Job Details

Job Title: Summer Riding Program - Teaching Assistant

Department: Equestrian Studies

Reports To: Summer Riding Program Instructors/SRP Director

Job Type: This is a part time, non exempt position.

General Description:

The position is responsible for assisting the Riding Instructors with applied riding lessons and supervising the care of the lesson horses during the WWU Summer Riding Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

During Camp:

  • Assists Riding Instructors
  • The SRP Teaching Assistant supervises the SRP riders at ALL times when they are with the horses during their riding session. Tasks include, but are not limited to: grooming horses, tacking and un-tacking of horses, cooling out of horses, assisting campers with stall and tack cleaning, and general daily maintenance of the stables. The riding session assistant will be responsible for demonstrating energetic and positive leadership with campers and other Summer Riding Program staff
  • Monitors riders to make sure they stay hydrated
  • Double checks tack placement and fit for all horses
  • Assists with the mounting of riders
  • Tighten girths and adjusts stirrups
  • Works one-on-one with riders as directed and supervised by Riding Instructors
  • Communicate with Riding Instructors/Director about any potential problem situations
  • Assists Barn Floaters with the picking up of the facilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, 60+ completed credits in a postsecondary program preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to ride at an intermediate or advanced level
  • Demonstrated ability to manage school horses, including general health concerns.
  • Any combination of education training or experience that provides required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day.
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 100 pounds or more.
  • Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, bend, walk or stand for long periods.
  • Ability to be subjected to chemical, mechanical or electrical hazards.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.
  • Ability to be subjected to motor or machine noise.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing or work irregular hours.
  • Ability to be exposed to dusts, fumes and odoriferous working conditions.
  • Ability to speak and read English fluently.
  • Ability to hear.

Work Schedule:

This is a 40-hour per week typically working from 7:30 a.m. until noon, and then again in the evenings, 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This is a 2 week position with evening or weekend work required.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer