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Groundskeeper

Posted: 07/20/2022

Nestled on five acres of the Showker’s lovely Sunny Banks Farm along Lee Highway in Burketown, Virginia, the Zane Showker Memorial Gardens provides a place for the interment of the indigent children of Rockingham and Augusta Counties and a marker for their graves. It also helps preserve the legacy of the Showker family, particularly that of Zane Showker and his contributions to this area as a businessperson, public servant and philanthropist. The Community Foundation is looking for a groundskeeper that will tend to Zane Showker Memorial Gardens once a week throughout the year, possibly twice a week in the summer months.

Groundskeeper duties and responsibilities

  • Gardening and performing landscape duties
    • Mowing lawns
    • Trimming hedges
    • Watering plants
    • Maintaining gardens and lawns, including planting, fertilizing, weeding, soil conditioning, mulching and applying pesticides
  • Ensuring the grounds are clean, safe and usable by guest and visitors
  • Performing basic repairs and maintenance tasks as required
  • Taking on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessary

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with sprinkler systems and other landscaping equipment
  • Knowledge of gardening techniques
  • Knowledge of gardening products such as fertilizers and pesticides
  • Physical stamina and the ability to stand for long periods of time
  • A valid driver’s license

Must have proper equipment:
  • Operating and maintaining garden and landscaping equipment
    • Lawn mower
    • Weed wacker
    • Trimmer
    • Hedge clippers
    • Sprayer