Salamander Resort & Spa Middleburg, Virginia
Oct 01, 2023Full time
Salamander Resort and Spa a 5 Star /5 Diamond luxury resort located in Middleburg; VA is looking for an experienced Part Time Riding Instructor & Trail Guide. We offer professional privileges, training and growth both within this beautiful horse & wine country and beyond. As an expanding luxury hospitality portfolio, the advantages and opportunities are endless - let your entrepreneurial spirit shine. Candidates will be responsible for teaching riding and horsemanship lessons to a variety of skill levels, ages and disciplines. Guide on property trail rides, give pony rides and teach children's programs. In addition to: the full care of the resort horses and guest horses; feeding, grooming, cleaning stalls/paddocks and for keeping the Equestrian Center facility and grounds neat and orderly. Compensation: starting at $15 rate plus generous Service charges/tips ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Providing a high-level customer service to guests and visitors Front & rear guiding of one hour trail rides Riding instruction on the flat to riders of all experience level Give facility tours to visitors and answer questions Daily care of all horses including but not limited to: feeding & watering, grooming, clipping, first aid, bathing, blanketing Daily stable chores including but not limited to: stall cleaning, field & paddock maintenance, laundry, tack cleaning, washing aisles Safety conscious at all times to ensure the well-being of all guests and horses Drives a small utility terrain vehicle (UTV) Oher miscellaneous duties as assigned EDUCATION & RELATED EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or equivalent. Competent rider & horsemen with a minimum of 5 years' experience Must be 18 years of age or older. Customer service experience A strong background, knowledge and experience in working with horses in a professional setting. Knowledge of correct, classical riding and teaching, and high-quality horsemanship standards, or willingness to learn. Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Driver's License Required Any other equine related certifications (Ex. ARIA, BHS, or CHA certification Salamander offer great benefits for Full Time and Part Time: • Health & Welfare • 401 K Retirement plan/ Full-Time and Part-Time Service Professionals are eligible • Dental and Vision • Paid Time Off for FT • Company Paid Holidays for FT • Access Privileges & Discount Programs for employees, friends & family discounts on room stays at all Salamander locations. • Discounts on dining, retail, spa, golf, and other hotel & resort amenities • Free meals • Free uniforms We invite you to explore joining this friendly, diverse and enthusiastic team of professionals, striving to provide the very best in service and driven to maintain Forbes 5-Star status, a catalyst that has catapulted this spectacular resort into one of the world's most coveted and elite destinations. Please apply online at: "Salamander Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law."