Position: The Somerset Patriots are hiring a full time seasonal assistant groundskeeper to help with maintaining the field and grounds at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots are the new AA affiliate of the NY Yankees and the position offers the opportunity to learn how to manage a professional baseball field from spring green up to fall shut down as well as be involved with major ballpark upgrades to the field and facility. Applicants should have knowledge of grounds equipment use and proper turf maintenance practices. Ideal candidate should have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and have an interest in becoming a head groundskeeper. Candidates must live or have access to housing within reasonable commuting distance of the ballpark. No housing provided. Students in winter certificate programs can apply if they are able to work full time during the season. Applications can be submitted through the link provided or by emailing resume and cover letter to the head groundskeeper through the team's website.
Schedule: Employment runs from 3/15-11/19. Applicants should be willing to work long hours in various weather conditions. Must be available for all games / events scheduled including nights, weekends, and some holidays. Hours are typically 9am-5pm on non-game days and 9am-11pm on most game days. Off days are scheduled during the season when the team is away.
Job Description: Assist with all aspects of field / grounds maintenance including infield dirt and clay work, edging, field painting, mowing, tarp pulls, landscaping, seeding and fertilizer apps, sod repair, irrigation repair, set up for practice / games / special events, and other duties as assigned. Assistant will also help oversee game day staff, track grounds inventory, help prepare annual budget, and plan monthly field maintenance.
Compensation: Offers a competitive salary and is eligible for company benefits plan. Reimbursement is provided for approved continuing education classes, licenses, and association dues.
- Must be 18 yrs or older and able to meet physical demands of job
- 1-2 yrs experience in turf maintenance (prior baseball experience preferred)
- Completion of 2 or 4 yr turf program or similar degree required
- Adherence to company handbook and policies
- Must have housing in Bridgewater, NJ area at own expense