Is your dad looking for a part-time job in the D.C. area and just can’t find that perfect summer job that’s not real stressful, yet he’ll have fun and maybe make a couple of bucks in the process? Does your dad have a drivers license? Can he make sure a battery is fully charged? The Washington Nationals just might have a job for him.
I know this is going to sound odd, but the Nationals are looking for a bullpen cart driver. That’s right, your job is to take the pitcher from the bullpen to the pitching mound. Think about how stressful this is going to be for your dad performing in front of 40,000 people. All he has to do is drive from the outfield wall to the infield. Night in and night out. All those blazing hot Saturdays. All those long nights. Beers with the bullpen workers after the games. Wish I needed a part-time job in D.C. this summer.
Here’s the listing from the Washington Nationals:
The Washington Nationals are seeking a qualified professional to serve as the driver of the WGL Energy Bullpen Cart during all Nationals home games. The ideal candidate will have a stellar driving record and a knowledge of the game of baseball.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensures the bullpen cart is clean and that the battery is fully charged upon arrival.
• Stage the bullpen cart in place so that it is ready to be used when a pitching change is made.
• Pay close attention to the game by watching the live feed to see when a pitching change could potentially be made.
• Use the team provided radio to communicate with the Production team as to when a pitching change is being made.
• Cross reference pitcher preference document to understand which players would like to use the bullpen cart to get to the mound.
• Drive the bullpen cart to the bullpen to pick up the pitcher entering the game.
• Drop the pitcher off near the corresponding team dugout so they can begin their warm up routine.
• Drive the bullpen cart along the warning track back to the center field gate.
• Once the game has concluded, return the bullpen cart to its storage space and plug in the power cord to charge it overnight.
• Must be a licensed driver with at least 10 years of driving experience.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Experience working in a sports or major entertainment venue is a plus.
• Good understanding of baseball and the rules of the game.
• Ability to communicate using radio equipment.
• Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
• High School diploma or equivalent GED
• Gameday Seasonal: Job requires employee to function in a high activity and heavily crowded outdoor professional sports venue. May work at heights. Employee will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances, and climb up/down stairs. The employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit and must lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.
Just imagine the life you could be living this summer…the ladies would go nuts when you tell them you drive the bullpen cart: