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Grounds Maintenance Intern in Branson, Missouri, US at Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

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Job Description

Holiday Inn Club Vacations look for individuals who excel in their role, and are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our guests, owners, and team members.  We look for individuals who are passionate in life and bring those qualities to work every day. Do you instill confidence, trust, and respect, encourage success and build relationships?  We’re looking for people like this to join our friendly, engaged, professional team.               


To prepare and develop tomorrow’s leaders, the Resort Industry Student Experience (RISE) internship program provides the structure and resources to harness, teach, and grow talented students into successful career professionals through an immersive, holistic, and dynamic learning experience in the hospitality industry.

All internships will consist of hands on work, observations, special projects, leadership development, training, feedback and evaluations. Students will have the opportunity to form connections with both their peers and industry leaders who are in roles in both their own department and others.

The Grounds Maintenance Internship will be a 12 week long internship and will be responsible for performing general maintenance as well as more advanced duties associated with ornamental horticulture and grounds maintenance. In this role you will work with other resort staff and contract staff as well.


  • Perform daily tasks such as weeding, mulching, trimming, mowing and basic facility inspections for deficiencies and debris. This includes but is not limited to maintaining aesthetics and upholding standards set by the company and chemical applications for weed control. Use of heavy of machinery is required.
  • Participate in meetings, trainings, and networking events with the Academy of Learning and Development. This includes a team project to be presented to leadership at the conclusion of the internship
  • Learn what goes into the general management of resort operations through mentorship and observations with the general management team


Job Requirements

  • Student pursuing a degree in agriculture, horticulture, hospitality or other relevant area of study
  • Basic knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in grounds maintenance, and ornamental horticulture practices
  • Experience working in hospitality or related area is a plus
  •  Enrolled in college/university courses within 6 months of the start of the internship
  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in current good standing with the college/university
  • Must not be in first two semesters taking college coursework
  • Must be able to secure housing in the location of the internship for the duration of the internship
  • Must be able to pass and complete a background check and pre-employment drug screening
  • Must be able to complete entire program without interruptions



  • Ability to Multi-Task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Works in the elements