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?

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Season that will operate from mid-May through the end of October:

We are currently looking to fill all the above 2019 seasonal positions. To Apply please do at least one of the following:

Fill out our online application. Please be prepared to fill it out completely with your personal information and previous employment information. You may also opt to attach a current resume, cover letter and current photo of yourself. Or

Download our Application and email your completed application along with a resume, cover letter and a recent photo of yourself to: employment@smithforkranch.com Or

Download our Application and mail your completed application along with a resume, cover letter and a recent photo of yourself to:

Smith Fork Ranch
Attn: General Manager
45362 Needle Rock Road
Crawford, CO 81415

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