Employment Opportunities at Down Home Ranch

Joining Down Home Ranch means becoming part of a working farm and ranch, and at the same time helping people with special needs. Employees who ride for the DHR brand love the country life style and values, and also enjoy being around, working with and helping people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

We are a community of opportunity, helping others become more resourceful, self-reliant, confident and happy in their lives. In this we take great professional pride and seek to invite others who share this noble calling into our working farm and ranch community.

To learn more about specific employment opportunities available at Down Home Ranch, visit our Indeed profile.

ranch camp employment

The qualified Ranch Camp Staff applicant is an extraordinary, excited individual who can encourage, enrich and empower our exceptional campers. Our staff is carefully screened and trained. The staff to camper ratio is 1:5 or fewer. Everyone involved in camp must have a love for both camping in general and for our campers in particular. We can safely say that most people fall in love with both their first week at camp!
-Wages vary ($337/week – $435/week) depending upon position and experience. All positions include room and board, as well as extensive training.
-REQUIRED Commitment: Staff Training – June 6, 2018 – June 8, 2018
Ready to apply? Download the application for employment and, when fully completed and signed, submit to [email protected].


Apply for Employment

To apply for employment at Down Home Ranch, download the Employment Application, fill it out and email it to [email protected] When you download the application, it will automatically open in Adobe Reader®. From there, you can print out the form and complete it. If needed, download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

internship Opportunities

Amplify Austin Marketing Intern : We are looking for a dynamic Amplify Austin intern to work with the Down Home Ranch (DHR) development team in the design and execution of a social media and email marketing plan for Amplify Austin Day 2018. Intern will work directly with the Development Director to assist with implementing marketing strategy and materials. This is an incredible learning opportunity for anyone interested in marketing, communications, advertising, and social campaigns. If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to [email protected].

Interning at DHR, as told by Carlee C., 2017 Counseling Intern from The Christi Center:

“I had a Rancher tell me that driving through the gates of Down Home Ranch was like driving into a new world. He said everything outside was left behind, and you could be a part of this peaceful place. I wholeheartedly agree with that. Being an intern at Down Home Ranch was a comfortable and encouraging experience. When you arrive, you never once feel like a stranger–from the staff to the ranchers, I always felt like I belonged. Developing relationships with the Ranchers felt natural and easy. Interning at the ranch gives you an opportunity to work with clients on their terms in their environment. You get to see them where they are most comfortable and sometimes most vulnerable. Inevitably, that goes both ways, and you can often feel that same comfort and vulnerability when working with all of these wonderful people. Being an intern at the Ranch allowed me to be a part of the Ranchers’ world in a way I could not have experienced elsewhere. I believe interning at Down Home Ranch is a very different kind of intern experience that anyone could appreciate.”