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Job Opportunities at The Historic Trust

The Historic Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history. The Trust excels in its day-to-day work to fulfill this mission, including preserving, developing, and managing properties; producing and hosting community events and ceremonies; providing educational and engaging programming; and creating fundraising and volunteer opportunities. The Trust welcomes new perspectives and commitment to community.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The Historic Trust will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  The Historic Trust does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression other than other characteristic protected by law.

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Preservation · Vancouver, Washington


Knowledge of:
• Methods, practices, and equipment used in facilities management and activities including a variety of building trades work.
• Basic theory of electricity.
• Tools and equipment used in building maintenance, reconstruction, and repair work.
• Construction trade background a plus
• Occupational hazards and necessary precautions applicable to the building and mechanical maintenance work.
• Preventive maintenance requirements and practices.
• Safe work practices
• HVAC principle understanding and troubleshooting

Ability to:
• Complete daily maintenance operations of the property and buildings under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor
• Inspect property and buildings for life/safety issues and take immediate corrective action.
• Identify building maintenance needs, prioritize work and take corrective actions.
• Be a self-starter and work independently in the absence of supervision.
• Perform a full range of skilled building maintenance for extended periods of time
• Repair and maintain a variety of mechanical equipment.
• Read and interpret sketches, drawings, diagrams, and blueprints.

• Lift up to 50 pounds above the waist and carry heavy objects.
• Use a personal computer and appropriate computer software.
• Operate with a high level of personal organization
• Maintain a clean work area, vehicle, and shop
• Establish and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with those contacted during work.
• Process Work Orders in a timely fashion, to the satisfaction of the Maintenance Supervisor
• Receive general supervision from the Maintenance Supervisor.

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Perform preventative maintenance on buildings including but not limited to: skilled carpentry, electrical, painting, plastering, dry walling, plumbing, heating, limited air conditioning, and mechanical repair work, door hardware, keying, exit, and emergency lighting.
• Repair electrical switches, outlets, lighting systems, and fixtures.
• Perform advanced-level plumbing work including the installation, repair, and replacement of plumbing fixtures including sinks, toilets, faucets, water heaters, and pipes; clear obstructions from water and sewer lines.
• Perform adequate level of carpentry work including the repair of porches (stairs, decking, joisting, handrails, trim), walls, windows, siding, doors and other carpentry work.
• Inspect building facilities to identify building maintenance needs; complete inspection and preventive maintenance reports, recommend, prioritize, and perform corrective maintenance as required.
• Install, maintain and repair a variety of floor coverings such as carpeting, tile, linoleum, and wood; experience with fabrication and installation of laminate countertops; experience performing repair of roof coverings such as composition, rolled, and shingle.
• Operate, maintain and repair a variety of mechanical tools and equipment such as power saws, power sanders, drills, air compressors, paint sprayers, generators, pressure washers, landscape equipment, and various hand tools required for carpentry, plumbing, and maintenance skills.
• Read and interpret sketches, diagrams, and blueprints.
• Actively participate in the positive development of other Facilities maintenance team members and the development of technical knowledge of the team.
• Carry 24-hour On-Call maintenance cell phone on rotation with other team members.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Three years’ experience in facilities maintenance.
Training: Documented completion of trades coursework.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid driver’s license. Building Operator Certification: preferred, but not required.

Individuals are expected to work in a manner consistent with the Trust Employee Handbook; specifically: Work and act as a team player in all interactions with other Trust employees; provide a high level of customer service at all times; project and maintain a positive image with those contacted in the course of work; develop and maintain collaborative and respectful working relationships with team members and others; and, consistently provide quality service.

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Venue Coordinator

Events · Vancouver, Washington


Who we are:

The Historic Trust (“Trust”) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history. The Trust has a variety of operations fulfilling its mission that include property management and development, events, educational programs, fundraising and other nonprofit activities. The Venue Coordinator position is a full-time position responsible for executing all facility events operated in buildings managed and/or owned by the Trust in conjunction with other Trust staff.

Reports to: Event Facilities Manager

Pay: $19.23 per hour (approx. $40,000 annually)

Classification: Full Time hourly

Job Summary:

The Historic Trust is seeking a Venue Coordinator to join our team. The Venue Coordinator will work with The Historic Trust Events Department to assist and service events happening within our six venues. This position will work 40 hours as dictated by event bookings and will be expected work in the later part of the week and weekends. This includes frequent late nights and some early mornings. Some scheduling flexibility is offered. This position requires an onsite presence.

The Venue Coordinator will be the clients’ main point of contact during event venue rentals. They ensure that clients’ audio/visual needs are met, execute setup and breakdown, and provide moderate venue cleaning and frequent administrative tasks for events. Our beautiful and historic buildings are prized assets, and the Venue Coordinator plays a critical role in protecting the spaces during event rentals.

Who you are:

The ideal candidate enjoys working independently, loves interacting with people, excels at physical work, and is able to remain calm and collected in stressful circumstances. They must be reliable, responsible, and organized. Qualified candidates must also be effective team players, with demonstrated ability to work with demanding clients and a personal drive to exceed client satisfaction. A commitment to working effectively with clients from diverse cultures and experiences is a must.

Primary Responsibilities:

(The activities listed below represent the core functions of this position.  A candidate will be assessed on their ability to successfully fulfill or quickly learn these functions.)

  • Set up and teardown for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved and prominent. Example: breaking down 100+ chairs and 20+ tables.
  • Primary contact for clients during events, providing outstanding customer service, and proactively anticipating client needs. Must enjoy client interactions, keeping clients happy, and staying calm in stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to simultaneously adhere to building policies while maintaining a positive interaction with clients.
  • Set up audiovisual equipment and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Light housekeeping of event spaces, including but not limited to wiping down tables and chairs, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, composting, etc.
  • Light maintenance duties of event spaces, including but not limited to changing light bulbs, cleaning windows, performing minor fixes and repairs, sweeping exteriors, etc.
  • Administrative duties: database work in Event Management Software, Diagramming Software, social media, scanning, printing signage, filing, and maintaining office organization. Training available.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the organization or employee.

Key Qualifications and Transferrable Skills:

  • Commitment to marriage equality and racial justice, with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures and experiences.
  • Able to lift 50lbs or more (must be able to move event facility furniture on your own).
  • Customer service oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including with people from different races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Experience in events/catering preferred, or transferable skills.
  • Must possess interest in event coordination.
  • Highly personable, proactive, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize as the situation demands.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge about audio/visual equipment are a plus.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks (set up/teardown).
  • Must be organized and able to pay attention to minute details.
  • Must be reliable and responsible.

Working conditions:

  • Ability and enthusiasm for executing physical tasks. Able to lift 50 pounds or more repeatedly. Must be able to move event facility furniture/ 3-4 times a week.
  • Occasional janitorial duties assigned, including but not limited to restroom duty, catering kitchen clean up, cleanup of spillage during an event (occasional bodily fluids involved), trash/recycle/compost removal, vacuuming/sweeping/mopping.
  • Occasionally onsite until 1am.


  • Full-time hourly
  • $19.23 per hour
  • Generous benefits package that includes:
    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    • Short-term & Long-term disability, group term life, employee AD&D coverage, and generous retirement contributions in accordance with the Trust’s policies
  • The Historic Trust is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply:

Email cover letter and resume to or online through Indeed or Glassdoor