Essex County Club located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts is seeking a career
driven and enthusiastic 2nd Assistant Superintendent. The successful candidate desires to be a
part of a professional work environment, brings accountability to work and delivers high-quality
products and services.

The club along with the leadership team has a great reputation in developing and promoting
their assistant team members into industry positions, and engagiing them into numerous
professional development opportunities.

To learn more about Eric Richardson, Director of Grounds, please view the following podcasts.

Club Highlights:

  • One of the six founding members of the USGA
  • Rounds – 18,000
  • Total members – 537
  • Currently one Senior Assistant Super and one Assistant Super
  • Currently, Essex County Club is ranked #78 by Golf Digest in its Top 100 rankings, and #4 in the
    state of Massachusetts.
  • Typical work week – Offseason (November 1 – March 31st) 40-44 hours; In Season (April 1-October 31st) 50 – 60 hours. One day off a week in season – two 3-day weekends off in-season (typically mid-June and mid-September). Weekends off during off-season.
  • Equipment – Mix of Jacobsen/Toro/John Deere; all mowing equipment is less than 3-years old
  • Consulting architect – Bruce Hepner


  • Drive, determination and a self-disciplined approach to achieving high quality and consistent results.
  • Passionate about the game of golf.
  • Communication is collaborative and proactive.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and assures consistent achievement of quality standards.
  • Actively desires to grow responsibilities, develop interpersonal skills and network.


  • Execution of daily maintenance practices of a top 100 facility including cultivation, water management, mowing and grooming practices, pest and fertility management, bunker maintenance and other attention to detail items.
  • Actively involved in daily scheduling and crew management with an emphasis on communication skills, leadership and cross-training.
  • Collaborates with other managers including Equipment Manager to ensure proper working conditions in the maintenance shop facilities and golf course.
  • Develop proper communication channels to check systems, processes and work activities for potential improvements.
  • Collects data and tracking information to present informed management decisions.
  • Engages in professional educational development including Golf Industry Show, leadership seminars, club presentations and grounds committee meetings.


  • Salary – $50,000-$60,000
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short term and long-term disability
  • 401K
  • Annual holiday, vacation and sick time
  • Professional membership association dues, travel / expenses to the annual GCSAA conference covered
  • Housing offered in the clubhouse or $750 monthly stipend after six months of employment and proof of rental agreement
  • Meals while living on property


  • Prefer Certificate, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prefer at least one year of experience on the golf course or athletic field, but willing to train someone with a passion for golf and interest in the golf course industry.
  • Demonstrated strong written, verbal, interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Embraces daily use of technology and the ability to evolve with modern day practices.
  • Excellent attitude, takes initiative and action to achieve personal and professional goals.

Essex County Club continues to be dedicated to the future of golf, a professional work environment and the maintenance operation. Our facility stays committed to a stringent equipment preventive maintenance program, innovative practices and capital replacement to ensure the best overall product and facilities.

The Essex County Club was founded in 1893. The original Club House was completed the same year. At that time, the grounds included a full size polo field, two clay tennis courts, and a nine-hole golf course. Today, ECC boasts an expanded Club House, a Donald Ross designed eighteen-hole golf course (1917), eleven grass,ten clay tennis courts, three paddle tennis courts, three pickleball courts, and a full size swimming pool. All of these amenities are located on 180 acres in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.


Deadline to Apply is October 15th, 2023.

Please address resume and cover letter to Mr. Eric Richardson, Director of Grounds.