University of Kansas

Student Maintenance Assistant - Lawrence

Lawrence, KS
The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest in the U.S. state of K

Job Description

Student Maintenance Assistant

Posted: Friday, 3/22/2024

Position Overview

Maintenance & cleaning of various facilities housed within KU Recreation Services (Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, Shenk Sport Field Complex, and Stewart Ave. Property). In addition, duties will include maintenance and set-up of various pieces of sport equipment. Must have a current/valid driver's license. Each assistant must be certified in CPR/AED or become certified within one month of appointment. KU Recreation Services is seeking individuals to assist in the upkeep of recreational facilities so that facilities are safe & clean for our participants.

Job Description


General Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Complete all duties assigned by maintenance staff.
  • Maintain effective and appropriate communication with participants, guests, co-workers, and administration.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and work-shifts on time, while being ready to learn while at work.
  • Act with personal responsibility.
  • Implementation of risk management procedures and protocols when necessary.
  • Perform various maintenance duties to ensure the quality and safety of equipment for guests at the ASRFC.
Maintenance and Cleaning Duties
  • Performs custodial duties such as sweeping, moping, and vacuuming floors and stairs; washes walls and windows; empties trash; cleans bathroom walls, dusting, floors and fixtures; cleans light covers; cleans upholstery and carpet.
  • Operates equipment such as, power sprayers, upholstery cleaning machines, and small power tools. Sets up furniture and equipment. Assist in cleaning and keeping building entrances clean of snow, dust and trash by using snow shovels.

Special Events
  • Be available (during open hours and after hours) to staff any and all Special Events in the building as assigned or scheduled.
  • Assist with event set up and tear down.
  • Fill out special event reports with detailed information.
  • Collect special event waivers.

Risk Management
  • Ensure a safe environment exists for participants through preventative supervision.
  • Recognize safety hazards which may cause injury: warn equipment, slippery floors, or other conditions.
  • Familiar with effective decision-making techniques in dealing with accidents.
  • Recognize indicators of risk through equipment maintenance.
  • Reporting of accidents, injuries and emergency situations.
  • Initial and complete all tasks and responsibilities listed on scheduled shift.
  • Emergency First Responder
    • Know and be able to implement all Risk Management protocol.
    • Direct all KU Recreation Services staff as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at the University of Kansas
  • Available to work at different times throughout the whole day (early mornings, afternoons, evenings)
  • Works well with others and is able to follow instructions as evident of the application material

Preferred Qualifications

  • Past work experience at a recreation or sports complex (preferably with a cleaning emphasis)
  • Available to work on weekends and school breaks
  • CPR Certification
  • Eligible for Work-Study Program

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete Application includes:
  • Online application
  • Resume listing work experience
  • Schedule of availability

Work Schedule:
  • Both Fall and Spring Semesters (Summer is optional)
  • Fall, Winter, Spring breaks (if available)
  • Up to 5-15 hours weekly
  • Early mornings, afternoons, evenings
  • Weekend shifts

Contact Information to Applicants

Mike Dickey
785-864-1820
[email protected]

Advertised Salary Range

10.50 per hour

Work Schedule

Work Schedule:
  • Both Fall and Spring Semesters (Summer is optional)
  • Fall, Winter, Spring breaks (if available)
  • Up to 5-15 hours weekly
  • Early mornings, afternoons, evenings
  • Weekend shifts
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Posting Information

  • Posting ID: 27485BR
  • Department: Recreation Services
  • Primary Campus: University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp: Temporary
  • Employee Class: S-Student

University of Kansas At A Glance

The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest in the U.S. state of Kansas. K.U. branch campuses are located in the towns of Lawrence, Wichita, Overland Park, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, with the main campus located in Lawrence on Mount Oread, the highest location in Lawrence.
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