Barn Manager
Stanwood, WA Horsemanship
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

SUMMARY This position will carry out the horse care for all of the horses on property under the instruction of the Horsemanship Director and Assistant Director. This position will also oversee the maintenance and care of all vehicles, equipment, facilities, corrals, fencing, pastures and grounds through the maintenance staff and barn assistant(s). The person in this position shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior towards colleagues, guests and supervisors. Regular attendance is essential for this position. Adherence to a published, departmental schedule is expected and required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:

* Horse Care

  1. Feeding.
  2. De-worming and vaccination schedule.
  3. Coordinate body work, wound care, veterinary follow-up, on-going doctoring.
  4. Schedule and facilitate farrier work.
  5. Schedule and facilitate veterinary work when appropriate.
  6. Stall cleaning and maintenance of winter feeding corral.

* Oversee horse training in coordination with the Horsemanship Director.

* Assist the Horsemanship Director in maintaining suitable horses for program needs.

* Develop and recommend to the Horsemanship Director the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for chores and barn care, including organization of supplies, cleanliness of the barn and surroundings, wound care, etc.

* Train and hold staff accountable to consistent application of SOPs.

* Tack care and fitting.

* School horses as needed and requested.

* Maintain stocking of supplies such as bedding, feed, supplements and tools.

* Maintain inventory and keep storage organized of items such as helmets, boots, blankets, etc.

* Keep all work areas and storage spaces clean, organized, and accessible.

* In coordination with the Horsemanship Director, oversee the maintenance of the physical assets supporting the horsemanship program.

* Supervise the maintenance staff and oversee their SOPs for care of vehicles, equipment, pastures, arenas, grounds etc.

* Supervise barn assistants.

* Assist with instruction, program/events as needed and assigned.

* Cultivate healthy relationships with vendors and suppliers. 

* Maintain safe operating procedures and overall appropriate risk management.

* Maintain professionalism of Warm Beach Horsemanship in all aspects of the program and operation.

*Recommend to the Horsemanship Director long and short-range goals for the sustainable health and development of the program.

* Maintain continuing education required for certification(s) and continued personal effectiveness.

* Other duties as required.


Warm Beach Camp Ministries exists to share the hope and love of Christ through camping ministries and experiences in the Pacific Northwest.

At Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, our mission is to provide Christ-centered environments, experiences and resources to draw people to God through camping ministries, conferences and events.


This is a year-round position, part-time or full-time position.



This position supervises up to 5 staff and volunteers carrying out work under the above areas of responsibility.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In addition, the successful employee in this position will have the following qualifications:

  1. Love for Jesus Christ and desire to support the mission of Warm Beach Camp.
  2. Responsible, self-starter.
  3. A servant's heart and team orientated.
  4. Experience feeding, caring for and training horses.
  5. Experience directing the physical asset maintenance and pasture management.
  6. Organized and efficient.
  7. Takes direction well and has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, colleagues, vendors and guests.
  8. Desire to learn, grow, improve professionally and personally.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or a minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


First Aid and CPR Driver's License

CHA Instructor Certification


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to carry 25-pound saddles or vaulting tack at least 25 feet and lift to the backs of 16-hand-high horses; thus the requirement to be prepared to regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Because this individual is responsible for the safety of others while they are on or around horses, he/she should possess the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; and occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This employee will be available to be cross-trained into other areas of the ministry as needs arise.