Horse Center Instructor- Rock Creek
Guest Services

Washington, District of Columbia

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Horse Center Instructor, $18.00+/hour

The Rock Creek Park Horse Center is now hiring instructors! Our instructors teach safe, dynamic, and knowledgeable riding lessons and possess strong horsemanship skills outside of the ring as well as assist the managers and barn staff as needed when not in the ring.

Full time and part time openings are available!

This position pays $18.00-20.00/hr.

Guest Services, Inc. offers competitive pay and amazingbenefits such as medical, dental, vision, a 401K savings plan, paid time off,employee discounts at recreational and lodging facilities nationwide, and more! Benefits may vary based on employment type.

Apply today to join our All Star Team!


The Riding Instructor is responsible for teaching people to ride horses through a variety of methods, either in groups or one-on-one.


  • Teach students general horsemanship principles and skills and to ride in groups or individual lessons.
  • Provide care, exercise, and behavior of lesson horses.
  • Schedule lessons.
  • Maintain awareness of safety issues, and report them immediately to your manager.
  • High School Degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a horse facility. Knowledge of horses, horse care, and barn management.
  • Previous equestrian teaching experience.
  • Strong horsemanship skills and success as a rider.
  • Knowledge of horses, horse care, and bar management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, telephone and other communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated talent for interacting with a wide variety of people; ability to effectively organize and coordinate multiple priorities; ability to learn and develop new skills; ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, telephone and other communications skills.
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise moves in a constantly changing environment.
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for the entire work day and to climb steps regularly.
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in barn, trails, and other outdoor weather conditions.
  • Reading and writing work-related documents in English.
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.
  • Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced environment.
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties.
  • Typical office equipment (computers, phone system, fax, copiers, scanners, among others).
  • Barn maintenance and horse riding equipment.

Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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