We have a variety of paid and volunteer positions available at every event. Experienced or not, our recruitment is based solely on skills and competencies. NavaRio is dedicated to educating those that are willing to learn and want to expand their current skill set.
Show Management InternshipThis position is ideal for a college student or recent graduate looking to gain real world experience in the equine event industry. We are looking for 1 to 2 candidates that are interested in learning about all aspects of what it takes to host ranch horse events. You will be integrated into our team and provide support for all of our events. The goal of this internship is to provide you with a learning experience as you add your own unique perspective to help NavaRio achieve their strategic goals. We regularly host 10 events (6 regular series shows, 3 jackpot events, 1 banquet) a year that this position would be required to attend and assist with. Here's an idea what this position entails: Help organize and plan events throughout the year Assist at all NavaRio events and to fill in different positions as needed including but not limited to: event set-up/tear down, maintaining supplies and equipment, registration, scorekeeping, scribing, ring steward, and/or announcing Basic social media content creation Recruit sponsors Maintain current merchandise inventory and develop new items Here's what we are looking for in an ideal candidate: Detailed oriented with strong organization skills Able to collaborate with a team and be a confident communicator Have a problem solving mindset Posses leadership/self-starting capabilities with strong strategic thinking skills. This is a paid position. May be used to fulfill college course credit.
ScribeYou will be judge's top hand for the show day! You will sit or stand next to the judge during the entirety of the show and record scores as the judge calls them out. Attention to detail is a must. You will also be the main source of commutation between the judge, announcer, and show management via walkie-talkie. This is a paid, fast paced position that requires you to do simple addition and subtraction as the judge calling scores. 2023 Series Event Positions: Main Arena - Walk/Trot/Lope Stock Horse Pleasure, Ranch Rail, Ranch Riding, and Reining classes Walk/Trot Stock Horse Pleasure and Ranch Handling classes Trail class Friday Night Lights Position: Main Arena We can handle on the job training- so while previous experience is preferred, it is not required!
Show AnnouncerDo you have a deep appreciation for efficiency and enjoy public speaking? If so, then you might just have a calling for being an announcer. This is one of the most important positions of any show. A good announcer will provide constant updates about what class is in the arena and keep the pace of the show. You will need to effectively communicate with the judge and ring steward to be able to provide accurate announcements. The venues we utilize have climate controlled announcers boxes. You will need to be comfortable with sitting for long periods of time. We will train you to use our show management system, Saddlebook, to keep track of draws. This is a paid position.
Ring StewardThe ring steward has authority over the activity of the show pen and acts a liaison between the judge and competitor. This paid position is primarily responsible for dictating the flow of the arena by checking in competitors as they arrive at the gate and then staging them to enter their class. You will be directly communicating with the judge and announcer to verify back numbers, number of riders in each class, and scratched runs. An effective ring steward will assemble each class promptly which will ultimately keep the show running in a timely manner and eliminate long delays. Having an understanding of NavaRio show rules and class procedures will help you able to think ahead and know what is needed for the next class, and the one after that. We will train you to use our show management program Saddlebook, to keep accurate track of class entries. The ideal ring steward is someone that personable, organized, and flexible. This position holds a lot of responsibility, but it is fast paced and exciting.
VolunteerIf you are new to horses and looking to learn more about it means to attend a show, volunteering can be a great way to do that while also earning hours for your organization. Positions available: Runner Scribe Ring Steward Office/Check-in Assistant Arena Help
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