Assistant Wrangler


Position Summary: Carry out all assigned riding activities and horse education programs with a goal of achieving a safe, effective riding program. This is a seasonal position.



Essential Job Functions:        
1. Assist in organizing and administering a safe and meaningful riding program by teaching riding lessons, horsemanship skills, and care of horses. This may include classroom presentations as well as stable instruction, ring lessons, and trail rides.
2. Complete paperwork (program records, lesson plans, and reports) as requested by the Head Wrangler or Resident Camp Manager.
3. Help with the care of the stable tools, tack, and horse equipment, including daily maintenance of the stable facility: stalls, paddock, tack room, etc. Report needed repairs and supplies to the Head Wrangler to requisition.
4. Participate in closing the stable facility at the end of the camping season, including evaluation, inventory and clean-up.
5. Assume leadership responsibilities as needed if working with Assistant Wranglers or Wranglers-In-Training.
6. May serve as Assistant Unit Leaders with camp.  



Other Job Duties:
1. Participate in all-camp and sign-up activities.
2. Carry out other duties as assigned.



Relationships/Supervisory Responsibilities:
Works primarily with Wranglers, but also with Unit Leaders and Asst. Unit Leaders as well as key council staff.



Minimum Education and Experience: Incumbent must be at least 16 years of age; have 1 year of documented experience in working with horses; should hold certification in or be willing to become certified through Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland as a Wrangler by participating in the Wrangler in Training program.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Have knowledge of girls and interest in service to youth; have knowledge about horses and skill in working with them and riding; possess teaching abilities pertaining to both the theory and application of information shared; meet requirements for adult membership in the Girl Scout organization.



Physical Demands:
This position requires the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information, comprehend instructions and manuals, physical ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds, move about the camp property in various environmental conditions, climb, stoop, kneel, bend, stand, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel and talk.



Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in adherence to agency policies. This position description does not constitute a contract.