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Donkey Rescue Caretaker

Westminster, Maryland 21157
United States

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Date Posted: 06/16/2019 | Last Updated: 08/23/2019

Categories: General Farm Labor, Manager - general, Trainer - General
Positions Available: Full Time
Annual Salary Range: $40,000 - $44,999
Minimum Education Level: Four Year Degree
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: Any Language
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? Yes
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? Yes
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue is located on a 15 acre horse farm. Farm that includes a 6 stall center aisle barn with washrack, grooming stall, heated tackroom with bathroom. Several pastures with 4 board fencing, and run-in sheds, second, smaller, pony barn serves as quarantine barn.
Job Description
We are looking for a full time employee to help in every aspect of taking care of the donkeys at our rescue. Job would include, but not be limited to: feeding, cleaning stalls/run-in sheds/paddocks, grooming, handling, general training of the donkeys, providing veterinary care as needed, working with volunteers and visitors to the rescue.
Job Requirements
Looking for an experienced horseman, someone with a very gentle, kind, and patient hand. Someone who is experienced working with and training green horses and who feels confident learning how to work with frightened donkeys. Prefer someone who has been on the show circuit, knows how to clean, maintain and manage a barn properly, and who might need a break from the stress of the competition environment. Applicant should not need instruction on proper grooming or stall cleaning techniques, and should pay great attention to detail. This is a non-profit rescue, dealing with the public and volunteers is a vital part of the job, so a pleasant personality is important.
No benefits are offered at this time.
Description of Housing Provided
At this time, no housing is provided with this position. Applicant would need to rent in the city of Westminster.