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Queen Margaret's School

Barn Worker

Equestrian – Duncan, British Columbia
Department Equestrian
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Minimum Wage

Queen Margaret's School is looking for part-time Barn Workers to support the day-to-day operations of the Shirley Burr Equestrian Centre. During the school year, between 40-50 horses are housed on campus. Barn workers are responsible for the daily cleaning of stalls, feeding and care of the horses, as well as performing other duties as required. The work schedule will include at least one weekend day. 

There is the possibility of this position being moved to a full-time position in the future.

All applicants for this position will be expected to agree to have a Criminal Record Check initiated by Queen Margaret's School. 

QUALIFICATIONS

The following are requirements for this position:

  • Experience with horses in a stable environment 
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Excellent organizational skills (for competitions, etc.)
  • Experience, sensitivity and awareness of working within a multicultural environment

Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Level 1 First Aid certification
  • Class 4 Driver's License
  • Heavy Trailer Endorsement (Code 20) for Driver's License (Class 4 or Class 5)
  • Proven ability to take personal responsibility for quality of work

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clean stalls/shelters on a daily basis. Ensure all barn areas are neat and tidy.
  • Feed and water horses according to schedule.
  • Turn horses in and out.
  • Clean paddocks and water tubs on a regular basis.
  • Maintain vigilance on horses' health and inform Barn Manager of any concerns.
  • Be punctual and reliable.
  • Be in good physical condition (lifting and carrying involved in the duties).
  • Possess a positive attitude and work as a team player.
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Be willing to attend and practice safety-related training provided by the School.

Working Conditions

  • Day, evening, weekend and possible overnight work required.
  • Meals are included as a taxable benefit.
  • Some heavy lifting and carrying (hay bales, etc.) may be required.

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  • Location
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • Department
    Equestrian
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    Minimum Wage
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