Responsible for the basic administration of all operational and programming aspects of the equestrian facilities and care of the horses. This position has significant responsibility to ensure the health and well being of all staff and patrons due to the unique nature of programming with large animals. Also serves to provide facility coverage, and supervision of special events as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Required to perform duties with limited supervision and will be required to make significant independent decisions. • Assists in the development of ongoing policies and procedures for the equestrian program with emphasis on current risk management. • Assist Directors in supervising barn staff. • Maintains safety records, certifications, safety protocol, and standard for facility. • Conducts daily safety assessments of the animals, facilities, and equipment, and recommends appropriate action. • Assist and train grooms and student workers to facilitate day-to-day care of the horses and facility maintenance. • Teach competitive collegiate equestrian athletes. • Instruct KNH Classes and keep records for final grade submission. • Responsible for the overseeing of cleaning and maintenance of all tack and equipment. • Responsible for the facilitating of clipping, mane pulling, and other show-grooming and maintenance of horses. • Assist Director in daily riding records • Assist Director in developing and directing community programs, horse shows, and summer programs. • Establish working relationships with individuals, agencies and groups that further enhance the equestrian mission. • Assist with admission visits of perspective students • Attend regional and national conferences/meetings. • Implementation of medical treatment and continued special care for horses as needed • Process all incoming invoices (credit card receipts, invoices, travel receipts) and maintain system for organizing and record keeping • Remain current and knowledgeable in all emergency procedures of the Equestrian Center and Recreational Sports Center • Assist with event coverage and management • Assist in the training and preparation of horses for lessons •Completes other duties as assigned
• Assist with management coverage of weekend events and on call stable emergencies • Assist with the supervision of student staff, student interns, and full time staff.
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• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Minimum 3 years practical experience in stable management, show grooming, and competing in horse shows • Previous training and instructional team coaching experience in equestrian sports.
Internal Number: 6982
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