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If you think you would be a great addition to our team please see our job description below, we accept resumes all year round! 

Equestrian Positions:

REQUIREMENTS/DUTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

1. GUIDING TRAIL RIDES:

o You will gather, feed, groom and saddle horses daily

o Guide guests – children, teens and adults on trail rides

o Minimum age of 18 yr. to guide rides independently;

o Must be fit and agile enough to respond to urgent situations quickly. o

Ability to ride up to total of 6 hr./day.

o Give pre-ride instructions, assist guests on/off horses, and adjust tack properly.

o Guiding from front/rear/side; ponying another horse; hand-led “pony” rides.

o First aid/CPR certified; knowledge of emergency/evacuation procedures.

o Safety conscious

o Knowledge of area, local history, general tourist info.

o Must be able to demonstrate control and collection while on horseback

2. INSTRUCTOR: one night a week

o Teach English horsemanship

o Teach Western horsemanship

o Our students range from as young as 5yr to mature adults. Beginner to intermediate levels

o Assist small children on ponies and horses in age-appropriate horse activities

o Teaching kids group lessons in camp with a riding and theory portion

3. SLEIGH / WAGON DRIVING:

o Horse handling of one or two horses at the same time

o Harnessing a team

o Hitching a team

o Comfortable driving on roads and open fields

4. STABLE MANAGEMENT:

o Horse handling, roundup, groom/ saddle, feed/water, manure removal, sweeping stalls, basic care of horses, keep yard clean.

o These duties include the ability to on a daily basis:

• Lift 25 – 40 lb. saddles on/off horses and saddle racks.

• Lift 50 – 70 lb. hay bales to waist level, or higher.

• Ability to reach above shoulder level to halter/bridle horses.

5. OFFICE RELATED:

o Answer phones; provide information about rides, schedule rides.

o Guest sign-in, insure accurate completion of release forms, take payment, and properly fit helmets.

o Provide guests with general community/tourist info.

6. PROFESSIONALISM:

o Provide superb customer service; treat guests/clients with courtesy & respect.

o Maintain a friendly, helpful attitude even under adverse circumstances.

o Maintain good working relations with landowners, and other trail goers.

o Strive for the highest level of guest satisfaction and enjoyment at all times

7. TIME COMMITMENT: We are flexible on hiring 1 or 2 full time people or multiple part time.

o Weather permitting or customer discretion some shifts maybe canceled with minimal amount of notice.

 

Resumes can be sent to info@horsebackadventures.ca please attach a cover letter with all horse experience listed.

 

Adventure Camp:

With the Second year of our Survival Camp approaching, we are looking to hire 4-5 counsellors.

The survival camp is separate from our equestrian camp, so there is no horse experience required

survival Camp Job Description and Requirements:

Day Camp counselor
Monday – Fri, 8am – 5pm
Extensive knowledge of plants/animals/nature
Facility maintenance
Life guard certified bonus
18 years of age +
Create and run adventure challenge programs
Natural sciences
Certified in CPR & First Aid
Responsible for checking in/out campers and their belongings
Review participant files
Complete incident reports to document any accidents, injuries or behavior problems that may arise.
Previous experience in the outdoors, archery, canoeing kayaking, camping etc.…
Inspect, organize and maintain all field equipment
Work with camp director to develop and implement necessary policies
Clear criminal background check
Strong communication and facilitation skills
Legally able to work in Canada
Positive attitude
Thrive under pressure
Ensuring camper safety at all times
Ability to deal with emergencies (medical, emotional or mental)
Assist other staff in duties whenever needed
Communicating any issues to management
Ability to lift 50lbs items to set up for activities
Stamina to run sports activities with kids for 6 hours of the day

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

working with children: 3 years
Required education:

High school or equivalent

Please send resumes to info@horsebackadventures.ca

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