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Job Title:  Campus Facilities Technician I

The Exploratorium - San Francisco, CA 


The Campus Facilities Department is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and repairs of the Exploratorium’s facilities and maintains security and safety systems. The department provides support for day and evening special events and public programs.

The Campus Facilities Technician I must be competent in all the areas mentioned above since this person may be the only Campus Facilities Technician on duty. This entry level position reports to the Manager, Mechanical and Control Systems and is required to work with and without supervision, using skills and knowledge in the areas below. The schedule may include all shifts: day, evenings, and weekends as required.


  • Help maintain, repair and upgrade electrical systems to power exhibits and workspaces.
  • Assist in maintenance and development of facilities, including:
    • Electrical tasks such as installation and replacement of circuit breakers, connectors and plugs
    • Painting and dry walling of interior and exterior walls and offices
    • Lighting tasks such as re-lamping and general ballast changes
    • Plumbing tasks including replacement and repair of faucets and plumbing fixtures
    • Changing belts and filters on HVAC system
    • Perform ergonomic workstation modifications for Exploratorium staff.
  • Support safety and security functions, including First Aid and CPR coverage and the operation and response to fire and burglar alarm systems.
  • Provide logistical support for museum rentals, special events and programs (during evening and/or weekend hours), including providing access to electrical outlets; restoring museum floor to original condition for public opening; serving as primary provider of First Aid/CPR.
  • Provide Campus Facilities Department coverage during evening, weekend and holiday hours.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • One year’s related outside experience or two year’s Exploratorium experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, use good judgment and reflect the department and Exploratorium in a positive way.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and conscientiously with tools and live electrical installations (120 volts to ground).
  • Conform to Cal. OSHA’s Respirator Protection, Forklift and Platform Lift Programs.
  • Certification in AHA or Red Cross CPR and First Aid or ability to become certified.
  • Acceptance and ability to work required weekends, evenings, and night on-call assignments.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to climb ladders, move swiftly throughout museum, crawl into tight spaces, lift 75 lb. and use machinery, applying museum safety standards.


This position is open until filled


This is a regular, part-time (22.5 hours/week), non-exempt, union position that includes benefits. The starting rate for this role is $24.09. This rate is the step 1 of a 6 step union pay scale. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

The Exploratorium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity, inclusion and respect.  We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Piers 15/17, San Francisco, CA 94111

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The Exploratorium is committed to a diverse workforce.