Supervisor:Facilities & Preservation
Type:40 hours per week; non-exempt
Formed in January 2020, Revolutionary
Spaces is a new organization on Boston’s civic and cultural landscape. Our
mission is to bring people together to explore the ongoing American
struggle to create and sustain a free society as singularly evoked by the two
national treasures we care for -- Boston’s Old South Meeting House and
Old State House.
community partnerships, contemporary forms of storytelling, and important
civic conversations, Revolutionary Spaces strives to bring people together
to explore the history and continue the work of democracy that took shape
in these buildings, located two blocks from each other in the heart of
downtown Boston. We are dedicated to creating experiences for
our audiences that not only deepen understanding of the past, but also
provide a fresh perspective on the world we live in today and help us
create new ideas and tools to build a more just and equitable
Revolutionary Spaces is
an equal opportunity employer. We center our work on the following values:
Inclusion: We are dedicated to diversity, equity,
and inclusion and ensuring accessibility on multiple dimensions.
Relevance: We are dedicated to creatively linking
lessons of the past with the interests and concerns of Boston’s diverse
Boldness of thought: We address challenging topics and
promote understanding in response to controversy.
Engagement: We encourage people to engage, add
their voices to today’s debates, and collaborate with others to discover new
ways of thinking.
The Facilities Assistant is responsible for assisting in the care and
operations of two museums and historic sites, Boston’s Old State House and Old
South Meeting House.
Building Care and Maintenance:
and respond swiftly to address building maintenance issues. You will regularly
crawl through tight spaces and employ the use of hand tools and power tools.
our daily housekeeping vendor and maintain cleaning supply inventories. Be
prepared to help scrape, scrub, and clean any areas outside of the janitor’s
the cleanliness and appearance of the buildings to the highest possible
standards; doing light carpentry, sanding, painting, plastering, or other
how to diagnose, repair, operate and control a variety of building systems,
including: air handlers, chillers, pumps, coils, electrical breakers, and
conduct regular inspections of the buildings’ conditions, and assist in
preparing long-term preservation planning documents.
a log of work requests from other departments; researching and purchasing tools
and materials needed to complete a variety of projects.
a variety of contract vendors, including; cleaners, plumbers, electricians,
alarm companies, carpenters, general contractors, and pest control, among many
authoritative action to protect the safety and security of guests, staff, and
facilities in case of emergency.
necessary, intervene directly or by liaising with public safety officials when
individuals inside or outside the buildings present a threat to the safety and
security of guests, staff, and facilities.
and Project Management:
in the planning and design management process over multiple construction
projects and initiatives.
organize and manage related building documents, including; inspection reports,
MSDS books, COI’s, building certificates, operating manuals, emergency
procedures, vendor contracts, and other facilities planning documents.
the general history and evolution of the properties over time, and be a source
of information regarding physical changes or current conditions.
willing, able and comfortable to step into visitor service roles as needed,
graciously welcoming and informing museum patrons or members of our Board of
role supports the Facilities & Preservation Manager, and includes one
weekend day per week.
Knowledge and experience:
of building mechanical systems.
of building electrical systems.
of building plumbing networks including steam.
working with a variety of tools and materials.
to read and understand construction specs and drawings.
to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects. Excellent time-management skills.
literacy in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
written and oral communication skills.
to work in a multi-story, historic building without an elevator. Able to carry 50 pounds. Comfortable climbing ladders and crawling
through tight spaces.
Generous vacation, sick and Federal holidays schedule; 403b with
5% match after one year; Health insurance; Life, AD&D, and Long-Term
Disability insurance; FSA Medical & Dependent care accounts; and free
admission to many local museums.