Shaker Village
  • 09-Aug-2017 to 30-Nov-2017 (EST)
  • Grounds
  • Harrodsburg, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full-time with benefits (Insurance, 401k, vacation, PTO)


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is on a mission to inspire generations through DISCOVERY, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers. SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience. Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country's largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.

Grounds Department

The Grounds Department supports the mission of Shaker Village by maintaining a safe and aesthetically pleasing site for our guests to learn, explore and be inspired.

Groundskeeper job summary 

A Groundskeeper is responsible for maintenance, repair and cleanup of the grounds and landscaping on the property at Shaker Village. This position requires considerable working knowledge of motorized equipment and hand/power tools in order to perform grounds work activities. This position will work 40 hours per week May - October. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  1. Cleans and keeps in good working order, all equipment used in grounds maintenance such as mowers, tractor/trailers, front-end loaders, wood chippers, snow plows, salt spreaders and a variety of hand/power tools.
  2. Plants and trims lawns, trees, bushes, hedges and shrubs using hand tools or motorized vehicles.
  3. Landscapes new ground areas; repairs damaged ground areas, replaces bushes, hedges, shrubs and trees.
  4. Removes snow from sidewalks and parking lots, and spreads salt and ice melt on sidewalks and parking lots during icy conditions.
  5. Drives vehicles such as a car, truck, van or other vehicles to pick up supplies and materials.
  6. Regularly mows lawns, weeds, removes debris from property ground and overall, ensures the property is well-maintained and looks presentable.
  7. Ensures lawns are manicured appropriately. Regularly treats weeds for weed control, weed whips, rakes leaves, spreads mulch/woodchips/stones, trims shrubs and hedges, cuts down and removes tree limbs.
  8. Removes leaves, is responsible for leaf blowing, and leaf collecting, raking and picking up debris.
  9. Is responsible for storm damage clean up, sowing grass seed, spreading straw.
  10. Is responsible for fence maintenance, repair, painting, removal.
  11. Will be expected to perform any general or miscellaneous tasks associated with the grounds department and as directed by supervisor

 Qualifications 

  1. Ability to understand and take direction.
  2. Maintain a cooperative relationship with co-workers and grounds helpers.
  3. Accurate and timely completions of projects.
  4. Self-motivated, taking initiative and comfortable working under pressure.
  5. Comfortable working with a team or working alone.
  6. Must be able to safely use hand tools and power equipment. 

Mental and Physical Requirements 

  1. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  2. Perform physical activities such as bending, stooping, climbing and walking.
  3. Frequently required to stand and walk.
  4. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  5. Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. 

Working Environment and Conditions 

  1. Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
  2. Noise level is usually moderate.
  3. Observe precautions and wear suitable protective equipment. 

Education and Experience 

  1. High school diploma preferred.
  2. Experience working in grounds keeping, mowers and small power equipment.
  3. Must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Position requires use of a company vehicle while conducting Shaker Village business. 

Equipment and Tools 

  1. Zero turn mowers, tractor, chainsaw and various small power equipment.
  2. Lawn mower, weed trimmer, leaf blower and hedge trimmer.
  3. Hand power tools.
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