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Eastern State Looking to Hire Part Time Facilities Technician

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks applicants for the seasonal, part-time position of Facilities Technician.

Facilities Technicians are responsible for ensuring that all areas of the facility are neat and clean — including outdoor spaces, restrooms and offices — and for creating a positive and engaging experience for each and every visitor.

Facilities Technicians must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work independently. Examples of responsibilities include sweeping, breaking down cardboard boxes, routinely taking out garbage and recycling, maintaining exhibits, changing lightbulbs, landscaping and other duties as assigned.

Other responsibilities include working cohesively with security and other departments in keeping guests safe from any potential safety hazards. Please note that Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal. Facilities Technicians may spend a significant portion of their workday in outdoor conditions.


$16.50/ hour


Eastern State Penitentiary is open during the day, as well as select evenings during Night Tours: Summer Twilight from May 25 through September 4. Halloween Nights, our annual fundraiser, runs from September 22 through November 11 (schedules may vary). This position primarily supports the day-time operations of our facilities. Applicants must be available a minimum of three days per week, including Saturdays and Sundays. Opportunities to pick up other shifts, including evenings, will be available on an as-needed basis. Job begins ideally mid-May and ends last week of November 2023.

You are a great fit for this job if you are:

  • Safety conscious.

  • Comfortable working around the public.

  • Able to provide exceptional customer service in a fast-paced environment.

  • Committed to team process and fostering a collaborative work environment.

  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Available to work weekends.

We especially encourage you to apply if you:

  • Have previous custodial or janitorial experience.

  • Speak a language other than English.

  • Have experience with the public.

  • Have knowledge and experience maintaining safe working conditions.

HOW TO APPLY SUBMIT AN EMAIL explaining why you would be a good fit for this role to Chris Welty, Facilities Maintenance Manager, at

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