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Posted: 06/20/2017

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Buildings, Gardens and Grounds

Completed in 1816, lived in by six generations of a single family, and opened to the public in 1988, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden preserves, interprets, and shares with the public and scholars the rich resources of its architecture, history, collections, and archive.

Facilities Technician
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC
Open Until
Until Filled

To preserve and maintain the physical condition of the 1816 National Historic Landmark house and other structures on the property in a condition of excellence, cleanliness, and safety, following preservation standards as outlined in the Buildings Conservation Policy.


The Facilities Technician reports to the Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds and will, in collaboration with other staff, manage a variety of facilities maintenance-related tasks aimed at upholding the appearance, functionality, safety, and long-term preservation of the built environment. Monitors and oversees general maintenance and repairs of structures and systems, including three historic buildings, offices, garden structures and fences; mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems; and garden and office furniture.

Responsible for performing routine and emergency maintenance and repairs including:

o Changing light bulbs, cleaning light fixtures, other electrical maintenance
o Purchasing departmental supplies (tools, light bulbs, appliances, cleaning products, etc.)
o Keeping tool shop and supplies organized o Performing minor plumbing tasks including clearing drains, toilets, fixing leaks
o Painting and maintains painted surfaces including fences, garden furniture, and buildings o Completing minor carpentry tasks
o Repairing and maintenance on all locks and hardware throughout the site
o Assisting with larger historic restoration projects on site
o Cleaning driveway drains and window wells once a month o Ensuring all brick walkways are clean and functional including installation of D2 cleaner /sand as needed
o Cleaning and monitoring exterior of buildings, windows, sills and stairs
o Installing, moving, and repairing office furnishings and fixtures
o Assisting Collections Department with conservation and cleaning of outdoor collection pieces
o Assisting Collections Department in moving furniture and exhibit collection pieces o Assisting other departments in moving of supplies and materials
o Performing seasonal installation, cleaning, and removal of air conditioning units o Assisting with snow removal and other weather-related cleanup

Assists Director of Buildings, Gardens and Grounds with scheduling and supervising consultants and contractors with annual or on-call contracts for the repair and maintenance of facilities as needed (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, masonry, roof, etc.).

Coordinates with Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds and Executive Director to prioritize and schedule significant maintenance and restoration projects.

Helps set up and break down furniture and equipment for events, rentals, and programs, in coordination with other departments.

Assists in safety and security on the property, including maintenance of perimeter fences, locks, and outdoor lighting; keeps staff informed of security measures. Creates, tracks, and files paperwork and creates reports related to maintenance projects, in accordance with departmental procedures.

Assists Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds in the creation of annual budget.


Three to five years experience with increasing responsibility in facilities management and maintenance or handy-man services, preferably at a museum or historic site.

Hands-on experience with historic facility repairs and maintenance

High school education required; college degree preferred.


Knowledge of basic historic preservation or museum and cultural property best practices is preferred. Work experience in a museum environment or in maintaining historic buildings is a plus. Willingness to learn is a must.

This position requires confidentiality, integrity, understanding, and high ethical standards.

Combination of experience and/or formal training in HVAC and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (M.E.P.) systems and in overall facilities maintenance and mechanical systems is highly desirable. Carpentry and painting skills also highly desirable. Working knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, safety procedures, cleaning supplies/equipment, and basic power/hand tools is required.

Demonstrated ability to execute maintenance projects in collaboration with other staff.

Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and basic Internet and email tasks.

Excellent organizational and planning skills, project management skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, high level of maintenance, repair, and practical problem-solving skills.

Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with a wide variety of people and meet established deadlines.

Physical agility and strength to lift and move up to 50 pounds and ability to tolerate indoor and extreme outdoor working conditions. SALARY & BENEFITS Salary based on experience. Tudor Place prides itself in providing excellent benefits to eligible employees, including paid holidays and leave. 

How to apply
TO APPLY Please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to careers@tudorplace.org. Include “Facilities Technician” in subject line. No phone calls please. Tudor Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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