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General Maintenance & Event Support Worker, Downtown Urban Campus, U of C Continuing Education

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Job ID: 27441

Updated: December 1, 2022

Location: Downtown Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The U of C Continuing Education Team, Downtown Urban Campus is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time General Maintenance & Event Support Worker

This position reports to the Downtown Urban Campus Director with the work performed under minimal supervision.  Daily tasks and work assignments are received from the Team Lead, Facilities and Client Services. The Downtown Urban Campus is a leased property with the University, as a tenant, responsible for maintaining the property in good repair and for setting up classrooms and events so as to ensure a safe work environment for all campus users.  

The General Maintenance & Event Support Worker ensures that the event spaces and classroom furniture are set up according to the needs of each user group and that the physical campus infrastructure is maintained to the standards expected of a Class A building.
While this is a hands-on role, there are aspects to the position which require the incumbent to adopt a proactive planning approach and to work effectively with stakeholders.
The incumbent will work closely with downtown campus event planning and information technology staff.

Stress can be moderate depending on the volume of events and the expectations of campus users. This position involves providing reliable and professional customer service to the campus community and to other external users. 

There are two primary purposes of this position:

  1. to coordinate and perform the day-to-day maintenance, painting, and repairs required for a public, mixed use student/rental facility, and
  2. to set up and dismantle tables, chairs, staging and podiums for special events and classrooms.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

    • Set Up and Tear Down Event Centre; Assist with 6th Floor Servery
    • Responsible for arranging for return all refundable recyclables
    • Manage public common area spaces
    • Organize and maintain campus storage areas including storage room and basement
    • Ensure classrooms, meeting rooms, and event centres are well maintained and clean
    • General Maintenance and Repair
    • General campus cleaning : for tasks not covered by cleaning contractor or to augment staff

    Qualifications / Requirements:

    • Painting expertise
    • Knowledge of handling small tools and ability to undertake minor repairs in a commercial building
    • Must hold a valid Class 5 Alberta Operators license as a minimum. A Driver Abstract may be required
    • Must have safety boots
    • Basic computer literacy is required, specifically familiarity with Outlook email & contact management program and introductory level Word
    • The incumbent must be fluent in both written and verbal English
    • Must have a pleasant, customer-service oriented demeanor
    • Attention to personal hygiene - Must present a neat and clean physical appearance as this involves working around campus students, staff and clients

    Application Deadline:  December 01, 2022

    We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

    Additional Information

    This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase 3.

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    About the University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

    The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

    As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

    We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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