Facilities Assistant


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The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street

Website: clarkart.edu/

Company Description:
The Clark is one of only a handful of institutions globally with a dual mission as an art museum and a distinguished center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art. No other institution of its scale and character has such a complex and exhilarating mission—complex because interrelating the differing purposes of an art museum and a center for research and higher education is so challenging, and exhilarating because the possibilities and implications of this combination are so dynamic.

Facilities Assistant
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Some High School Coursework
Up to One Year

Position Summary


Perform a variety of duties to provide clean, healthful and safe facilities and working environment for staff, students and visitors. This is a full time, benefitted, second shift (2pm-10pm) position.


Minimum Starting Salary: $17.00/ hour



Major Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)


  • Maintain a clean, healthful and safe environment by sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, polishing floors, surfaces and walls, removing trash and recyclables, cleaning windows inside and assigned areas on a daily basis or as needed, taking great care to avoid damage to artwork
  • Clean, sanitize and restock restrooms.
  • Maintain lighting of public and non-public areas of Institute.  Change light bulbs and tubes.  Use ladders and manual lift as necessary.
  • Assist setting up and breakdown of rooms for meetings and special events. Move furniture as needed. Carry out work orders for various tasks and building projects as assigned.
  • Maintain all cleaning equipment.  Empty dust bags and change filters.
  • Perform carpet and floor maintenance.  Strip and wax wood floors, vacuum, shampoo, remove spots from carpeting.
  • Stage scaffolding using electric lift.
  • Assist grounds with shoveling when required.
  • Answer visitor questions as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands:
    • Able to perform the following physical requirements continuously:
      • Lifting under 40 lbs
      • Standing
      • Walking on uneven surfaces
      • Climbing stairs
      • Bending
      • Simple hand grasping
    • Able to perform the following physical requirements frequently:
      • Lifting over 40 lbs
      • Using oil or chemicals
      • Climbing ladders
      • Stooping
      • Walking on wet or slippery surfaces
      • Reaching


  • Work Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, museum spaces, mechanical spaces, and outdoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but can be high. Weather outdoors can be inclement.

Minimum Qualifications


Education, Training, and Skills


  • Ability to read, write, add, subtract, follow instructions, and read instruments and similar devices.
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license.


Work Experience


  • Minimum of 3 months relevant experience preferred.
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