Posted: Jul 8, 2024

Building Operations Assistant

Salary: $37,000.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A

Summary of Position:

As the Urban Gateway to Nature and Science, the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum prides itself on a clean, well functioning, and safe museum environment that connects people to nature and inspires audiences to learn more about the world around them. The Building Operations Assistant performs in all facets of building operations, from HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical maintenance to exhibit and special event support. This full-time, hourly position is primarily located at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park with occasional work located at the museum’s Collections facility in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance, repair, and troubleshoot lighting issues including ballast and daily lamp changing
  • Routinely perform upkeep and repair of all building systems
  • Control and adjust HVAC system via direct digital control, utilizing computer programs
  • Light service and maintenance of building plumbing as well as effect general plumbing fixture repairs in staff and public restrooms
  • Light electrical repair, carpentry, and renovation work
  • Service and maintenance of Judy Istock Butterfly Haven environment mechanicals
  • Maintenance and repair of small equipment, electric, and gas motors
  • Assist with the construction, setup, and strike of temporary exhibits
  • Assist with building maintenance issues at off-site Collections facility
  • Assist in the setup and breakdown of AV equipment/lighting and seating for presentations, meetings, and special events
  • Intermittent assistance in the supervision of service contractors and personnel
  • This full-time position will require a work schedule that will include one weekend day as well as occasional evening work and taking call duty

Education & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equiv.
  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or HVAC installation, service, and maintenance preferred
  • Experience in carpentry and light construction
  • Excellent familiarity with wood/ metal working machinery and equipment
  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs
  • Must be comfortable working on ladders and elevated heights
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication
  • Ability to operate a forklift and skid steer a plus
How To Apply:

How to Apply: Please send resume to [email protected]

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visa at this time.