Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Security and Operations, the Facilities and Operations Intern will be the heart and soul of making everything click at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. The intern will assist with preparation for programming and baseball and softball events at the Youth Baseball Academy including Base programming, Hustle baseball and softball games, community events, high school baseball, college baseball and softball games and practices. The intern may be expected to provide day-of event assistance for baseball and softball games as well as some front office admin duties. The intern will assist with general repairs and maintenance of the facility. The ideal candidate will be someone who thrives balancing multiple variables and finding solutions to complex problems, all while having a positive attitude and charisma.
Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week, March – May
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists with daily maintenance of three synthetic turf baseball/softball fields.
Owns the facility appearance by completing repairs that are needed in the Academy building or on the field.
Follows the daily facility schedule to help maintain a high standard of cleanliness at the Academy.
Operates internal and external events at the Academy, including weekends on the occasional basis.
Observes and learns how to perform minor maintenance repair work including general facility/building repairs and maintenance (HVAC, electric and plumbing).
Collaborates with the Assistant Manager, Security and Operations to create facility maintenance routines and enforce policies, procedures and practices.
Monitors the safety and accessibility of the Academy.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Familiarity with synthetic turf field care a plus
Previous manual labor experience
Prior experience working with hand and power tools
Good communications skills (interpersonal, verbal, written)
Experience working in a child-friendly environment
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
Arrive on time and be a proactive member of the operations team
Enjoy your work and have fun doing so
Show your strengths and your desire to succeed
Face adversity and overcome it
Leave the Academy with an impact
Office: Working conditions are normally outside with some in office duties. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
Special Events: Duties require intern to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances, climb up/down stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit and must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
About the Academy:
Every professional sports team plays an important role in the civic fabric of its community – authentically knitting together a diverse citizenry in allegiance to a shared fandom. The Washington Nationals are committed to leveraging its powerful, unifying, and highly visible brand to galvanize community engagement that delivers impact greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Washington Nationals Philanthropies (WNP) is the official charitable arm of the Washington Nationals. Its mission is to champion opportunities for all residents of the Greater Washington region to thrive by inspiring investment in the community. The organization delivers on this commitment by spurring investment in community-based programs that address the disparity of opportunity for residents of the region across a variety of needs.
Since 2007, the foundation has issued over $6.4 million in grants to local organizations. Through it signature program, the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, the organization operates year round holistic youth development and baseball instruction activities. Since 2013, the organization has invested $37 million for facility construction and annual programming through the Academy.
The Academy is a year-round educational and athletic facility – designed to invest in the untapped potential of mostly Ward 7 and 8 youth in DC – with a mission of using baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health. As the signature program of WNP, a full-time team dedicated to program implementation and facilities works on site and receives support from colleagues with a full enterprise purview, such as marketing, development, finance, and operations.
All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.