Title:                                              HVAC/Facilities Technician

Division:                                       Facilities

Classification:                             Full-time, non-exempt

Directly supported by:              Chief of Facilities

Directly supports:                       N/A

Salary Range:                              $26- $28/hour+ DOE

About us

Since opening in 1982, HIGH DESERT MUSEUM has brought together wildlife, cultures, art and natural resources to promote an understanding of North America’s High Desert country. We do so through indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife in natural habitats, living history demonstrations and dynamic programs on a beautiful, 135-acre campus in the pine forest. The Museum is a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is a Smithsonian Affiliate, was the 2019 recipient of the Western Museums Association’s Charles Redd Award for Exhibition Excellence and was awarded the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Services. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, 195,000 visitors enjoyed the Museum.

The Museum is located in Bend, Oregon, a fast-growing, charismatic city nestled against the Cascade Range at the edge of the High Desert. We strive to be inclusive, culturally humble, relevant, curious, and mindful. As a team, we work together to wildly excite and responsibly teach, creating connection to and dialogue about the High Desert.

About this job and what you’ll do

The Facilities Technician is primarily responsible for maintaining all physical Museum buildings, systems, and grounds. This includes HVAC, control systems, water systems, electrical, sewer, fire suppression, irrigation, landscaping, alarm system, security system, snow removal, forest management and other related duties.

About who you are

You have at least one year of experience or education in working with HVAC systems and a background in painting, plumbing, water systems, backflow, refrigeration, electrical, controls systems, security systems, fire suppression and alarms. You are self-motivated planner and an excellent troubleshooter who can work independently and enlist help as needed. Must enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.

Want to learn more?

For a detailed job description listing the essential functions of this position and the education, experience, and skills requirements, click here.

Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences. In the job description we describe what we believe to be important qualifications for a candidate to have while remaining open to the diversity of experiences that can lead to these skill sets. Position descriptions are often presented in a way that leaves qualified candidates feeling unwelcome, intimidated, uncomfortable and/or unqualified to apply. Recognizing that, we strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.

Want to apply?

Please send a resume & cover letter to:  jobs@highdesertmuseum.org

The Museum provides an equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


The High Desert Museum wildly excites and responsibly teaches through innovative, interdisciplinary experiences, creating connection to and dialogue about the High Desert.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, plan and enlist help as needed.
• Basic computer skills.
• Good communication skills and the ability to interface with fellow staff and visitors in a pleasant manner.
• Pleasant, helpful, service-oriented attitude to all internal and external customers.
• Ability to function as an effective team player and contribute to and sustain the energy and momentum of the department in the performance of job duties and responsibilities.

About High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum wildly excites and responsibly teaches through innovative, interdisciplinary experiences, creating connection to and dialogue about the High Desert.

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent