Ranch Job and Volunteer Positions
For a Wrangler Paid Position (Tour Guide on horseback):
We are hiring for wrangler positions for 2020
The ideal wrangler candidate will demonstrate both excellent customer service and strong horsemanship skills. Wranglers will lead rides on the ranch property, in addition to the neighboring Crown land Meadows, Lakes and Forests. Trail rides aren’t your typical nose-to-tail walking dude rides, but with tailored natural horsemanship instructions.
- A Working Holiday Visa is required please check: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/eligibility.asp ETA only allows for 1 month Volunteering (we do not accept ETA)
- Wrangler Applicants must be at least 21 years old and non smoker! Minimum stay April- October.
- The application for a wrangler position consists of a resume plus references, as well as a video (no more than 3 minutes please!) of the applicant riding a horse at all three gaits (English or Western) catching a horse (preferably natural horsemanship) in a corral/pasture (haltering), picking out feet as well as tacking (saddling and bridling) a horse. Send Youtube link, no video’s through regular email please!!
- Wilderness First Aid Certificate, A good working knowledge of every day English and German language is very important. A good sense of orientation and GPS reading for trail system is also very important.
- Preference will be given to those with experience in Natural Horsemanship and who are strongly motivated to become an apprentice in our Horse /Human Development Program, and to learn what it takes to have a successful long term career with horses.
For all Volunteer positions (Kitchen, Barn, Marketing-Office and housekeeping Assistant):
- A Working Holiday Visa is required please check: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/eligibility.asp
- ETA only allows for 1 month Volunteering (we do not accept ETA)
- All Applicants must be at least 19 yrs old and non smoker!
- Every Volunteer is required to carry personal liability insurance that covers horse-related activities.
- A Ranch job is a physically demanding occupation. We work 5 to 6 days a week and you have to realize it is not a 9-5 job, as we work in a team and help each-other. You must be physically fit and able to carry out the demands of the job, which includes, but is not limited to, handling horses, cleaning arena/pens, cleaning chicken coop, unloading feed bags, stacking hay, lifting heavy saddles, repairing fences, clearing trails, etc. We expect you to be able to think ahead, solve problems, work well alone as well as with others.
- Volunteers must be reliable, trustworthy, responsible, self-motivated, and able to stay on task even when the going gets rough. A good work ethic and a positive attitude are essential.
- Minimum stay: (For winter positions there is more flexibility and learning about Natural Horsemanship!) During the operational season 3 months. Preferred stay 4-6 months (No start / end days in Busy Summer Season) Longer stays are encouraged to make the most out of your stay. Experience has shown us that it takes the average volunteer two to four weeks to get into the daily routine.
Please take note that we do require that you send us a short cover letter about yourself as well as a photo so that we can put a face to a name plus application form attached.