Grounds/ Sports Turf Assistant

Available Position: Grounds Staff
Department: Grounds
Location: Dual Campus
Reports to: Director of Grounds
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Full/Part-time: Full-time (12 months)
Start Date: When Available

Job Posting Summary:
Ensworth seeks an experienced Grounds Assistant to further the mission of the School by providing a wide variety of daily tasks within sports turf management under the direction of the Head of Grounds.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Abides by Ensworth’s Employee Handbook and Code of Conduct
  • Commits to the ideals expressed in Ensworth’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
  • Be able to perform all cultural practice to the athletic surfaces such as to reel mowing, topdressing, aerification, verticutting and snow removal
  • Plans and assists with the layout and painting of all athletic fields per TSSAA requirements
  • Assists with growing in new sports fields
  • Ability to diagnosis and repair of irrigation systems
  • Performs field setups for a variety of different competitions to be held on campus
  • Reports back to Head of Grounds on the conditions and/or any concerns on either of of the campuses and their fields
  • Complete daily activities such as blowing and trash removal for all aspects of events to occur on campus or fields
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2 years’ experience in related field is preferred
  • Prior experience with equipment and tools required for turfgrass management
  • Ability to acquire pesticide certification license
  • Basic understanding and ability to use computers and technology such as email and basic office equipment.
  • Experience and proficiency using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software is preferred; prior experience with SchoolDude (CMMS) is a plus
  • The ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate good customer service skills with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, parents, alumnae, volunteers, and the public
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability and discipline to effectively and efficiently work alone as well as supervised and/or in teams
  • Must be able to read and understand user guides, maintenance instructions, safety instructions, etc. and adhere to safety rules, regulations and policies
  • Adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, problem-solving skills, loyalty, and congeniality are essential
  • Willingness to participate in continuing education opportunities
  • Must successfully complete background screening and verification
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment drug screening, hold a current/unexpired driver’s license, and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check with a satisfactory driving record in order to qualify to operate school-owned vehicles
  • Continued Education Programs (as required by Grade Level and/or position) – Periodically participate in different training sessions identified by you, the employee and/or Divisional Leadership/Supervisor with the goal of keeping our teachers and staff up to date with current teaching methods, practices and any new knowledge in their respective field. Dependent on the program, such training may need to take place outside of normal working hours and/or in the summer months.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Regularly works outdoors in varying weather conditions and climate
  • Regularly uses close and distance vision
  • Required to move around the campus and move the body in a persistently physically demanding manner (e.g., ascend tractors, reach, twist, manual dexterity, etc.)
  • Ability to regularly move items weighing up to at least 50 lbs.
  • Sometimes works in a stressful environment, effectively dealing with a wide variety of challenges and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Must have the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions
  • Must be able to work long periods on your feet
  • Ability to regularly work flexible hours to support before and after-school, weekend events, and holidays, including some overtime

Ensworth requires employees to be physically present on campus, with limited exceptions that are at the sole discretion of the School. Under extraordinary circumstances, some or all of the workforce may be required to move to a remote working environment. Additionally, certain individuals may also be approved for limited remote work, based on the nature of the job description, specific circumstances, and only with written prior approval by a direct supervisor.

Application Requirements:

Qualified candidates should complete an online application for employment and attach a cover letter, résumé. Contact reagana@ensworth.com with any questions.

About Ensworth School:
Ensworth is a kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational independent school. The School promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity, and to be contributors to society.

Located on two campuses in Nashville, Tennessee, Ensworth enrolls approximately 1,140 students and serves families in more than 50 zip codes. Ensworth is recognized among the leading independent schools in the nation. The school’s challenging academic program is embedded in a culture of support and encouragement and reflects a commitment to the core skills of observation, collaboration, communication, analysis, questioning, evaluation, and most importantly, the application of knowledge. Graduates have the adaptability, resilience, and resourcefulness necessary for success in the 21st century and are not only prepared to meet the demands of the future but are also imbued with a sense of purpose and service to others.

Ensworth School is an extraordinary place to work and seeks employees who are passionate about learning and motivated by the opportunity to awaken that passion in students.

It is Ensworth’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law. It is the intent and resolve of Ensworth to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, evaluation, promotion, disciplinary action, termination, compensation and training. Employment decisions at Ensworth will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

To apply for this job email your details to reagana@ensworth.com