Barn Manager needed in Joshua, Texas

Filled / Expired

Humane Society of North Texas

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Joshua, TX
Job Type
Full Time
$16-$20 /hr
Date Posted
August 9, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Managing the Barn Attendant by assigning tasks and following up that tasks are completed according to HSNT protocols.
  • Establishing nutritional programs for each animal which includes setting feed schedules and feeding appropriate diet and amount.
  • Identify and report health and behavior issues to the Director of Equine & Livestock.
  • Complete treatments for health issues as directed by a Veterinarian or the Director of Equine & Livestock.
  • Manage paddocks by moving horses and livestock to the appropriate areas.
  • Schedule Veterinarian and Farrier appointments, as necessary.
  • Manages barn cleanliness with Barn Attendant by ensuring stalls are mucked and water troughs are clean.
  • Monitor inventory of feed, shavings, medical and other barn supplies; place orders and pick up supplies, as needed.
  • Keeps all vehicles filled with gas and works with the Director of Equine & Livestock and Maintenance Manager to ensure vehicles are properly maintained; ready to go on a moment’s notice.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers and customers) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
  • The Barn Manager will oversee volunteers working in the barn or facilities by ensuring they are following HSNT policies and procedures including safety.
  • Assist the cruelty investigations department with seizures by determining the temperament and hauling capability of equines or livestock, as requested by the Director of Equine & Livestock.
  • Enter data/notes on care, medical and behavior for each animal in the animal management system along with relevant emails and spreadsheets.
  • Represent the Humane Society of North Texas by providing excellent customer service to customers, vendors and volunteers.
  • Protect the confidential information on customers and donors.
  • Additional tasks as assigned by the Director of Equine & Livestock.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of this Position

  • 4 years steady equine experience.
  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree in an animal field preferred
  • Must be insurable on the HSNT vehicle insurance policy
  • Knowledge of Natural Horsemanship philosophy in caring and training horses
  • Ability to saddle and ride a horse confidently
  • Must possess skills to drive a vehicle pulling horse trailers (bumper and gooseneck styles)
  • Trailer loading of animals and trailer unloading safety is crucial to this position.
  • Knowledge of Humane Society of North Texas policies and protocols, such as, but not limited to, adoption, cleaning and medical protocols.
  • Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
  • Ability to handle animals safely and with patience and gentleness.
  • Ability to represent the Humane Society of North Texas in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers, vendors and staff.
  • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within the Humane Society of North Texas, with volunteers, the public, vendors and be a team player.
  • Must be patient, courteous and work well under stressful conditions.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and flexibility in constantly changing work demands
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Required Professional Licensing or Certifications
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Physical Demands & Work Environment

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • – – Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Regular exposure to animal odors, diseases, possible contagious conditions, bites, scratches and moderate noise levels.
  • Regular exposure to the outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance, up to 80 pounds with assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Working Conditions

  • The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. Weekend work will be necessary.
  • Based in Joshua, TX

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the individual. Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.


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