Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Huntsville, AR, USA
  • 43,820
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Description

Equestrian Program Manager

SUPERVISOR: Chief Property Officer




The Equestrian Program Manager 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 Equestrian Program Manager is accountable for the supervision of the Equestrian Specialist, and other staff approved and trained to handle the horses. This position is responsible for all horse programs and barn activities, ensuring all programs are coordinated with other camp programs.


  • Oversee all camp horse programs and NOARK barn activities
  • Herd and facility management
  • Responsible for riding horses in order to maintain training and behaviors applicable to all lesson levels.
  • Train and supervise staff on horse riding program procedures
  • Maintain horse program based on requirements of American Red Cross, Certified Horsemanship Association, American Camp Association, and Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Lead/teach equine sessions, workshops, and trainings for all levels of the council's equine program
  • Responsible for scheduling staff and horse program activities
  • Responsible for daily care of horses including feeding, handling/applying fly spray, stall cleaning, grooming, exercising, general equine health documentation
  • Program promotion which includes engaging in local communities, troops, and service units with equine program resources and marketing
  • Complete daily/weekly/monthly horse program documentation
  • Leads horse program review meetings
  • Creates weekly break schedule for horse program staff
  • Provide monthly one-on-one meetings with horse program
  • Complete a mid and end of season evaluations for horse riding program staff
  • Maintains the health of the council horses through proper nutrition, facility management, preventative care and veterinary interaction.
  • Maintains adequate level of barn resources such as feed, tack, and equipment
  • Attends regular council staff meetings
  • Follows property rules and policies
  • Maintains a positive attitude and professionalism with campers, parents, volunteers, and staff


Staff: Equestrian Specialist, Activity Leaders in equine roles.

Committee(s): NONE

Volunteers: Reserve Barn Hands as part of the NOARK Reserve Ranger Program


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.



  • 5+ years CHA experienced horsemanship
  • 3+ years Management/Supervisor experience
  • 3+ years' experience working with youth
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Leadership Experience preferred


  • Horsemanship experience
  • Equine physiology knowledge
  • Agricultural skills such a forage and soil science preferred
  • Understanding of large animal liabilities with participants and the ability to minimize them
  • 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 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stand and sit for extended periods
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures for extended periods
  • Ability to teach others that results in the transference of competency


  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings.


  • $43,280

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employee and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to complete other related duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
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