Groundskeeper Assistant (Internship)


Groundskeeper Assistant (Internship)

Position Summary

This seasonal position will assist with grounds maintenance for Atlanta United’s 33-acre Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, which includes three (3) Tifway 419 bermudagrass pitches and three (3) synthetic FieldTurf pitches.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Mow fields, edge and weed eat surrounding landscape.
  • Apply fertilizer and pesticides to fields and landscape.
  • Paint, set-up fields for practices.
  • Aerate, top-dress, and verti-cut fields.
  • Maintain and operate irrigation system for entire complex.
  • Maintain synthetic turf practice field.
  • Assist with the upkeep of 33-acre complex in addition to fields.
  • Service and repair turf equipment and hand tools.
  • Assist with projects outside of grounds duties when necessary; i.e., facility maintenance/repairs.

​Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High school diploma; currently enrolled or recently graduated from turf program or related field.
  • Work experience in sports turf management.
  • Valid credentials needed to perform job duties, including valid driver’s license.
  • Availability to be on-call and to work long hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as deemed necessary by Atlanta United.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.

Required Skills

  • Operation of standard grounds equipment.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision when needed.
  • Desire to learn sports turf industry
  • Physical Requirements
    • Occasionally       0% – 33%
    • Frequently          34% – 66%
    • Constantly          67% – 100%
  • Standing:  C
  • Walking:  C
  • Using hands:  C
  • Using vision (close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, adjusting focus):  C
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds:  C
  • Climbing or balancing:  F
  • Stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling:  F
  • Talking or hearing:  F
  • Lifting more than 25 pounds:  O
  • Sitting:  O

About Us

AMB Sports & Entertainment is a subsidiary of AMB Group LLC, and is comprised of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta United

Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season of existence, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998. During its inaugural season, Atlanta also became just the fourth team in league history to qualify for MLS Cup Playoffs in its first year. The club has set multiple league records including season tickets sales (36,000-plus), single-game attendance (72,243), single-season average (53,002) and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by one of the city’s most influential businessmen and philanthropists, Arthur M. Blank, and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football club and member of the National Football League (NFL).  The team’s headquarters and practice facility are located on a 50-acre site in Flowery Branch, Georgia.  The Falcons’ NFL expansion franchise was awarded in 1965 and acquired by current owner Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot, in 2002.  Under Blank’s leadership, the Falcons have become one of the League’s premier teams on and off the field.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United and opened for its first events in August 2017.  The stadium is also host of numerous other sports and entertainment events. The multi-purpose venue  features flexible capacity that can expand to up to 83,000 seats; a retractable roof structure inspired by the oculus in the ancient Rome Pantheon; views of the Atlanta skyline; a 360-degree HD video halo board that, at nearly six stories tall and 1,100 linear feet in diameter, is  the largest in the NFL and the world; an exterior fan plaza that provides fans with pre- and post-game entertainment; and a host of bars, restaurants and unique gathering destinations   offering fans an unparalleled  game day experience.  Mercedes-Benz Stadium is part of AMB Sports & Entertainment, which also includes the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.


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