Building Coordinator Assistant 

About Weeksville Heritage Center

Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is a historic site and cultural center in Central Brooklyn that uses education, arts, and a social justice lens to preserve, document and inspire engagement with the history of Weeksville, one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America, and the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses.
Founded in 1838, Weeksville was the second largest of approximately 100 independent African American communities established before the Civil War.

When a group of community activists rediscovered three remaining original homes 1968, they purchased, rehabilitated, and restored the Hunterfly Road Houses, re-opening their doors as the Weeksville Heritage Center in 1973. In 2014, WHC opened its new Cultural Arts and Education Center and campus, including a visual arts gallery, performance space, resource center, and administrative offices. WHC is now poised for a bright new era, with the resources and vision in place to fully activate our history and expand our education, preservation, and public programming.

Recently announced as New York City’s newest Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) member, the first since 1998, WHC is one of New York City’s cultural treasures, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the story of the 19th century African-American community of Weeksville, a nationally significant, exceptionally well-documented and rare extant example of an independent African American community organized by Black entrepreneurs and land investors to promote economic, social, and political rights.

The Opportunity

The Building Coordinator Assistant will assist and ensure that through the provision of quality custodial and maintenance services: staff, administrators, curators, and students have an environment that is safe, healthy, and responsive to educational programming. The Operations  Coordinator will assist with the day-to day running of the facilities and grounds. These services include but are not limited to: cleaning, inspections, opening and closing the facilities an  ground maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform regular custodial duties in assigned areas of buildings. 
  • Accept instructions from head custodian/supervisor verbally or in writing.
  • Provide services as necessary to support curricular and extracurricular events and activities. 
  • Maintain inventory of custodial/maintenance supplies and equipment.
  • Restock disposable custodial/maintenance items and provide head custodian/supervisor with inventory usage data. 
  • Clean and preserve designated spaces, equipment, furniture, and etc. in the buildings.
  • Empty all trash cans; rinse or wash if needed. Place all trash in designated areas or a  dumpster. 
  • Assist visiting members of the public who are utilizing the facilities. 
  • Maintain work-related records and prepare work reports as directed. 
  • Project a positive image for WHC with our team, whenever the public, guests, or visitors are in the building.  
  • Work closely with the head custodian/supervisor and/or building administrators to be prepared for scheduled evening activities and unscheduled events as needed.
  • Maintain building and grounds security by opening/closing the building each school day and during special events as directed.
  • Identify and schedule work to be performed during extended breaks, events and vacations.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED certificate 
  • Experience with facilities maintenance, especially plumbing and HVAC
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $31,000 – $35,000 annually.  Weeksville Heritage Center offers a benefits package that is competitive with the market,  including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a retirement plan that employees can contribute to after the eligibility period, and paid vacation, paid sick leave, and personal days with the option for a hybrid work schedule. 

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to: inquiries@weeksvillesociety.org. Please include Building Coordinator Assistant in the subject line and include where you found this job posting in the body of your email. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be  contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position.

Weeksville Heritage Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.