Assistant Groundskeeper

Operations Services

 This is a full-time hourly position at 40 - 44 hours per week with an hourly wage range of $24-29/hr depending on experience. Spruce Meadows is a world-renowned show jumping venue which holds a number of tournaments throughout the year. Events are held on weekends; therefore, it is necessary to be available to work both weekends and nights. Shifts will fluctuate to coincide with the busy Spruce Meadows Tournament Season. 


(included, but are not limited to)

  • Assist Manager of Grounds with overall maintenance of multiple grass competitive rings and warm up sang rings. 
  • Divot and turf repairs as required. 
  • Deploy irrigation systems to maintain optimum grass ring performance.
  • Irrigation repairs as required.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all equipment and tools.
  • Lead crew members in absence of Manager of Grounds


  • Completion of relevant post-secondary program (ie. Turfgrass management)
  • Must be able and willing to obtain an Alberta Pesticide license at beginning of job duties
  • Familiarity with fertilizers and seeding processes
  • Organizational proficiency
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong team approach and willingness to assist others when necessary.
  • Ability to problem solve and exhibit conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work early mornings, weekends and evenings. 
  • Reliable transportation to and from work and a Class 5 driver’s license (no transit available to Spruce Meadows)
  • Experience and certificationin specialized equipment operation (skid steer, forklift, agricultural equipment, tractors, etc.) (Strong Asset)
  • Current certificate in Standard First Aid & CPR Level C (Asset)
  • Ability to speak a second language fluently (Asset)


Work is in a fast-paced work environment.  Successful applicants must be willing to work in a variety of different settings, and must work well in both team and individual scenarios.  The Spruce Meadows venue operates in all weather conditions, from early mornings into late nights and on weekends.

The Spruce Meadows Mission Statement, the focus of excellent service, the heart and mind of the Southern Family is always at the forefront. This includes but not limited to Spruce Meadows e-mail protocol, quotations, contracts, general correspondence and verbal communications; both in person and via telecommunications. All Spruce Meadows employees are expected to demonstrate and uphold the Spruce Meadows Mission Statement.


If you would be interested in joining our team, please mail, fax or email your resume to:

Spruce Meadows
 RE: Assistant Groundskeeper
 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
 Calgary, Alberta T2X 4B7
 Fax: 403.974.4266

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

No phone calls please.