Athletic Groundskeeper

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Landscape & Grounds
Division: Business and Finance

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Position Summary:

Landscape & Grounds Services is currently seeking an Athletic Groundskeeper to join their driven team to help maintain Rollins College as the most beautiful campus in the nation. Our athletics landscape crew is responsible for several athletic field maintenance tasks, and to implement the Florida Best Management Practices Services in their day-to-day duties.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining, renovating and preparing multiple athletic fields (Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Lacrosse)
  • Operating mowers and equipment in performing routine duties for athletic turf
  • Grooming of infield clay, practice cages and warning track
  • Performing routine sprinkler maintenance in addition to preventive maintenance and minor repair of all grounds keeping equipment
  • Performing maintenance and caretaker work in mowing grass, cleaning grounds, emptying trash, edging, weeding, and maintaining perimeter shrubs
  • Assisting in the application of fertilizers and weed control
  • Turf over-seeding, turf aeration and top dressing throughout the season.
  • Planting/transplanting turf and landscape materials
  • Lifting and carrying heavy objects and/or equipment as needed
  • May move supplies, equipment, and furniture
  • May assist other Facilities Management personnel in performance of routine and emergency tasks
  • Performing related duties as assigned

The Grounds & Landscape Services Team operates by promoting ethical practices that enhance the integrity, quality, and values of the Rollins College mission and its goals. Great pride is taken in preserving the natural historic landscape while integrating current flora to provide a creative balance between the old and new.

While the campus has experienced growth and transformation along its road to recognition as one of the country’s top liberal art college as well as the most beautiful campus on the nation, one goal has remained consistent: providing a quality education in a landscape that will continue to flourish for future generations. To learn more, please click here.

Total Compensation Package

The hourly rate is $13.54. Rollins also offers a generous benefits package featuring:

  • 3 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays plus College Closure Days
  • Comprehensive Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 100% Funded Health Reimbursement Account
  • 100% Long and Short Term Disability
  • Employer Retirement contribution
  • Award-Winning Wellness Program
  • FREE On-Site Parking
  • Discounted Meal Plan
  • FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)
  • FREE Full Tuition Waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school education is required in order to read, write, and follow basic instructions
  • Requires a minimum of two years of job-related experience
  • Previous NCAA athletic field experienced preferred
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used in athletic field maintenance
  • Knowledge of infield regulations with clay, chalk and paint boundaries
  • Ability to read and understand label instructions on chemicals
  • Physical ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment

Work Environment:

This position will work in the Winter from 7:00am to 3:00pm, and Summer from 6:30am to 2:30pm, Monday - Friday.

  • On-campus position
  • Work requires physical exertion and exposure to both hot and cold weather
  • Overtime and weekends may be required as needed
  • Must be punctual and reliable. Daily attendance is required

To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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