More InformationGroundskeeper (part-time)
The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a Part-Time candidate to work up to 24 hours per week, M-F, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM at our topiary grounds ,Green Animals, in Portsmouth RI . Special events may require work on evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Provides routine maintenance of all PSNC grounds to include:
Cutting lawns, using hand mower or power mower.
Trimming and edging around walks, flower beds, and walls; using clippers, weed cutters and edging tools.
Pruning shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches, or twigs, using shears, pruners or chain saw.
Spraying lawn, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides (as permitted by RI law), using hand or automatic sprayer.
Raking and bagging leaves, using rake.
Cleaning grounds and removing litter, using spiked stick or broom.
Shoveling snow from walks and driveways.
Spreading salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup.
Planting grass, flowers, trees and shrubs, using gardening tools.
Watering lawn and shrubs, using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.
May be assigned to clean out drainage ditches and culverts, using shovel and rake.
May perform ground maintenance duties, using tractor equipped with attachments, such as mowers, spreaders, lawn roller, and snow removal equipment.
May sharpen tools, such as weed cutters, edging tools and shears using file or knife sharpener.
May make minor repairs on equipment (as instructed), such as lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
Perform other related duties as required or directed.
High School Diploma or equivalent with minimum 2 years of documented grounds keeping or landscaping experience preferred.
Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.
Please email a cover letter and resume with contact information for professional references to email@example.com or to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.View our website at www.newportmansions.org and click on careers to see available positions and to apply online.