General Maintenance Assistant

Oct 01 2021
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Full Time, $16.00 / hour
Job Description​


Full-Time Position


  • Employer Paid Employee Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Two Paid Personal Days Per Year
  • 401k
  • Flexible Spending Account
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Monday-Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm. Some evenings and weekends.


Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Facilities Manager and Facilities Technician, performs a variety of duties associated with general maintenance and repair of the buildings, facilities, grounds, equipment, and event support.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years or combination of experience and/or formal training in facilities maintenance, construction, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Working knowledge of carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and proper use of hand/power tools.
  • Understanding of basic HIOSH/OSHA requirements, safety, and first aid procedures.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Strong focus on attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to multitask and manage multiple projects/deadlines.
  •  Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification/professional training in related fields: HVAC, mechanical, heavy equipment, etc.
  • Museum facility experience.
  •  Understanding of Honolulu Museum of Art’s vision, mission, values and a dedication to advancing the organization in a sustainable way for future generations to enjoy.
  • Valid Driver’s license.

Other Qualifications:

Core Competencies:

  • Adaptability
  • Business Acumen
  • Effective Communicator
  • Cost Consciousness
  • Initiative and Judgment
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solver

Essential Duties:

  •  Carpentry: Performs rough and finished carpentry; tears down and rebuilds partitions; installs new flooring such as wood, flooring, and tile; performs bench carpentry using shop equipment and power tools such as drills, saws, sanders, planers, air nailers, routers, and radial arm saws. Builds tables, cabinets, shelves, and desks from rough sketches and blueprints. Installs pre-hung, slab, wood-framed, and metal doors and window frames.  Repairs window frames, tables, chairs, and other wooden equipment.
  • Painting: Prepares various surfaces for paint, enamel, lacquer, varnish, or stain. Performs plaster work and does patch plastering on old wall surfaces. Mixes prepared paint and paints a variety of surfaces both inside and outside of the buildings using brushes, spray guns, and rollers.
  • Plumbing: Identifies and performs basic repairs of plumbing leaks or breaks; opens clogged lines and drains; replaces washers and other minor parts; assembles, installs, and repairs pipes, fittings and fixtures of water, heating, and drainage systems.
  • Electrical: Performs very basic electrical repair work in wiring for switches, outlets, plugs, and ballasts. Performs basic HVAC maintenance.
  • Roofing: Repairs or replaces leaking and defective roofing using materials such as roll roofing, roof coating, primer sealers, flashing, and installs roof tiles.
  • Concrete and Masonry: Pours concrete to make floors, walkways, pads or other projects. Lays building materials such as brick, tiles, block, glass, and gypsum.
  • General maintenance:  Maintains fish pond and fountain; cleans debris from drainage areas; cleans A/C register grills; inspects Café grease trap, introduces enzymes to sumps, and changes exhaust fan filters. Maintains equipment and work areas; estimates and orders materials and supplies.
  •  Other duties as assigned.


Traits and Characteristics:

The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain momentum without close supervision. Exhibiting a polished presence, diplomacy, discretion and a deep respect and understanding of the museum and its brand. Sense of humor and flexible approach to the position is a must.


Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

Ability to climb stairs, walk on uneven and occasionally slippery surfaces.  Ability to pull, push, lift and carry up to 50 pounds with occasionally heavier loads.  Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch.  Work areas can be dusty, humid, have various kinds of chemicals, fumes and odors.  Noise level is usually normal, but may be loud when using power equipment.


This position works with minimum supervision. Work will often be performed with short deadlines and situations sensitive to the Museum. Regular office hours are required. Due to the nature of the responsibilities, evening and weekend work is sometimes required.