Job Description: Riding Instructor
· Strong skills in English riding
· Ability and confidence to teach basic skills to campers aged 7-17
· Experience with stable management
· Experience working with children preference given to those with teaching/coaching experience
· Jumping, dressage and Showing experience a plus
Essential Job Functions
- Attend and participate in a pre-camp training program,
- Provide care and supervision for all campers,
- Live and eat with campers (males do not live with campers)
- Teach one or more camp activities to campers
- Actively and enthusiastically participate in and/or run assigned Camp programs and such other tasks as assigned by the Camp for the operation of its camp program
- Work long, busy days
- Over 21 may involve some driving responsibilities.
- Live in a rustic outdoor youth camp setting.
· Responsible for teaching Riding lessons to campers aged 7 -17
· Responsible for teaching according to Camp Arcadia’s activity levels
· Teaching 4-5 hours per day (two in the morning and two in the afternoon)
· Working directly with Head of Riding and two other counselor
· Assisting with horse shows throughout the summer
Relationships: Riding counselors will have direct relationships with the Head of Riding and the other riding counselors. In addition, the riding staff works with the junior staff. Lodge/Non-lodge counselors are supervised by a Unit Coordinator/Head. All staff are under the direction of the Directors and the administrative team.
Physical Aspects of the Job:
· Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
· Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
· Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
· Endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
· Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity assist campers in riding horses.
· Ability to lift 50 lbs
· Ability to walk long distances
· Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program.
· Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in facilities provided
· Willingness and ability to work long hours and busy days