Seasonal Groundskeeper

· Port Clinton, Ohio
Employment Type Seasonal

Please fill in and complete the following Job Application to the best of your ability. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This includes Past Employment with References.

African Safari Wildlife Park is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For all Positions:
 Must have excellent communication skills, be able to pass pre-employment screening, must have valid Driver's License, be on your feet for several hours, and lift up to 50 pounds. Must be available to work weekends, and holidays.



Seasonal Groundskeeper


Description: This position is Seasonal (March - October) and Full-Time OR Part-Time. This position possess skills and knowledge for maintaining the grounds and landscaped areas and does so with moderate to minimal supervision. Planting, mulching, and pruning and general maintenance of flowerbeds and plantings is required. Experience working in a public garden, zoological park, or similar facility is highly preferred. Works in a team setting with other Maintenance, Grounds, and Management Staff. 


Qualifications: Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid Driver's License to operate a Golf Cart and handle Power Tools.

Essential Functions:

  • Regular maintenance of gardens, landscaped areas, exhibits, and planters. Eliminate overgrowth and management of natural areas.
  • Responsible for lawn maintenance. 
  • Responsible for watering, pruning, weeding, cleaning up leaves, leaf blowing, mowing, weed-eating, transplanting, preparing beds, and cultivating seeds. 
  • Removal of snow and ice as needed. 
  • Responsible for installation of plants to ensure success of growth, meet the Park's landscaping plan and original design specifications. 
  • Ability to follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions including weather and heights.
  • Operates equipment such as tractors, high lifts, fork lifts, trucks, and golf carts (or has a willingness to learn to operate).
  • Performs (or delegates as needed) daily litter removal for all outdoor areas.
  • Maintains outdoor areas of the Park as appropriate/as assigned to ensure a safe and pleasant Guest experience (when open to the public).
  • Responsible for tracking completion and quality of all assigned work required. Maintaining accurate records for all work required. 

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  • Location
    Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Employment Type
    Seasonal