Grounds Assistant

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Job Description

Position Title:            Grounds Assistant                                                                   Date:  March 2020

Reports to:                 Garden and Arboretum Manager

Classification:           Part Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Position Summary:   Under the direction of the Garden and Arboretum Manager the Grounds Assistant maintains Yew Dell’s turf areas through mowing, weed control, edging, trimming and other maintenance related tasks. The Grounds Assistant will also work alongside horticulture apprentices, interns, seasonal staff and volunteers in garden maintenance such as pruning, mulching planting and weeding.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all turf grass, paths, fence lines, parking lots and terrace areas in a clean and presentable condition at all times
  • Work with the Garden and Arboretum Manager to implement weed control measures in garden spaces concentrating on sustainable practices
  • Assist the horticulture staff in mulching, pruning, leaf removal, and equipment maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned by the Garden and Arboretum Manager

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • At least three years of experience in turf grass and/or grounds management, or other related fields
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of power equipment such as zero turn mowers, string trimmers, power seeders, backpack blowers, tractors, etc.
  • Ability to be on foot for long periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Efficient and productive work style to allow maximum efficient use of limited resources
  • Openness to and enthusiasm for leaning new techniques, products and approaches
  • Ability to work well with other Yew Dell staff, board, committee members and volunteers
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Kentucky pesticide applicator license
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation

To apply please send your resume to:

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

6220 Old La Grange Road

Crestwood, KY 40014

Or email to:

jobs@yewdellgardens.org