Employment Opportunities 2017-06-16T15:14:22+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 [email protected]
or mail it to:
  Equine Advocates, PO Box 354, Chatham, NY  12037

Employment Application


Data Entry/Office Assistant

We are seeking an experienced office assistant 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)

  • Drops off / picks up mail at post office each day
  • Answers the telephone
  • Gets messages from service 2x a day
  • Enters all donations received by mail of $150 or less in DP
  • Stuffs, seals & stamps all thank you letters
  • Updates Excel Spreadsheet of donors who wish to be added to email list
  • Office filing
  • Assists with Public Open Days (including set-up), Group Visits & Community Service projects.
  • Enters all sanctuary visitors into database
  • Creates magnets and key chains for Sponsor Packs & Open Days
  • Assists with Annual Gala and Equine Summit
  • Prints out Daily Reports from Equine Care & Assistant Equine Care Managers – maintains these documents
  • Prints out all updated Feed Charts, Medication Charts, Farrier Reports – maintains these documents
  • Sends out new Mailing List packs
  • Assists Donor Relations Manager and other staff as needed

Salary based on experience.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]
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):

  • $14 per hour
  • 6 days a week (off Tuesdays)  7 AM – 1 PM
  • 36 hours a week generally. Paid O/T over 40 hours

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]
or mail it to:
  Equine Advocates, PO Box 354, Chatham, NY  12037

Employment Application


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