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Grounds Technician

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Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico campus
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At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.

As an employee of the Children’s Museum, the Grounds Technician will play a key role in making an excellent first impression among our members and guests by providing and maintaining a welcoming, clean, safe and secure environment on our entire campus. The Museum’s 8+ acre campus includes our 3 acre outdoor experience, Joy Park, with water features, a small apple orchard, sand dunes, zip lines, native grasslands and other thoughtfully designed landscaping throughout. The Grounds Technician is responsible for maintaining high quality presentation and safety standards, therefore effective development and execution of short and long term landscape design and maintenance strategies is essential.

Position Specifications: Full-time, 40 hours a week. Will include at least one weekend day with flexible hours as needed to meet business needs for occasional evenings, holidays and events.

Areas of Responsibility

Please note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.

Grounds Keeping & Landscape Maintenance

  • Operate and maintain irrigation system
  • Tree and plant care/maintenance (watering, pruning etc.)
  • Snow removal
  • Hardscape installation/maintenance (flagstone walkways etc.)
  • Weed pulling and spraying
  • Landscape material maintenance and replacement
  • Lawn mowing, trimming and edging
  • Support general cleaning of property on daily basis

Assist Maintenance Technicians

  • Support routine light and filter changes
  • Special projects as needed to include general repairs and daily maintenance needs  throughout the Museum
  • Shipping & Receiving oversight and coordination
  • General painting and touch ups
  • General daily operations responsibilities
  • Adhere to the Museum’s safety policies and procedures and encourage others to do the same
  • Participate in building a culture of accountability, performance and trust 
  • Promote and adhere to the Museum’s Core Values
  • Minimum 1 year landscape maintenance experience required.
  • Experience and familiarity with small machines, i.e. mowers, blowers, chainsaw, string trimmer, etc.
  • Understanding of landscaping and irrigation systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff, volunteers, and guests in a direct and respectful manner.
  • Team-oriented and able to successfully work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to follow standard operating procedures and checklists with high accuracy.
  • Spanish speaker is a plus.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • All candidates must pass a background check.

Rate: $16/hour (additional $1/hour for Bilingual proficiency)


A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. Paid time-off for vacation, sick days and four holidays. 401(k) Retirement Plan with eligibility to contribute after a 3-month waiting period (must be 21 years of age). Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending account and short-term disability. Free parking, free family membership to the Museum, and discounts in the Museum Gift Shop and Café.

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