Seasonal Wrangler

Altria Client Services

Clyde Park, Montana

12/14/2018 7:21:07 AM


Consumer Engagement



Want to spend the summer working horses and riding trails at our 18,000 acre ranch? Do you have a strong western equestrian background, experience wrangling horses, and the skill and confidence to train others how to ride? Then we have an amazing opportunity for you. We are currently seeking Seasonal Wranglers to join our Crazy Mountain Ranch in Clyde Park, MT, for the 2019 Season which runs May through mid-September.

What you will be doing?

* You will prepare horses for trail rides and horse related activities, such as wrangling, grooming, bridling, saddling, training horses, driving teams and general ranch chores
* You’ll be instructing guests on basic horsemanship, assisting guests onto horses, guiding them on rides and conversing about the horses, Crazy Mountain Ranch and local flora and fauna to provide an exemplary guest experience
* You will assist in pre-season and continuous assessments and maintenance to ranch standards; of horses, tack, equipment, barn, corrals, trails and pastures and fences
* You’ll assist in daily herd health management, and identify injuries or soundness issues prior to selecting horses for activities. Assisting in basic veterinary care and farrier work as needed.
* You will focus on the safety of guests, self, co-workers and livestock while executing daily job duties
* You may harness and drive teams of draft horses to transport groups of guests to various activity locations
* Assisting with dispatching rides and assigning horses as needed
* You will actively participate in and follow all health and safety standards, regulations, and policies
* Other duties as assigned

Specific Skills

What does your background look like?

* You possess basic horsemanship knowledge (behavior, safety, and control) on and off the horse
* You have basic horse care knowledge (injuries, illness, nutrition, soundness and hoof care issues)
* You can catch, halter, saddle, bridle and ride horses
* You have effective communication, safety and customer service skills
* You are a great teammate who demonstrates good communication, interpersonal and collaborative leadership skills
* You possess general ranch maintenance skills such as fencing and equipment operation
* You should have 3+ years of guest ranch, ranch or guiding experience along with hospitality experience
* You possess a High School diploma or equivalent
* You hold a valid driver’s license and are 21 years of age or older
* You will complete Crazy Mountain Ranch’s CHA seasonal equestrian staff certification, team driving training, and First Aid/CPR training
* You can get on and off a horse from the ground with ease and work from the saddle and/or the ground for up to 10 hours
* You have the ability to carry, push, or pull up to 50 pounds for short distances and lift from floor to shoulder height up to 65 pounds
* You can work while squatting, bending and/or twisting for up to 3 minutes at a time.
About the work environment:

* This location is located in a smoking environment
* Wranglers will work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including extreme heat, extreme cold and precipitation
* The position is located at high altitude
* This position will require work on uneven terrain
Altria is a Fortune 200 company, proud to call Richmond, Virginia our home. Our companies – which have been the undisputed market leaders in the U.S. tobacco industry for decades – include some of the most enduring names in American business: Philip Morris USA, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, the maker of Copenhagen and Skoal. We also own John Middleton, manufacturer of Black & Mild cigars, and Nat Sherman, a super-premium cigarette and cigar business. We complement our total tobacco platform with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of Chateau Ste. Michelle, and our significant equity investment in Anheuser-Busch InBev – the world's largest brewer.


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Clyde Park, MT - Montana


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