At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term mentoring that nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Our Artists in Residence Program awards US-based and international artists the gift of time and space for their creative practice at our Arts Center near Sisters, OR.
Caldera has a $2.4 million dollar budget, a 14 member board, 15 full-time year-round employees, and a range of seasonal artists and youth workers. Its administrative office is located in Portland, Oregon, and its Arts Center is located outside of Sisters in Central Oregon, between Suttle Lake and Blue Lake.
Equity & Inclusion
We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.
We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.
We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.
Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.
Position Title: Arts Center Facilities Associate
Supervisor: Arts Center Facilities Director
Location: Caldera Arts Center, 31500 Blue Lake Dr, Sisters, OR 97759. We prefer that the person in this position live on-site in Caldera-provided housing, though this is not a requirement.
Schedule: Part time (~Max 30 hrs per week), Wednesday–Sunday, acting as on-call overnight emergency contact on Saturday and Sunday or as scheduled. Occasional overnight in-state travel (approximately 4x per year).
Compensation: Hourly position: $18 per hour, nonexempt. Benefits include generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance. Eligible for relocation expense reimbursement.
Optional on-site housing: rustic 1BR/1BA cabin on Link Creek, utilities included. Should you choose to live in on-site housing, it will be considered a taxable fringe benefit. This means that you’ll be responsible for paying taxes on the value of the housing.
Caldera’s Arts Center Facilities Associate works to ensure efficient operation and use of Caldera’s Arts Center and surrounding land and lakefront. The Facilities Associate reports to the Arts Center Facilities Director and is responsible for supporting the Arts Center Facilities Coordinator in the management, maintenance, and repair of the property (all fixed and natural assets and equipment). The person in this position will serve as the emergency contact for scheduled on-call hours, during which they will be required to be within a one hour radius of the Arts Center.
This position is crucial to the fulfillment of Caldera’s programs at the Arts Center and hosting other events and groups on site. The person in this position will occasionally need to travel to Portland for staff meetings or activities.
Facilities Maintenance (96%)
- Maintain Caldera’s physical facilities and land to support Caldera’s program needs, renters’ needs, and to meet government standards.
- Support operation and maintenance of all building systems, including HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, boiler systems, sprinkler system, water heaters, air distribution, kitchen & food preparation systems/equipment, trash/pests/debris/snow removal, alarm systems, housekeeping/laundry, etc.
- Carry out daily facilities and land inspections.
- Work alongside the Facilities Coordinator on maintenance, repair, cleaning, landscape, vehicle repairs, snow removal and other tasks as needed.
- Ensure facilities are stocked properly with supplies.
- Support preparation for and execution of events at the Arts Center.
- Respond to on-call needs and requests on property, including during overnight hours, up to five (5) days concurrently to assist all property coordination activities.
Security and Safety (2%)
- Secure site assets and maintain site security. Respond to safety or security concerns from staff, guests, or others onsite.
- Understand and follow safety and security policies and procedures.
Administrative Duties (1%)
- Participate in staff meetings and retreats
- Provide information and input as requested to the Facilities Director, staff leadership, and board leadership to support decision-making and Caldera’s strategic goals.
Racial Equity Work (1%)
- Participate in equity-focused staff meetings, retreats, and committees
- Support Caldera’s annual equity plans in their creation and implementation by giving feedback, serving on the Equity Team, and/or participating in activities
- 1 year of experience with systems or facilities maintenance
- Passion for Caldera’s mission, social and environmental justice, and racial equity
- A willingness to engage in ongoing racial equity work
- Strong communication skills
- Valid and current driver’s license and ability to drive and operate heavy trucks and machinery.
- Ability to travel to the Portland metro area 4 times annually
- The ability to occasionally work flexible hours including nights and weekends
- The ability to pass a background and driving record check. Caldera conducts checks and considers systemic injustices when investigating findings
- Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Apps (G-Suite)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that this position poses in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and smell.
Send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, highlighting experience and competencies that meet the required and preferred qualifications. You are welcome to include anything else you feel it is pertinent for us to know.
Please send materials to Jobs@CalderaArts.org. Position is open until filled. No calls, please.