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Ranch Hand (STP)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 676630BR Location Newhall, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Jun. 06, 2019

Job Summary:

Walt Disney first leased The Golden Oak Ranch in the late 1950s for the Spin and Marty segments of The Mickey Mouse Club. Because of the variety of natural settings available there, the Studio purchased the property in 1959 and, over the years, acquired additional land which has brought the total to just under 900 acres. Disney productions that have shot at the Ranch include: Old Yeller, Toby Tyler, The Parent Trap, The Shaggy Dog, Follow Me Boys and more recently, The Santa Clause, Pearl Harbor, Princess Diaries II and Pirates of the Caribbean II & III.

Over the years, other motion picture and television production groups began filming at the Ranch and added to the variety of sets already there. A western street was created for the 1978 renowned television miniseries Roots II and remained active until its removal in 2008. Other sets and locations include a rural covered bridge on a lake, wood bridges, the Golden Oak Hall from the movie The Country Bears, farm houses, barns, fields, country roads, tree groves, a forest area, a creek bed, and our newest addition, Pine Lake, which includes a waterfall and was designed to give the feeling of a High Sierra setting.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Ranch Hand (Short-Term Position)

The Ranch Hand position at the Golden Oak Ranch is a labor intensive position in a challenging environment. Extremes in weather are common and must be tolerated. This position is an entry level position where the team member will be taught the basics in Ranch maintenance and farming. An ability to frequently work overtime with little notice is necessary. Though prior experience in an agricultural or horticultural field is helpful it is not required.


  • Labor
    • Hand tools including chainsaws
    • Farm machinery including tractors, excavators and ATVs
    • Hay (lifting)
    • Forestry (lifting)
    • Irrigation (usage, maintenance, installation)
    • Painting
    • Construction
    • Pest control
    • Road maintenance
    • Firefighting
    • Other duties as determined and assigned.
  • General
    • Be able to work in all climatic conditions
    • Be able to interface with wildlife including snakes
    • Be physically fit and able to walk slope and uneven ground
    • Read, write and comprehend English
    • Have a positive eager to learn demeanor
    • Bi-lingual a plus

Preferred Education

High School Diploma or GED preferred.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Golden Oak Ranch Properties, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Golden Oak Ranch Properties is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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