Assistant Grounds Manager

Location US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
XL Center and Pratt & Whitney Stadium
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.


Pratt and Whitney stadium is home of the UCONN Huskies football team and hosts multiple sporting events including but not limited to football, rugby, soccer, and lacrosse.

The Assistant Grounds Manager responsibilities are to comply with the daily orders of the Head Groundskeeper as it pertains to game field maintenance and operations. This position will supervise grounds crew members and certainly be required to fill in as Sports Turf Manager when needed.


  • Perform daily responsibilities of game field at the venue, which includes mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, pesticide applications, field painting, turfgrass cultural practices, equipment operation and maintenance, and snow removal
  • Scouts game field, stadium, and exterior grounds for problems and reports 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.) are 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
  • Monitor and manage our landscape crew that maintains 110 acres of property
  • Help with snow removal in the parking lots and roadways
  • Help the operations crew with tasks when requested
  • Takes charge in absence of Head Turf Manager
  • Foster professional relationships with coaching staff, players, co-workers, and tenants
  • Work all on field events
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 4-year degree in Turfgrass science, highly recommended or similar area of study
  • 3-5 years of experience in maintaining sand based athletic fields
  • Strong written and oral skills with the intent to communicate with technical staff and administration
  • Knowledge of Kentucky Bluegrass 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.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.


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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