Equestrian Technician

BRAYS ISLAND PLANTATION - Sheldon, SC

Full-time

Feeds, waters, turns in/out of up to 80 horses on a daily basis. Cleans stalls, barn, aisle ways, and general facility maintenance. Excellent customer service skills required. Excellent benefits such as paid vacation, 401k, and health insurance. All applicants are required to submit an application. You may visit our website at www.braysisland.org to complete an application. You may call the Human Resources office if you have further questions at (843) 846-3116.

FUNCTION : Responsible for equine care, upkeep and maintenance of the equestrian center. Ensures all programs and services are fulfilled in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of Brays Island Plantation.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Responsible for the feeding, watering and turn out of up to 80 horses on a daily basis.
  • Cleans stalls, barn, isle ways and other cleaning and maintenance of equestrian facilities on a daily basis.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to owners, guests and internal and external partners.
  • Help grooms with various barn chores when needed.
  • Be able to pick hooves and check all horses.
  • Utilize the communication log and chores list and sign off on both.
  • Responsible for putting on blankets, fly spray, fly sheets and mask.
  • Be able to groom, tack and untack a horse as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :

  • Capable of working extended hours, to include weekends and holidays as necessary.
  • Must be able to drive a truck and have a valid S.C. driver’s license. Must be able to transport oneself not only to the office, but also around the plantation.
  • Able to see well enough to read faint or partially obscured writing or printing, with corrective lenses if needed.
  • Must be able to speak English in a clear and understandable voice so that various types of communications may be conducted with people of various levels of education and capabilities.
  • Position involves sitting, standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing, shoving, lifting, carrying and moving objects that can weigh up to 80 lbs. This movement can occur throughout the day.
  • Must be physically and intellectually capable of operating a personal computer, printer, facsimile machine, telephone typewriter, and various other routine business items.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to owners, guests and internal and external partners.
  • Capable of driving a truck with the various trailers here on Brays Island.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS :

  • Working environment is both indoors and outdoors. Required to perform job in all types of weather conditions. Work day will be divided in varying percentages from well-lighted, temperature controlled work area to exposure of all types of weather elements.
  • Must be able to work on more than one assignment at a time with interruptions, changes and delays while meeting daily deadlines. Must be able to remain focused and work effectively, efficiently and cheerfully under such circumstances.
  • Must be able to work effectively and cheerfully in an environment, which may be stressful due to adversarial situations resulting from the proper performance of duties.
  • The employee will be in the vicinity of site specific vegetation and native species of reptiles and mammals, subjecting the employee to possible injury from contact or bites. Proper footwear, headgear, and maintenance attire should be worn for protection.
  • The employee will be working about large animals. Proper footwear should be worn for protection. Employee should constantly be alert to any animal behaviors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

Education: High school graduate or ability to obtain high school diploma or equivalent of education and experience.

Knowledge: Prior knowledge of equestrian center programs helpful.

Skills: Highly effective interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities and advanced communication skills a plus.

Experience: 1-2 years working in a stable environment preferred.

Personality: Must be able to effectively interact with all types of individuals, be mentally alert, detail oriented with good reasoning skills.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change; e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological developments, etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Horse: 2 years (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Gym memberships or discounts