Wrangler and Junior Wrangler – Camp Cedarledge in Pevely, MO 63070

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

The Wrangler and Junior Wrangler – Camp Cedarledge conduct equestrian programs and activities and assist with unit supervision and programs to provide a safe, fun, high quality Girl Scout camp experience for campers Overnight Camp employment is seasonal, with dates of employment May-August. Overnight Camp employment is seasonal, with dates of employment May-August. Employment will be at Camp Cedarledge in Pevely, Missouri. This position lives on site for the duration of the overnight camp program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and ACCOUNTABILITIES

Assists with general office duties as assigned.
Sustains an environment which supports physical and emotional safety for campers and staff. Establishes and maintains good relationships with campers.
Assists with camp closing and completes other closing tasks as delegated.
Assists with camp set up and preparations prior to the arrival of campers to ensure a prepared, welcoming environment for campers and parents each session. Assumes check-in duties as delegated.
Reviews unit roster and camper information forms prior to the arrival of campers, maintains confidentiality of information, and assists in ensuring campers see health services staff as scheduled.
Live in an assigned unit with other unit staff and campers.
Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.
Assist program staff at program areas with supervision and instruction.
Lead program activities as designated.
Ensure cleanliness of unit area and assigned camp kapers.
Assists with the plans and preparations of horseback activities to ensure fun, safe, age appropriate, challenging, and creative programming for campers.
Implements established procedures to ensure equestrian program compliance with all applicable policies, standards, criteria, guidelines, and procedures. Assists in monitoring equestrian program operations to ensure all established health and safety standards are in place and followed by campers and staff.
Maintains compliance with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), American Camp Association (ACA) and Council health and safety standards and procedures.
Conducts beginner to intermediate equestrian lessons and trail ride duties as scheduled. Ensures instructor/assistant instructor ratios are in place during all horseback riding activities.
Teaches safety procedures in fun and creative ways, using tact and patience while ensuring that campers and staff follow all corral rules
Assists with maintenance and cleaning of barn, tack, upper and lower corral, equipment, and supplies. Assists with the care and feeding of horses as scheduled.
Plans and prepares for creative and fun inclement weather alternatives for horseback riding activities and trail rides. Implements quality alternative programming for cancelled equestrian activities.
Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.
Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program activity.

QUALIFICATIONS

Meets GSUSA membership requirements and attained the minimum age of 18 for Wrangler and 17 for Junior Wrangler
Abides by national and local Girl Scout policies, standards and procedures and American Camp Association standards and procedures
Has successful experience working with groups of children
Has strong outdoor living skills (or willingness to obtain skills) and the ability to teach outdoor skills to campers

Has demonstrated leadership, good judgment, maturity, flexibility, and ability to maintain positive attitude
Has energy, stamina, and the ability to maintain patience and enjoy group living in the out of doors
ARC Waterfront Module Preferred

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications or the willingness and ability to obtain

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee:

Is required to talk and hear, stand, and walk, and is frequently very active which often requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching.
Is required to reach with hands and arms
Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds

EXPOSURES
Work is performed in a normal indoor environment with limited exposure to outdoor weather conditions, dirt and/or dust AND work is performed in an outdoor environment with exposure to outdoor weather conditions, dirt and/or dust.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION:
At Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, we are committed to our future and what that looks like for all girls everywhere. We recognize that each employee and each member have unique experiences, perspectives, identities, and viewpoints that add value to our inclusive community. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

MISSION OF GIRL SCOUTING:
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. All employees are expected to fully support the work and mission of the organization.