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Athletic Facility Maintenance Person

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number S00501
Position Title Athletic Facility Maintenance Person
Department Athletics-1230
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

The Wesleyan Athletic Department, located in the Freeman Athletic Center, a state-of-the-art-facility, is a member of the prestigious New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). They sponsor 29 varsity sports and believe athletics plays an integral part in a Wesleyan scholar–athlete’s liberal arts education. Highly trained and dedicated faculty-coaches, administrators and staff work collaboratively and tirelessly to assist student-athletes in reaching their academic and athletic goals.

Reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director for Facilities, the Athletic Facility Maintenance Person will perform all grounds and facilities maintenance tasks for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics.

Responsibilities Include:

Complete all seasonal and game-day equipment, field and surface preparations
for 29 varsity, 15 intramural, 12 club sports and various private events.

Install and set-up all equipment, including track and field equipment, according
to detailed guidelines and strict deadlines.

Prepare and clean exterior and interior surfaces for seasonal sports activities.

Work with and guide temporary workers and student crews.

Drive department trucks and tractors to deliver materials and supplies.

Operate power and ground maintenance equipment.

Perform minor equipment repairs as needed.

Partner with the Public Safety Department to open and close the facility.

Perform other related duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent and at least one year experience in athletic
facility maintenance/grounds keeping/landscaping or a related field.

Demonstrated ability to read and interpret drawings.

Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities.

Must have and maintain a valid CT driver’s license.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds, climb ladders, assemble and
disassemble structures.

Must be available to work a highly variable schedule including early mornings,
evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

Previous or related experience in athletic facility maintenance and/or as a facility
maintenance person strongly preferred.

Knowledge of athletic equipment and/or facility maintenance.

Proven knowledge of field measurement requirements and set up strongly
preferred. Specifically, football, soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, field
hockey, rugby, softball and baseball.

Previous experience working with sports camps or in a physical education
department strongly preferred.

Current pool operator’s certificate.

Prior experience in ice rink and swimming pool operations.

Management Competencies Not Applicable
Competencies Customer focus, Flexible/receptive to change, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Personal accountability, Respects diversity, Time management, Written communications, Commitment to sustainability
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please tell us how you specifically heard about this position? ( e.g CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Higher Ed, InsideHigher Ed, CT.Jobs etc.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents