Clubhouse Manager Internship - Summer 2021 with Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball in Kalamazoo · MI

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Internship Objective: 
The Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Bombers are offering an opportunity for current college level students looking to gain real world Clubhouse Management experience to position themselves for a career in the sports industry upon graduation.

About the Organizations: 
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a 2014 Northwoods League expansion team beginning their Eighth season of play in 2021. The Growlers continue the rich history of baseball in Kalamazoo, carrying on the tradition of the Kalamazoo Kodiaks and Kalamazoo Kings. Homer Stryker Field, a 3,085 seat park located in Kalamazoo’s Mayors Riverfront Park is the home field of the Growlers. The Kalamazoo Growlers also run and operate the Battle Creek Bombers. The Battle Creek Bombers return for their 14th season in the prestigious Northwoods League. The Bombers, 2011 Summer Collegiate World Series Champions, play in historic C.O. Brown Stadium, a 2,267 seat facility located in the heart of Battle Creek, Michigan.
The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across North America. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America.  Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before thousands of fans.

Start Date: On or near the start of summer (May 10)
End Date: On or near the end of summer (August 20)
Academic Qualifications: Declared major or minor in Sport Management
(Other majors will be considered including, but not limited to: Journalism, Marketing, and Business)

Description of Responsibilities: The majority of the time, the clubhouse provides the focal point of a baseball club. It often determines the way a player develops and the level of success he has both on and off the field. A well managed clubhouse offers a multi-functional facility, from providing a meeting room to acting as a second home to the players. Over the past few seasons the prospective outlook on the clubhouse manager position has changed. It is a vital role of the clubhouse manager to provide maximum customer service to players, coaches, team personnel, umpires, league officials, and special entertainment acts such as the mascot. (MiLB)
The following is a list of responsibilities of the Clubhouse Manager. Responsibilities are not limited to this list.
Pre-Season Clubhouse Responsibilities:
  • Equipment inventory
  • Uniform inventory
  • Cleaning & organization (coach locker room, player locker room, umpire locker room, bathrooms, showers, laundry room, washers, dryers, dugouts, batting cage area)
  • Distribute equipment and uniforms to each player & keep records of items distributed

Game Day Responsibilities: 
  • Laundry: Home & Visiting team (personals, uniforms, towels)
  • Clubhouse Cleaning: Home & Visiting team (tables, garbage cans, dugouts, water/Gatorade jugs, coach office) (cleaning crew will clean bathrooms, showers, and locker room floors)
  • Equipment: Issue any necessary equipment to players (keep records), bring umpires game balls, fill water coolers for both teams (equipment inventory sheets will be provided and should be filled out for any equipment given to players. Sheets should be kept on file for future reference.)
  • Food: Home, Visiting, & Umpires: It is the clubhouse manager’s responsibility to pick up post game meal from a pre-determined sponsor for the home & visiting team. Post game meal for the umpires is from the concession stand and should be ready in their locker room before the end of the game

Post Game Responsibilities:
  • General cleaning of both locker rooms
  • Take both team and umpire meals to locker rooms or pre-determined eating location
  • Collect laundry (uniforms & towels) from both locker rooms and begin for following day
  • Equipment pickup and storage
  • Any other request made by front office personnel

Post Season Responsibilities:
  • Collect equipment and complete inventory of collected items
  • Collect uniforms and complete inventory of collected items
  • Cleaning & organization (coach locker room, player locker room, umpire locker room, bathrooms, showers, laundry room, washers, dryers, dugouts, batting cage area)

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including correct grammatical usage
  • Organized, motivated, and able to work independently
  • Team-leadership and adaptability
  • Ambitious and self-initiated
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and work in a fast paced environment

Compensation: Unpaid Internship. Some Meals Provided. Limited housing available on a first come - first served basis. 
 Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective required.
Team Locations: 
Kalamazoo Growlers: Homer Stryker Field
Battle Creek Bombers: C.O. Brown Stadium

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