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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Lead Groundskeeper (Full time)

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Lead Groundskeeper (Full time) - (10-05-2022)

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The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are looking for a lead groundskeeper for their monastery Clyde, Missouri. This position is full time and offers great benefits. To apply, please click here.

Job Summary:

The Lead Groundskeeper is responsible for the total upkeep of the grounds property surrounding the Clyde monastery. This includes - but is not limited to - mowing, trimming, spraying, pruning and planting. This job also requires assistance with general maintenance tasks from time to time. Lead Groundskeeper will also be required to monitor and oversee the care and upkeep performed by other grounds employees.

Essential Functions:

  • Lawn care: planting, mowing, trimming, fertilizing, aerating, etc.
  • Care of trees and bushes: planting, watering, trimming, removal, pest problems, etc.
  • Design, plant and maintain landscapes
  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) upkeep
  • Spray Weeds
  • Haul Debris
  • Operate, care for and maintain all farm and grounds equipment such as - but not limited to - tractors, trucks, commercial lawn mowers, backhoes, etc.
  • Operate, care for and maintain all small farm and grounds tools such as - but not limited to - pruners, trimmers, paint brushes, etc.
  • Paint/Seal outdoor items such as benches, picnic tables, signs, etc.
  • Seasonal work such as snow and ice removal, leaf vacuuming, etc.
  • Maintain clean and orderly work areas
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Assist with a variety of general maintenance work/projects as needed (eg. lagoon upkeep, pouring cement, moving furniture, car maintenance, etc.)
  • CRP, woodwork, any maintenance concerns where extra help is needed.


  • Must have 1-3 years of previous experience in groundskeeper areas
  • Must be able to pass background screening and drug test
  • Must be able to carry, lift, push, pull at least 50 pounds of weight
  • work in all weather conditions
  • climb ladders
  • operate large and small machinery
  • tolerate exposure to various paints and chemicals
  • learn new skills for proper care of property and equipment
  • keep current knowledge of plant care