Equestrian Instructional Intern - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  557.  To assist in the care of the equestrian facilities and of the horses. To assist with instructing riding for the Equestrian Center.

Observing the principles of riding and making safety a priority. To assist with facility coverage and supervision of special events as needed.


• Required to perform duties with limited supervision

• Conducts daily safety assessments of the animals, facilities, and equipment, and recommend appropriate action. 

• Assist grooms and student workers to facilitate day-to-day care of the horses and facility maintenance.

• Instruct KNH Classes and keep records for final grade submission

• Prepare all necessary paperwork to be turned into Director and KNH Department

• Responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of all tack and equipment

• Assist in the clipping, mane pulling, and other show-grooming and maintenance 

• Maintain order and appearance of all Equestrian Center equipment

• Remain current and knowledgeable in all emergency procedures of the Equestrian Center and Recreational Sports Center.

• Implement policies and procedures for the equestrian program with emphasis on current risk management.

• Assist in the training and preparation of horses for lessons

• Keep up-to-date medication and supplement list as instructed by Director

• Responsible for minor medical treatment and continued special care for specific horses as needed

• Maintain barn cleanliness

• Coordinate scheduling, supervising, and teaching summer camp lessons and interactive tour demonstrations

• Process all incoming invoices (credit card receipts, invoices, travel receipts) and maintain organizational system Assist 

Associate Director with all paperwork and filing 

• File work lists/ horse lists weekly

• Organize and archive outdated facility documents; maintain archives of all important documents (including but not limited to 

invoices, team rosters, vet, work lists, horse lists)

• Assist Directors with various projects as needed, including but not limited to correspondence

• Give tours (interactive and prospective students)

• Maintain tour guidelines

• Ensure Intern timesheets are completed weekly and sent to Human Resources

• Assist in the supervision of events 

• Assist with teaching , record keeping and possible travel for competitive collegiate equestrian athletes.

• Implement classroom lectures

• Assist in marketing needs of the equestrian center

• Completes other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree

• Previous participation in equestrian sports

• Strong communication and organizational skills

• Knowledge of Microsoft office, Google and classroom software such as Niihka and blackboard

Preferred Qualifications

• College degree in related field.

• CPR and First Aid Certification

• Previous training and instructional experience in equestrian sports.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Recreational Sports Center
  • Equestrian Instructional Intern
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Athletic Department & Coaching
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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