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Position Opening – Program Director

Position Opening – Program Director 

Job Description
 
1. General Information: 
 
Brickhouse Equestrian Center, (BEC), is located on Johns Island about 30 minutes from downtown Charleston, SC. BEC’s mission is to provide safe and effective riding lessons to students of all ages and levels. BEC offers hunter/jumper lessons, basic dressage lessons, local showing opportunities, clinics, seasonal camps, and birthday parties. BEC is also a certified United States Pony Club Center and offers monthly meets and annual ratings. BEC is also the home of, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc., (CATR), a PATH Int. Premier Accredited program. BEC and the therapeutic riding program work cooperatively, sharing horses and the facility.
 
2. Role: 
 
The Program Director is the heart of BEC’s lesson program, teaching most of the lessons, tracking lesson payments, creating and sharing weekly lesson schedule, managing weekly horse use and conditioning, collaborating with CATR instructors/staff on seasonal program calendars, and overseeing all contacts and relations with current and potential BEC lesson students and parents.
 
3. Responsibilities: 
 
Teach students basic horse care and riding skills. Track lesson payments. Create and share weekly lesson schedules. Manage daily/weekly horse use. Draft and share seasonal program calendar (ie. BEC and CATR lessons, Pony Club meets and ratings, horse show dates, clinics, summer/winter camps, and birthday parties). Update BEC waitlist. Oversee all contacts and relations with current and potential BEC students and parents. Attend to all BEC emails, phone calls, and messages. Manage BEC Facebook and Instagram accounts.

4. Qualifications
 
Minimum qualifications:
 
Must have at least eight years riding experience and a minimum of two years teaching experience (with references). Able to walk, trot, canter, and jump a course safely and effectively. Must be CPR and First Aid certified. Proficient social/interpersonal skills (ie. easily communicate with instructors, staff, students, parents – via email and phone call).  
 
Preferred qualifications: 
 
Background in Pony Club preferred (having achieved a C-3 rating or higher). Some experience riding and/or coaching at low-level hunter/jumper shows, dressage shows, and/or eventing (with references). Basic horse health knowledge (ie. identify lameness, discomfort, signs of colic, check vitals, etc.). Experience with children. Basic computer skills (ie. proficient in Microsoft Office — Word and Excel and Google — Gmail and Google Drive).

Contact: Murray Neale – exd@catr-program.org

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