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Job listing closed on 26 Mar 2024
21 Mar 2024

Trainee - Player Development

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Columbia, SC, USA
Part Time
0+ years exp.

Job Title: Trainee – Player Development

Job Summary: The Kansas City Royals are seeking multiple individuals to work closely with the

coaching staff at each of our minor league affiliates. Associates will be asked to operate and implement all video and baseball technology and oversee the collection of video and data at their respective affiliates. All positions will start during Minor League Spring Training and end upon the conclusion of their respective Minor League season, with the potential of extending into Instructional League. This role is intended to serve as an entry-level position to provide experience and exposure to all aspects of player development.

Position Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of all video and baseball technology (BATS, Hawkeye, Edgertronic, TrackMan, etc.)
  • Setup, record, chart, and upload all game and non-game video
  • Assist with advance scouting and game planning
  • Assist with special projects across the organization as assigned
  • Provide all necessary support to coaching staff and players

Position Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • Familiarity with TrackMan, Edgertronic, or any other forms of
  • baseball technology
  • Experience charting games (BATS, Hawkeye, or Trackman)
  • Strong communicator and ability to work with others
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changing environments
  • Growth mindset and a willingness to think outside of the box
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and various cloud storage websites
  • (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Prior experience with video editing software (Adobe Products)
  • Background in baseball/softball; Playing, Coaching, Student Manager, etc.
  • Coding experience (R, SQL, or Python) is a plus but not required
  • Bilingual candidates preferred but not required to apply

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift items weighing as much as 25 pounds
  • Must be able to be productive in a work environment where the noise level can be high at times
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk in warm/humid climates
  • Must be comfortable walking to navigate the facility to access the office, concourse, etc.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling

The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time; walk; use hands, handle, or feel.

This role is a Part-Time, Non-Exempt opportunity that is not eligible for Company Benefits, 401K, and PTO. The schedule for this position is dependent on our team schedule and is subject to change.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, the Kansas City Royals will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, the Club also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions please inquire with Human Resources by email at [email protected].

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.