Saddle Up! in Franklin, TN is looking for a full-time Equine Manager. This position will have responsibility and accountability for the care, health, training, conditioning, and overall well-being of all Saddle Up! equines. Saddle Up! currently has 26 horses on property. Saddle Up! is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center in Franklin, TN. This position will report to the Program Director. Background check is required. To apply for this position please answer the following behavioral interview questions in a cover letter and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of your resume. Behavioral questions: 1) Can you tell me about a time when you were able to effectively “read” another person and guide your actions by your understanding of their individual needs or values? 2) When working on a team, what role do you usually take? Why? 3) What process do you use to establish priorities? Be specific. 4) Give some examples of ways you minimize stress in your life. 5) Tell me something about yourself that is not on your resume. 6) There is an emergency in the barn on a Sunday evening - what do you do?
Extensive knowledge and experience with equines, especially in the areas of health and general care, equine assisted activities and therapies, and conditioning/training is required. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in equine science or related field and strong computer skills; experience with Microsoft applications, Salesforce, and Trello is a plus. Experience at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center is preferred. Candidate must be able to safely and competently transport equines with truck and a 4-horse trailer. Candidate must also possess strong management, organizational, planning, communication, and problem-solving skills. Commitment to positive communications, teamwork, team building, and excellent customer service with staff, volunteers, families, and participants is required. In this role, candidate will be required to be self-motivated, work independently and part of a team, prioritize and manage multiple projects, and develop and implement a budget related to their areas of responsibility.
About Saddle Up!
Saddle Up! is the place where all children are equal in the saddle. Saddle Up! started as a dream and launched as a one night a week program - in daylight and good weather only - for 10 students. Saddle Up! is now a year-round program that will serve nearly 180 children/youth this year. Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities. We are a Premier Center accredited by PATH International, the organization that sets the standards for safety and quality in equine assisted programs.