Ranch Hand Intern – Pipe Spring National Monument

Position Type: Regular Student Hourly

Open until: Filled

Work Hours: May-September (summer break); 40 hours/week working 8-hour days. Schedule may include weekends and holidays.

Wage: $12.53 / Hour DOE

Location: Cedar City, UT



Pipe Spring National Monument preserves an 1870s cattle ranch, complete with a large garden, orchard, vineyard, long horn cattle, horses, chickens and ducks. This summer job that will start in May and run through September (hours and season may be negotiable).

Duties of the Ranch Hand include: • the care and feeding of livestock (horses, cattle, and chickens) • planting and care of the pioneer/Native American garden • assisting in care of an historic orchard and grape vines • and public contact and interpretation of the garden, animals, and ranch. Interpretation is the art of making history and the significance of an area come alive for visitors.
• The job entails physical work and the use of tillers, tractors, and hand tools in varying weather and temperature conditions.
• Candidates must be comfortable working with ranch animals. Applicants must also have an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with visitors.


Candidates must have successful experience with gardening; a desire to learn about orchard care; be comfortable working around livestock; be physically able to lift and move 50 pounds, use mechanical and hand tools; be able to work on tasks independently and as part of a team; work in outdoor and indoor settling throughout the summer months; and enjoy sharing information with the public about their internship.

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to iicinternships.com
  2. Click on the IIC Application “APPLY NOW”. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and email it, with your resume, transcripts, and statement of interest, to Paula Ogden-Muse at kaitlyn_thomas@nps.gov. In the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION.

You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications available until position is filled.

Contact Information:

  • Kaitlyn Thomas
  • Kaitlyn_Thomas@nps.gov
  • 928-643-7105

ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS MUST BE TIED TO AN ACADEMIC CREDIT such as: Departmental internships, EDGE, Practicums, UNIV-2890, Etc.

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