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Job Summary

The Carpenter Center (CC) is a highly visible historic building...
that houses artistic endeavors for the Faculty of Arts and
Sciences. Responsible for maintaining a clean and supportive
environment. The role of the Maintenance crew is to support the
academic and public facing events that include classes, events,
screenings, programs and exhibitions.

With supervision, this position works with faculty, students, staff
and also interacts with the public. Studio classes take place both
in CC and in Linden Studios and often require unique settings. This
position works with all aspects of the AFVS population as students
and faculty alike strive to achieve particular effects. Based
primarily in the historic building, the Carpenter Center, all staff
encounter an international audience.

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Job Code

402057 Maintenance Tech

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Business Title

Maintenance Technician


Arts and Humanities

Salary Grade


Time Status



55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Basic Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. 3 years related work experience
is required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Mechanical aptitude and some related experience. Applicant must be
able to climb ladders and includes occasional heavy lifting of up
to 100 pounds.

Additional Information

We regret that we will not be able to provide visa sponsorship for
this position.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human


Art, Film, and Visual Studies

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity


Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm

Off, Monday and Tuesday

Job Function


Position Description
• Reports to the Building Manager when there are electrical or
plumbing issues; Monitors for leaks, lamp burn out and
• Maintains studio sinks and drain collectors; manage toxic
collection drums in studios, informs Building Manager when pick up
is needed. Sorts end of semester projects for recycle or dispose of
• Supports exhibition including lighting focus, maintain floor
protection and cleaning. Provides guidance on egress and safe
pathways in studios. Supports student installation when
• Meets contractors and directs them to appropriate location, is
available for routine questions.
• Supports Teaching staff with safety protocols including egress,
ladders and PPE when necessary.
• Performs minor repairs on studio equipment such as easels,
tables, etc. must be trained on Woodshop equipment to support staff
as needed. Clean woodshop equipment.


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected
by law.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift 50 Pounds and climb ladders.

Working Conditions

There is an office on the lower level but this position moves
throughout the buildings.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and
belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and
fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to
create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of
talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing
individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities,
life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards ) to learn more
about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
• Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per
year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for
administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year,
12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal
days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks
of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
• Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and
vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with
voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start
• Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care
resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee
Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress
management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
• Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with
contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age
and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
• Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program
including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced
tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
• Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90%
reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses
taken at other accredited institutions.
• Professional Development: Programs and classes at little
or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace
Development and LinkedIn Learning.
• Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options
handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking,
half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit
passes, biking benefits, and more.
• Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access
to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus
events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various
types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure
activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format


Work Format Details

This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This
may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable).
Additional details will be discussed during the interview process.
Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet
work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment
Cambridge MA United States


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