Jun 11, 2021

The Kentucky Horse Park Seeks to Fill Executive Director Position

By Kentucky Horse Park - Edited Press Release


The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is seeking a strong, decisive, and results-driven individual for the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director will report to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and shall serve as a liaison with the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. The candidate should be able to serve as Chief Administrative and Executive Officer leading an agency with 125 employees at peak season and work within an operating budget of $12 million. The individual must manage staff while being consistent with sound human resources practices within the Commonwealth of Kentucky Merit system.

Duties/Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills to appeal to all cultural levels and will be expected to present in front of legislators as well as community and industry leaders. The individual should be able to demonstrate a passion for the vision, values, and mission of the Kentucky Horse Park and also be an ambassador in every encounter.

Knowledge of breeds, disciplines, and the necessary infrastructure to accommodate shows is expected. The Executive Director should provide visionary leadership to guide the Kentucky Horse Park in its growth as a premier facility. The individual should have the ability to design a culture of employee engagement throughout all facets of the park and at every personnel level. The ideal candidate will be able to exemplify the values of the Kentucky Horse Park both personally, as well as being able to instill them in all employees at the park.

Vision

To be the premier event venue for equestrians and those who love and want to learn more about horses and humanity’s relationship with the horse. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors and exhibitors will have diverse opportunities to engage with, learn about, and be enchanted by the beauty, strength, and spirit of the horse.

Mission

To celebrate the history of our relationship with the horse through education, exhibition, engagement, and competition.

Core Values

Health, safety, and welfare of the horse

Protect green space

Hospitality

Exceptional guest service

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please forward resumes and cover letters to [email protected] to be received no later than July 31, 2021.

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