POSITION: Buildings & Grounds Technician

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati OH 45202

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $19.50-$25
Posted Date: 10/20/2022
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Reports to: Building & Grounds Supervisor
Team: Buildings & Grounds (Operations)
Status: Part-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt
Shift: Two-three days per week with additional shifts as needed, a combination of Friday -Sunday, flexing for both days and evenings.
Compensation: $19.50-$25 per hour commensurate with experience and certifications.
Benefits: Aflac, free downtown parking, Comp Time, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), museum membership, and other special discounts.
Condition of Employment: Full vaccination against COVID-19

The Taft Museum of Art, located in downtown Cincinnati, is seeking a part-time Buildings & Grounds Technician reporting to the Buildings & Grounds Supervisor. This position requires a positive, highly organized team player who communicates proactively, is attentive to detail, manages multiple priorities, and has excellent communication and collaborative skills. Enjoy this rare opportunity to join the staff of one of the finest small art museums in the United States.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please submit only through our online portal at taftmuseum.org/Careers. Our team will review your information, and we will get back to you with the next steps. If you have questions, please email Human Resources at [email protected] No phone calls, please.

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Buildings & Grounds Supervisor, the Buildings & Grounds Technician must be knowledgeable in troubleshooting, repairing, and performing preventive maintenance on building equipment and systems. The Buildings & Grounds Technician will also have skills in building trades: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, kitchen appliances, landscape, and life safety. The role aims to ensure an exceptional experience for guests and an excellent working environment for all team members.

• Works required hours, is available during non-work hours as needed, and responds to emergency calls promptly.
• Meets the attendance guidelines of the job and adheres to regulatory compliance, departmental and museum policies.
• Understands basic HVAC systems and supervises preventive maintenance and repairs on the building’s HVAC systems.
• Performs preventive maintenance and repairs.
• Understands Building Automation Systems and possesses the ability to assist in identifying and resolving problems.
• Replaces burned-out light bulbs, checks electrical circuits, switches and outlets, and makes repairs as needed.
• Repairs furniture, doors, windows, cabinet work, etc.
• Fabricates office partitions, doors, cornices, counters, panel walls, and ceilings.
• Completes table and chair setups for special events and meetings.
• Performs necessary maintenance to ensure locks and locking devices remain functional and safe operating.
• Performs preventive maintenance work orders according to schedule and plan.
• Completes and submits paperwork promptly to ensure iTrak (work order software) is appropriately updated.
• Possesses ownership of work orders, inventory, and ordering spare parts and materials promptly.
• Ensures procedures for escalation and incident reporting are implemented consistently.
• Ensures facility audits are conducted and records maintained.
• Ensures that outdoor areas are regularly cleaned and inspected, keeping the grounds free from trash, litter and debris.
• Performs daily and weekly landscape functions such as grass cutting, edging, weeding, trimming and pruning.
• Performs snow and ice removal to maintain zero tolerance.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

• One or more years of buildings and grounds experience, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, landscape or equivalent combination of training, education, and experience.
• Certifications:
o CPR/AED, First Aid certification training desired or willing to obtain.
o OSHA 30 – General Industry certification desired or willing to obtain.

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexible and decisive, knowledge of building systems, ability to interpret diagnostic tests and repairs.
• Expert in principle-based decision-making and knows when to enroll experts and key management before taking action.
• The capacity and capability to work in a fast-paced, multitasking environment, manage changing priorities, and work well under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when interacting with others.
• Organizational know-how and attention to detail in approaching all aspects of the job.
• Ability to plan, organize, and meet deadlines by prioritizing required work.
• Experience with the following: Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams.
• A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

All employees of the museum must strive to:
• Embrace the museum’s core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration and demonstrate this understanding through words, behaviors, and interactions with our guests, staff members, volunteers, and the public.
• Learn and teach every day. Share knowledge freely with colleagues and pursue opportunities to gain new skills to enhance our success as a team.
• Appreciate, understand, and value each team member’s expertise, background, experience, strengths, and unique perspective. Share time, energy, and knowledge with others to ensure everyone has the highest potential to succeed.
• Achieve excellence in all tasks and goals.
• Demonstrate professionalism on and off the job and always represent the Taft Museum of Art positively and professionally. Speak truthfully and fulfill promises and obligations in all museum dealings.
• Be comfortable and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Adhere to all current museum policies, procedures, protocols, and processes.
• Create a pleasant work environment by being a positive influence and respectful to every person.
The success of the Taft Museum of Art is driven by our core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration, as exemplified by our team members. Our VIEW:
• Value diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are drivers for attracting and retaining a diverse team of board members, staff, and volunteers who feel empowered to deliver excellence.  It also is the key to reaching a diverse community and audience.
• Include multiple perspectives and believe that differing views strengthen our museum by stretching us daily to learn, experience, and expand our thinking.
• Embrace our mission and vision to explore the hidden gems connected to our historic house, the people that lived in it for the first 100 years, and the extensive art collection, bringing all of this to life and making it relevant and unique to each guest.
• Work together as a board and staff to ensure that our members, partners, and key stakeholders reflect and embrace these core values.
Diversity, Inclusion, Access, and Inclusion Statement (DEAI): Taft Museum of Art desires to reflect the diversity of our community at every entry point-board, staff, exhibition, education programming, and all museum operations. By embedding DEAI into all Museum areas, the Taft Museum of Art will be a champion for equitable practices, providing a welcoming and inclusive museum experience, and being accessible to all.

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