Ambassador Program Summer 2018
Located in the home of baseball, Cooperstown Dreams Park is a premier 22 field youth baseball tournament facility. The Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience, since 1996, offers more than baseball. This cultural and life enriching experience for team and family members will create memories to last a lifetime.
Cooperstown Dreams Park offers our players a chance to succeed, to savor their moment in the spotlight and to feel the excitement of success. We promote a healthy spirit of competition, while at the same time always maintaining traditional values and integrity of the game. Many coaches and parents have described their week at Dreams Park as the highlight of their child’s life. It is that spirit that has made Cooperstown Dreams Park the “Crown Jewel of Youth Baseball.” We take pride in keeping the tradition of American’s game, baseball, in its purest form.
Qualified candidates must be committed to our staff’s mission of integrity, service, safety, courtesy and cleanliness.
- Diverse Work Experience
- College Credit Available
- Weekly Compensation
- Room and Board
- Laundry Service
- Wireless Internet
All Ambassadors are given the opportunity to concentrate in their area of interest, while at the same time developing an appreciation for how all departments work together to deliver the best possible experience for our guests.
It is the mission of the Ambassador Program to offer individuals the opportunity for employment at Cooperstown Dreams Park through the four levels of this program: credited internship, non-credited internship, Steward of the Game and residential employee. Each level will offer the participant an opportunity to be a member of the Cooperstown Dreams Park team, gain diverse work experience, and give back to youth and the game of baseball.
To qualify for the Ambassador Program, you must be at least 18 years of age, complete an application, the interview questionnaire, submit two letters of reference (cannot be from family members or friends), complete a satisfactory interview with Human Resources and the director of your desired department, and pass a background investigation.
To receive college credit you must be enrolled in college and approved for the ambassadorship by your college and Cooperstown Dreams Park, as well as complete the above mentioned. Human Resources will work with college advisors to establish relationships and to ensure all appropriate documentation is completed in a timely manner.
To qualify to be a Steward of the Game you must be an alumnus of Cooperstown Dreams Park, or have demonstrated a committed and lasting relationship with the game of baseball. In addition, Stewards of the Game must be 18 years of age as of the date employment at Cooperstown Dreams Park begins, and must be committed to work full-time between May 24 and August 30, 2018.
Positions in the following departments are available:
- Baseball Operations
- Data Entry
- Facilities Maintenance (Fields, Grounds, Mechanic Shop, Irrigation, General & Village)
- Human Resources
- Network and Media Solutions
- Retail Center
- Storehouse (Food & General)
Typical Work Week:
A typical work week at Cooperstown Dreams Park is at least 60 hours over a six-day period; with one day off per week (the day off is dependent on the department and events). Due to the nature of our business, no vacation time will be granted the first two weeks and last two weeks of the season. Vacation time will be approved on an individual basis but should be listed on your application at time of hire.
Cooperstown Dreams Park uniform for the summer consists of khaki (tan) or navy-blue pants, appropriate shorts or skirt, and a uniform shirt. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Footwear should be comfortable, clean, in good repair, closed toed and for safety purposes not more than three inches in height. Clothing must be clean, neat, pressed, non-tattered and the appropriate size. Uniform shirts must be tucked in. Cooperstown Dreams Park will provide the uniform shirt, but you will be responsible for all other articles of clothing.
Room and Board:
Cooperstown Dreams Park is a camp environment, and your assigned clubhouse living arrangements will include a single bunk bed, footlocker for storage, 3 tier storage tote, and a hanging clothes rack.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered to all program participants.
Cooperstown Dreams Park provides free laundry service to all Ambassadors during its operational season and there are laundry services available in Cooperstown.
Wireless internet is available on site but may be limited for use.
Bonuses are discretionary upon the following stipulations. If he or she maintains good employment reviews and stays at least through his or her last day (as agreed on between the Ambassador and Human Resources at the time the employment arrangement commences).
The amount of the bonus will vary, and is influenced by several factors, including length of service time, performance evaluation, condition of living facility upon leaving and attitude. Bonuses are discretionary.
What to Bring:
When packing for your stay at Cooperstown Dreams Park, pack the items you would bring with you to college; such as bedding (pillows, blankets, sleeping bags and twin sheets), shower needs (toiletries, towels, shower shoes, etc.), uniform clothing (tan or navy pants, appropriate length shorts or skirts, two pairs of comfortable sneakers and work boots if needed), durable rain gear, computer (if needed), means of transportation if available, any items to keep you occupied during non-work hours (board games, card games, books, etc.), two extended neck locks and a fan. Keep in mind that temperatures can be extremely hot or quite cool; especially during the first and last week, when nighttime lows can dip into the 40s.
For more information or application please contactCooperstown Dreams Park
4550 State Highway 28
Milford, NY 13807