grocery store. The internship will provide a hands on experience in all operations, from fencing, digging pipe lines, moving cattle to participating in grazing plans. This is a great gateway in to a ranch apprenticeship for the right person.

We will also have a ranch internship available in Spring 2018, applications are open now.

To apply please email with a full resume, a letter explaining why you want to work for Ranchlands and what makes you happy in living your life.

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