Sienna Ranch is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other groups traditionally under-represented in outdoor education.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Nature Program Instructor & Pottery Program Coordinator
Picture the look on your face when you walk outside and suddenly the air is filled with birdsong, and then you realize that the birds have been singing all along but you only just noticed. We get to see that look on kids’ faces all the time at Sienna Ranch! Other activities include spinning yarn from wool sheared fresh from our sheep and milking a goat, then making goat cheese from the milk, then flavoring it with fresh herbs from the garden and enjoying it with a story. You will also build fires, climb trees, wander aimlessly outside, practice survival skills, increase your nature awareness, make cordage out of as many different plants as possible, make omelettes from freshly collected eggs, feed worms, garden, work in the woodshop, follow nature mysteries and play games. Nature Program Instructors teach in our Explorers and Junior Ranchers programs during the school year, plus nature-themed holiday and summer camps, and specialized after school programs. Training for all curriculum projects is provided.
In addition to teaching Nature Program classes, this position teaches two after-school pottery classes per week during the school year as well as afternoon pottery camps over summer and holiday breaks. This position collaborates with the Nature Program Curriculum Coordinator on pottery projects which are incorporated into Jr Ranchers and Explorers classes. The Pottery Coordinator manages the shared use of the Pottery Program tools, materials and equipment as well as a monthly Pottery Program budget. Training for our pottery program is available. This position reports to the Ranch Director.
Non-exempt. Permanent. Full-time. Year-round.
● 2018 Summer Schedule (June 11th-August 17th) | Monday-Friday, 35-40 hours per week
● 2018-19 School Year Schedule (September 3rd, 2018-May 2019 ) | Monday-Friday, 30-35 hours per week
Flexible, part-time training begins as soon as possible. Mandator trainings May 29th-June 1st, 2018.
Email applications to Director Chris Lauf at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include your name, phone number and email address.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. We will accept and review applications until the position is filled. To be considered, please apply no later than WEDNESDAY 5/16/18.
Horseback Riding Instructor
-Full-Time Summer 2018
-Part-Time School Year 2018-19
Part Time Riding Instructors work as part of a collaborative, supportive and professional team to deliver riding lessons, horsemanship classes and seasonal camps to students and campers at Sienna Ranch. Sienna Ranch uses a Pony Club-influenced approach to balanced seat and safety, and deeply values a Natural Horsemanship approach to forming connections between students and horses, horse training and horse care.
Non-exempt. Permanent. Part-time. Year-round.
● 2018 Summer Schedule (June 11th-August 17th) | Monday-Friday, 35-40 hours per week (with one optional week off)
.● 2018-19 School Year Schedule (September 3rd, 2018-May 2019 ) | Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 6-15 hours per week
Email application materials to Chris Lauf at email@example.com .
We are looking to hire on a short timeline and will accept and review applications until the position is filled. Apply no later than Wednesday May 16th.
Volunteer Feeder: Adults (ages 18+)
- Morning shifts start between 7:00 am & 8:00 am (0.75-1.5 hours/shift)
- Evening shifts start between 5:45 pm & 7:00 pm (0.5-1 hour/shift)
The volunteer feeder program gives adults, ages 18 and up, an opportunity to experience the satisfaction and learning which comes from providing one of the most important aspects of care to the animals residing on the Sienna Ranch property- feeding! Under the instruction of Sienna Ranch’s Animal Care and Education Coordinator, volunteer feeders are responsible for following the guidelines of the morning and evening feeding routines for animals. The animals in the Sienna Ranch family include:
The program consists of feeding, providing fresh water, transporting animals between pens, and promptly communicating any problems with animals or animal feed to the Animal Care Coordinator.
Is our Volunteer Feeder program right for you??
As a volunteer feeder you must consider yourself one of the primary caretakers of the animals; rain or shine, your animals need to be fed. In the animal care business, there is no such thing as a lazy day; expect to work hard and possibly get a little dirty in the process. Working with animals on a ranch is not a light-weight job. The volunteer feeder program requires dedication, reliability, and responsibility. If you are prepared to work hard, get a bit dirty and volunteer as part of an awesome animal care team… Apply to the Sienna Ranch Volunteer Feeder Program!
Volunteer Feeder Requirements
- Ability to work your shift, rain or shine. It is expected that you will be attending your shift in any weather.
- Punctuality. Our animals are on a strict meal schedule. Feeding them early or late can seriously jeopardize their health!
- Ability to work independently and to follow written instruction – there will not always be someone on the property to instruct you.
- Show initiative. If something is unclear, YOU must take the initiative to have instructions clarified for you.
- Good physical strength, more than opening a can of dog food! This is a physically demanding job requiring the ability to push a wheelbarrow full of hay across rough terrain.
- A minimum 6 month commitment to a regular feeding shift is required (2 weeks notice is required before resigning from the volunteer position).
Finding someone to cover a feeding shift can be very difficult without adequate notice. We require:
- 1 week notice for planned absences
- 1 month notice if two or more consecutive shifts are to be missed
- In case of illness or emergency, please give as much notice as possible
- Volunteers who are absent for 4 or more volunteer shifts within a 6 month period will be ineligible to continue in our volunteer program.
Join the Volunteer Feeder Crew
Fill out the online application form below and we will be in touch if we have a shift available which fits your schedule.
Our volunteer feeding program is very popular. We apologize if we do not have shifts available to match your schedule. Open shifts are assigned as they arise, based on the applications we have on file. Priority is given to volunteers with previous experience in Sienna Ranch programs.
Email our Director, Chris Lauf with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.