Ranch Caretaker/Caregiver - Dayton, WY

Ranch Caretaker/Caregiver - Dayton, WY

Posted: 7/29/2020 - 9:41 pm

Are you seeking a quieter life in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains?  Our Ranch has homes in the beautiful and lush areas of this region.  In addition to defined gardens and a small orchard, there are four homes on the property. The ranch and homes are used only by the family and their guests.  


We are looking for a Caretaker (or a couple) to tend to family homes and surrounding grounds (approximately 8-10 acres). This is an exceptional longer-term, mostly full-time job opportunity for an individual or couple seeking quiet enjoyment and honest work.  The ideal individual/couple will take the utmost pride in the upkeep of the homes and gardens and providing personal assistance to the family matriarch, including meal prep, housekeeping and errands/projects as assigned. Individual/couple must be industrious, responsible and caring. The ranch is approximately 20 miles from Sheridan, WY. The position reports to the matriarch and her children.


Primary Duties:

  • Property maintenance including care for large vegetable garden and multiple flower/ornamental gardens, lawns,and landscaping around severalhouses
  • Housekeeping/cleaningduties including kitchen, bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, laundry, and deep cleaning
  • Meal preparation for familymatriarch
  • Groceryshopping
  • Companionship
  • Miscellaneous chores/errands asneeded
  • Transparent communication of schedules and workplans amongst family matriarch and adult children


Secondary Duties:

  • Greenhouse maintenance
  • Driving family members to appointments asneeded



  • Ability to prioritize and communicate changing work and schedule based on changing conditions/seasons
  • Gardening knowledge and experiencepreferred
  • Experience with and love ofanimals
  • Ability to lift50+lbs
  • Enthusiastic and efficient with a sense of humor and strong workethic
  • Eagerness to learn new tasks and skills, well organized andmotivated
  • Own reliable transportation (a Ranch vehicle will be available for work relatedduties).


Start Date:


August 12, 2020 60-day probationary period followed by one-year contract (potentially renewable).



  $15-$20/hour depending on experience

Hours will vary by season: 30-40 hours/week from April–September. 20-30 hours/week from October–March.

Potential to substitute cash for Health Savings Plan and/or IRA contributions.

  Local housing could be provided and included as component of overall compensation.




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