Turf Specialist - Cricket


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Dunedin, Otago 



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Full time

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DVML is Dunedin's premier conference organiser, venue and event services company who are proudly responsible for operating Forsyth Barr Stadium, The Dunedin Centre, and the University of Otago Oval. DVML’s vision for Dunedin is to be a city of opportunity, world class events and memorable experiences; and as such have created a new role to ensure that DVML and Dunedin City are represented in national and international event markets.

The Turf Specialist - Cricket, will support the preparation and maintenance of the University of Otago Oval to produce high quality wickets for domestic, first class and international cricket. In addition, you will work cross functionally across the business to assist in the maintenance of the turf at Forsyth Barr Stadium. This exceptional role brings the opportunity to work on a first class International Cricket Pitch, and a highly regarded indoor Desso System multi purpose turf stadium.

Reporting to the Assistant Turf Manager, you will gain exposure to developing annual turf management plans, and take proactive steps to drive the continued improvement in playing and training facilities. In addition, you will be responsible for hands on turf maintenance including mowing, machinery operation and turf preparation. 

Job Requirements:

This is a unique opportunity to build upon your existing turf expertise, whilst supporting the management of highly regarded turf facilities. If you meet the following criteria we would like to hear from you;

  • National Certificate in Sports Turf Management Level 4
  • Grow Safe Certificate including approved handler
  • 3+ years industry experience including international cricket turf preparation
  • Experience in preparation and application of agrichemicals
  • Full New Zealand Driver’s license
  • Ability to adapt to the diversity of multi venue event based work


This is a rare opportunity to join a successful organisation, work within a passionate team, and deliver exceptional Cricket facilities. Applications are invited via online by attaching a CV and covering letter outlining your motivations and applicable experience for the job.

Enquiries can be directed to Marlene Langford on 03 4770873 for initial enquiries or to obtain a copy of the position description. 

Company Info
Select Recruitment 330 Moray Place, Dunedin
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Phone: 03 477 0873
Web Site: www.select.co.nz

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