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Seasonal Intern

Internship

Here at Northmoor Country Club we strive to produce as much growth and development as possible. We cater how and what we teach based on your skill set. Everyone has different backgrounds and experiences, so we start with where you left off in your past work experience. Whether you’re just starting off in the golf/turf industry, or you’ve completed several internships and have are looking to hone in on some skills, our goal is to push you to the next step of your career. Northmoor provides both an agronomic challenge as well as an introduction to leadership within an agronomic operation. Everything we practice here is relevant, practical and will be applicable to the rest of your career. There is strong potential for advancement here, but with the right mindset we guarantee you will leave here propelled towards your goals.

We aren’t looking for another abled body but instead a motivated and ambitious individual that sees themselves as a future leader. Somebody that isn’t searching for a title but looking to increase accountability and acquire any opportunity to get the job done.  

Northmoor recently hired Tyler Rae to completely renovate 9 of our 27 holes. Two multi-acre ponds were moved, 250 trees were removed, and a completely new routing was built by Duininck Golf and Leibold Irrigation to solve flooding issues commonly found in this part of the state. The new Nine is complete with variable-depth greens seeded to Pure Distinction, Piranha/Barracuda fairways, Better Billy Bunker/ProElite sand, Toro 2-wire irrigation system with Infinity heads, new pumphouse and new pumpstation. As of September, we are fully grown-in, have had a successful first year, and are starting in on detail work, continued drainage, and tree planting. Below is a list of tasks that will be at the core of your skill set as well as events to look forward to.

·        Hand Watering, emphasizing in greens moisture management

·        Introduction to golf course building methods including variable-depth green construction

·        Exposure to high level turfgrass maintenance and the relationship between playability and aesthetics

·        Cultural practices and insight into ISTRC testing

·        Drainage installation

·        Irrigation repair, troubleshooting, programming

·        Tank mixing and pesticide applications

·        Fertilizer applications and necessary calibration procedures

·        Budget workshops and Early Order strategies

·        Resume workshop

·        Tour nearby agronomic operations

·        Volunteer offsite tournament

·        Leading small crews and scheduling for a week

Here you will not only learn the how but the why behind it. Questions and dialogue are encouraged at Northmoor and expect to work closely with Brian (Director of Agronomy), Jeff Cholewa (Senior Equipment Manager), Jack Porter (Senior Assistant Superintendent) and Alex Euse (2nd Assistant Superintendent). As a team we have experienced golf courses in all corners of the U.S. Our experiences and networks will be made available to you.  Not ending there you will be given access to spray records, budgets, irrigation scheduling, management strategies and problem solving, as well as the club schedule and how we plan and organize on a daily and weekly basis. We don’t work for the CIA, holding information back from you doesn’t help either of us, so the more you ask, the more you will learn.

We have a large 4,000 sq. ft. house made available on location next to the maintenance shop with all the essentials.  TV’s, kitchen appliances, furniture, beds, multiple bathrooms, and fast Wi-Fi.  We are located walking distance to Ravinia, home of the best outdoor music venue in the Chicagoland and a train station that will bring you to the heart of downtown Chicago.  Summers require long days and weekend shifts, yet a work life balance is important to us as well.  A willingness to add another positive attitude is paramount to the culture we have created at Northmoor allowing us to enjoy our time spent on grounds.   spacer.png

Educational Requirements

Certificate, Associate's, 2 or 4 year Turfgrass Management program or related field. If you're in some sort of higher education geared towards Golf, that's enough. You'll end up learning 99% of what you need to know in the field anyways!spacer.png

Experience Requirements

Past experience in a golf course setting encouraged, but not required. 

Special Requirements

A positive attitude and desire to learn. 

Job Benefits

Working with a fun and knowledgeable team that will take time to explain anything and everything. Also... free housing, clothing stipend, free golf, meals, potential for upward movement in the organization. 

Date Job is Available

Salary

$21 to $21 per hour

Overtime: Yes

Job Application Instructions

Please send cover letter and resume, or any other questions about the position to: Brian Chasensky Director of Agronomy brianchasensky@northmoor.org


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