Information & Responsibilities
Under the direction of the temporary Assistant Director, Campus Maintenance, the Groundskeeper I position performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties necessary for the upkeep of the Institute.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Plant and maintain turf, flowers, ground covers; prunes trees and shrubs.
- Remove debris from parking lots, stairs, patios, walkways and maintain hard surfaces.
- Assist in the maintenance of parking lots including asphalt, concrete, signs and painting.
- Mix and apply fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides. Assist with general pest control.
- Participates in the collection of hazardous material for short term storage and disposal.
- Operate and perform minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools required.
- Operates, adjust and performs maintenance repairs to sprinkler systems and all connected plumbing.
- Available for call-in emergencies and accept any assignment within Facilities as needed. Some weekend work required to accommodate special events or project needs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to operate and maintain grounds equipment.
- Able to work in confined spaces.
- Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
- Ability to move heavy items and to push heavy manually or using special equipment.
- Willing and able to be test fit for respirator and pass a pulmonary function test
- Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
- Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Upon offer of employment, must pass a background check and pass a physical examination.
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
- Knowledge of grounds equipment, tools and procedures of grounds gardening care.
- Knowledge of fertilizer, insecticides and herbicides used in grounds gardening.
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Minimum 2 years Groundskeeper experience preferred.
- Must have a valid California driver license. Employment is subject to driving record meeting the standards of the CalArts insurance carrier.
How to Apply
This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please follow the interfolio link to apply:
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.