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City of New York Hostler in New York, New York

Job Description

NYC Parks is the steward of over 30,000 acres of land 14 percent of New York City including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets.

Our Urban Park Service Mounted Unit seeks a Hostler with horse grooming experience for Summer 2024.

Major Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, care for horses and maintain stables and equipment in an orderly and sanitary condition.

  • Bring up feed bags, set feed, replenish water and ensure that the horses have sufficient hay on a consistent basis.

  • Maintain a clean, organized and sanitary stable by stall cleaning, garbage removal and cleaning the drains in aisle.

  • Clean and disinfect all areas and equipment by rinsing and scrubbing feed and water buckets, bringing manure to dumpster, bleaching all buckets and washing grooming brushes.

  • Manage the inventories of the stable including feed, hay, bedding, health supplies, supplements, grooming and horse care equipment.

  • Assist personnel from the Mounted Unit with the administration of medicine and treatments as needed.

  • Effectively communicate any problems with horses.

Work location: Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island

Duration: 5/19/24 to 9/7/24

Fees: Hired candidates will be subject to a processing fee of $61.00. Hired candidates who are not currently employed by the City will be subject to an $88.25 background check fee.

How to Apply

All Applicants*:

Go to and search for Job ID# 633582.

All applicants must apply via The City is no longer using ESS to accept applications.

*Current City Employees please include your ERN and Job ID# 633582 on your cover letter and resume.



  1. Six months of full-time, paid experience in the grooming, feeding, cleaning, and inspection of at least 3 horses each day.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.