General Maintenance Assistant

Jun 25 2024
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Full Time, $17.50 - $18.00 / hour
Job Description


Job Title: General Maintenance Assistant

Department: Facilities

Employment Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Supervisor: General Maintenance Supervisor


Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Facilities Manager and General Maintenance Supervisor, the General Maintenance Assistant performs general maintenance and repair tasks including basic carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, event support, and other building systems.


The Honolulu Museum of Art:

Opened in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is a home for art and education created for the benefit of the entire community. Founder Anna Rice Cooke envisioned a museum that would bring people together through the power of art and “the deep intuitions that are common to all.” The museum was conceived of as a place of meaningful exchange and dialogue, celebrating the diverse artistic and cultural traditions of Hawai‘i’s multi-ethnic population. From this founding intention grew the museum of today, with a world-class encyclopedic collection of more than 55,000 works of art, representing a stunning breadth of places and eras, from all corners of the globe and from the ancient past to the present day.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of one or more areas: 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 with the ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Strong focus on attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and manage multiple projects/deadlines.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, and a strong work ethic supported by commitment and follow-through.
  • Ability to work within and support a diverse community of visitors, artists, and employees.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1 year of combined experience and/or formal training in facilities maintenance, construction, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing systems.
  • Certification or professional training in related fields: HVAC, mechanical repair, heavy equipment, etc.
  • Museum facility experience.
  • Understanding of Honolulu Museum of Art’s vision, mission, and values and a dedication to advancing the organization in a sustainable way for future generations to enjoy.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Essential Duties:

  • Completes minor repair work, which includes repairing doors, locks, door frames and handles; replacing light bulbs, sockets, switches; and replacing window glass.
  • Performs basic plumbing tasks, which include unclogging drains as well as fixing leaking faucets and toilets.
  • Performs regular cleaning duties, which include sweeping, dusting, mopping, and vacuuming.
  • Assists with tasks such as HVAC repair, roofing maintenance, carpentry and installations, electrical work, and masonry.
  • Takes inventory of maintenance supplies and notifies the Supervisor of low or depleted supplies.
  • Assists in set-up for events and museum programming.
  • Promptly responds to requests for emergency repairs and clean-ups.
  • Ensures that all maintenance equipment is in good working order.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The Honolulu Museum of Art is committed to practicing salary transparency. The minimum salary for this position is $17.50 per hour and the maximum salary is $18.00 per hour. Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting pay, including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity. This opportunity includes a generous benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Fully covered medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 15 days of vacation accrual in 1st year, increasing to 20 days in 2nd year
  • 15 days of annual sick leave
  • Group retirement plans with employer matching after 2nd year
  • Shop, Museum Café, and Art School discounts
  • Onsite parking provided

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

Regular work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekend and evening work as required.

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, and have various kinds of chemicals, fumes, and odors. Noise level is usually normal but may be loud when using power equipment.

The employee must be able to fulfil all Essential Duties with or without a reasonable accommodation. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusivity:

HoMA welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and this is reflected in our diverse community of employees. We encourage applications from candidates across a wide variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, people of all races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, women, veterans, and all members of the LGBTQ community.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

HoMA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. HoMA recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions and benefit programs without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including pregnancy and gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, reproductive health decisions, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military and veteran service, victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse victim status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

HoMA maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. This applies to both HoMA employees and applicants for employment with the Museum. Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.