Plan, direct, and supervise weekly Horse and Riding Sense Camp Programs, providing a positive, healthy and safe environment for the public and care of the animals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Camp programs to include craft activities, games, horse handling, basic horse care, tacking, grooming and teach basic seat riding skills
- Define camp goals
- Prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service staff/volunteer training
- Order food, supplies, and equipment for camp activities
- Assign staff volunteer activities
- Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all campers, staff, and volunteers
- Serve as a positive role model for campers, staff, and volunteers
- Perform other duties as required
Education and Experience Required
Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older at time of hire.
Hours: May-August; Monday - Friday
Related Experience: Previous camp experience with participants age 10 - 15, exercising horses and teaching riding students in English/balance seat horsemanship, including all aspects of groundwork; farm equipment operation.
Special training or other licenses, certification, etc.: CPR/1st Aid; must have a valid Driver's License
Skills in: Dealing effectively with the public; communicating effectively verbally and in writing; interpreting rules and regulations; knowledge of District rules, policies, and safety procedures; ability to work independently exhibiting characteristics of leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, and display a positive attitude.
Onboarding/Training Requirements: Criminal Background Check
Driver's License Check
Mandated Reporter - Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
National Sex Offender Registry Check
Youth Protection Standards Training
CPR/1st Aid Training
Application: Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position. Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application.
Equal Employment Policy: As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled