Are you interested in working at Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm?

The George Washington Foundation cultivates a work environment encouraging fairness, teamwork, and respect among employees at both sites.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for any position listed below, please do ONE of the following three options…

Complete an online employment application [Google Form] and, when prompted, attach your resume.

Or complete a paper employment application [PDF] and email it, along with your resume, to hr@gwffoundation.org.

Or send your completed paper employment application [PDF] and your resume by fax to 540-371-6066 or by mail to The George Washington Foundation, ATTN: Human Resources, 1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Questions may be directed to hr@gwffoundation.org or 540-373-3381 x1032

Additionally, volunteers are critical to the Foundation’s success.
Opportunities are available in a variety of departments.
Visit our Volunteer! page to learn more.

Available Positions:

Gardens and Grounds Assistant

Status: Full-time Hourly, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Buildings and Grounds

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Function: Assumes responsibility for the appearance and maintenance of the grounds and gardens of Kenmore and Ferry Farm Historic sites and other properties owned by the Foundation.

Education/Experience: HS diploma. Minimum 5 year’s public landscape maintenance experience preferred.


Must have plant and tree identification knowledge, pruning planting, turf management skills preferred.

Must have ability to operate equipment or have ability to learn how to operate equipment to include tractors, power tools, trucks, excavators and misc. hand tools.

Must be self-starter and able to work independently

Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands: Must be able to lift 50 lbs operate all types of garden equipment necessary to perform job duties. Must be able to walk, stand, crawl, squat for extended periods.

Work Environment: Must be willing to work outside year round. Work may include evenings, holidays and/or weekend shifts as needed.

Other Requirement: Must pass criminal background check. Must have valid driver’s license. 

Responsibilities to Include But Not Limited to:

  1. Assist with grounds maintenance including lawn mowing, trimming, leaf and brush removal and general management of appearance of the gardens and grounds.
  1. Works in the gardens with volunteers.
  1. Special Events support.
  1. Coordinates with the Gardens Supervisor or Director of Buildings and Grounds to prioritize projects and daily work assignments.
  1. All other duties as assigned.

Training provided. For information call (540) 370-0732 x12. EOE