Are you looking for the experience of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful places in the world? If so, then we have a job for you!

Come join the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch team in our beautiful area of southwest New Mexico, located at 6,500 feet elevation in the ponderosa pines. Explore the canyons, creeks, forests, and mountains of the Gila National Forest! Get off the grid, reconnect with nature and find your serenity again! + tips

Typical Day: Working on a ranch consists of long hours, not your typical 9-5. A normal day during our guest season starts at 8 AM and goes until evening activities are over at 10 PM. Entertaining and spending time with the guests is also a key element of a job at the ranch: during the day as well as evening campfires, line dancing, games, or movies as they desire until 10 PM each evening. One day off per week maximum during the guest season. You will be able to hike and explore our beautiful area during your time off! Staff must be well groomed, flexible, able to take constructive criticism and be a team player. Western attire is required.

What You Are Looking for: We are looking to hire people who want it all: dramatic scenery, versatile work, independent living, and a truly memorable life in the mountains! The best way to have a good time is to show others a good time - Help us give our guests the best vacation they have ever had! A job at our ranch requires a fast learner and motivated self-starter. Versatility, flexibility, attention to detail, and a positive attitude are needed. Please note, a background and credit check will be required prior to a job offer. We require staff to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to follow current New Mexico protocols.

Considerations: We are a small ranch (12 guests max) and we are very isolated. You need to have your own transportation to work here and be comfortable with long periods away from town/city life as we are located 2 hours from the nearest town. There is no cell phone service at the ranch, so this is a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and the important things in life! Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal horses or pets as the ranch has plenty of animals!

How to Apply

*Please read all the below information very carefully!*

Email info@geronimoranch.com:

  • Cover letter - what applicable experience do you have and why would you be an asset to our operation?
  • Dates Available
  • Resume highlighting your applicable experience.
  • References - Letters or Contact Info for 3 former employers
  • [Wrangler Applicants Only] Video of you riding and training/working with horses.

ALL INFO REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED.

Chef/Cook [NOW HIRING]

WAGES/PAY:
$3,000.00 / month + tips
EXPERIENCE:
This job is breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for up to a full week of guests. If you are PASSIONATE about feeding people healthy, delicious, nourishing meals using as many fresh ingredients as possible and ENJOY spending your time in the kitchen this may be the job for you! This is a solo job (no assistants) which is great for those who enjoy working alone and running their own kitchen!
START DATE:
Starts immediately!
  • Do you LOVE to cook healthy, delicious, nourishing meals for people?
  • Do you LOVE to make people happy and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
  • Do you LOVE to cook from scratch and use the freshest ingredients possible?
  • Would you LOVE to run your own kitchen making the menus, shopping for all the ingredients and creating all your own dishes?
  • Are you FLEXIBLE and WILLING to accommodate special diets and requests?
  • Are you ORGANIZED and EFFICIENT?
  • If you answered YES to the above questions, this may be the job for you!

Season: Through early December 2022

Position Type: Full-time, seasonal

Compensation:

  • Salary $3,000/month + tips
  • Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can't promise a number, but this often adds about $2,000/month to the salary! 
  • Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room and bathroom behind the kitchen. Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families. 
  • Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
  • Benefits also include a season completion bonus and a raise each additional year worked.

Job Description:

  • All menu planning, including bringing your own recipes to the table. Menu will fall within the guidelines of Western/Southwestern/Ranch cooking with a healthy twist, using the freshest ingredients possible.
  • Weekly grocery shopping, keeping staples stocked and food service orders.
  • Full food preparation: 3 meals a day for up to 6 nights for a maximum of 18 people when we have guests.
  • All cleanup including dishes.
  • Accommodating special dietary needs including but not limited to Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and any Allergies and Sensitivities.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness & organization in accordance with NM food service permit.

Experienced Wrangler [NOW HIRING]

WAGES/PAY:
$2,000.00 / month + tips
EXPERIENCE:
Previous experience required
START DATE:
Immediately
  • Do you LOVE working with horses and feel you understand them?
  • Do you have EXPERIENCE working with horses that are young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky and/or rank?
  • Do you LOVE to make people happy and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
  • Are you SAFETY CONSCIOUS?
  • Do you LOVE to have a variety of different things you do every day in your job?
  • Do you get a feeling of SATISFACTION from putting in a full day’s work and giving it your ALL?
  • If you answered YES to the above questions, this may be the job for you!

Season: Through early December 2022

Position Type: Full-time, seasonal

Compensation:

  • Salary $2,000/month + tips
  • Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We can't promise a number, but this often almost doubles the salary!
  • Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room in a house with a full kitchen, one bathroom and living area, shared with two other people. Eating our chef's delicious meals with our guests is a huge bonus! Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families.
  • Satellite TV, laundry and limited Wi-Fi are included.
  • Incentives available for finishing the season and returning for more than one season!

Job Description:

  • Working with and training new horses to become guest horses. Must have experience and feel comfortable working with young, untrained, fresh, energetic, spooky, and/or rank horses.
  • Wrangler: Leading or following rides with guests as necessary. Must be a quick learner - you will need to learn our trails, how we do everything and about our horses within 1-2 weeks of arrival! Must be flexible and willing to do things our way. Must pay close attention to guests' safety. If you have current Wilderness First Aid training that is a huge bonus!
  • Horse Care: Loading and unloading hay (must be able to lift multiple 80 lb bales!), feeding, doctoring, brushing, saddling multiple horses, picking multiple horses' feet, scooping lots of poop!
  • Ranch work: Cleaning, oiling tack and boots, fixing fence, painting, staining, other maintenance, watering flowers, anything else that needs to be done!
  • Hiking: Guiding some trips to Archeological and Historical sites and scenic viewpoints as guests desire.
  • Housekeeping: Helping clean the 4 ranch cabins once a week after each group of guests leaves and cleaning other ranch buildings as necessary at least once a week. Attention to detail is necessary. This task will be shared with one other staff member.
  • Entertaining and spending time with the guests: during the day as well as evening campfires, line dancing, games or movies as they desire until 10 PM each evening.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with horses is required.
  • Fitness and strength are necessary for this very active job!

Assistant Office Manager [POSITION CURRENTLY FILLED]

WAGES/PAY:
$2,500.00 / month + tips
EXPERIENCE:
This would be a great opportunity for someone with a few years of experience or with a degree in any of the following areas: business, marketing, entrepreneurship, sales, etc.
START DATE:
Immediately
  • Do you LOVE to make people happy and help give them the best vacation they have ever had?
  • Do you have EXPERIENCE in hospitality, management, marketing, reservations and more?
  • Do you LOVE to have a variety of different things you do every day in your job?
  • Do you get a feeling of SATISFACTION from putting in a full day’s work and giving it your ALL?
  • If you answered YES to the above questions, this may be the job for you!

Season: Through early December 2022

Position Type: Full-time, year-round. Our guest season runs from March through November. During the winter (December through mid-February) you will be able to work remotely (i.e., away from the ranch) with fewer hours, allowing for travel, time to visit friends and family, etc.

Compensation:

  • Salary $2,500/month + tips
  • Share of tip pool during the guest season. (We cannot promise a number, but this often adds another $2,000/month to your salary!)
  • Room and board included. Living accommodations are a fully furnished private room in a house with a full kitchen, one bathroom and living area, shared with two other people. Eating our chef's delicious meals with our guests is a huge bonus! Please note we cannot accommodate spouses or families.
  • Satellite TV, laundry, and limited Wi-Fi are included.
  • Benefits also include a season completion bonus and a raise each additional year worked.

Job Description:

  • Your main job will be in the office:
    • Assisting the Ranch Manager and Ranch Team with day-to-day operations.
    • Answering the phone, responding to emails, taking bookings.
    • Posting to social media, helping with marketing.
    • Bookkeeping, inventory management, and organizing.
    • Excellent people skills, phone skills and customer service skills are necessary.
  • You will also be asked to help in other areas of work around the ranch:
    • Housekeeping: Cleaning the four guest cabins after each group of guests leaves. Cleaning other ranch buildings (i.e. Cantina, Rec Hall, etc.) at least once a week or as necessary. Attention to detail is a must. The cleaning will be shared with other staff members.
    • Server: Setting up, serving meals to the guests, and cleanup after meals.
    • Ranch work: Cleaning, oiling tack and boots, fixing fence, painting, staining, other maintenance, watering flowers, anything else that needs to be done!
    • Horse Care: Helping unload hay, feeding, doctoring, brushing, saddling, scooping poop!
    • Back-up Wrangler: Following or leading on rides as necessary – again most of your time will be spent in the office, but there will be occasions where help at the barn may be necessary, so horse experience is a bonus!