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Maintenance & Preservation Lead, Hale Farm & Village

  • 11 Jun 2021 11:21 AM
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    Maintenance & Preservation Lead, Hale Farm & Village

    RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Director of Hale Farm & Village for maintenance and preservation of the outdoor living history museum including its buildings, grounds, and equipment, supply procurement, oversight of repair and preservation projects and safety inspections. Daily work can range from simple maintenance to complex repairs and preservation projects. This wide range of tasks might be performed individually or as part of a team.

    CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as full time operational and non-exempt from overtime compensation.

    SUPERVISION: This position supervises maintenance, custodial, grounds and tram driver positions – part-time staff and volunteers.


    1. Coordinates with HFV Leadership to identify and address deferred maintenance and preventative maintenance & preservation needs

    2. Coordinates building repairs and restoration work with contractors and vendors.

    3. Coordinates and supports facilities and needs with HFV staff, including education, public program, agriculture, rentals, sales, and auxiliaries


    1. Guarantee a safe and positive experience at Hale Farm & Village for school children, guests, employees, volunteers, researchers, interns, vendors, contractors, and stakeholders.

    2. Regularly inspect the HFV grounds, public areas, offices, storage spaces, staff and public restrooms daily, to ensure that the museum is ready for business, and to determine whether or not any repairs/cleaning are needed. Report issues immediately with recommendations for action.

    3. Plan and implement historic preservation, building repairs, and restoration work as needed and as approved by the HFV Director.

    4. Create and maintain routine calendar for cleaning, inspection, preventative maintenance (PM), pest control, garbage removal, as well as security and fire suppression checks and maintenance. Maintain grounds, HVAC systems, life safety systems & devices, and buildings.

    5. Performing general site and vehicle maintenance including, but not limited to buildings, systems, and equipment routine and scheduled maintenance.

    6. Perform semi-skilled duties necessary for the maintenance and repair of historic buildings, structures, drainage systems, water and sewage systems, grounds, trails, and related systems

    7. Responsible for annual review of all maintenance contracts and service agreements. Coordinates all maintenance contracts with subcontractors including but not limited to cyclical maintenance, capital projects and historic preservation projects.

    8. Landscape maintenance including, but not limited to, trash pick-up, weeding, mowing, trimming and snow removal

    9. Respond to Flood and Storm damage, outages, and other calamities in real time, 24/7/365.Respond to and handle emergency issues promptly, including but not limited to those related to repairs, maintenance, security, and staff and public safety.

    10. Undertake all other duties as assigned by the HFV Director or the WRHS President & CEO.


    1. Knowledge of current historic preservation standards, materials, and techniques and ability to read blueprints

    2. Familiarity with historic architectural styles, traditional materials, tools, and techniques

    3. Understanding of Historic Preservation philosophies and NPS practices

    4. Understanding of electrical, plumbing and carpentry procedures preferred.

    5. Physically fit to lift, bend, and carry 50 pounds. Ability to work in inclement weather and stand for long periods of time. Comfortable working from scaffolding and on ladders.

    6. Ability and willingness to work a nontraditional schedule, including weekend and evening hours

    7. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

    8. Facilities managers interact with many people throughout their day, so it is imperative they are personable and do their best to create a positive work environment.

    Incumbent must exemplify WRHS’s core values: Integrity, Connectivity, Innovation, Stewardship, and Excellence.

    Salary range:  $30,000 - $32,000 per year

    To apply please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Dukes, HR Manager, at jdukes@wrhs.org No phone calls please.

    Last modified: 11 Jun 2021 11:22 AM | Anonymous member
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