Field Operations Assistant

The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and recently acquired by Diamond Baseball Holdings is seeking a highly motivated team player to join us as our Field Operations Assistant. The Field Operations Assistant will directly report to the Field Operations Manager and assist in all duties of maintaining a professional baseball field.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist in preparation of all events on the sand based, Kentucky Bluegrass Field.
  • Assist in maintaining the mound, plate, bullpens, infield area, turfgrass, and warning track within PDL compliance.
  • Set-up and tear down of team workouts and batting practice.
  • Set-up of field for games and repair of field during post-games.
  • Assist in all agronomic practices including mowing, aeration, verticutting, topdressing, watering, edging, and fertilization.
  • Assist in tarp cover and removal during rain situations.
  • Assist in irrigation scheduling, auditing, and repairs.
  • Hire, train, and schedule game-day staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year working at a Turfgrass/Grounds Management facility. Turf degree, Turf certificate, or interest in working towards one preferred.
  • Must be flexible to work long hours, often on weekends and holidays around a professional baseball schedule.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate grounds equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • The preferred applicant will be highly motivated, have a willingness to learn, have a high attention to detail, perform effectively under pressure, and have a professional appearance and demeanor.

To apply please send a resume and references to:

Aaron Smith
Manager, Field Operations

To apply for this job email your details to arsturf407@gmail.com