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Visitor Relations Grounds Associate - Part Time

General Description

The Visitor Relations Grounds Associate oversees and enhances the outdoor, day-to-day, visitor hospitality efforts, and provides a safe and clean environment to further advance the visitor’s experience at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Job Responsibilities

Major tasks


  • Assures daily opening of the facilities, grounds, candles while maintaining the peace and serenity
  • Maintains safety of golf carts and wheelchairs
  • Period programming of bell tower/upkeep for the seasons
  • Maintain all benches and statues on National Shrine Grotto grounds
  • Maintain National Shrine Grotto water system
  • Collect garbage on grounds
  • Initiate and track work orders to Mount St. Mary's Physical Plant and Custodial Services

Events / Scheduled Groups

  • Process event-related invoices and manage event budgets; track related monthly event expenses; generate/distribute management reports; prepare event proposal that include budget information and estimates.

Minor tasks

  • Perform other duties assigned by the Operations Manager.

Position authority

  • This position directly reports to the Operations Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of two years of related experience, preferably in higher education or nonprofit environment preferred.

Required knowledge/skills

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure and flexibility in stressful, deadline-driven situations.
  • Resourcefulness, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to manage and organize multiple tasks effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to work both independently, and as part of a team with results-oriented approach.
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to be persistent in tasks.
  • Ability to give substantial feedback on given responsibilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of Roman Catholic institution, with its cultures and structure and activities.

Position Status

  • Hourly position
  • Part-time 20 hours per week: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to noon.


  • Minimum Pay Rate: $11.75 per hour

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Staff Employment Application - OR -
  2. Send cover letter and résumé to or mail to:

Mount St. Mary's University - Visitor Relations Grounds Associate Search
Department of Human Resources
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE.

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