Horsemanship Coordinator

Position Overview

The Horsemanship Coordinator is responsible for preparing, organizing, and ensuring the safety of horse and petting zoo related activities and events at Trout by working alongside and leading a small team of wranglers.

The Horsemanship Coordinator works under the direction of the full-time program directors. They enforce the standard operating procedures of the corral and petting zoo areas during scheduled activity times such as skills classes, trail rides, & cabin activities times. They perform minor repairs, actively feed, clean, water, and care for animals, and maintain equipment.

You love Jesus. You trust the Bible as God's Word. And you don't just want a "summer job" where you punch in and punch out. You want to develop your skills, grow in your walk with Christ in an awesome community of peers who can support and encourage you.

If this brief overview has piqued your interest, then this summer on staff at Trout Lake Camps as a Horsemanship Coordinator could be your summer job "fit".

Who You Are:

  • A committed Christ-follower who displays a commitment and attitude of reflecting Jesus
  • Athletically inclined and maintain a level of fitness required to pass horsemanship skills
  • Committed to stay until the job is "done" versus "clocking out" at a specific time
  • Fun-loving and 'grounded' in your faith
  • Love working in a creative, ever-changing, and collaborative working environment
  • Currently certified or able to achieve CHA certification

What You'll Do:

  • Attend Staff Training (Begins late May)
  • Attend and lead daily and weekly departmental meetings
  • Feed and water 16-20 horses daily and up to 15 other petting zoo animals (kittens, bunnies, alpacas, goats, pigs, etc.)
  • Coach and equip campers and staff on how to safely engage our animals.
  • Daily clean and maintain the corral including the removal of animal waste
  • Teach horse riding skills based on Trout's established horsemanship curriculum
  • Share your testimony in Jesus with campers and staff
  • Trained to drive camp wagons as needed
  • Assist in program activities including serving as a cabin buddy, & ministry teams, camper entrance and exit day assignments

For Bonus Points:

  • You're a seasoned rider, having spent your entire life around animals / riding horses
  • Your best friend has four legs
  • You have aspirations of being a veterinarian
  • You have farm hand experience

Work Perks:

When you join the Trout Lake Camps summer staff, our prayer is that you will grow spiritually in your walk with Jesus, your leadership will be sharper, & you'll see a connection between your work and the work that God does in the lives of campers. Safe. Fun. Gospel. are the hallmarks of the Trout staff experience.

  • Onsite housing provided (dorm-style housing in either male or female housing)
  • Free meals while camp is in and out of session
  • Work experience may qualify for university credit (contact your school's internship office)
  • Spiritual development opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment
  • Staff social activities throughout the summer

Starting Pay Is $350 A Week!

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If this sounds like you,
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Summer Positions at Trout work (Memorial Day through the end of August).
Some minor accommodations can be made for time off on a case-by-case basis.

Attendance at our Summer Training is required for this position.
(Memorial Day through Middle of June)