Building and Grounds Supervisor

Full-time hourly position, non-exempt


Posted June 3, 2024

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Locust Grove is a 1790s historic site set on fifty-five acres in Louisville’s east end. It is a National Historic Landmark and an AAM-accredited museum.  The site tells the story of all the people who lived and worked here, free and enslaved, in the early years of the nation through tours, programs, exhibits, demonstrations, and publications.


QUALIFICATIONS: The Buildings and Grounds Supervisor must be able to work successfully and communicate clearly with other staff, volunteers, and committee members in the execution of his or her duties. The Buildings and Grounds Supervisor must be able to keep timely records of actions taken and scheduled. The Buildings and Grounds Supervisor works in collaboration with Gardener and other staff. The individual must be well organized, self-directed and should accept as routine the flexible operation schedule of the site. Physical strength is required for this position.


  • Care of all buildings, especially the historic house, reflecting curatorial standards of care; maintenance of all areas of the grounds, including lawns, woods, paved areas, lighting, fences, and other amenities (excluding garden areas, unless required to assist the site Gardener) to acceptable historical standards.
  • Performing and supervising daily cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, trash removal, and cleaning of restrooms and other public spaces. Ordering and stocking of restroom supplies and cleaning materials.
  • Minor repairs, such as light carpentry, painting, and staining, as necessary.
  • Initiate major maintenance work orders using Louisville Metro Parks’ online work order software and direct skilled tradespersons and contractors when they are on site.
  • Occasional mowing and trimming of grass and plantings, watering, leaf and snow removal.
  • Setup and breakdown of tables, chairs, and other equipment for programs and facility rentals onsite and in event spaces. Site preparation for large events, including layouts for parking areas, tent setup, signage placement, etc.



  • Communication and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree desirable, not required
  • Experience and familiarity with basic cleaning and maintenance procedures
  • Familiarity with lawn and grounds maintenance equipment and procedures
  • Willingness to learn curatorial standards of care for historic buildings and their furnishings
  • General office computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite), AV/internet skills desirable
  • Willingness to undertake a range of physically demanding and varied duties
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to frequently crouch, kneel, bend, stand, reach, and climb ladders
  • Must frequently walk and stand – at least 60% of the time on duty

SCHEDULED HOURS: Regularly 35 hours per week, primarily Monday through Friday, up to 40 hours a week as necessary; weekends and evening work are required with advance notice. The daily schedule typically requires arriving by 9:00 a.m. before the site opens to the public. There is a one-hour unpaid lunch break daily.

Qualifies for full-time employee benefits: health insurance, Simple-IRA retirement plan, two weeks paid vacation, sick leave.

COMPENSATION: The hourly pay range begins at $20.00, depending on skills and experience. There is a 90-day probationary period. Benefits begin after the probationary period. Compensation is subject to the terms and conditions in the HLG Employee Handbook.

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest and resume to Carol Ely, Chief Executive Officer, at Applications accepted until position is filled.