• Landscape Foreman

    The Landscape Foreman is both a managerial and hands-on position. The Foreman is responsible for overseeing as well as participating in providing year-round maintenance of the grounds and facilities of Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, Prescott Farm, and the preservation properties. This position supervises two year-round employees, one full-time seasonal employee, and one part-time seasonal employee.

    Professional development is available and encouraged for the candidate chosen for the position.

    Classification: Full-time (Non-exempt)

    Reports to: Director of Museums

    Specific Responsibilities:

    Supervise and participate in:

    • Lawn mowing and maintenance.
    • Spring and fall leaf clean-up.
    • Tree work including pruning, removal and chipping.
    • Hedge trimming from the ground or ladder.
    • Snow removal including plowing.
    • Edging and mulching, tree and shrub planting.
    • Hardscape repairs and installation
    • General cleaning of shop and facilities.
    • Equipment and vehicle maintenance and repair.
    • Winterizing work at Rough Point as necessary.
    • Water supply and irrigation maintenance and repair.


    • Coordinate with the Director to ensure historical landscape accuracy.
    • Supervise and manage the grounds and gardening staff in an effective manner.
    • Occasionally assist museum staff with educational projects and participate in one to three public programs each season.
    • Help organize annual plant sale.
    • Collaborate with NRF’s Preservation Department on the following at the Preservation Properties:
      • Identifying and planning for landscape and hardscaping maintenance needs.
      • Carrying out, supervising, and/or subcontracting landscape and hardscaping maintenance.
      • Reviewing tenant requests for landscape maintenance and changes.
      • Maintaining landscapes at vacant properties.
      • Assisting with landscaping at duplexes.
    • Adhere to all company safety practices, procedures and policies.
    • Other projects as requested by the Executive Director.



    • Minimum five years of landscaping experience
    • Minimum three years supervisory experience.
    • Experience with public gardens, parks, and/or museum properties a plus.
    • Possess a strong working knowledge of plant material.
    • Requires excellent written and verbal communication as well as problem-solving and negotiating skills.
    • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel preferred.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
    • Fundamental budgeting skills.
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication.
    • Eager and willing to work as part of a team.

    All employees are required to comply with NRF COVID-19 policies.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to maeve@newportrestoration.org. Applications accepted until Monday September 13th, 2021. EOE

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