Hyatt Mascot Handler - Resort Activities - Full-Time in US, Texas

Description:
Our luxurious Texas wilderness escape seeks a self-motivated individual with horse and cattle management experience to be a part of our “Hooves and Horns” mascot program. Employed by an award-winning destination resort, handlers will manage the program and be responsible for ongoing care and training for our animal associates, including: two saddle-broke riding longhorns, a mustang, two miniature horses and two alpacas and future additions to the program. These individuals will also work closely with the general manager, recreation, sales and catering departments to ensure the continued success of this signature resort program.

To be present for our guests, handlers will often work holidays and weekends.

Qualifications:
* Warm, friendly, patient, hardworking and easy-going personality * Sincere and outward heart for animals * Sense of ease and true enjoyment interacting with and getting to know people (includes interacting one-on-one with guests, as well as small and larger groups) * Ensuring animal care and wellness: feeding, washing, and scheduling vaccinations, trimming/shoeing and shearing * Riding longhorn steers * Driving a tractor for hay rides * Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record * Walking animals around the resort for meet-the-mascots photo ops at the hitching post, elevator rides and more * Interacting with guests and clients (and interest in authentic hospitality as it relates to these positions) * Working with management on special requests, including guest events, parades, videos and the like * Removing manure from the Lost Pines Corral and nearby fields * Mending fences * Cleaning water tanks * Cleaning and caring for all tack and harnesses * Ordering and picking up supplies * Maintaining wagons and equipment * Creativity relating to animal-based activities for guests, including holiday-specific fun * Collaborative work style * Storytelling a plus

Primary Location: US-TX-Bastrop - Austin
Organization: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
Pay Basis: Hourly
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Recreation
Req ID: BAS003169