Athletics Groundskeeper

Reporting to the Athletic Grounds Supervisor, the Athletics Groundskeeper is primarily responsible for the maintenance of campus athletic fields, ice hockey rinks, and tennis courts. In addition, the Athletics Groundskeeper also maintains campus grounds and property at school-owned houses, including operating all relevant equipment and performing maintenance and work necessary to keep all Deerfield Academy properties, vehicles, and equipment in safe excellent condition.


  • Assist with all cultural practices related to the care and maintenance of athletic fields for athletic practices and competitions including fertility, mowing, and line painting
  • Assist with athletic events including but not limited to the setup and breakdown of chairs, tables, athletic equipment, goal posts, bleachers, furniture, and appliances in a safe and efficient manner
  • Assist with maintenance of the Hockey Rink, including ice resurfacing and cleaning of facility
  • Support crew program including maintenance of boats, trailers, docks etc., including transportation to practice.
  • Safely and efficiently operate various Academy vehicles and equipment including Zamboni, mowers (both hand and ride-on), trucks,
  • Operate all hand operated equipment typically used for landscaping work in a safe and efficient manner; shovels, racks, edgers, pruners, power saws, hand shears, etc.
  • Assist with shoveling (snow, dirt, stone, bark mulch), lifting bags (recycling, rubbish, fertilizers, etc. ), landscaping functions (planting, shrub trimming, tree trimming, leaf cleanup, raking), lining athletic fields in an organized and cooperative manner
  • Assist with campus events including but not limited to the setup and breakdown of chairs, tables, furniture, and appliances, all in a safe and efficient manner, to ensure smooth campus operations.
  • Operate or learn to operate equipment typical to the trade such as tractors, bucket loaders, excavators, forklifts, high lifts, etc.
  • Assist with the rubbish, recycle, and compost programs, as required
  • Attend all Safety Program training, comply with all Academy Safety Program policies and procedures while performing job duties, both on and off Academy property, and utilize required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent, 1-3 years of landscaping experience, a valid Driver’s License; possess MA Hoister’s License, or obtain one within three (3) months of date of hire; possess MA Pesticide Applicators License or obtain one within six (6) months of date of hire. Have the ability and willingness to learn to operate an ice-resurfacing machine and a robotic athletic field line-painting machine, the ability and willingness to work flexible hours, have experience with MS Office Suite, the ability to follow directions and work independently as well as part of a team, and good organizational, interpersonal verbal and written skills.


The successful candidate will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus ($500 paid at time of hire and $500 paid at the end of 90 days of employment.

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Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.