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Stable Assistant I - Biltmore Equestrian Center

Asheville, North Carolina 28801
United States
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Date Posted: 06/10/2021 | Last Updated: 06/10/2021
Customer Service, Farm Maintenance, Farm Sitter, General Farm Labor, Groom - General, Harness/Driving, Instructor, Nanny/Housekeeping, Other, Ranch Hand/Cattle, Show/Event Staff, Trail Guide, Transportation, Wrangler
Positions Available:
Part Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
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Job Description
The Equestrian Center Stable Assistant will be responsible for feeding and caring for horses. Duties will include, but are not limited to: cleaning stalls, water tubs, aisles and other areas in the barn; turning out horses to pasture and bringing them in to the barn, feeding and haying all horses. Other responsibilities will consist of: assisting veterinarians and farriers by bringing in and holding the horses that they need, assisting with project work, which may include pasture and trail maintenance; helping with set-up, execution, and tear down of special events; fence repair; and mowing and spraying for weed and fly control. The incumbent will also be expected to provide general assistance and support for the department, leadership, and company.
Job Requirements

1. High school diploma or GED required. Additional education, training, and/or certification(s) strongly preferred.
2. Must have at least six (6) months of relevant equine care experience. The ideal candidate will have had previous experience working with horses in a guest services setting.
3. Solid knowledge of horse health and care; must be able to identify issues, alert appropriate staff, and/or provide treatment as required.
4. Proven commitment to providing world class internal and external service.
5. Strong organizational and time management skills; must be able to prioritize work and be flexible.
6. Ability to be proactive and take initiative where appropriate; should be comfortable anticipating and troubleshooting issues.
7. Ability to exercise good judgment and creatively problem solve.
8. Excellent attention to detail with a focus on quality and care.
9. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; must be able to convey information clearly, concisely, and effectively.
10. Must have or be able to obtain First Aid, AED and CPR certification.
11. Must be able to operate small equipment, tools, and vehicles.
12. Applicants have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record for the past three (3) years, and must be at least 19 years of age.

Physical Requirements:

1. Be able to work in all types of weather, including extreme heat and cold, with fluctuations in temperature and conditions.
2. Must be able to list/pull/push up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
3. Must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time.
4. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, reach overhead and below.
5. Ability to visually assess horses and identify health issues.
6. Full range of motion to be able to interact with animals and provide care/treatment.
7. Ability to operate standard transmission vehicles, small equipment and tools, and tractors as needed.
8. Ability to work effectively in an environment with exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, animal hair/feathers, chemicals, and other particulates.