Turf Industry Jobs and Internships
If you are looking for a new job or internship in the turf industry, we maintain a comprehensive list of turf employment postings in partnership with the Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science. Our invaluable network of job and internship referrals is tough to match, and Rutgers alumni love to hire other Rutgers grads! This resource is updated regularly, so we encourage you to bookmark the page and check back often for new and exciting turf career opportunities.
If you have a job or internship opportunity that you would like to share with the Rutgers Turf community, please send it to Program Coordinator Suzanne Hills at email@example.com. The listing should be sent in a .pdf format that provides the position details, including, but not limited to, tasks, benefits, course information, and instructions on how to apply. It will be posted on the Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science Turf Industry Jobs and Internships webpage.
Turf Management Career Overview
There is a wide range of exciting job opportunities for turfgrass managers on and off of the golf course. From athletic fields to municipalities, and from golf course superintendents to football stadium facilities managers, turf management career paths are vast and varied.
A majority of the graduates of Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School secure positions working on public or private golf courses. Other Rutgers grads choose to go into sales of seed, fertilizers, or chemicals. Some become irrigation sales representatives. Some work for golf course management companies. Some even grow turf, which golf courses then purchase as sod for greens or fairways. On the sports turf side, our graduates are employed by major and minor league baseball teams. They oversee local, county, and state parks. They even maintain the infields at NASCAR stadiums.
Turf Management Job Salary Information
Wondering what kind of salary you can expect to make as a golf course superintendent, assistant golf course superintendent, or other type of turf manager? While education, location, course type, and many other factors play a role in turf managers’ salaries, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Compensation and Benefits Report can offer insights into the average annual base salaries of individuals working as golf course superintendents and in other positions on the golf course. Visit our Golf Course Superintendent Salary Expectations page to learn more.
Turf Management Programs to Prepare You for Career Success
As a Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School graduate, you will gain knowledge, skills and confidence that will help you build a rewarding career in turf management. By attending our programs, you will have the opportunity to:
- Add an internationally recognized qualification to your resume
- Connect with an invaluable network of turf experts and alumni
- Gain competency in all aspects of turf management by learning from industry expert instructors
There are a wide variety of turf career options available to Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School graduates, whether they attend our Three-Week Preparatory Short Course or our Two-Year Certificate Program. In addition, we have thousands of active alumni worldwide who are always looking to hire our students or help them make connections throughout the industry. This alumni network can be an important resource to you as you seek out your dream job in turf management.
If you are ready to invest serious time in your turf education with more in-depth training and want to get hands-on experience doing an internship, learn more or apply to our Two-Year Turf Certificate Program today.
If you don’t have the time to take a two-year program or you’re not sure yet if a career in turf management is for you, get your feet wet with our introductory Three-Week Preparatory Turf Course. Held every January, there’s no application process — just register and learn!