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Second Assistant; Assistant in Training

  • Full Time
  • Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • $ Compensation is competitive with equivalent positions at professional sports teams and private golf clubs in the area and has an exceptional time off package.

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Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1877, Longwood is one of the premier tennis facilities in the world, with a long tradition of hosting national and international professional tennis events.  Longwood hosts annual United States Tennis Association Grass Court Championships, professional and college athletes for training, professional exhibitions, and other various events. The historic grounds include 25 grass tennis courts, 19 clay tennis courts, and numerous gardens and landscaped areas.

Applicants are not expected to have experience in tennis court maintenance, but rather a desire to excel in any area of the turfgrass management industry. This position is an ideal opportunity to learn and obtain experience in a variety of areas of turfgrass management, including the unique aspects of professional-level grass and clay tennis court maintenance.

  • Experience and/or Degree in turfgrass management, plant science, soil science, crop science, horticulture or related field is preferred.
  • Ability and desire to work independently, with the sports turf management team and supervise the seasonal grounds staff and groups of all ages and abilities.
  • The utmost attention to detail is required to provide the highest quality playing surfaces and landscaped grounds achievable.
  • Expect to be involved in all aspects of turfgrass management, including, but not limited to: operating specialized turf equipment, field layout and painting, chemical applications for plant health, irrigation operations, managing seasonal staff and attending crew and club committee meetings and events.

Start Date is flexible and expected to begin work in March 2023. Typical work schedule is 7am-3pm, 5-7 days per week in the summer and shoulder seasons, with more overtime shifts available.  The club is closed in winter.

Compensation is competitive with equivalent positions at professional sports teams and private golf clubs in the area and has an exceptional time off package. Compensation also includes: 401K, performance and holiday bonuses, medical/dental plan, daily lunch provided, uniforms provided, dues to turf associations and paid travel and fees for conferences, tennis and pool privileges. The position is also encouraged to volunteer for local turf related events, such as USGA and PGA events.

Social Media: @LCCgrounds on instagram or @LCCgrounds on X (formerly twitter)

Applicants can email Director of Grounds, Nathan Salmore, at Nsalmore@LongwoodCricket.com with a resume and/or any questions.

To apply for this job email your details to Nsalmore@LongwoodCricket.com