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Building Maintenance Technician

Posted: 11-27-18 Company: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Location: Boston, MA

Building Maintenance Technician
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA

About the Company

After years of collecting art on a small, personal scale, in 1891 Isabella received a large inheritance upon her father’s death and was able to begin collecting on a greatly expanded level. Upon purchasing Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait at Age 23 in 1896, Isabella and her husband Jack decided their ambitions as collectors required more space than their residence permitted and first began to consider the idea of a museum.  Since its opening in 1903, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is currently seeking a Building Maintenance Technician to join their team, primarily responsible for performing maintenance and repairs of plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, and other systems and equipment throughout the Museum’s facilities. Under the direction of the Building Supervisor, the Building Maintenance Technician maintains the safety, appearance, and care of Museum facilities and equipment to ensure a positive experience for Museum visitors and staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of general building maintenance repairs and services; troubleshoot and repair building systems including plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC
  • Troubleshoot and make recommendations for repair of complex building systems
  • Schedule and complete the preventative maintenance program
  • Replace washers, faucets and seals on malfunctioning plumbing equipment; repair leaky faucets and clean clogged drains
  • Responsible for alerting the Building Manager of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that has taken place or that may occur
  • Responsible for the completion of all maintenance service requests as assigned
  • Maintain monthly inspection and maintenance of buildings and HVAC equipment
  • Monitor and replaces light bulbs throughout facilities; lift use required
  • Perform glass cleaning in areas that require lifts and ladders
  • Monitor batteries on all building systems; replace as needed or yearly
  • Responsible for snow removal, including shoveling
  • Assist in setup and break down of Museum events
  • Respond to emergency maintenance requests as required; on-call coverage
  • Perform other duties and assist the Building Manager as directed


Qualifications and Skills

  • Certificate in trade school or at least three years of equivalent work experience related to facilities and/or maintenance
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel applications
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to use equipment such as but not limited to lawn mowers, snow blowers, man-lifts, bobcat and floor machines
  • This job requires lifting/pushing/pulling 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from ladders



Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity.  Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position.  Under no circumstances will Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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