Jobs and Volunteering


Current Openings

Sienna Ranch is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other groups traditionally under-represented in outdoor education.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Facilities Manager

Sienna Ranch is Hiring a Full Time Facilities Manager. Sienna Ranch’s Facilities Manager is responsible for maintaining ranch facilities, outdoor education environments, animal enclosures, fencing, and trails on our 21 acre farm. A strong applicant will be a “jack/jill of all trades” with training in many different fields including but not limited to: automobile/tractor operations/maintenance, plumbing, electrical, fence repairs, concrete work, cleaning/disinfecting procedures, power tool operations, and general construction. Willing to train up for the right person!

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

Non-exempt. Hourly. Full-time. Year-round.
35-40 hours per week, occasional weekend work may be required

Start Date: September 1st 2021

 

 APPLY NOW!  

 Email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Bridgett McGrath, Operations Director at ops@siennaranch.net.  

MORE DETAILS AND APPLICATION:         Facilities Manager 

We are looking to hire on a short timeline and will accept and review applications until the position is filled.


Facilities Technician

The Sienna Ranch Facilities Technician reports directly to the Facilities Manager and performs a variety of duties including maintaining, repairing, operating and cleaning the ranch grounds and property facilities as well as assisting in some light animal care responsibilities. A strong applicant will be a “jack/jill of all trades” with training in many different fields including
but not limited to: automobile/tractor operations/maintenance, plumbing, electrical, fence repairs, concrete work, cleaning/disinfecting procedures, power tool operations, and general construction.

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

Non-exempt. Hourly. Part-time. Year-round.
20-25 hours per week, occasional weekend work may be required

 APPLY NOW!  

 Email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Bridgett McGrath, Operations Director at ops@siennaranch.net.  

MORE DETAILS AND APPLICATION:         Facilities Technician

We are looking to hire on a short timeline and will accept and review applications until the position is filled. 


Nature Instructor

This position is responsible for creatively adapting and delivering dynamic nature-based curriculum to small groups of youth age pre-K to teens. Instructors will cultivate a sense of curiosity and discovery of the natural world through inquiry-based teaching, hands-on lessons, animal interactions, and nature exploration. Activities will include gardening,
cooking, animal care, wilderness skills, ecology, and observation of nature. Instructors will model enthusiasm for all aspects of nature and weather conditions and consistently incorporate themes of stewardship, gratitude, and wonder. Nature instructors work as part of a dynamic and collaborative team as well as teach classes independently. This position
reports to the Education Director and Operations Director.

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

Non-exempt. Part-time.

 APPLY NOW!  

 Email cover letter, resume, contacts for THREE professional references, and answers to the application questions in the post to Bridgett McGrath ops@siennaranch.net. Please make sure to include your name, phone number and email address. Applications will be considered as they are received in order to fill this position as quickly as possible.   

MORE DETAILS AND APPLICATION:         Nature Instructor

We are looking to hire on a short timeline and will accept and review applications until the position is filled. 


Horse Camp Instructor

The Sienna Ranch Summer Horse Camp is a dynamic program that establishes development of young riders through a balanced approach of equine education, horse care, and riding. Week-long horse camps are designed for entry level students who love horses and want to build their skills and confidence. The Riding Instructor and Horse Camp Counselors work as part of a collaborative, supportive and professional team to offer riding lessons, horsemanship skills such as grooming, tacking, and mucking, as well as horse-theme arts and crafts. Additional curriculum focuses on horse history, anatomy, and natural horsemanship. In addition this role will assist our Animal Care Manager with care for our horses. This is a non riding position.

Instructors are responsible for creatively adapting and delivering dynamic nature-based curriculum to small groups of 2nd grade – 5th grade aged youth. Additional activities may include hiking, games, archery, pottery, woodshop, gardening, animal care, and wilderness skills. Rapport-building between students and instructors is a key aspect of this position. Instructors will cultivate a sense of curiosity and discovery of the equine world through inquiry-based teaching, hands-on lessons, animal interactions, and exploration. Instructors will model enthusiasm for all aspects of nature and weather conditions and consistently incorporate themes of stewardship, gratitude, and wonder.  Horse instructors work as part of a dynamic and collaborative team as well as teach classes independently. This position reports to the Animal Care Manager and Operations Director. 

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

Non-exempt/hourly. Seasonal. Full-time (36-40 hours/week).

 APPLY NOW!  

 Email cover letter, resume, contacts for THREE professional references, and answers to the application questions in the post to Bridgett McGrath ops@siennaranch.net. Please make sure to include your name, phone number and email address. Applications will be considered as they are received in order to fill this position as quickly as possible.   

MORE DETAILS AND APPLICATION:         Horse Camp Instructor

We are looking to hire on a short timeline and will accept and review applications until the position is filled. 


Volunteer Feeder Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer Animal Feeder at Sienna Ranch! The animals at Sienna Ranch are valued members of our community, serving as educational ambassadors for our visiting youth. Feeding the animals is an important responsibility that directly impacts the animals’ health and well-being. We appreciate you taking the time to submit an application for this important role!

Requirements:

  • The Sienna Ranch Volunteer Animal Feeder position requires a 6-month seasonal commitment (FALL/WINTER: September-February; SPRING/SUMMER: March-August) with the possibility to extend.
  • All Sienna Ranch Volunteer Animal Feeders must be over the age of 18 years.
  • Volunteer Animal Feeders have the ability to bring two (2) additional feeders with them. Additional Volunteer Animal Feeders must be at least 10 years old and be accompanied at all times while on Sienna Ranch property. Additional Volunteer Feeder information must be submitted with this form. This is a great way to experience the ranch with a spouse, child or relative!
  • Volunteer Animal Feeders must feed the animals within the window of time of their assigned shift. AM Shifts are 7:00-9:00am and PM Shifts are 4:30-6:30pm.
  • Volunteer Animal Feeders are expected to feed the animals for their assigned shift, including during inclement weather and holidays.
  • Volunteer Animal Feeders who are unable to feed during their assigned shift must find a substitute from the approved list. A substitute must be acquired as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours prior to the absence. All substitutions must be communicated to the Animal Care Manager.
  • Two (2) unexcused absences will result in removal from the program.

Join the Volunteer Feeder Crew

Please fill out the form at the link below. This application has four (4) sections:
1.) Contact Information
2.) Application Questions
3.) Availability
4.) Acknowledgments

We receive more applications than positions available. If you are not selected for a Volunteer Animal Feeder position for this season, please submit another application for the next seasonal position. Thank you for applying to help care for our animals!