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Facility Custodial Technician

Denver Botanic Gardens

Full Time
Posted May 21, 2024

About Denver Botanic Gardens: Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens was founded in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, The Gardens has a robust living plant collection, natural history collection and art collection along with temporary art exhibitions. The Gardens is a dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class exhibitions, education, and plant conservation research programs.

For more information, visit us online at www.botanicgardens.org.

Denver Botanic Gardens is currently seeking a Full Time Facility Custodial Technician at our Chatfield Farms location! Read below to see if the requirements might be a good fit for you:

Position Summary

This position acts as customer-oriented liaison between Chatfield Farms and the public. Cleans, maintains, and sets up public/service areas and equipment for visitors, employees and volunteers and ensures a positive presentation of Chatfield Farms facilities for visitors and staff. Under general supervision this position performs and maintains the internal and external appearance of Denver Botanic Gardens.


General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures overall positive presentation and experience of all physical facilities for visitors and staff.
  • Coordinates with other custodial staff to ensure seamless transitions of cleaning and set up of venues.
  • Assures all event space is properly setup and clean based on cut-sheets provided by the Private Events team for each rental event. This includes tables, chairs, and any other equipment or furniture required for the rental.
  • Monitors events and traffic flow of visitors throughout the Gardens and buildings, performing timely clean-up including, emptying trash cans, cleaning restroom facilities, picking up trash, etc.
  • Maintains cleanliness of exterior hardscapes, including but not limited to sweeping sidewalks.
  • Collects recycled materials, and ensures collections are placed in the proper containers.
  • Maintains adequate cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper. Ensure adequate equipment for cleaning is available.
  • Cleans public and office areas, including emptying trash, dusting, vacuuming, windows, washing walls etc. to ensure consistently clean and safe presentations.
  • Empties interior and exterior trash cans within gardens and public areas.
  • Ensures tripping, or other safety hazards are immediately reported to supervisor.
  • Assists other personnel as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Assist as needed with other projects or special events occurring in the Gardens.
  • Ensures all trash is picked up on the external grounds daily.
  • Participates with snow removal duties.
  • Maintains a positive and professional working relationship with managers, co-workers, and others.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, and solution-oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members, visitors or others.
  • Attends all meetings “on site” as required.
  • Regular attendance at the worksite may be required. As with all positions at Denver Botanic Gardens, the incumbent must be in good performance standing to be eligible for remote work. Remote work is at the discretion of management at all times.
  • All Gardens employees must be committed to the mission of connecting people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.

Position Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to operate pressure washer to ensure all building exteriors and exterior hardscape is clean and free of debris, including mechanical power blower.
  • Ability to operate powered carts without causing damage to gardens or lawn areas.
  • Knowledge in janitorial, light maintenance.
  • Must have proven excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills in dealing with the public.
  • Ability to maintain stability under pressure and able to deal well with stressful situations.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to modify plans, when necessary, throughout the day.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite products, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook and Teams.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Must be a positive representative of the Gardens both internally and externally at all times.
  • Must work with respect and cooperation at all times with fellow employees and the public.
  • Must be committed to working safely at all times.


  • High school diploma / GED and/or combination of education and equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Denver Botanic Gardens has an incredible benefits package for eligible employees!

Our major benefits include a choice of Medical Plans, a Dental and Vision Plan and Life Insurance Plan. We have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a Healthcare Spending Account (HSA).

The Gardens offers a generous Retirement Savings Plan with Company contribution of 6% after one year of service for eligible participants.

The Gardens also offers paid holidays, vacation, sick time, and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and an RTD ECO pass.

For eligible employees, The Gardens employment also includes a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens Membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Come work for a place that offers you SO much more than just a paycheck!

Compensation: $19.51 - $22.26 - Per Hour

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