Facilities Assistant

Headlands Center for the Arts

The Facilities Assistant plays a key role in making the Headlands campus function, from daily facilities upkeep and planning to event and programs support. Working under the supervision of the Facilities Director, the Facilities Assistant provides care and maintenance for Headlands’ seven historic buildings and grounds as well as support for public programs and special events through a robust and coordinated effort as a core member of the Facilities team. The job includes a range of dynamic responsibilities, from janitorial work to basic plumbing and carpentry, waste management, and other activities. The Facilities Assistant also works with the Facilities Coordinator on a wide range of facilities and special projects.


Buildings and Grounds Maintenance (70%)

  • Follow and execute work orders. Some of these include general repairs, artist studio upkeep, general cleaning, general operations assistance, etc.

  • Address ongoing landscaping, janitorial needs, and repairs as needed and assigned.

  • Maintain cleanliness of all campus facilities and grounds on a regular basis in addition to regular cleaning crew scope.

  • Maintain facilities supply stock and inventory.

  • Ensure weekly waste management logistics.

  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly rounds.

  • Support and execute medium and long-term special projects. Including painting of interiors, space organization projects, inventory, etc.

  • Report project progress on a regular basis.

Technical and Programs Support (20%)

  • Support programs, events, and rentals including event set-up and breakdown.

  • Work with various staff members to set up furniture and A/V equipment as needed.

  • Facilitate artists’ use of woodshop.

Administrative Responsibilities and Other Projects (10%)

  • Support IT needs.

  • Attend staff meetings.

  • Support scheduling of vendors and contractors, as needed and assigned.

  • Operations and other special projects support.

  • 1+ years experience working in a multi-building facilities role.

  • Demonstrated awareness, experience, and competence in working with a diverse, multi-racial, multicultural, and socio-economic environment.

  • Experience utilizing power and hand tools.

  • Experience with or willingness to learn about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives.

  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Able to lift 50 pounds and engage in strenuous physical activity.

  • Due to our Marin Headlands location, reliable vehicle access is required. Must have a valid California Drivers’ License and a sound driving record in order to use company vehicles to travel between buildings.

How to Apply


Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to a diverse and pluralistic workplace. People of Color and members of the LGBTQIA community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email a single PDF attachment that includes both a cover letter and resume to jobs@headlands.org. The subject line of your email should be Facilities Assistant/your name.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Please note: Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted.


Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to a diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals, as such the Headlands is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns. The Headlands makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate.

The Headlands Center for the Arts prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The Headlands will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.

Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to a diverse and pluralistic workplace. People of Color and members of the LGBTQIA community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Posted on September 14