OPEN POSITION: Stable Assistant (part-time)

By January 26, 2018Careers
Silhouette of Jim the horse in Agape's barn
Stable Assistants work closely with the Barn Coordinator to maintain our horse lots and barn, as well as feeding our herd and monitoring their general health and soundness. Stable Assistants MUST be physically fit and able and must be available on weekends. Stable Assistants are critical to our team by helping ensure that we provide the best experience for our riders, families, schools and, of course, our horses.


Cicero, IN


10-12 hrs/wk – Weekends Required



OUR VISION: Why we do what we do

We believe that lives can experience healing and joy in an environment where unconditional love and the wonderment of a horse connect, creating a haven for unbridled hope.

OUR MISSION: How we do it

Agape cultivates personal growth by strengthening the mind, body, and spirit through unique horse-facilitated experiences.


This position reports to the Barn Coordinator.

Daily Barn Responsibilities

  • Feed and water all equines, including the miniature horses.
  • Remove manure from horse lots to maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Clean stall beds and replace bedding as necessary.
  • Inspect equines for general health and soundness daily and report any concerns to the Barn Coordinator.
  • Empty trash containers in the barn.
  • Sweep the barn aisle.
  • Clean water troughs.
  • Administer medication when necessary according to the feed chart.

Role Expectations

  • Maintain a standard of excellence in all areas of the facility by ensuring a neat, clean, organized and safe environment for horses and people.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with Agape staff, primarily the Barn Coordinator.
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy.
  • Have a positive attitude and a mentality of customer service and above reproach stewardship.


Preferred Qualifications

    • Must be at least 16 years of age
    • Must have an Indiana driver’s license
    • Must have basic technology skills and proficiencies
    • Must have experience with horses
    • Knowledge of equine health, wellness, and training
  • Personal maturity
  • Ability to work independently with integrity
  • Strong desire to work as an effective team member

Skill Proficiencies

Physically fit to handle labor


Oral/written communication skills


Attention to detail in work projects


Ability to learn


For general questions/comments, reply below; otherwise…   Apply today


  • Clint Ames says:

    I am wondering how soon you are looking to fill the position? I am looking to start a part time job around the first of March. The reason is I will be stepping down at Lowe’s from a service manager to a maintenance associate. The reasoning is to get a more stable schedule for my family, but I will need a part time job for extra money. I have horses of my own and can do the jobs that you are asking for. I’m located outside of Thorntown by 65.

  • Jane Samarripa-Mosier says:

    Hello! I just applied for your p/t stable assistant. After submitting my resume it didn’t tell me if it was successfully received or not. Can you let me know if you did in fact receive my resume?

    Many thanks!

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