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Position overview: Capilano Golf and Country Club is looking to hire an enthusiastic, hardworking and detail-orientated person to manage the approximate 20,000 trees spread over the 165-acre property. This is a unique career opportunity for longevity in the arboriculture industry, in a golf course environment.
What you will learn: This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who is in the arboriculture industry, who is interested in and wants a career in forest management. The responsibilities and learning opportunities include:
  • Manage the vast inventory of trees on the golf course with an organized management system.
  • Hazard tree assessment – learn to monitor and assess the magnificent and enormous Pacific Northwest trees, cultivating an ongoing list of hazard tree removals. Conduct ongoing forest and tree line health assessments identifying trees that may be hazardous to homes, people or golf course assets to produce an annual hazardous tree removal plan.
  • Coordinate contractors while they are on-site from initial contact to supervision and quality control, from hazard tree removal and stump grinding to larger capital work.
  • Develop, implement, and modify management programs for all trees on the property using and developing the club’s Tree Management Plan – a document used to protect and manage the vital resource that are the trees on the golf course.
  • Take responsibility for planning, coordinating and executing a wide variety of arboricultural tasks as they relate to ongoing tree health assessments, removals, planting, preservation and maintenance.
  • Lead and educate a small team of support staff and work directly with the Course and Grounds leadership team in the prioritization, scheduling and communication of all arboriculture activities.
  • Balanced work environment with a mixture of physical and managerial tasks, contributing to a career path with longevity in the industry.
  • Develop, maintain and communicate a complete set of records as it relates to trees on or impacting the golf course property.
  • Perform all arboriculture work to a high standard and in a timely and efficient manner, while ensuring the safe use of equipment, machinery, and materials protecting all personnel, members and the golf course.
  • Assist in communicating tree health issues with the membership and the neighbouring community.
  • Be proactive in seeking out educational opportunities related to arboriculture and apply that knowledge to daily tasks.
  • Be available to participate in other (infrequent) golf course maintenance practices as required.
  • Undertake regular and appropriate maintenance of all arboriculture equipment (chainsaws, climbing equipment etc.)
What we are looking for:
  • Someone who is passionate about learning and doing things properly, and who is hardworking in a safe manner.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a field related to arboriculture or forestry.
  • Previous arboriculture experience is required through education and/or work experience.
  • ISA certification preferred, or if not, the desire to attain this certification. Support can be given to someone looking to start/complete the journey to be an ISA-certified arborist.
  • Climbing experience is an asset but is not a requirement.
  • Someone who can work alone and, in a team, and someone who can thrive with responsibility.
  • Someone comfortable using heavy equipment (skid steer, excavator, chipper, tractor) is an asset.
Compensation: $27.74 / hour starting wage. Extended health benefits are included. All PPE, uniform, work boots, gloves and arborist-related equipment are supplied by the club.
Work environment and additional benefits include:
  • A clean, organized Administrative Building (lunchroom, heated mudroom, locker rooms with showers) built in 2011.
  • A top 10 private golf course in Canada (playing privileges included at the discretion of the Course Superintendent).
  • Located in West Vancouver, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, with excellent access to the North Shore Mountain Range for summer and winter activities.
  • Support with training and professional development.
  • Relevant association memberships (ISA and PNW-ISA) and select conferences as mutually arranged.
  • Food and golf apparel discounts, phone plan.
  • Team appreciation including: monthly team events and staff golf tournaments.
  • Schedule is year-round, 40hrs/week, Monday-Friday, 6 am-2:15 pm in the summer. Flexibility with this schedule can be discussed. 
Contact: Submit resumes and cover letters in confidence addressed to:
Stuart Sheridan, AGS, Course Superintendent via email to
Closing Date: Open until the position is filled
Start Date: Flexible start date dependent on availability, ideally as soon as possible
Capilano Golf and Country Club is an equal opportunity employer and all resumes will be held in confidence. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
For a visual inside look at the Course and Grounds Department click here and follow the Department on Twitter @CapilanoGreens.
Position Overview:
Capilano Golf and Country Club is currently welcoming applications for the 2024 Turfgrass Internship program. Interns are key members of the Capilano Course and Grounds team and have the opportunity to work closely with and learn from the Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents in all aspects of the golf course maintenance operation.
Capilano Golf and Country Club is a private 18-hole facility established in 1938 with esteemed Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson and continually ranked in the top 10 golf courses in Canada. Located in West Vancouver, BC the course is surrounded by and has excellent access to the North shore Mountain Range and located only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The club is committed to continually restoring and improving the golf course, as part of a Course Long Range Master Plan that has been in place for several years, having recently finished a major renovation of the Pro Shop, 1st tee, putting green and 18th green complex.
Wage and Schedule
  • $23.70 per hour
  • 5 Days on 2 Days off per week and 5 vacation days to enjoy the Vancouver and West Coast lifestyle!
  • 40 hours per week plus available overtime
  • Seasonal full-time position with flexible start and end dates facilitating school schedules. 6-month internships available
Additional Benefits
  • Association memberships for the BCGSA and CGSA
  • Select conferences as mutually arranged
  • Golf privileges - Free access to play one of Canada’s premier golf courses!
  • Discounts on golf apparel and food
  • Extended health and benefits package
  • Our team appreciation (including monthly team events, BBQ’s, golf competitions, and work environment) are second to none
Internship Program Itinerary
The internship program will be tailored to the experience level of the successful candidate(s). Interns at Capilano will have the opportunity to:
  • Conduct fertilizer & chemical applications, including calibration and record-keeping processes
  • Perform irrigation audits, repairs, nightly scheduling, and hand watering
  • Schedule and perform cultural practices
  • Manage data collection on a daily basis
  • Take part in supplier and industry consultant coordination sessions
  • Attend industry events and conferences
  • Gain supervisory experience through leading occasional morning meetings and daily maintenance
  • Opportunities for in season 1 on 1 meetings with the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents
  • As time allows, assist the on-staff Horticulturist and Arborist in their duties managing 4 acres of garden beds / horticultural areas and approximately 20,000 trees respectively
  • Current enrollment in a recognized landscape, turfgrass or golf management program.
  • Non-graduating students that are returning to their programs upon finishing the internship
All resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed in a reply to this posting to:
Nick Daley | Senior Assistant Superintendent (
Visit the Capilano Turfgrass Internship Website here for more information.
Capilano Golf and Country Club is an equal opportunity employer and all resumes will be held in confidence. Only successful candidates will be contacted.