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Riding Program Leader (Supp. Rec. Leader III) - City of Redmond ( Job # 14-0006)

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Minimum Salary: $11.50 per hour
Maximum Salary: $19.75 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Open until filled, preference given to applications received by January 21, 2014.  

The Riding Instructor will safely and enthusiastically teach equestrian riding programs for children and adults in both English and Western disciplines following set curriculum guidelines which may include: riding time, classroom time, and craft projects. The Instructor must be able to recognize basic health and behavior problems in horses and follow set horse handling procedures. The Instructor may also be responsible for general farm 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:  Equine, proper care and use of riding equipment, intermediate to advanced English and Western riding and training techniques, and good animal husbandry practices and effective teamwork practices.
Skill In: Multi-disciplined riding, teaching, and training of horses and horsemanship, providing excellent customer service, working with children and the public, and caring for as well as working with equine and domestic farm animals.
Ability to: Safely manage groups of horses and children simultaneously, oversee and schedule teen and adult volunteers, learn and enforce City policies & procedures and effective public relations; plan and lead equestrian and 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.

Licences and Requirements:

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. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age by date of hire.

Working Conditions:

Outdoor recreational environment subject to noise, distractions, seasonal heat, adverse weather conditions and the dangers associated with working in a farm setting. Also includes exposure to equine, farm animals, and farm equipment. Lifting up to 50 pounds is required.

City Values:

Integrity: We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.

Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.

Commitment to Service: We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Selection Process:

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form. Selected candidates may be asked to provide video footage of a riding demonstration.

The City of Redmond will be creating an eligibility list from this pool of applicants for future openings.


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