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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.