Equine Farm Manager
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Full Time
4 Year Degree
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Description

Midway University is seeking applicants for a full-time Equine Farm Manager.

The successful candidate will oversee the University farm including facilities, equipment, and pastures. The position will work with two herd managers to oversee equine herd health and coordinate herd usage for both academic classes and athletic teams.  This position will also be responsible for horse trials, donations, leases, and retirements, and will provide assistance to the herd veterinarian and farrier. 

Midway University is a teaching farm and the farm manager will directly supervise farm staff as well as work directly with students.  The farm employs 4-10 work study students as well as winter and summer break help. The farm manager also provides oversight for students during their mandatory chore times.   

This position carries out the administrative tasks of running a farm.  Activities include scheduling equine veterinary examinations, treatments, vaccinations, managing the farm budget, scheduling employees, approving time cards and balancing employee workloads.     

Today, Midway University is a leader in providing educational opportunities for men and women who wish to continue their education. The main campus provides a unique learning, living opportunity for students seeking their undergraduate degrees. Midway also offers undergraduate and graduate programs in an accelerated format where students attend classes in the evening or online.

Midway University has long been known for its excellence throughout Kentucky and beyond in the program areas of Business, Equine Studies, Nursing/Healthcare, and Teacher Education. With more than 30 majors and areas of concentrations, our programs are matched with the work force needs of the region and are applicable to many business segments.

  

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in equine management or other equine related field preferred; however, consideration will be given to those candidates with an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  A minimum of 4 years of farm and personnel management experience required. Experience in designing and managing a farm budget highly desirable. Must be able to use typical farm equipment (tractor, drags, truck and trailer, mower). Knowledge of equine related veterinarian equipment a must, as well as knowledge of equine lameness evaluation, basic equine first aid. Ability to develop feeding plans for different classes of horses, and pasture management required. Experience working with college students and/or employees of differing ability levels with horses preferred. 

Midway University is an equal opportunity employer.

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