Turf Intern

Capilano Golf and Country Club
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West Vancouver, BC
Published On:   
March 20, 2018
Employment Type:
Seasonal
Compensation Type:
Hourly wage
Close Date:
Jan. 1, 2019
Ideal Start Date:
Negotiable

Capilano G&CC is a private 18 hole facility located in beautiful British Columbia.Constructed in 1938 by esteemed Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson, Capilano is continually ranked in the top ten golf courses in Canada by Score Golf Magazine. Capilano is open to play year round, with the majority of the 31,000 rounds/year played between April and October. Capilano is committed to continually restoring and improving the golf course. Over the past several years, a Course Long Range Master Plan has been in place to renovate and restore the course. A new staff Maintenance Facility was constructed in 2011, and the construction of a new Fleet Maintenance Facility was completed in early 2017. Our high performance team is comprised of 35 employees who love to work outdoors, enjoy being in the company of others, and who take pride in their work.

Description of Role

Intern(s) 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

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 meeting(s) and golf,as well as a Green Committee meeting

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities will include,but not be limited to the following;

·        Attitude is sought over aptitude and training will be provided to ensure the skills below are mastered

·        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, calibrate equipment, maintain accurate application records and product inventory, and assist in Audubon re-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, which includes fertilizer and chemical applications, mowing schedules and heights of cut,disease/pest activity, weather conditions, cultural practices, green speeds,clip volume, 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 the club newsletter

Desired Experience

Qualifications: A student enrolled in a recognized landscape or turfgrass management program and who will be returning to school following the internship period

Compensation and Perks

Compensation: $19.50/hr

Golfing privileges: Yes

Housing: Intern(s) provides ownhousing *Capilano will aid in locating suitable housing*

Additional Details

Intern(s) 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

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 meeting(s) and golf,as well as a Green Committee meeting

Thank you for your interest. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Ready to Apply?

Stuart Sheridan
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(604) 913-633
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E:
stuarts@capilanogolf.com
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