Landscape Supervisor

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Start Date: ASAP  Compensation: $52,100-$55,120 annually ($25.00-$26.50 per hour)

The Newport Restoration Foundation is a non-profit museum and preservation organization, located in beautiful Newport, RI and is currently seeking a  Landscape Supervisor to lead the Grounds and Gardens Crew. This position is both a managerial and hands-on position. 
The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing as well as participating in providing year-round maintenance of the gardens and grounds and of Rough Point Museum and other NRF properties. This position supervises three year-round employees, and one part-time seasonal employee.





  • 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 President.


  • 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

Additional Information

Interested candidates should submit a résumé to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EOE.

  • $52,100-$55,120 annually ($25.00-$26.50 per hour)
  • Full-time / year round work 100% employer paid medical, dental vision life, insurance,
  • Employer contribution to health savings account,
  • 401(k) contribution (not a match)
  • 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, holidays
  • Life, Long Term Disability and AD &D insurance 100% paid by employer
  • Professional development assistance.

Contact Information

Newport Restoration Foundation
Contact Name: Patricia Maeve Sheehan
Phone: (401)849-7300 x111