Grounds Crew

Website Green Mountain Horse Association

Title: Grounds Crew
Reports to: Executive Director
Schedule: Seasonal Full time (May 1st – Nov 18st) Days of the week TBD.
Hourly compensation. 40 Hour work week with overtime as agreed

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of grounds, including mowing, weed-whacking, and trail clearance
  • Basic repairs to buildings in response to damage to the facilities
  • Maintenance of event equipment (e.g. cleaning, painting, and staining )
  • Preparation of the show grounds for upcoming events (e.g. help build jumps, set up dressage arenas,clean barns, and deliver hay and shavings)
  • Maintenance of the show grounds during events (e.g. remove rubbish from barns and buildings, water and/or drag arenas, clean bathrooms, and reset equipment)
  • Restoration of the grounds after events (e.g. pick up and store equipment, repair
    buildings and footings, clean the facilities, and perform repairs)

Essential Skills and Qualities

  • A valid driver’s license with the competence to drive a variety of trucks and ATVs
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn how to run, small equipment (e.g. weed-whacker, lawnmower, andpower tools)
  • Basic ‘handyman’ skills (e.g. the ability to paint, and perform basic repairs)
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors regardless of weather conditions
  • Willingness to perform tasks to a deadline, working flexible hours when needed
  • Fitness for physically-demanding work such as heavy lifting and carrying on a daily basis
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions and work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills and a personable manner towards supervisors, other staff, clients, suppliers,and the general public
  • Honesty, reliability and a good work ethic

Desirable Skills

  • Advanced driving skills (e.g. agricultural or commercial experience)
  • Competence in carpentry and/or mechanical skills
  • Knowledge of equestrian competitions but will train

Hours of Work

  • Seasonal full time
  • 40 hour basic working week with overtime as agreed
  • Weekends and some early mornings and evening work are required
  • Work schedules will vary from day to day dependent on event requirements

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