We are looking for a responsible person to assist with caring for our children (ages 11, 9, 7 and 2 years) and maintaining our horses/farm. We live on a farm appx. 400 acres with our 14 horses, cattle and 6 dogs. If the individual has adequate equine experience and interest, their time would be split between caring for the children, caring for the horses/riding, and farm maintenance/house work. We are relatively flexible and have historically tailored the position to the strengths of our au pair. Successful applicants would be able to work independently with the horses (exercising, grooming, feeding, cleaning) and within the home. The children attend school, sports and music and are not typically left in the care of the au pair on days that we are at work (we have other arrangements at this time). Mother works as a veterinarian and father works in oil industry. We enjoy 3-Day Eventing and Rodeo with our horses. We have formed enduring friendships with our prior au pairs (we have had 9 previous au pairs in the last 11 years) and so will only consider individuals who we feel share our values and interests. We strive to ensure that this position is mutually beneficial to the au pair and our family! ***Current position available as early as March 2019
Individual must be in good health with a positive attitude and good work ethic. This position requires that individuals be flexible as work and family life can both have unpredictable schedules.
Interested applicants must be sure to provide their Job Seeker ID number, a copy of their CV and photos of themselves in order to be considered!
Individuals will need a VISA in order to gain entry into Canada. Many of our prior au pairs have obtained an International Experience Canada visa (IEC). Please investigate how easily a visa can be obtained prior to application.
Newly renovated bedroom with furnishings.
Every effort will be made to include individual in family events/excursions and to ensure that employee enjoys the local cultural/sporting events including the Calgary Stampede, the Spruce Meadows Masters Show Jumping Tournament, Banff National Park. There is opportunity for outdoor adventure including hiking, camping and trail riding in the mountains.
Prior individuals have participated in lessons, local dressage/jumper shows and three-day events if they had the experience/interest. Position pays $200 per week.
My husband and I live on a farm in Central Alberta, east of Rocky Mountain House, where we have horses and cattle. We have a daughter who is 11 years old, and three sons who are 9, 7 and 2 years old. We have 6 dogs, 4 cats and 9 rabbits! My husband works in the oil industry and I am an equine and small animal veterinarian. Our property is appx. 480 acres with a heated indoor riding arena and several paddocks and pens. We have a newly constructed, heated six stall horse barn with living quarters. The children and I are involved in three day eventing and my husband participates in rodeo.
We are happy to forward photos of our farm and our family to interested applicants!