Head Groundskeeper, AutoZone Park

Reports to: Vice President, Operations

The Head Groundskeeper will be responsible for the management, planning, and implementation of the agronomic program for AutoZone Park. This role will oversee the daily maintenance of the playing surface and the conversion of the playing surface from baseball to soccer to ensure that it is up to professional standards for both sports. Additionally, the Director of Field Operations will oversee the maintenance of all AutoZone Park greenspaces such as the batter’s eye, Miracle Gro Rooftop Garden, and bluff seating areas.

Essential Duties:

  • Administrative and managerial oversight of the department:Mem
    • planning for projects (conversions and cultural practices)
    • budgeting and forecasting, including approving payroll and payroll allocation
    • keeping equipment and irrigation in good working order
    • hiring, training, and scheduling staff for events
    • organizing daily work list for staff
    • managing materials inventory
    • managing relationships with outside vendors
  • General duties include, but are not limited to: mowing, fertilizing, maintaining and rebuilding pitching mounds and home plate areas, dragging and moisture management of infield skin, field marking, edging, aerating, topdressing, verticutting, replacing sod, and tarping
  • Facilitate additional on-field events such as the St. Jude Marathon, high school baseball games, and corporate outings
  • Communicate clearly and work well with fellow employees, coaches, and players
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Turfgrass Management or related field is required
  • 5+ years of experience working on highly maintained athletic surfaces, preferably warm-season turf
  • Safely operate and perform maintenance on turf related equipment and machinery
  • Must have high attention to detail and take pride in quality of work
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times
  • Attend Forklift certification class within 6 months of being hired
  • Experience with soccer field maintenance and field layout is a plus
  • Working conditions and physical requirements:
  • Flexibility to work extended hours including nights, weekends, and some holidays
  • Must be able to engage in strenuous activity including lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Capable of working in variable weather conditions including extreme heat and rain showers

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with employer match program
  • Paid time off

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