Head Groundskeeper

The Long Island Ducks, all-time attendance leaders in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, have an immediate opening for the position of Head Groundskeeper. The Head Groundskeeper is responsible for the overall upkeep and maintenance of the Bethpage Ballpark playing field, home of the Long Island Ducks Professional Baseball Team. The head groundskeeper will provide a field that complies with the specifications for a safe, aesthetically pleasing playing surface as set forth by The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and the Long Island Ducks. This position reports directly to the team President/GM.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all field preparations, including but not limited to turf management, fertilization, edging, base area, home plate and mound preparation, warning track maintenance, and infield surface maintenance.
  •  Prepare the playing field for practice on game days and facilitate the set-up and breakdown of all equipment, including batting cage, screens, turf mats to achieve the daily practice and pre-game schedule.
  • Prepare the field in a high quality and efficient manner for all other non-Ducks events (camps, clinics, outside events) that involve the field of play.
  • Oversee all tarp placement and post-game field and turf maintenance as necessary and monitor weather conditions to protect the field as needed in cooperation with team President/GM.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all high quality equipment in order to extend the useful life minimize repair and replacement costs.
  • Prepare and perform off-season field maintenance and stadium program.
  • Assist the Stadium Operations Manager with various stadium operation duties related to the upkeep of ballpark in offseason.
  • Serve as liaison with the County of Suffolk Department of Public Works on items related to the playing field.
  • Work with a diverse vendor group to ensure fairest pricing for quality field products while keeping purchases within budget guidelines.
  • Recruit, train and supervise part-time game day field maintenance personnel. (Assistant for 2019 already hired).
  • Other duties as assigned by the President/General Manager

Ideal candidate will have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Field/Turf Management or a related field and previous experience maintaining a baseball field. Position to be filled immediately. Competitive salary/benefits.

To apply for this job email your details to mpfaff@liducks.com