Facilities Staff I

Department Operations & Facilities

Reports to Crew Chief

Work Schedule

Non-exempt; Full time


Assists Facilities Department personnel with up-keep and repairs of College facilities, equipment, and grounds to help facilitate an effective learning environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Surveys buildings and grounds daily and identifies needed repairs.
  • Completes exterior work including:

       - removing litter, waste, and graffiti

       - weeding, mowing, raking, and watering lawns and gardens

       - removing snow and ice from walkways, as necessary

  • Assists in maintaining facilities by completing duties in light carpentry, electrical, plumbing and general maintenance such as:

       - prepping, sanding, and painting walls and ceilings

       - changing light bulbs

       - Programming building controls, thermostats, lighting timers and irrigation

       - installing bathroom fixtures

       - installing fire extinguishers

       - installing new light switches, outlets and changing light bulbs

       - rebuilding sinks and toilets

       - identifying safety hazards and participating in finding solutions

  • Assists in fulfilling work orders, such as:

       - moving furniture and equipment

       - assembling furniture

       - providing set up for special events

       - running errands

  • Assists in larger capital projects including demolition and clean up.
  • When assigned, serves as liaison between contractors and College and notifies college personnel of project activities. 
  • Accepts deliveries of products or equipment and routes them appropriately. 
  • Assists in emergency situations by:

      - being on-call

      - helping with clean-up and remediation

      - other duties as assigned by Emergency Director or Deputy

  • Assists Staff II personnel as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma plus one year relevant experience or combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Valid WA state driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Must pass background check
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens (training provided) 
  • Ability to work on call during emergencies and a varied schedule as hours may fluctuate based on the needs of the College
  • Desire to perform quality work with or without direct supervision
  • Ability to follow written, oral, and diagram directions effectively
  • Good verbal communication skills and ability to work with a diverse campus community
  • Working knowledge of hand tools and basic mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of building materials
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment or independently
  • Ability to lift moderate to heavy weight (at least 50 lbs), and work in high places (ladders, roofs, etc.) and small spaces
  • Ability to stand or walk throughout shift inside and out
  • Basic knowledge of computers (i.e. Google Mail and Applications)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education, not-for-profit, or arts environment

Application Procedures

For consideration please submit the following to careers@cornish.edu. 

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Three Professional References (letters of recommendation will not be accepted)
  4. Cornish Employment Application

Deadline for consideration is August 16, 2017 @ 5 pm (PDT).

Equal Opportunity Statement: Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.