Dude Ranch Jobs in Arizona

Take your career by the horns with a once-in-a-lifetime job at Rancho de los Caballeros. Work alongside Arizona’s best ranch hands in Wickenburg, a town known for its breathtaking sunsets, desert landscape, and heroic cowboys. If you’re a hardworking, dedicated individual with a positive mindset, and team-oriented attitude, we’d be happy to hear from you.

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We ask to please complete the application form in its entirety; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants must be willing to work until season-end, May 2022.

Job assignments are offered on the basis of dates specified on the completed applications, availability, experience and interview.

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· Must understand the importance of and be able to provide our guests with a first-rate customer service experience

· A team player that sincerely strives to show up to work, each day, and give their all to their responsibilities with the end goal being satisfaction – of both guests and coworkers

· Someone who never answers a question with “I don’t know” or “that’s not my job”

· The commitment of working the non-traditional schedules of those in the hospitality-industry; weekends, evenings, holidays, etc. 

· Able to submit proof of identity and legal right to work in the United States

· Willingness to obtain a Food Handlers Certificate within 30 days of hire date (if working in the Food/Beverage Department)

Housing is provided by The Ranch based on availability only. Employees are required to live in the quarters provided at their assigned location. Ranch housing is available only to full-time seasonal Ranch employees and is provided for $40.00 per pay period. When an employee completes the "entire season" 50% of the total housing payment is refundable after successfully passing a room inspection. In most cases rooms are not available for single occupancy. In the case of married couples, to be eligible for housing, both persons must be employed by The Ranch. No employee living in a Ranch-owned housing unit is permitted to keep a pet(s).

The Ranch provides sheets, towels, blankets and pillows for employees living in staff housing. Employees may provide their own if they so desire. We recommend that employees bring their own alarm clocks.

The Ranch will not be liable for loss of personal belongings.

Rancho de los Caballeros maintains a competitive wage structure for our industry and the positions we employ. The Ranch complies with the wage and hour regulations of the state of Arizona and the Federal government.

We are a seasonal property, and it should be anticipated that your work hours will fluctuate each week. Schedules and work hours will align with our occupancy rates, and it is expected for employees to work such hours and days as necessary to meet Ranch needs. Work shifts, hours and wages will vary from job to job.

Wages are based on an hourly rate, no less than Federal minimum wage, depending on position, experience, length of service and performance. Overtime is paid at time and one-half after forty hours a week.

Certain positions allow employees to participate in a ‘gratuity fund’. This fund is made up of the percentage of gratuity that is included in each guest’s bill. These monies are distributed and included in an employee’s bi-weekly paycheck in addition to their hourly wages. This additional compensation is also expected to vary from week to week depending on occupancy levels. 

Employees who live on property are provided meals at no charge. Cooking is not permitted in employee housing. Employees who do not live on the Ranch are provided a meal when scheduled through a meal period.

Living in a small town can be challenging, however, there are many things to do if you come to the Ranch armed with an imagination. We suggest bringing a vehicle to give yourself easier access to the surrounding attractions and shopping.

The out-of-doors is popular in Arizona; hiking, Lake Pleasant, Sedona, Jerome, Phoenix, ghost towns, national parks, the Grand Canyon, skiing, malls, camping, and the local night life are just a sampling of what Wickenburg and the surrounding area have to offer.

The Ranch will also be providing various employee activities, parties, tournaments and bonfires at our cookout site throughout the season for the staff. A discounted rate for horseback riding and golf are available throughout the season. Employees are welcome to bring their own golf clubs.

The winter in Wickenburg is typically quite mild with generally low humidity. The Ranch sits at an elevation of 2,400 feet, making for warm days with surprisingly cool nights. Believe it or not, we may even get one day of snow a year, but it doesn't last. Sweaters and jackets will generally be needed in the mornings and evenings. Dress is casual but we occasionally dress up for dinners, staff parties and holiday parties/dances.

Travel to the Ranch is at your own expense. Wickenburg is located 54 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. Most major airlines serve Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Ground transportation to Wickenburg is available by bus or private vehicle. The Ranch will be available to pick up employees arriving at the Wickenburg bus station if needed.

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