Golf Maintenance AIT (Assistant In Training)

Ridgedale, MO
Golf Grounds
Big Cedar Lodge
Depends on Experience Hourly


Come discover Big Cedar Lodge. - Inspired by a deep desire to connect people to nature, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, has set out to create one of the greatest golf experiences in the country. Growing the game of golf while incorporating the beauty of the Ozarks into every shot, Big Cedar Lodge offers NATURE'S FINEST™ courses designed by some of the top names in golf: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, as well as Jackson/Kahn. Golf at Big Cedar is truly an experience you will never forget! A remote haven of natural beauty spread out over 4,600 acres where rustic luxury is tucked into the rugged landscape of the Missouri Ozark Mountains, overlooking sparkling Table Rock Lake. Inspired by a commitment to conservation, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, created Big Cedar Lodge as a destination for families and friends to connect in the great outdoors. With inviting accommodations, spectacular restaurants, two full-service marinas, five golf courses, a 50,000-square-foot activity center, breathtaking spa, unparalleled fishing and countless outdoor adventure. Big Cedar Lodge is a world-class resort where you and your family will make memories to last a lifetime. Visit Big Cedar Lodge and discover renewing tranquility, outdoor adventure, genuine Ozarks hospitality and a little piece of heaven on earth.

Big Cedar Lodge is seeking an individual to fulfill the roll of Assistant-In-Training at Buffalo Ridge, a Tom Fazio designed 18-hole golf facility that is currently ranked in Golf Digest’s Top 10 Golf Courses in Missouri and top 100 Public Golf Courses in the United States. The Assistant-In-Training position is for individuals that are skilled and knowledgeable in golf maintenance and have interest in moving up to the Assistant Superintendent level. With 6 golf courses in the Big Cedar portfolio, this position will serve as an excellent steppingstone to Assistant Superintendent in the near future.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Helps to maintain a clean, safe, and orderly maintenance facility
  • In collaboration with the superintendent and assistants schedule and implement agronomic plan
  • Help train staff on correct procedures for all maintenance activities, as well as be involved and active with all course jobs and activities
  • Communicates all necessary information to pro shop team, mechanics, and other resort personnel as it pertains to golf maintenance operations
  • Heavily involved in the spray program and other applications on the property
  • Ensures adequate inventory of chemical and fertilizer needs
  • Assists staff and acts as a lead on project activities on the course
  • Schedules irrigation systems operation and assist in trouble shooting any irregularities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates primary turf equipment and heavy equipment as needed for projects
  • Always maintains a clean and safe work area environment on the course, in the maintenance building, and in all related work areas
  • Proposes improvement ideas to enhance work environment, operations, efficiency, and/or streamline work processes to the Superintendent and Assistants
  • Reports unsafe conditions and situations that warrant attention to a member of the golf course leadership team immediately or as soon as is practical
  • Attends seminars for related professional training
  • Performs all other duties deemed by management to be an integral part of the job

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Qualifications (required unless stated otherwise):

  • A certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree in turf related field preferred    
  • Knowledge of irrigation controls and computer systems
  • Ability to operate basic landscape equipment
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and have sound time management
  • Ability to work with accuracy and utilize effective judgment under the pressure of time sensitive deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented work environment
  • High attention for detail

Required License(s):

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and/or successfully completes the Club’s internal motor vehicle training program
  • Obtain a Missouri pesticide licenses within 90 days

Big Cedar Lodge offers a competitive wage and benefit package to include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)with match
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation time after 1 year of service
  • Employee discount with both Big Cedar Lodge and Bass Pro Shops.