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Seasonal Assistant Groundskeeper

Oak View Group is currently searching for interns and seasonal staff for the Grounds Department at Subaru Park, home to the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. The grounds department is responsible for the upkeep of Subaru Park, Power Training Complex and the surrounding landscape. We are looking for motivated individuals passionate about turfgrass management and/or the sport of soccer. This position will allow you to gain hands on experience in the day-to-day operation of a sports turf program: such as mowing, aerating, painting and other agronomic practices. Other tasks will include maintenance of the landscaping surrounding Subaru Park, parking lots and synthetic fields.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Grounds and Head Sports Turf Manager with daily
    agronomic responsibilities at Subaru Park, WSPS Bank Sportsplex and The Wharf at Rivertown.
  • Assure the necessary event equipment (goals, benches, etc.) is set up and in good working condition.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the turf equipment fleet.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of landscaping experience, with a passion for sports and working outdoors. Working toward a degree in Turf Management or Horticulture is preferred but not required for a summer internship.
  • Ability to work effectively independently or in groups, many times
    unaccompanied. Strong work ethic, time management, organization, and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting 50lbs, climbing stairs,
    ladders, walking for extended periods of time, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Have flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays .
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions such as rain, wind and heat.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and requirements, if you are passionate about soccer and the work that we do, please apply- we are willing to train the right candidate!

To apply for this job email your details to mark.mello@oakviewgroup.com