Senior Assistant Superintendent Position available at Persimmon Woods GC

Senior Assistant Superintendent


Persimmon Woods Golf Club is seeking a dedicated, passionate, and hard-working individual to join our Golf Course Maintenance Team. Persimmon Woods is a golf-only club and we are proud that GolfWeek Magazine has ranked Persimmon Woods the 5th Best Private Club in Missouri in 2020 and 2021! The golf course plays 6,939 yards from the furthest tees with a par of 71. We feature sweeping fairways surrounded by native grasses, lakes, and creeks. The grass types are G-2 Bent grass greens, Meyer Zoysia fairways and tees, L-93 Bent grass tees, and Turf Type Tall Fescue rough. The club has hosted numerous qualifying tournaments and Championships during our history.

The Senior Assistant position is designed to prepare the incumbent for advancement in the golf course industry. A highly-motivated individual will acquire the skills and experience needed to be a successful Golf Course Superintendent at an elite private club, and be involved in all levels of upper management, including:

  • Chemical and fertilizer application programs
  • Daily decision through the golf shop to appeal to the members needs
  • Budgeting
  • Basic mechanical work
  • Agronomics
  • Shop improvements
  • And much more!!


The Senior Assistant will also be expected to provide constant feedback and input in all aspects of the operation. Our maintenance department is a cohesive team that works together, and we encourage involvement and learning. We work together to accomplish as much as possible during the 8-hour workday with the goal of maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

The Senior Assistant will be required to run the staff of 18-20 individuals daily. The staff at Persimmon is experienced and consists of:

  • 9 full time employees
  • 9 seasonal employees (most of them returning)
  • Equipment Technician (with almost 25 years of service)
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Irrigation Technician
  • Golf Course Superintendent

The Senior assistant will report to the Golf Course Superintendent and be the active Golf Course Superintendent in his absence.

Aside from managing the staff, the Senior Assistant will be responsible for the following:

  • Spraying chemicals
  • Maintaining the chemical storage and inventory
  • Water management
  • Applying fertilizer
  • Strategy meetings
  • Golf Course weekly job planning
  • Building of chemical and fertilizer programs
  • Budget management
  • Hiring

Persimmon Woods also offers an extensive benefit package that includes:

  • $58,500K + depending on experience
  • Health insurance per the Employee Manual
  • Dental insurance per the Employee Manual
  • Substantial Education Allowance, including annual attendance to the Golf Industry Show
  • Two weeks paid vacation at employment
  • Guaranteed one weekend day off in-season, with full weekends off in the off-season
  • Simple IRA per the Employee Manual
  • Daily meals provided
  • Uniform allowance
  • Monthly Cell Phone Allowance
  • Dues paid to Local and National associations
  • Paid sick leave
  • Golfing privileges


  • 2–4-year degree preferred
  • Previous 2 years of assistant experience preferred
  • Must be able to obtain a Missouri Pesticide Applicators License within the first 120 days of employment
  • Experience with Microsoft and/or Google word processing and spreadsheet software (E.g., Microsoft Office, Google Sheets, Google Docs)
  • Irrigation system computer management
  • Positive attitude
  • Management experience
  • Confidence to lead an entire team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Productive mindset

This is a unique opportunity to learn how to manage four different types of grasses in a challenging weather environment. The right candidate will be involved in all parts of the operation, with the goal of taking their career to the next level.


If you are interested in joining our team, please send your cover letter and resume to:


Nick Scheible, GCS

Persimmon Woods Golf Club