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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Groundskeeper, Endicott House in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Groundskeeper, Endicott House

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Endicott House

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Dean for Student Life

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3-4 days per week, may fluctuate-no weekends

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

GROUNDSKEEPER, Endicott House (part-time, 24 hrs/wk.), to perform day-to-day maintenance of all gardens, grounds, and indoor plant areas. Will plant, nurture, prune, and make placements in appropriate gardens, grounds, and interior locations; maintain seasonal rotation of plants in the greenhouse; and perform other groundskeeping duties as assigned. Responsibilities include maintaining pristine appearance of gardens, grounds, and interior locations; maintaining all plants (annual and perennial) in greenhouse; planting seeds/plugs per seasonal planting program; choosing, planting, and pruning historically accurate plants in accordance with landscape preservation maintenance plan; maintaining vegetable gardens, including cold frame garden; seasonal garden and grounds clean up; participating in on-campus plant sales; snow removal as directed; maintaining inventory of plants, seeds, materials, supplies, and equipment; purchasing and maintaining greenhouse supplies and inventories; and handling other gardening tasks as requested. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma, at least three years of relevant experience, experience in garden/greenhouse operations, ability to work independently and in collaborative groups, and basic knowledge of botany plant management. Seek someone committed to excellence in maintaining a historical property. Horticultural training preferred. Job #18435-3

Salary range: $17.23/hr to low $20s/hr, depending upon experience Must be able to work a varying schedule.

Endicott House is located in Dedham, MA. 1/10/20

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.