Irrigation Foreman


Title: Irrigation Foreman
Department: Operations Services
Position: Full Time
Expected Placement (subject to change): February 1st, 2018


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.  


This is a full-time position at 42 hours per week. $16 to $18 per hour.  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. Please note that during our summer Tournament Season, requirements and tasks may be adjusted.

RESPONSIBILITIES (included, but 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
  • Irrigation system repairs or expansions as necessary 



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



  • Two years’ work related experience or irrigation certificate
  • High School diploma
  • Certification from any industry association (Asset)
  • Reliable transportation to and from work and a Class 5 driver’s license (there is no transit available to Spruce Meadows)
  • Organizational proficiency
  • Ability to move quickly and carry heavy loads
  • 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 many weekends and evenings in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Current certificate in Standard First Aid & CPR Level C (Asset)
  • Ability to speak a second language fluently - Spanish (Asset)




Work is in a fast-paced work environment, conducted both indoors and outdoors. 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 (See Spruce Meadows Policy and Procedure Manual, Spruce Meadows Code of Conduct, Spruce Meadows Confidentiality Agreement). – 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 
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Calgary, Alberta,  T2X 4B7
Re: Irrigation Foreman 

OR email resume ( 

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

No phone calls please.