Lead Athletics Groundskeeper

Under general supervision of the Director, Sports Turf, the Lead Athletics Groundskeeper will assist in the overall field maintenance of Stanford Stadium. This position will also assist with other facilities within Stanford Athletics. Work to include, watering, topdressing, verti-cutting, aerification, equipment maintenance, irrigation repairs, field painting, and applying granular and foliar applications. This is a full-time, year-round position eligible for full benefits.


  • Lead in the field preparation of Foster Field at Stanford Stadium for Football, Soccer, University and other events
  • Contribute to the organization and cleanliness of the grounds shop.
  • Perform field cleanup and repair following games.
  • Operation of grounds and irrigation equipment
  • Daily record keeping.
  • Lead set up and removal of grow and rain tarps.
  • Oversee the operation of SubAir Vacumm, and heat system
  • Creative and innovative; the ability to see alternatives and solutions.
  • Ability to achieve planned objectives through completing relevant tasks and focus.
  • Maintain good relations with staff, coaches, and other personnel

Qualifications and Working Conditions:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • Two or more of Physical Education grounds experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Certificate or degree in turfgrass, soil science, or agronomy preferred
  • Experience working in professional sports or for a college/university preferred.
  • Must be able to operate various grounds maintenance equipment, such as tractors
  • Follow explicit oral and written instructions; communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Able to perform physical tasks such as lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to work overtime, early mornings, evenings and weekends, including holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions. ∙ Required to wear aEffectively work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff, and guests in a clear, professional, and courteous manner which fosters a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to consistently adhere to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality.
  • Creative and innovative, the ability to see alternatives and solutions
  • Valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s license
  • Be able to obtain a California pesticide applicator license within one year of starting the position
  • Knowledge of turfgrass and various plants and shrubs
  • May be exposed to allergens such as dust and pollens and chemicals such as oil, lubricants, pesticides, fertilizers and paint.

To apply for this job email your details to Beans24@stanford.edu