Employment Opportunity - Maintenance Technician


The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is looking for an experienced, energetic, and proactive Full-time Maintenance Technician who will roll-up his/her sleeves. Through its exhibitions, education programs, and historic gardens, the museum campus embodies three of this institution’s core values: quality, access, and fun. The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for routine maintenance of museum buildings and providing an attractive, clean, safe, and well-maintained property, using a systematic approach that creates a world class visitor experience. 


Essential duties: 

Responsible for the maintenance, operations, and repairs of the museum properties as required, including HVAC, building management, electrical components, lighting control, painting, pest control, and plumbing systems. 


·        Support The Cummer’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors:  excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect of the individual, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.

·         Ensure that the facility is always in good operating condition, maintained in a cost-effective condition and is reflective of our culture and values.

·         Oversee the daily tasking of the Custodial team.

·       Develop and ensure execution of all maintenance programs relating to the interior and exterior conditions and appearance of the properties, assuring the highest levels of visitor satisfaction.

·         Establish a work request system; track, respond, and perform work requests and other miscellaneous repairs while providing excellent customer service.

·         Direct, schedule, and perform preventative maintenance work, service response, equipment repairs and projects.

·      Inspect all service work performed by vendors/contractors to ensure quality and compliance issues are achieved while providing a high quality visitor experience.

·       Operate and maintain the building’s HVAC systems to optimum efficiencies while maintaining required humidity and temperature readings for the safety of the collection.

·         Perform and/or supervise vendor preventative maintenance tasks on HVAC equipment as required, and maintain records on equipment.

·         Perform day-today monitoring of vendor performance to assure full compliance with standards established within the service agreement.

·         Assist with developing scope of work and competitively bid all facility projects that will be managed internally.

·         Identify and anticipate major repairs, replacements, and capital projects to insure improved and continuous operations.

·     Perform requisitioning, purchasing, and warehousing of adequate inventory of building supplies, janitorial supplies, materials and equipment and maintains records incidental to all activities of the facility.

·         Identify and implement risk management techniques.

·         Perform event set-up/break down for events, rentals, and programs, as needed.

·         Assist with custodial work, as needed.

·         Ensure safety checks on all alarm, fire, and security and elevator equipment.

·         Respond to after hour call out if notified by alarm company, security, police, and fire department to secure building.

·         Ensure compliance with museum safety and security policies and procedures.

·         Participate as a member of the Museum’s safety committee.

·         Compile, maintain, and update SDS binder.

·         Handle errands necessary for Museum maintenance.

·         Other job related duties as assigned.


Knowledge and skills:

·         Three years of facility maintenance or building operations experience required. 

·         Experience as a maintenance technician in a museum, higher education institution or similar type of facility.  Ability to work in a professional, visitor centered, quality service environment.

·      Working knowledge of carpentry, HVAC, MEP, special events, special projects, grounds and the custodial services including equipment, applications, procedures, and safety.

·         Ability to work independently using judgment and discretion to complete job duties, projects, and assignments.

·         Must possess a high level of interpersonal and human relations skills; ability to interact appropriately with a wide variety of personality types.

·      Working knowledge of computer hardware and software required to perform the duties of the position.  Software knowledge includes a minimum of intermediate experience with Building Automation Systems.

·         Ability to handle multiple projects and make decisions.

·         Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.

·         Demonstrate organizational skills.

·         Experience in OSHA and safety standards.

·         Bachelors degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or facilities management preferred, but not required; professional certification (CFM) is preferred.

·         Respond to emergency maintenance requests as required; on-call coverage

·         Valid Florida driver license.



·         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

·         Must be able to climb ladders, work from a ladder, and work overhead

·         Ability to smell smoke and other chemicals

·         Must be able to work in heat or cold and outdoors


Qualified applicants send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Attn: Human Resources Department, 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or jobs@cummermuseum.org.