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Structural Trades, Athletics On-Call

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Boulder, Colorado





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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Structural Trades professional! This position exists to support all athletic facilities by repairing and installing equipment as needed and by providing equipment maintenance, preventive maintenance and maintaining equipment and supplies inventory.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Repair walls and doors by assessing damage and determining requirements to return the damaged components to their original condition and completing the repair. This work requires journeyman level skills in carpentry, plastering and painting. 
  • Perform repairs to various building systems by assessing the problem, determining the correct course of action and completing the repair, or requesting additional assistance, if required. Examples include, but are not limited to, the maintenance, repair and installation of lock systems in lockers and doors throughout the athletic facilities. This will also include the maintenance and repair of panic hardware devices. Repair of lockers will often require the replacement of portions of lockers. This requires journeyman level skills in carpentry to rebuild the components from scratch. 
  • Renovate building components and systems by assessing and interpreting the user 's needs, determining the appropriate course of action and completing the project. An example would include the construction of a storage closet. This project would require journeyman level carpentry, painting and plastering skills, matching the building components to existing construction, i.e. framing the walls, using wood or metal studs, hanging gypsum board on the studs, installing a door frame and hanging the door, installing a lock set as the application dictates; and taping, finishing and painting the walls and door. 
  • Assist in coordination and setup of special events by assessing the needs of a user and setting up, as well as operating, the event accordingly. An example would include the construction of a stage for a commencement ceremony, but the needs of special events vary greatly in scope and often require last minute alterations to allow an event to work. 

What You Should Know

  • This is a part time position working up to 20 hours a week position. Flexibility in your work schedule is preferred. 

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly range is $22.00 - $25.00 an hour.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in the structural trades appropriate to the work assignment (including carpentry, electrical, painting, locksmithing). 
  • Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non­ correspondence, vocational or trades school will substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge of tools, methods and safety practices to complete work assignments.
  • Ability to diagnose, assess and complete work assignments independently* 

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in carpentry, electrical, painting, locksmithing and general trades.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 10, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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