Criteria for inquiring for employment at The Home of Joy Farm

If you are interested in working at The Home of Joy Farm, we do keep resumes on file for any upcoming job positions. The following criteria must be met, before and individual will be considered or hired, for any future job positions.

  • Background Check. You must have a clean record, void of any misdemeanors, felonious charges or drug related charges.
  • Interview may include drug testing before hiring for any management or team leader position, training, or lessons with children under the age of 18.
  • Minimum of associate degree, in equine related studies or equine medical field, or proof of proficient ongoing and current experience, in the equine field of work for an extensive period of time. You will be required to give references regarding your equine work/experience.
  • Only contact this facility, by email or postal mail 3315 Lake Rd NE Lancaster, OH  43130 with your resume’ and cover letter stating work desired and availability.  Do not stop by to inquire about positions.  If we see an interest, in your skills provided in your resume’, we will contact you.  Our time is very limited; therefore, this criteria, for your resume’ is enforced for any possible job opportunity, at the Home of Joy Farm, and must be followed.

General Job Requirements

  • Able to lift 50 lbs; work in a fast paced, physical environment on your feet.
  • Strong work ethic and exhibit dependability.  Ability to see the big picture of goals, farm as a whole, work unsupervised and multi task.
  • Learn, understand and execute HOJF standards of horse care and facility maintenance.
  • Maintain courteous contact with boarders and visitors.
  • Flexible scheduling with afternoon/evening or weekend availability.
  • Comfortable with horses and farm animals.

Team Leader

  • Ability to lead of team of employees in all aspects of horse and farm care
  • Duties include daily care of 37 horses, feed, turnout, stall cleaning and various tasks of the day
  • Maintain courteous and helpful contact with boarders
  • Ability to make educated choices in safety and healthcare of horses
  • Grooming, lunging and light riding might be required
  • Knowledge of basic equine first aid, nutrition, and horse health required
  • Working knowledge of computers and good public relations required
  • Assist Farm Managers in day to day operations and facility maintenance
  • May require work with farm animals outside of horses

General Labor

  • Report and work with team leader and Farm Managers
  • Duties include feeding under direction, turnout, stalls and barn clean up
  • Working with horses and farm animals
  • Ability to comfortably and safely lead and work around horses

Thank you for your consideration and interest in employment at The Home of Joy Farm!