Job Details

Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Equestrian Studies

Department: Equestrian Studies

Reports To: Equestrian Studies Division Chair

Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

General Description:


This is for an 18-20 month appointment and lasts the duration of a master’s program.

Time Requirement:

GAs are expected to work 25-28 hours a week. Weekend and evening work will be required. Assigned times and schedules are subject to change.


A Graduate Assistant will receive tuition remission for any master’s program offered at WWU, along with on-campus room (if available) and board.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the EQS Division Chair, responsibilities will be broad and varied, including

  • Assisting with coordination and supervision of the EQS work study program
  • Assisting faculty before, during, and after riding classes
  • Updating equine database and website content, assisting with tours and visitors, proctoring and assisting in EQA and EQS classes
  • Assisting with the summer riding program
  • Assisting with organization and supervision of various events
  • EQS website and horse record-keeping
  • Overseeing weekend riding
  • Overseeing/supervising Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring breaks
  • Multitude of projects that are unique to the EQS division.

Position Requirements:

  • A suitable candidate should be a leader, horseperson and a proficient in applied riding instruction.
  • Desirable qualities include flexibility, a willingness to learn, a good work ethic and the ability to work well with students and faculty.
  • Candidate should demonstrate good computer skills, as well as good written and verbal skills.
  • CPR certification is required for riding supervision.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer