Maintenance Staff

MASS MoCA is looking for candidates with a range of maintenance experience, with a particular experience in painting and taping.

Job Summary

At MASS MoCA maintenance staff are responsible for the maintenance and repair of all institutional buildings and grounds, including but not limited to construction, repair, and renovation of buildings and related structures, grounds maintenance, fixtures and utilities, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices such as carpentry, flooring, drywall, cement and masonry work, painting, welding, roofing, landscaping and other related trades.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing various carpentry assignments, including; 
  • Painting and taping
  • Wall construction framing, drywall, finishing
  • Assisting in preparation for special museum functions by setting up facilities
  • All aspects of lawn and grounds care, including occasional trash removal for festivals and large events
  • All aspects of snow and ice removal including shoveling, sanding, and operating snow blowers and snow plows


  • Ideal applicants will have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience performing maintenance work; including taping and painting
  • Ideal must have experience with equipment and materials used to perform maintenance work, including skills in using power tools 
  • Applicants must be able to follow verbal and written instructions, and would ideally be able to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, specifications, and drawings. 
  • Applicants must be able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, staff members, and others at the museum.
  • Must be OSHA 10-hour trained, have equivalent demonstrable safety knowledge, or be able to achieve certification
  • May need to work varied shifts or irregular hours as needed
  • Ability to work on weekends/holidays is a must
  • May be required to operate motor vehicles based on the assignment.

Work Conditions 

Maintenance staff must be able to work indoors and outdoors and may be exposed to adverse weather conditions. 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or greater; are required to climb ladders and scaffolds.
  • For employment at MASS MoCA, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required for employment. 

 As defined by the National Labor Relations Act, this position is part of the bargaining unit for UAW Local 2110. 

 Minimum starting wage: $19.00/hour.