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Grounds Keeper (seasonal role until November)

Grounds Keeper (seasonal role until November)

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Grand Ole Opry
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The start date for this position is 4/24/2017 with an end date of 11/10/2017*


  • Duties associated with with an end date of responsibilities for /verall appearance of /the grounds and exterior of buildings including exterior cleaning of buildings, fixtures and sidewalks including trash removal at the Grand Ole Opry House, and surrounding areas.
  • Additional duties include providing assistance with horticulture duties associated with grounds maintenance for the Ryman Auditorium and WSM Radio Facilities that may include mowing, planting, watering, irrigation repair and snow removal, Christmas décor installation and removal and other duties as required.


  • Assists with grounds maintenance duties associated with installation, care and removal of seasonal color, shrubs, perennials and trees. These duties require knowledge in proper planting techniques for different types of plants. The ability to gain knowledge in basic horticulture procedures and processes such as but not limited to knowledge in plant identification, proper pruning and general plant care of specific species of plants commonly used by the facilities maintained. Use of professional pruning equipment including chainsaw, pole pruners and gasoline trimmers is required. The areas maintain include the grounds of the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and WSM Radio general offices.
  • Assists with daily exterior cleaning of grounds including landscape planters, sidewalks, trash receptacles, and signage.
  • Assists with other horticulture duties associated with mulching, irrigation repair, pruning, fall leaf removal and turf grass care including proper mowing techniques and use of commercial mowers, string trimmers and lawn renovation equipment.
  • Responsible for exterior cleaning of buildings and light fixtures including glass cleaning, gutter cleaning, cobweb removal, cleaning of light fixtures panes and pressure washing as required. These duties require the safe utilization of ladders, personnel lifts, high pressure washers and other associated equipment and chemicals required to perform these duties. Responsible for safe operation of equipment.
  • Responsible for providing a safe working environment for self and others by adhering to safe working practices associated with chemical labels and equipment use. Must follow all required safety procedures utilizing personal protection equipment as required by chemical labels, specific equipment and the assigned task.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of company vehicles and equipment on a daily basis reporting any needed repairs or accidents promptly. Equipment includes small trucks, front end loaders, farm tractor, utility vehicles and fork-lifts.
  • Responsible for reporting maintenance issues to supervisor in a timely manner. Maintenance issues include damaged planters, sidewalk damage, vandalism such as stickers or graffiti on trash cans or other company properties, vehicle repair needs, equipment repair needs, etc.
  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance and removal of exterior and interior Christmas décor including lights, garland and bows as well as special Christmas displays.
  • Responsible for providing a safe environment for guests and employees during winter weather by performing snow/ice removal duties using commercial equipment and ice melting compounds as required for the Grand Ole Opry House and WSM Radio.
  • Responsible for interaction with guests who visit properties providing basic information about our company as well as general information
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • No initial experience required


  • Valid Tennessee Drivers License required