Maintenance/Events Assistant III

Title: Maintenance/Events Assistant III

Employment Status:  Non-exempt, 2nd or 3rd Shift

Salary: $25.00 - $30.00 per hour (based on experience and shift)

Supervisor Title: Director, Facilities

Date Revised:  August 2022

 Summary of Position:

Under the supervision of the Director, Facilities, this role serves as key player and lead in the set-up, maintenance, breakdown, logistics, and security of events. This role also provides and/or oversees skilled maintenance and minor repairs for plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, and general maintenance and cleaning of historic facilities, grounds, and gardens. This position is considered essential and may be required to work during emergency closings.

This position is located in Washington D.C. and Meridian requires MD, DC, or VA residence for all employees. Effective January 4, 2022, all Meridian staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved.

Meridian offers a full and generous benefits package including medical, dental, retirement and free parking.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Event support duties, including but not limited to table/equipment set up and breakdown, banquet and housekeeping needs, and coordination/communications with relevant staff
  • Quality control, including reviewing event setups for accuracy
  • Some janitorial support duties, including but not limited to vacuuming / mopping, trash removal, dusting, and re-stocking of products
  • General safety/security duties, including but not limited to securing of exterior doors, gates, windows, and critical offices; may provide some limited event security and reception services as needed
  • Perform skilled and basic household repairs as required including but not limited to cleaning, change lightbulbs, minor plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry
  • Dependable and personable communications; reporting any/all safety and maintenance issues to relevant staff


  • 3-5 years experience
  • Direct experience in non-profits, event centers, and/or historic buildings a plus
  • Apprenticeship in any of the building trades and/or certifications is highly desirable

Technical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to access and use an employer provided smartphone, iPad, and electronic timekeeping system
  • Experience with audio/visual equipment is highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Superior attention to detail with dedication to providing the best service possible
  • Excellent verbal, written, and spoken communication skills
  • Hands-on supportive team member with an ability to support a variety of maintenance and event related activities
  • Strong inter-cultural communication skills; maturity, cultural sensitivity, and tact suitable for working with individuals from around the world
  • Ability to lift and move up to 75 pounds of boxes and equipment for various event needs.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Physical Effort and Dexterity:

Must be able to climb stairs, carry heavy items and other equipment (up to 75 lbs.).

Scheduling and Environment:

  • 2nd shift is Tuesday through Saturday, from 2:00 to 10:45 pm, and requires a later end time on Saturday for a 40+ hour work week that includes paid overtime
  • 3rd shift is Sunday through Thursdays, from 10:30 pm to 7:15 am; paid overtime may occasionally be required
  • Both shifts allow for flexibility of start and end times provided a consistent schedule is maintained

Visual Acuity, Hearing, and Speaking:

Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English required; Spanish fluency and/or proficiency a plus.

Employer’s Statement

Meridian is committed to creating a diverse environment. We believe in empowering global leaders and amplifying voices of a wide variety of backgrounds to create pathways for greater understanding, shared value and respect for all cultures as connecting people has been our foundation for over 60 years. If you share our values and enthusiasm to promote non-partisan collaboration to address global challenges and opportunities, you can find a home at Meridian.

As an equal opportunity employer, Meridian promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, family responsibilities, marital, veteran or military status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be offered and maintained to all persons at every stage and condition of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.

How to Apply 

Qualified candidates should apply here. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.