Athletics Equipment Manager
Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA
Reporting to the Athletic Director, the Athletic Equipment Manager (AEM) is responsible for developing, planning, and managing all programs for maintaining and purchasing athletic equipment and apparel for Thayer Academy. The AEM supports the day-to-day operation of the athletic department’s equipment room to ensure a clean, orderly, and efficient operation by performing the essential functions of the role. The AEM issues athletic equipment and uniforms to coaches and athletes, supervises the transportation of athletic equipment to off-campus events, oversees the proper setup of equipment at home games for each team, and ensures the availability of equipment and uniforms at all times. The AEM further:
Core Goals and Responsibilities of the Job
- Coordinates athletic equipment for athletic contests and keeps accurate team records/rosters
- Recalls and accounts for all equipment and uniforms at the conclusion of each season
- Ensures that all athletic equipment in service meets safety and certification standards. This includes: inspecting all athletic equipment for its integrity; fitting athletes with equipment when custom fitting is required; making minor repairs if necessary; preparing uniforms and equipment for reconditioning as needed; arranging for repairs, making recommendations for replacements to Director of Athletics; submitting billing information
- Receives, unpacks, labels, inventories, and stores new equipment, uniforms, and field equipment
- Coordinates and oversees laundry equipment and the athletic laundry operation
- Distributes team uniforms and towels as needed for games and Athletic Training room use
- Monitors all aspects of the athletic fields and locker rooms, including lockers, showers, guest use, and activity of the Thayer community, visiting coaches, and officials
- Organizes and maintains equipment room(s) and all athletic storage spaces
- Sets up and removes all outdoor field equipment as required by season; makes minor repairs as needed; ascertains that all field equipment is properly secured at all times to ensure the safety of student-athletes and the community in general
- Plans, in coordination with the Athletic Department, the rotation of heavy field equipment stored off-site and the set up of the same
- Stays abreast with current trends in athletic equipment, uniform sources, available products upgrades and new technologies per AEMA and NFHS standards
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of three years of experience in management of athletic equipment preferably with direct knowledge of independent schools
- Experience working in a fast-paced office or school setting preferred, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and written and oral competency required
- Must have AEMA Certification (mandatory)
- Experience working with expense reports preferred
- Microsoft Office proficiency with an emphasis in Word, Excel, and new technologies per AEMA and NFHA standards
- Demonstrated ability to use good judgment to handle confidential information sensitively
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, and meet deadlines
- Ability to analyze and interpret correspondence, e-mail communications, professional publications, and technical manuals
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception
- Ability to stand, sit for extended periods, bending lifting (up to 50lbs) pushing, pulling, kneeling, crawling, stopping, use of hands and fingers to manipulate objects
- Comfortable with exposure to all kinds of weather
- Ability to use chemicals safely when performing routine tasks
- Comfortable operating in standard athletic field, gym, recreational environments
- Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors.
- Equal Opportunity Act: Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
- Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.
Thayer Academy’s mission is to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.
Located next to Braintree’s historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 (Middle School, grades 5-8; Upper School, grades 9-12) has been an enabling and ennobling environment where each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to take on responsibilities, ambitions, and achievements. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, where students form lifelong relationships with one another, and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students’ personal growth and academic success.