Job Listing: Buildings & Grounds Associate

Job Postings,

Virginia Museum of History & Culture - Richmond, VA

Closes - open until filled

Position Title - Buildings & Grounds Associate 

Compensation - $16 - $20/hour 

Job Type - Full-time; Non-Exempt. Standard weekly schedule is Wednesday – Sunday 

Apply - If interested in this job opportunity, please apply and upload your cover letter and resume to 

Summary - The Buildings & Grounds Assistant provides repairs and efficiently and economically maintains museum facilities and grounds to meet conservation, preservation, and comfort needs. 

Job Responsibilities -

  • Regularly maintain the care and repair of museum-owned facilities and equipment, including but not limited to, landscaping, signage, lighting, and guest facilities
  • Assist with preventative maintenance tasks on museum-owned facilities and equipment as prescribed by manufacture specifications, code requirements and/or industry standards in a timely manner with limited supervision
  • Respond to and perform staff generated work requests
  • Provide on-call response to emergencies
  • Assist management and staff with special projects as directed
  • Assist Security and Facility Services departments as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Qualifications -

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses
  • Awareness of building operation systems
  • Familiar with building blueprints, equipment schematics and other instructional manuals
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to perform manual duties to include climbing, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Good customer service skills 
  • Previous groundskeeping experience
  • Possess mechanical ability in plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or related field
  • Interest in commercial maintenance building operations 

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society — a private, non profit organization established in 1831. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever evolving story of Virginia.

The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.