VINS Facilities Position

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Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily

Wild Bird Rehab is Open
Accepting Calls Only
802.359.5000 x212
8am to 5pm

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Facilities & Maintenance

VINS is looking for an individual who will be involved in all aspects of ensuring our Nature Center is clean, well maintained and safe for all our guests and employees. A successful candidate will have a strong eye for detail and the initiative and ability to address issues as they arise. We are seeking someone who is comfortable with operating and maintaining a variety of equipment, hand and power tools. Previous experience in the custodial field, as well as light carpentry, is preferred. The person filling this position will need to be able to work independently and with a team.

REPORTS TO: Facilities Manager

JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont


  • Landscaping: Assist with managing lawns, gardens, tree and trail maintenance.
  • Snow removal and winter maintenance: Clear walkways and spread grit utilizing sanding and snow removal equipment as well as hand shoveling and sanding.
  • Custodial: Clean public and administrative areas. Routinely inspect the entire campus and parking areas to remove litter and ensure no hazards exist.
  • Preventative and ongoing maintenance: Paint interior and exterior surfaces. Change filters in furnaces, air handlers, commercial dehumidifiers and other equipment. Routinely inspect playgrounds, Forest Canopy Walk and other exhibits to ensure safe working order.
  • Perform routine maintenance on all mechanical equipment.
  • Set up and break down events / clean and reset spaces after events.
  • Assist with building renovations and other types of construction projects as skills allow.

Physical Requirements

  • Willingness to wear PPE as required for equipment use and VINS’ COVID protocols
  • Ability to lift heavy objects safely
  • Able to work primarily outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to walk, climb, squat, kneel, balance, stand
  • Ability to understand verbal and written communications and to communicate clearly
  • Able to perform heavy physical labor


  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take directions
  • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Flexibility on schedule, including some evenings or weekend days
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, be dependable, reliable, responsible and organized
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, volunteers and the public- persons from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds

VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.