Employment Opportunities at AQHA

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In addition to the positions listed below we also have several entry level positions open in a variety of departments.  These positions range from data entry and customer service to administrative functions.  Please fill out an online application here and AQHA will contact you if we are able to find you a good fit.  These jobs are all located at AQHA's international headquarters in Amarillo, Texas and may require several appointments. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the website to learn more about The American Quarter Horse Association.

 

JOURNAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Journal Account Executive position with the American Quarter Horse Association. The candidate will work out of the International headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY

Works directly with AQHA media advertisers within a region in preparing their merchandising programs, composing and scheduling of advertising and setting up complete advertising programs.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Serve as a public relations liaison for AQHA media items with advertisers and industry figures on farms and selected major shows, sales and events.

  • Assist with formulating general advertising plans.

  • Maintain assigned account bases while developing new accounts.

  • Explain to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.

  • Provide clients with estimates of the costs of advertising products or services.

  • Locate and contact potential clients to offer advertising services.

  • Process all correspondence and paperwork related to accounts.

  • Assist in collecting payments on accounts once they become 60 days past due.

  • Assists advertisers in composing advertisements and setting up advertising programs.

     

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services.  This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstrations, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..

  • Advertising sales experience preferred.

     

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org

 

MANAGER OF SHOWS

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Manager of Shows position with the American Quarter Horse Association. The candidate will work out of the International headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY

Determine and formulate policies / procedures and provide overall directions of AQHA's Shows within guidelines set up by the AQHA CEO, Executive Committee and the Chief Show Officer.  Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities related to AQHA approved events with continued success of AQHA's World and Championship shows and to ensure a coordination of effort to maintain or achieve the overall goals of the Association.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for guiding AQHA's shows based on industry feedback, input and consideration of impact to show industry.

  • Assist with Show Committee at Convention.

  • Assist with Production of Level 1 Championship Shows, including but not limited to ensuring all personnel is hired with appropriate contracts.

  • Responsible for preparing all personnel contracts for World Shows.

  • Assist with class details and judge assignments for Judges Scoring System.

  • Dual Approval of World Show classes.

  • Assist with patterns for World Shows and Championships.

  • Assist with office duties at World Shows.

  • Responsible for Show Management workshops, online recertification, and newsletters.

  • Responsible for Show Approvals including coordinating the Show Approval Team.

  • Responsible for leveling point ranges, as well as education of the leveling including the online leveling chart.

  • Responsible for implementation of Level 2 at World Shows.

  • Assist with score sheet updates/corrections.

  • Assist with pattern updates/corrections.

  • Assist with Staff-Arena Management at AQHA World Shows and AQHA Championship Shows.

  • Assist with analyzing different avenues for the growth of shows, analyzes trends regarding shows and makes recommendations on ways AQHA remains in front of those trends.

  • Assist with AQHA rules related to the Show industry and makes recommendations on improving rules to maintain the integrity of competition while growing the sport.

     

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services.  This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstrations, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.  This include alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org.  The deadline to apply for this position will be Monday, February 20, 2017.

 

 

MANAGER OF PROFESSIONAL HORSEMEN AND TEAM WRANGLER

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Manager of Professional Horsemen and Team Wrangler position with the American Quarter Horse Association. The candidate will work out of the International headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY

Determine and formulate policies / procedures and provide overall direction of AQHA's Professional Horsemen within guidelines set up by the AQHA CEO, Executive Committee, and the Chief Show Officer.  Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities related to AQHA events and Professional Horsemen to ensure a coordination of effort to maintain or achieve the overall goals of the Association. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for guiding AQHA’s shows based on industry feedback, input and consideration of impact to show industry.

  • Meet with Professional Horsemen Council at Convention and on an as-needed basis.

  • Responsible for investigating all complaints of possible violations of any Professional Horsemen.

  • Coordinate and schedule Ride the Patterns at all AQHA World Shows and ensure Professional Horsemen presence.

  • Coordinate and schedule Professional Horsemen for Ask a Pro desk at all AQHA World Shows and ensure Professional Horsemen presence.

  • Coordinate and organize horses and judges for Collegiate Horsemanship at AQHA World Show.

  • Responsible for Professional Horsemen On-line Auction at AQHA World Show.

  • Coordinate Professional Horsemen and Team Wrangler presence at AQHA approved shows as needed.

  • Responsible for Team Wrangler Videos.

  • Responsible for nominations and voting of Team Wrangler.

  • Responsible for Professional Horsemen Forum at Convention.

  • Responsible for organizing nominations and voting of Professional Horseman/Horsewoman of the Year.

  • Responsible for Most Valuable Professional.

  • Enter/Process New Professional Horsemen memberships and renewals.

  • Produce Professional Horsemen Newsletter and keep Professional Horsemen Facebook page up to date.

  • Assist with Staff-Arena Management at AQHA World Shows and AQHA Championship Shows.

  • Responsible for Alliance with Certified Horseman Association.

  • Assist with Show Committee at Convention.

  • Assist with analyzing different avenues for the growth of shows, analyzes trends regarding shows and makes recommendations on ways AQHA remains in the front of those trends.

  • Assists with AQHA rules related to the show industry and makes recommendations on improving rules to maintain the integrity of competition while growing the sport.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services.  This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.  This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

     

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org.  The deadline to apply for this position will be Monday, February 20, 2017.

 

MANAGER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Manager of Information Technology Projects position with the American Quarter Horse Association. The candidate will work out of the International headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Information Technology Projects is responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing projects according to AQHA’s needs and budget. The position will be responsible for acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of the team to deliver projects according to plan.  He or she will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.  The Project Manager helps translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW).

JOB DUTIES:

  • Create, maintain, and execute project plans to meet changing needs and requirements.

  • Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards.

  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.

  • Minimizes our exposure and risk on project.

  • Ensures project documents are complete and current.

  • Tracks and reports team hours and expenses on a weekly basis.

  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on client engagements.

  • Sets and manages client expectations.

  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

  • Builds a knowledge base of AQHA’s business, organization and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a four-year degree (MIS or Technical degree preferred).

  • Have demonstrated corporate project management experience.

  • PMP certification is preferred.

  • Candidates must have excellent organization, communication, Project Management, negotiation and problem solving skills, and a proven understanding of corporate business needs.

  • The role requires both deep project management experience and broad technology knowledge with the ability to facilitate the architecting of solutions by mapping common customer business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions.

  • Have demonstrated the ability to engage in senior level business and technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end technology projects.

  • Experience using Agile methodology, and an understanding of software development and quality assurance methodologies.

 

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org

 

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Senior Director of Business Development position with the American Quarter Horse Association. The candidate will work out of the International headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY

Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, including but not limited to the development, sales and implementation/fulfillment of corporate partnerships.  Establish and maintain working relationships with AQHA Corporate Partners.  Assist in providing strategic and execution guidance to sales manager for publications and marketing managers responsible for digital media assets.  Develop pricing and sales strategies with the goal of maximizing AQHA profits or share of the market while ensuring the AQHA's customers are satisfied.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Monitor and evolve AQHA's leading market position by continuously examining, locating, developing, defining, negotiating and closing income-generating business relationships.

  • Guide advertising programs and packages for AQHA's publications, including electronic versions.

  • Oversee and provide guidance for the development and management of communications and promotions to support AQHA Corporate Partner Programs.

  • Develop open, ongoing communications and interactions with Corporate Partners and Publications team as well as AQHA leadership team and related committees, such as executive committee, taskforces, etc., inspiring a spirit of transparency and an environment of harmony as well as creating a team environment that leverages outward reach to tap into subject matter expertise.

  • Provide team environment where the staff of Corporate Partners, Marketing and Publications interact and assist each other in delivering member value, both ethically and fiscally.

  • Inspire team collaboration to deliver the best Sponsorship and Publications programs and procedures in the Industry.

  • Assist in developing programs, organizational and financial plans with the Corporate Partners and, Marketing and Publications team.

  • Determine the demand for products and services offered by AQHA and identify potential customers.

  • Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services.  This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Management and Supervisory experience.

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Animal Science or equivalent experience .

     

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org

 

Internships

Looking for an AQHA internship? We have paid internship opportunities each semester in Amarillo.

Online Application

If you'd like to submit an online employment application, AQHA will retain it for 90 days and will contact you if we find a job for which you are suited and wish to apply.