GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD

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If you would like to place a job posting on the website, please contact Julie Heston, Chapter Executive, at admin@gcsacc.org.  Job postings will remain on the website for 1 month unless otherwise specified.

  • March 03, 2021 10:32 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Facility Name: Eastward Ho!

    Facility Location: 325 Foxhill Road Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

    Position / Title: 2nd Assistant

    Facility Description:
    Eastward Ho! is a private, nationally ranked 18-hole Herbert Fowler design located on the coastline of Cape Cod in Chatham, Massachusetts. Built in 1922 the course encompasses 130 acres situated directly on a pristine 1.5 mile stretch of Atlantic Ocean shorefront. The classic Fowler design boasts unique architecture that follows the topography of glacial moraines and is considered one of the finest links style golf courses in the World.

    The Second Assistant is a key position that works closely with the Superintendent and has active involvement in all aspects of turf maintenance.  The position requires a professionally driven individual who operates with the highest expectations and efficiencies. Strong organizational skills and experience with administrative tasks and responsibilities are required. The Assistant must be capable of leading a seasoned crew through projects, applications, and daily operations. The successful candidate will be an individual who understands the requirements and demands of turf maintenance at a high-level private facility and who knows what it takes to be the best.

    Current rankings include: Golf Magazine – “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” (#53), Golf Week – “Top 200 Classic 2020” (#42), Golf Club Atlas – “Custodians of the Game” (#65 [#26 in U.S.]), Golf Digest – “Best Golf Courses in Massachusetts” (#5).

    The successful candidate may look forward to being deeply involved in a number of career development highlights during the next one to four years, including: course preparation for a US Open qualifying event (May 2021), ongoing in-house restoration and improvement projects under the guidance of an internationally renowned architect, installation of a new state of the art irrigation system (2022-23).

    Experience Desired: Two years golf course experience.

    Special Skills:

    ⦁    Must be motivated by demanding work environment.
    ⦁    Must possess a strong work ethic and attitude.
    ⦁    2-year commitment.
    ⦁    Computer and organizational skills.

    Compensation / Benefits:

    ⦁    Highly competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
    ⦁    Onsite Housing at no charge
    ⦁    Health Insurance
    ⦁    401K
    ⦁    Paid vacation/sick & personal
    ⦁    Life insurance
    ⦁    Meals
    ⦁    Uniforms
    ⦁    Shoe allowance
    ⦁    Local chapter education
    ⦁    Meals
    ⦁    Golfing privileges
    ⦁    Bonus


    Education Level Required:

    ⦁    Must hold or must obtain, within 6 months of hire, a turf certificate, 2-year or 4-year degree.
    ⦁    Attend continuing educational turf seminars.
    ⦁    Must be able to obtain a spray license from the state of MA within 6 months of hire.
    ⦁    Must be able to obtain a hoisting license from the state of MA within 6 months of hire.
    ⦁    Acquire and maintain licenses by meeting education requirements.

    Date Position Available:  April 1st

    Apply To:  Fhancock@eastwardho.net


    How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume and references to Fhancock@eastwardho.net

    Date Posted: 3/2/2021


  • February 18, 2021 1:22 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Job Title: Assistant Superintendent
    Department: Hall of Fame Tennis Club
    Reports To: Superintendent
    Date: February 2021

    The Assistant Superintendent assist in the daily maintenance and grounds management of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Campus. The Assistant Superintendent will help manage and hire seasonal staff.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist Superintendent in all phases of the Grounds Maintenance, Agronomic Operations, budget management and personnel.
    • Assist in the care and maintenance of the grounds, ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees on the facility grounds.
    • Assist in the recruitment and supervision grounds staff.
    • Assist in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
    • Assist Superintendent in controlling all maintenance expenses associated with Tennis Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals, and fertilizers.
    • Assist in development of annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
    • Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
    • Assist in Scheduling maintenance practices around play and tennis outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to players.
    • Assist in management of all Vendor Relationships in conjunction with the grounds maintenance.
    • Perform necessary maintenance on all equipment and tools

    Experience Requirements

    • 3 Years as Assistant Superintendent or 1st Assistant Superintendent
    • Knowledge of management and maintenance of grass tennis courts or similar
    • Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in grass tennis facility management and maintenance work.
    • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
    • Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, employees, members, and the general public.
    • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
    • Knowledge of the game of tennis, tennis rules and methods of play.
    • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to tennis facility maintenance and repair assignments.

    Compensation Package

    • $40,000+ Salary Based on Experience
    • Health + Dental Insurance
    • Vacation, Holiday, Personal and Sick Pay
    • Company Retirement Plan

    Please send resume and cover letter to Jon Bengtson, Superintendent, at jbengtson@tennisfame.com.

  • February 09, 2021 10:55 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Falmouth Country Club is a challenging 27-hole, year-round public golf course located in East Falmouth, MA. A championship 18 hole, par 72 "The Osprey Course", and a 9 hole, par 37 "Talon" course. Seeking a qualified and experienced individual to fill the role of mechanic.

    Position Requirements

    • 1-3 years Mechanic experience
    • Knowledge of small engine repair
    • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely
    • Ability to inspect equipment and related component
    • Must be highly motivated, goal driven and self-starter
    • Must have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions


    Job Description

    • Conduct and effective preventative maintenance program in conjunction with operators to reduce mechanical failure and poor performance on all golf course equipment
    • Repair of all equipment and golf carts
    • Keep repair and maintenance records on all equipment
    • Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical problems for all maintenance equipment
    • Set heights and sharpen blades on the cutting units. Make cuts, welds and braze as needed in repairing equipment and mowing units
    • Maintain a clean shop area and keep it orderly and efficient
    • Monitor gas and fuel levels in storage tanks
    • Assure proper disposal of all related hazardous materials
    • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor

     
    COMPENSATION:  Based on Experience  

    Benefits:                                

    • Health insurance
    • 401k
    • Golfing privileges
    • Uniforms provided


    EMAIL RESUME TO: Ry Mutti at Rmutti@falmouthcountryclub.com

  • February 05, 2021 11:05 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Agawam Hunt is excited to announce the career opportunity of Assistant Club Superintendent. This position is available to be filled immediately.

    About the Club
    Founded in 1897, Agawam Hunt is one of the original 25 USGA Member Clubs. A family friendly, year-round club located minutes from downtown Providence, Agawam boasts some of the finest recreational facilities in New England, including a historic Donald Ross designed golf course.

    Assistant Club Superintendent
    Job Description


    The Assistant Club Superintendent reports directly to the Club Superintendent. Under the superintendent's supervision, the Assistant Superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, and cart paths; supervises the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment; and does related work as required. The Assistant Superintendent may serve in the Superintendent's capacity during his/her absence. Assist in maintaining a championship 18-hole golf course and overall grounds maintenance for a 130-acre property. Duties will also include maintenance of 10 grass tennis courts, 4 HarTru clay courts, and landscaping around the clubhouse.

    Agawam Hunt is proud to be in partnership with The Nature Conservancy to manage and preserve our Golf Course in perpetuity. Under guidance from the Conservancy, we are committed to an environmental approach to maintenance that includes replantation of native species and lower water and chemical usage that preserves the integrity of our outstanding turf while also ensuring that our environment is safe for our members and the wildlife.

    Job Title: Assistant Club Superintendent
    Location: Agawam Hunt, 15 Roger Williams Avenue, Rumford RI 02916

    Position Requirements

    • The Assistant Superintendent(s) must possess a keen eye for detail with the ability to anticipate and problem solve as they arise.
    • Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; and maintain effective employee and public relations.
    • Possession of a valid driver's license.
    • A 2-year degree or 2-4 years golf course experience required.
    • Ability to obtain RI pesticide license 3B within 60 days of hire.


    Necessary Knowledge & Experience

    • Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens; seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
    • Management of all crew members assignments.
    • Effectively and efficiently manage a crew of 10-14.
    • Must display effective training skills with newly hired employees to the industry.
    • Implement and enforce safety practices to ensure a safe work environment.
    • Assist with all chemical, fertilizer and top-dressing applications.
    • Must have knowledge of irrigation installation and repair.
    • Experience in golf course construction and renovation.
    • Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules as well as golf etiquette.
    • Able to make quick thinking decisions.
    • Excellent communication abilities, including writing, speaking and active listening
    • Good planning skills, including design execution, resource allocation and contingencies
    • Organizational skills, including time management, delegation, prioritization and multitasking
    • Ability to perform heavy physical labor. May be required to work in an environment that includes such activities as bending, lifting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling and grasping for up to 5 hours without sitting. May need to lift up to 100 lbs. occasionally and up to 50 lbs. frequently.


    Salary
    Commensurate with experience

    Benefits

    • Local and national dues associations
    • Single health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Golfing privileges
    • Uniforms provided
    • Meals provided while working


    Please send cover letter and resume to: Dan Bastille GCS at dbastille@agawamhunt.org

  • January 21, 2021 12:57 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    WAVERLY OAKS GOLF CLUB, Plymouth, MA is a championship daily-fee facility designed by Brian Silva in 1998. The greens, tees and fairways are predominantly a bent/poa mix with RainBird irrigation. 

    WOGC is seeking a responsible, ambitious individual to join the maintenance crew team.  Under the supervision of the Superintendent and Assistant, the 2nd Assistant shall assist with conducting the daily operations of the maintenance program.   Responsibilities would include but not limited to all aspects of maintaining the golf course, clubhouse grounds and associated properties, course set-up, irrigation repair and installation, pesticide/fertilizer applications, routine equipment maintenance and snow removal.

    QUALIFICATIONS:    A turf management degree or certificate.  Two years prior golf course or turf grass maintenance experience.  MA pesticide licensed preferred.    

    COMPENSATION:    Competitive industry standard wages and benefits based on experience

    DEADLINE:        3/1/21

    EMAIL RESUME TO:    Eric E. Newell, CGCS
    enewell@waverlyoaksgc.com
    508-224-1908        

  • January 20, 2021 11:55 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Chequessett Yacht & Country Club           

    General Manager Job Description

    Position Overview: The General Manager is hired by the Board of Governors, reports to the Board President and is responsible for carrying out the Club’s policies, procedures, and directives.

    The General Manager is accountable for the financial performance and all areas of operations for the Club, and daily, directly manages all staff, operations, and departments to ensure the synergism of all Club activities. The General Manager is the Board’s bridge to the staff, the Club’s membership, and committees, enabling the Board to work more exclusively on strategic planning and long-term focus of Club governance.

    Operational Responsibilities

    • The General Manager will provide day to day overall management of the Club, be readily accessible, and provide open lines of communication with our membership and assist our staff in the operation of the Club’s activities.
    • The General Manager will oversee the management of the following departments:
    • Golf Operations lead by the Club Golf Professional who will manage the Pro Shop,Golf tournaments, lessons, and activities, and staff
    • Tennis Operations lead by the Tennis Professional, who will manage tennis tournaments, lessons and activities, court availability and staff
    • Sailing Operations lead by Sailing/Waterfront Manager who will manage sailing events, the Club Boathouse, use of Boathouse equipment, and staff
    • Golf Course Superintendent and course maintenance.
    • Children’s Summer Camps lead by the Camp Manager who will manage the Club’s “Kids” Camp, schedule, and activities,
    • Weddings and Events – lead by the Club’s Events Director who will manage external events/weddings, the scheduling of events, coordination with clients, patrons, and vendors
    • Food and Beverage, led by the Food Service Manager who will manage the operations of the Club’s snack bar, staff, supplies, and food preparation.
    • The General Manager will lead the development, implementation, and oversight of processes to attract and retain members and revenue creating events. Club activities are developed by both management staff and Chequessett committees.
    • The General Manager will provide leadership and oversight of clubhouse operations.
    • The GM ensures the Club is compliant with regulatory requirements (Food, Liquor,Health, etc.), licensing, and insurance.
    • The General Manager, working with the Board and Finance Committee Chair, is responsible for monitoring the financial health of the Club, developing budgets for Board approval, and projecting cashflow requirements.
    • The General Manager will establish an annual planning process that provides a clear, integrated, detailed plan for seasonal activities and operations, ensures appropriate coordination across activities and with facility maintenance, enhances staff knowledge of club activities, and facilitates communication of club activities to members and guests.
    • The GM is responsible for the development and implementation of all service/operating standards training
    • The GM will serve as the Club’s knowledge expert and internal source for training staff on fully utilizing the Club’s management software system.
    • The General Manager will lead the efforts to develop and manage the digital document file and email system for the Club’s files and records
    • The General Manager will participate in the development and implementation of the Club’s Strategic Plan.

    Personnel Management

    • The General Manager has hire and discharge authority of club personnel except for the Course Superintendent and Head Golf Professional. These hire and discharge decisions require Board’s approval.
    • The General Manager will develop, maintain, and disseminate a fundamental management philosophy that recognizes our staff is a key part of our competitive advantage.
    • The GM will help design programs intended to motivate and improve the performance of staff members. These programs and initiatives should consider the needs of members and staff.
    • The primary task of the General Manager is to ensure that direct report’s goals and objectives are defined, understood, evaluated, and enhanced on a continual basis.
    • The General Manager will refine and monitor basic personnel policies consistent with the Board’s desire to always treat employees fairly, and to be compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

    Leadership

    • The General Manager is responsible for providing energized, motivated leadership for department managers and staff. He/she is innovative and accepts responsibility for the Club’s performances in all areas. Additionally, her/she shall provide consistency and continuity for the Club and shall exhibit strong executive leadership to all areas of the operations, including the Board and Committees. The General Manager will advise both new Presidents and Board Members to ensure continuity of the Club’s operations/procedures.
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all staff to ensure clear understanding of individuals’ roles, activity objectives as well as club goals, ensure effective coordination across club functions, ensure staff knowledge of club activities regardless of department, and foster cooperation.
    • Ensure effective, accurate, and timely communication with members about club activities and member inquiries.
    • Interact with staff, members, guests, and the community in a manner that is professional, positive, and works to always ensure customer satisfaction
    • Act as a liaison between Chequessett and the surrounding communities to cultivate relationships and support the overall objectives of Chequessett. This includes businesses, local governments, and civic organizations
    • The General Manager is highly visible to both members and staff, and listens to their input, praise, and criticisms.


    Term of Employment:  Full time, Year-round

    Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 4-year college degree in business administration, hospitality, or related field of study
    • Preference given to Professional Gold Management or related degree
    • Strong personnel management, public speaking, communication, and written skills
    • Experience in vendor and supply-chain management
    • Financial management
    • Human Resource management
    • Passion for success with high energy and the proven ability to drive successful change while delivering strong results.
    • Knowledgeable about Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, operation and monitoring is a plus.
    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to kgrayson@pgahq.com


  • January 12, 2021 10:58 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    About Cape Cod National Golf Club
    Cape Cod National Golf Club (CCN) is an 18-hole championship golf course located in Brewster, Massachusetts. Founded by John & Linda Pfeffer, Cape Cod National opened its doors in 1998. Our Brian Silva designed layout has received numerous accolades over the years and is regularly recognized in state and national rankings. We are golf only facility. Privately owned and managed the club with 250 members and a significant waiting list. Member satisfaction is high, with nearly no resignations in the past two years.

    Our Greens are constructed to USGA specifications and planted with L-93.
    Currently, we are in the process of applying Poacure to eliminate Annual Bluegrass from our putting surfaces. Over the past few years, our greens have been aggressively over-seeded with new varieties of bentgrass further improve playability. The Tee Boxes and Fairways are a mix of creeping bentgrass, colonial bentgrass, and chewings fescue.

    Constant improvement is a cornerstone of our culture at Cape Cod National. This past fall we completed several projects such as rebuilding the driving range tee, expanding our short game area, re-facing several bunkers, and enhancing cart path access. Over the years the club has invested heavily in maintenance equipment to ensure that we have the resources we need to provide the playing conditions the members expect. Our last three Lead Assistants moved on to Head Superintendent Positions with the most recent one securing a head position in the spring of 2020.

    Job Summary:
    We are seeking a highly motivated Assistant Superintendent who is looking to take the next step in their career with the ultimate goal of becoming a Head Superintendent. We are looking for someone to work side by side with our crew of 25 employees to help provide our members with the best playing conditions possible. We provide a positive work environment with a reasonable work/life balance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work hand in hand with the superintendent to develop and implement an agronomic program.
    • Create implement daily maintenance schedules
    • Recruit, train, and supervise a staff of 25 in season.
    • Supervise, record, and participate in fertilizer and chemical applications (We are currently using Playbooks chemical app program) (GPS sprayer has been purchased for 2021 season)
    • Communicate with the equipment manager to ensure needed equipment is ready for use. Ensure equipment is cleaned and stored properly.
    • Involved in the daily course setup and inspection.
    • Assist in water management; irrigation scheduling, monitoring (TDR), hand watering with the goal of a firm turf is healthy turf.
    • Assist and supervise safe tree management practices i.e. removals, pruning, and tree health applications.
    • Must be able to safely operate equipment relate to in house golf course improvement projects
    • Involved in budget development and implementation  

    Qualifications

    • Certificate, 2 or 4-year degree in turf or related focus.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a 2nd assistant or AIT at a similar level club
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • A passion for the game of golf including the desire to play and a general understanding of the rules.
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Must have or obtain Ma Category 37 Commercial Turf Pesticide license within 90 days of hire.

    Salary and Benefits

    • $48-55k Annual salary BOE
    • Holiday Bonus
    • SIMPLE IRA with 3% Match
    • 100% of Individual Health Insurance
    • Earn Time Off
    • Paid Sick Time
    • Short and Long term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Uniforms & Uniform Allowance
    • Golfing Privileges
    • Regional & National Dues
    • Local & Regional continuing education
    • Transitional housing assistance
    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Eric Strzepek, Golf Course Superintendent at estrzepek@ccngolf.org


  • January 11, 2021 11:30 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Job Title: Harmony Field Merchandiser

    Work Area:
    Harmony Outdoor Brands, LLC was created and founded from a desire to have a premium sod grass brand, that conformed to the geographic needs of each region of the U.S., and measured up to industry best practices. Harmony is the Nation’s #1 provider of turfgrass. We are currently seeking a self-motivated independent contractor to be a Harmony Field Merchandiser. This position services our retail partners in the DC Area / Boston, MA Area (2 separate ones) under the direction of the Territory Manager. The ideal candidate is independent, ambitious and driven to succeed.

    Job Description:

    • Regular store visits in multiple retail locations in a pre-determined geographic area (territory)
    • Take inventory of sod at stores in territory
    • Inspecting sod hut (sod display outside Garden) to include structure stability and condition
    • Partner and build relationships with retail store associates
    • Provide training to associates in garden on the ways of selling Harmony Sod
    • Regularly distribute sales tool collateral at Garden Department, Customer Service Desk and PRO Sales Desk
    • Use company provided mobile technology to perform basic job functions and provide store updates and photos
    • Maintain a quick work pace with effective time management
    • Must have flexibility and adaptability to changes in territory coverage.
    • This position averages 30-35 hours per week

     
    Key Attributes for Success:

    • Ability to operate efficiently under minimal supervision (self-managed role)
    • Reliability
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • A willingness to be trained and follow procedures accurately
    • Ability to work effectively with others

     
    Job Requirements:

    • Must have daytime availability M- F
    • Ability to lift 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations
    • Be able to climb ladder unassisted and use basic tools
    • High school diploma, GED, or 1-2 years of retail sales or merchandising experience.
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills as this position requires daily discussions with customers at all personnel levels.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, elevated sense of urgency, and attention to detail.
    • Adaptability to changing demands and client goals.
    • Strength working independently, but also as a member of the larger company team

    Job Type: Seasonal / Contract

    Salary: $16.00 to $18.50 /hour

    To apply, please send resume to jhazelwood@harmonybrands.com

  • January 08, 2021 1:01 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Irrigation Technician - Blue Rock Golf Course, South Yarmouth, MA

    Blue Rock Golf Course is a championship Par-3 golf course designed by Geoffrey Cornish located on Cape Cod.  The course is owned and operated by The Davenport Companies, a fourth-generation, family-owned business which has been in business for over fifty years and owns and operates more than a dozen companies throughout New England.  Blue Rock Golf Course has been recognized as a Top Par-3 in the country by Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated and was voted Best Mid-Cape Golf Course by the readers of Cape Cod Life Magazine.

    Job Summary
    The Irrigation Technician will be responsible for maintaining and repairing the golf course’s irrigation system as well as performing other golf course maintenance tasks as needed.  The ideal candidate will be a team orientated individual who has a positive attitude and can work both independently and with other members on a small crew.  Must be willing to work in other areas of The Davenport Companies as needed.

    Experience Requirements
    Minimum 1 year golf or landscape irrigation experience

    Education

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Special Requirements
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Job Benefits
    • Health/Dental Insurance
    • 401k with company match
    • Paid holidays
    • Vacation time and PTO
    • Uniforms
    • Discounted meals in season
    • Golfing privileges

    Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to Mark Bornas at mbornas@bluerockgolfcourse.com

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