Summer Grounds Crew

Are you looking for a summer job? Do you love working outside (occassionally in the rain)? Then come work with us on our Summer Grounds Crew and help us keep the lawns and foliage surrounding DOR residence halls and student apartments looking good!.

We offer flexible hours and are willing to work with your schedule of summer classes. Students may work up to 40 hours per week during summer, but there may be restrictions for some international students depending upon VISA status.

We have two different positions available:

Supervision of three student staff members; staff scheduling; 
activity planning and management; and maintenance of 
grounds surrounding DOR residence halls and student 
apartments including pruning, mowing, tilling, mulching,
vegetation removal, etc.
Maintenance of grounds surrounding DOR
residence halls and student apartments
including pruning, mowing, tilling, mulching,
vegetation removal, etc.
Salary: $15.00 per hour $11.00 per hour
Start Date: Monday, May 2, 2016 (part time through May 6) Monday, May 9, 2016
End Date: Friday, August 12, 2016. Friday, August 12, 2016.
Mon. – Fri., 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Possibly some weekends due to inclement weather.
Mon. – Fri., 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Possibly some weekends due to inclement weather.


  • Good academic standing, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.
  • Dependability, flexibility, and availability to work Monday – Friday, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • A valid driver's license to drive a university vehicle and operate a UTV.
  • Ability to use landscaping hand tools (pruners, space, etc.) and larger powered equipment (mower, tiller, edger, etc.) 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Background in horticulture and lawn care is preferred.

The DOR promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply for student employment. The DOR is committed to developing and implementing a program of nondiscrimination and affirmative action, a responsibility we accept willingly because it is the right and just thing to do.


We hope you'll consider coming to work with us! Interested students may apply by submitting a completed Summer Grounds Crew Employment Application to:

Department of Residence
1206 Friley Hall
Ames, IA 50012
Email: Fax: 515-294-5636

Incomplete applications will not be considered.