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Job Position: Facilities Assistant

We’re hiring!

Position: Facilities Assistant
Schedule: Part-time, 16 hours/week, flexible, non-exempt
Supervisor: Director of Human Resources and Operations

Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources and Operations (Director of HR/O), the Facilities Assistant is responsible for general maintenance of the Art Center’s galleries, studios and support spaces. Troubleshoots and performs minor repairs to equipment and furniture, some janitorial duties, setup and takedown of special events.  Knowledge and experience of basic maintenance techniques is essential.



  • Make minor building repairs(including replacement of light bulbs  and furniture and equipment maintenance or improvements
  • Assist with the prepping of art galleries for each exhibition and occasional art handling, installation of artwork and arrangement of gallery lights.
  • Conduct minor landscaping and clean-up in the courtyard area.
  • Assist with setup and takedown and cleaning of special events.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop all floors in studios, offices, galleries, halls and restrooms and coordinate the waxing of the floors as needed.
  • Restock all janitorial supplies in bathrooms.
  • Working as part of team the jobholder must be able to work under their own initiative to cope with rearranged priorities.
  • Interact with staff and visitors with a friendly and courteous attitude at all times.
  • Carrying out routine checks and inspection of facilities and equipment.  
  • Be part of Safety Committee to follow health and safety procedures and assist with specific health and safety procedures.
  • Work in a safe manner and utilize tools of the trade skillfully.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of HR/O.


  • A high school diploma is the minimum educational requirement for the Facilities Assistant.
  • Some work experience as a handyman or in a skilled trade, carpentry or electrical is desirable.
  • Ability to bend and stand for periods of time is needed. Ability to lift as much as 30 pounds.
  • Enthusiasm for the work of the Richmond Art Center
  • Ability to coordinate a number of activities with multiple components requiring independent follow through and attention to detail

About the Richmond Art Center: 

A non-profit organization, the Richmond Art Center has provided nearly 80 years of excellence in arts education and exhibitions for the East Bay region. The Art Center’s mission is to be a dynamic arts organization that empowers and transforms individuals and the community through creative exploration, experience and education. The largest Art Center in the East Bay, the 1951 vintage modern facility is part of Richmond’s Civic Center Plaza and receives partial funding from the City of Richmond. The Art Center offers one of the most extensive schedules of exhibitions and art instruction programs in the East Bay, presenting 14 to 16 exhibitions in four galleries and providing 50-60 art classes and workshops in six studios four times a year to 400-450 students each quarter, ages 5 and up of all skill levels. In addition, the Art Center reestablished its Art in the Community program in 2012, providing after school art experiences to 17 schools and various community centers. The Art Center has over 670 members, 150 volunteers, 12 full-time and five part-time staff. The Center has an operating budget of just over $1 million.   

To apply, please submit the following materials via email:
Resume and a cover letter introducing yourself. Also include the names and contact information for three professional references.  Open until filled

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Compensation & Benefits: $13/hr plus paid, vacation, sick & holidays.

As condition of employment the jobholder is required to complete a live scan for fingerprint clearance and a (TB) Test.

The Richmond Art Center is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and respects differences. 

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm