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Job Description: Facilities and Grounds Manager

Colorado Railroad Museum

Full Time
Posted August 24, 2021

At the Colorado Railroad Museum, we believe there’s something amazing about trains. We work hard every day to create extraordinary opportunities for learning in a fun and interactive environment. We also work hard to engage members, donors and supporters at all levels and from all walks of life in the work of the museum. To accomplish these goals, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals, both paid and volunteer, whose passions range from locomotive restoration to exhibit design, to developing engaging programs to offering only the best in customer service and the guest experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, competitive wages, and a supporting, fun and rewarding work environment.


The Colorado Railroad Museum has an opening for a full-time Facilities and Grounds Manager to serve as groundskeeper and custodian to the Museum’s many buildings, support facilities, and 15+ acre campus.

Position:  Facilities and Grounds Manager
Schedule:  Full-time, 40 hours/week; Flexible schedule with hours to include both open and closed times each shift. For example, 6am to 2:30pm or 1pm to 9:30pm
Rate:   $14.50 to $16.50/hour

Reports to: Deputy Director and Event/Volunteer Coordinator

Responsibilities and Essential Functions: Grounds

  • Empty exterior trash and recycling daily
  • All duties associated with maintaining the lawns, including: mowing, edging, fertilizing, and working with contractors to manage seasonal tasks associated with lawns and sprinkler system
  • Work with and manage volunteers and community service workers on larger landscaping projects
  • Water and maintain desired plants and flowers
  • Propose and install approved beautification projects
  • Keep internal pathways clear of debris (spring/summer/fall) and snow (winter)
  • Manage unwanted plants (weeds)
  • Maintain inventory and operational status of equipment and coordinate repairs and replacements with the Deputy Director
  • Communicate with the Deputy Director on all aspects of facilities operational status
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities and Essential Functions: Custodial

  • Clean and restock Depot and Library restrooms on daily basis (toilets, sinks floors occasionally walls). Roundhouse restroom twice per week.
  • Vacuum, sweep and clean floors and steps throughout the Depot and Library. Roundhouse Gallery area twice per week.
  • Vacuum rugs and clean periodically.
  • Clean Depot and Library windows inside and out periodically. Windows on doors daily.
  • Clean glass around HO display.
  • Light dusting.
  • Collect and dispose of trash and recycling in the Depot, Library and Roundhouse Gallery.
  • Ensure doors are locked and alarm set if closing. Disarm and unlock building according to procedure if opening.
  • Open cars (if opening) and close cars (if closing) per procedure and monthly schedules.
  • Clean Plexiglas around grounds periodically
  • Keep cleaning supplies in stock through regular communication with the Deputy Director.
  • Clean up spills with appropriate equipment and cleaning supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities and Essential Functions: Team Tasks

  • Assist Event Coordinator with set up (if opening) and tear down (if closing) of special events, private rentals, and scheduled Museum programming.
  • Help maintain the pavilion space for rentals and special events, including portable restrooms and temporary tents
  • Assist, as able, with small handyman projects.
  • Maintain watering stations for train crew and interpreters.
  • Assist in all appropriate tasks associated with Day Out With Thomas and The Polar Express Train Ride.
  • On-going expectation of stepping beyond standard duties and taking on responsibilities as needed to manage and/or oversee specific aspects of duties noted above, to grow knowledge and skills and to support ongoing operational and strategic needs.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Ability to communicate with guests and co-workers in a direct, respectful and confident manner
  • Takes initiative in problem solving situations and works well independently
  • Ability to operate an assortment of machinery safely and within design parameters
  • Ability to adjust to shifting job duties, responsibilities and priorities
  • Clean, neat and professional appearance
  • High school diploma or equivalent required


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.

  • Ability to move, transport, position, load, unload and set up materials and equipment (up to 50 lbs).
  • Ability to climb stairs and negotiate ladders
  • The ability to stay on one’s feet for extended periods of time, including extensive walking
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to move about the Museum and communicate with guests, including young children.


Additional Information

  • This position is subject to a probationary period not to exceed six months.
  • Minimum age: 18
  • The Colorado Railroad Museum is an at-will employer.


The Colorado Railroad Museum is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Compensation: $14.50 to $16.50/hour

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