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Groundskeeper at MTSO - Methodist Theological School in Ohio/Seminary Hill Farm - 13994

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MTSO - Methodist Theological School in Ohio/Seminary Hill Farm
3081 Columbus Pike Methodist Theological School in Ohio
43015 Delaware , OH ,
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Job Description: 

Groundskeeper for graduate theological school and sustainable market farm located on 80 hillside acres north of Columbus. Fulltime, hourly, non-exempt. Occasional weekends and evenings to support campus events and respond to weather emergencies.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Use sustainable horticulture practices to maintain and improve the MTSO grounds.
Care for lawns, trees, shrubs, and flower beds including, mowing, edging, pruning, and weeding.
Plan and undertake planting for year-round interest and wildlife habitat, including using campus greenhouses to propagate bedding plants and storing bulbs and cuttings in the winter season.
Act as Steward for campus woods, including maintaining trails, removing invasive species, and annual tree planting. Maintain the pond.
Snow and ice removal in collaboration with Seminary Hill Farm Team and volunteers.
Maintain outdoor structures (labyrinth, gazebo) furnishings and exterior signs.
Perform routine and preventative maintenance and cleaning of garden tools, equipment, and machines.
Provide instruction to Seminary Hill Farm interns, volunteers and MTSO student workers.

Education & Experience: 

Experience as a groundskeeper, or horticulturist. Understanding and commitment to sustainability in every aspect of landscape maintenance, including lawn care, plant selection and cultivation. Ability to visualize and conceptualize garden detail and aesthetics with an eye towards native and pollinator plants. Proficiency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, including tractors, mowers, and front loaders. Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse community, including supervision of interns, volunteers and student workers. Experience with greenhouse propagation of perennials and annuals is a plus. A valid driver's license is required..

Application Instructions: 

Email a letter of interest in this position and a resume to

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