Facilities Coordinator

Occupational Summary

The Facilities Coordinator works under the supervision of the Facilities Director to maintain the Museum buildings and property, and support the facility needs of the Cook Museum team. This team member will be a dependable, service-oriented person who maintains a “can-do” attitude as they adhere to the mission and goals of the Cook Museum of Natural Science.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete repairs and installations as outlined in established policies and procedures.
  • Inspects building and grounds to determine functional systems and detect needed repair, making notes and recommendations using a pre-established check sheet.
  • Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, lamps, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power, and specialty tools.
  • Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of minor leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, maintenance of electronic faucets and dispensers, etc.).
  • Maintain rooms, hallways, lobbies, rest rooms, elevators, stairways, parking lots, grounds, and other work areas, in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance work orders.
  • Order parts and maintain required documents.
  • Assist in maintaining records of special permits issued, maintenance, and operating costs.
  • Answer inquiries pertaining to museum policies and assist in the resolution of guests’ concerns.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.
  • Will routinely work in collaboration with various department managers.


Educational/Experience Requirements

  • Completion of high school required.
  • Trade schooling preferred.
  • Two years working experience in facility maintenance.
  • Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing, and carpentry is required.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools in a safe and effective manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Models a service attitude toward others, taking the initiative to make things better.
  • Good customer service skills, friendly, and courteous to visitors and co-workers.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Team player, creative thinker.
  • Must become familiar with the Museum’s Disaster Preparedness Plan.
  • Must have good critical thinking skills to help leadership prioritize tasks.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the maintenance of facilities and mechanical systems.
  • Active listening skills – able to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, in order to complete the task in a timely manner.

Working Conditions

  • Frequent wet and slippery surroundings.
  • Frequent hot or cold settings.
  • Frequent exposure to fumes, smoke, odors, etc.

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. to shoulder height.
  • Transporting materials, buckets, etc. throughout the museum premises.
  • Able to physically access the uniquely challenging exhibit and service areas to which assigned.
  • Some climbing ladders.
  • Working in cramped and awkward spaces requiring crouching or crawling.

Time Commitments

  • Typical schedule will be Wednesday through Sunday, with occasional evenings required.

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