Job Openings

Currently Seeking Long Term Ranch Manager

Live and work on site at this beautiful, remote, off grid location in northern NM. Gain experience in ranch & natural resource management, facility maintenance, retreat management, customer service and mindfulness practice. Applicants must be resourceful, responsible, caring, have strong personhood and some ranch/land management experience. Job runs during open season from mid-April and mid-November (winter caretaker position possible for the right candidate). We offer fair compensation plus gourmet vegetarian meals and single occupancy heated accommodation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Stewarding the land and natural resources
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and function of irrigation, water/well, vehicles, solar system
  • Maintaining all facilities (approx. 40 structures)
  • Keeping a clean and safe environment for guests
  • Driving guest shuttle on opening and closing day of retreats
  • Assist retreat manager with timely guest communication
  • Collecting and ensuring enough firewood for operations
  • Monitoring propane use and coordinating refill logistics
  • Managing weekly town run (laundry, food pick up, supplies, etc.)
  • Monitoring trash, recycle and compost efforts
  • Managing opening and closing of the ranch and facilities seasonally
  • Coordinating volunteers when appropriate
  • Assisting with guest orientation talk and work meditation job training for guests
  • Anticipating and responding to guests needs and safety
  • Maintaining medical kit and emergency supplies
  • Trail maintenance and familiarity with trail system
  • Point person for the emergency plan protocols at the ranch

All interested parties please email a letter of interest to You must include:

  • why you believe you are an ideal candidate for the position
  • if you have ever been to vallecitos before or your connection to the ranch
  • your related experience
  • your availability
  • your contact information

*It is our goal to conduct our search in the next two months to secure a ranch manager for the 2018 season. A few dates may be available towards the end of this season.

updated 8/23/17