AS220 Property Maintenance Technician
(Part Time ~ approx. 25 hours/week)
AS220 Property Maintenance Technicians work closely with Live/Work program coordinators, other facilities and maintenance staff, and contractors to maintain and improve the buildings of AS220. This includes 47 residential apartments and 8 artist work studios, a bar and restaurant, performance and gallery spaces, a dance studio, a printshop, darkroom and makerspaces, and nine commercial and non-profit tenants, in three buildings in downtown Providence. The Property Maintenance team collaborates using task management systems, making effective use of the varying expertise of the team. Maintenance Technicians will also work with IT for technical needs, and the finance/admin team on purchasing and vendor relationships. Property Maintenance Technicians will learn about all of the mechanical systems in AS220’s buildings.
At the heart of AS220’s work is creativity and community. The Property Maintenance team, by the very nature of the work, builds strong relationships across many of the communities that together make AS220, and must be creative and adaptable to help those communities work towards AS220’s vision of a just and equitable world where all people can realize their full creative potential. AS220 is deeply rooted in our physical space, and in turn our physical space should reflect our values, especially our values around facilitating access, building community, and being creative at our core. In addition, AS220 has launched a Racial Justice Initiative, with the goal of co-creating an anti-racist and liberatory culture at AS220. The three pillars of this Initiative — Community, Education and Policy — are all tied to spatial and design justice, and the Property Maintenance team will be a part of this co-creation.
Duties of the Property Maintenance Technician include:
- Ensure functionality and routine maintenance of building systems including: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.
- Perform a variety of repairs as necessary given time and skills required.
- Maintain cleanliness of common areas of buildings. NOTE: Due to COVID-19, additional cleaning & disinfecting protocols must be maintained.
- Maintain shared trash and recycling area clean and organized.
- Assemble, install, and move furniture and equipment.
- Perform apartment turnovers: Paint, clean & repair as needed in residential apartments and artist work studios between tenants; assist with security deposit assessment.
- Restock public and shared restroom supplies.
- Solicit bids for maintenance contractors and construction projects, and participate in the selection of contractors as requested.
- Be aware of and control costs to help reach repair and maintenance budget goals.
- Direct volunteers to work on specific tasks as needed.
- Be on call (via cell phone) for maintenance/property management emergencies; this is a shared responsibility. [On average there’s a minor emergency roughly twice a month that requires one or more staff to attend to outside of normal work hours.]
- Assist in facility and space usage planning.
- Ensure that inspections of fire alarms, elevators, sprinkler and suppression systems, cooking, and exhaust equipment are performed on schedule.
- Advise in the application of AS220 policy, regulations, and standards relating to the management of physical resources.
- Work with program leaders to assist with building projects or organizational facility needs.
- Attend Bricks & Mortar and All Staff meetings on a regular basis.
- Purchase supplies, parts, etc. as needed.
The ideal candidate will
- Be willing to work on-site, at times in close proximity to others, while maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols (including wearing a mask, frequent hand washing & sanitizing of shared tools and surfaces).
- Have experience with property maintenance.
- Have extensive knowledge of carpentry, finishing, minor electrical, plumbing, HVAC, tiling and other associated trades.
- Be skilled at maintenance practices, procedures, and repair work, along with hand tools and equipment that is common to building trades.
- Have solid construction/carpentry skills.
- Live within 15 minutes of downtown Providence, to be available for on-call emergencies.
- Be willing to work flexible hours and available to be on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies.
- Be organized, detail oriented and able to keep records.
- Have the people skills necessary to work with tenants, collaboratively solve problems, participate in meetings, etc.
- Have the ability to work as a team within Property Maintenance and AS220 in general.
- Be able to lift 50 lbs.
- Be comfortable with occasionally cleaning up various types of filth/unappealing substances.
- Have a basic understanding of computer/telephone systems.
- Be able to conduct online searches and locate parts needed for repair.
- Have an affinity for the arts and/or understanding of the AS220 mission and values.
- Have a history of working with and helping people from all backgrounds
- Knowledge of and fluency with health and safety regulations and building codes is a plus.
- Project management experience is a plus.
- Bilingual (ideally English & Spanish) fluency is a plus.
Reports to: Executive Director (management restructured during COVID-19)
Hours: 25 hours per week + on-call hours as needed; hours likely to increase as programs begin on-site activities again (minimal public activity currently due to COVID-19)
Schedule: 3 days a week + oncall hours night/weekends
Benefits: Includes holidays and paid time off as well as various AS220 program opportunities
Wage: All staff in AS220’s non-profit operations are paid an equal pay rate of $19 per hour
All applicants will be required to submit a BCI check
To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Property Maintenance” as the subject