Maintenance Lead

Job Type

Full Time




1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
United States


Posted:                   Open to internal and external applicants.  

Reports to:             Facilities manager

Status:                    Full time, hourly, benefitted position

Hours of work:      Tuesday through Saturday workweek, 7am–3:30pm. Occasional need for weekend or after-hours work as related to events and other projects.

Date needed:         ASAP

Posting expires:    Open until filled

About the Seattle Aquarium: The Seattle Aquarium is owned by the City of Seattle and under nonprofit management. The Aquarium currently serves over 850,000 visitors and 40,000 schoolchildren and their teachers annually. Guided by its mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, the Seattle Aquarium has a realistic plan for phased growth based on record-setting attendance, membership and fundraising growth, an energized board of directors and professional management. The current annual budget is $18 million.

Position description: 

The Seattle Aquarium is hiring a maintenance lead to join the facilities team. Working in partnership with the second maintenance lead, this position takes the lead in maintenance and janitorial services activities at the Seattle Aquarium. Maintenance leads assist the facilities manager in oversight and coordination of the schedules and activities of the maintenance/janitorial staff on a day-to-day basis, ensuring the highest level of cleanliness and customer service for our guests and staff. This position acts as a role model within the facilities team and for guest services, and complies with all safety protocols. Maintenance leads procure supplies and equipment, maintain inventories and work with outside contractors and vendors as needed. Leading activities and training staff will account for approximately 25 percent of work time. 75 percent of work time will be spent performing normal maintenance duties.

In addition to having two or more years of related work experience, the ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of custodial techniques and standards, as well as a general knowledge of basic maintenance skills such as: minor plumbing, HVAC, minor electrical repairs, carpentry, grounds maintenance (includes power-washing and snow removal), painting, drywall repair, etc. We are looking for someone with a solid work ethic, a can-do attitude and customer service focus, who has the demonstrated the ability to lead and direct others in a team environment. Excellent communication, time management and attention to detail skills are essential. 

For a complete job description and full list of job requirements, visit our website at

Salary and benefits: D.O.E, minimum $22.00/hour —please include pay expectations in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for Seattle Aquarium’s comprehensive benefits package to include medical, vision, dental, health reimbursement account, medical and dental flexible spending accounts, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, access to a subsidized ORCA pass, family plus membership and generous paid time off.

How to apply: The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. All candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a résumé and one-page letter detailing interest and relevant experience to Application review will begin immediately. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this job. 

*Note: Must pass a background check and motor vehicle records check, upon job offer, to be eligible for this position. Regarding driving records: during the last 36 months you must not have had any of the following experiences: left the scene of an accident; been convicted of reckless, negligent or careless driving; had automobile insurance canceled, declined or not renewed; been convicted of an alcohol- or drug-related offense; had driver license suspended or revoked; been convicted of three or more speeding violations. 



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Professional Level

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