Temple Grandin Equine Center Horse Care/Facilities Maintenance Staff in Denver, CO 80202  (Central Business District area)

Colorado State University

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Temporary Hourly

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Position Location

CSU Spur campus, Denver, CO

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Description of Work Unit

Temple Grandin Equine Center,

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Position Summary

The Temple Grandin Equine Center is seeking individuals to work at CSU Spur campus, in Denver, CO at the National Western Center. This Part Time temporary position provides care and maintenance of horses and facilities utilized by the CSU Dept. of Animal Sciences/Equine Sciences program at the Temple Grandin Equine Center at the National Western Complex located in Denver, Colorado.

Position Minimum Qualifications

A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent required.
Experience caring for horses including feeding, providing housing, monitoring general health and providing basic veterinarian care, blanketing horses, leading, walking, and transporting horses, and evaluating horses for lameness, vices, or other unwanted conditions.
Ability to lift up to 80 pounds approximately four times per day.
Ability to work in inclement weather, including dust, moist, hot and cold conditions.
Ability to secure a valid driver’s license or access to qualified driver by start date.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in equine sciences, animal sciences, or related field
Veterinarian Technician associates degree or vocational degree
Previous work experience at an equestrian boarding or training facility, equine veterinarian hospital, or equine assisted therapy center

Posting Details

Working Title

Temple Grandin Equine Center Horse Care/Facilities Maintenance Staff

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Animal Sciences

Salary Range

17.00-19.00/hr commensurate with skills and qualifications

Employee Benefits

Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit area: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/

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Special Instructions to Applicants

to apply email templegrandinequinecenter@colostate.edu
References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or Seasonal and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category

Equine Care


| Provides care for the well-being of horses, including feeding and watering horses, blanketing horses, exercising horses, and determining if horses need to be housed indoors or outdoors, based on weather. Loads/unloads hay, grain and other feed and bedding, as needed.

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Facilities Maintenance


Provides security and cleanliness of facility, including locking and unlocking facility’s entrance gate and facility doors, cleans stalls and outdoor pens, cleans arena fencing, stall fronts and small set of bleachers, and provides general indoor arena cleaning, sweeping and fence repair as needed.

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