Equestrian Program Area Leader

Position:                 Equestrian Program Area Leader

Reports to:             Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) Camp Director

Classification:         Non-Exempt        

General Description:

The equestrian program area leader is responsible for preparing and implementing safe, fun, and appropriate programs for the blind and visually impaired children and adults at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa, CA. He/she will coordinate and oversee all camp equestrian activities.

Examples of Activities include:

  • Horseback riding in the corral
  • Horseback riding on trails
  • Horse grooming


  • 18 years of age
  • Some college preferred
  • Minimum of one year in and educational setting
  • Experience working with persons who are blind/visually impaired or disabled preferred
  • Experience supervising support staff preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of equestrian instruction
  • Knowledge of the rehabilitation process for persons who are disabled preferred
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Knowledge of Braille and/or sign language preferred

Examples of Duties:

  • Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun equestrian program
    • Teach/lead classes and activities in equestrian areas
    • Schedule a minimum of three classes for each session
    • Schedule teaching assistants from available counselors and volunteers
    • Evaluate the success of the equestrian programs and activities
  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures
    • Train staff in their responsibilities in the equestrian areas
    • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures
    • Assist counselors with the development of art kits for cabins or special events
  • Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the equestrian program areas
    • Set up equestrian areas
    • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment
    • Ensure the security of the equestrian equipment when not in use
    • Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
    • Ensure that the equestrian program area equipment and supplies are inventoried and steps are taken to replace them in a timely manner
    • Manage daily care of the camp’s horses
    • Review horses for health needs, behavior issues, and tack needs
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp functions
  • Assist with camper placements in classes and with living assignments when necessary
  • Evaluate volunteers, counselors in training (CIT), and counselors throughout the summer
  • Act as a camp counselor when necessary
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Aspect:

  • Must be willing to live on camp premises
  • Must be able to lift 70 pounds
  • Ability to enforce safety and emergency procedures
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situation requiring first aid
  • Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness or injury)
  • Possess the endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers

Agency Expectations of Employees:

As employees, we should:

  • Read, understand and adhere to all agency policies and procedures
  • Conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that we are representatives of LightHouse
  • Perform all job responsibilities
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward everyone
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with our supervisors and colleagues within our own departments
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize our assignments
  • Consistently report to work on time and be ready to begin performing our assigned duties and responsibilities
  • Work productively
  • Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy based on current best practices in the field
  • Maintain the confidentiality of campers and staff relating to issues such as health, behaviors, and other situations that may arise
  • Be culturally sensitive

Working Conditions:

LightHouse provides equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

All employees at LightHouse are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time. Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).


Please submit a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments (no .PDFs please), to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints we will only respond to complete submissions in which there is serious interest; thanks for your understanding.