Open to men and women 3 years out of high school — must be 21 years and older. This position is residential and encompasses a variety of roles: wrangler, counselor, peer supervisor, trip leader, and logistics coordinator. Wranglers are members of the Senior Leadership Team.
A highly qualified Wrangler candidate will:
- Have a high degree of self-motivation and have experience with and be comfortable leading western-style horseback rides to all ages (grade one through staff)
- Pack pack-horses for trips of up to 5 days; teaching basic horsemanship skills on the ground and while mounted
- Complete daily chores around the barn
- Act as a Counselor to children ages 7-16 in the residential camp setting
- Work with and manage riding counselors to create a safe and fun experience at the barn
- Model healthy choices and behaviors for all campers and staff
- Lead safe, fun and enriching trips and activities
- Mediate conflicts in the living units and on trips
- Represent the goals and mission of the organization
- Act with integrity and maintain impeccable judgment
- Assist in creating a respectful community
Specific Wrangler Responsibilities Include:
- Assisting the Riding Program Directors with preparing the horses for camp.
- Planning, executing and leading on or off camp trips, activities, evening and weekend programs and special events.
- Maintaining a gentle, professional and educational tone at all times when working with both animals and people.
- Being responsible for management of all campers and staff while they are at the stables.
- Keeping all equipment, the stables, arena, horse pens, and all out buildings clean, organized and in good repair.
- Cultivating clear communication between riding program and other areas of the camp program.
- Early morning horse round-up on a rotational schedule with staff and other wrangler assistance.
- Assisting the Ranch Manager with movement of livestock, fence repair, and other projects as they arise.
- Taking care of basic veterinary needs of horses.
- Being responsible for table supervision at meals.
- Taking over duties for Ridge Leaders when they are on time-off or on trips (including evening Ridge walks).
- Being flexible in response to current and emergency situations and to shifts in responsibilities and assignments when camp is underway.
Benefits: Competitive salary ranging between $3800-$4500/season plus stipends for pertinent certifications, lodging, meals, paid sick leave, laundry, and the opportunity to influence the lives of children in the out-of-doors