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Why You’ll Love This Job

Under minimal supervision is responsible for work of above average physical and emotional difficulty in developing, supervising and operating an equestrian program that is exemplary and state of the art for a residential treatment and education center. Demonstrates appropriate care and training of animals.  Participates in the management, counseling and supervision of youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily feeding of animals including ordering appropriate feed, nutritional supplements, surveying and identifying equipment needs, and teaching and supervising students in the appropriate methods of maintaining healthy animals.
  • Maintaining the general health of animals including daily checks for injuries and illness; medication requirements; administering routine parasite controls, vaccinations, and booster shots; and teaching and supervising students in how to maintain healthy animals.
  • Schedule and aid veterinarians, farriers, and livestock inspectors in order to ensure that our animals are healthy and well maintained.
  • Provide instruction to students in basic, intermediate, and advanced riding skills designed to provide students a safe and therapeutic experience through classroom instruction and basic horsemanship and safety.
  • Maintain all appropriate records as required by State and County officials related to the operation of an equestrian program.
  • Maintain the physical plant by advising Risk Management of plant failures or needs, such as fences, gates, riding equipment, grooming equipment, and feeding and water systems.
  • Promoting the equestrian program through participation in local gymkhanas, parades, Family day programs and MMA’s Annual Founder’s Day Rodeo.
  • Coordinates vocational activities for those students who identify their experience with a potential career in equine care or veterinary assistant.


  • Extensive experience in all facets of horse care and training.  
  • Prefer degree in education or related field.  
  • Requires experience with youth and horses.  
  • Self-motivated and energetic.  
  • Able to organize, work and plan with minimal supervision.  
  • Serves as a role model for students in the care and treatment of animals.  
  • Exhibits high ethical values and strong moral turpitude.
    • First Aid certified.
    • Able to satisfy State OBHL and ADE licensing requirement for employment.
    • Good individual judgment, discretion and decision making.
    • Ability to maintain State OBHL, ADE, and agency confidentiality requirements.
    • High ethical and professional standards.
    • High level of physical fitness necessary in order to meet the physical requirements of the position.
  • Other Skills: Must maintain flexibility in a fast-paced changing environment. May be required to attend seminars or trainings locally and outside the local area and instruct others.  Ability to use time in organized manner. Ability to give directions in a positive and constructive manner. Must be self motivating and able to work with limited supervision. Should be creative, positive and with stable mental health. Flexibility in scheduling is a must. Knowledge of youth helpful.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 38061