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Seasonal Grounds Worker

May 24, 2017


Earlham College is seeking a Seasonal Grounds Worker to work in the Facilities Department. This temporary, full-time position is 40 hours per week for no more than 35 weeks in any 52-week period. The salary is set at the temporary rate of $9.50 per hour with no benefits.

The position is under the direct supervision of the Grounds Supervisor.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


  • Perform turf mowing and maintenance; ensure all assigned areas provide a “clean and green” appearance.
  • Perform proper landscape element, turf, tree and shrub installation, maintenance and removals/replacements.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all roads and alleys on and around Earlham properties as directed.
  • Operate and maintain small equipment and tools required to complete required tasks.
  • Pick up and dispose of trash, both on own initiative and as directed.


  • Clear leaves and other debris from eaves, troughs and drains.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Facilities Department supervisor.

Experience & Qualifications


  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Experience in maintaining a wide variety of light gasoline and diesel equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and move heavy objects and equipment safely alone or as part of a team.     
  • Must be able to operate a forklift and material handling equipment.
  • Physical dexterity and hand-eye coordination are both important.
  • Must be able to work outside in inclement weather.
  • Ability to work well within a team setting.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and meet all qualification requirements for operation of College vehicles and equipment, at all times while employed by the College.

Employment is contingent upon acceptable background checks — criminal and sex offender.

Application Instructions

Please send a signed application form and/or resume, and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three references to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

Applications will be reviewed at the discretion of the hiring supervisor.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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