Minnesota Humanities Center

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Position Title: Facilities Maintenance Technician

Hours: This is an exempt position that will require working occasional evenings and weekends
Wage: $20/HR
Benefits Eligible: Health, Dental, PTO, Holidays and 401(k) plan
Closing Date: Open until filled


Minnesota Humanities Center

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is a statewide nonprofit organization with a vision to create a just society that is curious, connected, and compassionate.


The Facilities Maintenance Technician reports to the Event Center Director is responsible for maintaining the general cleanliness of the Event Center and common office areas, doing meeting room setups/teardowns, general building repairs and preventative maintenance including the interior and exterior of the building. This includes the upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds ensuring that the facility is operating efficiently, safely and is welcoming to our clients, guests, and staff. This includes direct work for minor projects and routine tasks.

Event Center: 35%

SETUP/TEARDOWN: Assists with event logistics in the proper set-up and take down of furnishing for various events. This involves moving tables and chairs, re-arranging furniture, bussing dishes, setting up audio-visual equipment, etc.

GENERAL CLEANING: Maintains presentable building with general cleaning of event center areas including meeting rooms, restrooms, and lobby areas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to emptying garbage and recycling, vacuuming floors, and wiping down meeting room tables. The common office areas and restrooms will also need to be tended to on a regular basis.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Greet clients and guests who visit the facility for meetings and events. Build a rapport with contractors, regular clients, and other MHC partners.

INVENTORY: Keeps inventory of cleaning and building supplies and lets Event Center Director know when supplies are low to make sure the building is properly stocked.

Building Management: 55%

BASIC REPAIR: Identify needs for minor building repairs and complete the repair in a timely manner. This may include painting, drywall repair, door repair, plumbing and faucet repair. Also replacing light bulbs, ballasts, outlets, and light electrical repairs.

PLANNED MAINTENANCE: Plans preventative maintenance for all of building’s working components, e.g., plumbing, electrical work, heaters/fans, and kitchen equipment/furnishings. Replace HVAC filters. Responsible for coordinating monthly inspections of elevators, fire extinguishers, fire panel, and security system. Work with Event Center Director to schedule annual inspections or any outside contractors needed for repairs and maintenance.

BUILDING EXTERIOR: Coordinates upkeep of building exterior including window wells, chiller and dumpster area, patio areas including tables, chairs, grill, and patio trellis. Does walk of grounds every shift to inspect exterior of building to see if any areas need attention? Empties trash and recycling on a regular basis and picks up debris on grounds.

Grounds Management: 10%

SNOW & ICE REMOVAL: Helps with snow & ice removal from sidewalks, driveways and parking areas, including public sidewalk in front of building. Maintain snow blower in good working order, to supplement contractual snow removal duties.

PARKING LOT: Maintains parking areas/drives appearance and upkeep, including security lighting.


This is a Part-Time position, and you can expect to work 20 hours over 4 days per week. The shifts will mostly be Monday-Friday, with an occasional weekend. An average shift during the week is 4-5 hours long between the hours of 2-9pm. Schedule can be flexible and is also dependent on Event Center calendar of events.


EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or G.E.D. required. 5 years’ experience in general maintenance. Have basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical skills. Previous custodial or cleaning experience preferred. Key competencies include customer service skills, team-player, adaptability, enthusiasm, and dependability.

TEAM-PLAYER:  Demonstrate supportive behavior as a team member by cooperating with other employees, volunteering for extra duties, and supporting agency-wide goals. On occasion, works weekends. Perform other duties, accountabilities and projects as assigned by the Event Center Director.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, research topics, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to think quickly and act correctly in an emergency.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk; and use hands and tools. Employees are routinely required to lift, push, and move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Work involves use of ladder and work on ceilings.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret various assembly diagrams and instruction manuals. Ability to communicate clearly to staff, vendors, neighbors, and the public.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The environment for this job is typical for an Event Center and office building and involves workspaces, kitchen and dining areas, mechanical areas, public areas, and the exterior of the building.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected class under law.


Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to jobs@mnhum.org. We are unable to accept telephone calls.