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Equine Caregiver I

Murchison, Texas 20879
United States
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Date Posted: 02/03/2023 | Last Updated: 02/03/2023
Farm Maintenance, 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

With over 1,400 acres, Black Beauty Ranch is home to nearly 800 domestic and exotic animals, many of whom have been rescued from near-death situations. The ranch was founded in 1979 in Murchison, Texas by author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. Its residents were saved from research laboratories, law enforcement seizures and cruelty cases. 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
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking an Animal Caregiver I for our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch (CABBR) in Murchison, TX. Your main responsibility will be to provide care to animals at CABBR within our Equine division.

You will be responsible for:

Preparing and administering feed and maintaining prescribed diet for animals within the Equine department at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch;
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.
Qualifications and Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent required;
One (1) year of experience in equine 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 interest in animal protection issues preferred.
$15.00+ per hour working 40 hours per week. Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, and more!