Seasonal - Grounds Maintenance Technician

Open Position at Creation Museum

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Location: Petersburg, KY
Department: Site Development & Horticulture

Summary

  

The Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Technician participates in a range of grounds maintenance practices to ensure our guests are exposed to attractive natural settings, beautiful garden displays and park settings, as well as educational gardens.
Responsibilities 
  • Receives instructions and work assignments from the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor or the Grounds Maintenance      Manager.
  • Assists other Grounds Maintenance Technicians with routine assignments and problem solving. 
  • Keeps parking lot, walks and driveways clear of debris and litter.
  • Uses mowers to cut turf areas; performs minor repair and adjustments of equipment.
  • Plants, transplants, cultivates, irrigates, and sprays ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, and flowers.
  • Maintains lake gardens, including the lake itself.
  • Maintains proper records of all the aforementioned items. 
  • Trims trees, hedges, and shrubs; prepares and treats soil for planting annual color.
  • Assist in keeping gardens in balance with regards to insect and disease problems, seasonal mulching and dyeing of garden areas, fall leaf removal. 
  • Trash removal. 
  • Install drain tile. 
  • Install stone walls and patios; make repairs to asphalt and concrete; painting of outside structures. 
  • Operates small and medium size trucks and trailers. 
  • Operates power equipment such as bobcat, tractor, mowers, chainsaws, weed eater, blowers etc., operates hand tools such as pruners hand saw, hammer, shovels, rakes, pitch forks etc.
  • Performs snow removal duties which may require unusual hours. 
  • Assist with installing Christmas lights throughout the grounds.
  • Follows standard operating procedures for all tasks. 
  • Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Technician may work alone or as a member of a crew and is required to use appropriate safety procedures and appropriate equipment to complete assigned duties. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Assist with other divisions as needed.
  • And all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Requirements

  • Commitment to Christ and AiG mission
  • Preferred - Knowledge of: standard horticultural and grounds keeping practices; the use and maintenance of grounds keeping tools and equipment. 
  • This position will require lifting 50-80 pound objects; frequent bending, walking, and standing; exposure to a variety of weather conditions for extended periods of time; exposure to chemicals which may present health hazards if not handled properly; exposure to dangerous power and hand equipment if not used properly.
  • Preferred - Ability to: perform general gardening and grounds keeping work; use and maintain tools and equipment; communicate with the ministry guests on facility information, vendors, and contractors, follow written and verbal instructions;      perform heavy manual labor; plan and perform basic landscaping functions; learn specialized procedures related to irrigation systems, lake management, equipment, landscaping, pesticide applications, etc.

Education & Experience

  • Any combination of education or job related experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities to perform tasks is preferred. 
  • Driver’s license required.

Benefits

  • Traditional & Roth 401K with employer match, 100% vested day 1, (must be 21 years of age to participate)
  • Ark Encounter & Creation Museum Family Admission discounts
  • Discounted Tickets to local and regional attractions
  • And many more Employee Perks

Items needed for possible employment

  • Completion of on-line application, https://answersingenesis.org
  • Salary Requirements
  • Confirmation of your agreement with the AiG Statement of Faith
  • Completion of a Background Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screen 
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