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Grounds Crew with Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC in Chicago · IL

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
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ROLE
The Grounds Crew plays a vital role in delivering best-in-class fan experiences to guests of Wrigley Field. The ideal candidate will be, energetic, engaging, passionate, personable, and welcoming. This person will assist in duties that relate to field preparation both pre and post-game for the 2020 season

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform general baseball field maintenance which includes preparing, maintaining, and repairing all field, bullpen, mound, plate and warning track areas
  • Assist with batting practice set-up and tear down, infield tarp deployment and removal
  • Perform turf grass management including mowing, edging, sodding, aerating, topdressing, irrigation repairs as well as assisting with fertilizer and pest control applications
  • Responsible for cleanliness in batting cage areas, dugouts, etc.
  • Assist the Custodial Game Crew with trash and recycling removal from concourse areas during Cubs games and events
  • General equipment repair and maintenance
  • Various other duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • One year previous experience in all technical areas of baseball field maintenance, including the use of specialized turf equipment, mowing skills, mound and plate repair and turf grass replacement
  • Able to perform the following physical tasks: bend, squat, kneel, twist, climb flights of stairs, walk on uneven ground, walk/run up and down ramps, walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular and continuing basis and lift up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Demonstrated ability to address and resolve conflict including but not limited to verbal and physical tactics
  • Demonstrated verbal communication skills
  • Must have the ability to effectively adapt to work environment that is in constant change due to weather
  • Must be able to work nontraditional hours to include evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Ability to work the minimum number of events per season (50) including days, nights, and weekends
  • Must be available March to October
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older by Opening Day

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • A passion for The Cubs and its unique history
  • A positive attitude 
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team setting
  • Ability to work under stress

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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