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Grounds Crew Intern

SUMMARY
The Worcester Red Sox Grounds Crew is seeking highly motivated and qualified intern candidates for the upcoming 2024 baseball season. Ideal applicants should be currently enrolled in a turf management program and interested in a career in the sports turf industry. The Worcester Red Sox Grounds Crew is responsible for the overall maintenance and care of the Polar Park playing field – home to the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Field Superintendent with professional daily field maintenance including clay and infield maintenance, mowing, edging, sodding, cultural practices, fertilizer and chemical applications, irrigation repair, and other duties as assigned.
  • Game Preparation including chalking, dragging, painting home plate and mound, assisting with watering of infield, adding conditioner when needed, and cleaning bases.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of workshop, equipment, warning track, bullpens, and field.
  • Assist with rain situations including pulling tarps; mound, home plate, and large infield tarp.
  • Assist with Batting Practice set up and tear down including putting down protective mats, staging all necessary screens, and assisting with large Batting Practice Cage.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year Turf Management program or related field
  • Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work long, nontraditional hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Physical stamina for an extensive number of steps each day
  • Tolerance to work outdoors in less-than-ideal weather conditions
  • Ability to carry 50+ lbs

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Background in athletic field maintenance or landscaping

CONTACT

  • Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and references to:

Elliot Linstrum
Field Superintendent – Worcester Red Sox
elinstrum@woosox.com

Ryan Lefler
Assistant Field Superintendent – Worcester Red Sox
rlefler@woosox.com

To apply for this job email your details to elinstrum@woosox.com