Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) is home to the most sophisticated and versatile event facilities in southern New Zealand.  Its portfolio includes the world class Forsyth Barr Stadium, the majestic Dunedin Centre which is a multi-purpose entertainment, conference and events hub, and turf management of the University of Otago Oval where local and international cricket matches are held. 

DVML has built its reputation on its ability to deliver world-class events and has proven itself time and time again as the go-to for premier events and entertainment in the lower South Island.  At DVML we know that our People are everything and we focus on supporting our own to grow and develop. We have an awesome opportunity for someone to join our dynamic team in the role of  Groundsperson based at the University of Otago Oval.


If you love working outdoors and have turf experience, this job could be for you!

We are looking for a Groundsperson to work alongside our turf teams to help with the maintenance of Dunedin Venues managed sports fields.  These include the preparation of grounds for international and domestic cricket at the Otago University Oval and international and domestic rugby at the Forsyth Barr Stadium.

This is a full time permanent position based in a team who are passionate about making sure that the different sporting facilities are maintained and presented to a really high standard.   For the team to deliver exceptional turf conditions on two international grounds, despite what the weather throws at them, they need to work flexibly in terms of day of the week and hours of work.  You would be working at least 40 hours every week but the days (including weekends) and hours will vary.


We want to hear from you if you if you are someone who loves the idea of working in a physical outdoor job,  is a team player, has a positive attitude and a real willingness to learn.  You’ll also need:

  • At least 1-2 years turf experience
  • A National Certificate in Sports Turf Management (Level 3)
  • To be motivated by providing exceptional service for internal and external customers
  • A full NZ driver’s license and be confident and capable of driving a manual vehicle
  • Some understanding of Health & Safety practices would be ideal, but can be taught if needed

 In return for your hard work we offer:

  • A great organisation and team culture
  • Competitive salary
  • The opportunity to work on International Cricket and Rugby surfaces


 If you have any questions about the role please contact . Otherwise please apply via our careers website.

 Applications will officially close on Sunday 24th November, however we are keen to appoint to this position as soon as possible, so we will review applications as they come in.

 Read about our current opportunities and apply to join our team on our website: