Division Provost's Office
Department University Farm & Equestrian Center
FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hourly
Career/Pay Band NE3
Work Schedule Full Year
If Other, specify months On call due to departmental needs
Full Time vs Part Time Part Time
If Term, specify number of years
The Equestrian and Farm Hand will be responsible for the care and maintenance associated with either the plants and animals at the University Farm or the horses and barns at the University Equestrian Center. This position will work primarily evenings and weekends.
Location assignment will be determined at the scheduled time. Supervision of the Equestrian and Farm Hand will be determined based on the location of the work.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities
University Farm as needed:
Feed and water animals, including letting out and putting up animals. Maintain the record keeping.
Inspect and repair fence.
Water seedlings and initiate irrigation.
May assist with farm tours.
Assist students with routine tasks when farm managers are out of town.
Notify managers if an animal is sick or injured.
University Equestrian Center as needed:
Clean horse stalls.
Sweep and rake equestrian center.
Maintain turnout paddocks.
Scrub water and feed buckets.
Notify director if an animal is sick or injured.
Judgment Required Prescribed, established procedures are primarily used to perform the essential functions of this position.
Budgetary Responsibility None
Machines & Equipment Used
Weedwacker, wrenches, watering wand, drip irrigation system, greenhouse venting system
Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)
high school graduate
1 year of farm animal care (personal or professional), 1 year of personal gardening.
Job Related Skills
Has the ability to identify sick and injured animals; identify plants that need watering; to read an instruction sheet and interpret a map. Additionally, can setup and maintain a temporary electric fence.
Driver’s license and ability to become certified to drive a University vehicle.
Work study students and student volunteers
Possibly Facilities Management or Domain Management in an emergency.
Potentially interact with visitors.
Supervision Received This position receives direct supervision in which assignments and instructions are clearly and regularly explained. Completed assignments are routinely reviewed by supervisor for correctness.
Positions Directly Supervised
Positions Indirectly Supervised
Physical Requirements Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to climb (many stairs, ladders), Must be able to crawl and or kneel, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain, Must be able to use feet for repetitive tasks, Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks, Must be able to carry between 11-20 pounds (Light work), Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)
Any additional requirements specific to this position
University Employment Information
The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.
The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.