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The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is a small, team-oriented organization.  We encourage applicants to download and fill out the general employment form found below or to send a résumé with a cover letter applying your experience to the listed position to Edie MacCorkle.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parent status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.

2014 Job Application

Executive Director
Full Time Position

Non-profit foundation looking for an individual responsible for all operations of the Virginia Horse Center including all financial and business matters, fundraising and business development, political and public relations, human resources, information technology, operations on the grounds including barns, coliseum, arenas, rings, food service, maintenance, etc.  Individual will report directly to the Board of Directors.  Knowledge of horses and equine industry preferable.  Individual must possess strong leadership skills and be able to interact well with clients and exhibitors.  Must be proficient in computer skills and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Benefit package available.  Bachelors degree and a minimum of 5 years in leading and administering a business required. http://www.horsecenter.org/ Please send resume to emaccorkle@horsecenter.org or mail to 487 Maury River Road, Lexington, VA  24450.   EOE


Full-Time Position
Manager, Sponsorships & Advertising

Non-profit foundation looking for an individual who will be responsible for sponsorships and advertising including aggressive client solicitation, signage, and corporate sponsorships as well as other sales opportunities both locally and nationally. Will be required to assist with the development and cultivation of special events relating to fundraising, sponsorships and/or sales opportunities.  Must possess the ability to initiate, prepare and write contracts.  Must be computer literate and have full knowledge of computer applications. Individual must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and be able to multi-task. May need to work some weekends or evenings. Must be flexible.  Horse knowledge a plus. Minimum 3 years experience and proven track record. No relocation package.  Salary is based on experience. Please email resumes to emaccorkle@horsecenter.org or send to the Virginia Horse Center Foundation, 487 Maury River Road, Lexington, VA 24450.  EOE  www.horsecentr.org


Virginia Horse Center
Full Time Barn Crew/Equipment Operators

Looking for hard-working individuals to join Barn Crew.  Responsibilities include maintaining facility in preparation for horse shows, deliver bedding to exhibitors, perform minor maintenance as needed in a fast paced environment.  Must have equipment experience with tractors, Bobcat, skidsteer, and mowers.    Must be able to lift heavy items and willing to work rotating shifts including weekends.  Pay starts at $9/hour.  Good communication skills and the ability to interact well with people are required.    Please send email resume to emaccorkle@horsecenter.org or apply in person at 487 Maury River Road, Lexington, VA.  EOE

Virginia Horse Center Foundation
Part-Time Security Staff

Looking for individuals to assist the Chief of Security in overseeing VHC property at all times during show move-ins, during shows and any time there are horses on the grounds, patrolling barns at night, checking on horses, directing cars, trucks & trailers as they arrive and park, communicate with exhibitors & VHC staff to ensure safety of exhibitors, attendees and horses.  Pay is $9.00 per hour.  Application available on website www.horsecentr.org.   Send resume to emaccorkle@horsecenter.org or in person at 487 Maury River Road, Lexington, VA 24450.

Volunteer Opportunities

The VHCF has many volunteer opportunities which provide proximity to our great events, worthwhile experience, and a fun atmosphere.  Our volunteer opportunities are categorized in four areas but we are always looking for great partners of all talents.

  1. Communications – Ensures all constituents and the community receive information in a timely manner.  Tasks may include newsletter assembly, putting up flyers, story research and writing.
  2. Good Will Ambassador – Provides walking customer service to visitors/exhibitors during events, improving overall experiences and satisfaction with the facility and staff.  Tasks may include stocking brochures, coupon packs, checking TV screen advertisements and taking on-site feedback from visitors.
  3. Administrative Greeter – Welcomes visitors to the VHCF offices (via walk-in, telephone, or computer) and helps them with requests.  Tasks may include routing calls, customer service and routine office tasks.
  4. Show Host - Assists with event management during VHCF owned shows.  Tasks may include handing out ribbons, polishing trophies, acting as a runner for show managers, providing customer service for participants and their families.

Contact Edie MacCorkle at emaccorkle@horsecenter.org for more information.