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Employment Opportunities

MUSEUM FACILITIES COORDINATOR

Facility Maintenance, Janitorial and Exhibit Assistant

 

One position is available for a permanent part-time Facilities Coordinator. This is an hourly regular weekly schedule of 25-35 hours per week. Candidates will work to complete assignments in a timely manner on self-assigned tasks or tasks assigned by the Museum’s Exhibits Curator based on the needs of the Museum operational activities and special projects. The Museum Facility Coordinator will report directly to the Exhibit’s Curator but may have work overseen by other permanent staff in the area work is to be completed. This position is responsible for activities at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Wells House in regards to: overall building maintenance inside and out, facilitating facility issues, event setup, and exhibit install and maintenance support.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively in coordination with other Museum departments and the City’s facilities department as well as outside vendors, contractors, staff and volunteers
  • Maintain operational procedures in compliance with all safety practices for the well-being of the staff, volunteers and public visitors and assist in maintaining the high standards of the Museum facilities
  • He/she will be responsible for review, oversight and maintenance of Museum facilities, grounds at main site and at our offsite location(s)
  • He/she will be responsible for the repair and painting of gallery walls, offices, and presentation pedestals
  • He/she will be required to assist the Wells House Coordinator and event staff with after-hours facility use (may involve work hours to midnight) at main site and offsite locations
  • Setting up furniture for events and meetings at museum and in offsite locations (festivals, events, Wells House)
  • Driving museum vehicle to and from our warehouse location, off-site property and event locations, as needed (transporting furniture and supplies, delivering mailings)
  • Maintain light bulb and other supply inventories for gallery lighting, maintenance needs, and HVAC supplies
  • Place orders for stocking inventory of Facility and Maintenance supplies; purchase supplies and equipment
  • Must be capable of furniture assembly and possess light carpentry knowledge and skills
  • Submit work orders to City for facility repairs outside of expertise
  • Maintain all museum spaces, public and staff areas in good repair and cleanliness
  • Assisting with all duties required to maintain the successful operation of the Museum, on and off site

Essential Qualifications: This position requires the knowledge and skills to accomplish various maintenance, repair and janitorial tasks to maintain a building and grounds. The successful candidate must be able to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment as requested by the Museum. The Museum Facilities Coordinator will be expected to move confidently among a sizable range of duties and to properly analyze the physical requirements necessary to carry out assignments in a safe and responsible manner.

Additional requirements:

  • 2 years college educational background and/or certifications in maintenance, repair, construction or other trade skills; experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Minimum of 2 years building maintenance experience; prefer experience in historic buildings
  • Collaborative mindset with a strong ability to communicate using both verbal and written skills
  • Perform tasks as assigned in an efficient and effective manner
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, detail oriented, and maintain a keen sense of our mission
  • Must have the ability to move swiftly in and out of spaces and the ability to lift, push, pull, and support heavy objects, crates, and other items. Physical capabilities which include bending in awkward positions; lifting heavy boxes, tables, chairs, and other items in excess of 50 pounds; carrying awkward items up stairs; climbing ladders and stairs.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be capable of driving Museum vehicles
  • Must be able to provide oversight and lead the work of volunteers, contractors and vendors.
  • Final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check

Desired additional skills:

  • Knowledge of installation of exhibitions – 2D and 3D historic and art objects
  • Knowledge of printing, mounting and installing signs, labels and panels on a variety of materials
  • Ability to use computers and computer programs such as MS Office

A listing of typical duties to complete or lead volunteers in completing include:

  • Light carpentry and handyman repairs
  • Repair and painting walls and ceilings
  • Dusting and cobweb removal
  • Polishing brass
  • Cleaning windows and Plexiglas (generally interior)
  • Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping
  • Changing light bulbs and track-lighting fixtures
  • Changing furnace filters and HVAC filters
  • Setting up tables and chairs for programs
  • Cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, kitchen drain and grease trap
  • Mowing lawn and maintaining outdoor landscape and irrigation
  • Snow and leaf removal
  • Delivering items to post office, shippers and other off site locations
  • Assisting in exhibit area preparation and maintenance as needed
  • Clean and care for loading dock, parking lot and exterior monument signs
  • Light repairs and maintenance of plumbing, electrical and building fixtures and features

The individual will be required to establish regular daily hours but maintain flexibility based on needs of the facility.  Hours of work:  Regularly 25 hours per week, with possible extended hours due to specific deadlines or workload for events and exhibits.

Pay and Benefits: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour.

No overtime is permitted. Annual cost of living increases may occur, up to $15 per hour.  Benefits include paid time off accrued at 3.3 – 6 hours per month depending on number of regular hours worked.  A stipend to cover medical costs is provided.

The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific job duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of continuing employment.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the WVMCC by mail:127 South Mission Street, Wenatchee WA 98801, or by email: info@wvmcc.org. The position is opened until filled.