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Building and Grounds Assistant- Part Time

Posted: 04/30/2024

Part-Time Building & Grounds Assistant

The Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library Building & Grounds Assistant is responsible for maintaining and monitoring facilities, fixing and problem-solving building issues, and maintaining professional relationships with necessary contractors. The Head of Facilities and Buildings & Grounds Assistant are the first line of security and represent the Library and Museum to outside contractors. 

Building & Grounds
• Help with annual and daily maintenance, and repair work
• Suggest and help maintain suitable supplies, tools, and equipment
• Help monitor and maintain HVAC systems; help keep daily logs of temp and humidity
• Help keep walks clear of snow and ice; help mow gated garden
• Provide information for and help oversee annual state, local, and fire inspections
• Help maintain inventory records for OSHA compliance
• Help with event set up and break down
• Respond to emergencies as required 

• Help monitor and maintain security systems, cameras, and monitors
• Help oversee the work of security contractors
• Respond to security alarms as per designated on call list; maintain accurate call records
• Assist with art handling and moving as requested 

Desirable Experience
• Demonstrated building maintenance experience
• Ability to read and explain blueprints, basic operating instructions, and safety data sheets
• Familiarity with workplace HVAC and security systems
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Must demonstrate ready aptitude for new information, skills, and assigned responsibilities
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including but not limited to Excel, Word, and Outlook 

Physical Demands
• Must be able to stand and walk comfortably for long periods of time
• Must be able to stoop, kneel, and climb ladders as required
• Must be able to lift and move 50lbs 

• This position averages 15 hours/week; the pay is $15.00/hour
• This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours
• Regular work schedule will be determined by the Executive Director, Head of Facilities, and successful candidate
• This position requires a background check and reports to Head of Facilities To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume, or explanation of your education and experience, and contact information for three professional references: 

Or stop by and fill out an application:
Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317

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