Groundskeeper

Job Description

 

Our Groundskeepers are our behind-the-scenes-green-thumb-masters.  Clients are looking for a beautiful place to get married or host an event, and without an exceptional team to care for the property’s lawn and grounds, that won’t happen.  Your job is to proactively maintain the Legacy Hill Farm (LHF) grounds so everyone who steps foot on the property feels the peace and beauty of a well-cared for space.

 

You will complete routine cleaning and maintenance of the grounds, buildings, and parking area.  You will mow, trim, rake, weed, plant, and fertilize. You will take responsibility for the property and make sure everything across the grounds is immaculate and ready to go for each event!

 

Shifts are seasonal (April-November).  They are typically 2-5 hours shifts throughout the week. You’ll be on rotation with other Groundskeepers, and you should be able to work 5-25 hours per week.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work as a team with the Groundskeepers to ensure the entire property is wonderfully cared for

  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of the grounds, buildings, and parking areas as directed by your supervisor

  • Mow, trim, fertilize, rake and water grass and plants

  • Remove weeds and sticks

  • Trim trees, as needed

  • Safely operate power tools and equipment (mowers, weed trimmers, etc.) for grounds maintenance and ensure equipment remains in good, working order

  • Troubleshoot property/facility/equipment issues and elevate to supervisor, as needed

  • Spray property with appropriate chemicals to control weeds and insects, as needed

  • At the end of the season, prepare facilities and grounds for winter and/or other adverse weather conditions, as needed

  • Clear and remove snow and ice during winter season, as needed

  • Be professional in all interactions with LHF team, guests, and vendors

  • Attend and participate in your assigned LHF team meetings and events

  • Communicate with your supervisor in advance about your schedule and time-off requests; In case of emergencies or sick days, contact your supervisor immediately and coordinate a coworker substitute to cover your event as needed

  • Embrace and model the LHF values

  • Exercise discretion at all times

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • General knowledge of related groundskeeping and cleaning tasks

  • Preferred: 1+ yrs work experience in groundskeeping, cleaning, property maintenance or equivalent

  • Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent experience

  • Able to safely operate hand and power tools/equipment

  • Able to safely operate motor vehicles (valid driver’s license required)

  • Enjoy working outside

  • Able to stand, walk, jog/run (as needed) for 2-6 hour shift

  • Be a self-starter and solution-oriented

  • Be a collaborative team-player

  • Be positive and confident

  • Be highly personable and demonstrate a guest-first service approach to interactions with people

  • Must maintain a professional appearance and follow the LHF attire guidelines

  • Must be on time

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Able to lift up to 60 lbs.

  • Must be able to work seasonally from April-November

  • Must have availability to work a combination or specific category of: weekdays, weekends, evenings, late nights, and/or some holidays

  • Hours are dependent on events scheduled and what’s needed; Shifts range from 2-6 hours

 

Legacy Hill Farm provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Legacy Hill Farm  complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Legacy Hill Farm  expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Legacy Hill Farm’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.