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Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Full time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Grounsperson position. The Groundsperson is a full-time, year-round position, starting at $18.60/hour - commensurate with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Groundsperson supports the efforts of Landscape and Grounds shop to maintain proper maintenance of all landscaping while also supporting the efforts to keep the campus safe and healthy. This includes snow and ice removal and cleanup resulting from downed trees and branches.

The Groundskeeper takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Work schedule: The position is designated as providing essential services and may be required to report to work, or remain on duty even when the College is closed. Our work is central to student life and their needs occur at a variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and as such, a flexible schedule with extended shift times may be required. The work schedule may vary and corresponds to the College's operational needs, but generally is Monday - Friday 6am -2:30pm.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • General landscape and grounds duties - Perform general landscape duties required to maintain the landscape and provide labor support. Duties include but are not limited to, lawn mowing, trash recycling removal, weeding, minor trimming, raking, sweeping, leaf clean up unloading trucks, snow and ice removal, and assisting the Athletic Groundskeeper when needed.
  • Inspect equipment and perform minor maintenance, repair, and servicing
  • Assist with general project work and campus partners with office moves unloading delivery trucks, and special event set-ups. Effectively communicate within a diverse community, contributing to the intentionally inclusive culture.


  • A valid driver's license and successful credentialing is required in order to operate college vehicles.
  • Basic math skills including adding and subtracting
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong customer service, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills including ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Attention to detail
  • An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI) check
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift test

  • High School or Vocational Diploma, or equivalent
  • 6 months grounds experience

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure itmeets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2022-07-30 Expires: 2022-08-31

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