Grounds Internship

Grounds Spring Training Internship – Baltimore Orioles Spring Training, Sarasota, FL

Preferred dates: January 3rd – March 31st

This is a paid internship, with the opportunity to earn college credit. Approximately 45-50 hours a week January-Mid February, 70 hours a week during Spring Training (Mid February-March 31).

The ideal candidate is interested in a career in professional sports with an emphasis in Turf, Grounds, Landscape, Irrigation and Operations and is a current student or recent graduate of 2 or 4-year turf program.

Duties: Assists with the day-to-day maintenance tasks of baseball fields, common areas and facility grounds at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neill Baseball Complex for spring events including spring training games, practices, camps, and special events including, but not limited to:

  • Field set up and preparation for spring training camps and games including dragging infield skins, mound and homeplate preparation, clay moisture management, field lining
  • Infield skin maintenance techniques such as nail dragging, rolling, conditioner applications, edging
  • Mound and home plate repair and maintenance
  • Painting of Orioles logo and foul lines
  • Maintaining all landscaped areas including plants, trees, and shrubs through pruning, mulching, trimming, pesticide and fertilizer applications
  • Turf maintenance tasks including but not limited to mowing, edging, raking, weeding, and trimming
  • Operation of hand and power tools to complete necessary tasks
  • Weather forecasting and impacts on field, practices, camps and games. Assist with tarp as necessary
  • Fertilizing and pesticide applications
  • Irrigation maintenance and repair
  • Perform cultural practices such as aerifying, verticutting, and topdressing
  • Inspect, clean, and help maintain equipment to ensure safe and proper operating conditions
  • Must be able to consistently lift up tp 50 lbs., occasionally up to 100 lbs.
  • Works outdoors in adverse conditions

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • Recent graduate or current enrollment in 2 or 4 year turf program
  • Experience in turf, landscape, or golf preferred, but not required
  • Must be reliable, punctual, courteous, have good listening and multi-tasking skills

To Apply:

Qualified candidates must submit a resume to dwolcott@orioles.com no later than Friday, November 4th at 5pm.

To apply for this job email your details to dwolcott@orioles.com