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Employment Opportunities

Listed below are employment opportunities in the Village of Weston.

For questions or details regarding employment opportunities contact the Village of Weston at 419-669-3224 or email

Freelance Grant Writer

Position Overview: The Village of Weston is looking for a skilled freelance grant writer to assist us in researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully securing grants for nonprofit or government entities. They should be able to effectively communicate the village's goals in obtaining funding for projects that will serve the betterment of Weston.


  • Research potential grant opportunities that align with Weston's programs.

  • Write clear, concise, and persuasive grant proposals that effectively communicate our objectives and impact.

  • Collaborate with village employees, village Mayor and council members to gather necessary information and data for grant proposals.

  • Customize grant proposals to meet the specific requirements and preferences of each funding opportunity.

  • Manage the grant application process, including submission deadlines and follow-up communications.

  • Stay updated on trends and best practices in grant writing and fundraising.


  • Proven experience in grant writing for nonprofit and/or government entities, with a successful track record of securing grants.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling narratives and proposals.

  • Strong research skills and the ability to identify relevant funding opportunities.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices.

  • Familiarity with grant databases and online research tools is a plus.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about making a difference in the community and have the skills to help us secure funding for our important work, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume, along with samples of previous grant proposals you have written, to Weston Village Clerk, Stephanie Monts ( Be sure to include "Freelance Grant Writer" in the subject line of your email/application.


Note: This is a freelance and candidates from any location are welcome to apply. 

Part Time Seasonal Cemetery Maintenance

The Village of Weston is currently seeking PART-TIME SEASONAL CEMETERY MAINTENANCE.  Under the supervision of the Cemetery Sexton, job duties include (but not limited to) Mowing & Weed Eating.  Seasonal Hourly Rate is $16.00.  Drop off resume or completed application to the Weston Village Hall: 13234 Main St; or email

Job Title:

Part-Time Seasonal Cemetery Maintenance


Reports to:

Cemetery Sexton


Part-Time Seasonal, not to exceed 40 hours/week, capped at 800 hours/year*
*Shared if multiple employees



Under supervision of the Cemetery Sexton, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work including, but not limited to, grounds maintenance, grave preparation, grave excavation, burial functions, seeding, fertilizing, tree trimming, foundation installation, snow removal, operating earth moving and lawn care equipment, cemetery cleanup, facilities maintenance, and equipment maintenance.


Essential Functions:

  • General cemetery maintenance including mowing grass, applying herbicides, weed eating, removing trash, removing spring/fall decorations, and Memorial Day preparations

  • Prepare and maintain all graves – regular, cremation, infant, pond, estate, above-ground crypt, mausoleum – including marking/laying out area, jack hammering, digging with backhoe or manually with shovel, moving monuments, pumping out water, laying plywood/carpet, shoveling dirt piles, snow blowing paths and seeding/repairing graves

  • Work funerals on weekdays, weekends, and holidays as assigned

  • Cleaning, maintaining, and repairing equipment including vehicles, mowers, weed eaters, saws, pruners and other small engines

  • Install monument foundations including marking/layout area, digging manually with shovel, building foundation forms, pouring, and finishing concrete and fixing leaning monuments

  • Snow removal including plowing, snow blowing, and salting

  • Tree, shrub, and plant maintenance including trimming, planting, storm damage removal/cleanup

  • Pond maintenance

  • Customer service including placing decorations, planting, and locating graves

  • Clean and maintain cemetery maintenance shop

  • Other related duties as assigned



Education:                             High School Diploma or GED equivalent required

Experience:                           At least 6 months of grounds keeping, or landscaping experience required.  Experience with lawn and garden equipment required.


Special Requirements:         Valid Ohio driver’s license, and be insurable under the Village’s insurance carrier, and will be subject to periodic review of driving record through Ohio BMV

Certification:                         Ability to obtain an Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification within 6 months of employment


Skills and Abilities:

Physical Demands:  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee(s) will require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time. 

  • Require to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movements

  • Exposure to all types of weather and temperature conditions

  • Work and/or walk on various types of surfaces, including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain

  • Exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, chemicals, mechanical parts, vibrations, allergens

  • Require use of hands to operate tools and equipment

  • Require operation of assigned equipment

  • Require specific vision abilities including close vision, distant vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus with or without correction



  • Knowledge and ability to operate and maintain common power tools, hand tools, mower, weed eater, snow removal equipment, backhoe, truck, and other equipment

  • Knowledge of basic maintenance procedures, practices and chemicals used in the maintenance field

  • Knowledge of safe work practices and policies

  • Ability to work in inclement weather and extreme temperatures

  • Ability to work independently or in small groups while performing semi-skilled grounds and equipment maintenance and repair work

  • Ability to maintain simple written records and reports

  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of instructions and documents in written, oral, diagram or schedule form,

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public


The Cemetery Board of Trustees retains the right to add or change the duties of this position at any time.  Incumbents may not perform all the duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties to address business needs and changing practices.

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