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Seasonal Assistant Groundskeeper

The Frederick Keys are looking for a Seasonal Assistant Groundskeeper for the upcoming 2024 MLB DRAFT LEAGUE. The Assistant Groundskeeper will work hand-in-hand with the Head Groundskeeper to maintain a top playing field. We are looking for someone with both prior experience and the desire to gain even more experience. This is an opportunity to gain management experience and be involved in all aspects of maintaining the Harry Grove Stadium playing surface.

Job Description
Assist in planning, supervising and executing the maintenance of Harry Grove Stadium. The Assistant Groundskeeper is a seasonal position from April 1 to the end of September. The Assistant Groundskeeper is an important part of maintaining a state of the art playing surface. They will be involved in all on field maintenance including mowing, field marking, fertilization, irrigation, mound and plate repair, edging, skin maintenance, tarping, batting practice setup, aerification, and set up for extra events that will be held at Harry Grove Stadium. The Assistant Groundskeeper will also be overseeing other grounds crew members including the Turf Intern and Gameday Grounds Crew members.

Harry Grove Stadium
Located in historic Frederick, Maryland, Harry Grove stadium was opened in 1990. A field renovation was completed in the fall of 2022 installing Kentucky Bluegrass on a sand-capped field. We also won fields of the year with the Atlantic League. Frederick is located directly outside both Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.

Requirements

  • Candidates have prior Turf experience along with a strong work ethic, a desire to learn and have working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields; the seeding, sodding and maintenance practices for sports field turf grass; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners, and materials; and irrigation system, including, pumps and automatic controls.
  • A degree in turf or a related field is preferred but quality of prior experience will be considered heavily if candidate has no formal education.
  • Candidate must be able to work long hours, 40game schedule plus 25 outside events on the field during the season including weekends and holidays.

Compensation – Salary $3,750 month. Meals are provided during game days.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

To apply for this job email your details to mdunn@frederickkeys.com