Venue Setup/Breakdown Team

Venue Setup/Breakdown Team

Newport Polo’s Venue Setup/Breakdown Team is responsible for preparing the Polo Grounds for the public exhibition matches of the Newport International Polo Series, assisting with in-game operations, and completing post-event breakdown.

Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Pavilion furniture setup, which includes carrying tables and stacks of chairs, and decorations;
  • Light cleanup of Pavilion and surrounding area, including leaf blowing, wiping down tables and chairs;
  • Hang national flags;
  • Place trash barrels around site;
  • Assist moving materials which may include beverage cases, ice, boxes of merchandise, magazine bundles, cleaning supplies, and others;
  • Assist with sound system setup, including placing speakers and connecting speaker cables
  • During event: perimeter security, grounds cleaning & empty trash bins, match goal judging, and other related duties;
  • Post-event breakdown & cleanup: breakdown and store Pavilion furniture, national flags, sound system, and empty trash bins;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Must be able to regularly lift/carry at least 30lbs;
  • Willing to work in outdoor setting, including in inclement weather conditions;
  • Committed, punctual, and responsible;
  • Friendly, helpful, and professional disposition;
  • Works well in teams;
  • Must have strong attention to detail, with the ability to complete self-directed projects;
  • Valid driver’s license a plus;
Reports to
Venue Manager
Hours & Availability
Typical hours are Saturday, Noon - 9:00PM (11:00AM - 8:00PM in September). Candidates must be available June - August/September.

To apply, please complete the online application here.

Print application is available here to complete by hand and email to, or fax to (401) 846-0200.