Saturday, May. 25, 2024


Sweet Briar College ~ Riding Fellow


Sweet Briar College is a women’s liberal arts institution, located in Central Virginia approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 60 miles south of Charlottesville. Founded in 1901, the College’s curriculum encompasses a comprehensive baccalaureate program in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as graduate programs in education. It is one of two women’s colleges in the United States offering an ABET- accredited engineering degree. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

Job Title: Riding Fellow

Classification: Exempt, Full time

Reports To: Director of the Riding Program

Job Summary/Objective: Instruct beginner through advanced level riders in the American hunter and jumper system. Help run the riding program activities, assist with marketing (social media, tours, etc.) and re-train/school college owned horses.
Position Type/Expected Work Hours: 12-month faculty position that will include some weekend responsibilities, particularly during the September – November and February – April months.

• Teaching 4 – 6 classes a semester
• Riding and re-schooling horses as needed
• Care for the horses, facilities, setting up courses and teaching stations
• On call and night turnout responsibilities year round
• Ride SBC and privately owned horses over breaks
Essential Responsibilities:
• Experience teaching mounted lessons and currently riding at a skill level that is capable of training hunters and jumpers
Required Qualifications:
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Strong teaching experience
• Valid driver’s license and insurability
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience coaching students in both Collegiate and open competitions, as well as
Preferred Qualifications:
riding and training hunters and jumpers
• ANRC background, USHJA Trainer Certification and USEF Judges cards are a plus
• Experience driving a gooseneck truck and 6 horse trailer
Work Environment: Working outside in all weather conditions. October 26, 2017

Sweet Briar College Job Description
Physical Demands: Ability to ride 4-5 hours per day, as well as ride and handle challenging mounts. Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Extended periods of sitting/standing/walking may be required.

Travel: Travel to away competitions, including occasional overnight stays and hauling horses as needed.

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply: Please submit a Sweet Briar College employment application, cover letter, re?sume? and three professional references to Deadline for Submission: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.



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