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Turf Wicket and Sportsground Curator

Full Time

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Job no: 492890
Categories: Community Services & Development, Government and Defence

Turf Wicket and Sportsground Curator

  • $58,244 to $63,577 pa (Band 3) plus regular overtime
  • 38 hour standard work week, plus RDO’s
  • Notting Hill location
  • Local Government

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs, the City of Monash is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Victoria. It has a mix of high quality residential, commercial and industrial development and extensive educational and recreational facilities.

A vacancy exists for a motivated person to work in the Horticultural Services Department as part of the Sportsground Maintenance team as a turf wicket and sportsground curator.

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Scheduled maintenance of sports fields including wicket renovation and preparation, maintenance of sports fields and seasonal change over activities
  • Regular communication and feedback of sports field condition, with a proactive work ethic

Candidates are required to have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Formal qualification at Certificate 3 level in turf management or equivalent and relevant experience and/or skills commensurate with the work requirements will be considered
  • Experience in Turf management, preferably on turf wickets, and an ability to give direction, as well as work autonomously
  • Experience in the practices and processes involved in the annual planning and delivery of turf wicket and sports field cultural/nutrition programs
  • Ability to identify, prevent and rectify nutritional/soil deficiencies as well as seasonal pest, weed and fungal problems as they occur
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, and the ability to prioritise works based on customer needs and the Monash Sportsground Hierarchy
  • A friendly demeanour with an ability to build successful relationships in a small, yet energetic team environment


  • Membership to the STA Vic and encouragement to develop industry knowledge/skills
  • An employer dedicated to professional development of its people
  • Access to Council employee offers including discount gym memberships, private health insurance and a study assistance program
  • A friendly team environment where innovation and inclusion are encouraged

For further job specific enquiries, please contact Marcus Ballard on 0411 560 558.

If you feel you meet the above criteria and look forward to working in a dynamic environment within a passionate Turf Management Team, we would encourage you to apply. Please send in your details.

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