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Gardens & Grounds Manager

Gardens & Grounds Manager with Goodell Gardens & Homestead

Goodell Gardens & Homestead is currently accepting applications for Gardens & Grounds Manager.

The Gardens & Grounds Manager oversees all operations involving the gardens, grounds, projects, and site development. The Gardens & Grounds Manager also oversees the maintenance of gardens, grounds, buildings, and paths at Goodell Gardens & Homestead. The Gardens & Grounds Manager works with both paid and volunteer staff.

Demonstrated ability to provide the utmost care for all types of plants, including trees & shrubs. Demonstrated ability to design landscapes – both hardscape and plant-scapes, walkways, driveways, other pathways, and layout of buildings. Proven leadership abilities, with demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a team of professional and volunteer personnel. Knowledge of power equipment including lawn mowers, tractors, golf carts, chain saws, and hand tools a must. Ability to operate heavy equipment like skid steers, backhoes, track-hoes, bulldozers, etc., a strong plus. Experience with building maintenance and familiarity with maintenance of old buildings and barns required.

Must possess or be eligible for clearances: Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Report, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal History Report.

Job Title: Gardens & Grounds Manager
Status: Non-exempt, part-time, hourly position
Season: March 15 – November 15, up to 25 hours per week
Probationary Period of 90 days from first day of work
Hourly Wage: $14- $17/hour to start
Supervises: Gardeners, Garden Assistants, Gardens & Maintenance Volunteers

  • Eligibility for Overtime at 1.5x for each hour over 40 hours worked per week = immediately
  • Paid Bereavement Leave up to three days available after one month of service
  • Paid Holidays = Good Friday & Independence Day after one year of service
  • Paid Time Off = 5 days of PTO after one year of service

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to
No drop-ins, phone calls, or Facebook messages, please.

For more information, including the full job description, visit

Application deadline: 3/1/2021

Please note: interviews will be held virtually.

Goodell Gardens & Homestead is a beautiful place to work. Be surrounded by lovely gardens and enjoy a fun environment. Working from home when possible, a flexible work schedule, and paid time off are all benefits for this position.

The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490