Support Staff

Horse Handler

Special Programs

Location: As listed below

Competition #: 15349

Date Posted: October 17th, 2022

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

The Fort Vermilion School Division invites applications for the position of Horse Handler. 

The successful candidate will administer a horse handling program for students of varied ages and riding abilities. 


Start Date:  as soon as possible upon hire


Hours:  1 day a week - 6 hours


Locations:  alternating between Rocky Lane and La Crete Riding Arenas


Responsibilities will include: 

  • transport FVSD owned horses to and from riding arenas
  • tack horses for individual student sessions
  • provide support for students and horses to build a safe and trusting relationship
  • collaborate and communicate with the FVSD mental health therapist on a regular basis to ensure students are progressing toward their individual goals.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • grade 12 Diploma
  • excellent riding ability and horsemanship skills
  • skills/ability needed to implement a horse handling program
  • willingness to take initiative and work independently
  • able to collaborate with students and staff and work as part of a team 


Salary & Benefits: 

  • salary dependent upon qualifications and experience
  • this position does not qualify for benefits as it is less than 20 hours per week 


Application:   must include a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 2 references


Vulnerable Sector Check & Intervention Record Check:

  • the VSC dated within 6 months, may follow your application, and must be presented as a condition of employment
  • the IRC dated within 6 months, may follow your application and must be presented as a condition of employment only if it is applicable to you 
  • VSC / IRC information can be found at


Email Application to:              


Deadline:  Open until filled