Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball

Facilities Intern - Summer 2024

The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge - Intern
Pigeon Forge · TN
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management

As a successful Facilities Intern, you will be responsible for assisting the Facilities team, under direction of the Facility Manager, with day-to-day operations and upkeep of the complex during Summer Programming at the Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge, TN. This is a paid Internship.  Internship Dates: May 2024 - August 2024


  • Learn the facility maintenance aspects of maintaining a premier youth baseball complex
  • Work with facilities employees staff and other interns to assist in cleaning, trash removal, filling of water coolers, field set-up, and various tasks essential to the operation of the complex
  • Learn to safely operate all machinery involved with grounds and field maintenance, including but not limited to:  tractors, UTVs, forklift, golf carts, etc.
  • Assist Facility Manager and learn the processes involved with the maintenance of six artificial turf playing fields
  • Inspect all structures and surfaces for player and fan safety, cleanliness, and overall appearance 
  • Identify issues in routine preventative maintenance in areas such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, irrigation, turf, landscaping, and paved surfaces
  • Convey and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times while providing extraordinary external and internal customer service
  • Absorb training and demonstrate the initiative, desire, and drive to help uphold the values established by the Ripken name and brand
  • Work with staff to achieve objectives effectively and efficiently while providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for participants
Required Experience

  • Recent graduate, or currently working towards a Bachelor's degree 
  • Interest in a career in Facilities or Grounds Maintenance
  • An outgoing, friendly personality and excellent communication skills, strong initiative, and high-energy
  • Strong detail-orientation, with ability to problem-solve
  • Good time-management skills
  • Valid drivers license
  • Ability to work from mid-February to mid May.  Work Schedule will vary; nights and weekends will be required based on business needs.  Start/end dates can be flexible around school schedule.
     Special Physical Requirements of the Job/Working Conditions: You may be required to lift up to 70 lbs., may be exposed to dust/dirt at the complex, and may be exposed to extreme hot temperatures.

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