To support in the day-to-day operation of the Rothschild Yard at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket. This is a part-time position. 19.5 hours per week, working days/hours by arrangement between 8.00am and 5.00pm. Experience working with horses is needed, although some training can be given for the right person. You must also enjoy talking to visitors. Salary dependent on experience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Working closely with the Yard Manager and deputising for the Yard Manager on days off and over holiday period. To assist with the management, care and welfare of former racehorses. Maintain the horses, premises and equipment to a high standard. To assist with the provision of demonstrations using horses from in or outside the yard. To respond to approaches from the general public and explain RoR’s activities and related matters. Assist any full or part time staff (employed or voluntary) to look after, care for and exercise the former racehorses in the yard.
- Experience of horse handling (preferably with thoroughbreds) Experience of riding sports & leisure horses, although not essential. Experience of groundwork such as lunging and long reining. Experience of caring for and turning out horses to a high standard Experience of communicating with a diverse range of people from the general public to owners and trainers.
Particular Skills Required
- Good attention to detail Excellent face-to-face and public facing communication skills Awareness of general sensitivities or antagonism towards racing and how to portray the positive sides of the industry Understanding of British Horseracing and RoR
- Weekend and bank holiday working will be required on a rota
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