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Building and Grounds Caretaker

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Description

Overview

Assist in maintaining the Thomas A. Hill House and its grounds. A caretaker will work with the Curator and the Building and Grounds Committee to make the property presentable to visitors.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining the exterior of Hill House by raking, shoveling, gardening and performing light maintenance, etc.
  • Help decorate the exterior of the building for holidays and events
  • Help set up for BHS events located at the Hill House as needed
  • Opportunity to staff BHS events

 

Training

  • Caretakers are required to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled and will last approximately an hour.
  • Caretakers will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time.

Commitment

  • Caretakers are asked to be available for at least one shift a week.
  • Caretaker shift target length varies depending on duties, but is a max of three hours each.
  • Shifts can be scheduled from Monday-Saturday, 10am to 4pm
  • Location: Thomas A. Hill House

Qualifications and Skills

  • Reliable and punctual
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the care of historic houses
  • Able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Be comfortable on ladders
  • The ability to lift 30lbs unassisted.
  • Comfortable working outdoors

Benefits

  • Free admission to Thomas A. Hill House museum
  • Access to the museum’s resources and collection as well as learning materials
  • Free entrance to BHS events
  • 15% discount on gift store purchases
  • After 100 hours of service, a free one-year membership to Bangor Historical Society

Details

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Inclement Weather Plan: Volunteer shifts may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.
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