Equestrian Farm Laborer in Rockford, TN

Maryville College
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Job Description

Provides excellent care for the horses at the Maryville College Scots Ridge Farm, a 98-acre boarding, show barn and equestrian training facility. This position must be an effective and positive communicator, capable of communicating with board clients, students, parents and guests, and managers in a respectful, courteous, and professional manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: incorporate safety measures in accomplishing the following horse related activities:

Horse Care

Assists as directed with complete horse care to include stall cleaning, paddock care, and distributing hay, feeding, watering, and providing appropriate turnout and blanketing for horses according to the posted feed and turnout charts. Reports changes in horse condition (lameness, illness, weight gain/loss and off feed) to Farm Crew Leader.

Identifies, reports to Farm Crew Leader, and remediates safety issues involving horses, people, and equipment.

Intervenes in situations as needed to ensure that all horses are safe, clean, healthy, and as stress free as possible.

Administers medications and provides necessary first aid and basic medical treatments as prescribed.

Retrieve horses from pastures, paddocks or stalls and hold horses for veterinarian or farrier if needed.


Uses all farm equipment in a safe manner including tractors, ATVs, mowers, spreaders, graders and small tools.

Reports need for repair of equipment such as tractors, mowers, spreaders, and small engines to Farm Crew Leader.


Must be able to work a varied shift that may include before and after hours, weekends, and holidays.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Ability to work well with all Scots Ridge Farm team members.

Regular attendance is required.

This position is an essential employee for inclement weather events and will be required to report for duty in adverse weather conditions when the College is otherwise closed. The position also is required to report on time in situations when the College is on a delayed start and is required to continue working when the College is released early.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Knowledgeable and experienced in horse related care and stabling needs. Experience with farm/landscape operations and machinery

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one to clients and co-workers

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measure, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Ability to attain a Tennessee Drivers license and reliable transportation is required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions to include extreme cold, snow, wind, rain, hot, humid conditions on various work surfaces that may be uneven. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but is loud at times. The equestrian farm is a boarding and equestrian training facility and as such the work environment may be dusty.

Required: All applicants must apply through the Maryville College Careers portal website on the page of the desired position.

Maryville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about working at Maryville College, please visit our Careers at MC webpage.

Job Title: Equestrian Farm Laborer

Department: Scots Ridge Farm

Reports To: Farm Crew Leader

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Code: G-2