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Barn Manager

Camp Homewood
Heriot Bay, British Columbia (on-site)
18 days ago


The Barn Manager is responsible leading Homewood’s Ranch program and maintaining a high standard of safety and care for the guests, campers, and horses. This includes training staff, volunteers, and horses. The Barn Manager is committed to maintaining the health, overall well-being, and readiness of the horses for use in Homewood’s Ranch and riding programs. They will implement a safe, fun, and educational horse program in order to further the mission of Camp Homewood.  The Barn Manager will seek to bring glory to God through their work, attitudes, and words.  They will be a person of prayer, love, and celebration who depends upon Jesus and practices relational integrity.

The Barn Manager will demonstrate a desire and willingness to assist and support other members of Homewood’s staff team.  This individual is responsible for building a team that strives for excellence as they work together to build the Kingdom of God.  Camp Homewood’s ministry is relational.  Staff must be able to convey a sense of Christ-like hospitality and concern for guests and staff.  The Barn Manager must possess superior leadership, communication skills, and planning abilities, plus common sense and the ability remain cool under pressure. 

All staff must be able to work with and minister to the volunteer high school and college age young people who serve at camp.  Responsibilities are to be carried out in a way that will honour Jesus Christ and comply with the Pacific Coast Children’s Mission’s Statement of Faith and Mission Statement.

This position is physically demanding and the hours are long.  The intensity and focus of this position varies seasonally, and is not a typical ‘9:00 – 5:00’ job.  Weekend work is normal.


Areas of Responsibility:

General Responsibilities:

  1. Model and encourage exceptional guest services.
  2. Demonstrate a passion for
  3. Exemplify and encourage a culture of overwhelming hospitality.
  4. Lead the year round ranch program, developing and delivering the program in a safe, educational, creative and fun manner.
  5. Keep accurate records pertaining to herd management. Including assessing and managing horses in regards to suitability for program, feeding, health care and treatment, tack needs and training levels and requirements.
  6. Be aware of the general condition of each individual horse and the herd in general, and address health concerns as they arise.
  7. In coordination with the Operations Manager, the worker will plan, prepare and deliver the riding program year-round.
  8. Arrange for farrier and vet visits.
  9. Manage Ranch facility checks and maintenance.
  10. Maintain the equipment, buildings, grounds and fences.
  11. Ensure cleanliness of the ranch area: riding ring, corrals, stalls, hay loft, sheds must be kept in a park-like condition.
  12. Develop and implement a yearly grazing plan including winter feed.
  13. Work with the General Director / Operations Manager to purchase or sell horses, feed, tack, program supplies and other Ranch equipment.
  14. Train staff in horsemanship skills, teaching skills and proper use of tack and equipment.
  15. Make schedules for work, maintenance and program activities, as required and in cooperation with the Operations Manager.
  16. Lead Ranch chapels as required.

 Personnel Management:

  1. The Barn Manager will have strong people management skills, and will exercise those skills to lead the barn assistant and volunteers who are assigned to the Ranch.
  2. As a member of the permanent staff of Camp Homewood, the Barn Manager will build into the lives of others including seasonal staff, Volunteers, campers and guests.
  3. The Barn Manager will work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure that sufficient and capable staff are secured and assigned to the Ranch program.
  4. Model and encourage Christian character.


Education & Experience:

  1. Three years’ experience working with horses and a demonstrated competence and understanding of all aspects of running a horse program.
  2. Experience operating machinery, such as a tractor, and in performing tasks such as mending fences, etc. is required.
  3. A certificate or diploma in equine studies is an asset. (CHA accreditation preferred).
  4. Prior supervision experience is required.
  5. Prior camp leadership experience is an asset.
  6. Must be able to work within a budget and purchase supplies efficiently.

Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Spiritual and personal leadership skills, including the ability to motivate, inspire, and lead individuals.
  2. A working and growing knowledge of the Scriptures.
  3. Ability to administer basic equine first aid, have a knowledge of basic equine anatomy and have some equine training skills.
  4. Strong interpersonal and people management skills, including delegation, discipling, and organizing, training and empowering of staff and volunteers.
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Strong administrative skills, including planning, scheduling and financial management.
  7. An understanding of what outstanding hospitality is, and a desire to deliver that to Camp Homewood’s customers.
  8. Good problem-solving skills
  9. The Barn Manager will be willing and able to work long hours during the busy season and as dictated by guest group needs.
  10. Good physical health and a strong work ethic.
  11. Proficient with computer programs such as word, excel, outlook, etc.

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like the full job description. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63872323
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Heriot Bay, British Columbia
  • Company Name For Job: Camp Homewood
  • Position Title: Barn Manager
  • Industry: Camping Ministries
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Required Travel: None

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