We are currently accepting applications for an Equestrian Assistant for our Summer Camp Program!
Assists with operational and program delivery of multi-level equine programs including all facilities, equipment, and horse responsibilities.
- Assist Equestrian Director in delivering all equestrian activities.
- Inventory, set up, and maintain horse barn facility and equipment
- Supervise other staff or volunteers assisting with equestrian activities as assigned
- Assure that all operations follow Safety-Wise, ACA and Camp Logan guidelines
- Maintain and submit all required records
- Assist in other areas of camp as needed, serve as a counselor as needed when not at the barn.
- Assist Equestrian Director with total care of all horses at camp
- Function as an effective member of the camp staff community
- Serve as a role model in guiding campers through appropriate behaviors, language, attitudes, and activities
- Participate in orientation, staff training, and post camp activities
- Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and program for following season(s)
- Other duties as assigned to meet the Council’s goals
- Current CPR/First Aid certification
- Experience working with horses and children and conducting lessons for minimum 2 years.
- Equestrian Instructor certification, or ability to obtain it prior to start of camp season, preferred
- Excellent organization and communication skill
- Experience teaching, either formally or informally
- Knowledge and/or experience in Outdoor education
- Willingness to adhere and promote the philosophies of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana
- Good character, integrity and adaptability
- Experience working with children
- Experience and enjoyment of camping/outdoors
- Walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, moderate lifting and carrying (up to thirty (30) pounds).
- Full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
- Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
- Minimum age of 18 due to camper supervision requirements
- Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
- Occasional need to stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to focus on detail and accuracy of work product.
- Live at camp and work 24 hours a day during the camp season, following the summer camp schedule
- Ability to work and live on site at camp in the summer and occasional weekends as needed and be available prior to the on-site camp session for some planning.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Occasional high stress may be experienced in dealing with staff, parents, girls, and volunteers.
- A commitment and passion for the Girl Scout Mission and an ability to effectively promote and communicate the Mission and Vision to external and internal stakeholders.
- Willingness to become of member of GSUSA