Employment Opportunities

We’re looking for motivated, charismatic folks who love people and the outdoors

Working at a guest ranch is fun and fulfilling, but it’s not a vacation. Staff members can expect long days, to work hard and expend lots of energy with enthusiasm. Smith Fork Ranch has a commitment to excellence and high employee standards. Our goal is to provide our guests with an amazing and memorable ranch vacation, and each department works together to do this. It’s a team effort: at one time or another, staff members can expect to help in different areas of ranch operations, such as housekeeping, waiting tables, dishwashing, clearing trails, and groundskeeping.


Being a member of the Smith Fork Ranch team might be the most difficult job you have ever had.  It can also be the best job you have ever had! You get back what you put into it. If you are interested in joining us for the summer, know that we expect our staff to be able to stay through the end of August, and a few perhaps into the fall. We also choose members who share our philosophy and values. The ideal SFR team member:

  • Communicates effectively and sensitively
  • Is attentive to the needs of others
  • Enjoys working with people and genuinely care about their well-being
  • Has high self-esteem and a positive outlook on life
  • Is honest, responsible, and conscientious with a desire to carry out work assignments to the best of their personal ability
  • Is flexible and easygoing, even when the unexpected occurs
  • Has a good sense of humor and the ability to have fun
  • Is able to complete tasks with efficiency, safety and enthusiasm
  • Is a positive role models for others and take their responsibilities seriously
  • Gets along with, enjoys being with, and respects people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Is a team player
  • Appreciates the outdoors

Interested in applying for a seasonal position?

Seasonal positions available for our 2018 Season:

  • Baker/Kitchen Assistant
  • Cabin Host/Housekeeping
  • Dining Staff
  • Farmstead Gardener/Groundskeeper
  • Guest Experience and Reservations Assistant
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Ranch Hand
  • Sous Chef
  • Youth Counselor

We are currently looking to fill all 2018 seasonal positions. Download our seasonal job application (PDF) and mail your completed application along with a recent photo of yourself to:

Smith Fork Ranch
c/o General Manager
45362 Needle Rock Road
Crawford, CO 81415

Or send via email to tim@smithforkranch.com

IMPORTANT: Click here (PDF) to read our Employment Guidelines.