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Overview

To better fulfill the potential for Center City and LeBauer Parks, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. was created. The 501(c)(3) non-profit maintains a public-private partnership serving the downtown community through activated urban greenspaces. The mission of GDPI is to serve as the executive management of Greensboro’s downtown parks, focusing on public activation, maintenance, financial well-being and overall vitality. 

 

Center City Park and LeBauer Park are a combined 5-acre urban green space serving as the central gathering place for Greensboro's residents and visitors in a setting that is both relaxed and lively. Each year, the parks play host to hundreds of public programs and events, bringing more than 200,000 visitors annually. The parks feature outstanding public art, recreational equipment, facilities for children, pet-friendly spaces, café dining, and artistic performance pavilions. Located directly across Davie Street from one another, each park offers a unique atmosphere in the heart of the Cultural Arts District. From LeBauer’s innovative design dedicated to activity and play, to Center City’s lush, green serenity, visitors are sure to find whatever park experience they desire. 


Drawing people from a range of ages, races, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic standings, abilities, and life experiences, the parks have truly become the heart of Greensboro with a pulse on the current happenings of our community. Alongside sponsors and dedicated program partners, GDPI annually hosts over 400 FREE public programs and events in the parks. GDPI maintains that a connection to place carries deep meaning in the lives of all people. The goal of our organization through its programming is to build and maintain a relationship between our parks and the greater community, making these spaces essential places in the lives of the people of Greensboro. The organization's driving belief in its placemaking efforts is that a meaningful connection to the parks will help people connect with the city on the whole and build in them a desire to commit to living and working here longterm - and in that time, make important contributions to the city's progress.

Opportunities
Descriptions

Position: Crew Chief Click HERE to Download a Full Job Description

 

Position: Crew Chief
Department: Facilities & Programs Departments
Category: Park Staff
Reporting Relationship: Director of Facilities
Status: Part-time, Year round. 28-35 hrs/wk
Compensation: $14/hr starting
Start Date: January 1, 2021 or until position is filled


Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. (GDPI) is seeking to fill two Crew Chief positions for LeBauer Park and Center City Park in downtown Greensboro, NC. The Facilities team is primarily tasked with the maintenance and development of the physical park assets. This includes horticulture, janitorial, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. This is a collaborative and dynamic position that requires physical and mental dexterity. The primary responsibilities of this position include janitorial and general maintenance duties, performing as the go-to person for upkeep of these urban greenspaces.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent GDPI’s brand and mission in a positive way during all times

  • Senior weekend staff member, with supervisory duties

  • Must possess the ability to interact respectfully, regularly with the public. Duties include:

    • Serve as on-the-ground liaison for permitted vendors, sponsors, partners, and members of the public to ensure an inclusive park experience for everyone

    • Be familiar with upcoming park programs and events to advertise to park patrons

    • Assist with directions and other questions as needed

    • Enforce park rules and liaise with emergency personnel as needed

    • Serve as emcee and make stage announcements as needed

  • Collaborate with a team of 3-5 part-time Park Ambassadors to ensure the highest quality upkeep of LeBauer and Center City Parks.

    • Serve as a quality professional role model in fulfillment of Ambassador duties to the highest standards of the organization

    • Be on-call for providing assistance via text, email, and phone call when not on schedule

    • Lead set-up and breakdown of daily amenities and programs/event equipment

    • Maintain park areas to a high standard of cleanliness, organization, and function, including public-facing features and landscaping, restrooms, office areas, facility maintenance rooms, and storage spaces

    • Maintain critical park data, procedural integrity, safety protocol, training documents, and other records in an organized manner of high standard

    • Assist other departments as needed, such as for print material distribution, leading programs, tabling at events, etc.

  • Help to lead the facility maintenance and growth of a vibrant, urban park. Includes, but is not limited to:

    • Feature and interactive fountain operation, repair, and daily cleaning

    • Painting interior and exterior surfaces

    • Supervising and assisting horticultural team Plumbing, electrical, HVAC repair, and/or supervision.

    • Take lead on all janitorial work, supervising assisting Ambassador staff as needed

    • Pressure washing

    • Hand, gas, and electric tool usage

    • Problem solving, landscape design, placemaking

    • Other janitorial duties including but not limited to opening and servicing all bathrooms, fountain cleaning, and taking out trash and recycling

  • Be flexible to perform other duties of a comparable level/type as assigned

Job Location and Conditions:

  • 80% parks, 20% office (varies during seasons)

  • Must be willing to work outside year-round, and in all weather conditions

  • Must operate equipment safely and in accordance with training, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, and reporting any unsafe work conditions or practices to supervisor

  • Must be available to work early mornings, days, evening, weekends and holidays.

    • Weekend supervisory responsibilities are a critical component of this position

  • Must wear uniform when on duty. Responsible for clean and neat appearance of uniform including tucked-in GDPI shirt, khakis or denim (not ripped), and optional GDPI hat and jacket

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting with children, families, staff, and community partners and contacts.

  • A true “people person” with an outgoing personality and ability to interact with small and large crowds.

  • Previous event/customer service experience strongly preferred.

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.

  • Ability to assess, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

  • Must be able to stand, walk or run over flat terrain during the entire shift

  • Required Availability: daily shifts are from 10AM to 6PM. Candidates are required to have weekend availability. Some early mornings and evenings/late nights required for events/programs.

Preferred Candidate:

  • Experience supervising or leading groups of people to achieve shared goals

  • Mechanically minded. Eye for details.

  • 1-2 years in a horticultural/facilities/maintenance position.

  • CPO certification, or ability to acquire

  • Is self-directed. This position will be the facilities point person for most weekends.

  • Good sense of humor.

Post Offer Requirements:

  • Credential check

  • Driving record check

  • Criminal history, Child Protective Services registry, and sex offender record check

Post Hire Requirements:

  • Completion of First Aid certification (every 2 years)

  • Completion of additional trainings required to do the job effectively

  • Completion of OSHA training (annually).

  • CPO certification within 90 days of hire

To Apply:

Applications submitted any other way than listed below will not be considered.

Please submit the following to Amanda Miller, Director of Programs & Marketing at programming@greensborodowntownparks.org

  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position.

  • A résumé detailing your work history as it aligns to the requirements of this position.

  • Copies of any relevant, up-to-date certifications as they align with the requirements of this position.

Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
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200 N Davie Street

Greensboro, NC 27401

info@greensborodowntownparks.org

336-373-7533

Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. is a non-profit organization in partnership with the City of Greensboro, Center City Park and LeBauer Park. The mission of GDPI is to serve as the executive management of Greensboro’s downtown parks, focusing on public activation, maintenance, financial well-being and overall vitality.