Student Barn Crew (Equestrian Center)
Responsible for daily cleaning of stalls, grooming, exercising, feeding and care of horses.
Hourly / Non-Exempt
Education and Experience:
§ Experience working with large animals, even if on a volunteer basis or with own personal animals
§ Experience working in all weather conditions and doing physical labor preferred
§ Experience working with horses and in a barn facility preferred
Essential Job Functions:
1. Mucking and bedding stalls
2. Turning out and bringing in horses from pasture or hot-walkers
3. Preparing and giving feed and water to horses
4. Providing basic medical care and first aid (e.g. medicating, icing, hand-walking)
5. Basic grooming, to include brushing and hoof picking
6. Blanketing horses
7. General cleaning and maintenance (e.g. laundry, sweeping, dusting, painting, minor fence repair, raking arena footing, etc.)
8. Cleaning and conditioning of tack and equipment
9. Updating medical records
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
§ Knowledge of horse behavior and instincts
§ Ability to perform tasks in a timely fashion while working efficiently and managing multiple tasks
§ Ability to interact with clients and co-workers in a professional manner
§ Ability to maintain proper records
§ Ability to handle and exercise horses in manner that is safe, fair, and ethical to the animal
§ Ability to recognize a horse that is sick or injured and administer basic first aid
§ Ability to work as a team including taking pride in one’s work and being responsive to feedback
This position requires varied working conditions including working in stables, barns, arenas and garages in all weather conditions and at all times of the day and night. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for several hours per day; walk to all points of the facility; frequently bend, climb, reach, twist the torso, and work with repetitive arm motions below, at, and overhead. The employee may be required to wear protective gear such as gloves or mask and may be exposed to noise from power equipment. The employee must be able to lift 10-35 lbs. numerous times each day and up to 50 lbs. a few times monthly. Must be able to push and pull up to 150 lbs. occasionally. The employee must be tolerant of continuous exposure to natural airborne allergens (dust, hay, pollen, etc.), stable odors and large animals. The employee will work both indoors and out in all weather conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to changes at the discretion of the employer.