Citizens Bank Park 2017 Grounds Crew Internship

Grounds Crew Internship
Contact Info
Name: 
Mike Boekholder
Title: 
The Phillies Head Groundskeeper
Fax: 
1 (215) 218-5470
Address: 
Citizens Bank Park
One Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
United States
Type: 
Internship
Degree: 
Degree Not Required
Deadline: 
Fri, 11/11/2016

2017 Summer Grounds  Internship Program

Looking for an interesting summer internship, one that allows you to get involved in all aspects of daily maintenance of a Major League playing field?  Consider joining the Philadelphia Phillies Grounds Crew!  Your summer will be spent helping maintain Citizens Bank Park!

 

Internship Benefits

►    Competitive wages w/ overtime
►    Limited number of interns (you’ll be one of two or three)
►    Assistance with locating housing is available.
►    Uniforms are provided – we supply you with everything from shirts and pants to shoes.
►    Meals during games are complementary.  On-site lunch is available daily.
►    Flexible start and finish dates – we encourage applicants that can work all season and fall

 

The Program
Interns can expect to work on all aspect of field care under the supervision of a first-class staff. From learning the proper way to repair a mound, to executing extra events such as concerts, to performing basic and advanced turf care practices, this internship covers it all!  Every intern will be involved in all day-to-day maintenance including pre-game field preparation, fertilizing, spraying, aerating, topdressing, infield grooming, mowing, and equipment maintenance.  You’ll be working out of one of the most state-of-the-art maintenance facilities in all of professional sports with some of the finest equipment available, all the while helping to care for the most northern Riviera bermudagrass surface in MLB, as well as a Kentucky Bluegrass infield!
This is truly an internship program, not just a summer job!  You will be provided with a detailed reference guide that outlines all aspects of field care throughout the summer.  You will have close, personal contact with the grounds staff at all times and will benefit from their years of experience and expertise.  You will also spend time working at the Phillies Urban Youth Complex, a four field youth sports facility located nearby the ballpark.  This program is open to current students of two and four year turf or horticulture/agriculture programs.

 


To Apply
Submit a current resume, cover letter and reference list (including contact phone numbers) to the address listed below.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016.  Please note that we will offer positions to qualified applicants as we receive them – we DO NOT wait until the closing of this position to begin our hiring process.

 

Mike Boekholder, Head Groundskeeper
The Phillies
One Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA  19148
mboekholder@phillies.com  or  (215) 218-5470 (fax)

 

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