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Grounds and Gardens Assistant

Job Summary: The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking applicants to join our Grounds and Gardens Crew, located at the Rough Point Museum, on the waterfront in Newport. The part-time Grounds and Gardens Assistant will work with the Estate Gardener and the Grounds Crew on the maintenance of the grounds and gardens at several NRF properties, including Rough Point.

Classification: Part-time (20 hours per week) year-round, (Non-exempt)

Flexible schedule

Salary: $15.50 per hour and a 401(k) contribution (not a match)

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist grounds crew with lawn maintenance- mowing, weed whacking
  • Perform typical gardening tasks including planting, transplanting, pruning, fertilizing, weeding, deadheading, mulching, edging, staking, watering
  • Maintain gravel driveway, walking paths and parking areas paths at Rough Point Museum by periodically adding gravel and keeping paths weed-free.
  • Work with Estate Gardener and Grounds Crew as needed.


  • Horticultural knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions; lift and carry 50lbs. minimum; bend, stoop, climb and work from ladders.
  • Personal qualities of a strong work ethic, attention to detail and ability to work efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a crew.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

The job description is meant to outline the role, but not define potential candidates. If you do not meet all the qualifications, but are enthusiastic about the work of NRF and this position, please apply!

To apply, please send a résumé to Open until filled. EOE.

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