Assistant Track Manager - Rosehill Gardens Racecourse

Australian Turf Club
March 1, 2021
Job Type
New South Wales


Your ticket to a winning career

At Australian Turf Club, horseracing is a source of inspiration. We’ve been at the forefront of Sydney’s social scene for over a century and a half because we are where people come to experience the city at its most sublime.

With over 110 racedays and host of hundreds of events every year, each of our five destinations are uniquely exciting and the epicentre of a thriving community. We are committed to providing uniquely thrilling experiences, sustaining our sport and bringing together Sydneysiders from all walks of life. We want to bring out the very best in every person we interact with – our guests, our teams and our communities.

The Role

The Assistant Track Manager, reporting to the Racecourse Manager, Rosehill gardens, will supervise the ongoing maintenance of the course proper, training tracks, stable complex and grounds at Rosehill Gardens to ensure they are presented in the best possible condition and contribute to making Rosehill Gardens a premier racing and training facility. Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Leading a large team and managing and improving staff performance;
  • Conducting Penetrometer readings, soil sampling and water testing and implement fertilising programmes;
  • Calculating poison usage and provide usage and safety advice to grounds persons;
  • In conjunction with the Track Manager, supervise major development projects and track reconstruction;
  • Coordinating and supervise activities for barrier set up on race days, jump-outs and barrier trials and assist in the running of barrier trials held at Rosehill Gardens;
  • Setting daily, weekly and monthly priorities regarding track maintenance in conjunction with the Track Manager;
  • Making recommendations to the Track Manager on improvements or innovations on matters relating to track maintenance, grounds, training and stable operations at Rosehill Gardens;
  • Leading by example by role modelling a commitment to Safety across the organisation

About You

The Assistant Track Manager will bring an action-oriented approach and a passion for racing and meet the following criteria:

  • Turf management experience in the maintenance of equine racing and training surfaces;
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to coordinate, motivate and performance manage team members;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Sound time management and organisational skills;
  • General operational and mechanical maintenance skills;
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the relevant WHS legislation;
  • Sound literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Computer literacy and skills in the use of Microsoft Office;
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience of handling and spraying chemicals;
  • A green keeping trade certificate or a related discipline along with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the racing industry
  • Strong analytical skills and the capacity to develop innovative solutions to problems;
  • Sound negotiation and influencing skills and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships;

Why Australian Turf Club?

  • Full time permanent role;
  • The opportunity to work with a passionate, professional, and dedicated team;
  • Complimentary race day guest passes;
  • End of carnival team celebrations;
  • Access to health and wellbeing activities;
  • Free onsite parking;
  • Opportunities to give back to the community through our community engagement volunteering program


Applications close on Monday 8 March.

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