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Harmel's offers seasonal summer employment.  We open in late May and we'll close sometime in mid to late September.  Thank you for taking an interest in Harmel's Ranch Resort!

We hire primarily college-aged staff from all over the States and some from outside the country. Harmel's staff members are top-drawer young people with appreciation and respect for our country and our western lifestyle. They are sharp, well groomed, well-mannered,  respectful of Harmel's, our guests and fellow co-workers. We also have many staff members return every summer, some for more than 10 years. At Harmel's, our staff associates closely with each other and our guests. We encourage our young people to take part in all of our guest activities and to use our facilities. Our staff is expected to maintain our casual dress code. There are no pets allowed for any of our seasonal employees, with the exception of bringing your own horse (and only if you are hired as a wrangler).

We will be happy to consider your application for Colorado summer employment.

This is a great place for Colorado Summer Employment! You must be at least 18 years old. If you are selected, you may not be assigned any specific job before you arrive, all employees are hired as "team players".   Being a Team Player means you are agreeing to work at whatever job we ask you to, even if it's not the specific job you were hired for.  We do our jobs, and then really enjoy the mountain lifestyle. We are fortunate to have 1.6 million acres of the Gunnison National Forest as our backyard. It's also easy for our employees to take advantage of all we have to offer our guests. During your off time you may enjoy whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing (in private gold medal quality waters), hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, massages, laundry facilities, and more. Not to mention, all of the strong and lasting friendships established between the seasonal employees that work here.

Please Note: Our resort is here because of our guests. This is not a resort for the staff. While you are encouraged to enjoy what Harmel's has to offer, you will also need to be mindful of our guests. Our staff is expected to be respectful, well-groomed, and helpful to our guests "on or off the clock."

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To become a wrangler:

If you are applying for a job here at Harmel's and you are interested in becoming a wrangler there are a couple of things to keep in mind. You are first and foremost hired as a "team player". You will be expected to work where you are needed. This may include anything from maintenance work, dining room, housekeeping, to dish washing. You MUST be able to ride and have good horse skills for the wrangling position. You will also be expected to sign an additional Wrangler's Contract Addendum.

All of our staff lives right here on the ranch, therefore we furnish room & full board with complete with laundry facilities. Housing is "bunkhouse style". Harmel's guarantees a bonus, paid at the end of your completed employment contract. For more detailed information about employment at Harmel’s please call Amie at 1.800.235.3402 or +19706411740 Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm or email anytime.

Available positions for the summer of 2015

  • Wrangling/Stables
  • Dining Room/Waitstaff
  • Cooks/Chefs
  • Dish Washing/Bus Tables
  • Maintenance/Fly Guide
  • Maintenance (indoor & outdoor) + Landscaping
  • Office/Reservations/Sign Ups/Store/Fly Shop
  • Housekeeping/Laundry

If you have any specific skill(s) like fly fishing, wrangling, cooking, working on car engines, computers, please let us know when you make application on the next page. This will help us put you into a department best for you and for the ranch. Employment will depend on the dates you are able to work, what jobs are available, and of course your references and past job history. Harmel's is a summer operation, therefore, offering only full-time, summer seasonal work. As the summer progresses, you may be expected to fill any or all of our ranch jobs. You must be in good health and females must be able to work every day of the month.

If you are the type of person that is easy to get along with, has an open mind, and feel that you are well-rounded this is just the place for you!

Airfare:  If you are a college student you can get outrageously cheap tickets by going through www.studentuniverse.com. You have to prove you’re a student.  For example, a one way ticket from Iowa to Gunnison cost one employee $250.00. The usual price to go from Denver to Gunnison is $450.00 or more.

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