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Stables Assistant I

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
United States
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Date Posted: 11/17/2022 | Last Updated: 11/17/2022
Farm Maintenance, General Farm Labor, Groom - General, Other
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
Four Year Degree
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 Penn Hall Equestrian Center is the epicenter of equestrian activity at Wilson College. The facility is conveniently located in the heart of campus and provides students and their horses with first-rate stabling opportunities, as well as indoor and outdoor arenas.
Job Description
Wilson College seeks a Stables Assistant I. Reporting to the Equestrian Center Coordinator, the Stables Assistant I will assist with providing for the physical care of up to 72 Wilson and privately owned horses. The duties include maintenance of the Equestrian Center in a manner consistent with a professional equine facility.
Job Requirements
1. Participate in the daily maintenance and health care of the horses, and facility maintenance.
2. Mentor and train staff and students in the daily care, health care and facility maintenance.
3. Operate tractor and dump trailers safely and correctly even in adverse weather conditions.
4. Perform arena and other maintenance including but not limited to fence repair and pasture construction.
5. Use good judgement in keeping staff and horses safe and the facility running in an efficient and professional manner. Display professionalism even in difficult circumstances, such as euthanasia, emergencies, dealing with the public/staff/students.
6. Assess injuries and illnesses and carry out the directives of the Center Coordinator, Assistant Center Coordinator or Veterinarian.
7. Perform admissions tours for prospective boarders and students.
8. Help with identifying, trying and acquiring horses for purchase or donation.
9. Assist with summer camps, horse shows, open houses, and all other ancillary programs.
10. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Working at Wilson: Wilson College provides all eligible, full-time employees with a wide range of benefits including health, dental, and vision coverage; college-paid basic life and long-term disability insurance; and employee-funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for health and dependent care. Also available to eligible employees is a Defined Contribution Retirement plan with TIAA. Educational benefits for employees and their families include undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Tuition Exchange scholarship opportunities are also available across a vast consortium of colleges.

Wilson College offers a flexible, supportive culture that believes in work-life balance, with remote work options available, and generous paid leave policies including paid parental leave, paid vacation, sick, personal leave, 13 paid holidays, paid jury duty, and paid bereavement leave including miscarriage and stillbirth.

Wilson College offers free on-campus fitness center membership, flexible and affordable dining hall meal plans, health and wellness services, and an employee assistance program.

Wilson College is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit qualifying employer, employees of the College may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.