Erik's Ranch & Retreats Livingston, Montana
Job Type Full Time

Equine Guest Ranch Manager

Erik's Ranch is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides a unique living, woking and social environment for young adults with autism in beautiful Paradise Valley. If leading trail rides for guests, caring for horses, and making a difference in the lives of young adults with autism appeals to you we want to hear from you!

This position requires a person experienced with training and managing horses, as well as managing guests at a guest ranch property. You must be also be willing and able to work with high functioning young adults on the autism spectrum. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be able to commit from Mat 2019 to October 31st, 2020
  • Previous experience in a leadership role appreciated
  • Must possess effective communication skills
  • A positive attitude, willingness to go above and beyond for guests, and a sense of humor are apreciated
  • Experience with individuals with special needs a plus

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guest check-ins
  • Lead all trail rides
  • Manage support staff
  • Horse training, maintenance and health
  • Pasture rotation and hay management
  • Manage tack, equipment, arena and all associated areas
  • Assist with all ranching duties including but not limited to: maintenance, housekeeping, landscaping, and anything needed for ranch operations

Wrangling/Riding Guidelines:

  • Maintain tack and equipment so it's always ready for trail rides
  • Assist with vet care
  • Report and aid repair of unsafe trails, fences or other hazards
  • Monitor and maintain product inventory (guest's amenities, feed and general supplies)
  • Be an ambassador for our mission during guest interactions

Personal Attributes:

  • Outgoing, friendly, ethical, responsible and committed
  • Ability to multi-task and alter priorities at a short notice
  • Works well both as a team and as an individual
  • Ability to remain calm in all stuations
  • Must demonstrate creatie problem-solving skills and adaptability

Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Lifting (must be able to lift 75 lbs.)
  • Able to work outside in all elements
  • Able to work flexible and demanding hours
  • Must be able to walk on various terrain
  • Must be able to ride horses effectively for excess of 4 hours per day

Working here means surrounding yourself with the great outdoors and the rugged individualism the West has always been known for. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen your skills many and varied in an incredible setting. It is not ajob, but more of a Western lifestyle.

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Category Horse