Head Grounds Keeper

  Pro Independent Baseball Team
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 03/08/21

Job Summary

The Head Groundskeeper is responsible for the overall upkeep and maintenance of the playing surface and providing a field that complies with the specifications, high quality and safety standards, set forth by the Frontier League and the the baseball team.


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute all field and bullpen operations including, but not limited to, turf management, fertilization, edging, base area, home plate and mound preparation, warning track maintenance, and infield surface maintenance. 
  • Prepare the field in a high quality and efficient manner in order to effectively facilitate the daily practice, pre-game and in-game schedule. 

  • Oversee all tarp usage and post-game field and turf maintenance as necessary and monitor weather conditions to protect the field as needed. 
  • Operate and maintain all grounds equipment in order to extend its useful life while minimizing repair and replacement costs.

  • Prepare and perform off-season field maintenance and establish stadium program. 

  • Assist the Operations Manager and General Manager with various operational duties related to the upkeep of ballpark on an as-needed basis. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager or General Manager. 

 
Qualification:

  • Ideal candidate will have an Associates or bachelor’s degree in Field/Turf Management or a related field and previous experience maintaining a baseball field or similar sports venue field. 

  • Have the ability to operate athletic field / grounds management related equipment. 

  • Ability to work flexible and/or unscheduled hours.

  • Experience managing staff is preferred. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet established goals and objectives. 

  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities. 

  • Ability to maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment. 

  • Physical requirement (lifting 50 pounds many times per day, standing, squatting, and bending for long periods) 

  • Pesticide application licenses a plus. 

 
 


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