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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.

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. For ranch intern and apprenticeships, please email For all other positions, please email

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.

Paintrock Canyon Ranch

Farming Position

Our farming crew is an essential part of our operation at the Paintrock, as this team is responsible for our haying operations, irrigation, and shop maintenance at ranch headquarters. Our farming positions are tailored to mechanically inclined individuals that are looking for the opportunity to work and live on a large-scale haying operation in northern Wyoming. This position would be ideal for individuals who are interested in learning more about intensive grazing, large scale irrigation, and equipment management.

To apply, please email with a resume and cover letter.

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.

To apply for agricultural positions, please email

Learn More About Apprenticeships

Paintrock Canyon Ranch

Camp Chef

Seasonal: May - September

Ranchlands is seeking a Camp Chef at Paintrock Canyon Ranch in Wyoming. The Camp Chef is one of the core members of the Paintrock Canyon Ranch hospitality team, and a leader in the Ranchlands food program. This is an exciting position for someone passionate about creating an outdoor dining experience that serves three high quality meals with relevant foods and flavors.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to deliver flavorful, thoughtfully prepared meals and be able to cook creative, diverse meals over a fire on the ranch and in the backcountry during Pack Trips. Additionally they will be highly organized and warm, friendly, and helpful with guests and staff.

To apply, please email with a full resume, cover letter, and references. Please include “Paintrock Camp Chef” in the subject line of your email.


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