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Golf Shop Assistant, Part Time

Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN, TN

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Overview

Primary Function:

This part-time (1020 hours) Golf Shop Assistant will assist the Golf Course Manager in the supervision of Golf Course operations. Provide customer service and support to all golf course activities.

This position receives general supervision from the Golf Course Manager. Comprehensive instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. The supervisor reviews completed assignments and finished products after completion.

Opportunities for Leadership:

This position directly supervises student and temporary attendant employees.

Career Band:


Position Description

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the supervision of overall operations of the golf course including coordinating group start times and utilizing the tee time reservation system. Responsible for overall supervision of golf course business in the absence of the Manager.
  • Supports the manager in supervising golf course service staff including driving range and golf cart attendants. Oversees daily set up of driving range and golf carts.
  • Administers rules and regulations for golf course play consistent with knowledge of the rules of golf and the specific requirements of The Course at Sewanee. This includes monitoring the pace of play, helping to minimize inappropriate conduct and damage to the property, enforcing the dress code policy, stopping play due to lightning / hazardous weather, etc.
  • Promotes the golf course to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public. Acts as an ambassador of the game and The Course at Sewanee helping to ensure friendly customer service from all golf course staff.
  • Supports planning and coordination of golf tournaments and other special events and activities.
  • Assists and trains staff in the maintenance of electric golf carts pull carts and the driving range “picker” vehicle used to gather range balls.
  • Supports retail and food & beverage operations. Duties include daily sales reconciliation and reports, receiving and taking inventory, displaying merchandise, sales transactions, and the proper service of alcohol, including checking IDs for the legal drinking age.
  • Performs golf club repair, including replacing club grips and shafts. Assists customers with proper club selection and sizing/fitting.
  • Provides golf lessons/instruction at introductory and advanced levels based on their level of certification and experience.
  • Machines & Equipment Used:

    Golf carts and other low-speed vehicles. Range ball collection machine.

    Judgment Required:

    Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Personal Interaction/Communication:

  • Student Contact: Frequent; assisting students and members of the University’s golf teams.
  • Internal: Infrequent but some participation in the facility and operational planning
  • External: Frequent; assisting visitors, answering questions, resolving problems; interacting with vendors and contractors, and interacting with alumni
  • Attributes of a Successful Candidate


    Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience


    3-4 years of experience in golf course retail operations or a related field.

    Job-Related Skills:

    Operate office equipment, golf carts, course maintenance equipment, computer skills required Ability to lift 50 lbs

    Licenses & Certifications:

    Valid Tennessee Driver’s License, Working toward or obtaining a PGA Class A certification.

    Supplemental Information

    Confidential Information:

    Sales transaction and accounting information. Golf member personal information.

    Working Environment:

    Work is primarily performed at the golf clubhouse, golf course, and University grounds.

    Physical Requirements:

    Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.Must be able to walk for extended periods of time.Must be able to push and/or pull objects.Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain.Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks.Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work).Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)

    Any additional requirements specific to this position:

    DEI Institutional Statement:

    At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


    Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

    Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

    The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

    Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

    In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

    The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

    As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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