Receiving Barn Clerk/ Seasonal /

State of Washington
32 per week WA 6326 Martin Way E Ste 209, Lacey, WA 98516, United States Apply before 5/27/2024 11:59


Some of what you will enjoy include:

  • Keep stewards informed of any irregularities or delays that may occur.  
  • Assure information is accurate and complete.
  • Prepare and maintain the receiving barn for the day’s races by cleaning the walking ring and the individual stalls, leveling and hosing down the walking area of the receiving barn.
  • Obtain the various documents from the WHRC office and race office to establish the proposed times for each race and the specific horses entered in the races.   
  • Verify the required number of head numbers and smocks needed for the day’s races. 
  • Place the required head numbers and groom smocks for each race in the designated location. 
  • Make the 10-minute, 5-minute and final call over the public address system to bring the horses to the receiving barn. 
  • When each horse arrives at the receiving barn, observe tack, grooms, etc. to determine the preliminary identity of the horse.  
  • Give the groom handling the horse the appropriate head number and colored smock. 
  • Observe the horses and grooms while they are walking in the receiving barn to ensure they are following safety procedures. 
  • At the designated time, send the horse from the receiving barn to the paddock.



High school diploma or equivalent,
Three years of experience in the pari-mutuel horse racing industry OR experience handling horses


A Bachelor’s degree in Equine Administration and experience in the horse racing industry OR experience handling horses 


Equivalent education/experience. 


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Willingness to cross train in other racing official duties
  • Experience working with horses to be able to work around them in a variety of situations in a manner that provides safety and the well-being for themselves, grooms and the horse. 
  • Physically able to use a rake, shovel, wheelbarrow, etc. while cleaning and maintaining the receiving barn


  • ROAP Stewards Accreditation
  • Ability to work safely around horses
  • Ability to use computers with word, excel, and outlook
  • Experience in the pari-mutuel industry
  • Be proficient in compiling reports and writing correspondence 

Desired Competencies:
  • Able to learn and understand the language and concepts of DEI culture and commit to being a part of creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, respectful and inclusive workplace. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to growth, learning and self-awareness when provided training and opportunities to participate in improving our work environment.
  • Participate and behave in a manner that creates trust and builds working relationships, promoting teamwork and collaboration in the work environment.
  • Demonstrate the understanding that all people are valued; contribute to an equitable, inclusive and respectful environment when working with members of the group, team, organization or community.
  • Commit to being an active participant in continually evaluating and improving strategies that promote equity and inclusion in our organization.
  • Models and champions our culture and values; cultivates a shared, strategic vision; develops people; drives results; fosters learning; builds relationships; fosters teamwork and collaboration; communicates effectively; makes things happen as a public servant; leads and navigates change; embraces and embeds inclusion in decision making.