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Classification:            Full-time (Non-exempt) year round


Department:              Grounds


Reports to:                 Grounds & Gardens Supervisor


Job Summary:           The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking qualified applicants to join our Grounds and Gardens Crew, located at the Rough Point Museum, on the waterfront in Newport. This role provides year round maintenance of the ground and facilities of historic properties with the ability to work in a variety of inclement weather conditions. Work is performed as part of a crew or independently. Groundskeeper is available as an on call employee for snow removal and disaster response.


Salary Range:            $41,600 ($20.00 per hour),100% employer paid  medical, dental vision life, insurance, employer contribution to health savings account, 401(k) contribution (not a match), 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, holidays, professional development assistance.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lawn mowing and maintenance.
  • Hedge trimming from the ground or working off a ladder.
  • Edging and mulching, tree and shrub planting.
  • Weeding, spring and fall leaf clean-up, tree work including pruning
  • Snow removal including plowing.
  • Masonry repairs and hardscape installation.
  • General cleaning of shop and facilities.
  • Other projects as requested by the Grounds & Gardens Supervisor.


  • At least five years landscaping experience and a strong working knowledge of plant material.
  • Proficient in the use of all necessary equipment including walk behind, zero turn and tractor mounted lawn mowers, weed trimmers, chainsaws, hand held, push and back pack leaf blowers, gas and electric hedge trimmers, sod cutters, over seeders, walk behind or tractor mounted aerators, rototillers, wood chippers and hand held or backpack sprayers.
  • Proficient in the use snow blower and snow plows and gas generators.
  • Work from extended heights using extension ladders.
  • Valid RI driver’s license and ability to lift 80 lbs. is required.
  • Personal qualities of a strong work ethic, attention to detail and ability to work efficiently.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to The position is open until filled. EOE.

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