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Equestrian Co-Director and Prospective Unicorn Handler at a Magical Summer Camp

Nevada City, California 95959
United States
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Date Posted: 10/26/2018 | Last Updated: 10/10/2023
Instructor, Summer Camp Counselor, Wrangler
Positions Available:
Full Time, Temporary
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Camp Augusta is not your average summer camp. We seek high and low for folks who have a calling in life... to make a genuine difference in the lives of children and their own; to pursue a variety of adventures that feed body, mind, heart, and soul; to work hard and play hard (especially when they are one and the same).

We are an 80-acre non-profit residential camp nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California specializing in teaching emotional intelligence, horsemanship, aerial silks, fire spinning, positive communication techniques, high ropes elements, intentional community living, the fine art of oatmeal fights, and oh-so-much more. Camp Augusta has 1 and 2-week overnight sessions with 90 children (ages 8-16) onsite at a time.
Job Description
Our equestrian program is small, 10 horses. We teach a hybrid of English and Western riding and offer trail rides, horse care, and basic arena work. The goal of the equestrian program is to teach campers not just to ride but to love horses too, and to create an environment where campers can have fun through the facilitation of horsemanship. The program supports two Equestrian co-directors who work in tandem to provide program logistics and development. In addition to running our program they are responsible for feeding & mucking as well as general herd maintenance. This role benefits from a person with a stable temperament who is able to adapt their experience, teaching style, and philosophies to camp and can provide their insight while being open to collaboration. When not horsing around, EQ staff will participate in camp programs , evening programs, and supply camp magic. CHA certification (or ability to acquire) or 3+ years of group lesson teaching experience required.

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Call us at (530)-265-3702, we would love to chat!
Job Requirements
-Must be available to work from May 13th to August 11th
-Must be 19 or older by May 2024
-CHA Certification or 3+ years of group lesson teaching experience
-Open mind and ready heart
-Staff training is 3.5 weeks long and includes training in counseling, empathy, non-violent communication, and social communication
-Opportunities are available to work pre and post season assisting with family camps and school groups before staff training (April and May) and after the summer (August and September)
Description of Housing Provided
Housing includes living in a platform tent, perfect for cool California nights. Other housing options may be available depending upon the needs of the year.