Barn Assistant

Barn Assistant

Barn Assistant

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Job Description

Other - Seasonal/Temporary



The Barn Assistant is responsible for the care and maintenance of the workin ghobby farm located on a private estate, inclduing providing animal care and feedings, as well as cleaning and maintaining the barn facility and animal enclosures. The Barn Assistant role is a seasonal, full-time hourly non-exempt position. Standard schedule will be 8 hour shifts, Monday – Thursday, with some weekend requirements. The primary work location for this position is located on-site at the farm in Ada, MI. 


·        Daily feeding, grooming, cleaning, and care of animals

·        Daily horse handling and occasional riding

·        Maintenance and cleaning of barn facilities, including animal enclosures and staff facilities

·        Interacting and sharing knowledge of farm and animals with occasional visitors and during various events

·        Assist with building and grounds maintenance tasks, such as:

o   Organizing and cleaning buildings, rooms, and other areas

o   Janitorial duties

o   Special projects and requests of Head(s) of Household

·        Other duties as assigned


·      Horse handling and riding experience

·      Experience caring for farm animals, including miniature donkeys, goats, chickens, and cats

·   Ability to maintain a highly productive work output without immediate supervision

·  Ability to lift 30 pounds to a maximum height of 6 feet, including occasional lifting up to 80 pounds

·      Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and remain standing and walking on feet for lengthy periods of time

·        Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions

Other Requirements

·    Responsibilities of the Barn Assistant are conducted in a private residence. While an employer/employee relationship exists, it is important the employee is genuinely committed to the goal of the property staff team in positively contributing to a Christian home environment.

·       Must demonstrate professionalism, pride and enthusiasm in service, possessing characteristics of dependability, dedication, responsibility, and acting with high integrity.

·  Engaging personality, sociability, and articulate communication is necessary, as interaction with heads of household, family members, and guests will occur on a regular basis.

·      The privacy and security of the heads of household, family members, employer, and all affiliated entities are of critical importance, and the highest level of confidentiality in both business and personal matters of the heads of household, family members, employer and all affiliated entities must be always exercised.