Pittock Mansion Seeks a Full Time Facilities and Collections Specialist

Pittock Mansion is a house of historical significance and visual magnificence, offering a uniquely personal opportunity to peek into the past. Attracting over 100,000 visitors per year, Pittock Mansion is one of the top destinations in Oregon, and the perfect place to experience the story of Portland. We are seeking a Facilities and Collections Specialist to join our team. Please submit cover letter and résumé to jobs@pittockmansion.org. No phone calls, please.

The Pittock Mansion Collections and Facilities Specialist attends to facility and collections needs to ensure the visual integrity of the Mansion and outbuildings, and support the appropriate care of its collections. This position works with Management and Visitor Services staff to ensure a positive, comfortable, and memorable experience for museum visitors.

Position: Facilities and Collections Specialist
Type: Full Time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Manager of Adminstration
Compensation: $17-$19 per hour DOE + Benefits Pittock Mansion offers an excellent benefits package including Health, Dental, PTO, EAP, and retirement plan.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Facilities Specialist

  • Follow scheduled care and cleaning plan and monitor the 3 buildings and grounds for cleanliness and needed maintenance.
  • Perform minor repairs that do not require the services of Parks staff or outside contractors.
  • Submit and coordinate repair/maintenance work orders submitted to Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R).
  • Act as liaison to PP&R Central Services staff when on site to conduct repairs, including January Maintenance period.
  • Maintain inventory of cleaning/custodial supplies and MSDS records.
  • Assist with event setup and take down as needed.
  • Support manager in department budget planning.
  • Maintain equipment as needed, including delivering to offsite service and repair.

Collections Specialist

  • Follow schedule for care and cleaning of museum artifacts. Artifacts range from small personal accessories to large furniture.
  • Support the Curator in the documentation, storage, care and handling of collection items.
  • Assist the curator in the installation and de-installation of exhibits. This includes the holiday exhibit in November.
  • Scan and upload artifact documentation to Past Perfect database.

Additional duties as deemed necessary by management.

Skills and Qualities

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to use hand tools and small electrical tools
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Dependable transportation
  • Basic computer skills and ability to learn new programs
  • Basic facility maintenance and repair
  • Ability to follow sound safety practices
  • Courteous and professional communication
  • Record of dependability, timeliness, and good attendance
  • Some college preferred

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Pittock Mansion consists of three buildings located within a City Park at an elevation of 1,000 feet. Most work will be conducted indoors; however some outdoor work may be required. All buildings are multiple levels with stairs; the main building has a small residential elevator. This position will require a wide range of physical activity and ability, including but not limited to:

  • Sitting or standing for long periods
  • Bending, crouching, reaching
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs
  • Navigating stairs
  • Climbing ladders up to 20 feet
  • Using hand tools and small electrical tools



Labor Day – Dec.* 10am – 4pm Daily
*Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
*Christmas Day CLOSED
January CLOSED
Feb. – May 10am – 4pm Daily
Jun. – Labor Day 10am – 5pm Daily

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Members FREE
Adults $11.00
Seniors (65+) $10.00
Youth (ages 6–18) $8.00
Children under 6 FREE