October 20, 2017 3:31 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)
Facility Name:             Private Estate – Coastal Maine

Facility Location:         Mt. Desert Island, ME

Position / Title:            Turf Specialist

Facility Description: Expansive, multi-hundred-acre estate

Experience Desired: Degree or certification in turf/grass management or equivalent work experience.

Duties Description: Seeking a full-time Turf Specialist for the property of a prominent family. This is a year-round position with excellent salary.

The Turf Specialist will use horticultural best practices to maintain turf and lawns at an exceptional aesthetic level.  The Turf Specialist is expected to comply with state and federal laws, as well as all estate policies and procedures.  We expect all staff of the estate to work safely and effectively, both individually and as part of the team, to achieve the goals set by Team Leaders and Estate Owners.  Additionally, we expect all of our staff to promote a positive professional work culture and adhere to the estate conduct policy at all times in order to ensure a standard of excellence. 


  • Mow, roll, aerate, top-dress, and monitor croquet court and sports turf.
  • Daily maintenance and monitoring of Har-Tru tennis court  Schedule, lead, and supervise the mowing, string trimming, edging, and aeration of all turf areas.
  • Maintain equipment at the highest level of care in order to maximize efficiency and longevity.
  • Maintain healthy soils through soil testing, fertilizer applications, and topdressing.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases and implement IPM strategies.
  • Assist Horticultural Manager in record keeping, supervising, and training seasonal staff.
  • Assist Horticultural Manager in scheduling and prioritizing work.
  • Report all incidents or injuries to Horticulture Manager or General Manager.
  • Work closely with all staff to ensure outstanding communication.
  • Work with the team to achieve set goals.
  • Maintain a professional, clean, uniformed appearance at all times.

Special Skills:

  • Knowledge of different turf species with basic biology, care, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and experience operating and maintaining turf-related equipment.
  • Ability to supervise and lead a seasonal staff of two or more people.
  • Ability and desire to learn operation, repairs and maintenance of irrigation system.
  • Prior knowledge of irrigation systems a plus.
  • Has or is willing to obtain a 3B Turf Pesticide Applicator’s License.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Passionate and high energy.
  • Highly organized.
  • Process-driven.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to continually learn and grow.

Physical Demands:  Must be able to stand, walk, bend over, squat, kneel and lift during shift.  Position will require the individual to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Compensation / Benefits: Salaried

Education Level Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Degree or certification in turf/grass management or equivalent work experience.

    Date Position Available:
    Apply To: 
    General Manager

How to Apply - electronically:  Send resume to

Date Posted: October 20, 2017





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