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Stable Manager (#708)

Date Posted:
07/19/2018
Type/Department:
Staff in Equestrian Center
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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The Equestrian Center at Mount Holyoke College seeks a Stable Manager on a full-time, year-round basis. The position is responsible for the administration of school and boarder horse programs, management of the stable staff, and is an integral part of the management team of the Equestrian Center.

The Stable Manager handles task and personnel management of stable assistant staff, including hiring, scheduling, and performance evaluation. When needed, this position also assists the stable staff. This individual supports the school and boarder programs by: administering routine and emergency first aid; scheduling and assisting with vaccination, worming, and corrective shoeing needs; maintaining saddlery and equipment; assigning horses to class schedules; facilitating reception and departure of boarders; and showing prospective students around the center. The Stable Manager is the primary “point person” to keep the Director and other members of the management appraised of all important information pertaining to the school horse and boarders programs. Opportunities exist for those interested in working on special projects. There is the possibility for the Stable Manager to board a horse at the Equestrian Center.

Qualified applicants should have exceptional organizational, interpersonal, personnel management, and equine management skills. Candidates must have at least 5 years related equine experience, 1 year direct management experience, computer proficiency in email, spreadsheet, and calendaring programs, and the ability to work with a wide variety of people (staff, management, vendors, students, boarders). The ideal candidate will have the structure to organize large quantities of tasks and items and create systems while maintaining the flexibility to change plans quickly.

Mount Holyoke’s Equestrian Center, one of the largest in the country, is considered one of the nation’s finest riding facilities. The center features a 59-stall barn, two indoor arenas, outdoor show ring, and a permanent sand dressage area

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.