Assistant Superintendent
The Course at Sewanee
Sewanee, TN
Educational Requirements:
Formal education in Turf/Agronomy required.
Experience Requirements:
1-2 years golf course maintenance experience required
Special Requirements:
Eligibility for employment at the University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and drug screening. Must be able to work alone or as a team member in all types of weather conditions. Be able to work in all conditions of weather. Be available outside the normal 40 hour work week schedule to support the operations of the course. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession. Use PPE as required. Knowledge of and or ability to play the game of golf and understand how the job performance affects the playing conditions of the course. Bentgrass management experience in the transition zone would be helpful.
The Assistant will be involved in all aspects of day to day operations, planning, and management. This includes but is not limited to: fertilizer/chemical calibration and application, course set-up, mowing, irrigation repair/maintenance, equipment maintenance, projects, etc. This is a hands on, working position and a typical work week in season is 40-50 hours including alternating/rotating weekends. The official University title for this position is Golf Course Assistant and should be referenced in all communications.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. The Course at Sewanee is a challenging 9 hole course that has recently undergone a complete renovation led by Gil Hanse. It features alternate tees for front and back nines and an extensive practice facility for the University golf program. The renovated course consists of T1/Alpha USGA greens, 419 fairways and tees and cool season roughs. We have a new maintenance facility and a fleet of new Toro equipment. The irrigation system is double-row Toro GDC with a Lynx central and HDPE piping.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick, and holiday time. Golf course employees are provided with uniforms and have golfing privileges.
Date Available:
Feb 1.
Application Instructions:
Interested individuals should apply at the University website.
Application URL:
Apply Here: http://hr.sewanee.edu/applications
Salary Range:
$14-15/hr + OT
Vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 10% 401k after 1 year, health, dental, vision, uniforms, golfing privileges

Steve Ventola

Golf Course Superintendent

Office 931-598-1525​