The Rhode Island School of Design Facilities department is actively seeking a Groundskeeper to join their Custodial & Grounds team. Facilities supports RISD's mission by maintaining a safe and sustainable campus through planning, construction services, building operations, careful management of resources, and respectful personal interaction with the entire RISD community. Groundskeepers perform all duties pertaining to the upkeep, maintenance, and beautification of all campus grounds, walkways, parking lots, etc.
As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial, and inclusive work environment, and a competitive benefits package.
Collect and sort recycled materials on daily basis.
Perform heavy rigging and inter-building moving and assist the custodial and maintenance departments as required. Repair sidewalks and perform small masonry jobs.
Cut grass, repair damaged lawns, prune trees and hedges, operate motorized lawn and garden equipment, and perform routine cleaning and maintenance.
Layout and tend to flower beds and other decorative vegetation.
Operate sandblaster and use chemicals to remove graffiti throughout the campus.
Remove snow and ice from walks and driveways. Operate motorized snow removal equipment.
Drive RISD vehicle to transport materials and staff to the job site(s), possibly outside normal business hours.
High school or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One to three years' groundskeeping experience.
Valid driver's license required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid DOT medical card within 90 days of hire required.
Demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse communities
40 hours per week/12 months per year. Specific schedule will be discussed with candidates at time of interview.
Full-Time; Non-Exempt; Regular
Documents Needed to Apply:
Cover letter (optional)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person, employees are expected to perform work on campus.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Facilities - Grounds
Internal Number: R-00645
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.