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Operations Manager

Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023
United States

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Date Posted: 03/15/2018 | Last Updated: 03/15/2018

Categories: Manager - ranch, Manager - show
Positions Available: Full Time
Annual Salary Range: $40,000 - $44,999
Minimum Education Level: High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: English
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? Yes
Pets allowed? Yes
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
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About The Facility
Established in 1982, Chagrin Valley Farms is a well-established, 85-acre equestrian facility that offers riding lessons, boarding and hosts shows throughout the year. We specialize in all levels of hunter/jumper training, instruction and showing. We are a team of horse enthusiasts dedicated to the care, appreciation and education of horses with the principal objective of enhancing individual horse ownership and the horse industry at large. Our goal is to teach people of all ages to communicate effectively with horses in a safe and fun environment.
Job Description
Chagrin Valley Farms is interviewing for an Operations Manager to join our leadership team. This is a unique opportunity to manage an established show facility in the heart of beautiful Chagrin Valley. We are looking for an equine professional with a passion for changing lives through horses and horsemanship. The main responsibilities of this position include the day-to-day management of the barn and oversight of show operations. We require all members of our team to be highly customer-minded and seek those that are looking for a career opportunity in a fun and rewarding environment.
Job Requirements
• Responsible for hiring, scheduling and supervising general barn staff
• Overseeing the daily stall cleaning and feeding
• Responsible for ensuring the facility is kept clean daily
• Manage costs and vendors on feed, hay, and general barn supplies
• Coordinate deliveries with the Facility Manager
• Work closely with the Equine Director, Instructors, and Trainers on the general well-being of the horses
• In coordination with Facility Manager, maintains an on-going project list & prioritizes weekly tasks for staff
• Communicate with Boarders and Trainers regarding arrival, departure and care of their horses
• Responsible for overall operation of the shows and coordinating details with show staff
• Ensure that facilities and all equipment for show set up are available, i.e. stabling, office space, rest rooms, ring equipment, etc.
• Hire officials and assist in determining best class mix for the show
• Ensure contact has been made in advance with emergency services: Police Department, EMT, on-call Veterinarian, Farrier
• Order show supplies, from ribbons to stall shavings; Other supplies include prizes, jumps and competitor numbers
• Manage vendors and arrange travel and lodging for the officials
• Check the status of all stalls prior to exhibitors/horses arriving; Make stall assignments and adjust as necessary
• Work with Course Designer and set courses as appropriate for show in accordance with rules and guidelines
• Implement the schedule to ensure that the show runs in a smooth and efficient manner - start the show on time, allow for breaks as required
• Ensure compliance with governing bodies (e.g. USEF & OPHA)
• Ensure all policies and procedures are followed and shows run in the spirit of positive horsemanship development
• Budget planning and management
• Develop measures for success and track program performance
• Assist in clinics and education programs, when needed

Skills, Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in equestrian studies, operations management or equivalent
• Must be an Active Member of USEF & USHJA
• Have a solid working knowledge of USEF rules and show management
• Minimum of five years of experience in a horse farm environment
• Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule including working weekends
• Must have previous experience with handling, care, riding and competing horses
• Competent horsemanship skills and comfort level with horses are necessary
• Solid working knowledge of hunter/jumpers and low-level dressage
• Must have or willing to acquire and maintain certification in CPR Pro/AED/O2 and first aid
• Proven leadership abilities and a positive role model
• Verbal, written, speaking and presentation skills are required
• Must work well with others and enjoy working with people and animals
• Must be a reliable, detail-oriented, professional and team player with an excellent work ethic
Full benefit package to include medical, vision, dental & 401K.
Description of Housing Provided