Mennonite Heritage Village

Facilities Assistant

Reports to: Facilities Manager
Position Type: Seasonal/Full Time
Effective Date: April 9, 2021
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week


Education and Training:

  • High school diploma an asset
  • Training in trades and maintenance an asset
  • A valid First Aid Certificate an asset
  • An interest in Mennonite History an asset


  • 1 to 2 years of experience in maintenance of buildings, building systems, yards and garden equipment preferred
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in animal care preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • The ability to do a variety of repair work on buildings and equipment
  • A demonstrated creative approach to problem solving
  • An organized and systematic approach to work, with the ability to work unsupervised
  • The ability to work comfortably with animals
  • Demonstrated ability to operate various grounds and yard equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in physically demanding work
  • Demonstrated people skills
  • A basic command of English Language
  • An appreciation of history and artifacts

Position Overview

This position reports to the Facilities Manager and involves building and equipment repairs, grounds maintenance, as well as some animal care. It will appeal to individuals who enjoy the outdoors and the labour involved in facilities maintenance and repair. Heavy, physical work will be required from time to time. This is a fulltime, seasonal position, starting in late April to early May, ending in early October. It will involve some weekend work, including long weekends.

Deliverables and Responsibilities:

Deliverable 1 – Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds


  • Perform maintenance duties of the yard, equipment, parking areas and non-heritage buildings
  • Perform opening and/or lock up of outdoor village during summer months
  • Assist with custodial duties of buildings and grounds as required

Deliverable 2 – Animal Care


  • Assist in the maintenance of the facilities for animals on site
  • Responsible for the feeding and care of all animals on site on a regular and timely basis

Deliverable 3 – Heritage Buildings


  •  Assist Curatorial Staff in preparing Heritage Buildings for the summer and winter season and their on-going maintenance.
  • Report any damages or concerns to Curatorial Staff

Deliverable 4 – Team Participation


  • Collaborate with colleagues to maximize effectiveness of the delivery of festival events
  • Support team members in the best interests of MHV and honour our volunteers and guests.

Resumes should be sent to by April 18, 2021.