Girl Scouts of Utah
  • 16-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Outdoor Program
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Seasonal

Assistant Equestrian Director: Trefoil Ranch

Girls Scouts of Utah's Trefoil Ranch, an overnight summer camp in Provo, is seeking an adventurous, agile, horse lover who enjoys teaching kids about horseback riding and horse care to be a part of the camp staff team this upcoming summer (June 1-August 12) in the Wasatch Mountains! Trefoil Ranch is home to about 20 horses, offering unique opportunities for campers to experience equestrian programs.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the riding areas and program in the absence of the Equestrian Director
  • Under the direction of the Equestrian Director, help to plan, develop, and manage a quality, progressive horseback riding and horse care program for all campers.
  • Evaluate riding ability of staff and campers; keep records on staff and camper's progress.
  • Teach and enforce all safety rules.
  • Assist in teaching staff their riding program responsibilities during staff training.
  • Assist in writing program outlines and lesson plans that allow for progression of activities and accomplish specific program goals
  • Teach and facilitate horseback riding and horse and tack care lessons (including ground, arena, and trail) based on the age and skill level of the campers.
  • Teach and monitor the proper use of equipment; advise Equestrian Director of requests for equipment and supplies when needed.
  • Assist in working with the Wrangler to ensure adequate horses are available for all riders.
  • Assist with setting up the barn area during staff training and break it down at the end of the season.
  • Supervise Counselor-in-Training and Wrangler-in-Training campers assigned to assist at the stables.
  • Manage Saddle Club

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age; 21 years old with a clean driving record and auto insurance is preferred
  • Have completed certification or documented training from a recognized organization or certifying body for horseback riding instruction, or equivalent documented experience. Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) certification preferred.
  • Have extensive experience working with and caring for horses; be familiar with western riding style and equipment.
  • Hold current Red Cross First Aid & CPR certifications or the equivalent.
  • Hold a current Utah Food Handler's Permit.
  • Ability to bend down and move, lift, stock, and carry boxes, program materials, and
  • supplies (up to 50 pounds).
  • Ability to walk, stand, and work on feet up to 8 hours a day.
  • Ability to live and work in a high elevation (up to 6500') outdoor setting.

Perks and Benefits

  • Paid enrichment training! Learn our stables rules and operations and break in the horses before the campers and staff arrive and get paid for it!
  • Paid staff training! Don't know the camp life or schedule? We'll train you on that, and we'll teach you outdoor skills, too!
  • Paid to spend your summer outdoors with kids and horses! Assistant Equestrian Director is paid $305/week.
  • Free housing and meals!
  • Working for Girl Scouts (a world-wide organization) on your resume.
  • Turn your job offer into an outdoor adventure, equine education, or veterinary internship!

Trefoil Ranch is located on 123 acres of beautiful ranch country tucked away in Provo Canyon. Trefoil Ranch features a lodge, ranch house, bunk house, showers, electricity, hot water and flush toilets. Campers live in cabins or platform tents with staff located nearby. Campers can enjoy horseback riding instruction, high and low ropes courses, archery, biking, hiking, and other camp activities.


For more information about your new leadership opportunity, visit our website: Work at Camp


Click here to apply through our website. Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Positions are open until filled. Email info@gsutah.org to see the full job description.


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