Facilities Coordinator [Hamilton]

Facilities Coordinator



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Facilities Coordinator




Workers Arts and Heritage Coordinator


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Hamilton, Ontario


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The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre’s mandate is to preserve, honour, and promote the culture and history of all working people. WAHC is located in a designated heritage building, the Custom House. We are a community museum and multi-disciplinary arts centre - we program contemporary exhibitions, arts events and permanent exhibits as they relate to our mandate. We support contemporary artists with a focus on social practice and community engagement, and foster and promote arts that can be accessed by a diverse range of audiences.

We are currently seeking a Facilities Coordinator to form part of the core staff team, whose primary role is to ensure a safe and accessible physical environment for the public and all users; administer and oversee the facility rentals program; ensure the maintenance and security of WAHC’s physical plant; assess and oversee minor and major repairs to the building; maintain exhibits; ensure the delivery of the tenant rental program; and install and ship artwork. This position is a critical part of a small staff team, driving and supporting the work of the organization, in a shared office environment. As with most small arts organizations, this position will also be expected to contribute to shared responsibilities. This position is unionized with CUPE local 1281, and as such has excellent protection and benefits. WAHC offers a generous compensation package that includes comprehensive health benefits, pension plan, holiday time, sick time, lieu time and flexible work hours.

For the full job posting, please visit http://wahc-museum.ca/join-us/

The following are the minimum qualifications needed:
- minimum of 3 years of building management experience and a thorough working knowledge of building systems and building code requirements
- basic carpentry and woodworking skills, knowledge of basic repair methods, materials and technology
- a willingness and interest to learn
- material knowledge of workplace health and safety
- ability to multi-task
- excellent organizational and ability to prioritize and handle stress in an extremely busy environment
- excellent judgment, diplomacy, and professionalism, energetic, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable
- some knowledge of landscaping and grounds maintenance
- the ability to lift and move heavy objects and work at heights

The following qualifications would be considered an asset:
- WHMIS certification and a working knowledge of the Fire Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act
- solid interpersonal skills, and ability to deal with the public, knowledge of event production and planning
- proven experience and knowledge of the various methods for installing artwork of different media, including the handling of artwork, proper care for artwork and the packing and crating of artwork in all media
- knowledge of Ontario Heritage Act, as well as maintenance of a heritage building

The candidate must be well organized, self-directed, flexible and able to work in a shared office environment under the general direction of the Executive Director. This position requires frequent weekend hours, evenings, and late nights. This position requires frequent heavy lifting up to 45 lbs., and the handling of hazardous materials.
We are looking for someone who is a progressive, outside-the-box thinker, and has an appreciation for what WAHC does, and our mission/vision.

Please send a resume and cover letter no later than August 20 by 5 pm to info@wahc-museum.ca. No phone calls or email inquiries please. For more information on WAHC please visit our website at www.wahc-museum.ca. We regret that we can only respond to those selected for an interview.

WAHC promotes employment equity, and as such encourages those who have experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, class, gender, ability and other systemic forms of oppression to apply and self-identify if they wish to do so.