Job Seekers !
WANTED: Anyone looking for a good… fun… outdoor summer job working in a baseball stadium! Must like long hours, working under a wide range of climates, Baseball experience not necessary, Gardening, horticulture, turf or grounds management a plus!!!!!
I hear it from a lot of people about how they want a job in baseball working in the front office. Anyone that is searching for a job in baseball should also consider a groundskeeping position Obviously, the more education you have as it relates to Agronomy, Horticulture or soils science will help to increase your value when a Head job comes up. I know many groundskeepers in professional baseball that have apprenticed and interned at parks with out a formal education. I have also had the privilege to work with a few very well educated sports turf professionals that have a hard time mowing a straight line. A lot of what happens on the field as it relates to groundskeeping is an art! I know of a couple front office job seekers have changed there degree and decided to move towards sports turf management and stadium operations.
The top traits/experience I look for when hiring someone is their work ethic, personality, team player, common sense, strong back and a drive to succeed regardless of the elements. Give me someone that possesses those skills and in a couple years he or she could be the head groundskeeper of a pro ball club.
If you have an interest in the profession check out some of the links I have to the right or send me a note. You never know you may be a natural!