The YMCA’s Camp Willson - the 500 acre memory maker, located in Bellefontaine, is seeking enthusiastic leaders to join our Equestrian Staff! Our staff provide support for the equestrian program by caring for horses, barns and tack; and providing instruction to participants in the same.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Assists in the preparation of the horses for equestrian programs, including, but not limited to catching, feeding, grooming and saddling of horses.
Provide horse care to your level of training, or report horse health concerns to the Equestrian Director.
Assists in the cleaning of horses, barns, facilities and equipment as needed, including, but not limited to the shoveling of manure, storage of tack and supplies, turning out horses, and cleaning of facilities and grounds, care of riding helmets.
Observes camper and staff behavior; enforces appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and applies appropriate behavior-management techniques
Checks all tack and related equipment on a regular basis, reporting any concerns to the Equestrian Director or designate.
Follows and implement all policies related to safe horseback riding experiences, including but not limited to staff to participant ratios, safety equipment and emergency procedures.
Prepares for and actively participates in staff trainings and meetings
Maintains good public relations with participants and fellow staff
Must be at least 18 years of age; have a valid drivers license; and have ability to mount and dismount from a horse with no assistance.
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.