Boston College, Athletic Maintenance, Sports turf / Arena staff

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 8:22 AM | Matt Hayes
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Athletic Maintenance Split 1st Shift, Sunday-Thursday, 7am-3:30pm


Job Description
Union Bid
Split Sunday-Thursday 7am-3:30pm 
An experienced, energetic athletic maintenance staff member will report to the
Associate Director, Athletic Maintenance, and the Supervisor, Fields, Athletic Maintenance. He or she will need to provide Boston College Athletics and the public with clean and safe athletic facilities and playing surfaces.

This includes but not limited to:  highly maintained natural grass surfaces,
synthetic playing surfaces, stadium maintenance, maintenance of
assigned surrounding landscapes, walks, parking
lots and planting beds. Maintenance of outdoor recreation areas; tennis and
basketball courts and arena maintenance including: rink, basketball floor,
function set ups and breakdown. The Athletic Maintenance department supports
many University events including: commencement, masses, tailgating events,
alumni weekend, concerts/live performances and other functions.  

Daily tasks include but are not limited to: trashing, blowing, mowing, string trimming, field painting, sweeping, raking, shoveling, tamping, carrying 50lbs bags over long distances, measuring, cleaning, pushing spreaders for long duration of time, climbing ladders, light mechanics and general maintenance work or any other work assigned by manager.

Safely operate golf carts, tractors, bobcats, skid steers, mowers, blowers, aerators,
utility vehicles, fork lifts, top dressers, infield groomers, sprayers and

Applicant must show strong skills, in reading diagrams, as well as written and verbal
communication. Must have proven ability to work and communicate well with
Athletic Maintenance staff and others, such as:  Athletics Department, BC
Facilities Services staff, students, athletes, coaches and contracted vendors.
Must be able to work with others and independently on projects and tasks with
sensitive timelines. Must be able to work in extreme cold and hot weather.

Successful candidate will be primarily assigned to athletic
fields but may be required to support/operate a Zamboni machinery and perform
rink maintenance from time to time
*Minimum of 3-5 years working in golf or athletic turf
*Must have current Massachusetts driver’s license
*Must have current Massachusetts applicator pesticides license
*Must be able to obtain Massachusetts hoisting license within 6 months of hire 
*2 or 4 year degree in turfgrass management and or related horticultural field
*Safely operate turf maintenance equipment vehicles and snow removal machinery
*Experience in maintaining and repairing a block irrigation system
*Working knowledge of spreader and sprayer calibration and operation
*Experience in the operation of field marking / painting and field layout
*Maintenance and operation of reel type mowers both walk behind and ride on
*Proven experience in maintenance of highly maintained turfgrass playing
surfaces including; baseball fields, football fields, softball fields
*Strong mechanical skills and troubleshooting skills are highly preferred
*Experience in the maintenance and operation of ice rinks and resurfacing equipment a plus

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

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 Any Questions or to talk futher about the postion, please contact Matt Hayes at 781-727-6020 and or

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