Seasonal Groundskeeper

Job Title:  Seasonal Grounds Crew
Department:  Ballpark Operations
Reports To:  Head Groundskeeper
Status:  Seasonal, January through October

The Position:
The Seattle Mariners are seeking qualified individuals for the upcoming 2020 baseball season as seasonal Grounds Crew. Opening in 1999, T-Mobile Park has been the home for the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club and a wide range of non-baseball events. This position is a great opportunity for an individual who is eager to learn all facets of maintaining the playing surface, at T-Mobile Park, at the highest level throughout the duration of a season. A strong ability to work well with co-workers and supervisors in a team environment is expected. This position has a start date as early as the middle of January and may end as late as the end of October. Any applicants with a Turf Management Degree or currently in process to obtain such a degree will receive additional attention.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with cultural practices to the playing field: mowing, aeration, topdressing, sodding, edging, etc.
  • Assist with fertilizer calibrations to efficiently apply foliar and granular products to the field.
  • Maintain all dirt areas to MLB Specifications: Game mound, home plate, bullpen mounds, infield dirt, baselines, and warning track.
  • Assist in field painting: foul lines, coaches’ boxes, logos, etc.
  • Maintain a well-organized, clean shop as well as maintain all field equipment.
  • Maintain all exterior flowers: includes watering, fertilizing, and weed control.
  • Assist with a wide-range of non-baseball events on field throughout the year.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ability to lift, carry and transport up to 50 lbs. Available to work flexible hour including days, nights, holiday and weekends all in a timely manner.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with employees while adapting to new ideas and techniques.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and/or frequently deal with a rapidly changing work schedule and environment throughout the day.

A resume accompanied by a cover letter, which relates applicant’s qualifications and experience to those stated for the position should be sent to:

Bob Christofferson
Head Groundskeeper
PO Box 4100
Seattle, WA 98194

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