Facilities Assistant

SUMMARY: Keeps the Museum’s facilities and grounds clean and in a safe and orderly condition. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Maintains cleanliness and minor/routine repair of buildings. Cleans, sweeps, mops, scrubs and vacuums as needed. 

Maintains cleanliness of grounds by removing litter emptying trash and garbage containers. 

Assists the Facilities Manager with projects and routine maintenance to ensure timely completion.

Paint and perform repairs/replacements on buildings (interior and exterior), boardwalks, fencing and other physical property. Help guide other staff and volunteers to assist.

Notifies Facilities Manager concerning needs for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, ventilation and equipment.

Performs ground maintenance activities such as mowing lawns, trimming hedges, removing weeds and fallen branches, raking, distributing mulch, erosion control, planting, trail and road upkeep and removing litter. 

Helps implement Facilities Manager directives related to maintenance and facilities activities.

Works with the Facilities Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager along with all departments and volunteers to coordinate the physical preparation (set-up), successful implementation related to facilities and maintenance needs, and recovery (clean-up) for programs including meetings, parties, events (on and off grounds) and public presentations (on and off grounds). 

Ensures that the museum property and exhibits are opened and visitor-ready on schedule, and secure when closed. Ensures that all electronic security systems are properly armed/disengaged as scheduled. Properly uses, maintains and cares for tools and properly stores them when done.

Assists other facilities staff with projects and activities as needed. Is responsive to the maintenance requests of Museum personnel.

Ensures the safety of staff and visitors while performing work;

Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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. 


High School Diploma or equivalent; and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with employees and managers of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with l's and l0's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standard situations.


Valid Florida driver's license and safe driving record.

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 essential functions. 

While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.