Irrigation Lead

Operations Services

Status: Hiring - immediately
Position: Full-time
Department: Operations Services
Wage: $20-$25 per hour depending on experience

This is a full-time position at 42 hours per week.  Located on the southern city limits of Calgary, Alberta, Spruce Meadows is a world renowned show jumping venue with show jumping tournaments held throughout the year.

The Irrigation Lead is the primary person responsible for the operation, maintenance and upkeep of the extensive irrigation system at Spruce Meadows, reporting directly to the Manager, Grounds.  Duties include, but are not limited to; creating and maintaining of daily watering schedules on turf, shrub and flower bed zones; irrigation equipment deployment and upkeep; inventory, maintenance and ordering of tools, parts and equipment; property drainage control; and irrigation system repairs or expansions as necessary.  Events are held on weekends, therefore it is necessary to be available to work both weekends and nights.  Please note that during our summer tournament season, requirements and tasks may be adjusted.


  • Two years work related experience or irrigation certificate
  • High School diploma
  • Minimum Class Five License
  • Professionalism in deportment and approach
  • Organizational proficiency
  • Certification from any industry association (Asset)


  • Irrigation installation, operation and maintenance experience
  • Experience in specialized equipment operations (man lifts, forklifts, etc) (Asset)•
  • Previous supervisory experience


  • Ability to multi-task, meet short deadlines and core objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Ability to problem solve and exhibit conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work many weekends and evenings in a fast-paced environment
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid & CPR Level C (Asset)
  • Ability to speak a second language - Spanish (Asset)


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


If you are interested in joining our team, please email your resume to:
Spruce Meadows

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