Sunday, May. 26, 2024

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BARN MANAGER

Randolph-Macon College seeks applications for a full-time Barn Manger to work at its R-MC Equestrian Center. The Center is located three miles from our Ashland campus, boasts 70 acres of pasture, has space for 33 horses, and includes an indoor riding arena, two large outdoor areas, and space for cross-country fences.

Responsibilities include the supervision of all staff personnel and overall maintenance of the farm and pasture. Overseeing the safety of the horses, personnel, students, equipment and facilities is paramount in this position. This individual will have interactions with other professional staff, farrier, veterinarians, students, prospective students and visitors to the Equestrian Center.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Prior experience as a Barn Manager and extensive experience working with and handling horses is required. Applicants will require strong interpersonal skills and the ability to make thorough decision regarding horses and humans. Applicants should possess the ability to operate several different types of machinery, including tractors, front-end loaders and other farm equipment as needed. Lifting or moving of materials up to 60 pounds is required. This position requires an outstanding working knowledge of horses and the workings of a professional show barn, as well as a keen sense and practice of safety. Horse care is 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days per year regardless of weather conditions. Daily hours may be long, and hours may vary due to onsite horse show, events of the day, inclement weather, etc. This staff employee is considered “essential personnel” by the College.

Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has 1450 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented populations.

To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in one attachment to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources at http://bit.ly/rmc1183 and click “Apply” in the top-right corner of the page. Screening of applicants will begin immediately.

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