Work With Us

Thank you for your interest in working with Ranchlands! Please carefully read the following FAQs before applying to any of the positions or emailing us with questions.

Available positions are listed here on the site. If you don’t see it here then that position isn’t currently available.

Once you have sent your application you do not need to follow up. We will be in touch with you if we will be offering you an interview. Applications can take around 6 weeks to be processed. Not all applications will be offered an interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply if I live outside of the USA?

You can apply if you are eligible to work in the USA at the time of applying. This means you must have a valid work visa in place or be a dual citizen. Ranchlands is unable to sponsor or be part of any visa application process. This applies to all job positions and internships.

Is there a deadline for applying?

Ranch internships are rolling with different start dates throughout the year based on availability. Program internships, wrangling positions, culinary positions all begin and end within the guest season of March – October. We accept applications on an on-going basis until the position is filled. If the position is listed here, it is still available and we are accepting applications.

Can I come and work and help out in exchange for room and board for two weeks?

All internships have a minimum requirement stated in the individual job listings. Anything less is considered a vacation, which you are welcome to book.


Do I need a car?

All ranches are very remote. It is recommend that you have your own vehicle as the ranch is unable to provide you with one outside of work duties.

Can I bring my dog/cat/bird/horse/hamster?

No pets are allowed for any job or internship positions.

Is housing offered?

Yes, all positions and internships offer on site shared housing.

Is food included?

No positions offer food as part of the compensation.

How far in advance should I apply?

We recommend you apply 3 – 6 months in advance for any position.

Is there an age limit?

Minimum age for applying is 21 years old for most positions. Ranch interns must be at least 23 years old.

Can I apply for an apprenticeship?

All apprenticeships begin with a ranch internship. Please let us know that an apprenticeship is your longer term goal when applying.

How long is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are varying in length dependent on the individual. They can be anywhere from 2-6 years.

Can I apply for two internships?

Yes, you can state you are interested in multiple internships in your application.


Marketing Associate

Ranchlands is seeking a marketing associate to join our team. The role will assist our Marketing Director in producing and coordinating written, visual, audio, and graphic content that tells the story of Ranchlands and promotes our brand, products, and services (such as ranch vacation stays, leather goods from our Mercantile store) on social media, website, email campaigns, marketing materials, and other platforms. This Marketing Associate will work closely with the Marketing Director and Head of Business Development to ideate and produce material and execute campaigns that achieve the brand goals.

Candidates should have at least two years experience in marketing or a related field.

Accepting applications through June 12.

Learn more

All Ranches

Agricultural Interns

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. Shared accommodations, utilities, and a weekly food stipend are provided.

Zapata Ranch


Seasonal: March – October or May – October

This is an opportunity to join the Ranchlands team to help us provide the vacation of a lifetime to guests at the Zapata Ranch. Applicants must be lifelong riders with a passion for education, people, and the outdoors. A background or proven interest in ecology, geology, conservation, education, biology, or a related field is a bonus, but not required. As with all positions at Ranchlands, an outstanding can-do and solution-oriented attitude is of the utmost importance. No pets allowed.

Zapata Ranch

Servers/Non-riding Program Guide

Seasonal: March – October

Our food program is not complete without outstanding servers. This role is divided between helping in the dining area and guiding non-riding activities. While serving (breakfast and dinner), your main job will be to facilitate an exceptional meal by not only delivering the food, but also communicating to our guests about our ranch, farm-to-table food program, and details about their meal, as well as helping with any questions or needs that may arise. During the day, help guide non-riding activities for guest programs including hikes, nature walks, bison tours and other activities on and off the ranch, including in the neighboring National Park. No pets allowed.

Zapata Ranch


Seasonal: March – October

This role will assist our housekeepers of 20 years with daily tidy service, flipping rooms and general Lodge cleaning between guests. The right candidate will be thorough with an eye for detail, and be able to move through a task quickly. Once each day’s rooms are complete, enjoy the surrounding area in your free time. Additional hours doing dishes may be available. No pets allowed.

Zapata Ranch

Lodge Maintenance & Groundskeeper

Seasonal: March – October

Our high standards do not stop with our guest and food programs, which is why this is one of the most important roles at the ranch. We’re looking for someone who is organized and knows a little bit about a lot, including, but not limited to: carpentry, plumbing, mechanics, landscaping, power tools, tiling… the list goes on. The right candidate will be efficient, organized, a problem solver and able to get along with a team. No pets allowed.

How to Apply

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


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