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Grounds Internship

  • Internship
  • Houston, TX
  • $ 2,000/month

The Grounds Internship is intended to provide individuals with an extension of their experience/studies in primarily Athletic Grounds (Turfgrass Management), as well as, gaining experience in Facilities and Event Management Operations. This position will be responsible for overall maintenance of Division I playing surfaces, surrounding areas, etc. This experience will prepare the individual for a position as Head Groundskeeper, Assistant Groundskeeper, Athletic Facilities Management and Athletic Event Management and other related positions.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in all aspects of Athletic Field Maintenance including mowing, fertilizing, edging, string trimming, hand work (mound patching, etc.)
  • Assist with Game Days – set up and breakdown of field and facility, on-field maintenance, event management.
  • Assist with private events i.e. Summer Camps, External Events, and Youth Games etc.
  • Assisting customer’s questions, comments and concerns
  • Assisting in Event clean-up
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED

  • High School Diploma
  • Desire or enrollment in Turfgrass career/program
  • Organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage changing demands
  • Must be able to work nights, evenings, and weekends
  • Ability to successfully diffuse, manage and resolve conflict situations
  • Successful experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to enhance innovation and new ideas with all team members
  • Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with all team members and customers
  • Knowledge of OSEH Safety Programs

PREFERRED

  • Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree program (Turfgrass Management or related field preferred but not required)
  • Prior experience in Professional or Division I athletic fields, grounds, or related experience (preferred but not required)
  • Experience working within a Professional/Division I University environment
  • Knowledge of NCAA and American Athletic Conference Compliance rules.

To apply for this job email your details to bfinn@central.uh.edu