JOB SUMMARY

The Facilities Assistant is responsible for supporting maintenance efforts of the Museum's building, exhibits and equipment to ensure that the space is safe and functional. Reporting to, and with the support and guidance of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Assistant will play a supportive role in inspecting facilities, executing updates and renovations, and managing relationships with service providers. The Facilities Assistant works closely with the Facilities, Programs, and Operations teams. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspects museum space and assets, documents findings, generates work orders, and collaborates on emergent issues with the other Facilities Assistant for resolution.
    • Assembles furniture, equipment, custom-built materials, and maintains their functionality.
    • Supports day-to-day operations of facilities, directs janitorial staff when needed.
    • Reviews inventory for essential cleaning and facilities materials and collaborates with the other Facilities Assistant to place orders.
    • Creates reports on maintenance, repairs, safety and other occurrences for supervisors and other relevant staff.
    • Assists routine maintenance, including safety procedures and checks, on facilities and exhibits; makes repairs as needed to ensure optimal functioning of the space.
    • Other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some experience in facilities, maintenance, or equivalent handy work.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.
  • Experience with repair tools and techniques.
  • Attention to detail and efficient problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate mechanical skills and knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, and other building systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other standard office software, systems, and collaboration tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to be proactive, take initiative, problem-solve, and do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to represent the organization and work collaboratively with diverse staff and public.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Cayton Children’s Museum.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The person in this position must be able to:

  • Move about inside the office to museum exhibits, office machinery, storage shelves, etc.
  • Lift up to 49 lbs.
  • Communicate via telephone, video conference, email, and in-person.
  • Stand for sustained periods of time, use ladder, bend, and kneel.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
  • Pay rate of $21.00 USD per hour
  • 32-hour work week  
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.  
  • Retirement plan after 1 year; 401k with 4% employer match. 
  • Health and childcare flexible spending accounts.  
  • Vacation and sick days; paid holidays. 
  • Commuter benefits. 
  • Plus, more. 
SCHEDULE
The Facilities Assistant is a full-time, exempt position with a typical schedule of Museum business hours (usually between 8am and 5:30 pm), Wednesday-Sunday, with some evenings as needed; however, schedule may vary. 

OUR ORGANIZATION

At the Cayton Children’s Museum, we activate the power of play to enrich the lives of children and their families, build stronger and more connected communities, and create a better world. We envision a world where all children, and the adults they grow up to be, experience the transformational and lifelong benefits of abundant, creative, and purposeful play.

The Cayton Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, political affiliation, marital or family status, age, military service, or other non-merit factor.