Sombrero Ranches

JOB APPLICATION

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APPLICATION AND INFORMATION
SOMBRERO RANCHES, INC.

Sombrero Ranch is a company that provides horseback riding for the general public. It has various locations throughout the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Sombrero hires seasonal help to work between the dates of May 1st and October 1st.

Whether for one summer or many seasons, employment with Sombrero Ranch provides a different and gratifying experience in some of the most beautiful and rugged places in the world. While the work is demanding and the hours long, it offers the employee a unique opportunity to spend much of their summer with horses. A genuine interest and positive attitude assist the company in providing a quality experience for our guests.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete this application and mail it to our Longmont office (address below). Please include a short biographical statement about yourself highlighting any special skills, talents, awards or life experiences that you feel would make you a better employee. Including letters of recommendation from two previous employers is strongly recommended.

If we are able to offer you employment, you will receive a work agreement indicating your position, salary, beginning and ending employment dates, terms and conditions of employment, and other information. If a position for you is not immediately available, we will notify you with a letter.

IMPORTANT

A minimum age of 18 is required for all employees.

  • Various starting and ending dates can be accommodated. Applicants who are able to stay until early September will be given preference.

  • If you are offered a work agreement, please do not accept unless you plan on fulfilling all aspects of the job including: the position designated, the stated wage, and the employment dates.

  • All employees must be willing to perform duties as assigned and accept changes in position and location as required.

  • Applicants should be aware that these jobs are physically demanding and require lifting, bending, standing and kneeling, as well as use of tools and exposure to the risks of being in contact with horses.

  • Applicants are required to participate in activities involving heavy lifting and horseback riding.

  • Applicants must have a valid CPR & First Aid card upon arrival.

TRANSPORTATION

  • A personal vehicle is not required or necessary for employment with this company, but is a nice luxury for your days off.

  • The cost of round trip transportation is the responsibility of the employee, and should be considered before applying.

  • The company can provide transportation from the bus station in Longmont, Colorado.

BENEFITS

  • Housing in some of the most beautiful places in the state of Colorado is provided free of charge.

  • Most locations provide a free washer and dryer for your use.

  • All employee meals are provided free to the employee.

  • Working outdoors in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

  • Continuous contact with horses.

  • Meeting new people and making new contacts in the horse industry.

LODGING

  • Seasonal employees are housed in ranch style bunk houses with inside bathrooms.
  • All employees share a room with fellow employees. No coed quarters.
  • Employees are required to live where assigned.
A complete employee handbook will be provided upon your acceptance of a job agreement.

Sombrero Ranches, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Employees of the company are involved with all aspects of a stable operation. Including, but not limited to: leading trail rides, riding horses of different levels of difficulty, all maintenance and cleaning duties associated with a stable, grooming and feeding procedures, saddling and unsaddling of horses, and a full range of daily customer contact.
PAY RATES

The monthly salary includes a monthly salary plus your room and board. This company, unlike many others, does not pay a salary and then deduct part for room and board. This is a good point to keep in mind.
If you complete your contract you receive a season bonus.
The other form of income is "tips" from the guests on the trail rides. The total income from this obviously hinges a great deal on your performance and abilities to take care of the guests. Tips are not put into a "general fund," so if you and the other wranglers on your trail ride keep the guests happy and safe you will do well with tips.
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PLEASE PRINT the application below

DATES AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN
HONOR THE STATED DATES

Date Available to Start: __________________________________
Ending Date: __________________________
Full Legal Name: (Last First Middle)
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Mailing Address:
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Number & Street
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City State Zip: ___________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number: ( )_______-_______________
Do you have a valid driver's license? ____________Yes ___________No
License Number: ______________________________________
State Issued: ___________________________
Are you at least 18 years old? _________Yes _________No
Height: ___________________ Weight: _______________
Minimum and Maximum standards are essential to the safe performance of the job.
Do you have a valid First Aid Certificate? ______Yes ______No (If yes, include photocopy)
Rate your ability to ride a horse from 1 to 5: ________________
1 = Poor......... 2 = Fair.......... 3 = Average........... 4 = Above Average........... 5 = Excellent
Poor = gentle horse....................Excellent = young green broke horse
Do you plan on returning to school this fall? ____________Yes ___________No
School Name: ____________________________________________________________________
Dates attending school:
Finishing in the Spring ____________Month ____________Day
Returning in the Fall ____________Month ____________Day
Have you ever been employed by Sombrero Ranches before? __________Yes _________No
If yes, give details: ________________________________________________________________
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Have you been convicted of a felony within the last five years? ________Yes ________No
If yes, please describe, on a separate sheet, the circumstances of your conviction; including the date, nature, and place of the offense and disposition of the case. A felony conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment since this will be looked upon as only one of the factors considered in the employment decision and is evaluated in terms of the nature, severity and date of the offense.
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RECORD
School Name and Location ______________________________________ Grade_____
Principal_____________________________________________________________
Completed_________________ Courses _________________________________________
High School ________________________________________________________________
College ____________________________________________________________________
Commercial _________________________________________________________________
Other _____________________________________________________________________
Sombrero Ranch requires its employees to live "on site" in its bunk house facilities. Do you agree to live in these facilities? _________Yes _________No
Friends and/or relatives of Sombrero Ranch employees are not allowed to live at the bunk house facilities. Do you understand and are you able to make all necessary arrangements to abide by this policy?__________Yes __________No
State names of relatives or friends working for Sombrero Ranches:
__________________________________________________________________________
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Based on the requirements for this position, are you able to perform the essential functions of this job?___________Yes __________No
Would you require any special accommodations to perform the essential function of the job?___________Yes __________No
If yes, explain: ______________________________________________________________
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EMPLOYMENT RECORD: List 4 former employers (MOST RECENT EMPLOYER FIRST GIVING PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO ANY EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE HAD IN ANY FORM OF A HORSE OPERATIONS, RESORT ATMOSPHERE, OR PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WORK):
  1. ____________________________________________________________________
    Company Address Phone # From (Mo/Yr) To (Mo/Yr)

    ____________________________________________________________________
    Supervisor Job Title Reason for Leaving /Salary

    ____________________________________________________________________________
    Principal Duties
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________
    Company Address Phone # From (Mo/Yr) To (Mo/Yr)

    ___________________________________________________________________________
    Supervisor Job Title Reason for Leaving /Salary

    ____________________________________________________________________________
    Principal Duties
  3. ____________________________________________________________________________
    Company Address Phone # From (Mo/Yr) To (Mo/Yr)

    ___________________________________________________________________________
    Supervisor Job Title Reason for Leaving /Salary

    ____________________________________________________________________________
    Principal Duties
  4. ____________________________________________________________________________
    Company Address Phone # From (Mo/Yr) To (Mo/Yr)

    ____________________________________________________________________________
    Supervisor Job Title Reason for Leaving /Salary

    ____________________________________________________________________________
    Principal Duties
Please indicate how you heard Sombrero Ranch was hiring: ___________________________________
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A full-length photo must accompany all applications. (Photographs will be returned upon request if you are not employed with us.)
JOB APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION
The information provided in this Application for Employment is true, correct and complete. If employed, any misstatement or omission of fact on this application may result in my dismissal.
I authorize Sombrero Ranch, Inc. to check references with any person, agency or company concerning my ability, character, reputation, and previous employment record. I release all such persons supplying information from any liability or damages on account of furnishing such information.
I agree to abide by all present and subsequently issued personnel policies and rules. I further agree to authorize the company to deduct from my paycheck any debts that I may owe this company or amounts due for lost or damaged items for which I may be accountable.
I understand that acceptance of an offer of employment does not create a contractual obligation upon the employer to continue to employ me in the future.
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Signature
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Date
Print this application and mail to:
911 Kimbark Street • Longmont, CO 80501
Or Fax to: (303) 442-0380
Home Office E-mail: sales@sombrero.com
Call the Estes Park stables directly:
(970) 586-4577 or (303) 444-3989

Sombrero Ranches, Inc. (Business Office Only)
911 Kimbark Street • Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 442-0258 • Fax: (303) 442-0380

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