Grounds Supervisor

Durham Academy is seeking a Grounds Supervisor for the Upper School/Lower School/Hill Center campuses in the facilities department.

Essential Duties:

  • Working supervisor who manages, trains and supervises grounds employees
  • Operating turf and other heavy equipment when needed
  • Maintenance of bermudagrass athletic fields with sound IPM strategies
  • Maintenance of campus grounds including but not limited to mowing, blowing, seeding fertilizing, planting plants/flowers, snow removal etc.
  • Upkeep and maintenance of Grounds equipment
  • Preparation of athletic fields for games (painting lines/logos, baseball/softball infield prep)
  • Work with Facilities staff on projects


  • Ability to establish and enforce proper work standards
  • Proper knowledge of agronomic practices
  • Ability to plan, order and coordinate pesticide and fertilizer applications in a safe manner
  • Experience with the use and troubleshooting of irrigation systems
  • Proficiency with Turf/Grounds equipment
  • Experience with landscape design and plantings
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid NC driver’s license
  • NC Pesticide applicators license or the ability to acquire within 6 months
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management skills

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma with 2-5 years of experience as a Grounds or Turf Supervisor required.
  • Degree in Horticulture Science, Turfgrass Management, Agronomy, or Ag Business Management preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, carry, push or pull objects up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to withstand various weather conditions
  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time

Durham Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Durham Academy to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification.

To apply for this job please visit www.da.org.