Topic ID #37508 - posted 10/18/2016 7:09 AM

History museum - Cheif of Maintenance


Title:  Chief of Maintenance

Application Period: Open until filled

Starting Salary Range: $40,000 to $42,000 per year with full benefits

Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including weekends and holidays

Classification: Salaried – Non-exempt


Principal Functions:

The Chief of Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance of all facilities and grounds.  He/she possesses an outstanding knowledge of all aspects of the buildings, grounds, and mechanical systems Park-wide and demonstrates journeyman skills in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, and HVAC skills as they pertain to Pamplin Historical Park facilities. The incumbent serves at the primary advisor to the Director of Operations on all matters pertaining to facilities and grounds maintenance. He/she supervises the Senior Maintenance Specialist, Maintenance Specialists, and approved hourly staff, volunteers, and interns, and may serve as Acting Director of Operations.



The Chief of Maintenance will:  

  • Draft annual goals for the approval of the Director of Operations, and bear responsibility for achieving all assigned goals
  • Participate in the annual budget preparation process and the management of budgets as assigned
  • Assist in the recruitment of new employees, volunteers, and interns, and make sound, well-considered recommendations to the Director of Operations based on thorough reviews, interviews, and reference checks
  • Provide training, evaluation, and mentoring for assigned staff members, and prepare appraisals and other personnel actions in a manner consistent with Park-wide standards
  • Draft work schedules for the approval of the Director of Operations
  • Perform journeyman to advanced level work in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical work on a regular basis, and grounds, facilities, and janitorial work as needed
  • Serve as an effective member of the Senior Leadership Team, participating in staff meetings, and planning sessions
  • Develop sound recommendations for policy and procedures pertaining to Park operations
  • Properly manage assigned equipment and assigned work and storage spaces
  • Develop, supervise, and implement construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Serve effectively as the lead or backup point of contact for contractors performing maintenance, catering, and special event work at the Park as determined by the Director of Operations
  • Act effectively as the Park’s representative with local and state building officials, and as a contact point with all utilities companies on issues involving service requirements and repairs
  • Develop, deliver, and monitor safety training to ensure its proper and effective conduct and documents all such training
  • Participate effectively in the development and implementation of preventative and cyclic maintenance plans
  • Respond promptly to after-hours emergencies related to weather events, equipment failures, or any other facilities problems and/or coordinates that response with members of the staff
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and operates all vehicles safely in compliance with Park policy
  • Operate all equipment and tools safely in accordance with Park policy
  • Possess a working knowledge of the Park’s subject matter and themes
  • Serve as Acting Director of Operations as requested
  • Maintain proficiency in using word processing and spreadsheet computer software applications
  • Maintain effective oral and written communications skills using Standard English grammar and writing styles
  • Maintain reliable attendance and punctuality
  • Possess the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and in critical situations as required
  • Maintain cordial, cooperative, and professional work relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public
  • Maintain a professional appearance consistent with Park standards
  • Maintain the ability to support multiple tasks simultaneously without close supervision
  • Assist other departments and participate in special events as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in related area or the equivalent in certified training
  • Minimum five years hands-on experience in the maintenance field
  • Minimum of three years of direct and formal supervision of maintenance staff
  • Journeyman to advanced knowledge of building trades, contracting and procurement, grounds and facilities maintenance, and utilities management
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel software

To Apply:  Submit a complete Pamplin Historical Park application form, a resume, and a narrative statement of not more than two typewritten pages addressing the preferred qualifications for this position.  Additional materials may be included at the applicant's discretion; however, the Park does not guarantee the return of any application materials.  Highly qualified applicants will be interviewed by telephone.  The best candidates will be invited to participate in a personal interview at the Park at their own expense.  All applicants will be notified about the status of their application; therefore, we request that applicants do not call the Park for information about their candidacy.  Applicants wishing to withdraw their name from consideration should notify Pamplin Historical Park at their earliest convenience.


To obtain an application form, log on to, call (804) 861-2408, or request one at the Park.  Submit completed application packets to: Pamplin Historical Park, Attn: Amanda Bennett, Administration, 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA  23803. Application packets may be mailed, faxed to (804) 861-2820, or hand-delivered.

About Pamplin Historical Park:  Pamplin Historical Park is located on a 424-acre campus in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, six miles from Petersburg and 31 miles south of Richmond.  The Park contains four museums, four historic homes, features an extensive costumed interpretive program, and preserves the site of a major Civil War battlefield.  Pamplin Historical Park, a privately owned 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and is a major historical attraction with an ambitious expansion plan.  Please visit our website at for more information.


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