Exhibits and Facilities Coordinator
WOW! Children’s Museum World of Wonder
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 email@example.com. 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|
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
- 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
- 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
- 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