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 Wrangler positions at Zapata Ranch 2019. As a wrangler your main priority is to provide an exceptional outdoor experience for all guests. You will ride with guests across the ranch, with the bison herd, across the National Park and wilderness areas and on ranch cattle moves. We do not ride nose-to-tail or on trails on the ranch. You must be an experienced life-long and confident rider to apply.
You must have the ability to educate about ecology, history, biodiversity of the ranch as well as share Ranchlands mission and those of our partners. A wrangler will also have other responsibilities through the summer including guiding hikes, assisting with workshops, serving in the lodge, taking on tasks and chores across the ranch from fixing and checking fence to maintaining shop and corral areas. A background or proven interest in ranching, biology, ecology, agriculture, hospitality, outdoor sports or conservation is favored. This is not a horse training or working with horses position, this is a people-person role with the opportunity to learn about all facets of the ranch and hospitality operation. Strictly no dogs or pets. Shared housing provided. 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 2019. Applicants must be 21 and over. Please put 'wrangler position' in subject line.

Ranchlands Camp Lead Cook/Assistant Cook

Ranchlands Camp is looking for an Assistant Cook/Lead Cook.
We are looking for someone that will assist the Head Camp Cook for 4 weeks before taking on the role as Head Cook for the remaining 3 weeks of Camp. You will be responsible for delivering an exceptionally high standard dining experience with fresh made food cooked over an open fire only, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will also be responsible for all details related to the dining experience including but not limited to setting the table, lighting candles, washing napkins, clearing and washing dishes and grocery runs. Begins May and goes through June 2020. Email with your full resume and a letter explaining why you'd like to join the team and what makes you happy in living your life.

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.

Horsemanship Internship

Ranchlands is looking for an experienced life long rider who would like to develop the skills to train and start young horses. Training experience not required as we will teach you. The internship is a 6 month commitment.

Culinary Intern / Experienced Horse Rider

We are looking for a unique person. Someone passionate about food, looking to learn more about cooking with local and seasonal produce. This person will be enthusiastic, creative, fun, hardworking, no prior professional cooking experience needed but the want to learn more about producing great food. Experienced horse rider preferred. Shared accommodation, utilities and food included.

Program Interns

You will be an amazing all rounder...warm and professional server, brilliant dishwasher, experienced horse rider, have an interest in ecology, conservation and ranching. If you're looking to have a varied experience, looking to learn, then this is an experience for you (We also have one position for a non-riding program Intern). Shared accommodation, utilities and food included.

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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