Careers and Volunteering

Facilities Tech

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is adding a Facilities Tech to our team. The Facilities Tech will help our Facilities Team keep Hillwood’s 24-acre campus of 12 buildings up the high standards of our founder, Marjorie Merriweather Post. In this role, the Facilities Tech will be assisting skilled team members with electrical and plumbing work. This includes cleaning chill water strainers, assisting with cleaning the chill water filters, helping to clean gutters, drain cleaning around campus, and submerging pumps to ensure manholes are free of debris. 

Working on a diverse team with many different communication styles, the Facilities Tech will be a key part of assisting the team on special projects like painting and ensuring the areas around air handlers are free of debris. Additionally, this role will work with the entire Facilities Team to set up for major events on campus. 

About You
To be successful in this role, you will need at least one year of electrical and plumping experience. You have worked with EZ Flush and understand how to services and replace them. You have worked on the vacuum breaker and spud gasket of a Sloan valve. 

You take initiative and work autonomously with minimal oversight. You have exhibited a solutions-focused approach in your prior experience working with different team members on a variety of Facility issues.  

You understand the only way to be successful in Facilities work is to communicate. You are able to raise a hand or pull in other team members when the project you are working on needs others to be completed within the designated time frame.  

All Hillwood staff have some level of visitor interactions, applicants should have a customer service mindset. 

This role works onsite at Hillwood’s campus in NW D.C. This position is compensated at $22.50/hour. View the full position description HERE

About Us 
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is deeply committed to fostering a positive, inclusive, and engaging workplace where all voices are heard and where staff and visitors of all backgrounds can be inspired by the life of our founder Marjorie Merriweather Post.

We Offer: 

  • A fabulous work culture that inspires your best work. 
  • Support for career development with internal and external opportunities to learn and grow. 
  • Our most popular medical plan has an upfront deductible of $1,500 per year for single coverage and $3,000 per year for dependent/family coverage with a Health Savings Account (HSA) tied to the plan. 
    • Hillwood will contribute up to $1500 annually into your HSA if you elect single coverage or up to $3000 annually if you elect dependent/family coverage for the 2023 plan year prorated based on the effective month of your coverage. 
    • Employee contribution rates for medical plans are based on the coverage level selected at the employee’s base annualized salary. Essentially, those with higher salaries pay more for their medical coverage. The maximum employee contribution is $170 per biweekly payroll, most employees pay much less for medical insurance. 
  • Retirement Savings Plan. Hillwood matches up to 3% with a discretionary match (up to 2% or more). The Hillwood contribution is 100% vested upon reaching three years of service.
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment, short & long-term insurance at no cost to the employee. 
  • Flexible spending account for dependent care. 
  • Metro commuter benefits of up to $100 per month. 
  • Best in class paid time off – new hires accrue up to 3 weeks of vacation during the calendar year, new hires also receive 80 hours of paid sick leave each year and 11 paid holidays. 
  • Mental wellness support.
  • Discounts in the shop and Merriweather Café.
  • Free admission to the museum and festival days.
  • Casual Monday.
  • Free on-site parking.

Hillwood is seeking applicants from all backgrounds and educational levels to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage people who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, and people with marginalized identities to apply for open positions. We strive to make the hiring process as accessible as possible. Please do not hesitate to share what will make the process best for you. We cannot guarantee all accommodations; our team will make accommodations where possible with sufficient notice. When sending your resume to  please let us know of any accommodations you may find helpful while engaging in our process. 

Please visit our website for more information on this and other career opportunities. 
Hillwood requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The most recent booster recommended by the CDC is the updated bivalent booster to be taken at least two months after the second primary series dose or last booster.

Applicants who have qualifying medical conditions or who have a sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption from the vaccination policy. Exemptions are determined on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with applicable law. Any medical information concerning an applicant’s disability will be treated as a confidential medical record in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.