Seasonal Horse Wrangler needed at central California Summer Camp

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Camp Menzies - Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

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Arnold, CA
Job Type
$70 per day
Date Posted
March 11, 2020
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Camp Menzies – Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is looking for a Seasonal Horse Wrangler for summer 2020.

Under the supervision of the Horse Experience Manager, the Wrangler is responsible for providing and administering a quality Girl Scout horse experience program to girls in an outdoor setting. As a member of the horse experience team, this position should ensure all programming is creative, fun, and follows safety activity checkpoints.

Job Duties:

  • Oversees camper and equine health needs and keeps the Horse Experience Manager regularly informed of all findings
  • Responsible to maintain safe and health conditions in the unit as outline in ACA standards
  • Responsible to ensure camper supervision at all times
  • Keeps accurate first aid records to be forwarded to the Health Care Manager at the end of each session
  • Provides opportunities for girls to grow in self-determination, self-worth, awareness and acceptance of others
  • Maintains a safe and creative equine program under the supervision of the Horse Experience Manager
  • Assists with the organization of the horseback riding program
  • Assists with the care and feeding of fourteen horses
  • Serves as a resource for program skills and shares relevant skills when needed
  • Strives to provide activities related to badges and journeys, and specific program requirements as stated in the camp brochure
  • Utilizes the resources available and program areas to provide activities based on Girl Scouting and program guidelines set forth by ACA

General Operations:

  • Assists with the opening and closing of the stable and arena areas and camp property, completes inventories and reports as required
  • Assists in the general operation of camp
  • Participates in pre-camp and in-service training sessions
  • Communicates with the camp administration concerning camp program, policies, and procedures
  • Responsible for maintaining order and cleanliness in all camp areas, particularly the stable and arena areas
  • Ensures that equipment and facilities are maintained in good condition. Report needed repairs promptly to the Horse Experience Manager

Other Job Duties:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training and participate in in-service training sessions
  • Provide resources and guidance to unit leaders in horse safety and expectations
  • Assist the Horse Experience Manager with potential trips, WIT and Junior Wrangler programming
  • Qualifications
  • Minimum age 18
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One year of college, preferred
  • Documented experience instructing in a general horseback-riding program
  • Able to pass a basic skills test as set forth by Horse Experience Manager

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff from diverse cultures and all organizational levels
  • Ability to teach and supervise children
  • Good judgment to place the needs of campers and camp community above personal desires

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Physical ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities and camper and staff behavior
  • Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time (60 minutes or more)
  • Ability to provide first aid and to assist campers and staff in an emergency

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