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Grounds Staff


Job Title: Assistant Groundskeeper
Department: Turf Operations 
Reports to:  Director of Turf Operations
About FC Cincinnati and TQL Stadium:
FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FCC entered MLS in 2019 as the league’s 24th team.
In 2021, TQL Stadium hosted the U.S. Men’s National team World Cup Qualifier against Mexico, a thrilling 2-0 win in front of a sellout crowd. In June 2022, TQL stadium hosted an international friendly between World Cup bound USA and Morocco.  And in May 2022, TQL Stadium hosted it’s first-ever concert, with legendary rock act The Who doing the honors.
The teams operate out of the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area.  The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams utilize a separate 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property.  In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.
Position Summary:
FC Cincinnati is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill the position of Assistant  Groundskeeper. The role will aid the Turf Operations Department in their goal to provide safe, consistent, and aesthetically pleasing fields at both the practice facility and stadium, including match days. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist the TQL Stadium Turf Managers in day-to-day operations
  • Aid in preparing TQL Stadium’s pitch for all FC Cincinnati matches and special events as necessary
  • Assist in implementing sports turf management best practices, such as aerification, fertilizing, integrated pest management, field lining, as well as chemical applications
  • Conduct testing procedures for performance control to meet MLS standards
  • Ability to work outside of regular business hours including but not limited to weekends and holidays as required by the FCC home game schedule and special events


  • College graduate with a 2 – 4 year degree in Turf Science, Horticulture, or related field preferred
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to accomplish goals in a timely manner
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize daily objectives
 Required Skills:
  • Desire for growing knowledge base of all turfgrass related topics
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and precision in quality of work as well as excellent follow through
  • Ability to consistently be at work on time and flexibility to work long hours to accomplish certain goals
  • Ability to lift weight in excess of 60lbs repeatedly/daily
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date
FC Cincinnati 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.
Please apply through TeamworkOnline.com and include your resume and salary requirements.  Please indicate if you are a West End neighborhood, Cincinnati, OH resident.

Educational Requirements


Date Job is Available


$40,000 to $45,000 per year

Overtime: No

Job Application Instructions

Please apply through TeamworkOnline.com


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