Groundskeeper I

California Institute of the Arts
September 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:$18.98 - $20.63
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
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Information & Responsibilities


Under the direction of the Manager of Facilities Services, the Groundskeeper position performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties necessary for the upkeep of the Institute.



  • Plant and maintain turf, flowers, and ground-covers; prune 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 any assignment within Facilities as needed. Some weekend work required to accommodate special events or project needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications


  • Ability to operate and maintain grounds equipment.
  • Able to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to move and to push heavy items 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 1 year 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 link to Interfolio below:

    Groundskeeper I - ID:116783


    $18.98 - $20.63 an hour

    Equity & Diversity

    California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

    Further Information

    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.

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