Sports Turf Apprenticeship
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Why work with us?

  • Full-time role
  • Free onsite parking
  • Sydney Royal Easter Show Tickets (plus other event/expo tickets)
  • 15% discount in onsite Café
  • Exclusive RAS Boot Camp
  • and more

Become a part of this iconic team that has shaped Australian agriculture since 1822, and that continues to advance modern, ethical and sustainable agriculture. It's always an exciting time to join the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW!


About the Role…

An exciting opportunity to ’learn and grow’ exists with our sports turf management, greenkeeping and grounds team. We are seeking a Sports Turf Management Apprentice either in first year, or new to the trade, to join our experienced and professional Grounds Team. Successful applicants will be commited to completing their 4-year apprenticeship in sports turf management. More information about this course can be found here.


You will have the opportunity to gain and develop your skills maintaining Sydney Showground Stadium, Tom Wills Oval and Sydney Showground Cricket facilities to international standards and world’s best practice as well as maintaining all other turf, landscape and surrounds of Sydney Showground. We host a range of events including Cricket, BBL, AFL and Sydney Royal Easter Show Competitions on our grounds.


This is a full-time position, working 76 hours per fortnight to an event-based roster. (This includes time to attend courses of study).  You will be enrolled in  the appropriate course to achieve a Sports Turf Management qualification, and will be expected to do some weekend and evening work, with additional days leading into, during and post Sydney Showground events. Flexibility is essential!


About you…

  • Commited to completing a 4-year Sports Turf Management apprenticeship
  • Current C Class Driver's Licence or willingness to obtain
  • Passion to learn and grow within the industry
  • Proven history of being punctual & reliable
  • Have excellent communication & interpersonal skills,
  • Have an outstanding work ethic 
  • Be legally entitled to live & work in Australia

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) manages the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Royal competitions, the RAS Foundation, Australasian Animal Registry and the Sydney Showground. The RAS provides a fantastic range of job opportunities across multiple business areas and brands. From finance, assets, marketing, education & agricultural development, to a range of hospitality roles. No matter what your professional background or experience, we have a team-member position suited to you.


RAS is an equal opportunity employer that respects and values the contribution and diversity of all our people. Our success depends on strong individual commitment and our ability to work as a team.


Our Values


Respect | Ownership | Achievement | Honouring our Past | Embracing our Future


We thank you for your interest in the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and Sydney Showground and look forward to receiving your application.

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   Posted 03 Jun 24

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