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Grounds Lead 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Under the direction of the Assistant Manager of Maintenance, the Grounds Lead will assist with coordinating, monitoring, working, and leading assigned gardening and grounds maintenance activities.

You Will:

  • Perform tasks for the management of landscapes, including lawns, palm trees, small trees, groundcovers, shrubs and annual/perennial color displays.
  • Perform skilled grounds maintenance work involved in planting, cultivating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing and irrigating trees, shrubs, hedges and lawns; waters lawns and plants by hand as needed.
  • Perform weed abatement and other grounds-related functions.
  • Operate groundskeeping power equipment as necessary.
  • Coordinate and assist with the clearing of trash and other debris.
  • Coordinate and participate in the maintenance of DG (decompose granite), walk ways, sidewalk, fences, and other areas.
  • Assist with special events set-up and breakdowns and performs other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D).
  • 2+ years’ grounds or maintenance related experience.
  • Sprinkler system experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of grounds care techniques.
  • Knowledge of grounds equipment, maintenance and safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of irrigation system and maintenance is a plus.
  • Knowledge of proper caring for DG (decompose granite) is a plus.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and a positive and respectful attitude with peers, subordinates, supervisors, administrator, customers and visitors.
  • Comfort working on ladders, lifts, and heights.
  • Ability to operate grounds-related equipment and tools.
  • Ability to attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Ability to work various shifts including weekends and holidays when needed.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds and kneel/bend/stoop/squat for extended periods of time.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Grounds Lead  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 4/15/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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