Work at the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Technician (Historic Site)

Department: Historic Sites
Location: Monterey, CA


 The Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Technician will assist in maintaining the site in impeccable condition throughout the year.  


  • Interface with the visiting public as an ambassador with knowledge of the history and operation of the property.
  • Perform raking, mowing, leaf blowing, branch clearing, watering, planting, and all general landscaping needed to maintain the gardens.
  • Open and close the Munras Avenue and Polk Street gates morning and evening.
  • Maintain the decomposed granite areas and pathways.
  • Clean the common area bathrooms each morning and monitor them during the day, doing additional cleaning as necessary.
  • Maintain the site and related equipment in a manner that is safe and appropriate for employees as well as visitors to the site
  • Perform general basic maintenance tasks, including electrical work, plumbing, carpentry and painting, as well as cleaning, ensuring garbage pick up and caring for public facilities.
  • Assist in monitoring site security (buildings, objects, grounds) and visitor safety, responding calmy and professionally to emergencies and intervening where appropriate. If additional intervention is required promptly notify the supervisor or other security personnel as directed. Notify supervisor of incidents or unsafe conditions.
  • Assist in preparation for and response to extreme weather conditions.
  • As needed and directed, assist contractors, vendors, photographers, etc to perform their duties.
  • Perform housekeeping duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  •  Some experience working in a maintenance or construction related trades and/or in landscape/golf course maintenance .
  • Excellent customer service skills, with ability to respond to visitors’ written and/or verbal requests in a timely, clear and professional manner.
  • Basic problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
  • Ability to understand instructions and deadlines in English and execute tasks as assigned, with ability to learn and handle routine tasks without close supervision.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff and volunteers ensuring cooperation as a site team member.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Minimum physical requirements include but are not limited to: ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis and occasionally more; ability to push or pull up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis and occasionally more; ability to bend, squat, kneel, twist/turn, climb, and reach above the shoulder frequently.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, evenings in addition to regular workday hours
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. 
  • Regular and reliable attendance required. 

To Apply:

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation  actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.

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