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Landscape Supervisor

Title:                                  Landscape Supervisor

Classification:           Full-time (Non-exempt)

Reports to:                    Director of Facilities

Job Summary:           The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking a Landscape Supervisor. The Landscape Supervisor is both a managerial and hands-on position.

The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing as well as participating in providing year-round maintenance of the gardens and grounds and of Rough Point Museum and other NRF properties. This position supervises three year-round employees, and one part-time seasonal employee.


Salary Range:            $52,100-$55,120 annually ($25.00-$26.50 per hour)

Full-time / year round work

100% employer paid medical, dental vision life, insurance,

Employer contribution to health savings account,

100% employer paid life, Long-Term Disability and AD& D insurance.

401(k) contribution (not a match)

15 vacation days, 10 sick days, holidays

Professional development assistance.

Free onsite parking.


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 President.



  • Minimum five years of landscaping experience
  • Minimum three years supervisory experience with strong leadership ability.
  • 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 résumé to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EOE.

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