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Wrangler for Fall 2017

Assistant Wrangler


The Colorado Outdoor Learning School was created in partnership with Cross Bar X Youth Ranch and runs an Outdoor Education program during the fall for students from the Four Corners area. COLS has a unique, multi-dimensional approach to outdoor education programming that combines exciting hands-on learning with challenge based activities.

We are looking to add a Wrangler to work for the COSL season beginning September 1st, and running through November 1st.


During the COLS season, the wrangler would be in charge of managing groups of up to 15 students at a time for 2.5 hour activity periods multiple times per day. Duties would include teaching the students basic horse riding skills, maintaining a safe operating environment for the people and the horses, reporting directly to the COLS program director. During the evening, you will be assigned to assist in other aspects of the program as laid out below.

Position Requirements
-To be in agreement with the Cross Bar X statement of faith
-To have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and possess a desire to continually grow in your faith
-To have a desire to reach underprivileged youth with the gospel
-Must have extensive knowledge of horses, and at least one, if not multiple previous equestrian education jobs
-Must be comfortable being the person in charge during equestrian activities and be able to take charge to ensure safety for all participants.
- Must be able to recognize and report any health or behavioral issues with the horses to the Horse Program Manager

Responsibilities
-Comply will all CBX policies and procedures
-Lead all equestrian activities once trained and certified by the resident equestrian manager
-Conduct skills classes that teach kids the basics of horsemanship.
-Teach about general horse sense, and horse care including teaching how to saddle and bridle a horse
- Manage the health and safety of the herd, including a rotation schedule
-Engage in positive, encouraging ways with all campers, and take the opportunities given you to get to know them and share truth with them through the horse activity.
-When not running Horse activities, aid in other support staff duties where assigned to include, but not limited to the following areas:

Washing Dishes
Cleaning the dining hall
Setting up, and assisting in leading group games
General camp clean-up
Skits & campfires
Overnight camping trips
Attendance and participation in morning meetings and staff devotionals
Other camp duties that may include feeding animals, watering /weeding garden mowing & lawn care, special work projects, etc.

Salary (negotiable based on experience and length of commitment) + room & board

For more information contact Zac Smalley, Program Director
zac@crossbarx.org (970) 259-2716 ex. 4

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Horsemanship

 

 

Updated: 5/20/2017 11:49:42 AM

Job Contact:
Zac Smalley
(970) 259-2716

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Why work at Cross Bar X Youth Ranch:

Cross Bar X exists to reach at risk youth with the Gospel. For the over 30 years we have been blessed with the opportunity to provide quality, low cost Christian summer camps to urban and rural youth. Mission of CBX: Cross Bar X exists to reach socially and economically disadvantaged youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through: providing youth with Christ-centered summer camps. These give CBX a platform for year-round discipleship, outreach events, and involvement in a Bible believing church. Core Values 1. In everything we do, we present campers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. Our desire is that no camper is turned away from Cross Bar X due to a lack of resources. 3. Each camper receives individual attention. 4. We foster spiritual growth through discipleship and mentoring. 5. Campers are encouraged to participate in a Bible believing church. 6. We seek to provide life skills and opportunity for spiritual growth through experiential education. 7. We seek to support and enrich the families of our campers.

2111 C.R. 222
    Durango, CO 81303-8166

(970) 259-2716

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