Graffiti Removal

Please be advised that all programming is temporarily suspended while staff are furloughed due to Covid-19.  We expect this suspension to last March 25-May 5.  Please check back for updates, and in the meantime, you may reach out to our Executive Director, Tom Ethans, with questions/concerns:  tom@takepride.mb.ca or 204 792 5464

In the interim, we ask all of you to help carry our mission: 

Help a friend or neighbour in need. 

Take a bucket or bag with you on your daily walks, and pick up litter. Remember to wear gloves! 

Spread messages of hope and goodwill in your neighbourhood—use sidewalk chalk to write a message or create a cheerful drawing, or show off your crafty side with window art. 

Take care of each other.

To report graffiti, please call or email 311.

The seasonal Graffiti Removal program is a summer employment program run by Take Pride Winnipeg! , with financial assistance from the Urban Green Team program and the City of Winnipeg, as well as Canada Summer Jobs. The goal of this program is to assist with and augment graffiti removal efforts undertaken by the City of Winnipeg, as well as to provide meaningful employment to Winnipeg youth, teaching them essential job skills such as teamwork, organizations and time management, while making Winnipeg a more beautiful city.

The Graffiti Removers will tend to graffiti removal jobs throughout the entire city of Winnipeg. Graffiti will be removed from private and public buildings, as well as park benches, bridges, and various other structures. Detailed training will be provided in all graffiti removal techniques employed. The seasonal Graffiti Removers will also assist Take Pride Winnipeg! staff in various duties with the other programs, such as Brush Up Winnipeg, Green Wave and Team Up to Clean Up.

The program will run from May through August each year. Hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. or assigned by the supervisor. CSA steel-toed boots are mandatory and will be reimbursed, up to $100 by Take Pride Winnipeg! Wage is $15.00 per hour. The deadline to apply for this position is April 1 each year. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Carrie Lund: carrie@takepride.mb.ca.

Duties and Responsibilities

-   Remove Graffiti using various methods from buildings and other structures

-   Assist City of Winnipeg staff with various duties

-   Assist Take Pride Winnipeg! with various duties

Requirements

-   17-29 years old

-   Winnipeg resident

-   Valid, permanent Manitoba driver license

-   Returning to school in the fall

-   A team player

-   A positive and mature attitude

-   Manual labour experience an asset but not required

For information on the Urban Green Team Program, please visit the Manitoba Government website. Please note that Take Pride Winnipeg! does not run the provincial Urban Green Team Program.