Shaker Village
  • 14-Jun-2017 to 15-Jul-2017 (PST)
  • Maintenance
  • Harrodsburg, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full-time with benefits (Insurance, 401k, vacation, PTO)

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is on a mission to inspire generations through DISCOVERY, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers. SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience. Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country's largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.

Building Maintenance Department

The Building Maintenance Department supports the mission of Shaker Village by providing the thoughtful stewardship of the Village's buildings and the systems that support them so they may be enjoyed by guests today and passed on to future generations.

Position Summary

Reporting to and partnering with the Maintenance Foreman, the Maintenance Technician performs scheduled maintenance tasks and completes work order requests on the buildings, property, equipment and mechanical infrastructure of SVPH. 


  • Provides general maintenance and care of buildings and grounds that may include: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fixtures, HVAC, tile, masonry, light carpentry and finishing work.
  • Thoughtfully maintains a safe work environment and a visually appealing aesthetic for all work, both in process and when completed.
  • Contributes to the health and safety of Village guests and staff through attentiveness to safety concerns and the immediate reporting of and response to safety needs.
  • Assesses all maintenance needs with a critical eye, implementing repairs that solve problems at the source, preventing the need for repeat repairs and persistent issues.
  • Utilizes established facility maintenance software and communication processes to catalog and share facility needs, ongoing work, and completed work according to organizational policies.
  • Responds promptly and effectively to work orders and maintenance requests, prioritizing responses in collaboration with the Maintenance Foreman, to ensure a safe environment, high guest satisfaction, and a positive work space for all members of the staff team.
  • Upholds high standards for the care of a National Historic Landmark, following best practices drawn from nationally recognized resources and specified by the Maintenance Foreman.
  • Partners with the Maintenance Forman and additional team members to manage the sewage treatment facilities at SVPH through daily care and regularly scheduled maintenance.
  • Attends to alarm systems throughout SVPH, activating, deactivating, and responding to alarm needs while on duty.
  • Contributes to the overall sustainability of the organization by the effective use of assets, both fiscal and physical, to ensure both longevity and efficiency.
  • Operates, cleans and maintains all equipment, tools and vehicles used to fulfill maintenance responsibilities.
  • Ensures that all work is conducted according to appropriate safety guidelines and utilizing appropriate personal protection equipment.
  • Is familiar with SVPH crisis management/emergency procedures, and serves as a responder to their level of training as required.
  • Is familiar with and follows all key control and security procedures.
  • Provides vital input in planning scheduled maintenance calendar.
  • Assists with the appropriate storage and disposal of supplies, chemicals and other items as needed, with specific regard for environmental impact.
  • In collaboration with the Maintenance Foreman, maintains an ongoing partnership with the Development Office to effectively and regularly report all applicable work for the annual tax credit application and share stories of impact to potential donors.
  • Appropriately represents the organization, its Board and the President/CEO to guests, volunteers and donors.
  • Interacts with all Village staff and guests in a positive, helpful way, establishing a supportive culture that promotes high-quality experiences at SVPH.
  • Updates job knowledge for him/herself by remaining aware of new standards and regulations; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes facilities and organization mission by completing additional tasks as assigned and related results as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
  • A hands-on employee with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  • As self-motivator, with the ability to work independently and follow-through on tasks.
  • An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
  • Strong commitment to developing fellow team members.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization's mission is essential.

Education and Experience

  • A skilled worker, with at least 5 years of experience working in positions responsible for carpentry, HVAC, electrical and/or plumbing.
  • Preferred experience using computer software for data entry and/or work logs.
  • Preferred certifications include those in: HVAC, electrical, water treatment and plumbing.
  • Previous experience working in historic preservation or in historic properties preferred.
  • Previous experience working on mechanical lifts and/or elevators preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Position will require use of a company vehicle while conducting certain Shaker Village business.
  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Mental and Physical Requirements 

  • Analyze and interpret data, including data requiring basic arithmetic and geometry.
  • Maintain concentration with time pressures and interruptions.
  • Sit, stand or walk for considerable length of time.
  • Ability to operate computers and general office equipment.
  • Perform physical activities such as bending, stooping, climbing, crawling and walking.
  • Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles, lift/move equipment, materials, supplies and tools; wear protective clothing as required by work environment or government regulations.
  • Ability to understand specifications, blueprints, manuals and schematic drawings for installation, maintenance and repair of structures and equipment.

Working Environment and Conditions 

  • This position will require working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • This position will require working evenings and weekends.
  • This position will require working around machinery with a moderate noise level.
  • This position will require working in both enclosed spaces (attics, cellars) and in high places (ladders, scaffolds, roofs).




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