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Equestrian Staff

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Middleville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

This is for our YMCA Camp Manitou Lin locationFew environments are as special as camp! YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin has over 100 years of camping experience and is located on beautiful Barlow Lake in Middleville, Michigan. Our beautiful, natural setting provides an excellent opportunity for all who visit. We are committed to providing a camp experience rich in tradition centered on our core values, with a Christian emphasis, and allowing all who participate to gain 21st century skills, independence and life long memories.OUR CULTUREGuiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!POSITION SUMMARYEquestrian staff work exclusively with our horse program as either Trail Barn Specialist or Riding Instructors. Must be at least 18 years of age. Schedule: Monday - Friday. Onsite housing is optional.

  • Trail Barn Specialists work exclusively at the trail bar to facilitate trail rides for groups of 10 or fewer campers.
  • Riding Instructors facilitate Horse Camp riding lessons. Both positions require demonstrated horseback riding and instructional experience. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Learn the likes/dislikes of each participant
    • Be a positive role model for all campers and fellow staff
    • Assist in getting horses ready in the morning and turning them out at night
    • Assist in maintenance and care of tack
    • Assist in general care of horses including but not limited to watering, feeding, medicating, etc.
    • Help maintain a safe riding program by monitoring trail rides, riding lessons and campers closely for dangerous situation
    • Instruct and or assist during riding lessons based on experiencePerforms any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand RapidsCOMPENSATION
      • Onsite housing is optional, and would include meals Sunday - Friday. Staff who live on site are allowed to remain on site during the weekends throughout their seasonal employment if they choose. Scheduled time off will be granted each day.
      • $50.00 - $55.00 per day; Seasonal; Non-Exempt
      • Free individual YMCA membership.

        KNOW HOW
        • At least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent
        • Previous experiences in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field
        • Demonstrated horseback riding experience is required
        • Organizational skills to plan, schedule, and facilitate programs
        • Ability to give supervision and guidance to staff
        • Ability to plan, lead and/or assist in teaching an activity
        • Ability to teach leadership skills
        • Ability to teach and role model the Core Values of the YMCA and use of 21st century life skillsCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
          • Cardio Pulmonary Recitation (CPR) for rescue required
          • First Aid certification required
          • Blood borne pathogens training required upon hire
          • State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Equestrian Staff, Other , Middleville, Michigan

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