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February

Turf Tradesperson

AFL - Australian Football League - Melbourne, VIC

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Us

As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, and collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary we are all united by a common goal, to progress the game so that everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.

This year, excitingly, the AFL integrated Marvel Stadium into its operations. Marvel Stadium currently serves as the busiest multi-purpose stadium in the world, welcoming over two million patrons through its turnstiles each year - hosting over 70 arena events. The Stadium has hosted some of the biggest international sporting events, such as Soccer World Cup Qualifiers and International Rugby Union tests, as well as many memorable concerts for some of the world’s biggest stars, including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and AC/DC.

About The Role

An exciting opportunity exists to work within theMarvel Stadium Operations Arena Team as a Turf Tradesperson. Reporting to the Arena Manager, you will have a wealth of experience and practical skills in all turf maintenance operations, playing a critical role in the successful delivery of events at the venue.

What The Job Involves

You will have responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance and preparation of the arena, working closely with the Arena Manager and Head of Arena Management to:

  • Produce a high-quality arena surface for all venue hirers;
  • Implementation and safe use of the SGL Concept;
  • Oversee all turf replacement and ensure our quality standards are met;
  • Oversee any contractors working on the arena and ensure all tasks are completed with minimal impact on the arena surface;
  • Ensure all arena turf practices by the venue are compliant with OH&S and EPA requirements;
  • Accurate presentation of line marking and sponsors grass signage;
  • Accurate completion of all required documentation.


Does this sound like you?

We’re looking for someone with a passion for the sports & entertainment industry who wants to be part of an innovative team that helps to create extraordinary experiences. Key to your success in this role will be your technical knowledge, service excellence and your ability to champion our company values.

Our Ideal Team Member

Our ideal team member will possess a turf management technical qualification or equivalent, have a manual driver’s licence, experience with all general turf maintenance equipment, and an understanding in the application of agrichemicals and fertilisers. Familiarity with OH&S requirements is a must, along with the preparedness to work flexible hours including weekends. A forklift and medium rigid truck license would be favourable.

The AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. The AFL undertakes several screening processes to ensure the appropriate protection of children in its care.

Please note, employment in this position is subject to the successful candidate holding a Valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.

Our Culture

www.afl.com.au/careers/our-organisation

The Perks
  • We believe in a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace and our staff have access to an extensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • My Development – all employees have access to the AFL’s My development program which consists of on the job training, coaching and mentoring and formal learning.
  • AFL Staff Footy Memberships – easy access to the game, staff can share these with family and friends
  • My Benefits – staff have access to over 350 discounts with some of the biggest retailers and the AFL’s Corporate Partners
  • Play Your Way – A flexible approach to your working life


What’s Next

Interested candidates please apply. Applications Close: 14/02/2021