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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures advances 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.

Reporting to the Grounds Lead, the Groundskeeper will be responsible for maintaining the Museum’s physical condition and functional outdoor space. Daily activities include cleaning and resetting furniture, care for trees and plants, hardscape, and sidewalks. You will thrive in this role if you have knowledge of grounds equipment, maintenance, and safety procedures, along with a passion to create a clean and welcoming environment for our visitors.

You Will:

  • Maintain landscape (trees, groundcovers, shrubs, and annual/perennial color displays).
  • Perform grounds maintenance work, including planting, cultivating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, and irrigating trees, shrubs, hedges, and lawns. Water plants by hand.
  • Be responsible for setting up interior and exterior furniture for our events.
  • Perform weed abatement and other grounds-related functions.
  • Operate groundskeeping power equipment.
  • Operate grounds-related equipment and tools.
  • Assist with the clearing of trash and other debris.
  • Assist with maintenance of DG (decompose granite), walkways, sidewalk, fences, and other areas.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and a positive and respectful attitude with peers, supervisors, administrator, customers, and visitors.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • 1+ years of grounds, custodial, or set-up services related experience.
  • Knowledge of grounds care techniques.
  • Knowledge of irrigation system and maintenance is a plus.
  • Knowledge of proper caring for DG (decompose granite) is a plus.
  • Sprinkler system experience is a plus.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Eagerness to attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Flexibility to work a variable schedule to include different shifts, weekends, holidays, some overtime, and late nights.


Physical Requirements:

  • Work indoors and outdoors in fluctuating temperatures.
  • Work under adverse situations and conditions (dirty, noisy, etc.).
  • Work on ladders, lifts, and heights comfortably.
  • Lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds and kneel/bend/stoop/squat for extended periods of time.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Groundskeeper  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 6/18/2021  
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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