Reporting to the Director of Field Operations, the Tarp Crew staff assists in all duties that directly relate to field preparation during Nationals home games, pre and post-game. This position is part time which requires staff to report 2 hours prior to the game and remain up to 1 hour post-game. Weather may offer opportunities for staff to work additional hours beyond their normal 6-hour shift. No prior experience is required. Employees can expect to work in adverse weather conditions and should be aware of those dangers prior to applying. This position does not receive any company-sponsored benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • During inclement weather, responsible for maintaining playing conditions and safely covering the field with the field tarp.

  • Batting practice set-up and breakdown.

  • Pre-game and post-game field preparations.

  • In-game duties as assigned.

  • Assist in maintaining a well-organized, clean, professional looking shop and break room area.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Ability to lift, carry, and transport up to 50 lbs.

  • Available to work days, nights, holidays, weekends, overtime if necessary.

  • Ability to work in a professional, team atmosphere.

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and/or frequently deal with a rapidly changing work schedule and environment throughout shift.

  • Move quickly under unpredictable situations.

  • Ability to learn while on-the-job.

  • Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Grounds: Groundskeeping employees perform most of their work outdoors in all kinds of weather. The job is not considered dangerous; however, groundskeeping employees working with tools and machines can be injured if they use them carelessly. As mentioned above, at times, we do work in adverse weather conditions and applicants should be aware of those potential dangers.

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.