Facilities Maintenance

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Facilities Maintenance

Reporting to the director, facility operations, the facilities maintenance role is responsible for tending to the physical assets of Arts Commons through repairs to the building’s infrastructure and other basic maintenance repairs.

You are a jack of all trades, possessing a combination of hands-on working knowledge of facility repair and a self-motivated, positive attitude towards fixing any challenge that you may encounter. You are someone with experience in the trades and all things handy work.

You’re often juggling tasks but are tactful and organized in how you approach your to-do list and prioritizing the various maintenance and repair projects within the building. You can work well under pressure and are adaptable to the unique working conditions of facility repair and maintenance in a large performing arts venue.

Daily service requests may be new or unusual, but you are able to apply your operational knowledge, skills, and understanding of facility policies and procedures to fix any problem with minimal instruction. Regardless of the task at hand, you are always ensuring that safety remains top of mind.

Who We Are

Arts Commons is embarking on a new path to support the Arts Commons ecosystem inclusive of artists, resident companies, and community groups. As one of the largest performing arts centres in Canada, Arts Commons strives to break down barriers to cultural participation by providing a modern, open, and inclusive gathering space in a central location.

We Are

Stewards of an arts ecosystem

  • Our mandate is to provide and care for our assets

An Arts Presenter

  • Our mandate is to produce and present multiple series, presentations and education programs annually

A Facilitator

  • Our mandate is to ensure optimal access and utilization of our assets, by ourselves, our Resident Companies, and the community at large

What We Offer

On top of the excitement of working inside one of Canada’s top performing arts facilities with a team of professionals that share a passion for the arts, Arts Commons offers a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits:

  • A collaborative, engaging and values driven work environment.
  • An annual salary in the range of $47,000 to $61,000.
  • A comprehensive health and dental benefits package, with RSP matching and access to an Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
  • A positive working culture, keeping employee health and wellness a priority with generous paid time off policies and an annual lifestyle allowance.
  • A dynamic role that will have you engaging with the arts and communities in many different areas, and through different types of events and productions

What We Value

We are looking for individuals who share our vision of building a creative and compassionate society, inspired through the arts. Our team is made up of people with a diverse range of interests – singers, actors, musicians, playwrights, coaches, teachers, gamers, bakers, photographers, athletes, dancers. People whose interests encompass the widest spectrum. We even have furry, four-legged friends in the office. We value people who strive to do the right thing, and work to be their best. People with open minds, hearts and arms.

What You Will Get To Do Here

As a unique performing arts venue with numerous theatres, offices, and galleries all within our historical space, the facilities maintenance position is tasked with ensuring that all general maintenance and repairs relating to the Arts Commons’ infrastructure are addressed in order to ensure safe operations and a comfortable environment for all staff and patrons. This includes identifying preventative maintenance and performing routine building maintenance repairs. Day to day tasks will vary depending on current projects and facility maintenance needs identified through building service requests.

Daily operational tasks for facilities maintenance will often encompass a variety of fields (e.g. carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, HVAC, plumbing, etc.).

Strategic Goals

Perform skilled maintenance and repair work to the building infrastructure to ensure that the facilities are properly maintained and meet or exceed OH&S, governmental, environmental and industry regulations and standards.

Where You Fit Within Our Ecosystem

The facilities maintenance role is part of the facilities team within Arts Commons’ venue operations department. Reporting to the director, facility operations, this role works closely with all departments and resident companies within the Arts Commons building to address any facility maintenance and repair needs. This position also works closely with building operators, security, and various contractors working within the building.

Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA)

As part of our organization’s commitment to IDEA, we work to remove barriers in collaboration with a broad range of voices. Removing these barriers begins with the hiring process. To that end, we are committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

It is the unique contributions of all our people at Arts Commons that drives our success. We are committed to providing an environment free of harassment and discrimination for everyone, and we will continue to work to ensure that our teams reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

You Will Be A Great Fit If You…

Must haves:

  • Three to five years experience in areas relating to facilities maintenance or trades (e.g. carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, HVAC, plumbing, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of lighting fixtures and their components.
  • Working knowledge of door hardware and applications.
  • Skilled in the demolition and installation of dry wall and related finishes in a commercial environment.
  • High level of experience with power tools and their safe operation.
  • High level of finishing carpentry and painting skills.
  • The ability to address minor plumbing repairs.
  • Knowledgeable and able to work confidently in computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Ability to work efficiently both unsupervised and within a team structure.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • The physical ability to load and unload deliveries.

Nice to have:

  • A relevant certificate/diploma/degree from a recognized trades school or comparable education and experience.
  • Professional trades license.
  • A passion for the arts!

Employment: Permanent, salaried
Hours: Full-time
Start Date: ASAP
Closing Date: September 3, 2021
Salary: $47,000 – $61,000 annually
Location: Calgary (in-office)

To apply, send your resume and cover letter by email to employment@artscommons.ca.

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