Utah State University

Equine Arena Assistant

City Kaysville
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/2/2023 6:33 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Approximately 20 hours per week
Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources
Advertised Salary
$18 per hour
Telework Eligible


The Davis Agriculture Heritage Center (DAHC) is a new facility that opened on October 24, 2023 and is located on the Utah State University Botanical Center Property in Kaysville. The DAHC consists of an indoor and outdoor arena and a stall barn with 74 covered stalls. Events that will take place at the DAHC include but not limited to barrel racing, roping, horse shows, general equine events, livestock shows, dog shows, and agriculture related events will take place year round. The Arena Assistant will report directly to the Davis Agriculture Heritage Center Manager. The position will require working evenings and being on call every other weekend. Two weeks each month the hours will be Monday-Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday for opening the facility in the morning and locking up in the evening so approximately 4 hours per weekend. The other two weeks of the month the hours will be Tuesday-Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. This position gets paid twice per month and there will be an average of 40 hours per pay period or 80 hours per month. Scheduling may be subject to change based on events taking place at the arenas.


  • Lock up/open facilities on weekends
  • Assist with event set up
  • Assist with arena work (i.e. watering and ground preparation)
  • On call for weekend emergency
  • Assist with stall cleaning when needed
  • Assist with facility maintenance


  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (i.e. Tractors, Skid Steers, Arena ground implements, etc.)
  • Previous experience with horses and livestock
  • Personable and good communication and people skills
  • Ability to work alone and independently
  • Strong worth ethic
  • Must be 18 years or older to operate heavy equipment

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$18 per hour


This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment. 


University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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