Drowsy Water

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Looking for a few good cowfolk: 5 things to know before you work at DWR!

So you or someone you know wants to work at a Drowsy Water for the summer? Great. We hire around 25 enthusiastic, fun-loving, hard-working folks each summer to live, work, and play with some of the greatest guests in the world.  We are hiring for our 2015 summer right now! Here are a few thoughts to consider before heading to our website to apply

1. Dates of availability
Our season runs from late May through Mid September. Can you be here to help us open in mid-May? Can you stay until the end of our season or later? Usually, the more available you are, the better your chances of getting a job with us for the summer. 

2. What do you know about Drowsy Water Ranch?
Do your homework! We want you to learn and know as much as you can before you apply. What are you really getting yourself into, here, after all? Have you been a guest or know a guest? Do your best to see the ranch through the eyes of an employee and realize all the hard work that goes into making this ranch one of the best family vacations ever.

3. What type of position do you want? 
During the summer, we have fairly specific positions and expectations. Wranglers take care of the horses and the guests while they ride our horses, the kitchen staff ensures our guests get fed and watered, the housekeepers make sure the accommodations stay clean and comfortable, the maintanance crew does the behind-the-scences grounds and repair work, and the dishwasher makes sure we are eating off of clean plates. What would you have fun doing?

4. Be flexible
Keep in mind, this is a ranch! You never know what you might be asked to do and during what time of day  (or night) it might need done. Maybe some horses got out and we need your help opening and closing gates. Maybe the creek is flooding and you have to fill shovel sand. Be ready for anything.

5. Be ready to serve
You'll find that jobs in our industry are one of the most rewarding, fulfilling jobs you'll ever experience. Why? THE PEOPLE! Our guests come from all over the world and from all walks of life. While they are here, they are all cowboys and cowgirls for the week. All you have to do is take time to make sure they have what they need, talk to them and get to know them. We welcome our guests into our ranch family and they often make lifelong friends with other guests and staff members.  Enjoy that the more you put into your job and into getting to know the people that vacation here, the more lifelong friendships and memories you'll take from it.

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