Museum Maintenance & Groundskeeping Technician
The Museum Maintenance and Groundskeeping Technician is a critical part of the museum staff. Our museum sits in the centre of the village of Musquodoboit Harbour and the grounds are highly visible to the public. Keeping the grounds neat, tidy, free of trash and debris, and keeping the rolling stock (rail cars) that are on display outside freshly painted and clean is of utmost importance for our continued success. The ideal candidate would be highly organized with excellent attention to detail, able to follow direction, and have good problem solving abilities. They will need to work well independently and as part of a team, and must be able to work on ladders, lift and carry heavy objects.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
-Daily interior cleaning of building, basic cleaning duties and groundskeeping of exterior building and surrounding premises/parking lot.
-Minor maintenance and repair work
-Follow museum housekeeping guidelines as outlined by the Curator, using approved cleaning products, equipment, and methods.
-Occasionally cleaning museum objects and furnishings, under the direction of the Curator.
-Empty all trash containers daily (interior and exterior).
-Maintain and keep organized all maintenance equipment and cleaning tools.
-Ensure that grounds are clean and safe for visitors (including litter, debris, etc.)
-Assist with some lawn maintenance and weed/vine removal.
-Occasional exterior painting.
-Other duties as assigned.
This position is seasonal full time at 35 hours/week and suitable for a student. The wage is $13/hr.
This position start date is June 28th, 2022 and the position ends on August 30th, 2022.
All positions are dependent on funding approval.
Applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter, subject line: Collections Assistant Application to Tegan Smith, Curator, at email@example.com. The deadline for applications is June 7th, 2022. Please familiarize yourself with our museum by visiting our website at mhrailwaymuseum.com, and our Facebook page Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum.