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Turf & Field Intern - Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship

Kansas City

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  • You need strong organizational, communication, and multitasking skills, turf management experience, physical abilities, and a professional attitude to excel in this Turf & Field Intern role at Sporting Kansas City.
  • You will assist in maintaining landscape/common areas, help with field repair, mowing, weed eating, irrigation repair, and gain knowledge of turfgrass practices at various SKC facilities. Represent SKC professionally and ensure a safe work environment.

Summer Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyKansas City

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. 

Requirements

  • 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.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Undergraduate
Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Kansas City