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The Ark is Hiring: Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistant

The Ark is seeking an energetic and versatile Facilities Assistant, adept at performing routine facility maintenance, upkeep, renovation work and full operational interior and exterior workspaces


  • Maintains/performs general repairs to buildings, utilities, grounds and equipment with ability to meet deadlines
  • Responsible for facility cleanliness, orderliness and appearance, and ensure equipment is maintained and fully operational
  • Keep current and provide suggestions regarding technologies as related to building systems and equipment and emergency response regarding security and fire safety
  • Ensures compliance with OSHA requirements
  • Purchases equipment and supplies as needed while remaining cost effective
  • Back up for Ark Driver as necessary; maintains condition/safety of Ark vehicles; transports food and other items
  • Works collaboratively with staff for all meetings, events and room set ups
  • Reports to Director of Operations with pertinent data and appropriate daily updates


  • Excellent communication, with strong aptitude for detail, delegations problem-solving, organizational and prioritization
  • Physically able to perform indoor and outdoor maintenance work including snow removal; regularly lift 40-50 lbs.; bend, stand and walk throughout work day
  • Able to work on multiple projects at once


  • Working knowledge of Jewish customs, kashrut, and nutrition
  • Ability to work limited Sunday and evening hours

Part-time / As needed

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@arkchicago.org