Job Postings: Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Operations Internships

To be clear, there are three positions here.

Position: Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Operations Affiliate Internships

Location: Various

Description:
There will be an Affiliate Intern at each of our seven affiliates for the 2018 season. These interns will collaborate with all departments within Baseball Operations, assisting with the implementation of various departmental goals and initiatives at each affiliate. All of the roles will run from March – September. Please only send in one application for this position if it interests you; applying for each individual affiliate role will not increase the odds of getting one.

The tasks listed below are examples of potential responsibilities depending on the interests and background of the candidate; the intern will not be responsible for everything listed.

Responsibilities:

Player Development:

  • Assist coaching staff with the data entry of game reports and player plan administration and updates.
  • Chart home games on Trackman.
  • Ensure video coverage of players on the affiliate team is up to date and work with coaching and scouting staff to perform video analysis as assigned.
  • Assist affiliate HP members with the collection of data and conducting research on that data.
  • Travel on select road trips as needed and approved by supervisors.

Pro Scouting/Analytics:

  • Travel to select games to help supplement pro scouting coverage. Write reports on players in your league as assigned.
  • Work with the Analytics and Player Development staff to build pref lists of players in your league.
  • Work with the Analytics dept and Player Development staff to analyze Trackman data.
  • Assist with MNFA and Rule 5 prep (identifying players to target, creating video playlists, writing reports) for players seen in league during the season.

Amateur Scouting:

  • Connect with local Blue Jay amateur scouts in the area during the spring and/or fall, go to amateur games and write up amateur scouting reports as assigned.
  • Go to summer showcase events to assist with charting and video/data collection as assigned.
  • Assist with pre-draft prep work in Toronto as needed (Vancouver intern only).

Experiences and Job Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including field staff, members of the front office, players and scouts. Ability to speak Spanish is a strong plus.
  • Passion for baseball and excellent reasoning, problem-solving, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  • Baseball/softball playing background or related work experience with a team is a plus, although not required.
  • Strong administrative skills to understand the various processes required by each department and ensure that they are followed.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Further technical skills (SQL, R, etc) are a plus but not required.
  • Ability to relocate temporarily to Buffalo NY, Manchester NH, Dunedin FL, Lansing MI, Vancouver BC, Bluefield WV or Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.

To Apply:
Please email a copy of your resume to baseballresumes@bluejays.com and answer these 3 prompts in the body of the email. Please limit your answers to no more than one paragraph per question.

  • What experience of yours do you feel has best prepared you for this opportunity?
  • Describe a time you’ve had to explain a challenging concept to someone else.
  • In addition to FanGraphs, what baseball websites do you read and why?

Position: Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Operations Scouting Intern

Location: Toronto

Description:
This position will be based in Toronto for the 2018 season and will assist with day-to-day tasks within the Baseball Operations department, specifically focused toward the Amateur Scouting Department. This position will run roughly from January – November.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Amateur Scouting Department with the preparation for the Rule 4 Draft.
  • Assist the Baseball Operations department with other projects as directed.
  • Maintain critical baseball operations ranking boards and scouting/statistical databases.
  • Provide support for Baseball Operations meetings and player transaction decisions.
  • Support Minor League Operations/Player Development with their daily operations.
  • Contribute to analysis of Amateur, Major and Minor League Players.
  • Assist with the testing of Baseball Operations software systems.

Experiences and Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated passion for baseball and excellent reasoning, problem-solving, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including members of the front office, field staff and scouts. Ability to speak Spanish is a strong plus.
  • Baseball/softball playing background or related work experience with a pro/college team is a strong plus, although not required.
  • Strong administrative skills to understand the various processes required by each department and ensure that they are followed.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Additional technical skills (SQL, R, Python) are a plus but not required.
  • Experience with baseball specific systems (BATS, eBIS, PIA, etc) a plus.
  • Ability to relocate temporarily to Toronto, ON.

To Apply:
Please email a copy of your resume to baseballresumes@bluejays.com and answer these 3 prompts in the body of the email. Please limit your answers to no more than one paragraph per question.

  • Describe a time that you’ve been overwhelmed with work and needed to ask for help in either work/school.
  • What do you hope to gain from an internship in Baseball Operations?
  • In addition to FanGraphs, what baseball websites do you read and why?

Position: Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Operations Analytics Intern

Location: Toronto or Dunedin, Fla.

Description:
This position will be based in Toronto, ON or Dunedin, FL for the 2018 season and will assist with day-to-day tasks within the Baseball Operations department, specifically focused toward the Analytics Department. This position will run from January–November.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Analytics Department with research and developing new metrics and tools to help with Baseball Operation decision making.
  • Assist the Baseball Operations department with other projects as directed.
  • Stay current on publically available baseball research.
  • Maintain critical scouting/statistical databases and monitoring the import of data feeds.
  • Assist with the preparation for the Rule 4 Draft.
  • Provide support for Baseball Operations meetings and player transaction decisions.
  • Support Minor League Operations/Player Development with their daily operations.
  • Contribute to analysis of Amateur, Major and Minor League Players.
  • Assist with the testing of Baseball Operations software systems.

Experiences and Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated passion for baseball and excellent reasoning, problem-solving, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including members of the front office, field staff and scouts. Ability to speak Spanish is a strong plus.
  • Strong knowledge of either R or Python as well as SQL is required.
  • Familiarity with current baseball research and analytics.
  • Baseball/softball playing background or related work experience with a pro/college team is a strong plus, although not required.
  • Strong administrative skills to understand the various processes required by each department and ensure that they are followed.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
  • Ability to relocate temporarily to Toronto, ON or Dunedin, FL.

To Apply:
Please email a copy of your resume to baseballresumes@bluejays.com and answer these 3 prompts in the body of the email. Please limit your answers to no more than one paragraph per question.

  • What makes you a standout candidate for this position?
  • Describe a time when you used your analytic and research skills to solve a problem, ideally about baseball.
  • In addition to FanGraphs, what baseball websites do you read and why?

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Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for Boston.com and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

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Thanks for the posting, will be applying!