Head Groundskeeper- CPKC Stadium

About us
On December 7, 2020, the NWSL announced the decision to award an expansion franchise to Kansas City. In the year following, world-class women’s soccer was brought to the Heartland, where KC Current completed its Inaugural Season in front of the world’s best sports fans. Now, we’re ready for the next chapter. With a new crest to unite us, a best-in-class training facility, and the first stadium in the world built specifically for a women’s sports team, KC Current is ready to write the next chapter with help from those who call our city home. We provide opportunities for professional growth and development and invest in our employees through competitive pay, robust health care and wellness benefits, and employee resources and networking.

KC Current and CPKC Stadium are on a mission to do things this sport has never seen. We are carving our own path. For women. For our athletes. For our city. And we’re just getting started.

About you
To foster our vision, we prioritize hiring individuals who have diverse perspectives, unique backgrounds, and a passion for providing world-class hospitality experiences. We share a common desire to positively impact the lives of everyone around us – in our community, our stadium guests, and just as importantly, with one another. We embody this by living our core values daily and embracing the principles of our service philosophy – kindness, courage, and care. Together, as one team, we create a fun, rewarding work environment where team members can proudly call CPKC Stadium their home.

Who are we hiring?
The Head Groundskeeper – CPKC Stadium is responsible for all aspects of oversight and maintenance necessary to provide world class soccer fields and landscaping (exterior landscaping, stadium pitch, practice playing pitch and rental pitches) and the day-to-day operations for the Grounds Crew department. The Head Groundskeeper – CPKC Stadium is directly responsible for equipment management, chemical storage, use, safety, and compliance, irrigation system oversight, full-time and part-time staff and soccer field(s) management.

What will you do?

  • Responsible for all aspects of field maintenance for KC Current Training Facility and CPKC Stadium.
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with soccer team coaches, operations team, and General Manager.
  • Perform daily responsibilities of the stadium and practice fields including but not limited to: mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, pesticide applications, field painting, cultural turfgrass practices, subair heating, LED grow lights, equipment operation and maintenance, and snow removal. This includes seasonal maintenance on all fields.
  • Manage the set-up of the playing field(s) for all NWSL games as well as other special events at CPKC Stadium and KC Current practice fields.
  • Manages 3rd party vendor relationships.
  • Supervises and schedules grounds crew employees; including, but not limited to proper use of equipment, etc.
  • Collaborate with supervisor and stadium operations team members on all field issues and budget.
  • Have a thorough understanding of NWSL operational procedures, facility capabilities, industry terminology, event-related services, and technical requirements for the types of events anticipated at the facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Must have a proven track record with building and maintaining a successful culture.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Turf Management or related field; or substantial industry experience (preferred).
  • Required experience with both turf and grass playing surfaces.
  • Knowledge of turf equipment, tools, and pesticides as it relates to all compliance.
  • 5+ years of field management with a professional televised team
  • Highly organized with excellent project management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and work effectively in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to lead, give clear and concise direction, and provide feedback to staff.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to work flexible and extended hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays, in addition to normal business hours.
  • Ability to monitor company communications and respond to time sensitive matters with senior executives.

Physical requirements

  • Perform manual labor for extended periods of time, occasionally under unfavorable weather conditions
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking long distance.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50+ pounds at a time

We value diversity and seek world-class employees of all backgrounds. The Kansas City Current values diversity and is looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, we comply with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required.

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