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Exhibits and Facilities Coordinator

WOW! Children’s Museum World of Wonder

Lafayette
Part Time
Posted June 11, 2021

WOW! Children’s Museum is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Lafayette, CO. WOW! engages families in educational, hands-on learning experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.

We are seeking a skilled Exhibits & Facilities Coordinator with a proven record of success to join our team in a supporting role as we refresh our 8,000 SF facility in Lafayette, CO. The ideal candidate will have basic technical skills such as, but not limited to: painting, carpentry, metalwork, plumbing, and electrical and excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Hiring Process: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@wowchildrensmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. We would ideally like the selected candidate to start by mid-July 2021.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Status: Part-time
Grade/Level: Entry Level Reports to: Director of Operations
Work Schedule: Average 20 hrs./week. Flexible schedule. Must be available to occasionally work outside of operating business hours. Amount of Travel Required: None

Benefits Eligibility: Not Eligible

Positions Supervised: None

Salary: $15-20/hour DOE
   

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Exhibits and Facilities Coordinator supports the maintenance, installation, de-installation and some fabrication of exhibits.  This position also provides basic facility maintenance, such as light landscaping, plumbing, changing light bulbs, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cleaning, maintenance, and repair of exhibits and exhibit components
  • Routine inspections, housekeeping, and maintenance duties to ensure exhibits are in proper order
  • Developing and following preventive maintenance procedures and schedules
  • Prompt response to repair calls
  • Maintaining workshop, equipment, and supplies, including ordering of materials
  • Directing volunteers who help with maintenance
  • Maintaining safety in the shop and on the museum floor
  • Assisting in the construction of new exhibit components and accessory materials
  • Assisting with the installation and de-installation of exhibits
  • Communicate with contractors or other professionals hired for projects.
  • Occasional facilities maintenance and projects, such as light landscaping, plumbing, changing lightbulbs, etc.
  • Mindfulness about the safety of children
  • Presentable, communicative, and patient while working around children during museum hours

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Basic technical skills such as, but not limited to: painting, carpentry, metalwork, plumbing, electrical
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as ability to collaborate and problem solve as part of a group
  • Proper use of hand tools, power tools, technical equipment, and cleaning products
  • Ability to independently learn new construction techniques
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Judgment to creatively resolve unique tasks
  • Excellent follow through, work ethic, and attention to detail
  • Occasional need to wear protective equipment (respirator, goggles, gloves, etc.)
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle to obtain supplies from local stores
  • Comfortable using computers; proficient in Microsoft Office software, Internet search tools and email
  • Ability to maintain and develop clear and accurate written records
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Can efficiently execute on multiple priorities/plans/ideas
  • Willingness and ability to seek-out, share and adopt ideas and best practices, and embrace change introduced by others
  • Ability to work with all Museum team members; willingness to negotiate and compromise

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Regularly required to stand; climb; balance; stoop or kneel; and crouch
  • Regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly required to push and pull heavy items with the assistance of tools, cart, and/or coworkers

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets
  • Subject primarily to indoor conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to wet or dirty conditions
  • Subject to a loud and busy environment
  • Subject to tasks that are repetitive in nature
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