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Track Curator at Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club

Track Curator Role at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club

Full Time with flexible hours.
The Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club is a very successful and highly patronaged venue that is one of highest raced and trialled venues in the Victorian greyhound racing industry. The Ballarat venue is centrally located and races a minimum of twice a week, with trials 4 days per week.
We are seeking a passionate and professional person to fill the role of Track Curator. This is a hands-on role, and ideally suits an individual who possesses a proven track record in a similar role relative to either an allied racing sector or from within the recreational surface industry. Greyhound track experience is highly desirable. An understanding of the specific operations of greyhound racing and track preparations, understanding and implementation of various monitoring and diagnostic tools and procedures, adherence to OHS standards, as well as having a strong knowledge of facility maintenance is also highly desirable.
The role is full time minimum 38-hour week and will require attendance at race days including some weekend work. Maintaining the race and trial tracks to the highest industry safety standards with the welfare of greyhounds as your first priority. You will be under the direction of the Track & Facility Manager to ensure a safe and consistent environment for all greyhounds irrespective of whether for trials or racing.
• 'Hands on' general management of grounds, track, infrastructure and office area including mowing, track preparation and repairs and garden maintenance
• Assist with the supervision of the pool of casual staff for the successful delivery of racing and trial days
• Implement the maintenance strategies for the venue and facilities
• Ensure work is delivered on time and within OH&S and club standards
• To work as a team member
• Sourcing and assisting of external services and supplies
• Monthly OH&S Reporting, Weekly Track Reporting and Race Day Track readings.
• A proven history of successfully preparing and maintaining greyhound racing tracks would be a distinct advantage.
• Willingness to learn to develop and implement preventative maintenance strategies to bring about a proactive and preventative maintenance culture
• Experience in communicating with staff, management, contractors & external stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes
• Strong communicator, both verbal and written with excellent problem-solving skills
• Attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines
• Knowledge and experience in working with different sand surfaces.
If you have a background in maintenance, grounds keeping or similar industry, coupled with a passion for the racing industry, we would like to hear from you. Previous experience in greyhound track maintenance is considered an advantage.
To apply for this position send your cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with a copy of your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by close of business COB Thursday 24th December 2020.
Interviews will take place early in January 2021 with the successful applicant to start in February 2021.
The successful will be offered an attractive all-inclusive Employment Contract with the BGRC based on skills and experience.
For any further information please call BGRC General Manager Rod Ward on 0400 611 310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Eight regional Victorian community clubs have all added to their clubs fundraising efforts with a share in $10,000 from the Greyhound Clubs Victoria (GCV) TAB Melbourne Cup Community Sweep last Friday at  Sandown Park.

This state-wide initiative involved all 11 regional Victorian greyhound clubs.

GRV, Sandown GRC and GCV came together to create the Community Clubs sweep for the TAB Melbourne Cup with $10,000 as a total prize pool.

A total of 64 regional community clubs appreciated the opportunity to be associated with these elite greyhounds, by being randomly allocated a greyhound in the Melbourne Cup heats, for the chance to boost their 2020 fundraising efforts.

Our state-wide finalists from Rosedale to Warrnambool have all been active on social media creating content that is fun and engaging.  Club have thrown their full support behind their dogs, using the COVID restrictions to get creative when promoting their runner in the Cup.  The community and sporting clubs in the sweep have enabled our regional greyhound racing clubs an opportunity to partner with their local community and strengthen the linkage to the world’s greatest greyhound race. 

GCV Chairman Adrian Scott said: “What a wonderful success the community sweep has been with community clubs benefiting from the initiative with the distribution of $10,000 in prize money.  It is sensational to see the spirit of regional clubs, as they are the heartbeat of many country towns and we will continue to support them in the future”

Mark Taylor from East Warrnambool Rotary Club, who drew the favourite and eventual runner-up Simon Told Helen said:  “We were pleased to be selected for the Sweep as it strengthens our relationship with the Warrnambool GRC, who support us in many ways.  Any fundraising in the current environment is always appreciated and the money will go straight back into our local community.”


The following Clubs will share in the $10,000 prize pool

Bendigo City Bulldogs Sports Club

Bacchus Marsh Golf Club

Dennington Pony Club  

Rosedale Kilmany Cricket Club 

East Warrnambool Rotary Club 

Ellinbank & District Football League 

Stratford Football Netball Club

Anakie Football Netball Club



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