Seasonal Ranch Hand – Master Association

Job Title: Ranch Hand
Reports To: Ken-Caryl Ranch Equestrian Center Manager
Starting Pay Range: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour, paid bi-weekly
Employment Classification: Full-Time and Seasonal, Non-Exempt

BENEFITS SUMMARY:                                                                        
Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association employees’ eligibility for benefits varies by employment classification. Full-time employees receive healthcare and retirement benefits. Both full-time employees and part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week enjoy paid time off, paid family medical leave and life & AD&D insurance. Part-time employees working less than 19 hours per week are also eligible for paid family medical leave and paid-sick leave.

Under the supervision of the Equestrian Operations Manager, Ranch Hand responsibilities include providing quality horse care in a safe, well-maintained facility.

The following is an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Handle horses in stall and turnout, feeding grain & hay, mucking stalls with fork and wheelbarrow, carrying hoses, filling turnout waters and troughs throughout the property, carrying grain bags, wheeling shavings, sweeping barn aisles and tack rooms/houses, raking hay around the facility, cleaning turnout pens, picking up and dumping muck buckets.
  • Assist in the upkeep and management of landscaping projects.
  • Undertake minor carpentry and painting tasks.
  • Replace, repair and maintain fences and gates.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Previous experience handling horses is required.


  • Ability to work 40 hours per week that could include some evenings, early mornings and weekends as conditions might dictate.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the job.
  • Must have the ability to be flexible and be able to adapt to changing daily schedules based on timelines and equipment repair needs.
  • Working sometimes in challenging weather conditions.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License and be insurable by the KCRMA’s insurance carrier by maintaining an acceptable driving record, if over the age of 18 and tasked with operating the facility’s machinery.
  • Be able to work evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed.

This position requires work in a variety of locations and conditions, including but not limited to the Equestrian Center.

Working Environment

  • Moderate physical activity will be required frequently.
  • Work will occasionally be required outdoors in all weather conditions, including extreme heat/cold.
  • Work may be required under hazardous and adverse conditions, including, but not limited to, slippery and uneven surfaces and proximity to moving mechanical equipment.
  • Use of sensory activities, such as talking, seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling (identifying objects by touch), depth perception and color vision will be required frequently.

Physical Requirements

  • Have ability to lift, move and carry objects in excess of fifty (50) pounds frequently.
  • Have ability to stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, bend, lift, squat, push, pull, crawl, jump, slide, climb, pinch, grip, reach overhead, reach away from body, and perform repetitive motions.

Candidates are subject to pre-employment criminal background and DMV record review (if applicable), along with possible reference checks.

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