Director, Stadium Grounds

  • St. Louis City SC
  • Clayton, MO, USA
  • 05 Oct, 2021
Full time Leadership & Management Stadia & Operations

Job Description

The Director of Stadium Grounds is responsible for cultivating, maintaining, and repairing St. Louis CITY SC's playing surfaces as safe, world-class soccer pitches by performing and supervising daily grounds, dirt, and water management, along with game preparation, and both short- and long-term maintenance planning.

The Director of Stadium Grounds plays a critical role in maintaining all playing surfaces – natural and artificial - to ensure they meet franchise guidelines and comply with quality and safety standards set forth by Major League Soccer and other nation and international governing bodies (e.g., U.S. Soccer Federation and FIFA).

In August 2019, TKFC LC was granted Major League Soccer's (MLS) 28th team - St. Louis CITY SC. The team is MLS' first majority female-owned and female-led team, and has its sights set on bringing the MLS Cup to America's first soccer capital. The 100% St. Louis-based ownership group is committed to the continued revitalization of St. Louis and the growth of the sport of soccer. For more information about the team, please visit

Ownership's vision is to be an exceptional club and neighbor. The team will be a part of the fabric of St. Louis and become a symbol for the future of the city and region. This is more than sport; the team will work to connect the city and region through passion and purpose. The owners have long-standing relationships in both local business and philanthropy. Their reputations for integrity, honesty, hard work, and transparency are well-respected and earned. These characteristics define the team's culture, and the team's employees must also embody these traits.

  • Direct a team of groundskeepers in the maintenance and operation of at least four world class soccer fields, natural grass and artificial turf, for St. Louis CITY SC.
  • Develop and execute a sports turf management program for Bermuda grass fields in a transition zone environment, subject to over seeding and annual rye grass transition for top performance in the early spring and late fall. This program should include optimum use of hydronic field heating, sub air root zone systems, grow lights, irrigation, fertilization, chemical application for weed/insect control, aeration, top dressing mowing and trimming.
  • Select, hire, train, and manage a team of groundskeepers to meet sportsturf management plan objectives.
  • Communicate with coaching and training staff on pitch related issues.
  • Develop and manage annual operating budgets for pitch operations.
  • Monitor progress toward objectives and adjust plans as necessary to reach them.
  • 10+ years' experience in the management of professional/college natural and artificial turf sport playing fields in a transition zone environment.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Turf management or other related field is preferred.
  • Must hold, or obtain, a Missouri Pesticides Applicator License

St. Louis CITY SC is building a team that is passionate about their work, the success of the team and the growth and revitalization of the region. Employees must hold themselves and others accountable and are driven by setting new standards for fan engagement.

TKFC LC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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