Maintenance Crewmember, FT

Maintenance Crewmember, Full-Time

Reports to: Manager of Buildings and Grounds

Status: Non-exempt, Full-time

Department: Buildings and Grounds

Date: 8/26/19



The Buildings and Grounds Crewmember is an important role in the Buildings and Grounds Department. The Crewmember is responsible for creating a clean, safe, and comfortable environment for the National Aviary’s animal collection, visitors, and staff. When working events, the Crewmember ensures that all events live up to the standards established by the National Aviary. The Crewmember directly affects the Visitor Experience and the working conditions of staff.



  • Performs major cleaning of assigned areas; cleans and maintains buildings, furnishings, ground and property.
  • Performs light maintenance including but not limited to painting, drywall repair, and light electrical
  • Performs landscaping activities, as needed, including maintenance of grounds, parking lot, sidewalks, and snow removal.
  • When working evening events:
    • Setup and breakdown events, including moving equipment (tables, chairs, benches, trash/ recycling receptacles, pop tents, portable lamp posts, sound systems, and extension cords); opens and secures buildings; locks entrances, exits, doors and other mechanisms in Aviary facility
    • Adheres to event guidelines and follows direction from events staff during all events to ensure high visitor satisfaction.
    • Performs frequent rounds of visitor spaces, discreetly tidying and pulling trash/ recycling as necessary.
  • Performs daily floor maintenance of all main hallways and visitor space areas
  • Cleans and sanitizes restroom facilities and fixtures including sinks, urinals and toilets; washes windows, mirrors and walls; monitors and maintains adequate supplies in the restrooms
  • Empties trash and recycling containers
  • Cleans and dusts furniture, air vents, doorframes, doors, walls, windows and window blinds, mirrors and baseboards
  • Identifies and reports building maintenance needs in assigned buildings and facilities
  • Completes special cleaning details as requested
  • Assists with daytime events: moves and arranges furniture; opens and secures buildings; locks entrances, exits, doors and other mechanisms in Aviary buildings
  • Works with Animal Programs in the cleaning and maintenance of off-exhibit holding
  • Assists with other departments, including but not limited to special events, as needed to support operations
  • Adheres to all established protocols and procedures
  • Interacts with visitors utilizing Aviary Visitor Engagement protocol
  • Adheres to and models Aviary safety policies

Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



The Crewmember has no supervisory responsibilities



  • Knowledge and ability to operate tools of the trade
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of janitorial procedures and techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of safe work principles and practices
  • Ability to follow written, visual, and verbal instructions
  • Ability to learn the use of a variety of custodial equipment, supplies and materials



  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2 years of experience in janitorial / maintenance / service industry preferred



· Satisfactory Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Certification

· Satisfactory FBI Criminal Record Check

Valid Driver’s License and ability to pass Department of Motor Vehicles check


While performing the duties of this job, the employee constantly positions self to complete cleaning projects, including under and around equipment and furniture. The employee frequently moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across the facility. The employee occasionally ascends and descends ladders. The employee occasionally operates hand and power equipment.  


Work environments will include climate-controlled office spaces, public areas where the noise level may be loud, and outdoors where work may need to be done in inclement weather conditions, including extremes of temperature and precipitation.


This is a full-time position. The candidate must have a flexible schedule and be able to work on weekdays, weekends, holidays, and in the evening as job duties demand.


To apply, please send resume to Christopher O’Domes, Manager of Buildings and Grounds,