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Equine herd manager position available

We are searching for an equine herd manager! This position is responsible for total oversight and management of the Cline Equine Teaching Center to facilitate availability of horses for classwork and other educational activities. Learn more or apply online at https://bit.ly/2NKoNKz.

We are searching for an equine herd manager! This position is responsible for total oversight and management of the Cline Equine Teaching Center to facilitate availability of horses for classwork and other educational activities.

Learn more or apply online at https://bit.ly/2NKoNKz.

Full Job Summary

Responsible for total oversight and management of the Cline Equine Teaching Center to facilitate availability of horses for classwork and other educational activities. Assist with teaching animal science class laboratory sections, coordinate proper feeding and management of horses, supervise the daily care of animals, maintain appearance and maintenance of facilities and equipment, assist in maintaining sound fiscal management and financial responsibilities of the operation, including a positive cash flow and positive fiscal year end (June 30) balances; (a) maintain extensive detailed records needed for registering purebred horses and preparation of information for sale catalogs, (b) submit registration paperwork to breed associations to register horses, and (c) prepare write-ups, photos, and videos for consignment sales. Assist in selection and breeding of mares and stallions to maintain a purebred herd. Responsible for marketing of horses, including establishing selling price, transport to consignment sales, and offering horses for sale to the public through private sales. Assist in facilitating recruitment and retention of students interested in horses. Maintain good public relations by attending and/or being involved with equine events in Oklahoma and surrounding states. Conduct numerous tours for groups and individuals. Assist in instructing laboratory sections in ANSI 1124, 3703, 3402, 3443, 4423, and 4900 which would include introductory animal science courses, animal handling, reproduction courses and equine science classes. Assist in conducting/teaching state level youth camps, clinics and judging contests. Build and maintain relationships with equine professionals including ranches, donors, sponsors, and alumni. Assist with grant writing to meet needs for outside support and/or equipment for the Equine Center.

Will be working with farm equipment and livestock. Much of the activity is outside, often in inclement weather including heat, cold, dust and mud.

Must be able to lift at least 75-125 pounds.

Due to the duties required of this position, the normal work schedule of 40 hours per week will be determined by you and your supervisor and may include early mornings, late evenings and weekends. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt position (which indicates it is not exempt from overtime pay and comp time leave accrual). However, please be aware that the Department of Food and Animal Sciences has classified the Herd Manager title and duties under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) "agriculture" ruling covered under Section 13(b)(12) allowing for straight time overtime rates for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. If a variance is needed from the regular hours mentioned above, prior approval is required.

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