Equestrian Stable Attendant

Montage International - Bluffton, SC2.8

Full-timeEstimated: $21,000 - $29,000 a year
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Montage Palmetto Bluff

Montage Palmetto Bluff is nestled along the May River in the Lowcountry of South Carolina between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Set within an award winning 20,000 acre development, the resort encompasses an extensive nature preserve, walking trails, a vibrant village, marina, restaurants, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Accommodations include spacious cottages, guest rooms, suites and village homes that all pay homage to the region’s rich heritage.

Stable Attendant

Department: Equestrian

Reports To: Stable Manager

Longfield Stables

The 173-acre Equestrian Center is located in the center of a unique community in the South Carolina low country. Stable Attendants will provide exceptional customer service and care to members, guests, and horses while promoting a fun, productive and safe environment for all.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Daily cleaning of barns. This includes, but is not limited to daily stall cleaning & picking, laundering horse wear, sweeping/vacuuming, cobwebbing, etc. Cleaning duties include the entire Equestrian Center and all related buildings.
Daily feeding and watering of horses. This includes, but is not limited to providing fresh water and quality hay/grain to all horses while in the barn and during turnout, supplements as directed, cleaning of buckets etc.
Daily horse care. This includes, but is not limited to grooming, turnout, hand walking as needed, etc.
Daily monitoring of the health and well-being of each horse and reporting any issues or concerns to the Management team.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:
Monitoring supply levels. This includes, but is not limited to grain, medical supplies, horse care supplies, etc. and report to Management when levels are low.
Monitoring all areas of the Equestrian Center for safety and cleanliness. This includes, but is not limited to manure removal, broken boards, holes, etc. and reporting items that need repair to Management.
Assisting with vet, farrier and other professional appointments as needed.
Complete special equine healthcare instructions such as bandaging, cold hosing, medicating etc. as directed by Management.
Cleaning of tack, washing of saddle-pads, and properly storing away all equipment.
Exercise/conditioning rides on privately owned horses.
Guiding trail rides.
Leading pony rides and supervising “paint the pony” sessions.
Conduct beginner level riding lessons in English and Western disciplines.
Assisting in planning and execution of events. These include, but are not limited to clinics, camps, shows etc.
Other and additional duties as directed by Management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Excellent horse husbandry and handling skills. Comfortable handling difficult horses.
Knowledge of equine and human first aid.
Ability to recognize a sick or lame horse.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, following instructions completely with attention to detail.
Interaction with members, guests and co-workers must be on a professional level at all times.
Must speak fluent English and possess excellent communication skills.
Able to work in a smoke free environment.
Minimum high school education or equivalent.
Strongly preferred equine experience and/or hospitality experience.
Demonstrated experience in interactions with members and guests.
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 on own and with a team.
Must be able to remain calm, think clearly and act quickly in emergencies.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Capable of working extended hours, to include weekends, nights and holidays.
Frequent or occasional need to perform the following physical activities: reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, twisting, lifting, and climbing.
Frequent need to perform standing and walking activities. Position involves walking, standing and/or movement throughout the day.
Constant need to perform the following physical activities: grasping, turning, finger dexterity.
Frequent need to stand for long periods.
Position may involve riding, exercising and/or lunging of horses.
Lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. frequently and 75 lbs. occasionally.
Vision requirements: constant need to view small, faint or partially obscured print, with corrective lenses as needed. Frequent need to see small details and things clearly beyond arms’ reach.
Hearing requirements: constant need to speak on telephone and/or two-way radio, respond to and converse with all types of people. Ability to hear fire alarms and emergency equipment.
Working environment is both indoors and outdoors. Must be able to perform job duties in all types of weather conditions.
In the United States we are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact Montage Recruitment Manager at (949) 715-1396 and/or email such as accessibilityrecruitmentmanager@montage.com .