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If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer this summer, please email Bruce Adams at bruce@greaterwash.org.


Assistant General Manager

If you are looking for an opportunity with a beloved local sports organization to utilize your creative and organizational skills and strong work ethic to build a broad range of professional skills to prepare you for a career with a major league sports team or a customer serving regional or national business or nonprofit organization, this job is for you.


Position: Baseball Assistant General Manager

Job Type: Full time position to start January 2, 2024

Employer: Bethesda Community Base Ball Club dba Bethesda Big Train

Responsibilities: Sell and organize game night picnics; promote and help supervise summer camp; help ensure first rate customer experience for fans on game nights.

Reports to: President & Founder and to General Manager

Supervises: Vendors, interns, and volunteers

Salary Range: Starting at $30,000 (negotiable based on experience) with possible year-end bonus based on performance

Benefits: Fifteen (15) days of Paid Time Off plus five (5) commonly accepted national or religious holidays; health insurance; expense reimbursement for phone and travel

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Schedule: Intense during June and July baseball season with long hours, nights, and weekends. Flexible schedule rest of the year but some nights and weekends.

Location: Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John Regional Park, Rockville, MD

All applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please click here to apply. Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered. Please be prepared to provide references upon request.

What Previous Big Train General Managers Say


“Working at Big Train was one of the single best decisions I made. It’s not only just a development spot for players, but it allowed me to pick up a broad range of skills which led to opportunity and immediate success in a major league front office.”


— Adam Dantus, Senior Manager, Ticket Sales, Washington Nationals. Big Train General Manager 2011-2014.


“At Big Train, I had the unique opportunity to run a small business and nonprofit organization, with the added fun of working in baseball.  It’s without question my most important, rewarding professional experience.  I learned so much about leadership and community, and the role was an on-the-job MBA with daily lessons in strategy, marketing, and management. Big Train is a special place – I will always cherish my time as GM.”


— Jordan Henry, Director & Seattle Office Lead, Eagle Hill Consulting. Big Train General Manager 2009-2011


“My experience as Big Train GM was not only fulfilling, but extremely empowering.  I become involved with every aspect of running a nonprofit organization from start to finish. Baseball was the bonus! The unique opportunity I had to help restart the Australian Baseball League was a direct result of the hands-on experience and skills I developed as GM of the Big Train.”


— Dave Ireland, Director of IT Operations, Research Data + Communication Technologies. Big Train General Manager 2006-2008


"The Bethesda Big Train taught me how to run a business; not just developing budgets and income statements, but how to manage an organization and be a leader. The Big Train community -- the team, the fans, host families, campers, volunteers -- supported me like they would a family member. Twenty years later, I still get the same smiles and hugs when I come back for games."


— Alex Thompson, Partner & C.O.O., Prestige-Ledroit Distributing Co. Founding Executive Director, Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League 2005-2012. Commissioner, Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League 2013. Big Train General Manager 2004-2005


About Bethesda Community Base Ball Club

We created the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club (BCBBC) in 1998 to provide affordable family entertainment by building Shirley Povich Field in Cabin John Regional Park and organizing the Bethesda Big Train wooden bat summer college baseball team. The Washington Post has described Big Train baseball as “the ultimate small-town fantasy.” Big Train baseball is one of the nation’s most highly regarded summer college baseball programs. The baseball history of the team is exceptional with ten Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League championships, 23 alumni making it to the major leagues, and a ranking as the top team in all of summer college baseball in 2011. From our beginning, Big Train has represented more than baseball to the greater Bethesda area. We use sports to build community and connect to and enrich Montgomery County’s much admired multicultural community. Among our community service initiatives, we raised $600,000 to improve youth baseball and softball fields from Germantown to Anacostia. Each season from 2021-2023, we provided free game tickets and dinner for nearly 500 Community Heroes working on the pandemic frontlines.

For more information, visit www.bigtrain.org. For a history of the first two decades of Big Train baseball, visit http://www.bigtrain.org/history/20-questions/.

Job Description Summary

As the Big Train Assistant General Manager, you will have the opportunity to help provide affordable family entertainment for the 15,000 fans who attend the Big Train home games each June and July at Povich Field. You will work with the Director of Baseball Operations and the BCBBC/Big Train Founder and President and report directly to the General Manager and Associate General Manager. Your primary responsibilities will be selling and coordinating game night picnics, helping coordinate summer camp, recruiting and supervising interns and volunteers, and ensuring food vendors, interns, and volunteers provide first rate customer services to our fans and guests at every home Big Train game at Povich Field.

As the Big Train Assistant General Manager, you will receive far more than a pay check. You will get paid to work in a sport you love and make lifetime friends and build valuable relationships as part of the Big Train family of coaches, players, host families, fans, and community partners. You will work with an energetic, creative, and committed Board of Directors and be mentored by the two people most responsible for the extraordinary 25 year success of Big Train baseball -- Manager and Director of Baseball Operations Sal Colangelo and President & Founder Bruce Adams. This job will prepare you for moving on to top jobs with a major league sports team or a customer serving regional or national business or nonprofit organization.

As the Big Train Assistant General Manager, you will have the opportunity to take this beloved and enduring brand to new heights with the goal of making Big Train baseball at Povich Field known across the country as one of the very most fan friendly entertainment options in all of sports.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the President of the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club (BCBBC), Director of Baseball Operations, General Manager, and Associate General Manager the Assistant General Manager is primarily responsible for:

  1. Promoting, selling, and supervising the Big Train’s game night picnics. Our goal will be to sell between 100 and 150 picnics for each game night;
  2. Promoting and selling the Big Train Summer Camp and supervising pre- and after-care for the camp. Our goal will be to again gross in excess of $100,000 from the summer camp;
  3. Working with the General Manager to recruit and hire college and high school interns for the summer and supervising them on game nights;
  4. Ensuring food vendors, interns, and volunteers provide first rate customer services to our fans and guests at all home Big Train games at Povich Field; and
  5. Working on other priority projects as assigned by the General Manager.


Job Qualifications


  • Willingness to work hard to provide first rate customer service to the fans and guests of Big Train baseball. Grit, passion, and persistence.
  • Provide leadership with an energetic, positive, and collaborative personality. Capable of supervising a team of interns and volunteers. Ability to adjust and adapt.
  • Passion for mission-driven nonprofit community building.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, think creatively, analyze data, solve problems, and get stuff done on time and on budget.
  • Tech-savvy with strong computer and graphic design skills and the ability to learn new technologies as needed. Solid knowledge of social media platforms and strategies and ability to create and update webpages within a website platform. Proficiency in CRM programs, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro. 
  • Experience in sports management and organizational operations preferred.
  • Ability to write persuasively. Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail. A desire to learn. A sense of humor.


Job Application Process


BCBBC/Big Train’s goal is to fill this full time position starting January 2, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate has been selected.


All applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please click here to apply. Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered. Please be prepared to provide references upon request.


All correspondence will remain confidential.


Successful completion of a background screening will be required as a condition of hire.


The Bethesda Community Base Ball Club/Big Train is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, political belief, national origin, physical and mental disabilities, age, or any other condition.


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