Jackson Hole Summer Jobs: Working at a Dude Ranch

Looking for a summer job in the Jackson Hole area? Then consider applying to work at Goosewing Ranch, a dude ranch nestled near the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park. Our full-service ranch employs kitchen workers, lodge staff, ranch hands, and activities personnel, and we are looking for talented, qualified, and hard-working individuals. If you enjoy working with people of many different backgrounds, and love hiking, horseback riding and exploring this beautiful country, then this may be the Jackson Hole summer job for you.

Jackson Hole Summer Jobs | We need wranglers and horse staff for our horseback riding program.

Interested in working in the Jackson Hole area this summer? Goosewing Ranch may be the perfect place for those looking for an unforgettable experience off the beaten path. Just beyond the busy summer streets of the town of Jackson, this dude ranch offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle with its solace and exceptional work environment.

Imagine hiking through meadows of wildflowers with spectacular mountain views, casting your fly rod as rays of sunlight filter through the crystal clear waters of the Gros Ventre River, or horseback riding along a ridgeline while the gentle breeze blows the tall grasses – the Grand Teton mountain range towering in the distance.

Jackson Hole Summer Jobs

Flanked by the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and the Gros Ventre Wilderness, Goosewing Ranch is an all-inclusive ranch nestled in a pristine valley 40 miles northeast of Jackson. Our unique dude ranch has a variety of jobs available for a four month season extending from June 1st through September 23rd.Jackson Hole Summer Jobs | Looking for people who enjoy working with families and kids like these ranch staffers who help kids learn the ropes on horseback.

The full-service ranch employs kitchen workers, lodge staff, ranch hands, and activities personnel – just to name a few. Ranch lodging is provided as well as opportunities to make life-long friends, learn and improve workforce skills, and explore the breathtaking terrain of the Jackson Hole valley. The close-knit staff works together to provide a high level of hospitality to guests, implement sustainable missions, and have a lot of fun.

We are seeking people who:

  • are motivated and willing to work hard and to learn our methods and bring character to this beautiful ranch;
  • work equally well when working alone or as part of a team;
  • are honest, friendly, enthusiastic and have a good sense of humor;
  • enjoy interacting with guests from all around the world; and
  • get a great sense of satisfaction from providing excellent service to all.

We will provide training for positions and for the right person.

Jackson Hole Summer Jobs | Our activities are diverse and we pride ourselves on great employees, like this one teaching archery.

Our Application Process

Applicants must:

  • be able to stay a minimum of four months;
  • pass a background check;
  • be drug free; and
  • willing to live at the ranch.

Our location is deep in the Gros Ventre Valley and not located in the town limits; there is no public transportation to and from the ranch.  This is a chance to make lasting memories through a rewarding summer work program.

Goosewing Ranch would be a great fit for outgoing individuals that love working with people of many different backgrounds. Added bonus if you love hiking, horseback riding and exploring this beautiful country. During this great summer adventure, you’ll meet and make great friends and create lasting memories through exciting new experiences. In the process, we will help you discover this vast area though both education and adventure based experiences in an authentic Western setting. This is not a job for those looking to be constantly connected to their smart phone or those wanting to live in an urban setting.

Those seeking a lifestyle, a culture, a experience that you can’t find anywhere else–this is for you! Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning our culture and having the best summer of their life.

We are mostly seeking applicants that can complete our full season of employment from June 1 – September 23. There are limited spots for those with shorter duration dates. Our goal is to find individuals that are looking to grow with our business, that are dedicated, and will “ride for the brand.”

You can learn more about employment and the application process by clicking HERE.

Jackson Hole Guest Ranch Bound…

Jackson Hole here I come!

I recently received an offer from Goosewing Ranch to join their team for the 2013 summer season.  It is a herd of horses, pack of dogs, flock of sheep but what do you call a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls-Wranglers, and wranglers are what we are!

It is my pre-conceived idea that Wranglers grew up riding horses, and dreaming of being a cowboy on a dude or cattle ranch.  Why would anyone want to do anything else?  However, life didn’t lead me down the road to the West, only in my thoughts.  Marriage, corporate life, and children temporarily changed my focus.  However, I always kept a horse and stayed active in a few events when the kids didn’t have something going on.

As the kids grew, I at least got to enjoy a Western life style.  They competed in youth, high school, college and pro rodeos.  Barrel racers, goats, breakaway and the boys rode bulls.   Kept putting them on horses but they liked riding bulls.  As a family we traveled and made wonderful, long-lasting friendships and memories.  But there was always a part of me that wanted to be the one on the horse, not the spectator, cheerleader, chauffeur or rodeo secretary.  When my daughter headed off to college she took my barrel horse to compete in college rodeo.  That was about twelve years ago and I’m still waiting to get the horse back!

Now, the kids are grown; independent, hard workers with families and careers of their own; spread all over the country.  For me, retirement is fast approaching.  To supplement my income I could work part-time in the office that is so familiar.  Then out of the blue, the idea to follow my own dreams, try to recapture fantasies of riding the range alongside people with the same interest.   So I took a leap of faith and started applying, Wrangler, cook, housekeeper, just give me a chance.  Goosewing Ranch is giving me that chance and I could not be more excited.  The opportunity to work at the ranch will fulfill a lot of my bucket list goals but it has given me a lot more to add.  Guest Ranches have opportunities to employee all types of individuals, old, young, experienced horseman/women, cooks, novice horseman and more, just apply and find the dream job you have been waiting for.  Jackson Hole is an area that is full of adventures just waiting to take place with both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in the local area.

To my surprise/delight, I have actually had a couple of ranches contact me but none compare to Goosewing.  Reviewing videos, talking to the manager, looking at the history, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of this quality outfit.   Friendliness, caring and a genuine commitment to the guests, show in the comments from visitors and staff.   I look forward to sharing experiences, the beauty of the location, friendships and being a part of fulfilling not only my dreams but those of the guest.

Now the down side!  I’ve got to get in shape, lose some weight so I don’t look like I am scaling Everest getting on my horse.  Besides my daily job, I run a stable of 12 horses, which require attention before and after work.  So even though I am in pretty good shape, a little more preparation won’t hurt.  Read up on the history of the country, the native plants and wildlife.  Get my first aid and CPR certification.  Like I said, my bucket list just keeps growing with more challenging and exciting adventures.  Looking forward to my Wyoming Guest Ranch experience.

You can apply at https://goosewingranch.com/the-ranch/employment/ or email info@goosewingranch.com or call 1-888-733-5251.  Join the Goosewing Ranch team and ride for the brand!