2019 Seasonal Employment Opportunities
The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is held annually each July and August at the Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg, Michigan, located just outside Traverse City. This six-week event hosts nationally rated hunter/jumper competitions, featuring weekly classes and classics for children, juniors, amateur and professional riders. Each week, the festival also holds classes for young horses, professional hunter derbies, open jumper classes and the premier Grand Prix held each Sunday.
The event is managed by the Morrissey Management Group, LLC (MMG), who for over four decades have produced some of the US’s top equestrian events, including the American Invitational, the American Gold Cup, the Charlotte Jumper Classic, FEI World Cup Finals, Lake Placid Horse Show Series, the National Horse Show, New Albany Classic, the Winter Equestrian Festival and more.
GLEF is currently seeking seasonal staff to assist in a variety of roles throughout the event (July 3 – August 11). Most roles are full-time and coincide with the horse show schedule Wednesday – Sunday. Approximate employment dates are July 1 – August 15, 2019 but may vary depending on the role/position.
Candidates should be friendly, motivated and hardworking. Candidates should be able to work well under pressure and possess excellent communication and customer service skills. Experience and/or level of comfort with horses is preferred in some roles.
Open Positions Include:
- Food & Beverage
- Security & Parking
- Jump Crew
- Maintenance & grounds
To apply, please send a completed employment application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which area you are interested in applying for as well as your availability this summer.
***GLEF representatives shall be in attendance at the NMC Job Fair on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 6pm for in-person interviews and questions.