The Fleisher Art Memorial is the nation’s oldest tuition-free community art school. Its mission is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience.
Today, Fleisher’s seven-building campus offers over 70 classes and workshops for adults per term, operates a year-round exhibits program including the prestigious Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, and provides art instruction to young people in Philadelphia’s public schools through its Community Partnership in the Arts programs well as through its renowned Saturday Young Artists' program. For more information, visit www.fleisher.org
In support of its programs and mission, Fleisher is committed to providing excellent facilities to its staff, students and visitors. The Maintenance Staff is a team of four who provide essential support to all of Fleisher’s programming, and are responsible for the building planning, management, maintenance, and safety of all Fleisher locations.
As a member of the Maintenance Staff, the Custodian is responsible for set-up for activities in preparation for classes and events, maintaining the overall cleanliness of the facility to ensure a welcoming environment for all of Fleisher’s guests. The Custodian reports to the Facilities Manager, but must be able to work with all program managers. You will be able to operate with minimal supervision and anticipate needs as situations arise.
During active terms, Fleisher’s operations extend seven days/week, up to 16 hours/day. This position is 35 hrs/week; discussion with the Facilities Manager during the interview will determine schedule.
Skills and Qualifications
You are a self-motivated professional – personable, reliable and hard working. You are a smart, thoughtful, and clear thinker, who values open communication, is able to give and receive constructive feedback, and is supportive of a team-oriented environment. You are able to multi-task and organize your time to work on simultaneous projects. You are comfortable working with a wide variety of audiences that includes Fleisher colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
You have a high school diploma or its equivalent, as well as prior experience in a custodial position. You will have some knowledge of basic custodial practices including the use of a variety of power tools, hand tools, and grounds-keeping equipment. You are able to carry at least 50 lbs. You may have additional experience with an arts or nonprofit organization; however it is not necessary.
Salary and benefits
Fleisher employment is under the administration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). The custodian position is $24,000/year with a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, disability, life insurance, and pension plans; free general admission to twelve regional museums; and PMA library and PMA staff-only educational and professional development opportunities.
How to Apply
If this description seems like a good match for your personality, skills, and career goals please send us a cover letter, resume, and two references (all in one document) by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Custodian. No phone calls please. There is a mandatory background check to qualify for this position.
Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
Applications for this position will be accepted until August 15, 2017.