Seasonal Wrangler

Philip Morris USA

Clyde Park, Montana

12/18/2019 12:39:53 PM


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Spend the summer working horses and riding trails at our 18,000 acre ranch in Montana! If 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 2020 Season which runs May through mid-September.

What will you be doing. You will be:

* Preparing horses for trail rides and horse related activities, such as wrangling, grooming, bridling, saddling, training horses, driving teams and general ranch chores
* Instructing guests on basic horsemanship, assisting guests onto horses, guiding them on rides and conversing about the horses, the Ranch and local flora and fauna to providing an outstanding guest experience
* Assisting in pre-season and continuous assessments and maintenance to ranch standards; of horses, tack, equipment, barn, corrals, trails and pastures and fences
* Assisting 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.
* Focusing 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
* Participating in and following all health and safety standards, regulations, and policies
* Completing other duties as assigned

What does your background and experience look like? You have:

* High School diploma or equivalent
* Basic horsemanship knowledge (behavior, safety, and control) on and off the horse
* Basic horse care knowledge (injuries, illness, nutrition, soundness and hoof care issues)
* Ability to catch, halter, saddle, bridle and ride horses
* Effective communication, safety and customer service skills
* You are a great teammate who demonstrates good communication, interpersonal and collaborative leadership skills
* General ranch maintenance skills such as fencing and equipment operation
* 3+ years of guest ranch, ranch or guiding experience along with hospitality experience preferred
* A valid driver’s license and are 21 years of age or older
* Ability to complete the Ranch’s CHA seasonal equestrian staff certification, team driving training, and First Aid/CPR training
* Ability to 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
* Ability to carry, push, or pull up to 50 pounds for short distances and lift from floor to shoulder height up to 65 pounds
* Ability to 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 heat, cold and precipitation
* The position is located at high altitude
* This position will require work on uneven terrain

Clyde Park, MT - Montana


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