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General Landscape Labourer/Golf Course Greenskeeper

APRIL 2017 - NOVEMBER 2017

Position: General Landscape Labourer/Golf Course Greenskeeper - Seasonal
Employer: Donalda Club (see Environmental Sustainability, below)
Location: Don Mills & York Mills, Toronto, Ontario

Donalda Golf & Country Club is a prestigious year-round private club that offers a high standard of social, athletic and dining facilities to our members and their families. We are located in central Toronto and accessible by TTC.

We are seeking individuals who are available from April 2017 full-time until the end of the golf season (November 2017) dates are weather dependent. Candidates must be energetic, reliable and hardworking and will work with the Golf Course Superintendent and his assistants for general care, set up and maintenance of all golf course features. Our goal is to provide our membership with a high class golf experience daily. We strive to staff our turf maintenance team with talented people who share our level of enthusiasm.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Mowing and maintenance of greens, tees, fairways and rough
  • Raking and maintenance of sand traps
  • Operation of light equipment such as hand-powered tools, riding mowers, tractors, etc.
  • Raking and removal of leaves and other debris
  • Other turf duties as requested by grounds management team


  • Must be punctual for early morning start times (0600)
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced, physically demanding environment
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to perform lifting and mild strenuous activity
  • Must work well in team oriented environment
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Prior grounds maintenance experience an asset
  • Possession of valid driver’s license (G2) and a safe driving record required
  • Training will be provided on an ongoing basis
  • April 2017-November 2017 (start and end dates are weather dependent)

Hourly wage, uniform provided. 44 hours per week, complimentary parking

Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 2:30 pm and one weekend morning 6:00 am to 10:00 am

Those individuals, who are interested in applying, please send your resume to:
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No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest and will only contact those selected for an interview.

Environmental Sustainabillity at Donalda

The Donalda club has taken several steps to becoming an eco-friendly golf course over the past decade. We are currently a member the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf, a designation we have maintained for the past 10 years. In the fall of 2013 the club underwent a major golf course renovation aimed at reducing pesticide and water inputs to our greens. During the process we removed all poa annua, a highly susceptible grass to disease and drought, from our putting surfaces with and replaced it with a much more hearty bentgrass plant that requires less overall inputs. The Donalda Club offers a unique habitat for wildlife in the city. We consistently see deer, fox, coyotes, rabbits and several different bird species living on the property throughout the year and have recently installed a set of healthy bee hives on the property to help with pollination of plants in the area. Donalda Club is very concerned with the environment and has had several tests done on the water quality of the East Don River to insure that no contaminates from the golf course are reaching the river from run off or leaching. Every year the tests were done at three locations on the property, where the river enters the property, the middle of the property and where the river exits the property, every year the tests have shown that the water quality of the river is improved once it passes through the course. This is due to the erosion control projects that Donalda has undergone in recently years. The projects involved restructuring the banks and planting native species of shrubs, trees and bushes to help stabilize the bank and control the speed of the river during heavy rain events.

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GoodWork ID: 37359       Date posted to Jan 5 2017