Sports Turf Manager

Longwood Cricket Club

Longwood Cricket has an opening for a sports turf manager.  Founded in 1877, Longwood is a tennis club with 25 grass and 19 clay tennis courts.  There are over 1000 members at Longwood with tennis skills ranging from beginner to professional tour players.  The emphasis of the position is maintaining the grass courts with an enthusiastic team of turf managers including the superintendent, two assistant superintendents and a summer crew of 14.  It is a unique job in sports turf management where you work with a variety of cool season grasses cut at a low mowing height – a combination that exhibits most of the challenges and management opportunities of sports turf and golf.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Daily maintenance of turfgrass – mowing, marking, irrigation.
  • Daily maintenance of clay courts – brushing, water, patching rolling.
  • Arboriculture – maintenance of property trees.
  • Pesticide and fertilizer applications – turfgrass, trees and ornamentals.
  • Calibration of pesticide and fertilizer application equipment.
  • Scouting for pest problems.
  • Maintenance, problem diagnosis and small repair of machinery.
  • Purchasing of maintenance supplies.
  • Irrigation adjustment and repair.
  • Operation of specialized turfgrass machinery.
  • Layout and measurement of tennis courts.

Requirements:

Applicants are not expected to have experience in tennis court maintenance.  We are looking for applicants who have an interest in working in a sports turf environment where detail work, learning and teaching new skills and striving everyday to produce an excellent playing surface is the goal.

Other:

  • A degree or certification in turf management or a related field.
  • Ability to move 80 pounds a short distance

This is a full time position, with benefits (health, meals, 401K).  Start date is March 2, 2020 or anytime in the spring of 2020.  For more details or to apply for the job please email mburas@longwoodcricket.com

Michael Buras, CSFM
Longwood Cricket Club
564 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
617 455 1606

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To apply for this job email your details to mburas@longwoodcricket.com