The Episcopal Academy has an immediate opening for a Landscape Manager who will be an integral part of the Facilities and Operations team and will report to the Grounds Superintendent. We are looking for a detail-oriented candidate with a can do attitude to perform routine care of plantings, trees, container plants and other campus features. Additional roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Plant and care for plantings, shrubs, lawns, using such tools and equipment as brooms, edgers, mowers, and sprayers, hoes, picks, shears, rakes, spades, spreaders, cultivating machines, etc.
Design and implement seasonal flowers in containers or hanging baskets.
Detect and report evidence of disease, insects, trees, shrubs, flower damage to Grounds Superintendent..
Plant, edge, & maintain landscape beds and trim hedges.
Implement campus pruning schedule with Grounds Superintendent.
Water, spray, fertilize, and cultivate flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Rake and dispose of leaves, twigs, and other debris.
Clean and care for tools and equipment.
Design and implement new landscapes.
Help maintain a trash free campus.
Assist in educating crew members on proper skills and techniques.
Assist with general grounds maintenance of the campus.
Assist with snow removal by shoveling, salting, sanding, and operating snow removal vehicles and equipment (24-hour on-call during inclement weather).
Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
Hold a 2- or 4-year degree in horticultural maintenance and have at least 5 years of experience on a maintenance staff.
Possess the knowledge of trees,shrubs,perennial, and annual plants.
Possess the ability to identify disease, insect damage and implement IPM strategy.
Possess the ability to obtain a PA pesticide applicator license within 90 days of hire date.
Possess the ability to work independently without constant supervision.
Possess working knowledge of the tools, methods, and materials used in grounds maintenance.
Possess the ability to walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time and can lift or carry 70 lbs or more.
Possess the willingness to share knowledge of horticulture with crew members.
Possess working knowledge of grounds machines and equipment.
Possess outstanding organizational and leadership abilities and a can do attitude.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are welcome to apply by emailing their cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted in PDF format.
Application deadline: Ongoing
Position start date: Flexible
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.
About The Episcopal Academy
The Episcopal Academy, located in Newtown Square, PA, offers college preparatory education for more than 1,200 boys and girls from PK-12th Grade in three units: Lower, Middle and Upper schools.
Episcopal Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.