Head Groundskeeper- Southwestern University

Essential Job Functions:

  • Engage in the management of all turf operations on a daily basis, including maintaining and handling all college sport’s field related physical duties to protect and manage turf and dirt surfaces.
  • Run the effective, detailed and proactive maintenance of the playing surfaces, surrounding turf areas, and the common grounds, including but not limited to, litter control, mowing and trimming, seeding, painting/striping field, fertilization and weed management, skinned-area preparation, pre-game setup and post-game closure of field for home games and other events, and set up and take down of equipment for team practice and drills.
  • Work closely with facility and athletic staff to manage and maintain turf and surfaces for practice and games.
  • Hire, manage and train all staff for the department.
  • Manage inventory of grounds materials including ordering and tracking material and usage.
  • Work with local management to prepare budgets and operate under budgetary guidelines.
  • Make regular field inspections to ensure the quality and safety of the playing field and surrounding turf.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with coaches, umpires, officials, etc.
  • Ensure the safe and proper operation of all equipment utilized, maintaining that equipment in safe, clean, operable condition.
  • Willingly engage in proactive outside landscape maintenance of turf, shrubs, gravel, and irrigation.
  • This position is a Monday through Friday position with occasional  weekend work based on the schedule.
  • You will have part-time staff to work with you as well.

Physical Demands & Working Environment:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, reaching with arms and hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, or crouching are all part of this position.
  • Must be able to handle weather related elements such as rain and heat.


  • Must have at least two to three years’ experience in sports turf groundskeeping in an assistant and or head role.“The information provided in this job description is designed to provide the general nature and level of work performed by team members within the job classification. The job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all work duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of team members assigned to this job. This job description will be updated, modified and revised by the Company, at its sole discretion, from time to time as it deems necessary to meet the business needs of the Company.”

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

To apply for this job email your details to mmartin@rrexpress.com