Company Name: 

Musical Instrument Museum


4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Contact Name: 

Andrea Rayos




Job Description: 

The Mission of MIM:

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.


JOB PURPOSE:                  

With an eye toward award-winning landscaping, maintain the MIM grounds, plantings, shrubs, walks, drives and parking lots in accordance with natural, sustainable desert landscape standards of care, to provide a memorable and enjoyable guest experience.  Works with Landscape Supervisor on professional work in the field of ornamental horticulture.  The Groundskeeper will be able to work independently or as part of a crew to maintain Museum landscaping and grounds in an attractive, healthy, and safe manner. The Groundskeeper is responsible for the care of herbaceous, woody, and succulent ornamentals; maintenance of the landscape’s hardscaping, irrigation, lighting, and water features; proper pesticide management; and operating and maintaining manual and power equipment. The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform professional landscape maintenance work. This role will need to be able to respond to after-hours weather-related emergencies (i.e., storms and flood cleanup).



  • Plant propagation, installation, establishment, care, and removal.
  • Properly manage environmental factors for plant health.
  • Prune and training plants.
  • Spraying pesticides.
  • Remove litter and plant debris across campus grounds.
  • Amend, repair, and maintain operation of commercial PVC drip irrigation system.
  • Monitors and improves landscape grading, rock mulching, and soil health.
  • Clean filters, remove objects, scrub surfaces, skim water, test and adjust chemicals, and vacuum debris of three prominent water features.
  • Operate hand and powered equipment (including blowers, brooms, chainsaws, dollies, drills, grabbers, hoes, ladders, loppers, mattocks, rakes, saws, secateurs, shovels, sprayers, trowels, utility vehicles, vacuums, weeders, and more) to perform, including but not limited to pruning, exterior lighting and irrigation repairs, painting curbs, sidewalk repairs, fountain cleaning, and removing stains and debris from sidewalks, drives, and lots.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment so that it is always mechanically ready.
  • This position may oversee the work of contractors, interns, and other team members.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


  • Experience/knowledge, or combination of experience with a technical certificate (i.e., ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Irrigation Technician, etc.).
  • Associates degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, Botany, or equivalent degree is desired.
  • 3 years’ experience in high profile landscape maintenance desired.
  • Knowledge of science-based techniques, industry best standards, and sustainable practices in horticulture is desired.
  • Knowledge and ability to use landscape and irrigation equipment (i.e., PVC, valves, and drip irrigation).
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain hand and power equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate self-initiative.
  • Must communicate effectively with the MIM team and respond appropriately to guest inquiries, therefore, English proficiency is preferred.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor such as lifting 50lbs independently and briefly 100lbs with another teammate.
  • Ability to use picks, breaker bars, stake drivers, ladders, and occasionally jack hammer.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, crawl and walk over uneven surfaces and work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to work with plants that have prickles, spines, and thorns.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug test.


MIM has excellent benefits, attractive compensation, productive teamwork, and a fun culture.

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