PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Inc. has reached a pivotal milestone in its 50 year history. From 1969, we have grown to thrive on 70 acres under an open space easement, two indoor arenas, office space and apartments, a herd of 34 horses and staff of 26 full and part time employees that make up the Farm as it is today. Our challenge now is to ensure the future of the Farm and the delivery of its mission, “to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all people regardless of their individual challenges. We are committed to personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect, love and inclusion.” The position of a dedicated and seasoned Farm Manager is crucial to the success of the Farm and requires the following.
Position: Farm Manager, Part-time, Three 8-hour days per week
Reports to: Executive Director, collaborates with Barn Manager
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Harrow and oil 2 indoor arenas and 1 outdoor arena as needed
Mow and weed-wack the Farm and the fields in Spring, Summer and Fall
Includes all lawns, orchard, tree garden once a week
Trim trees and brush, remove fallen trees and debris as needed
Maintain equipment including but not limited to tractors, mowers, etc. as needed
Perform general repairs including but not limited to plumbing, electric, and carpentry as needed
Lead horses in and out from various fields as needed
Muck, bed, feed and hay as needed.
Assist in arena with riders, assist in mounting and dismounting (lifting up to 50lbs), side aid, walk up to a mile with horses as needed
Remove trash each day and remove recycling once per week.
Purchase gas for mower and machinery
Treat driveways in advance and remove snow in winter weather conditions after hours and weekends as needed
Direct and supervise individuals for community service hours and volunteer groups with Barn Manager
Available to assist with special events with set up, management, break down for horse shows, open houses, fundraisers, etc. as needed after hours or weekends.
Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
Complete Thorncroft Volunteer Training and demonstrate reasonable understanding of related principles of safety and horsemanship
Must be responsive to communications over phone, text and email.