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International Peace Garden-Grounds Manager-Mon, 05/18/2020 - 7:59am

Grounds Manager


International Peace Garden
10939 Hwy 281
Dunseith , ND 58329

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Job Description 

The Grounds Manager is to oversee the design, planning, developing and new construction of the grounds; ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently and within projected deadlines; preparing and managing an annual budget; collaborating with IPG supervisors and ensuring optimal utilization of personnel and other resources to meet the requirements of the International Peace Garden’s maintenance strategy set by the administrative office.

The Peace Garden is nearly 2,400 acres of indoor and outdoor gardens, displays, hiking trails, scenic drives and a museum.

Benefits and Compensation will be based on level of experience and education.

Duties & Responsibilities 

1. Develop and oversee the hiring plan (interviews, training, orientation and scheduling).
2. Assign and facilitate daily tasks for seasonal staff.
3. Get chemical applicator’s license with Rolette County under the International Peace Garden.
4. Attend administrative meetings.
5. Devise and operate under an annual budget approved by the Finance Administrator.
6. Enforce the rules and regulations of the International Peace Gardens.
7. Provide annual training to seasonal staff (equipment safety, first aid, etc.).
8. Operate and service all IPG tools and equipment.
9. Work with Administrative assistant on State Fleet requirements (get WEX number).
10. Manage, inventory and update maintenance inventory as needed.
11. Maintain all hardscapes (sidewalks, patios, parking lots and roadways)
12. Snow removal in designated areas (high trafficked areas and anywhere with a fire hydrant).
13. Coordinate with the Buildings Manager on campground maintenance. The Grounds Manager will take the lead on grounds related needs (mowing, whipping, roadways and pads, tree management, firewood and pits, and picnic table repairs.)
14. Take the lead on grounds related projects.
15. Set up/tear down for outdoor events and assist when needed for indoor events.
16. Take the lead on irrigation and water features.
17. Collect garbage and recycling regularly.
18. Maintain northern compost site (separating, turning over, removing and burning).
19. Integrate a mowing schedule that is conducive to all departments/events.
20. Apply chemical to turf, hardscapes, large monocultures of trees and non-floral beds.
21. Mulch non-formal beds.
22. Assist the Horticulture Department with soil deliveries and bed amendments.
23. Responsible for ordering aggregates, fuel and oil.
24. Devise and manage a tree care program for large monocultures of trees. Coordinate with the lead horticulturist with plantings in the formal area.

Education and Experience 

Bachelor's Degree is preferred and at least 5 years experience in grounds management.

Application Instructions 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Tim Chapman, CEO, at

Full Name 
Tim Chapman