• Full Time
  • Calgary
  • May 31, 2022

Spruce Meadows

Employment Opportunity

Spruce Meadows is committed to being the leading venue in the world for the international sport of equestrian show jumping. The Spruce Meadows Team focuses on the organization of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes. The horse is central to the operations at Spruce Meadows, with basic family values at the core of a clean, green and welcoming environment.


Jump Crew (Attendant, Sport) (SEASONAL)
Updated: February 4, 2022

Title: Jump Crew (Attendant, Sport) – SEASONAL
Position: SEASONAL, Full Time
Expected Placement (subject to change): April 18, 2022 – September 16, 2022


The Jump Crew (attendant, sport – NOC: 6722) is a seasonal, full-time position at 40 – 44+ hours per week at a rate of $20 per hour. Spruce Meadows is a world renowned show jumping (equestrian sport) venue located in southwest corner of Calgary, Alberta which holds a number of tournaments throughout the year. Events are held on weekends, therefore it is necessary to be available to work weekends, overtime, early mornings, mornings, days and evening/nights. Shifts will fluctuate to coincide with the busy Spruce Meadows Tournaments.


RESPONSIBILITIES (included, but are not limited to)

The setup of three (3) to four (4) outdoor competition rings and the adjacent warm up rings as required for each competition on a tournament day.
Measure heights, widths and distances of obstacles and ensure they are built to strict Equestrian Canada (EC) and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) standards.
Help set up sports timing Tag Heuer equipment.
Assist in the equine ambulance drill and emergency animal removal.
Jump repair and general maintenance (including but not limited to: painting; basic carpentry).
Divot and turf repair, irrigation requirements related to this scope of practice.
Basic maintenance and upkeep of all equipment and tools related to the jump crew tasks.
Maintenance such as sweeping, washing, basic repair (within scope) of Spruce Meadows grounds including but not limited to: pathways of various medium, fencing, temporary and permanent structures.

Minimum 18 years of age
Full availability during contract dates
High school diploma
No experience is required, however it is considered an asset have experience with horses (specifically in the sport of show jumping) and/or as jump crew

Jump Crew (SEASONAL) – continued

Comfortability around horses
Reliable transportation to and from work and a valid Class 5 driver’s license (there is no public transit available to Spruce Meadows)
Driver’s abstract
Available to work weekends, evenings, late nights, early morning, on call
Comfortable with a physically demanding job including (but not limited to) handling heavy loads (40kg or greater) and standing bending, crouching and/or kneeling for longer periods of time
Comfortable with working outdoors in all weather conditions including (but not limited to): hot, cold, wet and dry as well as dusty and noisy areas.
Organizational proficiency
Ability to multi-task and meet short deadlines
Strong time management skills
Communication in basic English (oral/written)
Strong team approach and willingness to assist others when necessary
Ability to problem solve and exhibit conflict resolution skills
Experience and certification in specialized equipment operation (skidsteer, fork lift, aerial work platform, agricultural equipment, tractors, etc.) (Strong Asset)
Current certificate in Standard First Aid & CPR Level C (Asset)
Ability to speak a second language fluently (Asset)

The Spruce Meadows Mission Statement, the focus of excellent service, the heart and mind of the Southern Family is always at the forefront. This includes but not limited to Spruce Meadows e-mail protocol, quotations, contracts, general correspondence and verbal communications; both in person and via telecommunications (See Spruce Meadows Policy and Procedure Manual, Spruce Meadows Code of Conduct, Spruce Meadows Confidentiality Agreement). – All Spruce Meadows employees are expected to demonstrate and uphold the Spruce Meadows Mission Statement.



If you would be interested in joining our team, please email your resume to:
Spruce Meadows
RE: Jump Crew – Seasonal
Email: careers@sprucemeadows.com


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@sprucemedows.com