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Groundskeeper / Landscaping

Groundskeeper / Landscaping

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA

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Who We Are

Founded in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a private, not-for-profit educational, historic, and cultural institution that owns and operates one of the largest and best-known museum complexes in the world. Our mission is “that the future may learn from the past” through preserving and restoring 18th-century Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. We engage, inform, and inspire people to learn about this historic capital, the events that occurred here, and the diverse peoples who helped shape a new nation. Today, Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the U.S. The Historic Area is the 301-acre restored colonial capital with 88 original buildings and 525 buildings reconstructed to how they appeared in the 18th century through extensive archaeological, architectural, and documentary research. The Historic Area is staffed by highly trained, historically dressed interpreters and expert tradespeople who bring the 18th century to life. The Foundation also owns and operates two world-class museums, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and a renowned research library, the John D Rockefeller Jr Library. Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg is home to five world class accommodations at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge Autograph Collection, the Griffin Hotel, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotels and Suites and the unique Colonial Houses in the Historical Area. Visitors may also indulge in food and drink at our many on site restaurants and taverns that blend a historically inspired dining experience with today’s evolved tastes. Each year over 5 million people visit Williamsburg and another 20 million engage with us digitally.

About the Position

The Groundskeeper performs basic landscaping maintenance tasks including, but not limited to mowing and other turf maintenance, leaf removal, snow removal, and picking up trash, yard debris, and other seasonal landscape tasks.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Keeps assigned area free of trash including paper, cigarettes, bottles and cans.
  2. Weeding and Watering plant beds under supervision of Lead Horticulturists and Horticulturists.
  3. Assists in installation of flowers, shrubs, and trees.
  4. Assists with the maintenance of turf as required by specific sites, to include edging, mowing, fertilizing, and monitoring the watering needs.
  5. Cleans storm drains, swales and catch basins as directed by Lead Horticulturist and Horticulturists.
  6. Operates and performs basic service on power and handheld landscape equipment such as, but not limited to, push mowers, various riding mowers, string trimmers, edgers, leaf blowers, tillers, power shears, and conventional hand tools.
  7. Ability to operate large equipment such as, but not limited to skid steer, tractors, dump trucks, leaf vacuum and similar machinery.
  8. Performs emergency landscaping and safety work due to bad weather (storms, ice, etc.).
  9. Familiar with and adherence to OSHA safety standards as they relate to Landscape tasks and operating equipment. Uses appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing for each job.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.

Required and Preferred Education and Experience: 

Required: Skills gained through a high school education/G.E.D.

Preferred: Possess a Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Registered Technician’s Certificate


  • Ability to read directions and fill out reports; familiar with Microsoft Word computer skills.
  • Work outside in all weather conditions, work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays, be available for work on emergency basis seven days a week, 24 hours a day and ability to learn new equipment.
  • Must be 21, possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, and an acceptable driving record.
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Colonial Williamsburg

Management Company

The Colonial Williamsburg Company has been driven by the same core values since 1930, when the ideas were first established by Williamsburg Tavern and Ordinaries, Inc. With a new formation of hotel properties, the opening of the Williamsburg Inn by Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1937, we’ve hosted and entertained guests from across the globe with our rich history and impressive collection of amenities.

Today, we offer gorgeous guestrooms & colonial homes, over 20 food and beverage outlets, three championship golf courses, a 30,000 sq. ft. spa wellness & fitness center, and a retail shopping district – all supporting The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s education mission and historic preservation. By utilizing our relevance, craftsmanship, courage, and inclusion we’ve continued to fuel our passion in providing captivating experiences for our guests and rewarding opportunities and benefits for each of our trusted employees. And as an Equal Opportunity Employer, we embrace diversity and incorporate culture to unite our team and ensure that we always exceed our guests’ expectations.