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Horseback Riding Instructor
Sienna Ranch

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Horseback Riding Instructor

Sienna Ranch

Job Summary

Wage
$17-20 per hour
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 3 days ago
Job Role
Teacher
Employer's Industry
Education

Job Description

Horseback Riding Instructor Part-time school year

Sienna Ranch connects youth to nature through compelling outdoor experiences in order to foster a compassionate and environmentally aware future. We provide farm education and immersive nature programming to youth PreK-8th grade. Our program offerings also include woodshop, natural building, archery, horseback riding, gardening, science, pottery, survival skills, homesteading skills, naturalist skills and much more. Sienna Ranch is situated on a 21-acre family-owned ranch in Lafayette, CA.

POSITION SUMMARY

Part Time Riding Instructors work as part of a collaborative, supportive and professional team to offer riding lessons, horsemanship classes and seasonal camps to students and campers at Sienna Ranch. Sienna Ranch uses a Pony Club-influenced approach to balanced seat and safety, and deeply values a Natural Horsemanship approach to forming connections between students and horses, horse training and horse care.

 

SCHEDULE SUMMARY Non-exempt. Permanent. Part-time. Year-round. School Year Schedule (approx Sept-May): 12-16 hours per week, Monday, Thursday, Friday schedule with option to add hours on weekends. Optional Summer Schedule (approx June-August): Monday-Friday, 25-40 hours per week (w/ one optional week off)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Teach group horsemanship classes, summer camps and holiday camps

Communicate with other riding instructors and Animal Care and Education Manager to coordinate facility use and horse use

Coordinate with Sienna Ranch Business Manager to report absences, schedule makeups, report incidents

Assist with special events and leading pony rides, as needed

REQUIREMENTS

At least 2 years experience teaching safe and engaging beginner-intermediate horseback riding lessons. Pony Club experience looked upon favorably within the past 5 years.

Ability to patiently and positively mentor youth from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and experiences

Willing to work outside in all weather

Able to maintain clean, organized workspaces

Ability to patiently and professionally communicate with parents, staff, volunteers, students and apprentices

Committed to being an active part of a solution-oriented, self-motivated, cooperative, professional community atmosphere

Able to work with minimal direct supervision and to independently hold yourself accountable to a high level of professionalism

Able to check and respond to email communications within 24 business hours

Current First Aid and CPR for Adult and Child certifications, and clear TB test results (or ability to acquire before first day or work), and ability to pass FBI/DOJ background check for working with children COMPENSATION

Competitive hourly rates 1 APPLICATION

INSTRUCTIONS Email cover letter, resume, contacts for THREE professional references. Please also briefly answer the application questions below. We are looking to hire on a short timeline and will accept and review applications until the position is filled.

Please reflect on and respond to the following questions:

  1. How did you hear about this position?
  2. What motivates you most to work at Sienna Ranch?
  3. Briefly describe a one-hour beginner lesson plan for an 8 year old student who has never ridden a horse before
  4. Please list at least one question you have for us about Sienna Ranch, or the Part Time Riding Instructor position.

Sienna Ranch is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other groups traditionally underrepresented in outdoor education. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.00 to $20.00 /hour

Experience:

Relevant: 1 year (Required)

teaching: 1 year (Required)

Work Location:

One location

Benefits:

Flexible schedule

Professional development assistance

Hours per week:

10-19

This Job Is:

Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location

Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Schedule::

Monday to Friday

Holidays

Business Overview

Our Story

ORGANIZATION  

Sienna​ ​Ranch​​ ​provides​ ​exceptional​ ​outdoor​ ​experiences,​ ​farm​ ​education​ ​and​ ​immersive​ ​nature​ ​programming​ ​to​ ​youth ages​ ​4-15.​ ​Our​ ​program​ ​offerings​ ​include​ ​woodshop,​ ​natural​ ​building,​ ​archery,​ ​horseback​ ​riding,​ ​gardening,​ ​science, pottery,​ ​survival​ ​skills,​ ​homesteading​ ​skills,​ ​naturalist​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​much​ ​more.​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch​ ​is​ ​situated​ ​on​ ​a​ ​21-acre family-owned​ ​ranch​ ​in​ ​Lafayette,​ ​CA.  

Sienna Ranch is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other groups traditionally under-represented in outdoor education.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Culture & Perks

Ownership
Family Owned
Women Owned
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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