Facilities and Maintenance Specialist

Leach Garden | Portland, OR

Posted Date 6/13/2022

Help us bring beauty and nature to the people in our community!

Leach Botanical Garden is a place of beauty and respite where connections to nature are restored and deepened. You can help us keep this community gem looking great, feeling great, and working smoothly. 



The Facilities and Maintenance Specialist position is a hands-on role that makes sure the buildings and grounds are maintained. This entails daily and weekly cleaning (partially contracted), supply maintenance, scheduling repairs, renovations, trash removal and safety inspections. This position also helps with event setup and maintenance of contracts with professional cleaners hired for our rental department.

Work shifts have some flexibility, but will mostly be centered around the beginning and end of the week. This position requires evening and weekend availability in coordination with events (weddings and meetings).


Main Job Duties:

  • Handle all facilities communications and work orders with Portland Parks and Recreation
  • Keep inventory of keys and computers
  • Provide parking lot security checks and problematic visitor support
  • Assist the Events and Rentals team with set-up and tear down as needed. Occasionally provide event support on evenings and/or weekends
  • Problem-solve facility issues
  • Ensure the cleanliness of all facilities: weekly spot cleaning expected and as needed
  • Annex: Thorough cleaning once a month
  • Routine maintenance; gutters, exterior, lights, locks
  • Graffiti removal as needed
  • Restock bathroom supplies regularly and as needed
  • Monthly Supply order
  • Manage garbage and recycling: regular emptying of all bins in Annex, MH, shop, and throughout the garden
  • Keep parking lots and public pathways clear of trash
  • MUST be available for work Saturdays and occasional Sundays. 
  • Willing to assist with garden maintenance tasks such as clearing pathways, replacing light bulbs, installing signs, etc
  • Assist with signage and cones when needed: Overflow Parking, high water, slippery surfaces, etc. 
  • Supervise contract with professional cleaners to provide cleaning as follows: 
    • Public Restrooms: Every day 
    • Manor House: Pre and Post-Event Cleaning before and  after all large events
  • Manage weekly garbage and recycling  service for the upper and lower garden 


Successful candidates will possess: 

  • Handyperson skills: basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry troubleshooting
  • Cleaning: must be willing to clean bathrooms, kitchen, etc. as needed between professional cleanings 
  • Ability to carry heavy loads move tables and chairs
  • Bring a sense of joy to the workplace and passion for the work that you do
  • Keep open, honest, and timely communication with coworkers and supervisors
  • Self-starter, ability to organize own work
  • Commitment to the Mission and Values of Leach Garden Friends
  • Ability to work closely with a team of 15 people


Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an

employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and to talk and hear. 
  • During events the employee may be required to spend hours on their feet, and have the ability to use the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, control or feel objects. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, anything greater must be done with assistance. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee’s work might require them to be outdoors in hot, cold, dry or rainy weather. 
  • 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 the essential functions.
  • All Leach Garden Friends Employees must be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.
  • All Leach Garden Friends Employees must pass a Portland Parks & Recreation Criminal Records Background check.


Leach Garden Friends is committed to equal opportunity for all persons including staff, volunteers, and people served without regard to race, age, religion, culture, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, family relationship, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.


Compensation: $19.00/hour, 20-30 hours  per week. Accrued paid time off (PTO), sick time, personal days, paid holidays, health stipend, access to Oregon Saves, professional membership to horticultural associations. 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to asmith@leachgarden.org

The application deadline for this position is June 25th. 

Estimated starting date: July 10, 2022 or earlier. 


Listing Type
Clerical/Administrative | Events | Facilities | Maintenance | Nonprofit
Position Type
Part Time
Experience Level
Entry Level | Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type

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