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Job listing closed on 22 Mar 2024
9 Jan 2024

Wrigley Field Grounds Crew (Seasonal)

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, USA
1+ year exp.

JOB TITLE: Wrigley Field Grounds Crew (Seasonal)

DEPARTMENT: Facilities


REPORTS TO: Head Groundskeeper

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt


Our business is a team sport that began on a field with baseballs and bats and has evolved into one of the most recognizable brands in sports an entertainment through Cubs baseball and live events. Our success is driven by our people, who work in an engaging, collaborative, and inclusive environment. As a team, we continue to build a culture on and off the field that delivers unforgettable experiences for one another, our fans and community. In support of that effort, we expect associates to work primarily in our office. Are you ready to be part of it?


  • THE CHICAGO CUBS FRANCHISE is a charter member of Major League Baseball’s National League. Since 1876, the team has won the National League pennant 17 times and was the first team to win back-to-back World Series titles in the 1907 and 1908 seasons. In 2016, the Chicago Cubs made history again when the team won its first World Series in 108 years, ending the longest championship drought in North American sports. Known for its ivy-covered outfield walls, hand-operated scoreboard and famous Marquee sign, iconic Wrigley Field has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1914, making it the second oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.


The Grounds Crew plays a vital role in delivering best-in-class fan experiences to guests of Wrigley Field. The ideal candidate will be, energetic, engaging, passionate, personable, and welcoming. This person will assist in duties that relate to field preparation both pre- and post-game for the 2024 season.


  • Perform general baseball field maintenance which includes preparing, maintaining, and repairing all field, bullpen, mound, plate and warning track areas
  • Assist with batting practice set-up and tear down, infield tarp deployment and removal
  • Perform turf grass management including mowing, edging, sodding, aerating, topdressing, irrigation repairs as well as assisting with fertilizer and pest control applications
  • Responsible for cleanliness in batting cage areas, dugouts, etc.
  • Assist the Custodial Game Crew with trash and recycling removal from concourse areas during Cubs games and events
  • General equipment repair and maintenance
  • Various other duties as required


  • One year previous experience in all technical areas of baseball field maintenance, including the use of specialized turf equipment, mowing skills, mound and plate repair and turf grass replacement
  • Able to perform the following physical tasks: bend, squat, kneel, twist, climb flights of stairs, walk on uneven ground, walk/run up and down ramps, walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular and continuing basis and lift up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Demonstrated ability to address and resolve conflict including but not limited to verbal and physical tactics
  • Demonstrated verbal communication skills
  • Must have the ability to effectively adapt to work environment that is in constant change due to weather
  • Must be able to work nontraditional hours to include evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Ability to work the minimum number of events per season (50) including days, nights, and weekends
  • Must be available March to October
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older by Opening Day


  • A passion for The Cubs and its unique history
  • A positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team setting
  • Ability to work under stress

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.