Horseback trail guides; Riding Instructors

Pathways On Pleasure Valley - Uxbridge, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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Looking to hire someone capable of the FULL list, we appreciate that not all candidates will qualify for every aspect but most aspects are required. Please read the full job description.

REQUIREMENTS/DUTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

1. GUIDING TRAIL RIDES:

o You will gather, feed, groom and saddle horses daily

o Guide guests - children, teens and adults on trail rides

o Minimum age of 18 yr. to guide rides independently;

o Must be fit and agile enough to respond to urgent situations quickly.

o Ability to ride up to at least a total of 6 hr./day.

o Give pre-ride instructions, assist guests on/off horses, and adjust tack properly.

o Guiding from front/rear/side; ponying another horse; hand-led "pony" rides.

o First aid/CPR certified; knowledge of emergency/evacuation procedures.

o Safety conscious

o Knowledge of the area, local history, general tourist info.

o Must be able to demonstrate control and collection while on horseback.

2. INSTRUCTOR: one to two days a week

o Teach English horsemanship

o Teach Western horsemanship

o Our students range from as young as 7yr to mature adults. Beginner to intermediate levels

o Assist small children on ponies and horses in age-appropriate horse activities

o Teaching kids group lessons in camp with a riding and theory portion

o candidates with teaching certification or proven horse training skills will be considered.

3. SLEIGH / WAGON DRIVING:

o Horse handling of one or two horses at the same time

o Harnessing a team

o Hitching a team

o Comfortable driving on roads and open fields

4. STABLE MANAGEMENT:

o Horse handling, roundup, groom/ saddle, feed/water, manure removal, sweeping stalls, basic care of horses, keep the yard clean, landscaping, operating tractor comfortably.

o These duties include the ability to on a daily basis:

  • Lift 25 - 50 lb. saddles on/off horses and saddle racks.
  • Lift 40 - 50 lb. hay bales to waist level, or higher.
  • Ability to reach above shoulder level to halter/bridle horses.

5. OFFICE RELATED:

o Answer phones; provide information about rides, schedule rides.

o Guest sign-in, ensure accurate completion of release forms, take payment, and properly fit helmets.

o Provide guests with general community/tourist info.

6. PROFESSIONALISM:

o Provide superb customer service; treat guests/clients with courtesy & respect.

o Maintain a friendly, helpful attitude even under adverse circumstances.

o Maintain good working relations with landowners and other trail staff.

o Strive for the highest level of guest satisfaction and enjoyment at all times

7. TIME COMMITMENT: We are flexible in hiring 1 or 2 full-time people or multiple part-time. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

o Weather permitting or customer discretion some shifts may be canceled with a minimal amount of notice.

We are ideally hiring for 2 part-time staff but will consider hiring 1 person full time.

Please send a cover letter detailing all horse experience with resume.

Job Type: Part-time; Full-time

Experience:

  • Coaching: 1 year (Required)
  • Horseback Riding: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)
  • Post-secondary diploma

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $14.50 to $18.00 /hour Plus Tips

Reference ID: 2021SEASON

Contract length: 12 months

Part-time hours: 30-40 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $14.50-$18.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay
  • Tips

Benefits:

  • Company events

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • On call
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep everyone safe we provide masks for all employees. We have asked all our clients to wear masks when social distancing is not possible, with no exceptions.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Uxbridge, ON (preferred)

Application question(s):

  • Are you able to work weekends and holidays?

Education:

  • Secondary School (preferred)

Experience:

  • horse riding/handling: 5 years (required)

Language:

  • English (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Ontario G Licence (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place