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Seasonal Groundskeeper

Position: The Somerset Patriots, the AA Affiliate of the NY Yankees, are hiring seasonal groundskeepers to help with maintaining the playing field and grounds at TD Bank Ballpark for the 2024 season. Candidates should have an interest in working in sports, be reliable, and enjoy working outside. No experience is necessary though candidates with prior grounds experience are preferred. We are willing to train candidates who are hardworking and motivated to learn.

Schedule: Employment runs from 3/18-10/25 and candidates must be available to work full-time hours during the season including nights, weekends, and some holidays. Non-game day hours are typically M-F 9am-5pm and game day hours use rotating shifts. Shift #1 is 9am-4pm and shift #2 is 4pm-11pm. Hours subject to change based on game schedule or weather conditions. Off days are scheduled when the team is away. Weekends without games or events are off and vacation time is permitted during the summer.

Job Description: Assist head groundskeeper with maintaining the playing field and grounds including dragging the infield and warning track, mound and home plate work, field painting, mowing, weeding, mulching, seeding, aerating, set up for batting practice / games, post-game field and dugout cleanup and other duties as assigned. Applicants must be willing to work in any weather condition and will assist with tarping the field during inclement weather. Training is provided on various grounds equipment including mowers, infield pro, utility vehicles, edgers, string trimmers, and leaf blowers.

Compensation: $15.13/hr. averaging 40 hrs./week

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 yrs or older and able to work full time hours
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, and able to learn quickly
  • Able to meet physical demands of job including bending, lifting, and running
  • Prior grounds experience or education preferred
  • Must reside within reasonable commuting distance of Bridgewater, NJ
  • Adherence to company handbook and MLB policies

To Apply: Send resume AND cover letter to Dan Purner, Head Groundskeeper at dpurner@somersetpatriots.com.

To apply for this job email your details to dpurner@somersetpatriots.com