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Stable Assistant
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Stable Assistant Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
Service: Stables
More Information at: wilson.edu
Description:
JOB PURPOSE: To work with the stables team to provide exemplary care to the horses housed in our facility and the best experience and education possible for Wilson’s students.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIES: Assist in providing professional care for up to 70 horses including but not limited to cleaning stalls daily, feeding, turn in/out, maintaining facility and paddock cleanliness, basic maintenance and fence repairs, grooming, giving medications, applying bandages and other first aid and follow up veterinary care. Follow the direction of the Assistant and Stable manager as well as senior staff with a positive attitude. Riding may become part of the job but should not be expected.




QUALIFICATIONS:
 At least one year professional experience and a bachelor in equine or related field is preferred.
 Candidate must have solid horse handling and basic care experience
 Willing and teachable spirit
 Basic computer skills
 Ability to always exhibit the professionalism required to mentor students and work in an educational environment
 Ability to follow directions completely and exactly
 Good communication skills and desire to be a positive member of the team
 Must be able to safely operate a tractor and basic farm/lawn equipment
 Must be available holidays and weekends
 Must have reliable transportation and live less than 45 minutes away.
 Candidate must be able to recognize early sign of potential equine illness and recognize lameness
 Ability to remain calm in emergencies and adverse conditions
 Ability to handle fractions horses calmly, quietly and appropriately
 Ability to work efficiently with or without supervision
 Must be able to lift over 50 pounds on a regular basis
 Must be able to work 10 hour days in extreme environments, all seasons performing physical labor
 Must be able to walk, jog, run on uneven surfaces and stay on feet all day for ten hour work days.


Company / Farm:
Wilson College Equestrian Program - Wilson College is a top liberal arts college with rigorous academic programs and so much more. As a small college with a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, we provide the dedicated role models and mentors who build confidence in students while encouraging individuality. Our graduates are innovative leaders. They are successful. Wilson College was founded in 1869 as a Presbyterian-affiliated, liberal arts college for women in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Sarah Wilson provided the initial gift to establish the College. Today, we are a college rooted in more than 140 years of tradition, with a forward-thinking outlook. In addition to our undergraduate program, we offer adult degree, teacher intern and master of education programs for men and women, plus a nationally recognized residential program for single mothers with children. All of our students agree to live by our foundational honor principle of integrity, responsibility and respect. The Wilson College experience is transformative, inspiring students to be inquisitive, expressive, strong and confident. Our graduates are passionate leaders for change toward a better, more equitable global society.

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