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Facility Operations/Security: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
INTERN-Groundskeeper - Allen Park - Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

Position Summary:

The Detroit Lions Groundskeeping Department is accepting applications for a part-time seasonal intern for their department. The Groundskeeping Department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the practice facility grounds and parking lot at the Detroit Lions Allen Park Training Facility.

The Groundskeeping Intern will have the opportunity to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of the department. The Intern will gain hands on training and experience in field painting, grounds and equipment maintenance, and turf management.

This is a part-time, seasonal position working approximately 20-40 hours per week.  This position would begin in May 2015. No benefits are available due to the part-time seasonal nature of this position. This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and is a paid position. Candidates must provide own housing and transportation to and from Allen Park and to Ford Field.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate small landscape machinery including lawnmowers and trimmers
  • Trimming, mowing, divot repair, edging
  • Field painting
  • Aerifying, topdressing, over seeding,pruning, mulching and weed control
  • Basic equipment maintenance
  • Assist facilities department with parking lot maintenance and repair; paint spaces as needed

Qualifications

  • The preferred candidate is enrolled in/recently graduated from a two or four year program at the college level in a Turf Management, Agronomy, Landscape, or Horticulture program
  • Experience in fertilizer, pesticide and/or fungicide applications or having an applicator’s license strongly preferred
  • Candidate must be a team player and have the ability to work effectively and professionally when working independently
  • Ability and willingness to learn new equipment and systems
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must comply with proper safety polices and procedures as required
  • Must successfully pass a background check
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment.
  • Ability to reach, bend, sit and/or stand, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl.

NO CALLS PLEASE. We regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled or a recent graduate from a college degree program?

2. Are you majoring in Turf Management, Agronomy, Landscape, or Horticulture?

3. Do you currently have transportation and housing in the Allen Park/metro Detroit area?

4. Do you have past experience in fertilizer, pesticide and/or fungicide applications?

5. Do you have an applicator’s license?

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Internships: Any Internship
Video Intern - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Summary of Position:

The Detroit Lions are accepting applications for two internships in the Video department. The Video department is responsible for video footage which is used by the coaching staff, players, and personnel department at all practices and football games while ensuring the proper operation or equipment used.

The Video department interns will have the opportunity to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of the department. The interns will gain hands on training and experience in camera work, editing, and light post-production work in a professional sports environment.

Hours/Duration of Position:

Interns will work between 30-40+ hours per week.

Please be aware that interns will not work the same schedule every day. Their hours will be scheduled around team practice. All applicants MUST be able to work a flexible schedule and varied schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays. A typical schedule might be 9:30am- 3:00pm or 10:30am to 5:00pm.

Internships begin in late July 2015 and will end at the end of the football season in January/February 2016. These positions are based at the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and will also travel to Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Internships are paid positions, but interns are required have their own housing in metro Detroit, as well as transportation to and from the Practice Facility and Stadium.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate third camera during practice, workouts, and special assignments
  • Download video (digitize or capture) onto video server, mark clips, and create sequences for viewing by the coaching staff, management, and personnel departments. This includes practice, workouts, and opponents footage
  • Assist in set-up of all video equipment utilized at hotels and verify that all set-ups are operational for team meetings
  • On day of game, assist in set-up or video equipment used on the field, for still shot.
  • Assist in maintaining video library
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • The preferred candidate is looking for internship experience during or immediately following their junior or senior year in college.
  • Applicants MUST HAVE prior experience in video for a college football team or previous video internships within the National Football League. Working with coaching video rather than post production type work is preferred.
  • All applicants MUST be able to work a flexible and varied schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Applicants must provide their own transportation and housing
  • Knowledge of camera systems (ENG/EFP) and its operations preferred
  • Knowledge of video equipment (Panasonic HD) preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to reach, bend, sit and/or stand, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Ability to run with camera while shooting on-field drills

To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position and include a resume summarizing your past work experience. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update you on the status of your candidacy or confirm that your resume was received. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited four year college degree program?

2. Was your college GPA 3.0 or above? If no, please provide GPA.

3. Do you have experience in shooting video for a college FOOTBALL team? Please answer YES/NO

4. If you answered yes to #3 above, which football team?

5. Have you worked for football coaches where you were shooting video? Please explain.

6. Do you have past internship experience with camera systems such as ENG/EFP?

7. Do you have experience with Panasonic HD video equipment? Please answer YES/NO

8. Have you shot video for All-22 or End Zone? Please explain

9. Local housing and transportation is NOT provided by the Detroit Lions. Do you have accommodations related to housing and transportation for the duration of the internship? Please answer YES/NO

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