The Lawn Care Technician is responsible for the cultivation and care of lawns surrounding buildings and other frequented areas on the Penland campus. This person may also assist with school program and special event needs as requested. The position is 30-hours per week, benefits eligible, hourly (March-October) and reports to the Director of Facilities and Grounds.
• Perform groundskeeping duties.
• Mow lawn either by hand or using a riding lawnmower.
• Trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and buildings.
• Landscape by planting and watering grass.
• Apply pesticide to rid grounds of pests such as mosquitos, wasps, ticks, and other insects.
• Apply fertilizer to ground to enhance growth.
• Shovel snow from walkways if required.
• Sweep or blow walkways, roads or patios of debris.
• Trim tree limbs that are posing a danger.
• Trim shrubs and remove weeds in designated landscape and natural areas of campus.
• Perform maintenance procedures on equipment and report needed repairs to supervisor.
• Rake leaves and remove debris from grounds as needed.
• Assist clay studio coordinator in wood processing for kiln firings.
Experience in general lawn mowing procedures and equipment maintenance required. Must be self-motivated, have the ability to manage a varied workload and be able to assess needs, set priorities and solve problems. Must be able to function as part of a team. Good written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required. Must have a valid driver’s license.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools or controls and to speak fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects weighing significantly more than 25 pounds and must bend, lift, work in close quarters and sometimes handle hazardous materials. Position demands frequent exposure to sun and weather conditions.
Compensation discussions are a part of the interviewing process. Penland is located about an hour northeast of Asheville, NC. Penland School of Crafts offers a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment.
Employees at Penland enjoy competitive pay, engaging benefits and a unique work environment of creative inquiry. We have a variety of seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. Classes are offered in the spring, summer and fall with a short winter residency in January and February.
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references to Sally Loftis, Human Resources Manager, Penland School of Crafts, PO Box 37, Penland, NC 28765 or
Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 420 acres in the NC mountains, Penland has 16 teaching studios and 57 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 63. Penland conducts its business with an annual operating budget of $6 million.