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Summer Camp Equestrian Director / Riding Instructor

Nevada City, California 95959
United States
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Date Posted: 03/30/2021 | Last Updated: 03/30/2021
Categories:
Instructor, Manager - General, Summer Camp Counselor, Wrangler
Positions Available:
Full Time, Temporary
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
No
Commercial drivers license required?
No
Own car required?
No
Pets allowed?
No
Non-smoker required?
No
Live on site?
Yes
Will pay to relocate?
No
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 spirit; 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, 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
Camp Augusta’s equestrian program is small, including a herd of 10 horses. We teach a hybrid of English and Western 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 and build self-confidence through the facilitation of horsemanship.
Job Requirements
The Equestrian Director leads program development working alongside the Assistant Equestrian Director. 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. Applicants must be 20 or older by June 2021, and have a CHA certification (or ability to acquire) or equivalent group lesson teaching experience (~300 hours). Sometimes, the program is run with two equestrian directors, if the skills are matched/equivalent. Preference for applicants who can return for multiple summers.
Benefits
Staff must be available from May 18 - August 14. Staff training is 3.5 weeks long followed by 9 weeks of main season camp. 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).

The depth of training and ongoing professional support you will receive as a Camp Augusta staff member (in the realms of education, personal development and communication, and activity skills) can offer far-reaching benefits for many other parts of your life.
Description of Housing Provided
Housing and meals are provided. Live in a cabin, yurt or treehouse! Meals are made fresh, locally sourced and organic.
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