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Job Title: Building Maintenance Technician
Reports To: Facilities Coordinator
Schedule: Full time, Non-exempt. Requires four, 10-hour days including Saturdays.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Summary: ECHO’s mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, science center and lake aquarium committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. ECHO employees are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful, inclusive workplace by modeling humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, animals and guests.

The Building Maintenance Technician is an experienced team player who likes working in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate has demonstrated knowledge and a background in both general building maintenance and custodial services.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Custodial Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  Daily cleaning of guest, staff and service areas: dusting, mopping, sweeping, scrubbing, window cleaning, trash removal, bathroom cleaning.
  Periodic deep cleaning utilizing carpet extractor and floor burnisher.
  Collect and transfer trash/recyclables to appropriate bulk storage or disposal containers.
  Maintain/stock paper products, solvents, cleansers, hand cleaners, etc. as needed.
  Periodic cleaning, sweeping, raking, etc. of exterior walkways, planter beds, parking lot and Hoehl Park; Weeding and lawn care
  Power washing terraces and building
  Respond to requests for emergency custodial needs in a timely manner.
  Other duties as required

Maintenance Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  Setting up and maintaining exhibits
  Deicing and snow removal
  Assist in interior and exterior building maintenance including painting, flooring, plumbing, carpentry, lighting, HVAC, aquarium filtration systems, and maintaining signage.

Other Duties:
  Other duties and special projects assigned as needed
  Regular weekend and some after-hours work required.
  Assist Animal Care staff in animal care equipment maintenance and repair.
  Assist in departmental budget management.

This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of the position; it is intended merely to be a guide to the general work to be performed.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:
  Sufficient relevant experience that demonstrates understanding of and ability to provide excellent custodial services.
  Carpentry, plumbing, and mechanical skills.
  Electrical and electronics repair.
  Building finish work.
  Physical ability to perform strenuous work and lift/move at least 50 pounds.
  Ability to trouble shoot facilities issues both independently and with a team.
  Responsive multitasker who is comfortable working in fast paced environment.
  Other duties as required

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee sometimes works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee may work in high, precarious places and be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

Schedule & Benefits:
  Schedule to be determined
  Benefits include: Paid time off, Health care, Retirement
  Staff Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  Beautiful work setting

This position will be full time, non-exempt and will be scheduled for four, ten-hour days per week, including one weekend day. Occasionally, this position will be required to work full weekends, holidays and overtime.

Application Instructions: ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates for employment who will contribute to our diversity. Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@echovermont.org with Building Maintenance Technician Position in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017


Job Title: Camp Program Assistant
Reports To: Education Programs Coordinator & STEM Education Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date Last Revised: November 2017
Hourly Compensation: $15.00/hr

How to Apply: Please apply by December 1, 2017. ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diversity. Send resume and cover letter to ECHO Job Search. Please put Vacation Camp Assistant in the subject line of the email and send to: jobs@echovermont.org.

Summary: ECHO’s mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO is a dynamic learning and teaching community committed to engaging diverse public audiences in dialogue; providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences to guests; and inspiring environmental stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO employees are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful workplace by modeling good humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, creatures, and guests.

Please indicate which Vacation Camps you are available for in your initial application. Candidates are not required to be available for every camp session for the season, but must be available for all days specified within an individual camp session.

Dates of 2017-2018 Vacation Camps:
December 27 - 29 (Wednesday - Friday), 8:30 am - 3 pm
February 26 - March 2 (Monday - Friday), 8:30 am - 3 pm
March 5 - 6 (Monday - Tuesday), 8:30 am - 3 pm
April 23 - 27 (Monday - Friday), 8:30 am - 3 pm

Summary: ECHO's mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO is a dynamic learning and teaching community committed to engaging diverse public audiences in dialogue; providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences to guests; and inspiring environmental stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO employees are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful workplace by modeling good humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, creatures, and guests.

The Camp Program Assistant will work to deliver exceptional educational experiences for children participating in ECHO camps. ECHO camps host youth entering grades 1-5 to explore hands on science in and around our facility on the shores of Lake Champlain. The Camp Program Assistant will work with a team of camp staff to deliver week-long, science, stewardship and design themed camps to children during school vacations between December 2017 and March 2018.


Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  Learn and understand ECHO’s mission, exhibits, camp programs, and safety protocols.
  Attend pre-camp orientation.
  Help lead science activities, group games, and crafts for groups of up to 18 children.
  Help manage logistics, including facilitating snack, check-in, and check-out.
  Ensure participant safety.
  Foster environmental stewardship among youth.
  Help staff camp aftercare program.

This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of the position; it is intended merely to be a guide to the general work to be performed.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
  Experience working with youth, preferably in the context of the environment and/or science.
  Must be 18 years or older, High School graduate or equivalent.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:
  Ability to lead science and recreational activities
  First Aid/CPR Certified
  Strong behavior management skills
  Talent for building memorable camp experiences
  Strong work ethic, dependable, flexible, and punctual
  Excellent team player
  Must pass criminal background check

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work is performed on the museum floor, in our camp spaces in and outside of ECHO. The Summer Camp Assistant must be able to be physically active for several hours at a time and be able to effectively communicate subject matter and safety protocols to ECHO campers.