Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Huntsville, AR, USA
  • $17.56
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Equine Specialist

SUPERVISOR: Equine Program Manager



LAST UPDATED: 07/28/2021


The Equine Specialist will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.


The Equine Specialist is accountable for implementing the horse program for all campers ranging from 1st grade to 12th grade. Responsible for basic to advance horse activities and maintenance of horses.


  • Instructor for the Girl Scout equestrian program
  • Provide feeding and care for the council herd.
  • Assist in the rotation of the council's herd and acquisition of new horses to the herd.
  • Ensure safety checks are made and equipment is in working order on a regular basis
  • Assesses each riders skill and ability prior to riding or beginning of each session
  • Know, understand, and perform horse and equipment maintenance
  • Logs feedings, medical treatment, and horse/program incidents
  • Complete documentation for program delivery, horse and physical maintenance.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and professionalism with campers, parents, volunteers, and staff
  • Maintains CHA certification


Staff: NONE

Committee(s): NONE


Empathy Approaches others with a service mindset. Offers humility and inspires trust. Trusts the good intentions of others. Takes time with people. Offers respect and kindness to all. Actively listens without judgement. Offers positive alternatives to challenging situations.

Possibility Thinking Demonstrates eagerness to learn new things. Sees opportunity in ambiguity, change and transition. Displays flexibility in thinking. Explores alternatives before acting. Takes on challenging tasks. Respectfully offers collaboration with an openness to other's ideas.

Innovation Knows the business. Thinks in unique and independent ways. Communicates ideas effectively. Learns from smart risk taking and failure. Pursues a standard of excellence.

Courageous Leadership Works for the good of the whole. Works collaboratively with all. Maintains personal integrity. Resolves conflicts constructively. Helps others to grow and develop. Involves others in decisions affecting them.



  • 2+ years of horsemanship experience
  • Experience working with youth
  • Minimum Level 1 CHA Instructor certification


  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Leadership Experience preferred
  • Membership with GSUSA and Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong human relations skills and ability to work well with others of diverse cultures
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solution driven with the ability to effectively problem solve
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and sit for extended periods
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures for extended periods


  • Able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Work rotating weekend programs
  • Flexibility to live on camp site during camp season


  • Paid time off
    • 4 Weeks per year
    • 5 Weeks per year after 5 years of service
    • Prorated during first year
  • Paid Holidays
    • Thanksgiving typically 2 days
    • Winter Holiday Christmas Eve through New Years
    • Martin Luther King's Birthday
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
  • $100-$500 Tenure bonuses
  • $2,000 sign on bonus (external hires only)
  • Short-term and long-term disability 100% covered by employer. Begins on the month following 60 days of employment
  • Life insurance 100% covered by employer with the option to add additional coverage. Beings on the month following 60 days of employment
  • Competitive retirement plan that begins on the month following 1 year anniversary
    • Employer contributes 3% AND will match up to 4% (total 11%)
  • Medical, vision, dental that begins on the month following 60 days of employment
  • Access to employee assistance program to promote overall health and well being
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Access to catastrophic leave fund
  • Access to relevant professional development opportunities
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