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Grounds Crew Internship

Position: The Somerset Patriots, the AA Affiliate of the NY Yankees, are hiring summer interns to assist the grounds crew with maintaining the baseball field and grounds at TD Bank Ballpark for 2024. The internship runs May-August with a flexible start / end date for students. Ideal candidate should have an interest in sports turf management, be reliable, and enjoy working outside. No experience is necessary provided you are willing to learn and work hard. Applicants must be a current student or recent graduate of a turf management, sports management, or related program.

Job Description: Assist with all aspects of grounds maintenance including infield dirt and clay work, field painting, mowing, landscaping, aeration, seeding, set up for batting practice / games, post-game field and dugout cleanup and other duties as assigned. Training is provided on various grounds equipment including mowers, infield pro, edgers, trimmers, blowers, and utility vehicles. Interns must be able to work outside in any weather condition and will assist with tarping the field during inclement weather.

Schedule: Interns work both game and non-game days including nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the game schedule. Non-game day hours are typically M-F 9am-5pm and rotating shifts are used on game days. Shift #1 is 9am-4pm and shift #2 is 4pm-11pm. Hours can change based on game schedule and weather. Off days are scheduled when the team is away and weekends without games / events are off.

Compensation: $15.13/hr. plus college credit where applicable

Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be 18 yrs or older and able to meet physical demands of job
  • 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