Facility Maintenance Technician

  • Full-time

Company Description

The Nashville Symphony inspires, entertains, educates and serves through musical performance, innovation, collaboration and inclusion. Led by music director Giancarlo Guerrero, the orchestra performs more than 150 concerts annually, with a diverse repertoire that includes classical, pops, jazz, movies, and more. It is one of the most active recording orchestras in the U.S., with a total of 14 GRAMMY® Awards and 27 nominations.

Job Description

The Facility Maintenance Technician assists the Chief Engineer with maintenance and care of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, including public areas, performance spaces, administrative offices, backstage and support spaces.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Repair fixtures in public spaces, performances spaces, offices, backstage hallways, storage areas and dressing rooms.
  2. Patch, paint, and restore surfaces that are worn or damaged.
  3. Perform specific maintenance and repair tasks as directed for mechanical HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  4. Maintain and repair doors and locks.
  5. Maintain seating in the concert hall to ensure 100% seating capacity.
  6. Install and/or remove banners and marketing materials, as directed.
  7. Perform daily and routine maintenance of building systems.
  8. Assist Venue Management and Operations teams with fulfilling production requirements.
  9. Must be available for scheduled performances on nights and weekends.

The duties listed above are not all inclusive.  The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise part-time employees in the maintenance department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include assigning and directing the work of employees.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 2 to 3 years related experience and/or training; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2 to 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of electrical systems, drywall, carpentry, metalwork, painting, seating and flooring.
  • Supervisory, interpersonal, and customer service skills, and the ability to perform as part of a team.
  • Ability to operate an automobile, machinery and mechanical equipment safely.
  • Helpful attitude and the ability to develop creative responses and solutions to needs and issues.
  • Ability to work independently and use independent judgment while keeping supervisor informed of work activity and issues.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and balance a sense of urgency with lower priorities.
  • Ability to maintain a sense of calm and sense of humor.
  • Ability to work flexible hours depending on operational needs of the staff or required maintenance of systems.
  • Should have own vehicle and valid driver’s license.

Equipment to be Used

  • Power tools associated with building trades.
  • Personal computer and other peripheral devices, telephone and/or wireless device.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information

The Nashville Symphony prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

The Nashville Symphony is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which maintains that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. If you have questions concerning the Nashville Symphony’s compliance with Title VI, please contact Director of HR & Inclusion Geree Jackson.

This company is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 39-17-1801-1810. In accordance with that law and company policy, smoking is prohibited in enclosed areas of company property.