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2020 Summer Field Maintenance & Grounds Work Intern with Midwest Sports Productions in Shawnee · KS

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Midwest Sports Productions is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team who is ready to help us successfully create and execute our more than 150 tournaments. Field maintenance and grounds work can change depending on the weather leading up to and the day of the game. Without the fields being prepped, lined and ready to play, we cannot run our tournaments. 

Our team is a fun-loving, energized and dynamic group at the heart of Midwest Sports   Productions' world class events. Our goal is to drive excitement, win new customers, introduce existing customers to new and exciting experiences and make an impact on the communities in which we run our tournaments. 
 
 Each mission and execution is different and is catered to the audience at hand: be it providing the energy needed in the office, igniting the coolest youth sports event in town, visiting a club team just to say thanks for 'playing MSP,' a special guest of ours about to perform or supporting a team that's in need.  We make sure that every MSP family member we engage with gets a special interaction, giving them that little something extra when they need it most and creating a whole new level of energetic feel before, during and after MSP events.
 
Our Fields Maintenance and Grounds Work Intern will assist in all aspects of preparing the fields for tournaments. This includes, but is not limited to dragging and chalking fields, changing mounds, placing “turface” on fields, pumping water off fields, setting up and tearing down at events. 
 
In addition to field maintenance and grounds work projects, you may also have the opportunity to work in other services such as logistics, warehouse and game day operations as needed. 

 Time Period
This is an Unpaid Internship. Internship will span over a semester of college and involves about 600 hours (Can be flexible based on needs)
 
Hours 
As our tournaments take place on the weekends, days will vary each week. The majority of the hours will be worked on Saturday and Sunday with possible office/shop time during the week.  Weekend hours will be early in the morning or late in the evening depending on the weekend and the weather forecast. There is the potential of partnering with a local parks and recreation department to shadow once a week as they prep fields for play. 

 Professional Requirements
 
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a relevant major, such as Sports Management, horticulture, field maintenance, etc.   
Personal Requirements 
  • Punctual and self-motivating 
  • Must be comfortable working independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Excellent verbal/communication 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Attention to detail 

Attire
  • Seasonal, outdoor attire 

Job Description
  • Assist with chalking lines on the field
  • Assist with blowing/removing standing water off fields when necessary
  • Assist with maintenance of batter boxes in between games
  • Assist with mound changes 
  • Assist with putting down “turface” when necessary
  • Assist with park cleanliness including trash and bathroom clean up

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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  2. Will you have a place to stay in Kansas City?

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