Careers & Internships

Current Job Postings

Executive Director

CATR is seeking an Executive Director to assume duties as of June 2020. This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Board of Directors and overseeing a staff of up to eighteen full and part-time employees for both CATR’s therapeutic riding program, and traditional riding lessons and boarding services offered by CATR’s home base, Brickhouse Equestrian Center (BEC). The Executive Director is a key participant in CATR’s fundraising and donor development.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills as well as a working knowledge of non-profit governance and accounting practices. The candidate must have a strong equestrian background; PATH Intl. instructor certification is preferred, but not required. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • staff management and development;

  • program oversight and development;

  • oversight of equine health and training programs;

  • farm management oversight;

  • liaison with board of directors;

  • donor cultivation;

  • budget development and management.

Resumes, references, and salary requirements may be sent to the attention of Board of Directors, CATR, P.O. Box 146, Johns Island SC 29457, or may be emailed to

Part-Time Instructor

CATR is searching for an instructor to join our team. Hourly position of 6-10 teaching hours a week with room for growth. Must be a current PATH Intl. Instructor in good standing with experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to Murray Neale.

Mentoring for PATH Intl. Instructor Training

Prerequisite Skills: Strong basic riding and horsemanship skills as outlined in PATH Intl. Registered Level Instructor Criteria. Prior teaching experience, experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or volunteering in a therapeutic riding program are strongly preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong desire to learn and to be a positive team member. Attending a CATR Volunteer Orientation & Sidewalker Training as well as a Horse Leader Training is required.

Description: CATR is pleased to offer mentoring towards certification for individuals working on PATH Intl. Registered and Advanced Level Riding Certifications as well as PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Certification. We have several trained mentors on our teaching staff.

Typically, we frame our mentoring program around an Instructor-in-Training Internship, which involves completing a specified number of volunteer hours for CATR either before mentoring begins or simultaneously with mentored teaching. We often ask Instructor-in-Training Interns to complete an internship project that benefits CATR's students and to pay an administrative fee at the beginning of the internship. This fee helps to off-set the time that CATR instructors will spend orienting the Instructor-in-Training to our program.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest, time frame and availability along with a resume to Anja Cain at After reviewing these materials, we may ask you to submit a riding video demonstrating your current riding skills at walk/trot and canter or if you prefer, to come to BEC for a riding assessment, which has an associated fee of $50. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

CATR Internships

CATR offers a variety of internships involving the Therapeutic Riding Industry, as well as non-profit administration, fundraising and development. We offer internships that vary in time duration depending on the objectives of the intern.

Therapeutic Riding Program Internship
Prerequisite Skills: Attending a CATR Volunteer Orientation & Sidewalker Training as well as a Horse Leader Training is required at the beginning of this internship. A positive attitude and willingness to learn about and interact with both horses and students with disabilities is a must! Must meet criteria outlined in Sidewalker Job Description.

Description: The program intern duties will focus on the varied aspects of the therapeutic riding program. Interns will assist with therapeutic lessons, horses and with the administration of the program, including supervising and training volunteers, special events and facility needs.

Administrative Internship
Prerequisite Skills: Proficiency in data entry and Microsoft Office. Experience in computer technology is a plus.

Description: Interns will assist with administrative duties. All interns are required to go through volunteer training and may be assigned to act as a volunteer in lessons.

Development Internship
Prerequisite Skills: High-level computer proficiency, especially Microsoft Office and media technology required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must!

Description: Interns will assist with donor-related and marketing materials / programs, special events, donor recognition and other fundraising and communication related activities. All interns are required to go through volunteer training and may be assigned to act as a volunteer in lessons.

Interested in becoming a CATR Intern? Contact Anja Cain at