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Facilities Assistant

Maintenance | Part-time, up to 20 hours per week


The Marine Science Institute (MSI) is a non-profit organization that provides hands-on science education for Northern California students.  We accomplish this goal by providing distinct and innovative programs. The Discovery Voyage Program takes students on a four-hour, hands-on exploration of the San Francisco Bay Estuary.  For the younger students, the Shoreside Programs emulate the shipboard science curriculum from the shore in our waterfront classrooms and lab.  Our outreach programs bring live marine animals out to the schools.  We serve approximately 50,000 students and adults per year, most of who are from the Greater Bay Area. 

This is a part time position – up to 20 hours a week. The Facilities Assistant will report to the Facilities Engineer and assist in managing, maintaining, and repair of the buildings, dock and equipment, as well as general grounds maintenance. Starting pay rate is $16.50/hr. This position is open until filled.


  • High school diploma

  • Work experience as a contractor, handyman, skilled tradesman (roofing, landscaping, framing, or plumbing preferred) or equivalent experience

  • Familiar with common power tools (saws, drills, grinders, etc)

  • Able to bend and stand for long periods of time as needed

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Ability to work independently on tasks

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to maintain an organized work place

  • Goal oriented


Facilities Assistant Position Responsibilities:

  • Basic plumbing

  • Woodworking

  • Demolition

  • Landscaping

  • Framing

  • Inventory

  • Janitorial Work

  • Other various maintenance projects as assigned

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in this position to 

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