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Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to the following: excellence in academics and athletics; gender equity and diversity in its programs; a well-balanced and broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. As part of SCL, Athletics and Physical Education houses the Oxley Equestrian Center as a part of its robust program.
The Oxley Lead Animal Assistant will work in coordination with the Oxley Equestrian Center Manager to support the daily operations of the equestrian center and its approximate 70 horses. The responsibilities of this position include serving as the lead for temporary and student employees in the absence of the Manager with primarily focus on animal care and barn maintenance. The lead will be given authority to make independent decisions about animal welfare, facility emergencies, assigning tasks, adjusting schedules, etc. Responsibilities also include distributing feeding grain, hay and water to the horses, leading horses to and from paddocks, cleaning and bedding stalls, dumping water buckets, sweeping barn aisle ways, scrubbing and refilling water troughs. Additionally, this role will be responsible for observing the horses for abnormal behavior or possible health issues and reporting to their supervisor. This position will also assist with managing general barn responsibilities as described above.
This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position. Primary hours are 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 5 days a week but will require flexibility including weekends, early mornings, and some holidays.
High School Diploma or GED
1-2 years of experience with domestic farm animal handling, with specific experience handling horses.
Knowledge of animal health issues, prior experience specifically with equine care and health preferred
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to lead a team and provide direction and guidance
Must be safety oriented
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Must be willing to work under varying climatic conditions and be exposed to loud noises, dusty conditions, animal waste and odors
Familiarity with operating farm equipment and farm tools such as large tractors, ATV, weed trimmer, push mower, shovel, pitchfork, etc.
Must have and maintain a valid NYS driver's license.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Animal Attendant S05
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