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Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association

Sports Turf Association in Illinois Promotes Your Success

Meeting on a Baseball Field to inspect the grassExchange ideas and solve practical problems concerning sports turf and grounds management when you join the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association. Our organization is composed of like-minded individuals from all segments of the sports turf industry, including but not limited to schools, parks, youth leagues, professional teams, and vendors. If you work with or are involved in maintaining athletic fields, then you might be interested in joining our sports turf association in Illinois.

When you join our organization, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with sports professionals and other people employed in the same industry as you. You’ll get to learn from the best of the best when it comes to maintaining turf or general grounds keeping. This results in well-groomed athletic fields that are exactly what’s needed to put those big games on sound footing. Safety, performance, and beauty are essential components of sports turf management.

We are here to support you. Let us help you advance in your career and better manage your sports field, as well as recognize your work. Our organization joins you with those who share common goals and concerns and provides you with resources to excel.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Claudia at illinoisstma@gmail.com

Field of the Year 2019

Are you thinking about applying for the ILSTMA Field of the Year Award?  Now is the time to start getting your paperwork and pictures together, so that you will be ready to apply for the award later in the year.  You may click on the Award page to read about the award or click here to see the application, eligibility and requirements.  Final deadline for applications to be received is December 31, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact the ILSTMA using the contact us tab above, and a member of our FOY committee will respond back to you.

Employment Opportunities

ILSTMA Executive Director Position

The Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director in 2020.  This position serves the ILSTMA Board of Directors by handling the administrative duties associated with the chapter.  Hours for the job vary throughout the year, but typically average 5-8 hours per week with more hours required around chapter events.  Attendance at 2-3 chapter-hosted events per year is required.  Those dates are established well in advance for planning purposes.  The main job duties are listed here and most can be performed from home on evenings and/or weekends.  The stipend for this position is paid on a twice per month basis, and ranges from $7,000 – $9,600 annually based on qualifications.  Those qualifications include experience with Microsoft Office, Word Press Format, and have great organizational and social skills.   Please send resumes to illinoisstma@gmail.com     Closing date to submit resumes:  11/01/19

The Park District of Oak Park sent us a notice of 2 job openings.  Click here to see more about these job opportunities and how to apply.

The Skokie Park District  just sent us a notice of 1 job opening.   Click here to see more about this job opportunity and how to apply.

Do you have a job opening you would like to post on our website?   If so, contact Claudia at illinoisstma@gmail.com with the job position, job description, and required candidate qualifications (in pdf format), as well as a link to apply.

The STMA 2020 Conference and Exhibition will be in West Palm Beach, Florida January 13-16, 2020.

You may want to consider attending the conference to learn about varied topics from great speakers and see the latest  products at the vendor exhibition.  The STMA accommodations link for 2 hotels near the exhibition hall and the registration link are now open.  More information is available on the stma.org website.  Contact the STMA if you have any questions.