Part-Time Facilities Assistant
ArtsQuest Bethlehem, PA TBD
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Part-Time Facilities Assistant

Reports to:        Facilities Manager

Direct Reports: None

Job Summary:

Under the direction of a Facilities Manager, the Facilities Assistant assists in the maintenance of office buildings, including all building systems and grounds, and provides professional, comprehensive facilities services to our internal customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide facilities assistance throughout the organization’s offices as requested via the helpdesk.
  • Manage minor moves such as assisting with packing, unpacking, transporting boxes, moving and assembling furniture.   
  • Carry out minor furniture repairs, general maintenance, minor flooring/carpet repairs.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service. 
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions. 
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools in performing duties. 
  • Hang whiteboards, bulletin boards and pictures as necessary.
  • Work with facilities helpdesk and supervisor with regards to ongoing jobs as necessary.
  • Work with contractors and subcontractors as necessary.
  • Work with Operations to set up meeting rooms daily; ensure supplies for meeting rooms are replenished as necessary.
  • Change overhead light bulbs.
  • Ensure all facilities deliveries are received and signed for; arrange for equipment pick up as necessary for off-site repairs.
  • Ensuring fire safety; by checking fire extinguishers and emergency lights.
  • Repair broken desks and office chairs.
  • Outdoor building maintenance to include but is not limited to cleaning up the parking lot, weeding, changing light bulbs and collecting trash.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • A high school or technical school diploma or GED; preferably some experience in facilities or maintenance but not required; previous experience working with tools and conducting routine maintenance.
  • A valid driver's license and reliable transportation to enable movement between all of our facilities, pickups, deliveries of tools and equipment when needed.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate well with others; exceptional customers service skills.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently. 
  • General DIY and maintenance skills or the ability to learn.
  • Good organizational skills.  

Physical Abilities Required: 

  • Ability to safely lift and move objects up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally with heavier weight necessary at times, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to work with hands and use manual and power tools; 
  • Ability to see, speak, listen, read and comprehend English. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, to walk, to squat, to bend, to climb step stools and ladders, to reach overhead and outward.
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions in order to support our festivals and events. 

Note:  As job descriptions cannot possibly list all types of activities that one may encounter in a position, the person holding the position may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties as assigned by his/her supervisor when necessary.

Work Culture: 

ArtsQuest has a culture of CARES; Creativity, Adaptability, Risk Taking, Evaluation, and Sustainability; In order to be successful at ArtsQuest you must be willing and able to take ownership, and make significant contributions to the success of the organization:

  • We value a collaborative work style as well as the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • We not only work in an office environment in close vicinity with other staff members, across multiple buildings, we also work outdoors in all types of weather during festivals and events
  • We sometimes work long and unusual hours, including some evenings, weekends and holidays. 

FLSA Status:  Hourly

ArtsQuest is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
 
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