Support Staff Summer Jobs

Our Summer Camp Programs run seamlessly with our valued support staff.

Groom / Horse Helper

Roughing It hires a number of grooms and horse helpers, as part of support staff, to work at our ranch site. Staff who have limited experience working around horses will be hired as Horse Helpers and will participate in a paid training program designed to grow their equine management skills and eventually be able to work independently as a groom. Grooms have the responsibility of feeding and grooming a herd of 30+ horses, and will be asked to tack and un-tack horses daily. It is expected, as part of daily duties, that grooms will shovel manure in all paddocks, arenas, and walking areas, and are in charge of keeping the entire riding site clean and well maintained. Grooms will occasionally be asked to provide first aid to horses with minor wounds, and may be asked to assist counselors in teaching riding lessons. It is recommended that applicants for the groom position are very comfortable around horses and large animals.

Part-time and Full-time options available. $12/hour.

Prerequisites:

  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Experience working with or around horses preferred
  • Enjoy active, outdoor work in a ranch-style environment
  • Tolerate all weather conditions

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Office Assistants

Office Assistants work in the camp office and are responsible for answering phones, taking messages and/or camper registrations, running errands as needed, and completing other tasks assigned by camp administrators. Office Assistants should have excellent communication/phone skills, have the ability to type accurately and quickly, and should possess a good knowledge of computers and use of the Internet.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18 (by start of summer)
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Excellent Driving Record
  • Excellent phone and email communication skills

40 hrs/week, starting at $480/week

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Maintenance Worker

Maintenance Worker
The Maintenance Worker(s) are responsible for maintaining all areas of camp. Duties include, keeping sites clean, delivering supplies to activity areas, running errands and completing other jobs assigned by administrative staff. Outdoor repair projects and light ranch work are likely tasks of maintenance workers. These staff members may also be asked to assist the transportation coordinator in vehicle maintenance of camp vans, buses, and trucks. Prior experience in these areas of work, is not necessary, but would be beneficial.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18 (by start of summer)
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Excellent Driving Record
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.

40 hrs/week, starting at $480/week

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Media Assistant

The Media Assistant is responsible for organizing and editing camp newsletters and photos. S/he will create content for the camp newsletter, blogs, and social media and will edit content written by counselors. The Media Assistant will take photos and upload them to the web, and record and upload videos. This person will organize the photos and newsletter section of our website into a user-friendly interface for all of our campers and parents. The Media Assistant must have excellent writing skills and be computer literate in Photoshop and all basic Windows programs.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18 (by start of summer)
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Excellent Driving Record
  • Excellent editing and writing skills
  • Experience using Canva, Lightroom, Photoshop, or similar programs

30 hrs/week, starting at $360/week

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Horse Feeders

Horse Feeders are hired as part of support staff, and are responsible for feeding a herd of 30+ horses, on Saturday and Sunday mornings and evenings. These staff members may choose to work additional hours on weekend days in order to assist with site maintenance and manure control. Opportunities to work Monday-Friday, or various days, are also available. Horse Feeders should have a good knowledge of horses, and must be comfortable working alone, around a herd of horses. $15/feed, hours vary

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • High School Diploma

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Lifeguards

Roughing It will sometimes hire additional lifeguards to assist in guarding duties at our swimming pool. All of our swimming staff/counselors are certified lifeguards, and generally fulfill supervision and lifeguarding duties during the camp day. Support staff lifeguards will usually work on an on-call basis as needed, and may be asked to work various days and hours, including some weekends.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to obtain ARC Lifeguard Training Certification

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