Head Groundskeeper

  Sports Facility
  Central Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 12/02/19



Job Summary



JOB DESCRIPTION: Including – but not limited to – the following activities:

  • Manage the playing surface by mowing, edging and fertilizing grassed playing surface areas, maintenance of the skinned surfaces, repair game mound and home plate along with bullpen mounds, tarping, top dressing of field, disease diagnosis, and aerating the field.

  • Maintain a safe playing surface for the players, coaches, and umpires. Abide by the Major League Baseball and Midwest League official playing rules as it pertains to field preparation and field layout and design.

  • Set irrigation programs to run and water the field, fixing any breaks or leaks in the irrigation system.

  • Maintain grassed areas outside the playing surface – yet inside the confines of the stadium. Maintain a professional look of these areas by mowing, trimming and edging grassed areas. Spray weeds in or around the stadium when necessary.

  • Maintain indoor mounds and keep batting cages clean for year round use

  • Prepare field for games and batting practice by communicating with coaches and staff for setup and tear down. And maintaining the field before and after games. Get the field ready for any high school, college games and any other events held on the field.

  • Supervise and schedule game day staff. Train staff to properly use and maintain equipment in a safe manner.

  • Assist in overall operation of ballclub – assisting other staff members when needed.



JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 or 4 year degree in horticulture, turf grass science, or related field or comparable experience in the turf industry.

  • Must be able to work and communicate well with others including: front office staff, coaching staffs, players, and umpires

  • Ability to work long hours including weekends and holidays for LumberKings games and non-LumberKings events including: high school and college baseball games and any off-day stadium events.

 

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.


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