Current Opening

Groundskeeper (Full-Time) $16.23/hour

The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids are seeking a full-time Groundskeeper to assist with grounds maintenance of extensive landscaped flower beds and turf areas on the 34-acre Marywood Campus.


  • Operates daily commercial lawn trimming, edging and backpack blowing equipment.
  • Operates large commercial lawn mowing equipment.
  • Operates snow removal equipment.
  • Plants and maintains annuals and perennials in garden beds and planters.
  • Weeds and waters landscape areas as needed.
  • Prunes as needed/directed.
  • Replants and transplants as projects arise.
  • Responsible for spring and fall clean ups.
  • Assists with mulch installation.
  • Assists facilities maintenance staff from time to time as directed.
  • Able to work alone and be a self-starter.
  • Requires some initiative, independence, and judgment to carry out recurring assignments.
  • Must treat co-workers with respect and foster the “Team Approach” to accomplish tasks.


  • Above average manual dexterity and skills.
  • Ability to safely operate commercial lawn and snow equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate hand, electrical and power tools.
  • Previous experience in the position responsibilities is desirable.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent physical exertion, i.e., frequent heavy lifting up to 60lbs, climbing, carrying supplies, walking throughout the grounds, occasionally working on ladders.

COVID-19 Considerations:
To keep staff and residents safe, we monitor temperatures and conduct screenings. Also, heightened cleaning protocol is in place along with the use of masks and other COVID protocol.


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment with Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids


Grounds / Maintenance / Housekeeping