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Turf & Field Operations Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Kansas City
  • Quick Apply


  • 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.


  • 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.


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Sporting Kansas City is proud to be the only professional sports organization in Kansas City with local ownership. The team's parent organization, Sporting Club, consists of the following five entrepreneurs in the Kansas City business community: The Patterson Family, Cliff Illig, Robb Heineman, Greg Maday and Pat Curran. Sporting Kansas City is a charter member of Major League Soccer and plays at state-of-the-art Sporting Park, which opened in June 2011 as one of the best stadiums of its size in the world.