Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver has two intern positions available on its greens crew, requiring a minimum of 40 hours a week and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings.
Work closely with the assistant superintendents in all aspects of the operation.
Work closely with our environmental coordinator (2015 CGSA Future Superintendent of the Year) to perform fertilizer and chemical applications, execute product trials, calibrate equipment, maintain accurate application records and product inventory and assist in Audubon Certification requirements.
Participate in scheduling and perform cultural practices on all playing surfaces.
Be highly involved in record keeping and data collection on the property, which includes, fertilizer and chemical applications, mowing schedules and heights of cut, disease/pest activity, weather conditions, cultural practices, ball roll distance, and many other course condition indicators.
Assist with all aspects of the irrigation program, including hand watering, operation of the central control system, troubleshooting and repairs, heads adjustment and coverage audits and providing feedback on evening water requirements.
Responsible for carrying out a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks relating to course projects, including the safe operation of heavy equipment.
Carry out any assigned tasks to a high standard and in a timely and efficient manner, while ensuring the safe use of equipment and materials.
Act as an ambassador of the course and grounds department within the club and as a representative of the club at professional outings.
Required to be available as much as possible for weekend shifts, split shifts, and shifts during our major aeration and topdressing (April and September, if this fits the internship period).
Opportunity to conduct morning meetings and gain supervisory experience.
Contribute a written article to club newsletter.
In addition to the above, intern(s) are asked to submit detailed learning objectives prior to their start dates and will be given the appropriate time to complete all objectives with the skilled technical staff.
Intern(s) will need reliable transportation due to the different shift requirements and start times involved with an internship. There is no reliable public transit to and from the club during certain hours.
Intern(s) will have the opportunity to attend industry events, including chapter meetings and golf, as well as a green committee meeting.
Compensation: $18 an hour.
Hours of Work: 40-50 hours per week.
Housing: Intern(s) provides own housing. Capilano will aid in locating suitable housing.
Golfing privileges: Yes
Contact: Michael Newton, AAGS, Assistant Superintendent,
420 Southborough Drive,
West Vancouver, B.C.,
Phone: 1 (604) 913-6335
Closing Date: Priority will be given to applicants who submit their resume and/or portfolio via email by January 1.
Website: For a look at past intern experiences, visit Capilano’s intern website here.
Associations: Student dues for CGSA, BCGSA, and GCSAA paid by club