Canterbury Shaker Village is currently hiring the following position:

Senior Facilities Technician

The Director of Development for Canterbury Shaker Village is the organization’s primary staff fundraiser and creates, deploys, and evaluates the organization’s development activities. Duties include management of the day-to-day development program of the Village, partnering with the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board of Trustees and Corporators, to ensure the successful achievement of all development goals. The Development Director also serves as a key solicitor and will spend considerable time working directly with donor prospects and making solicitations, some in collaboration with Trustees and others as appropriate.

This position will report directly to the Executive Director of Canterbury Shaker Village and will be supported by the Development Associate.

Position Overview
The Senior Facilities Technician plays a critical role in preserving the historical property, buildings, and grounds for this 230-year- old national landmark. This highly knowledgeable and skilled property and facilities person readily embraces the mission, vision, and values of Canterbury Shaker Village and performs maintenance and repair services with a high degree of technical skill, experience, expertise, and enthusiasm. This position schedules, organizes, and monitors external vendors as needed..

The Senior Facilities Technician is responsible for:

  • Performing all aspects of property and facilities maintenance and improvements as a key member of the Canterbury Shaker Village Team.
  • Communicating regularly and thoroughly with the Executive Director, Trustees, tenants and other stakeholders.
  • Developing in-depth knowledge of all buildings and grounds in the portfolio.
  • Maintaining, protecting, and enhancing the buildings and grounds to ensure positive experiences for guests, visitors, and employees. This includes fire and intrusion safety systems, OSHA, plumbing/electrical/heating/cooling/ventilation systems, roofs/windows/doors, landscaping, parking lots, snow/ice removal and sanding of walkways, and pest management.
  • Performing inspections of buildings and grounds to ensure preservation of historical value, safety, and the highest possible level of maintenance.
  • Planning, organizing, and scheduling monthly, semi-annual, or annual cyclical maintenance of all structures and facilities.
  • Working within established budgets and schedules.
  • Sourcing price quotes for labor, materials, and replacement parts for all maintenance repairs and projects.
  • Ensuring that all facilities-related work is performed safely and in compliance with all applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Being readily available and approachable while engaging in positive and professional interactions in alignment with Canterbury Shaker Village’s culture and values.
  • Attending meetings and prepare presentations, reports, charts, and graphs, as needed,
  • Providing direct support to the Collections and Education departments as requested.
  • Coordinating with State and Town regulatory entities.

Reporting Relationships
The Senior Facilities Technician reports directly to the Executive Director of Canterbury Shaker Village. This position currently oversees a part-time handy person.

Professional Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A combination of education, professional or skill certification(s), training, and experience related to property management, maintenance, construction, or related fields.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in construction, maintenance, home repair services, facilities, and/or building industries.
    Demonstrated technical background in at least two of the following trades: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, roofing, building construction.
  • Ability to write clear and concise business and technical reports and communications using Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including a strong ability to meet multiple concurrent deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, communication, and team collaboration skills.
  • Proven experience building positive partnerships through sourcing, selecting, and effectively communicating with and coordinating external vendors, commercial service contractors, and maintenance service providers.
  • Experience and exposure to Governmental Regulations, Zoning, Building Codes, Ordinances, Permitting and Easements.
  • Must be knowledgeable of or become familiar with, the Secretary’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties.

Personal Qualities:

Key Attributes:

  • Delivering quality work that enhances the facilities and protects the historical value of the property for the future.
  • Must be a logical thinker, able to solve problems, and make decisions based on careful and thorough assessment of situations and analysis of data.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as pick-up trucks, plows, tractors, snow throwers, basic hand tools, chain saws, woodworking tools and equipment.
  • Capable of walking distances, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds and performing inside and outside work in various weather conditions.


Compensation commensurate with experience.

Contact Information:

Leslie Nolan



Canterbury Shaker Village prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital status. Canterbury Shaker Village is an equal opportunity employer.