Head Wrangler


Position Summary:  The Head Wrangler coordinates and supervises all riding activities to facilitate the achievement of a safe, effective riding program.



Essential Job Functions:
1. Organize and administer a safe and meaningful horse program, including teaching horsemanship, riding skills, care of horses, and stable maintenance.  Submit weekly lesson plan to Resident Camp Manager at start of each session.
2. Work with the Resident Camp Manager in coordinating and implementing the Wrangler-In-Training (WIT) program and other special recognition programs for qualified campers.
3. Coordinate the riding program with other camp activities.
4. Direct the training of Wranglers. Supervise the Wrangler staff.
5. Maintain equipment and supplies including care of tack, maintenance of stable tools and equipment and daily upkeep of stable facility. Submit requests for needed supplies and repairs.
6. With the guidance of the Resident Camp Manager, help to maintain a healthy and reliable herd of horses through adequate diet, grooming, exercise, etc.
7. Keep individual girl records on each girl meeting requirements in the Girl Scout badge program, WIT requirements, or other incentive programs that may be initiated.
8. Close the stable facility at the end of the camping season; inventory, clean-up, evaluation.



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



Relationships/Supervisory Responsibilities:
Manages Assistant Head Wrangler and other Wranglers; responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the horse program; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws; works primarily with Wranglers, but also works with Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders as well as key council staff.



Minimum Education and Experience: Incumbent must be at least 18 years of age, 21 preferred or required if position is for an ACA accredited camp; must have 3 years documented experience in working with horses; hold certification or be willing to become certified as a wrangler through the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland 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 ability for both the theory and practical knowledge in riding and horsemanship; have leadership abilities; be familiar with camp living and enjoy the outdoors; possess a current driver’s license; meet requirements for adult membership in the Girl Scout organization. Supervisory experience preferred.



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.