Hunt Seat Instructor/Trainer/Assistant IHSA Coach

The Hunt Seat Instructor will train and/or re-train University-owned horses used in the Equestrian Program as well as teaching English (Hunt Seat) riding classes. They will assist in Coaching and Instructing the Varsity Hunt Seat team which will.include; selecting team members, scheduling and running team practices, assistance with managing the Hunt Seat Intramural team, making entries for horse shows, arranging for transportation and lodging for team members and attending all regular and post-season shows.

  • Assisting in the daily care of horses, handling horses for vet and/or farrier, and administering first aid and medications. In addition, will assist the Program Director in overseeing University-owned tack and supplies and will assist the Program Director in the care of and ordering of such supplies.
  • The Incumbent will work with the Program Director to continue to develop the Equestrian Program.
  • Cooperate with Program Director and the Hunt Seat Head Coach to operate a program at a high standard of health and safety for animals and people.
  • Communicate clearly and directly with student workers concerning expectations and accountability.
  • Set-up and remove/store equipment as needed for classes, competitions and clinics.
  • Work with members of the University's staff and/or outside contractors on the education, health, and well-being of the horses at the Equestrian Center.
  • Work with the Admissions and Athletic departments in recruiting and meeting with prospective students interested in the Equestrian program.
  • Contribute news and updates about the equestrian program to social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Assist Program Director and Head Hunt Seat Coach with annual budget priorities.
  • Develop contacts with regional and nationally known professionals to aid in the improvement of the equestrian program and get new horse donations.
  • Maintain a safe working environment within and around facilities and associated equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, obtaining Safety Data Sheet (SOS) information pertaining to any hazards associated with their work environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree or related work/certification in field.
  • Must be able to drive a truck and horse trailer and haul horses short and long distances; load horses onto a trailer; administer medication on an as needed basis for illnesses or injuries (including administering IV or IM injections).
  • M ust possess basic knowledge of equine health, first aid, and care. Incumbent must be able to carry out supervisory responsibilities with University policies, be attentive to detail, have the ability to build teamwork, cohesiveness, and promote a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Ability to maintain regular and prompt attendance is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • The position may require long or irregular hours. Sufficient fitness and strength to teach in a physically active setting that may be a high dust environment is required along with agility and strength to handle ill, injured, or unruly horses.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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