• Seasonal - Assistant Starter

    Location US-NM-Hobbs
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/17/2019 4:19 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-64117
    Casino Property
    Zia Park Casino
    Position Type
    Seasonal
    Category
    Racing Operations
  • Overview

     

    Don’t just work. Work Happy.

     

    A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

     

    An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

     

    This Position is a Seasonal role from September - December 2019 

    Your daily responsibilities include

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Load and handle horses in the starting gate during the races.

    Work in the mornings schooling unruly horses.

    Teaching young horses the ways of the starting gate.

    Assist the state veterinarian with injured horses and assist track maintenance by loading injured horses on the horse ambulance.

    Assist EMT crew with injured riders.

    May be called to the paddock to assist with unruly or injured horses.

    Responsible for maintaining the gate.

    Responsible for setting of the gate.

    To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The job is extremely specialized and prior horse experience is required as well as being able to handle the heavy physical aspects of the position.

     

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Must be able to count and do general addition and subtraction.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

    Must be able to anticipate how a horse may react in various situations.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Must be eligible to hold a New Mexico Racing Commission license.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    This position demands the employee to be on their feet during their shifts.  They must be able to move quickly.  They will be required to work until the last race has run.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Must be able to work as a team player.  Required to work in year round weather conditions. 

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