The Students’ Union (SU) is one of the leading undergraduate student associations in Canada. We work to ensure that University of Calgary undergraduate students have the best possible university experience through advocacy, representation, and providing valuable on-campus services and programs. We also manage several businesses within the MacEwan Building including a restaurant and bar, two concert venues, a convenience store, a used bookstore and copy centre, and the MacEwan Conference & Event Centre.

Students lead our organization, and so SU staff are all teachers in some capacity. We coach, mentor, and work alongside the elected members of our student government to help them develop skills and make good decisions for the organization. Because of this, we trust and invest in our staff as they are pivotal in supporting and fostering positive and productive student leadership. The SU is a nimble organization that can pivot quickly to address emerging issues and trends. This role is ideal for a professional who is looking for the freedom to innovate and is willing to take the initiative to expand their range of experience.


With a focus on quality and speed of repairs, the Building Maintenance Specialist role is tasked with assisting in the day-to-day repairs, painting, and upkeep of the MacEwan Building.

This position is responsible for executing daily work requests as well as implementing and maintaining the preventative maintenance program. Additional project work includes plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, painting, general patch and repair of the facility, and interfacing with university staff to ensure that the MacEwan Building is operated at the highest standards.

For a complete list of responsibilities, please consult the position description.

Hours of work for this role are Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in general maintenance in a commercial, retail, industrial, or hospitality environment.
  • Experience in plumbing, painting, drywall repair, and general maintenance is preferred.
  • 5th Class Power Engineers Certificate of competency, or equivalent, is required.
  • Completed certification in and/or interest in pursuing: WHMIS, Standard First Aid, and lift training is an asset.

Interested? Please submit cover letter and resume to resumes@su.ucalgary.ca