The Sovereign Hill Museums Association is a not-for profit community-based museum organisation that collects, researches and interprets the heritage of the goldrushes and the Ballarat region. The organisation includes Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum, the Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill Hotel, AURA and Narmbool.

Sovereign Hill maintains teams of working horses living and working at Sovereign Hill. The Horse Department is responsible for maintaining the horses and their quarters and for ensuring the horses carry out their daily work schedule. Horse breeds include Clydesdales, Percherons, cross breeds of these two breeds and Quarter horses. Experience with these breeds is essential.

The Horse Driver/Stable Hand responsible for contributing to the Horse Department’s day to day operations in Sovereign Hill’s large horse complex, paddocks and stables by assisting with the general care of horses, cleaning of stables, driving non passenger and passenger vehicles and moving horses to their required locations

This is a Summer/Christmas period Casual role.

The Successful Applicant must have:

  • Experience within a farming, stables or veterinary environment is essential
  • Experience in driving 2-4 horse drawn vehicles is essential
  • Excellent horse handling skills with a knowledge and understanding of horse behaviour
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently and safely ride horses and a demonstrated awareness of OHS requirements
  • Confident public speaking and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in administering basic medications, as prescribed per a vet, would be advantageous
  • Ability to work across flexible rosters including weekends, public holidays and school holidays
  • A commitment to work in line with policies and procedures and as part of a team

Qualifications and Checks

  • Police Check
  • Employee Working with Children’s Check
  • Pre-Employment Medical
  • A Certificate or Diploma in Equine or Animal Husbandry or nationally recognised Cert III qualification in Agriculture or related discipline
  • Covid Vaccinated

Sovereign Hill welcomes, encourages and endorses applications from diverse backgrounds and provides equal opportunities to all who wish to apply.

For more information or to apply visit our website.