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The Bridge Center relies on paid and volunteer staff to support all of its programs and operations.

In addition to our year-round professional staff, we hire a strong team of counselors and instructors both year-round and during the Summer.

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Current Job Openings:

Part Time Barn Assistant
Classification: Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm (8 hours)
Report to: Riding Center Program Director
Work Site: The Bridge Center, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Under the supervision of the Riding Center Program Director, and the Barn & Herd Manager; The Part Time Barn Assistant oversees the medical treatment, nutritional needs, and general care of The Bridge Center herd and barn animals. Additionally, the barn/herd manager oversees the safety and cleanliness of the barn facilities.

• Feed AM, noon, and PM hay grain and supplements.
• Inside stalls mucked, swept out and bedded daily before 10:00 AM.
• Aisles swept or blown prior to clients arriving in the morning and after the last client leaves at the end of the day.
• Remove cobwebs daily as needed.
• Pick outside paddocks & sheds daily. Rake up old hay and remove from paddocks.
• Outside troughs scrubbed and refilled as needed.
• Inside water buckets scrubbed and filled daily
• Make up grain for the following day according to detailed instructions listed in grain room.
• Follow detailed directions given by the Barn Manager in communication log or by email.
• Observe the horses throughout the day reporting any abnormal behavior or injuries to the Barn Manager and and Riding Director.
• Feed and water cookie the pig and the barn cat, keeping cookies stall clean.
• At the end of the day make sure all lights are off, doors are closed, electric fence is plugged in and the barn is tidy.

Program Responsibilities
• Assist as a back-up person with therapeutic riding and hippotherapy lessons as needed.
• Oversee barn volunteers assisting with horse care and farm maintenance.


Education and Experience
• 5-10 years of experience caring for horses and barn animals.

Special Requirements
• Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license, and have reliable transportation.
• Successfully complete pre-employment background checks (CORI/SORI, NSOPW)

Physical Requirements
Moderate physical effort generally required in performing duties under typical office conditions. Some physical effort required when performing duties in the field. This person must demonstrate the ability to, maintain a high level of energy, be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities and the ability to lift and carry (short distances; up to 15’) up to 80 pound occasionally. Requires the ability to physically maneuver over and/or upon terrain, surfaces or physical structures. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment such as tractors, snow blowers, power tools, and hand tools. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly, to move objects. Must be able to lift and carry (short distances; up to 15’) up to 80 pound occasionally. Requires the ability to physically maneuver over and/or upon terrain, surfaces or physical structures. Physical requirements are for Heavy Duty work.

Hourly rate based on qualifications. This position is classified as non-exempt hourly position.

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Posted on 11/3/2014
The Bridge Center was the perfect fit for Nick and the work you all do is just amazing. A big thank you to everyone for all their efforts, warmth, kindness and genuine caring. Find the perfect fit for Nick was so important for me and I knew we made the right choice from very early on. We look forward to seeing everyone in the coming months for a Saturday program.
- Nick's Mom