Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver is seeking an individual who has graduated from a recognized landscape or turfgrass management program and is looking to transition into an assistant’s role.
The successful candidate will work a minimum of 40 hours a week, while being flexible to the possibility of working weekends and evenings. Learning opportunities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Work closely with the assistant superintendents in all aspects of the operation, including acting on their behalf if called upon to do so.
Be highly involved in all aspects of course and grounds training programs.
Be highly involved in golf course improvement projects (predominantly in spring and fall).
Providing feedback on golf course conditions as they relate to playability, disease pressure and fertility.
Work closely with the environmental coordinator 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 performing cultural practices on all playing surfaces.
Be highly involved in record keeping and data collection on the property, including 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, head adjustment and coverage audits and providing feedback on evening water requirements.
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.
Emanate a professional workplace attitude and appearance.
Act as an ambassador of the course and grounds department within the club and as a representative of the club at professional outings.
Opportunity to conduct morning meetings and gain supervisory experience.
The AIT will work 10-12 months and gain insight into the seasonality of golf course management.
AIT(s) will need reliable transportation due to the different shift requirements and start times involved with this position. There is no reliable public transit to and from the club during certain hours.
AIT(s) will have the opportunity to attend industry events including chapter meetings and golf, as well as other educational opportunities that pertain to the professional development.
Compensation: $20.00/hr DOE
Hours of Work: 40-50 hrs/week
Golfing privileges: Yes
Michael Newton, AAGS,
420 Southborough Drive,
West Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: (604) 913-6335
Closing Date:Priority will be given to applicants who submit their cover letter, resume, and/or portfolio via e-mail by Feb. 28.
Associations: Dues for CGSA, BCGSA, and GCSAA provided