Banff Centre Seasonal Grounds Keeper

(Equipment Operator)
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$18.01–$18.92 an hour - Seasonal, Full-time
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$18.01–$18.92 an hour

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$18.01–$18.92 an hour
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Shift and schedule
Nights as needed

Banff, AB

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Full job description
Seasonal Grounds Keeper (Equipment Operator)
This is a term position from May 1 until August 31, 2024.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity
Physical Facilities is looking for a Seasonal Equipment Operator to perform grounds maintenance, snow removal, and landscape construction on campus. Responsibilities will change with the seasons, with the main priority of ensuring the safety of the physical grounds for all visitors to campus.

Roles and Responsibilities
Perform landscaping work including leveling and preparing grounds for seeding, sodding and planting, moving soil and gravel, constructing fences, pouring concrete and building retaining walls
Perform winter-related duties to ensure safe conditions on and around the campus including snow removal by hand, using small engine tools or light duty machines; sweeping and sanding sidewalks; chipping and removing ice; operating skid-steer or plow truck
Daily cleaning of the campus including emptying garbage and picking litter, removing weeds, mowing lawns, raking leaves, tending to flower pots, tree maintenance including removal of dead tree branches, preparing beds for the winter season
Operate small power tools including chainsaws, leaf blowers, snow blowers, sidewalk sweepers
Operate light to heavy equipment including tractors, skid-steers, front end loaders and specialized equipment for various reasons such as spraying, removing snow, sanding and sweeping sidewalks and parking lots, lawn mowing, bed digging, planting and/or transplanting or removing trees and shrubs
In the absence of the Facilities Maintenance Manager or Grounds Lead Hand, exercising judgment and making decisions based on seasonal weather conditions and changes on appropriate actions to ensure safe conditions on and around campus
Perform minor repairs and service on mobile equipment, small machines, and irrigation tools
Assist other trades within Physical Facilities, other Banff Centre departments, as well as Banff Centre clients with related needs in such areas as signage installation, event set-ups and break-downs, etc.
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
Minimum of two years’ professional grounds keeping/landscaping experience.
Good working knowledge of grounds maintenance, general horticultural practices, irrigation, landscape construction and tools, equipment, and machinery operation, service and repair common in the landscape field.
Knowledge of the proper and detailed operation and maintenance of hand and power tools as well as light and heavy duty machines and specialized equipment.
Class “5” Alberta driver’s license.
Able to perform strenuous physical work in all types of weather conditions.
Special Requirements
There are specific clothing requirements for this position.
This position is required to be outdoors for extended periods of time, often in inclement weather.
During the snow removal season, this position will be outdoors performing manual snow removal all day.
Due to changing weather conditions, the Seasonal equipment operator may be requested to work non-scheduled days and nights as required to ensure the safety of people on Banff Centre grounds.
Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probationary period.
This position pays between $18.01 - 18.92 per hour working up to 37.5 hours per week on a regular schedule.
This is a term position from May 1 - August 31, 2024.
Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
Transitional staff housing options (based on availability)
Professional development
Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff. (Fitness centre, pool and climbing wall!)
Free or reduced admission to selected Banff Centre performance and events.
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the Seasonal equipment operator position until a suitable candidate has been found.
Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record prior to extension of a final employment offer.
Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.
Commitment to Diversity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Guided by our values, Banff Centre is rooted in Alberta with provincial, national and global impact. Our strength arises from inclusion; the diversity of people, ideas, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds in our work and team. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply.

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