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Barn Manager Therapeutic Riding Center

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Vicki Armstrong
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 horses   barn   manager 
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Part Time
Company:Courage Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

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Barn Manager Therapeutic Riding Center
Highland UT

We are looking for an exceptional individual with at least a one year commitment, would prefer someone even more long-term.
Our mission is to serve those with disabilities through equine based activities. More information at our website.
General Information
Would be generally 28-32 hours per week - No benefits
Run on a quarterly basis. Prefer that you take time off during our weeks off between quarters.
Will start at $11/hour for the right individual. Going to $12/hrs within 3 months with the successful completion of a probationary status
Yearly Schedule
Spring Quarter (first part of March to about the 20th of May) Hours of operation, Tues-Thurs 3-8:30p Fri 3-8p, Sat 8-4p
Summer Quarter (first part of June to about the 20th of Aug) Hours of operation, Tues - Friday 7am-1pm, Sat 7-3pm
Fall Quarter (first part of September to about the 20th of Nov) Hours of operation, Tues-Thurs 3-8:30p Fri 3-8p, Sat 8-4p
Winter Quarter (first of Dec to about the 20th of Feb) Hours of operation, Tues-Thurs 3-8:30p Fri 3-8p, Sat 8-4p
This is key position in our operation and your leadership, personality and horse skills must be in the correct balance.
Leadership - you will be using and directing up to 150 different volunteers per month to accomplish your duties. We have an existing infrastructure to guide you through your shift, but it takes a bright, calm and assertive style of leadership to keep things rolling happy and smooth. You must be able to plan & organize for your shift. You must be able to anticipate and find solutions not just identify problems. You must be able to support and follow the rules of the Center. We would hope that you would have enough skills to become a supervisory member of our staff (Senior Staff)
Personality - happy, upbeat, confident. Calm and assertive. Absolutely no drama. Has a life away from work. Communicates effectively during conflict, does not gossip or backbite. Must have a strong work history and excellent references
Horse Skills - this is skilled position, requiring some real training and horse handling/riding exposure. Prefer someone having completed all or most levels of the Pony Club or something similar. (for example, having been a working student in a professional barn, having completed equine studies at a college or university coupled have a number of years of practical hands on experience. It would be plus if you have significant riding experience under professionally taught instruction. Having worked as Vet Tech in a large animal practice would be a plus.

Maintaining safety standards of barn specific to horse handling and prepping lessons
Horse Care issues
Supervising, training & retaining volunteers
Assist with facility care assignments with the assistance of the volunteer team
Potential supervisor for the operation at different times
Please do not apply if you don't meet the criteria outlined above.
Please submit a resume. Review of the resume will determine whether it goes on to the interview stage.


Vicki Armstrong
Executive Director
Courage Reins

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