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Groundskeeping Assistant - Internship

Indianapolis Indians
Indianapolis, IN
Internship: Internship
Job Title:  Grounds Internship
Status:  Internship
Reports To:  Director of Grounds
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Department:  Operations
Effective: March-May 2018
Job Summary:
Provide high level of support for the entire Indianapolis Indians Grounds Department.
Essential Functions:
  • Assist in daily aspects of the grounds operation
  • Specific duties shall include, but not be limited to:
  • Clay work including infield skin, mounds, homeplates, and warning track
  • Turf work including fertilizer and pesticide application, mowing, and edging
  • All cultural practices – mowing, aerification, irrigation, topdressing, slicing, deep tine, etc
  • Basic equipment maintenance
  • Irrigation scheduling and repair
  • Wear management
  • Tarp handling and weather situations
Other Duties:
  • Assist with all extra events which may include baseball events, softball games, football, corporate events, and concerts
  • Inventory management
  • Outside landscaping and irrigation repair
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a two or four-year turfgrass or horticultural program at the university level. Individual should have strong communication and people skills, a high attention to detail, and a tremendous desire to learn. Must be highly self-motivated. Baseball field maintenance background is preferred but NOT required
Skills & Abilities:
  • Honesty/confidentiality and strong attention to detail & accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a stressful environment
  • Ingenuity to take on or create new projects
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work up to 14 hours per day and up to 80 hours per week (in-season)
Dates: March 1, 2018– September 15, 2018 – Flexible based on school schedule
Hours: 40+ hours per week in addition to all home games
Compensation: $8.00 per hour. Intern earns an average between $2000 to $2300 per month for the season.Extra pay is also available for working extra events throughout the season
About the Indianapolis Indians:
The Indianapolis Indians are the professional Triple-A baseball club affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The organization’s mission is to provide Indians baseball at Victory Field as affordable and memorable family fun. The Indians play their home games at Victory Field, a 14,200-seat ballpark located in downtown Indianapolis and White River State Park. The venue opened in 1996 and has received numerous national accolades as one of the best minor league ballparks in the United States. In 2013 and 2016, the Indians led all of Minor League Baseball in overall attendance, while in 2014 and 2015 set Victory Field single-season attendance records. The team has been in continuous operation since 1902.

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