Assistant Horsemanship Director
Stanwood, WA Horsemanship
Job Type


This position assists the Horsemanship Director in all aspects of managing the horsemanship programs of Warm Beach Christian Camp and Conference Center (WBC). This position will serve as onsite supervisor when the Horsemanship Director is not present. The person in this position shall, at all times, work cooperatively with supervisor, colleagues and guests. Regular attendance is essential for this position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

A. Assist with managing and operating programs and events, such as riding, adaptive and vaulting lessons, riding camps, Wrangler In Training program, CHA events etc.

  1. Plan and teach lessons as needed and assigned.
  2. Support the administrative and planning needs of the program as requested.
  3. PATH administration
  4. CHA administration
  5. Pony Club administration
  6. Program/event planning and preparation
  7. Assist the Horsemanship Director with seasonal and part-time staffing, staff training, and scheduling as requested.
  8. Train and mentor staff in coordinating with the Horsemanship Director.

B. Assist with herd management, tack fitting and horse training as requested.

  1. Chores and horse care as needed and requested.
  2. Schooling horses as instructed.
  3. Assist with administrative tasks as needed and requested.

C. Maintain safe operating procedures and overall appropriate risk management.

D. Maintain professionalism of Warm Beach Horsemanship in all aspects of the program and operation.

E. Recommend to the Horsemanship Director long and short-range goals for the sustainable health and development of the program.

F. Maintain continuing education required for certification(s) and continued personal effectiveness.

G. Assist with the marketing, fund raising, and community relations as needed and requested.

H. Other duties as assigned.


Warm Beach Camp Ministries exists to share the hope and love of Christ through camping ministries and experiences in the Pacific Northwest.

At Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, we exist to provide

Christ-centered environments, experiences and resources to draw people to God through camping ministries, conferences and events.


This is a year-round, full-time position.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful employee in this position will have these minimum qualifications:

  1. A sincere love for the Lord and a desire to make him known.
  2. Love for others.
  3. Servant's heart.
  4. Strong work ethic.
  5. Able to accomplish goals with a minimum of supervision.
  6. Desire to work collaboratively with others in the accomplishment of the work.
  7. Demonstrated ability to supervise, coach, mentor young adults; helping them reach their potential en route to accomplishing the mission of the camp and its programs.
  8. Respectful and supportive of leadership.
  9. Strong communications skills, orally and in writing.
  10. Deep experience in horse care and training.
  11. Desire to maintain high professional standards and to continue learning and developing a greater professional capacity.
  12. Willing to support the philosophy and goals of WBC and of the horsemanship program through attitude, speech and action


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or at least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


CHA Instructor Level 2

Driver's License

First Aid & CPR Certification 

PATH Certification preferred


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to carry 25-pound saddles at least 25 feet and lift to the backs of 16-hand-high horses; thus the requirement to regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Because this individual is responsible for the safety of others while they are on or around horses, he/she should possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The employee will be available to be cross-trained into other areas of the ministry as needs arise.