St. Louis Cardinals
  • 19-Dec-2018 to 31-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Stadium Operations
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • VPSTOP - VP, Stadium Operations

Summary of Responsibilities:

The part-time seasonal Grounds Crew position assists full-time groundskeepers in performing duties as assigned by the Head or Assistant Head Groundskeeper. These duties include, but are not limited to, keeping and conditioning the general playing surface of Busch Stadium, operation of and minor maintenance of equipment, and such other duties not directly related to grounds keeping activities on a seasonal basis (typically March through October).Candidates must be available to work 40 hours or more per week from the beginning of March through the end of October or later.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Maintain, compact, condition, and moisture-manage pitching mounds, home plate, infield skin and warning track areas as directed.
  • Accomplish mowing and other cultural practices such as aeration and topdressing to produce a high quality natural grass playing surface.
  • Carefully operate equipment such as tractors, utility vehicles, sprayer, sand pro, edger, blower, and snow removal equipment.
  • Apply fertilizers and pest management products to the playing field under supervision.
  • Setup field for batting practice, games and other special events as necessary.
  • Clean and maintain field wall pads, bullpens, grounds crew maintenance area, break room, locker room and bathrooms.

Education and Experience Required for the Position:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • At least 2 years of experience in sports field maintenance.
  • Ability to lift, carry, and transport up to 50 lbs.
  • Available to work days, nights, holidays, weekends, and overtime if necessary.
  • Ability to work in a professional, team atmosphere.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and/or frequently deal with a rapidly changing work schedule and environment throughout shift.
  • Ability to move quickly and solve problems under unpredictable situations.
  • Ability to learn while on the job.
  • Ability to operate grounds equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Education and Experience Preferred for the Position:

  • Associates Degree or Higher in Turfgrass Management or applicable field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in sports field maintenance.
  • Experience operating tractors, reel mowers, rotary mowers, edgers, and utility vehicles.
  • Previous experience with techniques used in cool season turfgrass management, such as plant stress identification and chemical applications.
  • Experience handling field tarps.
  • Familiarity with techniques used in infield skin, home plate and pitching mound, and warning track maintenance.
  • Prior baseball field maintenance experience, such as mound and home plate repair, dragging infield skin areas, and painting lines.
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