Grounds Manager

Coves Darden P.R.E. Farm

Aiken,  South Carolina

Large Horse breeding and training facility is looking for capable Grounds Manager to head maintenance department.

Applicants must have prior experience:

  • Tasking employees, insuring job is completed as intended. Coordinate and report back to owners. 
  • Safe operation of farm equipment such as Backhoes, Tractors and attachments such as chippers, bush hogs, hay cutting and baling equipment.
  • Safe operation of small equipment such as mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, pressure washers, drills etc...
  • Handling horses or other livestock.

Daily and seasonal farm activities:

  • Feeding, watering and mucking stalls (group effort)
  • Chemical vegetation control along fence lines, around buildings, pastures, etc
  • General landscaping and maintenance of green spaces
  • Chemical fly control system maintenance
  • Empty manure pit and spread manure
  • Repairs to plumbing:water troughs, water hydrants as needed
  • Winterization of pipes, water hydrants
  • Fence and gate repair as needed
  • Maintenance of trails and roads.
  • Dragging arenas 
  • Maintenance of pastures and hay fields
  • Ordering feed, shavings and supplies, receiving PO's 
  • Scheduling equipment service calls and keeping records
  • Preparing property for events 

Position is full time. 8am - 1pm Lunch break 2pm - 6pm  5-6 days per week.  

2 weeks Vacation/year

Pay is monthly and rate is based on experience.

Living on site is not required. New three bedroom brick rental houses on fenced acre lots that include a fire place and appliances when available may be rented at discounted rate to Coves Darden Farm employees.  

Applicants must submit a resume for consideration. If the resume does not reflect experience with horses and/or livestock please provide a cover letter with those details. Email subject Grounds Manager Applicant -  Any questions, please call Dorothea Darden 803-270-5912 Monday - Friday 8am -6pm

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