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Director of Horsemanship

Culver, Indiana 46511
United States
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Date Posted: 06/17/2020 | Last Updated: 06/17/2020
Manager - General
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
Four Year Degree
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Situated on the north shore of Lake Maxinkuckee in North Central Indiana, Culver Academies’ location is reflective of our school’s personality: inclusive, distinguished, and naturally impressive. The Culver campus and facilities are spread out over 1,700 acres of picturesque landscape and outlying countryside – devoted to academics, student life, and athletic activities.

Built in 1917, the Vaughn Equestrian Center stables 94 horses, and is home to Culver’s renowned Black Horse Troop and the Equestriennes. The facility underwent a $10 million renovation completed in 2009 which resulted in a new stables and a renovation of the riding arena. Here, students can take beginning, intermediate, and advanced equitation, as well as horse training and stable management. Culver also has a polo team, rough riding, and jumping teams. The Black Horse Troop has ridden in 17 presidential inaugural parades dating back to 1913. The Equestriennes, the girls’ honor riding unit, has appeared in five inaugural parades.
Job Description
Job Summary:

Ensure ongoing excellence of the Culver Academies Horsemanship Department
Manage all aspects of Vaughn Equestrian Center, Jud Little Riding Hall and related facilities
Maintain health and well-being of herd of approximately 100 horses
Actively engage and energize students, staff and alumni
Ensure policies, procedures and programs are consistently administered and aligned with safety protocols and organizational goals.
Primary Objectives:

Responsible for substantial budget, ensuring smooth and cost-effective operations
Coordinate all activities of the Black Horse Troop, Lancer Platoon, Equestriennes, Mounted Drill, Various Varsity, Junior Varsity and Developmental Teams, Summer Schools & Camps Horsemanship and numerous other events both on and off campus
Manage, evaluate and mentor Director of Horsemanship Instruction, Horsemanship Instructors, Stable Manager and all Stable Staff
Oversee curriculum and instruction for all Equitation and Equine Science Classes, as well as Honors in Equine Science program
Direct all aspects of Stable Operations including personnel, herd health, animal husbandry, horse training, supply management, transportation, equipment procurement and maintenance, hay production, purchasing and selling of horses
Communicate regularly with Alumni, Development, and Communications Departments and serves as a liaison with the entire Culver Academies community
Interface and engage with Board of Trustees Horsemanship Committee.
Job Requirements

7 – 10 years of experience to include
- All phases of horsemanship instruction
- Equine stable operations, agriculture, and farm equipment
- Herd health management
Excellent organizational and time-management skills, disciplined and able to meet deadlines. The ability to work under the pressure of many priorities.
Excellent communication skills: interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to meet people with ease at every level of the organization as well as the ability to communicate the written and spoken word with tact, diplomacy and authority. The ability to write and edit effectively
Experience and ability to work with and manage a team of employees and subcontractors
Critical thinker, problem-solver
Experience managing a significant budget
Computer proficiency in MS Office, including Calendar, Word and Excel
Experience working within a school environment
Bachelor’s degree in a related field - Business, Equine or Agriculture
Current valid driver’s license (chauffeurs license preferred), clean driving record
Culver offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees immediately upon hire. Benefits include Medical/Vision, Dental, a Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, a 403b retirement account with a very generous company match, use of our on-site Fitness Center, a FREE on-site Health Clinic including various FREE generic medications, FREE meals in the Dining Hall, limited laundry and dry cleaning services, 10 paid holidays, 200 hours of paid vacation time, and a discount at the Campus Store and at the Uniform Shop.