Wustum Building Services Supervisor

RAM’s Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine 53404

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary Range: $40,000 – $43,000 annually

Reports To: Curator of Education

General Summary of Position

This position is responsible for building and grounds cleaning, maintenance, and supervision of outside contractors at Wustum Museum. Other duties include monitoring the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems; custodial care of facilities and exhibitions; and oversight of safety and security programs.

Principal Job Functions

Assisting All Departments

  • Clean and maintain Wustum building.
  • Conduct regular preventive maintenance tasks/inspections of the Wustum facility and perform or arrange for repairs.
  • Coordinate and schedule work and repair projects with City of Racine Parks, Culture, and Recreation Services Department as appropriate.
  • Communicate with General Museum Assistants and/or interns regarding daily and weekly cleaning tasks and schedules.
  • Maintain Wustum grounds and gardens; supervise landscape contractors, and perform daily, weekly, and/or monthly tasks that keep the grounds and gardens up to museum standards.
  • Align all projects, schedules, and timelines with Curator of Education and Wustum program activities.
  • Upkeep of supplies and equipment.
  • Create and maintain vendor/contractor relationships.
  • Oversee contracted grounds work and coordinate annual plantings, seasonal mowing, weed treatments, and grounds maintenance schedule with landscape vendors.
  • Assist Education and Exhibition Department programs, museum events, and facility/wedding rentals with set up and preparation.
  • Assist and provide input into annual budgeting process and implement cost efficiencies.
  • Understand time, cost, and budgeting estimates, vendor contracts, and information to be provided to management as needed.
  • Clean and maintain exhibition galleries.
  • Assist art handlers as requested.
  • Plan, design, and implement safety programs that include:
    • Maintenance of MSDS information
    • Fire Safety
    • First Aid
    • Museum building and visitor security
  • Maintain maintenance workshop located on Wustum grounds.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

This position requires exertion of 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently.  Requires ability to stand, lift, carry, push, and pull.  Occasionally involves working outdoors in various weather conditions.

Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, woodworking, painting, grounds keeping methods, equipment repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of plants, growth patterns, indigenous flora species, and seasonal growing best practices.
  • Ability to determine and organize plans and schedules.
  • Maintain communications with management and other employees.
  • Use time management and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
Education and Experience
  • Five years building and grounds maintenance preferred.

Benefits include group health insurance, group term life and disability insurance, eleven paid holidays, five personal/sick days and earned time off (ETO). A retirement plan is available on the first enrollment date following 12 months of employment with a generous employer match/contribution. Between hire date and the next January 1, one day of vacation is earned for every two months of employment. Starting January 1, the employee receives 10 working days (two weeks) of vacation. Earned time off, 11 paid holidays, and five personal/sick days are available immediately following the first full day of employment. Employee discounts are available on studio art class fees and on purchases in the Museum Store.

Email cover letter and resume to:
Tricia Blasko, Curator of Education
[email protected]

No phone calls, please

General Museum Assistant

RAM’s Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine 53404

Non-exempt, Part-time, Hourly—Days, Evenings, and some Saturday Mornings/Afternoons

Wage: $12.00/hour

Reports To: Curator of Education

General Summary of Position

The General Museum Assistant (GMA) is responsible for assisting art instructors, staffing the reception area, and welcoming guests/class takers at RAM’s Wustum Museum. Other duties include maintaining cleanliness of museum galleries/studio spaces and assisting as needed with a variety of educational programming.

Principal Job Functions
  • Front Desk Reception Staff:
    • Greet and assist visitors/class takers
    • Record museum attendance
    • Process class registrations
    • Process payments
    • Answer phones
  • Education Assistants:
    • Assist Education staff and teachers with classes, art camps, and family programs at both campuses and off-site programming
    • Staff hands-on art activities/events at RAM
    • Prepare, set up, take down, and clean class or event areas
  • Housekeeping Duties:
    • Set up/take down classroom spaces
    • Maintain, clean, and vacuum museum galleries, classrooms, bathrooms, and other museum spaces as needed
Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Working knowledge of current museum exhibitions, programs, and events
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum/education policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and proactively follow through on projects and tasks assigned
  • Knowledge of museum policies, building layout, and emergency procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexibility to work days, evenings, and Saturdays
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience

High school/college students or recent graduates are welcome—attempts will be made to accommodate school schedules

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The ability to lift 50 pounds and move tables, chairs, and organize/distribute supplies as needed.

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Tricia Blasko, Curator of Education
[email protected]

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity

RAMA complies with all Federal and State anti-discrimination statutes and does not discriminate for any reasons outlined in Federal or State law. This policy will be in effect in all hiring situations for full-time as well as part-time employees, temporary part-time employees educational instructors, interns and for the volunteers who enhance staff functions.

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