Oak View Group

Groundskeeper|Part-time|Thief River Falls Complex

Location US-MN-Thief River Falls
Job ID
Location Name
Thief River Falls Complex
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Regular Part-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 


The Groundskeeper will perform daily maintenance of the Thief River Falls Complex fields and the accompanying campus landscape. This position will be required to fulfill operations that include preparation and event staffing for all events.


This role will pay a salary of $13.00 to $17.00


For PT roles: Benefits: 401(k) savings plan and 401(k) matching.


Job Expires: 12/31/24


Essential Job Functions (including to but not limited to):

  • Perform daily responsibilities of game fields at Thief River Falls Complex along with the exterior landscape and the extended campus which includes mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, pesticide applications, field painting, cultural turfgrass practices, equipment operation, and snow removal.
  • Scout game field, stadium, training fields, and exterior grounds for problems, related to both turf health (pest stresses, etc.) and physical appearances of property (trash, damages, etc.), and report these issues to stadium management.
  • Operation of light duty vehicles, mowers, tractors, etc. and light truck with plow. Will train part-time employees on use of equipment.
  • Assures the necessary event equipment (goals, benches, etc.) is set up and in good working condition.
  • Assist in the seasonal maintenance of the equipment fleet and ensures the proper maintenance is performed as needed in a timely manner.
  • Ability to step in for other crew members as needed and grow in responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • 3-5 years of experience in maintaining sand based athletic fields.
  • Have an innovative mind and ability to bring new ideas and methods to the job.
  • Ability to listen, understand instructions, and learn new methods of doing tasks.
  • Strong written and oral skills with the intent to communicate with technical staff and administration.
  • Knowledge of cool and warm season turf in the upper transition zone and how it is maintained.
  • Knowledge of turf equipment, tools and pesticide usage.
  • Knowledge of techniques in planting and maintaining trees and shrubs suited to the area location.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as; lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing stairs, ladders, etc. and pulling tarps.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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