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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)

Benefits: Full-time / year round work

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:

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.
  • 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.

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!

Interested candidates should submit a résumé to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EOE.

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