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Horse Program Internship

Chestnut Ridge Internship
Equestrian Program Specialist
12-18 month internship – $1,360 salary per month + housing, utilities, meals (when served to camp guests)
Position Description: This internship is focused on career development for horse camp/ riding school management and equine herd management. Key focus areas of learning include: horsemanship, herd management, basic horse medical care, riding instructor certification, riding school management, hospitality/retreat management, children/youth ministry and development, administrative management, event planning, program and partnership development, and camp program policies. In this role, you will participate in and learn about year-round horse programs. You will also learn about designing horse programs, supervising staff, and teaching effective leadership skills. Based on your skills, you may additionally play a role in leadership or supervision for other programs during the summer camp season. Opportunities are available throughout the year for mentoring, workshops, and horse experiences to help prepare you for a career in equine program management. Equestrian Program interns must live on camp in shared housing. Housing and many meals are provided in this intentional Christian community which eats, prays, works, and recreates together.
Equestrian Specialists are expected to work approximately 40+ hours per week (5 days). Work schedule may vary seasonally. Two weeks of paid time off will be available.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Care and feeding of horse herd
Teaching riding lessons
Leading trail rides
Hosting horse events
Planning programs and preparing facilities for campers and horse event participants
Design, plan, and implement new summer camp activities and programs
Occasional weekend hosting for retreat groups
Participate in the worship life of the community
Other duties as assigned
Interns should also be willing to participate occasionally in the “behind the scenes” facets of camp life including, but not limited to:
Assisting with meal preparation/clean-up in the kitchen
Gardening and livestock care
Qualifications: Applicant must have passion and experience working with horses and children or youth, working in the outdoors, and sharing love and kindness with children and youth. Applicant must have riding experience, including lessons with a professional and/or formal education related to horses. Experience in both Western and English riding preferred. Camp experience (even as a camper) preferred. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
We are looking for a team member with a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, gifts in hospitality, creativity, flexibility, and ability to work both in a team and independently. Applicants must be willing to have a flexible schedule and work some evenings, weekends or holidays as needed. Candidate must be 21 or older and preference will be given to applicants who have attended college.
Please contact Camp Chestnut Ridge directly with questions about this position or how to apply. Please email or call for more details: or 919-304-2178.

Time:  Internship
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Horsemanship



Updated: 4/10/2023 11:02:41 AM

Job Contact:
Chris Burtner
(919) 552-1756

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4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd
    Efland, NC 27243

(919) 552-1756

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