Facilities Assistant

Job Title:   Facilities Assistant 

Department:   Facilities  

Reports To:   Facilities Manager 

FLSA Status:   Non-exempt, Part-time 

Salary:   $15/hr. (~25-30 hrs/week)


Under the general direction of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the operations and maintenance of the Lederer Theater Center, Pell Chafee Performance Center, Aborn offices and studios, warehouse, and apprentice house (all located in Providence). The Facilities Assistant will handle other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager. This is a part-time, year-round position, including being on-call for any snow removal needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Safety
    • Assisting with facilities to ensure that patrons have a positive experience when attending a Trinity Rep performance or special event due to buildings being well maintained, safe, clean, and comfortable 
    • Assisting with facilities to ensure that Trinity Rep staff have clean, safe, and comfortable workspace
  • Facilities
    • Performing basic maintenance duties, including but not limited to painting, patching and sanding walls, hanging outdoor banners, having copies of keys made, moving furniture, event setup and teardown, changing lightbulbs, cleaning       air filters, annual carpet cleaning, spot cleaning spaces (things outside the scope of our cleaning crew), occasional waste cleanup, and other odd jobs
    • Assisting Facilities Manager in determining when work can be completed in-house and when we will need to hire outside vendors
    • Escorting vendors throughout our properties when needed
    • Monitoring inventory of materials and equipment and alerting Facilities Manager to place orders when necessary
    • Continuously monitoring and performing simple preventative maintenance
    • Performing snow removal duties using a snowblower, shovel, ice melt, and other tools as necessary


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Six or more months of experience and/or training in facilities or operations; interest and/or involvement in an arts related enterprise a plus.

Language Skills:  

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees and vendors in writing, by telephone, and through face-to-face conversation.

Reasoning Ability:   

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills:   

To perform this job successfully, the individual will utilize internet programs including email, security camera systems, HVAC systems, etc.

Other Qualifications: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities. Must have a positive, results-oriented approach and willingness to work as part of a team. 

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

· Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and crawl

· Must be able to regularly move about to access utility areas of our buildings 

· Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

· Must have the physical ability to move objects weighing up to 50 pounds 

· Must have the physical ability to operate a computer 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Currently, due to the pandemic, on-site work must be carried forth pursuant to the protocols in Trinity Rep’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and Protocols.

· The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high.

· Trinity Rep is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams.

· This position requires work on mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled in advance unless nature related emergencies arise (ex. Snowfall, etc.)

· This position does not require travel.

Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to antiracism, please visit trinityrep.com/antiracism. 


Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater company, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community since its founding in 1963. Trinity Rep is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally-stimulating productions and innovative education programs for all ages and abilities. Whether classical or contemporary, all of Trinity Rep’s productions connect audiences with the play and each other in meaningful and sometimes surprising ways. Its annual production of A Christmas Carol has brought families together for 40+ years and made memories for over a million audience members. Trinity Rep shapes the future of the nation’s theater through the development and production of new plays, as well as the tuition-free Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA program – one of the leading programs for actor and director training in the world. 

Trinity Rep strives to facilitate human connection through its commitment to forming meaningful community partnerships, creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, delivering exceptional customer service, and connecting patrons with its resident company of artists. Trinity Rep has resolved to place antiracism at the center of its work, and has embarked on a robust planning process to develop and implement a bold new vision for theater making, education, and community engagement, founded on the principles of genuine equity and antiracism. 

Located in downtown Providence, Trinity Rep has long been a driving force behind the creativity that fuels and defines the region. Typically employing over 250 artists, educators, and administrators, the organization generates nearly $21 million in direct and indirect economic activity annually. It is one of 76 theaters nationwide with membership in LORT (the League of Resident Theaters), the organization representing America’s leading professional theater companies. 

Learn more at www.trinityrep.com/about/


Ranked #1 in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2014 America’s Favorite Cities Survey, praised by Architectural Digest as “The country’s best small city,” and named America’s Coolest City by GQ Magazine in 2015, Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island. Founded in 1636, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States and the third-largest city in the New England region after Boston and Worcester. Providence has a city population of 180,609 and is part of the Providence metropolitan area with an estimated population of 1,622,520. The region is considered part of the Greater Boston combined statistical area, the sixth largest in the country, with over eight million residents.  

Once nicknamed the “Beehive of Industry,” Providence has rebranded itself as the “Creative Capital” to emphasize its educational resources (Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, and Johnson & Wales University) and arts community. Over the last twenty years, much of Providence has undergone a true civic renaissance, as political leaders and residents have propelled the city into an exciting place to work and live. City streets are packed with boutiques, hotels, renovated lofts, excellent restaurants, and art spaces.  

In addition to being the home of Trinity Repertory Company, Providence has a remarkable arts and culture community that includes nationally renowned community arts center, AS220; the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra; RISD Museum; Providence Athenaeum; Festival Ballet; and WaterFire. Providence is also home to several performing arts centers such as the Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the Providence Performing Arts Center, as well as a number of smaller theaters. The city’s music scene, centered on artist-run spaces, is well known in underground music circles.  

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