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Assistant Barn Manager

Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773
United States
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Date Posted: 06/23/2021 | Last Updated: 06/23/2021
Assistant Manager, Therapeutic Riding Program
Positions Available:
Part Time
Annual Salary Range:
$15,000 - $19,999
Minimum Education Level:
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
About The Facility
The primary function of this position is to provide horse care for Lovelane’s horses and their environment and to assist the Barn Manager. This position supports the functions of Facility & Barn Manager in all daily tasks and helps to ensure Lovelane’s horses are receiving the best care possible.
This is a part-time, non-exempt 25 hour per week (regular part-time) position.
This position reports to the Barn and Facility Manager and has no direct reports.
Job Description
Job Responsibilities:
Care for all of the horses at Lovelane and provide a clean and safe environment.
Follow barn schedule and execute barn chores including, but not limited to: cleaning stalls, picking paddocks, dump/scrub/fill water, sweep, measure & feed grain, feed hay, turnout horses, pick hooves, administer medications.
Provide basic equine first aid.
Manage any horse health or facilities emergency that may arise and contact Barn and Facility Manager to notify them of the issue.
Exercise horses as needed and appropriate for their conditioning goals: lunge, free lunge, and/or ride.
Coordinate tack needs for the day’s lessons, keep tack clean and in proper, safe working conditions.
Be observant for, manage appropriately and communicate any health issues (including injury/behavior/shoeing, etc.) that may require consultation by a veterinarian and/or farrier.
Help tack, lead and/or sidewalk in lessons if/when needed.
Supervise, manage and work with Lovelane’s team of assigned volunteers to safely carry out tasks
Make sure volunteers have helpful tasks to do to fill their time
Work alongside volunteers and check in on their progress
Show/train volunteers how to execute various chores
Be a Lovelane ambassador and help to engage our volunteers in Lovelane’s mission
In inclement weather, salt or sand parking areas when needed
Blanket horses appropriately depending on weather
Close facility at end of day
Make sure all tack is put away at end of night
Turn lights off/lock up

Support the needs of instructors for lessons as well as the horse exercisers
Be able to demonstrate safety measures to volunteers and students in the barn.
Respond helpfully to all vendors including vet, farrier, hay and shavings delivery
Respond promptly to any communications (email, voicemail, text etc.)
Daily care of 2 barn cats, feeding, water, litter box
Job Requirements
Requirements and Skills Needed:
Must be 21 years or older
5 years horse industry work history
25 hours must include a shift on either Saturday or Sunday.
Must have experience with horse care, horse handling and be knowledgeable of horse behavior
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to prioritize responsibilities, organize workload and respond promptly to with urgent situations requiring immediate attention
Able to tack and lead horses in therapeutic horseback riding lessons
Work cooperatively
Lift up to 50 lbs
Must work collaboratively and foster a team environment.
Bachelor’s degree in equine science or related field preferred, but not required
401k/401K match, flexible spending account, professional development, employee discount
Description of Housing Provided