ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT – VESPER COUNTRY CLUB

Vesper Country Club, located in Tyngsboro, MA is seeking a driven Assistant Superintendent to work closely alongside the Golf Course Superintendent to strategize, coordinate, and implement a successful maintenance program.

The selected individual will be heavily involved in leading daily operations, and executing agronomic programs. Our expectation is the position is a springboard toward a Golf Course Superintendent role for the selected individual, but can also provide career stability at a top-tier facility in the New England area.

ABOUT VESPER COUNTRY CLUB:

Vesper Country Club is a private, member-owned club, edged on the banks of the Merrimack River in the woods of northern Massachusetts – a refined yet inviting atmosphere that sets the standard for private New England clubs. Established in 1875, Vesper is rich in history and tradition, committed to providing a fun and inclusive country club experience for all members, families and their guests. Vesper amenities include an impeccably maintained Donald Ross designed championship golf course and exceptional pool, tennis and dining facilities.

Mission Statement: To provide an exceptional country club experience, offering a unique island setting with premier golf, tennis, aquatics, dining and social activities for the enjoyment of members, their family, and guests.

Club highlights:

  • Total rounds – 28-30K annually
  • Total staff –  41 at peak, 8-10 off. Full vs part ranges 60/40 – 50/50 (full/part)
  • Irrigation system – Hunter
  • Future projects- Forse Design Master plan –  scheduled for a bunker and 4 green renovation 8/1/25. 
  • Equipment – purchase program

INITIAL PRIORITIES OF POSITION:

  • Establish comfort and knowledge of the staff and property, which will lead to strong constructive conversations on future maintenance strategies and improvement.
  • Minor in-house renovations, and planned long and short-term course improvements.
  • Focus on growing conditions, playing conditions, and improving daily member experience.
  • Comfortable and confident with executing daily tasks on a golf course ranging from mowing practices, chemical/fertilizer applications, irrigation service, and repair to course setup
  • Progressive responsibilities in leadership with the ability to schedule, coach, and train employees in various golf course maintenance tasks.

WHO WOULD BE A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

  • High integrity, passion, personal character, humble personality that is service-oriented
  • Someone who desires career development opportunities ranging from basic agronomic practices to improving communication skills needed to make the next step in their career.
  • Open communication, ambition, and a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Fluid and Flexible. As a baseline, similar to top 100 courses.
  • Works directly with Golf Course Superintendent to plan all facets – applications, water management, staff management, irrigation troubleshooting, and daily operations.
  • Thrives in an environment that focuses on providing members with a memorable and enjoyable experience.
  • Highly attentive to detail, takes pride in achieving individual and team-based goals

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, APTITUDE AND OTHER TRAITS:

  • Proficiency in daily course operations, following a progressive path of responsibilities and skill mastery.
  • Know-how and experience managing cool-season turf with strong water management skills.
  • Comfortable working with various new technologies to optimize efficiencies.
  • Must be self-motivated, reliable, and willing to take oral and written directions.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Task-oriented with high standards of quality and accuracy.
  • Formal and sincere communicator

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • A certificate, degree, or substantial experience in Turfgrass Management
  • Minimum of two seasons of experience post-graduation with strong technical skills and progressive responsibilities
  • Must obtain MA pesticide license within 90-days

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • $70,000-$90,000 depending on experience
  • Holiday bonus
  • 401k eligibility
  • 80/20 health, dental, vision
  • Local/national association dues
  • Paid time off, including holiday, vacation, sick and personal days
  • Uniforms
  • Golf privileges
  • Tournament volunteering
  • 1 day off a week during summer, extremely flexible scheduling during winter
  • Lunch during season
  • GCSAA membership, New England membership, GIS annually, New England turf show annually
  • Uniforms  
  • Access to industry experts and networking