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Honeyrock Fellows – Equestrian Fellow

HoneyRock – Three Lakes, WI , USA

Job Description:

HoneyRock Fellows – Equestrian Fellow: The HoneyRock Fellowship program is for college graduates interested in exploring professional camping ministry. The Fellowship includes Wheaton College graduate classes on spiritual formation and vocational discernment, participating in the leadership development progression, community living, paid work and discipleship of Vanguard gap year students. Responsibilities will include assisting in the daily care of 20 horses, barn chores, teaching and facilliation of Vanguard Gap Year students in the barn, trail rides, and assisting in the development of our growing equestrian program. Majority of the time will be spent outside, and previous riding experience is preferred, but not required. When not assisting with the equestrian program, this person will help with site and facility care including snow removal, winter activity area maintenance, and other general duties as well.

The HoneyRock Fellows Equestrian Assistants are seasonal employees who work under the supervision of the HoneyRock Ranch Manager. The Equestrian Assistants will be responsible for daily care of 20 horses and maintenance of the barn facility and related equipment. The Equestrian Assistants will also train horses, lead trail rides and teach lessons to various groups. They will also supervise Vanguard Gap Year students working in the barn three days per week. 

Responsibilities and Duties: 
As a member of the HoneyRock staff team, fulfill the mission, vision and core values of HoneyRock and Wheaton College. 
Engage as an active member in in-service training for the purpose of planning, information sharing, support, and personal, professional and community development. 
Growth and development of Vanguards: encourage Vanguards’ growth toward wholeness in Christ as well as maturity in thought, speech and behavior and in their understanding of living together as members of Christ’s body. 

Supervise Vanguard Gap Year students working in the barn three days per week. 

Supervision of Residence hall- working as Fellows team with Vanguard Grad assistants to provide supervision over residence hall.
Policies and procedures: hold Vanguards accountable to follow the policies and procedures of HoneyRock and of Wheaton College. 
Logistics – Driving Vanguards to and from various activities and events, building care and reporting maintenance needs, communicating information that is relevant to program.
Assist in the daily care of 20 horses. This includes feeding, administering medications, grooming and cleaning stalls. 
Lead trail rides for staff and retreat groups.  
Assist in training of horses. 

Preform other duties as required.  

Evidence of Christian character and commitment. 
Understand, support and enforce the Community Covenant. 
Excellent attitude, teach-ability, and strong work ethic. 
Good interpersonal skills; team player. 
Desire to encourage students to develop into who servants of Christ. 
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. 
Able to pass Wheaton driving test and requirements. 
Previous experience in camp, adventure or outdoor-related ministries. 
Willingness & ability to be flexible with the needs of the job. 
Previous equestrian experience. 

Physical Demands: 
Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time. 
Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions. 
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs – increased amounts of weight may be required. 

All HoneyRock Fellows positions are paid positions and include a 2 credit of Graduate Course from Wheaton College at no additional cost.

Employment Dates: 

8/24/21- 5/7/22

Contact Information

Charlie Goeke
8660 honeyrock rd
three lakes, wi 54562, USA
Phone: 715-479-7474 ext 231
Fax: NA

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