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Hyatt Equine Facilitator in TUCSON, Arizona


Position Summary :

The primary functions of the Equine Facilitator are to assist in all equine programming as assigned; and to help maintain the physical and emotional well-being of the horses. We work closely as a team to make sure this happens, and to support our equine and human colleagues, as well as our guests. This includes, but is not limited to, awareness of the energy we bring to all interactions with the horses and how this affects them; and a willingness to be self-reflective with a spirit of continual personal and professional growth. The day to day includes, but isn’t limited to, facilitating equine programming with guests; the usual horse care duties such as feeding, grooming health and welfare checks, and maintenance of the barns, pastures, and grounds. We strive to create a happy and safe environment for our horses in the way we care for them, and interact with them. At times this may seem like a departure from some traditional attitudes and methods for working with horses. The ranch staff intentionally creates an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, and strives to meet the highest standards of professionalism and team work in all we are, and do. This is a fast paced environment; great communication skills, adaptability, and the desire to embrace opportunities/challenges with grounded presence are essential. We are happy to provide training, and the tools to succeed, for the right person.


Duties and Responsibilities and Skills

  1. Lead or assist with all guest programs in the Equine Department, including group classes and private consultations as assigned. The willingness to perform these functions with cooperation, support of team mates, and flexibility to accommodate schedule changes.

  2. Assist in all matters of care for the horses, equipment, and grounds as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to, things like feeding, grooming, manure cleanup and management, holding horses, vet and medical care, well-being and health checks, monitoring horses for vitality and good health. The ability to lift and maneuver 100 pound bales of hay, work outdoors in sometimes harsh conditions.

  3. Knowledge and familiarity with horses and horse care, with the desire to learn new and potentially unfamiliar ways of interacting with horses, communicating with horses, and working with horses. Ability to follow directions, willingness to learn.

  4. Maintain complete confidentiality in all guest and program matters in accordance with Miraval policy.

  5. Demonstrate mindfulness, emotional intelligence and agility, and a high tolerance for vulnerability in all interactions with guests and colleagues.

Primary Location: US-AZ-Tucson

Organization: Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Part-time

Job: Golf and Recreation

Req ID: TUC000777

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