Employment Opportunities 2017-05-17T18:30:54+00:00

Job Opportunities at Equine Advocates

Equine Advocates is a national non-profit organization – we focus our work on rescue, sanctuary, education and advocacy.  Our horse sanctuary in Chatham, NY is home to 80 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules. We are seeking applicants who have compassion for animals.

Resident Equine Care Manager

Job opportunity for horse professional with at least 5 years experience in equine management needed to care for the 80+ rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules at our 140-acre sanctuary in Chatham, NY. Supervise the Assistant Equine Care Manager, the Barn Manager & the volunteers and work closely with the other staff members.

Ability to utilize kind, humane and progressive handling techniques for these horses, most of whom were rescued from slaughter, abuse and neglect.  Recognize and treat basic health problems, work closely with veterinarians, administer medical treatments, give injections, apply eye medications and bandages. Daily up-close evaluation of all animals to ensure their well being. Knowledge of equine nutrition – maintain and update the feed chart as needed.  Schedule and hold for the farriers, schedule annual dental, shots & worming, assist with feed/mashes & hay distribution. Bring horses up to the barn for the vet, farrier and for grooming. Order supplies, medications, feed and bedding.

Provide a daily report detailing all activity, observations, medications of equines, volunteers that day, and any other important information. Daily communication with President as to the health or other issues with the horses.

Participate with school and other group visits, day camp attendees, as it pertains to the horses and horse care giving grooming sessions, demonstrations, talks, etc.

Ability to drive a horse trailer a plus.

Housing & other benefits included. Salary based on experience.

Please send full resume required for consideration.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@equineadvocates.org
or mail it to:
  Equine Advocates, PO Box 354, Chatham, NY  12037

Employment Application


Donor Relations Manager/Administrator

 We are seeking an experienced administrator who is pro-active, highly organized, detail-oriented and can work both independently and as part of a team.

Responsibilities/Job Duties (while detailed, does not include all aspects of job):

  • Oversees the day-to-day work of the donor relations/office assistant.
  • Enters in donor database all Grants, High Donor, Equine Sponsor, Monthly Donor, Credit Card, Special and Web
    Also enters all funds received for the Annual Gala and maintains spreadsheets with the information.
  • Handles all correspondence with our Equine Sponsors, including creating new sponsor packs, and maintains several spreadsheets on this program with details and billing dates and provides a monthly billing report to Development Director. Updates display in the Main Barn and provides all web updates pertaining to changes in the sponsorship program.
  • Handles all correspondence with Monthly Donors, including initial thank you cards, and providing remittance slips/envelopes for those remitting by check. Each November, sending those Monthly Donors by check new slips and envelopes for the coming year.
  • Handles all matching gifts and giving programs.
  • Designs and generates thank you cards and special cards to donors and recipients, i.e. when donations are being made in honor of a birthday, in memory of a loved one or holiday gift donations.
  • Creates a horse-of-the month donor thank you general letter for existing donors. Each day, prints out all donor thank you letters, writes any special notes, before putting through the folding machine.
  • Each day deposits all donations and other checks through scanner.
  • Assists with Public Open Days (including set-up) which are currently 1 weekend day a month, group visits and community service groups.
  • Assists with Annual Gala – various important tasks including the design of all displays for the Silent & Live Auctions, tracking entries for auction items & program ads.
  • Assists with American Equine Summit held in the Education Center at the Sanctuary.
  • Answers incoming calls and respond to queries received by phone, mail and via social media on issues and regarding donations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel as well as Facebook. Good Writing, Proofreading & Research skills a plus.

Salary based on experience.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@equineadvocates.org
or mail it to:
  Equine Advocates, PO Box 354, Chatham, NY  12037

Employment Application


F/T Horse Farm Worker

Duties Includes:

  • Cleaning stalls and pastures. Installing new bedding as instructed.
  • Feeding grain and distributing hay
  • Cleaning and refilling water troughs
  • Cleaning mineral and salt block holders, replacing with new blocks as needed
  • Walking horses to/from the main barn as needed
  • Mowing grass, weed whacking, raking leaves and shoveling snow
  • Helping repair/install fencing and doing other facility work as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with horses, a plus
  • Must be dependable and a self-starter
  • Valid driver’s license
  • English communications required

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to perform duties in all temperatures. Ability to lift, push and
       pull up to 50 lbs and stand, sit, kneel, walk for long periods of time

Hourly Rate / Work Schedule (subject to change):

  • $13 per hour
  • 6 days a week (off Wednesdays). 7 AM – 1 PM or 2 PM, longer day on Sunday
  • 40 hours a week generally. Paid O/T over 40 hours

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@equineadvocates.org
or mail it to:
  Equine Advocates, PO Box 354, Chatham, NY  12037

Employment Application