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Facility Operations/Security: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
Assistant Head Groundskeeper - Corpus Christi Hooks (Corpus Christi, TX)

The Corpus Christi Hooks at Whataburger Field have a position opening for Assistant Head Groundskeeper. 

The Assistant Head Groundskeeper is responsible for assisting the Head Groundskeeper in the repairing and maintaining of the playing surface, bullpens, surrounding grounds, and outfield berm seating areas.  The Assistant Grounds Keeper works with the Whataburger Field Facilities team to maintain and repair on-field equipment such as wall pads, netting, BP equipment, and other associated on-field items.

The Assistant Head Groundskeeper reports directly to the Head Groundskeeper, and may also take direction from the Senior Director of Operations, General Manager and Team President.

Typical Duties/Job Requirements of this position:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of all maintenance on the playing surface.

  • Hands-on playing field maintenance, related to all groundskeeping tasks, including grading, nailing, floating, raking, rolling, dragging, and proper moisture management of the infield skin, mowing, watering, fertilizing, rolling, verticutting, grooming, brushing, and aerating the turf as directed by the Head Grounds Keeper.

  • Effectively maintain our grounds shop and fleet of turf equipment.  Maximize equipment life.

  • Effectively manage and collaborate all tarp pulls and weather situations for the Hooks.

  • Ensure playing surface and pitching mounds comply with all MiLB regulations.

  • Train, schedule, and supervise all part-time and seasonal Grounds staff members.  

  • Communicate clearly verbally and in writing on a continual basis to Head Grounds Keeper.

  • Assist in maintaining proper records of all field maintenance and equipment maintenance.

  • Comply with Texas Department of Agriculture laws for the application, handling, storing and recordkeeping of pesticides.

  • Comply with local environmental laws.

  • Maintain great relationships with the on-field and front-office staff.

  • Assist in the planning and execution of non-baseball events on the playing surface.

  • Provide knowledge on the front end of non-baseball events to help organization maximize revenue and minimize field expenses.

  • Assist in all major and minor field construction/renovation projects.

  • Oversee landscaper to ensure proper grooming for exterior of the stadium, parking lots and other grounds areas.

  • Oversee the little league field to ensure proper grooming of the playing surface and maintain a manicured field at all times.
  • Maintain a high energy level personally and in the grounds crew throughout the long baseball season .

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in grounds keeping in professional or college baseball.

  • Experience managing all facets of baseball field maintenance.

  • Self-starter with the ability to troubleshoot and work autonomously.

  • The candidate will have a proven successful communication history with coaches, field users, and front office staff.

  • Proven experience working with baseball players, coaches, and baseball administrators on a day-to-day basis.

  • Ability to lead a positive-thinking and professional looking/acting grounds team.

  • Ability to work safely for long hours during baseball season in a hands-on role.

  • Proven ability to deliver top-notch baseball playing conditions (especially infield skin) in all weather extremes.

  • Proven team builder.

  • Herbicide certification, Pesticide certification and/or sod installation experience is a plus.

Physical requirements of the job:

  • Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 60 lbs on a regular basis.

  • Ability to lift/move items weighing up to 75 lbs on an occasional basis.

  • Ability to use/operate typical groundskeeping hand tools, implements, and power tools on a regular basis, for long periods of time

  • Ability to work in a hands-on position in all weather extremes for extended periods of time.


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Facility Operations/Security: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
Summer 2017 Internship- Groundskeeping - Houston Astros (Houston, TX)

The Houston Astros Internships are intended for individuals with a strong desire to gain real-world work experience, as well as a desire to work hard and give their best. Learning potential is endless in these positions and interns get out of the experience what they put into it.  While primarily intended as an educational experience, these internships are paid.

Summary: 

The Groundskeeping intern will learn the ins and outs of field operations, turf management and the overall maintenance of the field and ballpark grounds ensuring the surface is game and camera-ready. This may include infield and home plate maintenance, maintaining infield moisture, fertilizer applications, aerification, topdressing and many other related duties. This intern will also assist with the maintenance of all equipment as well as help set up pre-game activities such as batting practice and other non-baseball needs. The selected intern should have interest in learning about or familiarization with field maintenance equipment, and must be a hard-working team player. This internship is ideal for Turf Management majors who intend to run their own field someday.

Preferred candidates are those currently enrolled or recently graduated from a 2-to-4 year turfgrass program from an accredited university. This individual should have strong communication skills, a high attention to detail and a tremendous desire to learn. Individuals should be very motivated and hard working. Baseball field experience is preferred but NOT required. Must be able to participate in game-time functions, including holidays, special events and must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Energetic and enthusiastic. • Outgoing, positive attitude and personality. • Must be a “team player.” • Interested in more than just working in a high profile environment. • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment. • Willing to offer ideas and suggestions. • Punctual and professional.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you speak any additional languages? If yes, please list.
2. You understand you are responsible for housing/transportation during the internship term?
3. Do you understand this internship is paid at $8/hour?


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Facility Operations/Security: Facility/Venue Management
Coordinator, Tour Department - Houston Astros Baseball Club (Houston, TX)

This position will be responsible for strategically managing all activities within the Tour Department (i.e. Tours, Education initiatives, birthday parties and specialty events) while maintaining a specific focus on developing new products and ideas to increase and maximize revenue.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Plan and coordinate guided tours of Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, that  

   inform our guests and create excitement for fans.

• Creatively market and actively promote the department to new audiences.

• Hire, develop, and manage a high-quality staff to lead guided tours of Minute Maid Park.

• Responsible for establishing budget and ensuring department operates within set budget.

• Develop department sales goals and objectives, generate new sales, and develop new business

   streams and sources.

• Complete sales negotiations to increase bookings; coordinate invoices and payments.

• Continue the growth of current tours and programs at Minute Maid Park by creating and

   implementing new programming to increase return on investment.

• Establish additional relationships with local schools and state education resources to activate and

   improve onsite educational tour curriculum and programs.

• Respond in a timely manner to calls, inquiries, and emails related to the above areas of responsibility

   and to general information requests as needed.

• Maintain and service existing accounts.

• Build and retrieve ticket links for distribution and sale with Tickets.com and MLBAM programming.

• Prepare and distribute contracts, reports, event sheets, special projects, and related material.

• Complete all aspects of event coordination for tour related activities.

• Provide superior customer service to clients and prospects.

• Develop and maintain strong working relationships within the office.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Entrepreneurial spirit with common sense AND highly energetic personality.

• HIGH level of demonstrated professionalism.

• Experience working with children IS REQUIRED!

• Flexibility to work long hours, evenings, and weekends. SCHEDULE WILL INCLUDE WORKING

   SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, AND HOLIDAYS.

• Proven sales experience preferred.

• Excellent event planning skills, superb eye for detail, cost conscious attitude.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects to extreme detail simultaneously and within

   deadlines.

• Ability to establish, develop, and maintain good working relationships with clients, sponsors, and staff

   members.

• Outgoing personality, maybe even “THEATRICAL”! True definition of a “Team Player”. Creative,

   Energetic, and proactive approach to work.

• Ability to memorize script material is a plus!

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Other languages a plus.

• Computer literate with knowledge of various computer programs. Ability to present creative material

   to graphics department in order to build Astros branded marketing material.

• Background in hospitality or management (hotel or event), event planner a plus.

• Ability to anticipate and make recommendations based upon the needs of clients.

• Any experience with Tickets.com programming a plus.

  EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree in hospitality management, marketing, sales, business administration or related field or 3 to 5 years of related experience.

  • 2-3 years’ experience in hospitality or special events environment; sports or entertainment experience preferred.

  • Must be able to demonstrate (by way of examples and/or experience) a high level of organization and special event management and resourcefulness.

  • Demonstrated quick learner with ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with and manage different personalities.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Strong writing and organizational skills.

  • Creative marketing and special events minded individual.

  • Strong and persuasive manager!

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • Ability to regularly stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle or feel, and climb stairs.

  • Position requires ability to walk long distances.

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, on occasion.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Position will work in an office and stadium environment. The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment.  Must be able to work in all types of outdoor weather conditions and within a stadium environment.


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Facility Operations/Security: Maintenance
Maintenance Technician - Stadium Operations - Houston Astros Baseball Club (Houston, TX)

The Houston Astros are adding to your Stadium Operations staff! We are looking for a dependable, skilled and friendly individual to help us maintain our beautiful facility. Our Maintenance Technician performs a variety of tasks related to construction, repair, engineering, maintenance, upkeep and safe operations of Minute Maid Park and related facilities.  Assists with field and facility conversions preparing for various events at Minute Maid Park.

 Essential Functions:

  • Completes routine and complex maintenance and/or repairs using hand tools and/or heavy duty equipment.  Painting, building maintenance and patchwork skills are essential.    
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves or positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds when preparing the field before, during or after a game or event.
  • Will assist with related maintenance, upkeep, improvement and safety projects throughout the ballpark and other related facilities, including offices, parking lots and other complex areas of the facility.
  • Completes individual tasks, responds to service requests, and maintains supplies and equipment.  Painting and patchwork skills are essential. 
  • Works on projects involving the construction, alteration, or modification of Minute Maid Park buildings and related facilities.
  • May inspect jobs and projects to ensure compliance and/or conformance with company standards, building and safety codes or engineering specifications.
  • May perform complex or difficult maintenance repairs and/or installations.
  • Assists other staff members in the servicing and repair of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • May perform periodic inspections of buildings and makes recommendations on needed repairs, installation, etc.
  • May assist with ordering and/or maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment.

 Qualifications: Required Competencies & Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of technical experience working as a maintenance or building technician and knowledge of HVAC systems including; boilers, chillers, air handlers as well as electrical and plumbing systems, controls and general construction.

CFM certification through IFMA or other related certifications a definite PLUS!

 Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Work will be performed in a stadium and office environment. 

·         Frequent heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.)

  • Frequent operation of various tools and machinery. 
  • Frequent standing and remaining on ones’ feet for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Raising and lowering of heavy objects and equipment, with and without assistance. 
  • Frequent carrying and/or transporting heavy objects, usually by hand, arm, or shoulder
  • Frequent pushing, pulling and exerting force to complete tasks and assignments.

 The Houston Astros plan to hire two new members to the Stadium Operations team. The shifts are 1:30pm – 11:30pm, 8 days on, then 6 days off. Work schedule could vary depending upon team schedule and special events schedule.  This non-exempt position is eligible for overtime pay.


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