Job Summary: Historic New England seeks a full-time Maintenance Coordinator, responsible for overseeing and performing the critical maintenance of historic sites and tenant apartments owned by Historic New England in the Metro-Boston and South regions.
New England residency required
Four years of job-related experience in property management or a related field.
Working knowledge of word processing, e-mail, internet research, spreadsheets, digital photography, and project management software.
Ability to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among the teams is essential to success. The ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing is essential.
Problem-solving skills and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to complete tasks according to schedule.
A valid driver’s license and a means of transportation.
Verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption approved by Historic New England prior to the start date of employment
Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Experience with facility management, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and security equipment.
Understanding of landlord and tenant laws.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org.
Job benefits: Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages
Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation.
We engage diverse audiences in developing a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England home life by being the national leader in collecting, preserving, and using significant buildings, landscapes, archives, stories, and objects from the past to today.
The Maintenance Coordinator, Metro-Boston and South is responsible for the following primary functions and other duties as assigned:
Coordinates and performs maintenance activities at the Eustis Estate. Supports all site operations and ensures the smooth running of all the site activities. Monitors and collects data as required to support the management of the site.
Coordinates cyclical maintenance activities at the assigned properties beyond Eustis, documents the work, and ensures Historic New England standards are maintained.
Responds to emergencies at the sites either in person or coordinates a response with the appropriate site or property care staff members.
Performs minor maintenance activities at the sites as appropriate and follows Historic New England best practices to ensure the sites are stable and cared for.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $15.00 or $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.
The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.
The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at email@example.com.
Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.
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