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Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Equestrian Studies

Department: School of Equestrian Studies

Reports To: Equestrian Studies Division Chair

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

General Description:

William Woods University is now accepting applications for one graduate assistant for equestrian studies. The position begins in Dec 2021.

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.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to spend time outdoors.
  • Ability to speak and read English fluently.
  • Ability to hear.
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and phone.
  • Effective mobility skills required to move about freely and quickly in office and on campus.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and adhere to the WWU vehicle policy.

Work Schedule:

Graduate Assistants work an average of 25 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.



William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer