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13 May, 2022

ASHBURTON RACEWAY:   Assistant Track & Facilities Manager:

Great opportunity for the right person to join our team.

  • Are you passionate about horse racing and track management?
  • Are you an experienced Groundsman or Track Manager looking to further your career?

We have an opening for an Assistant Track and Facilities Manager. This role will suit an experienced person who is passionate about the horse racing industry and track maintenance and is ready to take the next step to forward their career.

About the role:
As part of our team you will be responsible for managing and maintaining the highest standards of track and training surfaces and their surroundings to meet our high expectations. It's a "hands on" role, supported by a small but dedicated team and progressive management.

The success factors:

  • You will be passionate about horse racing.
  • Previous experience working with and managing turf and or all-weather track surfaces including experience operating a variety of maintenance and renovation equipment.
  • A strong work ethic, be self-driven, with a can-do attitude.
  • Have effective communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work autonomously and be a team player.

Here's what we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • A wealth of knowledge and experience within the company to support your professional development.
  • Opportunities for internal and external training.

New Zealand residency and a current full driver's licence are essential.

For a job description and to apply please email [email protected]

Applications close midday Monday May 23, 2022.


10 May, 2022

General Manager of Sponsorship and Marketing

A bit about Alexandra Park:

The Auckland Trotting Club Inc. is a 125-year-old club that operates a membership-based organisation, which owns and operates the premier venue of Harness Racing.  Our vision is to be the number one club and racing venue in the Australasian Harness Racing Industry as well as to be the destination of choice in Auckland for living, working and entertaining. We are a multifaceted organisation incorporating Gaming and Wagering, Hospitality/Events, Property rental and development and at the heart of this, our core business of Harness Racing.

About the role

We are seeking a General Manager of Sponsorship and Marketing to provide leadership and drive our vision and mission. This role will focus on Marketing and sales, and the generation of sponsorships to increase our profile and growth.  

You will understand brand value and customer satisfaction as the key contributor to exponential growth and you will work alongside the Directors to generate and develop new ideas; to bring them into full fruition in terms of profitable business growth.

The role is based in the company’s head office in Central Auckland, but some travel may be required.

Key to success in this role will be:

  • experience in the development and implementation of strategic growth initiatives to reach new markets and build on existing relationships.
  • You will have demonstrated experience in creating innovative strategies which have led to significant outcomes coupled with experience in delivering process improvement.
  • Your style will be collaborative and complemented by strong communication skills (ideally with media and public relations experience)
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective and high value working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Develop strong industry contacts within NZ and overseas (particularly Australia)
  • Supporting the Board to develop clear strategic plan for the club

Experience in the racing industry or related industries is advantageous as this role requires a passion for the sport of Harness Racing and a desire to see it flourish.

We have an attractive remuneration package for the right candidate.

If interested in this role, apply now or please contact Gellie Taylor (HR Manager) on 027 18000 185 for a confidential discussion.