College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Assistant Groundskeeper (seasonal, Feb.-Sept.)

Frederick Keys at Nymeo Field  |  Frederick, MD  |  Posted: Jan 31 2017

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Frederick Keys are looking for an Assistant Groundskeeper. This position is an integral part of the Frederick Keys.  The Assistant Groundskeeper will work hand-in-hand with the Head Groundskeeper to maintain one of the top playing surfaces in the Carolina League.  We are looking for someone with both prior experience and the desire to gain even more experience.  This is an opportunity to gain management experience and be involved in all aspects of maintaining the Nymeo Field playing surface.

Job Description
Assist in planning, supervising and executing the maintenance of Nymeo Field.  The Assistant Groundskeeper is a seasonal position which runs From February thru September.  The Assistant Groundskeeper is an important part of maintaining a state of the art playing surface. They will be involved in all on field maintenance including mowing, field marking, fertilization, irrigation, mound and plate repair, edging, skin maintenance, tarping, batting practice setup and breakdown, aerification, and set up for extra events that will be held at Nymeo Field.   The Assistant Groundskeeper will also be overseeing other grounds crew members including the Turf Intern and Game day Grounds Crew members.

Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium
Located in historic Frederick, Maryland, Nymeo Field at Harry Grove stadium was opened in 1990. The facility is home to the Frederick Keys, Carolina League affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.  A half million dollar field renovation was completed in the fall of 2006 installing Kentucky Bluegrass on a sand-capped field.  Frederick is located directly outside both Baltimore, MD and Washington DC.

Candidates must have prior turf experience along with a strong work ethic, a desire to learn and have working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields; the seeding, sodding and maintenance practices for sports field turfgrass; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners, herbicides and pest control methods and materials; and irrigation system, including, pumps and automatic controls. Candidates must be available to start in March and able to work throughout the entire season.  A degree in turf or a related field is preferred but quality of prior experience will be considered heavily if candidate has no formal education.  Candidate must be able to work long hours during the season including weekends and holidays.

Salary & Benefit Information:

commensurate with experience

Application Instructions:

Please send a résumé (with references) and a cover letter by email to Derek Trueblood at

Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Derek Trueblood
Phone: 301-815-9922

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