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Landscape Foreman

The Landscape Foreman is both a managerial and hands-on position. The Foreman is responsible for overseeing as well as participating in providing year-round maintenance of the grounds and facilities of Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, Prescott Farm, and the preservation properties. This position supervises two year-round employees, one full-time seasonal employee, and one part-time seasonal employee.

Professional development is available and encouraged for the candidate chosen for the position.

Classification: Full-time (Non-exempt)

Reports to: Director of Museums

Specific Responsibilities:

Supervise and participate in:

  • Lawn mowing and maintenance.
  • Spring and fall leaf clean-up.
  • Tree work including pruning, removal and chipping.
  • Hedge trimming from the ground or ladder.
  • Snow removal including plowing.
  • Edging and mulching, tree and shrub planting.
  • Hardscape repairs and installation
  • General cleaning of shop and facilities.
  • Equipment and vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Winterizing work at Rough Point as necessary.
  • Water supply and irrigation maintenance and repair.

 

  • Coordinate with the Director to ensure historical landscape accuracy.
  • Supervise and manage the grounds and gardening staff in an effective manner.
  • Occasionally assist museum staff with educational projects and participate in one to three public programs each season.
  • Help organize annual plant sale.
  • Collaborate with NRF’s Preservation Department on the following at the Preservation Properties:
    • Identifying and planning for landscape and hardscaping maintenance needs.
    • Carrying out, supervising, and/or subcontracting landscape and hardscaping maintenance.
    • Reviewing tenant requests for landscape maintenance and changes.
    • Maintaining landscapes at vacant properties.
    • Assisting with landscaping at duplexes.
  • Adhere to all company safety practices, procedures and policies.
  • Other projects as requested by the Executive Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years of landscaping experience
  • Minimum three years supervisory experience.
  • Experience with public gardens, parks, and/or museum properties a plus.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of plant material.
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication as well as problem-solving and negotiating skills.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Fundamental budgeting skills.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication.
  • Eager and willing to work as part of a team.

All employees are required to comply with NRF COVID-19 policies.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to maeve@newportrestoration.org. Applications accepted until Monday September 13th, 2021. EOE.

 

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