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Groundskeeper Duties and Responsibilities

Job Description For Hotel Groundskeeper


REPORTS TO: Housekeeper / Engineering Supervisor


The Hotel Groundskeeper is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the hotel grounds. This includes ensuring that the grounds are clean, well-kept, and presentable at all times.

The Groundskeeper may also be responsible for setting up and breaking down event spaces, as well as conducting light landscaping tasks such as trimming hedges and watering plants.


  • Maintain the cleanliness and presentation of the hotel grounds at all times

  • Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, reseed the lawn, rake the leaves and moss, fertilize the turf.

  • Set up and break down event spaces as needed

  • Conduct light landscaping tasks such as trimming hedges and watering plants

  • Fertilize and Patch the Lawn as needed.

  • Scrub every inch of all walkways to maximize safety and remove many books, debris, and cobwebs.

  • Responsible for ensuring and guaranteeing the working and upkeep of tools and machines used in the maintenance process.

  • Inspect buildings that need repair. (Include the parking lot, basement, lighting, etc.)

  • Plant grass, ground covers, and plants. 

  • Assist other members of the team and other departments to provide the greatest productivity of the department and hotel.

  • Cleans all trash and cigarette butts from the grounds.

  • Respond to guest requests from the guests, answer their questions, and address any issues or complaints that they may have had, all within a polite and courteous manner with the goal of satisfying the guests' needs and preferences.

  • Attempt to complete other tasks as assigned, requested, or deemed necessary by management.



  • Possess the necessary physical abilities to use ladders, crouch, and climb in order to perform manual labour and carry out repairs.

  • being able to lift 85 pounds

  • Ability to operate basic landscaping equipment

  • Knowledge of horticultural principles and best practices


Experience as a groundskeeper or similar role is a plus.

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