THE FORD PLANTATION – RICHMOND HILL, GEORGIA
Position: Director of Equestrian Program
Reports to: General Manager of The Ford Plantation Club
FLSA Class: Salaried/Exempt
Plans, implements, develops and maintains the equestrian program for members and guests of The Ford Plantation.
Provides advice and professional help to members and guests regarding the horses and riding.
Designs and organizes equestrian activities for youths and adults.
Coordinates lessons, trail rides and special functions for members and guests.
Ensures appropriate measures are taken to in regard to the safety of all riders and horses.
Responsible for ordering and maintaining adequate supplies of food and tack for the stables.
Is knowledgeable about the horses and assists in the purchasing of additional horses and equipment.
Ensures that all equipment is clean and in good condition. Coordinates with Grounds Maintenance, Lodging and Facilities Maintenance to ensure that the stable facility and grounds are clean, well maintained and in good repair at all times.
Responsible for health of the animals, including routine veterinary services and handling emergency situations. Facilitates the disposal of horse manure.
Ensures that stable staff fully understands the need for, and implements, a daily housekeeping program for the barn.
Is actively involved in the maintenance and enhancements of trails used for the trail ride program.
Involved in the hiring, training and evaluation of employees. Recommends disciplinary action and promotion/raises as necessary.
Responsible for condition of the paddocks, by season and maintenance schedule.
Committee and membership, regarding program activities, events and concerns.
Assists in other departments and performs additional related duties as required.
Treats all members, guests and co-workers are treated in a friendly and respectful manner in accordance with the standards of excellence of The Ford Plantation.
Understands and follows policies and procedures of the department and The Ford Plantation and department and conveys this information to employees.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be a very competent rider with a minimum of 10 years experience in all aspects of equestrian procedures and stable maintenance and management.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Standing, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling. Lifts up to 50 pounds occasionally up to 75 pounds. Vision must be correctable to read and write. Hearing must be sufficient to understand conversation on the telephone and outside in a noisy environment. Must have hand usage to effectively work with the horses and track. Must be able to work irregular hours including evenings, holidays and weekends.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.
1. Paid Time Off / Vacation
2. Insurance Benefits Include: Health, Vision, LTD, and Life Insurance
3. 401(k) Plan
4. Salary Range $55,000-$65,000, depending upon experience
5. Potential Annual Bonus