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The Resort at Paws Up Saddle Club Ranch Hand in Greenough, Montana

The Resort at Paws Up is America’s premier luxury ranch resort. Set on a 37,000-acre ranch, Paws Up embodies the spirit of the American West with constant innovation and evolution to deliver the quintessential luxury experience for affluent and influential travelers from all over the world. It’s a family owned and award-winning destination that truly inspires.

The Resort at Paws Up is seeking a Ranch Hand to add to our team. The purpose of the Ranch Hand is to provide support of the operations of The Resort at Paw Up Equestrian Department chiefly by upkeeping and repairing fences, waterers, pastures, buildings, trucks and heavy equipment and with minor fabrication projects. This is not a “learn on the job” position but rather one that needs to be filled by someone who can come in and immediately be effective, but who is also adaptable and willing to adjust to doing things as we do them. This is also not a groom style position (i.e. while you may be called upon to muck stalls and groom horses that is not the main focus of this position) or a cowboying job.

Job Duties:

  • Fencing for all kinds of livestock (if I have goats and other small critters, or as snow builds up in areas over the winter, do you know how to set wire height properly to keep everything in while also making everything aesthetically pleasing)

  • Repairing hot fence

  • Repairing auto-waterers

  • Basic automotive, small engine and tractor repair

  • Driving ranch machinery: skid steer, tractor, etc.

  • Ranch welding (will the hitch be able to safely tow with when you weld it back on to the truck?)

  • Snow plowing (using either truck with plow or tractor with bucket)

  • Weed management

  • Situational awareness (I.e. if a light bulb is out, change it, if we regularly have to provide mineral to horses, check it and restock it without being asked, check water troughs as you drive by pastures, etc.)

  • Feeding hay

  • Graining

  • Watering and grooming of indoor arena (including knowing how to groom an arena to be/keep it level)

  • Working with a purpose

  • Cleaning and organization of tool sheds, barns and other work spaces

  • People and team working skills a must

  • Ability to work unsupervised

  • Other supportive tasks as needed

    We hire first for character:

  • Integrity

  • Honesty and openness

  • Hard work

  • Accountability

  • Positive, “can do” attitudes

  • An interest in learning and understanding new things

  • The ability to see things from multiple perspectives

  • Forgiveness

  • And a deep understanding of and desire to RIDE FOR THE BRAND.

  • Display hospitality and professionalism to our guests and team members at all times, take pride in representing The Resort at Paws Up professionally both on and off the clock

  • Maintain a favorable working relationship with all Resort team members to foster and promote a positive working environment.

  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance at all times.

  • Perform work in a safe and high-quality manner.


    Required education:

  • High school diploma, GED or vocational training

    Required experience:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • 3+ years’ experience in farming/ranching, machinery and tool use

  • Demonstrated experience with the daily care and handling of horses, general stable keeping, and moderate-duty ranch work.

  • Ability to drive and operate a truck with 25’ trailer

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

    This is a full-time, year-round position that includes benefits: health, dental, PTO, 401K!! Housing is not included. Wage will be discussed during interview process but starts at $18/hour. Overtime is not generally expected but does happen.

    Team Members can look forward to:

  • PTO

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Life Insurance, Long Term and Short Term Disability

  • 401K with match

  • Opportunities for career development and advancement

  • Carpool reimbursement $5-$20/Day

  • Limited Housing Assistance Available

  • Complimentary Lunch Provided

  • Employee Discounts on Merchandise

  • A great work environment in a beautiful luxury resort setting

    Check it out for yourself!

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The Resort at Paws Up provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.