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Want to help run the U.S. Open? Well, here's the job listing of your dreams

November 01, 2023
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Ross Kinnaird

If you've ever been annoyed about having to wait in line for a parking shuttle or walk across four fairways to get a $15 bratwurst, here's your chance to do something about it. The USGA has posted an opening for a job helping run U.S. Open logistics.

The director of U.S. Open Championships is responsible for helping the senior director oversee the relationships between the tournament and the myriad vendors, municipal authorities, host club representatives, security operators, volunteers and other groups that make an enormous undertaking like a major championship come off without a hiccup. The person in this role—which will be based at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania through the runup to the 2025 U.S. Open—will also be in charge of all the onsite championship staff.

Making the trains run on time (so to speak) isn't an easy job. Just ask anyone who attended the Solheim Cup in France. Logistics nightmares like unreliable patron shuttles and inadequate bottled water supplies often took the focus off the competition and generated backlash on social media.

To qualify, you need seven-plus years of experience in a related field (being a regular tournament attendee doesn't count!), budgeting and problem-solving chops and, perhaps most importantly, a "diplomatic personality."

The salary is undisclosed, but the USGA offers a zero-cost medical plan, paid time off and a retirement plan it will kick into up to 10 percent. And logoed quarter-zips in a full palette of pleasing color combinations.