Grounds Keeper


Grounds Keeper

Oz Farm is seeking a part-time Grounds Keeper.

Job Summary

The Grounds Keeper implements all aspects of grounds care and upkeep. This position reports to the Director of Operations. 

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills

  1. Ability to perform work in all types of weather conditions

  2. Ability to work in environment where there is high exposure to dust, pollens, and other allergens

  3. Ability to operate and upkeep necessary equipment, such as lawn mowers, weed whackers, chain saws, chipper and log splitter

  4. Have a good working knowledge about plants including native, invasive, and climate appropriate plants

  5. Excellent interpersonal skills to involve communication skills, time management, prioritizing, and delegating

  6. Ability to be self-motivated and self-managing and to work both independently and collectively

  7. Valid California driver’s license with clean CA DMV record

  8. Passion for Oz Farm’s mission and work to educate apprentices, grow food for our community, and provide a beautiful space for retreats and events

Primary Responsibilities of the Job

  1. Mow and weed whack lawns, fence lines, and building parameters

  2. Water lawns and landscaping

  3. Cultivate, prune, plant, transplant, fertilize, mulch, and water ground cover, flowering plants, and trees

  4. Chainsaw trees and limbs that are impacting the farm and retreat or coordinate with arborist as emergencies dictate

  5. Maintain and repair equipment and small engine machines

  6. Design, install, repair, and maintain irrigation systems when appropriate

  7. Be on call to handle any relevant emergencies

  8. Coordinate with retreats and events for rental preparation

  9. To be flexible with the tasks required for the business, depending on the needs of Oz Farm, which may include tasks other than those related strictly to Job Description

Physical Requirements of the Job

1. Ability to withstand extensive standing, stopping, squatting, pushing, pulling, and lifting of up to 50lbs
2. Drive and operate farm vehicles and small machines
3. Ability to lift up to 60lbs
4. Handle use of tools and machinery in a safe and responsible way


1. The hourly pay of this position is commensurate with experience

To Apply

Please refer to for background on Oz Farm and our programs.
We are accepting applications until position is filled.  Estimated start date for the job is March 2020.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of current references to with the subject “Grounds Keeper”

Please email with any questions regarding this position.  Thank you.


Oz Farm does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.