Turf & Field Intern - Summer 2024

  • Sporting Kansas City
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
  • 31 Mar, 2024
Intern Groundsman Maintenance MLS

Job Description

The Turf & Field Operations Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City.  Sporting Kansas City’s collaborative environment full of learning opportunities is designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths, and reach their fullest potential. 
 
Sporting Kansas City internships allow students or recent graduates to hold a temporary position within the organization, with emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in their field of specialization by doing a variety of tasks as assigned by their Team Lead. The intern will gain hands-on experience working with the Turf & Field Operations Team in providing safe and aesthetically pleasing fields through timely agronomic planning. 
 
This intern must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Turf Management or related field, or must have recently achieved their Bachelor’s Degree in one of the previous fields.  

Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.  All associates are expected to positively collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply.  
 

 
Essential Functions 
  • Assist in the maintenance of landscape/common areas outside facilities when available.  
  • Assists the Turf Team in various duties ranging from field repair, mowing, work on synthetic fields, weed eating/trimming, irrigation repair, also working with the crew to gain knowledge of turfgrass practices. 
  • Ability to help at all SKC facilities including Children’s Mercy Park, Compass Minerals National Performance Center, Central Bank Sporting Facility, Swope Soccer Village 
  • Ability to work possible home matches. 
  • Ability to create and maintain a safe work environment compliant with governing state and federal authorities.  
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times. 
 
 
Personal Attributes 
  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent multitasking abilities while maintaining a strong attention to detail.  
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and talent for accuracy and precision. 
  • Professional appearance and attitude, as well as the ability to work with others. 
 
 
Skills and Experience 
  • Bachelors/In school for Turf Management or related field preferred. 
  • Previous experience operating sports turf equipment.  
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar. 
 
Physical Abilities  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 
 
  • Required to sit, stand and walk. 
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. 
  • Reach with hands and arms. 
  • Required to talk and hear consistently. 
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls. 
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary.  
  • Role will be performed mainly outdoors in various weather conditions, including frequent exposure to the sun and heat.  
  • Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, as well as toxic and caustic chemicals.  

 

 

Job Questions:

  1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?

  2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays as necessary to perform the functions of the role?