Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver seeks two interns to work a minimum of 40 hours a week in its grounds department, while being flexible to the possibility of working weekends and evenings.
Emanate a professional workplace attitude and appearance.
Work closely with the assistant superintendents in all aspects of the operation.
Work closely with our environmental coordinator to perform fertilizer and chemical applications, execute product trials, calibrating 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.
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, interns are asked to submit detailed learning objectives prior to their start date and will be given the appropriate time to complete all objectives with our skilled technical staff.
Interns 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.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend industry events, including chapter meetings and golf, as well as a Green Committee meetings.
A student enrolled in a recognized landscape or turfgrass management program who will be returning to school following the internship period.
Compensation: $19 an hour.
Hours of Work: 40-50 hours per week.
Housing: Interns provide own housing. Capilano will aid in locating suitable housing.
Golfing privileges: Yes
AAGS, Assistant Superintendent
420 Southborough Drive,
West Vancouver, B.C.,
Canada V7S 1M2
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 January 1.
Website: For a look at past intern experiences, visit here.
Associations: Student dues for CGSA, BCGSA, and GCSAA provided.