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Equine Caregiver I

Murchison, Texas 20879
United States
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Date Posted: 08/04/2021 | Last Updated: 08/24/2021
General Farm Labor, Groom - General
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$30,000 - $34,999
Minimum Education Level:
High School
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 Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is a world-renowned animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas. The ranch was founded in 1979 by author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. And in 2005, the board of directors of the Fund for Animals voted unanimously to memorialize its late, great founder by renaming its flagship animal sanctuary in his honor.

With over 1,400 acres, it is home to nearly 800 domestic and exotic animals, many of whom have been rescued from near-death situations such as research laboratories, law enforcement seizures and hoarding situations. Others have been rescued from roadside zoos or were former victims of the exotic pet trade. Still others came from public lands where they were threatened with extermination by the federal government. Bison and cattle, horses and burros, antelope and apes, reptiles and tigers: all have permanent, safe homes at the ranch.
Job Description
You will be responsible for:

Preparing and administering feed and maintaining prescribed diet for animals; Assisting in ordering and maintaining food inventory;
Providing daily care and observation of animals, including grooming and corralling as in keeping with seasonally changing needs;
Maintaining logs and databases of daily care, feeding, husbandry, animal locations, and body conditions;
Cleaning and providing daily upkeep for enclosures, habitats, and office areas;
Maintaining and repairing enclosures, pastures, and habitats including mowing, landscaping, and assistance with construction of new facilities;
Preparing and implementing behavioral management and enrichment programs;
Applying classical conditioning and positive reinforcement techniques to train animals for feeding, sociability, and willingness to accept medical treatment;
Dispensing prescriptions as directed and assisting with ordering and maintaining medical inventory;
Providing basic first aid, therapeutic, and rehabilitative care to animals;
Assisting the Veterinary team with procedures, animal transport, and chemical capture as appropriate;
Assisting with overseeing interns and volunteers in equine department, including reporting and handling concerns and providing mentorship;
Performing other duties or responsibilities, as assigned.
Job Requirements
Qualifications and Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent required;
One (1) year of experience in animal care preferred;
Must have or be able to obtain and maintain up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer and TB testing;
Willing and able to work a flexible schedule;
Proficiency of Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook);
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
Strong interpersonal skills are necessary;
Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status. EOE
Full benefits package available including 401(K), medical, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, and more! Signing bonus available in some cases!