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Job Title: Summer Stables Maintenance Worker

Department: Equestrian Maintenance

Reports To: Stables Manager

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

General Description:

The position is responsible for feeding horses, loading and unloading hay and manure, cleaning stalls, and upkeep of stables facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Ø  Feed and water horses as specified.

Ø  Clean individual horse stalls, removing manure and place new bedding as directed.

Ø  Unload and stack hay upon delivery.

Ø  Load hay into wagons for distribution.

Ø  Load/unload manure for removal from WWU premises.

Ø  Work/prepare arena areas as directed.

Ø  Perform other maintenance functions at the discretion of the Stables Manager.

Ø  Other duties as assigned.



Position Requirements:

Ø  High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Ø  Must have experience working with large animals, preferably horses.  Experience working on a farm or stables preferred.

Ø  Varied work experience preferably in grounds and general maintenance and/or construction.

Ø  Any combination of education training or experience that provides required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Ø  Ability to operate various hand tools, power tools and machinery (tractors, uniloaders, dump trucks, brush hog, mowers).

Ø  Ability to repair equipment.

Ø  Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

Typical Physical Demands:

Ø  Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day.

Ø  Ability to lift, push or pull 100 pounds or more.

Ø  Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, bend, walk or stand for long periods.

Ø  Ability to be subjected to chemical, mechanical or electrical hazards.

Ø  Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.

Ø  Ability to be subjected to motor or machine noise.

Ø  Ability to wear protective clothing or work irregular hours.

Ø  Ability to be exposed to dusts, fumes and odoriferous working conditions.

Ø  Ability to speak and read English fluently.

Ø  Ability to hear.

Ø  Holds a valid Missouri driver’s license and able to adhere to the WWU vehicle policy.

Ø  Able to drive any type of vehicle without restrictions, and able to drive any type of machinery as needed.


Work Schedule:

This is a temporary position. Summer workers will work up to 40 hours a week, 5 to 6 days a week. 

Summer break: April - August 2024. 

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