Grounds Worker

Permanent, full-time position.

The Grounds Worker works within SMUS’s Building and Grounds Department and reports to the Grounds Supervisor. The Grounds Worker will be responsible for a variety of semi-skilled and manual tasks related to the maintenance and development of the school grounds, properties and playing fields. Hours of work are generally Monday to Friday. The work is physical and may include outdoor tasks during inclement weather.

Key Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Landscaping school grounds and properties
  • Pruning trees, bushes, plants & shrubs
  • Maintaining grounds, including marking/lining playing fields, cutting and trimming grassed areas, weeding, irrigating, raking, shoveling and sweeping outside areas
  • Operating equipment such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, spreaders, small power tools, aerator, tractors
  • Snow removal and de-icing of walkways
  • Cleaning work areas, equipment and tools
  • Cleanling building entryways and hardscapes
  • Performing duties in compliance with safety regulations
  • Other duties as required


  • High school diploma along with five years experience, preferably in an educational environment
  • Basic mechanical skills for small motors
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written
  • Ability to work independently and as a positive and collaborative team member
  • Basic computer skills
  • Fully qualified to operate heavy duty equipment and tools.
  • Valid BC Driver's license (Class 5)

Criminal Record Check

The successful applicant will pass and maintain a clear criminal record check for the purposes of working with children. 

An eligibility list may be established for future full- or part-time positions.

Application Details

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Please respond with a cover letter and résumé to:  

St. Michaels University School
C/O Human Resources Department
3400 Richmond Road.
Victoria, BC V8P 4P5
Email application for Grounds Worker

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls, please. Once a successful candidate is hired, the posting will be removed from our Current Opportunities page. Thank you for your interest in our school.

St. Michaels University School is one of Canada’s leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools.

Our boarding population is recruited nationally and internationally to form a rich and diverse community. Our students come from over 20 different countries and our school community represents over 40 different ethnic backgrounds. Our graduates attend the top universities in the world, many of them on scholarships. The faculty culture of excellence is supported by healthy professional development resources and a dynamic program of professional growth, which has earned them national and international recognition, including several Prime Minister’s Teaching Awards.

The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and the self also grow.

For more information about St. Michaels University School, please refer to the rest of our website.