Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Equestrian Program Coordinator

US-GA-Luthersville
Category
Camp

Job Summary

Looking for a place to make a difference and spend your summer outside making memories? Do you have a passion for summer camp, high adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, STEM or empowering girls, teens and young women? If you answered “yes!”, then Camp Meriwether is for you! We have 270 acres of rolling hills, wooded areas, and beautiful scenery that is just an hour drive from Atlanta near Newnan, GA. We are a true camp complete with a lake for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards; archery; challenge course; climbing wall, dual zip lines; flying squirrel; miles of hiking trails; arts and crafts facility; large swimming pool and climate controlled cabins and dining hall.  During the summer we operate a premier overnight summer camp in Southwest Georgia for girls 2nd-12th grade.

 

We are looking for dynamic people to provide a top rate camping experience for young girls.  All staff will live and work on camp starting the end of May until the end of July. Staff will we assigned a group 8-10 girls weekly they are responsible for during group times and then will teach 5 activities of their interest during the day. A typical week for staff begins Sunday afternoon when a session begins until Saturday morning when a session wraps up. Staff can expect 2-3 hours each evening and this changes based on evening program with the girls. Staff can expect to have Saturday’s off and Sunday mornings each week. Staff applying should have a willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure the girls have a fantastic time while at camp and be 100% girl focused while in your care!

 

The Equestrian Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of the extensive Equine program at camp. Working directly with the Equine Director, they will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality programming are met in lessons and stable management.  The Equestrian Program Coordinator will co-supervise the Equine Counselors and all staff in their roles as they relate to the horseback riding program.  The Equestrian Program Coordinator must have the ability to train and supervise staff and campers in the areas of riding lessons, stable management, trail riding and horse and burro trekking.  S/he must have a comfort level in evaluating horses for use in lessons and matching riders to appropriate horses. 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Extensive documented experience teaching beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate horseback riding. 
  • Certification preferred.
  • Ability to successfully complete two day “Seasonal Equestrian Staff Certification” (Certified Horsemanship Association) held during Staff Session Training. 
  • Ability to supervise staff and participants and manage horses and equipment involved in a multi-level horseback riding program. 
  • Must have a passion for working with young women in the out of doors! 

Skills & Experience

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to evaluate performance and give feedback
  • Ability to make observations and complete paperwork
  • Supervisory experience
  • Maturity in problem solving and decision making
  • First aid and CPR training
  • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Alien documentation
  • Must be able to complete & clear a Criminal & Sex Offender background check

 

 

Physical Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed in the outdoors with regular exposure to insects and wildlife; weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e.: heat and humidity, rain and storms); and walking several miles a day at a brisk
  • Noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

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