Grounds Seasonal Associate, Omaha Storm Chasers/Union Omaha

The Grounds Associate assists with repairing and maintaining the Werner Park playing surface and its surrounding components as a safe, first-class baseball field by performing daily turf, dirt and water management; game preparation, and short and long-term maintenance planning. The seasonal associate will have the opportunity to learn dirt and turf maintenance on a 100,000 square foot, Kentucky Bluegrass, sand-based field. This is a seasonal position running from March to September. However, due to academic schedules for students enrolled in collegiate studies, we may accommodate work schedules. Associates are expected to work 40 or more hours per week.


  • Assist with the maintenance and repair of the playing field that includes, but is not limited to turf (mowing, edging, fertilizing, aerating, top-dressing, over-seeding, discovery/control of weeds, insects, and diseases) and dirt (infield skin, baselines, home plate, pitcher’s mound, bullpens, warning track) management
  • Assist with controlling the entire irrigation system including proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, repairing of leaking lines or valves, and winterization.
  • Assist with overseeing the preparation of the playing field for pre-game batting practice by setting up cage, screens, mats, and protective field covers
  • Oversee the preparation of the playing field for game use by grooming field, chalking base path foul lines, painting outfield foul lines, marking coaching boxes
  • Assist with managing all turf and landscaped areas in and outside the stadium grounds
  • Assist with infield tarp pulls
  • Assist with special events setup and snow removal, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a degree in Turf Management, Agronomy or related field preferred
  • Prior turf maintenance or grounds keeping experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner and keep in excellent working condition
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Regular and predictable attendance required
  • Ability and willingness to work varied and long hours including nights and weekends

Working Conditions:

This job is performed in a ballpark and therefore there is possible exposure to extreme weather conditions. This individual will operate heavy machinery and power tools. There is also exposure to chemicals on a regular basis. Applicants should be able to lift 50 lbs., and be able to endure working on their feet for extended periods of time.

Disclaimer: The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify: This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

1. Why do you want to work for the Omaha Storm Chasers?

2. Please describe your prior experience with turf groundskeeping.

3. What date are you available to start working?

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