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Employment

The Mission

Igniting Hope, with the Help of a Horse.

 

At Freedom Reigns Ranch, we provide equine-assisted mentor sessions to children and young adults who have experienced trauma and other life challenges. All sessions are completely free of charge.

The Ranch also serves as a foster home for horses recovering from abuse and neglect in Middle Tennessee. Participants and volunteers have the opportunity to assist in rehabilitating and caring for these horses.

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The Heart of the Ranch

We are a non-denominational, Christian program. We believe that God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to the world to be our Savior; that when we accept Jesus as the Lord of our lives, we are forgiven for our sins and adopted into the family of God; and that our salvation is eternally secured by His mercy.

 

Freedom Reigns is a safe, loving environment where children and young adults can experience a retreat from everyday life and where Christ’s love restores their hope. We seek to serve those in need out of gratitude for what God has done for us. We don’t “preach”—instead, we let Christ’s love flow through our actions.

We are a small organization and as such have a small staff that often work shoulder-to-shoulder. Each staff member, though they have unique roles, often share in responsibilities such as horse chores, leading sessions, fundraisers, and being involved in the day-to-day operations of the Ranch. Our application process involves an onsite working interview including interview with our Founder, BOD interview, reference interviews, and background check.  If this sounds like a great fit for you, please continue on to our job openings posted below.

We are currently seeking (Updated 5/1/2024)

  • Ranch Hand (Part Time-Hourly)

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Employment Opportunities

Ranch Hand - Part Time - Hourly

The Ranch Hand is the perfect position for a person who loves horses and wants to know that in caring for them, they are making a difference in the lives of others by helping carry out the Ranch's mission. The ideal candidate comes with a minimum of two years of horse experience, has a love for people and a heart for the Ranch's mission. Ranch Hands are responsible for working with volunteers to feed horses and complete the daily farm chores as well as providing equine care including helping with vet and farrier visits. Ranch grounds and facility maintenance are also a part of the daily routine.

Hours
Part time: 
21-34 hours
Required Hours: 
Tuesdays: 11am-7pm (with option for 9am-7pm and 12-3 off if desired, or full day of 9am-7pm)

Fridays: 9am-7pm (with option 12-2 off if desired)

Saturdays: 12pm-5pm (with option for 9am-5pm)

Additional optional hours: 

Monday Afternoons

Thursdays: 9am-8:00pm (with option for 12-3 off if desired)

Full Time: (Exempt - Salary) 40 hours

Required Hours:

Monday: Afternoon: 3 hours

Tuesday: 9am-7pm 

Thursday: 9am-8pm 

Friday 9am-7pm 

Saturday 9am-5pm 

 

This position may involve duties outside of the typical role during special events (fundraisers, community volunteer days, large group session days, etc.). 

Qualifications

  • 2 Years or more of verifiable equine experience within the past 10 years: handling and care.

  • Valid Drivers license and experience in operating ATV/RTV

  • Reliable transportation

  • Completion of volunteer training program

  • Experience with use of basic office applications and willingness to utilize time tracking system at Freedom Reigns Ranch

  • Be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

    • Lift 50/80 lbs. regularly​

    • Bend, lift, twist, walk and safely traverse uneven ground

    • Ability to recognize and respond to equine emergencies

    • Ability to work in all weather conditions 

  • Ability to operate a tractor and implements (Kubota MX5400, Bushhog, box blade, weed sprayer)

Responsibilities

  • Perform the daily horse care and facility maintenance routine (mucking, feeding, cleaning troughs, throwing hay, sweeping, organizing)

  • Perform the daily extended horse care routine (picking feet, applying fly spray, skin and coat treatments, blanketing)

  • Oversee and work alongside volunteers to complete horse care tasks on days volunteers are assigned.

  • Bring all concerns about equine illness or injury to the immediate attention of the Director.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of barn, shed row, main yard, work shed, and common areas.

  • Maintain all fencing and pasture areas for equine safety

  • Maintain all small engine equipment (chainsaws, weed eaters, etc.)

  • Keep inventory of equine feed, supplements, and hay: order and pickup as necessary

  • Complete or work collaboratively with Volunteers for Ranch facility upkeep needs (weed spraying, weed eating, organizing, cleaning, fencing, etc)

  • Small construction projects as assigned 

  • Assist with farrier and vet visits

  • Utilize Ranch information systems to log hours and update protocols.

  • Work collaboratively with staff improve routines

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled

  • Assist in sessions as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Interested?
Email your resume and letter of interest to carissa@freedomreignsranch.com
Interview process involves a phone interview, reference checks, background check and working interview.



 

Volunteering

Freedom Reigns Ranch would not be possible without the amazing volunteers who give their time and energy to help keep the Ranch running smoothly. We have many volunteer opportunities, and we match volunteers with the right opportunity for them—whether that’s mentoring participants, working with the horses, or helping with other Ranch projects.

We always need more volunteers, and we welcome people from all walks of life to lend us their talents and service. See the full list of volunteer roles.
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If you would like to volunteer as a family or you have younger children who want to volunteer, please check out upcoming Community Work Days.

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