Construction and Maintenance Associate

We are seeking a new part-time member of our community to help maintain the Park’s grounds, equipment, and facilities, and to support the animals in the park with animal food acquisition 12-20 hours per week. You will join a small department of experienced highly motivated staff working mostly outdoors. No two days are the same. Adult students welcome to apply to this job which has some flexibility in scheduling for the right candidate.



  • Drive a truck pulling a trailer to transport animal supplies
  • Short bursts of heavy lifting using a dolly
  • Operate equipment including power tools, mowers, trimmers, and shop tools using safety equipment
  • Perform facility maintenance and upgrades including lawn maintenance support, carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical work, drainage repairs, painting and staining, minor mechanical repairs, hanging shade cloth and structures, assembling new equipment and portable structures
  • Assist with new construction projects as needed
  • Basic use/maintenance of equipment such as golf carts, gator and all-terrain vehicles
  • Follow preventative maintenance schedules
  • Keep records including service, fuel and equipment logs
  • Order and pick up supplies
  • Maintain and support cleanliness and organization of the facility’s workshop, storage depot and associated areas
  • Assist in setup, operation, and breakdown of the Animal Park’s special events
  • Assist with animal care as needed, including performing repairs on the fly, assisting with transport during procedures, and occasional butchering of meat
  • Participate in emergency response team training as appropriate
  • Attend staff meetings as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors


  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Two years of experience working in facilities maintenance or comparable experience
  • Valid Driver’s License and two years’ driving experience
  • Experience driving a truck pulling a trailer
  • Knowledge of basic computer and phone app operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, twist, bend and stoop, and stand or walk for an extended period
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Use of hand tools, and operation of simple power tools required
  • Basic skills in carpentry, basic plumbing and simple electrical work preferred
  • Experience with fencing, tractor operation, and motor vehicle maintenance preferred
  • Enthusiasm for learning and speaking about the Animal Park’s message


Starting salary $8/hour, increases commensurate with experience.