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Careers at the USTA

From time to time we have positions open, and when we do they are posted below, on this page. The U.S. Trotting Association offers competitive wages, and a full range of benefits, including a self-directed retirement investment program; a 401k program with company matching; medical, dental, and vision insurance; and a comprehensive schedule of vacation days and holidays.

While background in the harness racing or Standardbred breeding industry is a plus, it is often not necessary for applicants to possess such expertise. When it is, it will be expressly stated in the job description.

The U.S. Trotting Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Employment FAQ

What types of jobs are there?

We offer positions in multiple fields, including member service, information technology, journalism, and more. Many are skilled positions, for which specific knowledge is required. Such requirements will be clearly listed in any job posting.

Do you offer internships?

We offer two types of internships as the USTA. In our Communications Department, we offer quarterly internships in journalism and advertising. These internships typically require a 10 hour work week. We also offer full-time, summer internships in our Information & Research Department developing pedigrees. To learn more, send email inquiries to human.resources@ustrotting.com

How do I apply to an open position?

Your resume, including job history, should be sent to the U.S. Trotting Association via e-mail to human.resources@ustrotting.com or by U.S. mail, to The U.S. Trotting Association, Attn: Human Resources, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd. Westerville, OH 43081-9309, unless otherwise noted in the listing for a position.

Open Positions

Member Services Representative

The Unites States Trotting Association is seeking a qualified individual to join our Member Services Team providing superior service via telephone, mail, and email as well as in person, for our members and staff.

The desired candidate will have a collaborative attitude while performing the following functions:

While this position is considered remote, there may be occasions when you will need to work onsite to attend team meetings or gather information therefore the ideal candidate should reside in Ohio.

This position requires the flexibility to travel to Sales and Outreach events.

The United States Trotting Association, founded in 1939 and located in Columbus, Ohio since 1948, is a not-for-profit association of Standardbred owners, breeders, drivers, trainers, and officials, organized to provide administrative, rulemaking, licensing, and breed registry services to its members.

Our mission is to:

  • License owners, trainers, drivers, and officials
  • Formulate the rules of racing
  • Maintain and disseminate racing information and records
  • Serve as the registry for the Standardbred breed
  • Endeavor to ensure the integrity of harness racing
  • Insist on the humane treatment of Standardbreds
  • Promote the sport of harness racing and the Standardbred br

The USTA provides its members with representation within the organization through their regional district, offers products and services that keep them better informed about the harness racing industry, improves their ability to compete, gives them a means to support industry-wide initiatives, and provides many benefits only available to USTA members.

For more information on the USTA, visit ustrotting.com

Position Summary:

Collaborate as part of a team, to provide superior member service via telephone, mail, e-mail and personal contact for all members or employees of the Unites States Trotting Association.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Receive and make phone calls from/to customers
  • Process new membership applications
  • Process renewal membership applications
  • Process and update farm/stable application
  • Process and update driver/trainer renewal license applications
  • Process and update electronic eligibility
  • Process DNA kit requests and results information
  • Register driver colors
  • Process new foal registrations
  • Process horse ownership transfers
  • Process horse leases
  • Open and prepare company mail

Other duties:

  • Work in conjunction with other USTA departments on various projects
  • Annual LOMB functions and mailing
  • Stuff Foal Registration Application mailing
  • Scan and electronically file all work and mail
  • Back up Publications


  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision
  • High school diploma

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Information & Research Associate

We are seeking an Information and Research Associate to perform tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data for the USTA, its members, and its customers. This position is also responsible for providing quality assurance as it relates to the performance data transmitted to the USTA by its member tracks and other registries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Respond to member or customer requests for data or reports via, phone, e-mail, or fax
  • Produce, analyze, edit, and format sale catalog and stallion directory pedigrees
  • Perform tasks related to compiling and editing annual and periodic publications
  • Assist customers with online information services, such as Pathway, Online Services
  • Prepare Sale Race lines and other services for horse sales
  • Work with IT department to maintain and develop new products and tools to produce pedigrees and other revenue producing products.
  • Collect and organize horse sale results for USTA database
  • Works with foreign registries to collect or exchange racing or breeding data and establish racing records for imported horses
Experience Required:
  • Extensive Harness Racing Experience
  • Experience with a Horse Sales company is a plus
  • Strong organization and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to effectively communicate ideas in written and verbal format

Candidate must be proficient with Excel, Word, and database software.

BA/BS/AA required

This is a hybrid position that will require an onsite presence as well as occasional nights/weekends and travel up to 5% of the time.