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Working Student Position - Farrel-McWhirter Club - City of Redmond ( Job # 14-0030)

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Minimum Salary: $9.19 per hour
Maximum Salary: $11.00 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Open  to current and former Farrel – McWhirter Riding Club members ages 16 and over

The Working Student will safely and enthusiastically assist the Riding Instructors in their daily classes and care of ponies. This includes assistance with programs, camps, routine equine management and care. The Working Student must be able to assist with programs for both 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 Working Student must be able to recognize basic health and behavioral problems of horses, and know how to safely handle and care for the animals. This position may also be responsible for assisting with feeding, stall cleaning, and maintenance as needed.  The Working Student will get the ongoing opportunity to school horses with the Instructors, and will get additional guidance and training as deemed necessary in both handling, care and riding. This position will be assigned monthly duties involving the Riding Club.  The Working Student will be an ongoing liason between the Volunteer Coordinator and the Riding Club, and will be actively involved in many aspects of the Riding Club. 

Hours and Duration:

Scheduled annual hours are limited to 1040 hours per calendar year. Scheduled hours will strictly adhere to Washington State Labor Laws regarding workers of this age. Hours will also vary by season and necessity.


All applicants must have at least 1 year experience as a member of the Riding Club.

Skill in:

  • Knowledge of  all domestic farm animals and livestock.
  • Knowledge of proper care and use of riding equipment.
  • Proper and safe Equine handling skills.

Ability to:

  • Help organize and teach classes for both children and adults in both English and Western disciplines.
  • Be comfortable helping with the organization of volunteer jobs and activities.
  • Help enforce department policies and procedures.
  • Represent the City of Redmond in accordance to policy at all times.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Communicate effectively.
Licenses and Requirements:

Must have or be willing to obtain a current First Aid and CPR Training Certification upon hire.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a farm setting and includes exposure to farm animals, farm equipment, and weather conditions.

Selection Process:

Along with your application, please provide an essay stating why they would be a good candidate for this position, and what they hope to accomplish as a Working Student. Your essay should be attached electronically as your cover letter. 

Selected candidates will be interviewed by a panel of current Riding Instructors, Management and Supervisors. Selected candidates will also be required to complete a Background Authorization Form and Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

City of Redmond 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.


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