The Assistant Groundskeeper assists the Ground Crew Chief in maintaining the grounds, lawn plantings, shrubs, walks, drives and parking ramp, and with building maintenance as needed.  This position has seasonal hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the summer months and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the remainder of the year.

In this role, you will….

·         Perform landscape and grounds maintenance including but not limited to mowing, edging, blowing, trimming, sweeping, cleaning, shoveling and snow removal.

·         Operate and maintain ground equipment, including but not limited to, sweepers, mowers, snow throwers, snow plowing equipment, weed whippers, edgers, hedge trimmers, grounds tractors, bobcat, sweeper and vehicles.

·         Remove snow and ice from sidewalks, drives, lot and parking ramp.

·         Perform parking ramp cleaning and maintenance.

·         Assist with building maintenance duties as needed, including semi-skilled carpentry, painting, and moving desks, furniture or other items.

·         Work extra hours before or after scheduled shift and for on-call hours and weekend works, primarily during snow removal season.

Specific Requirements

·         High school graduate or equivalent GED.

·         Three to five years of grounds keeping and landscaping experience.

·         Valid Driver’s License, satisfactory motor vehicle record check, and DOT license(s) as required.

·         Great attention to detail and strong organizational and prioritization skills.

·         Ability to be self-guided and work independently as needed.

·         Working knowledge of irrigation systems.

·         Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift 50 pounds.

·         Ability to work in extremely cold or hot weather conditions.

·         Mechanical aptitude and/or small engine and some vehicle maintenance and repair experience.

·         Strong organizational and prioritization skills a plus.

Who You Are

You have the ability to work independently and with a team in a multi-tasking and fast-paced environment. You’re dependable, accountable and have a positive outlook. You take pride in keeping the grounds immaculate.

You’re good at and enjoy….

·         Landscaping to create a high level appearance.

·         Working outside in any type of weather.

·         Knowing your success is directly related to visitor satisfaction.

Mia Culture

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and demonstrable indicators of these values by all team members.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, along with a resume to miajobs@artsmia.org.

Posting Deadline

Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 17th, 2018.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


About Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Home to more than 89,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country—Rembrandt to van Gogh, Monet to Matisse, Asian to African—Mia links the past to the present, enables global conversations, and offers an exceptional setting for inspiration.

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