Job Posting

Head of Riding Programs

Head of Horseback Riding
Onondaga Camp

Dates of Employment
Start Date: June 21, 2024
End Date: August 30, 2024
Location: Minden, ON

The Position
The Head of Riding is responsible for the management of the riding program as a whole, with support from 2 Assistant Heads. Responsibilities include the following:
• Care and feeding of 10-12 horses.
• Preparing riding for summer (site-maintenance), training of staff, and development of program.
• Implementing program for all campers at riding, ensuring safety and skill development as a priority.
• Developing and tracking levels for all ages who attend riding to ensure skill development as priority. Levels must be provided to program director at the end of each session.
• Providing feedback to all staff and leadership program participants, including informal and bi-weekly reviews.
• Co-ordination with Assistant Direct/Program Director for any maintenance issues that arise.
• Horse Show – Co-ordinate the entire horseback riding show, ensuring ample camper participation exists.
• Inventory control.
• End of year inventory, and wish list for following summer.

Necessary Qualifications/Competencies

•Previous experience riding, caring for horses, mucking/barn management.
•Experience teaching riding skills

The Camp
Since 1918, Onondaga Camp has been an overnight camp for children ages 6-16 near Minden, Ontario, offering  an inclusive environment for kids to play, explore, achieve, and grow. We hire staff on the basis of the soundness and maturity of their judgment, their commitment to being strong role models, and most importantly their ability to establish positive and caring relationships with their campers.

The Application Process
To apply, please complete our online application by clicking here, or send a resume and cover letter to Graham MacLellan, Assistant Director, at Please note that although we thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Accessibility & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Onondaga Camp values the diversity of people. We accept applications from all folks and encourage applications from People of Colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. We are committed to creating an inclusive community where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.
Accommodation will be provided, on request, to support candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All responses will be handled with strict confidence. Please do not hesitate to email or call us (416-482-0782).
Please note that only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. We look forward to meeting you!


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