Grounds Seasonal Associate

Job Description

The Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are seeking qualified individuals to join the grounds crew as Grounds Seasonal Associates for the 2020 season.  The position will report directly to the Head Groundskeeper and assist with maintaining Werner Park and its surrounding components as a safe, first-class baseball and soccer facility.  Werner Park will play home to the Omaha Storm Chasers and USL League 1 Union Omaha Soccer Club.  This position will assist with baseball to soccer conversions and maintaining both the baseball and soccer field. This is a great opportunity to start your sports turf management career or to further your career by being a member of the crew maintaining Werner Park for 2 different sporting events.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the maintenance and repair of the playing field that includes, but is not limited to turf (mowing, edging, fertilizing, aerating, top-dressing, over-seeding, discovery/control of weeds, insects, and diseases) and dirt (infield skin, baselines, home plate, pitcher’s mound, bullpens, warning track) management
  • Assist with controlling the entire irrigation system including proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, repairing of leaking lines or valves, and internalization.
  • Assist with overseeing the preparation of the playing field for pre-game batting practice by setting up cage, screens, mats, and protective field covers
  • Oversee the preparation of the playing field for game use by grooming field, chalking base path foul lines, painting outfield foul lines, marking coaching boxes
  • Assist with baseball – soccer flips for Union Omaha matches
  • Assist with managing all turf and landscaped areas in and outside the stadium grounds
  • Assist with infield tarp pulls
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a degree in Turf Management, Agronomy or related field preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive for organizational business
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner and keep in excellent working condition
  • Regular and predictable attendance required
  • Ability and willingness to work varied and long hours including nights and weekends
  • Having a good attitude and desire to learn is also important

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