Employment Opportunities at Rancheros
During our season we hire "Workampers"- people who help run the campground in exchange for a full-hook-up site and salary. Santa Fe and Rancheros Campground are great places to spend a season! Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground was recently voted one of the top places to work by Workamper News. We are proud to have employees returning for as many as seven seasons with us. Located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is the heart of Southwest art and culture. There is so much to do here (see Things to do link), and we have a wonderful dry climate.
We hire to fill the following positions:
Couples who will work the registration desk and do outdoor duties and maintenance. You will work 24-26 hours per week per person (4 days on, 3 days off). Compensation includes salary of $700/month/person, full hook-up site plus laundry allowance, propane at our cost, and a 25% discount on store items. We also provide cable TV and high-speed wireless internet access. Couples will work their shifts together. Please note that this is not a management position.
We need team players. Our campground caters to the tourist market, so customer turnover is high. Being able to deal with all types of people in a pleasant manner, and familiarity with area attractions is essential. Experience handling money, working a cash register, using a personal computer - especially reservation software, is helpful when working the registration desk.
Regarding the outdoor portion of the position, we are always adding improvements or doing maintenance to our facility, so some handyman skills are helpful. The everyday outdoor routine includes checking sites for late arrivals and timely checkout, maintaining the pool (summer months), emptying trash cans, stocking the store with ice and firewood, cleaning, ensuring campsites and firepits are tidy, and running the evening movie. As needed and time permitting, other tasks include basic electrical and plumbing repairs, landscaping, painting, repairing picnic tables, and running drip irrigation systems.
The second position is for a couple or single person who will do cleaning only. The position requires 2 to 3 hours per day, six days a week beginning at 10:30 a.m.. Duties are cleaning restrooms and showers, rec. room, and camping cabins. Salary is $700/month, with benefits the same as the above position. This position is ideal for someone who is detail-oriented and takes pride in maintaining a clean facility. A clean facility is a very important part of our business and we expect quality work.
Finally, it's important our employees come with realistic expectations. You must be in good health, since we live at 7200 feet above sea level. People with heart ailments or asthma might have trouble adjusting to the climate. We get busy and stay busy from May through mid-October, so don't anticipate a lot of idle time during your shift.
The most successful workampers are the ones who enjoy interacting with the wide variety of people who visit our campground. Because you are living on-site for an extended period, you become a close-knit community with your fellow workampers. These positions are for team players who like to be busy during their shift.
Current job opening status:
Position 1. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 season, beginning mid-March.
When submitting applications, please include the following:
1. Your resume
2. Include a photo of yourselves and a photo or description of your rig.
3. State time frame you are available. Send or e-mail your information to:
Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground
736 Old Las Vegas Highway
Santa Fe, NM 87505-1409
e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground
736 Old Las Vegas Highway Santa Fe, NM 87505