Part Time Grounds Position

Children's Fairyland - Oakland, CA


About Fairyland and our landscape: Children’s Fairyland is a magical fantasy world where young children can create, imagine, play, and learn. Our landscape supports our general mission by providing thoughtful, playful, and whimsical plantings that aim to foster a child’s curiosity, imagination, and sense of nature. Bay-Friendly, and Integrated Pest Management landscaping principles are used throughout our 8-acre property to keep our visitors, staff, and wildlife habitat safe and healthy.

About the position: This position participates in grounds maintenance, landscaping and general cleanup under the direction of the Landscape Supervisor. The position is 16 hours a week; Sunday is a mandatory 8 hour workday, the other 8 hours is flexible. The primary responsibility of the position will be backpack blowing and raking on Sundays mornings and performing general garden maintenance thereafter.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following regular tasks:

  • Prepping the park for opening on Sundays: backpack blowing pathways and raking sandpits
  • Leaf removal: keeping garden beds and perimeter areas clear of excess leaf litter
  • Weed abatement: removal of weeds, either manually or with string trimmers
  • Removal of garden debris to offsite compost depository
  • General preparation: using a backpack leaf blower on sidewalks and raking sandpits
  • Composting: weekly material additions, monthly turning, monitoring quality and temperatures, and maintaining the surrounding area
  • Lawn care: mowing, edging, aerating, and applying compost/compost tea
  • Irrigation troubleshooting, and light repair
  • Proper care and maintenance administration of tools and garden supplies

We are looking for an individual with the following qualifications:

  • Grounds keeping/gardening experience, preferably at a public park, garden or golf course
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently
  • Good problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills
  • Willing and able to lift/manipulate up to 50 lbs., dig drainage/planting trenches in our native clay soil, and work in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery such as turf equipment

No attachments will be opened.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.78 to $18.00 /hour


  • Morning (Required)

Hours per week:

  • 10-19