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- Provide care of all equines including feeding and watering, stocking feed and supply bins, and checking and updating animal feed sheets.
- Observe animals to ensure proper feeding and report any signs of illness, symptoms requiring medical attention, and behavioral problems.
- Update animal records in database.
- Maintain a clean and safe environment for the animals and the public including stocking supplies, basic cleaning, cleaning/sanitizing and maintaining arena and training areas, stalls, barns, and turnouts.
- Maintain cleaning and care of equipment to ensure proper functioning and safety reporting any damaged equipment or repair needs.
- Support adoptions through interviewing potential walk-in adopters; providing basic medical and other information to help adopters make good choices; providing lessons/instruction to potential adopters; completing accurate adoption paperwork; receiving adoption fees and providing receipts; and recording transactions and reconciling monies for daily deposits.
- Answer and route incoming calls; answer questions about equine center, available horses, adoptions, League services, and other general information; record and relay messages to appropriate staff.
- Assist with receiving/sending home equines
- Assist in all aspects of equine training.
- Assist in the development and implement specific training for equines including general, ground, and under saddle work.
- Correct equine behavioral issues.
- Assist in overall evaluation of equines (behavioral, medical, adoptability).
- Train volunteers on Horsemanship and assist staff on general equine care.
- Support adoptions by preparing horses from intake through the adoption process, maintaining equine records, and working with potential adopters.
- Work with farrier on trimming and shoeing.
- Work with veterinarians on medical evaluations and assist with euthanasia.
- Assist and teach Horsemanship/Volunteer classes under the direction of the HEC Manager
- Assist humane agents, law enforcement officers, and patrons.
- Contribute to and support initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
- Assist in the mentorship and development of Assistant Equine Trainers
- Compensation: $20.80 - $21.30 per hour (starting pay commensurate with market, experience, and equity)
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