Position Overview: The Equipment Manager is responsible for managing all equipment-related duties pertaining to the Merrimack College Women’s Ice Hockey program. Duties include working on a daily basis with the routine responsibilities of the Merrimack College Women’s Ice Hockey program as they pertain to purchasing, ordering, laundry, maintenance and repair of athletic equipment & apparel, and inventory of athletic equipment, apparel, and uniforms. Other duties include operating laundry machines, assisting with distribution and fitting of equipment and apparel for student-athletes, assisting with equipment inspection and reconditioning, and assisting with supervision of student employees.
Daily practice set up (towels, jerseys, socks, laundry bags, sport drinks, water, etc.)
Pre-practice skate sharpening, equipment repairs, equipment modifications, and sewing
Pre-practice bench set up: water bottles, coaches board, tape, sticks, tires, etc.
All general housekeeping duties for the dressing room
Game day set up: home team dressing room, visitors dressing room, and referees room (in accordance with league rules)
In-season and Post-season inventory of all hockey equipment, supplies, etc.
Begin to develop contacts within the league for the purpose of becoming familiar with arena regulations and set up, and begin to “network” with equipment manufacturers reps and vendors
Develop a working budget for the following season based on end of season inventory
Keep and maintain effective and accurate records
Candidate must be willing and able to work nights, weekends, some holiday and be willing to travel with the team
Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of related experience within a collegiate hockey equipment room and/or professional hockey setting. Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external constituents. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. Candidate must also possess strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and the ability to work a non-standard work week.
Abilities and Skills:
Ability to skate sharpen Ability to make skate repairs (replacement, riveting, eyelets, punching, use of oven) Ability to sew Ability to make effective equipment modifications Ability to keep, maintain, and prepare effective and accurate records Ability to maintain effective relationships with management, league officials, facility representatives, the media, fellow employees, and the general public Proficient in Microsoft Office
To Apply: Please apply online with resume and cover letter.
About Merrimack College
Merrimack College is a selective, independent, co-educational institution with approximately 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students from 22 states and 20 countries. Merrimack's beautiful 220-acre campus is situated 25 minutes north of Boston in North Andover, Massachusetts.