The Darwin Turf Club is home to one of the most prestigious sporting events in the Top End, the Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival.

Nestled in the lush tropical surrounds of the Fannie Bay racecourse, the Club races 39 times a year and is famed for the running of the iconic Great Northern Darwin Cup, the highlight of an 8 day racing carnival in July August

Reporting into the Operations, Racing and Facilities Manager,. the role is also responsible, amongst other duties, for the day to day maintenance of the stables, buildings, grounds and machinery at the Darwin Turf Club.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Repair and maintenance of stables and other club buildings
  • Operate and maintain plant and equipment e.g., tractors, forklifts etc.
  • Ensure that all grounds and buildings are presented at the highest possible standard.
  • Water, cut grass, fertilise, and conduct any other ground maintenance
  • Set up furniture for race days and other functions
  • Ensure you are working in line with occupational health and safety procedures set by DTC
  • Assist with directing casual staff if the Operations, Racing and Facilities manager requests or is not available.
  • Additional duties as required

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Forklift ticket & HR licence and advantage
  • Welding and power tools experience required
  • Experience on tractors, graders & machinery
  • Grounds maintenance experience

Key Personal Attributes

This is a position that requires excellent communication skills. The individual needs to have attention to detail and good quality workmanship skills. They need to be fully available between June and August as no leave will be approved during this busy period. Weekend availability and the ability to be flexible with hours worked is also essential.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No overseas or interstate applicants will be considered. No reverse marketing from Recruitment Agencies will be considered.

Due to Darwin Cup Carnival, no annual leave is able to be approved between June & Mid August each year.


22/03/2021 $0 Darwin 1 Trades & Services
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