Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Groundsperson

Banff, AB
$19.51 - $22.39 an hour

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

Specific Accountabilities
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
Operating 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 Operations 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
Assisting 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
Mechanical aptitude and experience working on small engines, oil changes, etc. will be considered an asset.
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 Groundsperson 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 probation period.
This position pays between $19.51 to $22.39 per hour, depending on experience, working up to 37.5 hours per week on a rotating schedule.
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the Groundsperson position until a suitable candidate is 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.
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Diversity Statement
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. 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; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the Centre to apply. We welcome applications from all qualified persons however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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