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Visitor Relations Grounds Associate-Part Time

Job Search Status:  Currently Accepting Resumes


Minimum Pay Rate:  $10.10/hour
Works Hours: Part Time - 20 hours per week: Saturday/Sunday 6 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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.



  • 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 Grotto Grounds
  • Assures weekly laundry is delivered
  • Maintain National Shrine Grotto Water System
  • Collect garbage on grounds

Events/Scheduled Groups:

  • Fulfill visitor requests for pilgrimages, dedications, weddings, Masses, visits, funerals, etc.
  • Manage and track group, retreat and wedding registrations and develop post-event summary reports
  • Process event-related invoices and manage event budgets; track related monthly event expenses; generate/distribute management reports; prepare event proposals that include budget information and estimates
  • Implement event set ups and tear downs, audio-visual needs, and speaker logistical planning

MINOR TASK: Perform other duties assigned by the Operations Manager.

POSITION AUTHORITY: This position directly reports to the Operations Manager. 


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


  • 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

Job Application

  1. Complete the online application

  2. Send cover letter and resume to or mail this information to:

Department of Human Resources
Visitor Relations Grounds Associate Search
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg MD 21727


Please email with questions.

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.


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