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Riding Program Leader (Supp. Rec. Leader II) - City of Redmond ( Job # 13-0004)

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Minimum Salary: $9.34 per hour
Maximum Salary: $16.24 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Riding Instructor will safely and enthusiastically teach equestrian riding programs for children and adults in both English and Western disciplines following our set curriculum guidelines which may include riding time, class room time and craft projects. The Instructor must be able to recognize basic health and behavior problems of horses and follow the Program Coordinator’s horse handling procedures. The Instructor may also be responsible for animal feeding and stall cleaning as back-up to regular maintenance staff, or as needed.

Hours and Duration:

Scheduled annual hours are limited to 1040 hours per calendar year. The annual average is approximately 25 hours per week, but scheduled hours will adjust according to the season as follows:

Spring Quarter (March - June): 0-20 hrs/wk to include weekends as scheduled.
Summer Quarter (June - August): 0-40 hrs/wk to include weekends as scheduled.
Fall and Winter Quarter (September - February) 0-20 hrs/wk to include weekends as scheduled.

Additional programs and farm maintenance work may be added, depending on instructor availability and demand.


Knowledge of: proper care of all domestic farm animals and livestock; proper care and use of riding equipment; intermediate to advanced English and Western riding and training techniques; good animal husbandry practices; and effective teamwork methods.

Skill in: multi-disciplined riding, teaching and training of horses and horsemanship; providing excellent customer service; working with children and the public; caring for and working with farm animals.

Ability to: safely manage groups of horses and children simultaneously; oversee and schedule teen and adult volunteers; learn and enforce department policies and procedures and effective public relations; plan and lead farm themed activities in a safe and fun manner; communicate effectively and courteously with the public and City staff; proactively deal with customer service concerns; work independently to complete tasks; and follow written and verbal instructions.

Education and Experience:

Must have some previous work experience planning and leading activities with children. Equine and animal training and/or experience is required.

Licenses and Requirements:

Must be a minimum of 16 years of age by date of hire.  Must have a valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire, and a driving record that meets City standards. Must be willing to obtain first aid and CPR certification upon hire.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a farm setting and includes exposure to farm animals, farm equipment, and weather conditions. Lifting up to 50 pounds is required.

Selection Process:

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.


Farrel-McWhirter Park
19545 NE Redmond Rd
Redmond, WA 98052