Groundskeeping Position - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Position: Groundskeeping Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Groundskeeper
Job Location: MICDS, 101 North Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone: 314-995-7417
Job Description:
MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years.  A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coed school for grades JK-12.  Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as an engaged citizen in our ever-changing world.

Our Culture
At MICDS, our collaborative, collegial and positive workplace culture drives our workforce and encourages overall employee well-being.  MICDS is deeply committed to nurturing a diverse community:  more than 40 languages other than English are spoken in our families’ homes; 36% of our students self-describe as students of color; and, 25% of our students receive 100% of demonstrated need in financial aid totaling more than $4.5M annually.  We eagerly seek candidates who contribute to and thrive in inclusive communities.

Employee Benefits
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.

Application Process
For immediate consideration, complete our online application at and upload a copy of your cover letter and resume. EOE.

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Grounds, the groundskeeper performs a variety of tasks necessary to achieve a pleasant and functional outdoor campus.  Also maintains and repairs all landscaping and grounds equipment.

Essential Functions
    • Performs grounds maintenance activities including cultivating, planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, mowing and/or pruning lawn, gardens, shrubs and trees.
    • Assists with the maintenance of outdoor fields and athletic facilities to include marking out boundaries before events.
    • Plants shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetation following detailed plans and directions.
    • Removes dirt, trash and debris from assigned areas and transports same to appropriate disposal facility.
    • Performs removal of snow and ice from assigned areas using hand and power snow removal equipment.  Spreads salt, sand, and deicers to prevent slipping.
    • Operates hand and power equipment such as mowers, tillers, sweepers, snow blowers, edgers, shovels, and small vehicles including tractors.  Performs routine assembly, cleaning and maintenance of equipment as needed.
    • Measures, mixes and applies fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals following specific instructions.
  • Ability to perform physical work requiring bending, stooping, reaching, carrying, and frequent heavy lifting; to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
  • Mandatory over-time required during inclement weather or for special events.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Follows workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to perform work in, on, around, under and over trees, shrubs, and buildings and facilities.
  • High level of self-motivation and proven ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to work additional hours when needed.
Other Information
  • A criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully completed.
  • A motor vehicle record check will be performed to determine ability to drive school-owned vehicles
  • Tasks are regularly performed with potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, fumes, dusts, wetness, humidity, machinery, vibrations, temperature and noise extremes, and toxic/poisonous agents.
  • Works in varied and extreme weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.