Assistant Barn Manager

OVERVIEW:
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 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
o Make sure volunteers have helpful tasks to do to fill their time
o Work alongside volunteers and check in on their progress
o Show/train volunteers how to execute various chores
o 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
o Make sure all tack is put away at end of night
o 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
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 skillsBelieve with us!
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→ 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

To apply,  email your cover letter and resume to mail@lovelane.org.