Colorado – Smith Fork Ranch hiring Farmstead Gardener and Groundskeeper

 Crawford, Colorado

Position: Farmstead Gardener and Groundskeeper

Smith Fork Ranch provides luxurious guest accommodations in the rustic tradition, breathtaking views in every direction, highly acclaimed cuisine using our own organically grown vegetables, fruits, poultry and regional game, an award-winning wine cellar, outstanding fly fishing on miles of private waters, a stable of well-trained riding horses, expert guides for fishing, riding, hiking, sporting clays, mountain biking and other outdoor activities including a very active children’s program. Our passion and mission is to preserve and nurture the authentic western lifestyle and experience, and to share it with guests at Smith Fork Ranch here in our magnificent corner of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The groundskeeper/gardener at Smith Fork Ranch will report directly to the General Manager and work closely with both the Ranch Foreman and Executive Chef. This position consists of two different but related aspects of the Smith Fork Ranch experience. The cultivated grounds within the ranch compound and the farmstead garden are of equal importance to the guest experience. This position will be responsible for assigning tasks (such as mowing, weed removal, etc.) to the outdoor guides during the guest season. The management of our 1/3 acre farmstead garden and greenhouse before and during season to ensure our kitchen team is supplied with a proper harvest of fruits and vegetables is of the utmost importance.

GROUNDSKEEPING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and executes landscaping operations, maintains grounds and landscape of the Smith Fork Ranch property, including Hill House grounds and landscaping
  • Prepares terrain, applies fertilizers, seeding lawns, transplanting shrubs and plants as necessary, uses manual and power operated equipment
  • Locates and plants shrubs, trees, and flowers selected by property owner or those recommended for the particular landscape effect
  • Mows and trims lawns, using push mower or riding mower
  • Manages outdoor guides during the season to assist in mowing, weeding, and any other tasks that need attention on Smith Fork Ranch property
  • Maintain grounds using rakes, brooms, or hoses
  • Apply nutrients to trees, shrubs, or lawns as needed
  • Maintain sprinkler system to ensure accurate coverage with assistance of Ranch Foreman
  • Schedule maintenance of sprinkler system upon opening and closing of the season with assistance of the ranch foreman

 

FARMSTEAD GARDEN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Executive Chef in ordering seeds for the season
  • Place orders for all gardening supplies/seeds in a timely manner after approved by GM
  • Start seeds in a timely manner for maximum production
  • Prepare the soil for planting
  • Maintain irrigation in the farmstead area
  • Control greenhouse temperature and production throughout the year
  • Keep the farmstead area clean, organized, and aesthetically pleasing to guests during the season
  • Be available for farmstead tours when needed throughout the season
  • Communicate with the Executive Chef regarding items for harvest
  • Properly wash and prepare items for kitchen
  • Ensure quality items are being harvested
  • Plant flowers in the garden or around the property for the use of the housekeeping and dining staff
  • Ensure the housekeeping and dining staff are aware of the flowers that are their responsibility and that they are properly watered throughout the season

REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic knowledge of water systems
  • Extensive knowledge and experience running a LARGE garden plot
  • Knowledge of harvest times and plant needs
  • At least 3 years gardening experience
  • Ability to grow and maintain an abundant garden at 7,200 feet
  • Physical strength
  • Ability to lift 50lbs. consecutively
  • Ability to get along with people and guests who often want a tour of the farmstead
  • Ability to work with the executive chef in planning meals around produce
  • Self starting/self managing qualifications
  • Available from March 1 through November 15

Compensation

Competitive salary based on ability and experience. Housing available, meals and share of employee tip pool.

Mail or Email application, cover letter, resume and photo to:

Smith Fork Ranch

Attn: General Manager

45362 Needle Rock Road

Crawford, CO 81415

Phone: 970-921-3454

Email: info@smithforkranch.com

 

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Alaska – Black Diamond Resort hiring Draft Horse Team

Healy, Alaska

Black Diamond Resort Co located in Healy, Alaska is looking for an awesome adventurer to join us for our season.  We train you to drive our draft horses in a two horse set up.  We have 18 Belgium and Percheron Gelding drafts that we use for our business.  In addition we have three Mares that are my daughters that we have for people to ride when you are off work.

To apply please send an e-mail to Marilyn Usibelli blackdiamondresortco@gmail.com and she will send you an application.

Our ideal start date is May 5th and end date is September 21st, 2016.  We prefer for you to be 21 or older by June 1st, 2016 to work for us and have a positive can do attitude and be looking for a great adventure!  We will consider you if you are under 21 but I must warn you we are extremely tough on underage drinking in our housing after work.  This is very very important to us.

WE NEED YOU!
We hire a multitude of positions and offer great flexibility in scheduling and job opportunities.  We do a lot of training with our staff and we have both full and part time positions and look for individuals who are willing to do whatever is necessary to give our guests an outstanding adventure!

Our jobs are challenging and require a great deal of energy and devotion. We serve a fixed menu that has fresh Alaskan Seafood, Great Steaks, Gourmet Burgers, and fun and exciting nightly specials.  We have been listed in Alaska’s Best Magazine and Fromers as Alaska’s best find for our restaurant. We are a friendly place, and pride ourselves on providing the best experience possible to all of our guest.  We need self-motivated individuals that have a high team player ethic and love people and adventure!

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