Ice Rink Operator – Part-Time

Staff / Full-Time

The Fessenden School, Newton, MA

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 541 students in Pre-K to Grade 9 in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to teach, nurture, and celebrate growing boys; cultivating each boy’s individual potential and developing in balance his mind, character, heart, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind.


Position Summary

The Rink Operator is a part time, seasonal position from August 2024 to March 2025. This position includes nights and weekends during hockey season.  The Ice Rink Operator oversees the day-to-day operations of the ice arena which include cleaning and driving the Zamboni Ice Resurfacer.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining a quality sheet of ice.
  • Safe and efficient driving of the Zamboni Ice Resurfacer.
  • Handle daily activities, keeping on schedule.
  • Ability to run the skate shop including skate sharpening.
  • Maintain arena’s cleanliness to optimal levels.
  • Exhibit superior customer service skills.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Rink Manager.


Preferred Qualifications

  • US Ice Rink or ISI Certification.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid/active driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety procedures.
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor in high-stress situations.
  • Successful criminal background check, and pre-employment physical examination.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:

  • Regularly walk, talk, stand, sit and reach during shift. Occasionally bend, kneel, stoop, climb and crawl.
  • Occasionally push, pull, lift or carry items weighing 30 to 50 lbs or more.
  • Manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • Visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • Subject to environmental conditions with activities that occur inside and outside, including cold temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to sufficient noise that requires shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • Subject to vibrations and hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.


Please apply through the Fessenden Career Website. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and contact information to three professional references.

The Fessenden School

Newton, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding