August 31, 2020 3:54 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

George Wright Golf Course is an 18 hole Municipal golf course owned and operated by The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. It is a Classic Donald Ross Designed Golf Course, presently ranked as the #1 Municipal Golf Course in Massachusetts, and consistently in the top 30 municipal golf courses in the US. George Wright averages about 40, 000 rounds of golf per season.

The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is a full time, year around position which reports directly to The Golf Course Superintendent and indirectly to The Director of Golf.

The Assistant Superintendent will work closely with The Superintendent managing all aspects of golf course operations, with the specific goal of providing the Assistant the tools and knowledge to eventually become a golf course superintendent.

The following are some examples of tasks The Assistant will perform/assist the Superintendent in:

- Fertility applications
- Plant protection/spray applications to greens, tees and fairway/roughs
- Record keeping of all Fertility and Pesticide applications
- Irrigation system repair, troubleshooting and recordkeeping
- Irrigation system operation and programming
- Pump station maintenance and operation
- Irrigation system winterization
- Golf course set up
- Staff interviewing and training
- Assist in compiling daily weekly and monthly on course job tasks
- Scouting the golf course for Disease pathogens, insect pests and drought stressed turfgrass areas   and coordinating corrective measures.
- On course supervision of staff, supervising small course projects (drainage, etc.)
- Working on the course with staff daily as time permits.
- Assisting in the Cultural maintenance programs on the course.
- Assisting the Mechanic when time permits
- Winter on course work and snow removal when applicable.
- Assisting the management of off season Capital Improvement projects.
- Assist the Superintendent with the daily duty rosters of the Summer Caddy Scholar Program.

The ideal candidate will have:

- A minimum of a A.S. Degree in plant/soil sciences or Turfgrass
  management degree
- 3 years experience of increasing responsibility of Golf Course
  Maintenance at a golf course in the Northern part of the US with Cool
  season turfgrass experience.
- Have or be able to obtain with 90 Days of Hire, a Massachusetts
  Category 37 Commercial Pesticide Applicator license.
- Must be upon date of hire, a FULL TIME RESIDENT of the City of Boston.
- Ablity to pass A City of Boston Physical Exam and Cori background
- Be self -motivated, have some hands on experience with irrigation
  repair, fertility and pesticide applications, and a solid general knowledge
  of safe the operation of most Golf Course Maintenance equipment.
- Some overtime is to be expected, primarily during the busiest months of
  the season (May 1st until October 1St)
- Some Spanish language skills are a big plus
- Personnel management experience a plus.


-Salary Range 42,000.00 to 58,000.00
- sick/personal time
- paid vacation
- health insurance/Dental
- Holidays
- municipal pension retirement plan

All Applications must be submitted to the City of Boston via Career Center Portal.

Questions – please contact:
Len Curtin
Golf Course Superintendent
George Wright Golf Course
len.curtin@boston .gov
617 839 3613

To read more about this position please click this link.

Application deadline – 9/25/2020


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