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FACULTY MSD - Athletic Equipment Manager

Contractual Position

Recruitment #24-009009-0009


Anticipated opening for the 2024-2025 School Year.

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

Cooperation of responsibilities with Assistant Athletic Director for the Middle School athletic programs at the Columbia Campus. Responsibilities include preparing, maintaining, and inventorying athletic equipment and apparel. Serves as a secondary building manager during athletic practices and games and is responsible for ensuring that all facilities and grounds are prepared for each game, as well as ensuring that they are cleaned up after each event. Provides support as a scorekeeper and timer when needed, and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Columbia Campus.


Prepares, maintains, and inventorying the athletic equipment at the Columbia Campus;

Adjusts and repairs sports equipment;

Launders and maintains various types of athletic clothing;

Maintains inventory records and applies inventory control procedures;

Participates in appropriate professional development training and workshops;

Helps with the preparation of summer sports camps;

Provides equipment management and maintenance when sports are in sessions, including summer sports camps;

Makes periodic safety checks of the athletic facilities, when asked;

Provides support as needed, including driving, while traveling to and from away games and practices on Frederick Campus for some of the sports;

Assesses emergency and crisis situations, communicates with the Assistant Athletic Director for appropriate contacts and referrals, and provides interim emergency medical and other assistance until specialized assistance is available;

Maintains strict confidentiality of students, as well as school personnel information;

Follows written and oral instructions and

Performs other related duties assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director.


Education: High School diploma required.

Experience in working with Sports Management or related fields preferred.

Fluency in ASL, written English, and knowledge of Deaf community required.


Ability to obtain crowd manager certification;

Ability to learn emergency medical procedures;

Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification and

Skill in written English sufficient to permit fluent and accurate communication with students and parents/guardians who are not proficient in American Sign Language.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification are required to be proficient in American Sign Language and in written English.

2. Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.

3. Hold or obtain a valid driver license.

4. New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense. (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview. As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  The preferred method to receive additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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