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Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1004

Job Requisition ID:  25341

Agency :  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 
Closing Date/Time: 03/31/2023
Salary:   $3,710-$5,142/monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary for Non-State Candidates - $3,710/monthly)  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC042  


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Join a Worldclass Institution


The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) is hiring an evening Building/Grounds Laborer. This position is responsible for coordinating activities related to cleaning and maintain the ALPLM's beautiful campus. The ideal candidate is dependable, a self-starter, and is comfortable working alone as well as with others. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a world class institution that welcomes more than 250,000 visitors every year and houses one of the world's best collections of Illinois and Lincoln-related documents, artifacts and audiovisual materials. We invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Building/Grounds laborer and help ALPLM continue to chronicle the life of one of our nation's greatest Presidents and the history of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

1. Maintains interior cleanliness of facilities:

  • Dusts, washes and polishes furniture and fixtures.
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms.
  • Mops floors.
  • Washes mirrors and windows.
  • Replaces towels, tissue paper and other supplies.
  • Scrubs fixtures.
  • Refills liquid soap containers.
  • Dusts offices.
  • Cleans windows.

2. Cleans exhibit areas and stairways open to the public:

  • Sweeps, shampoos and vacuums carpets.
  • Removes stains from carpets using spot remover. 
  • Mops, strips, waxes and polishes floors.
  • Dusts and polishes exhibit cases.

3. Performs exterior maintenance of facilities:

  • Seeds and mows grounds.
  • Plants and trims trees, shrubs and hedges.
  • Rakes leaves.
  • Sweeps walkways and entrances.
  • Plants and tends flowers.
  • Shovels snow or operates equipment with snowplow to remove snow and ice from walkways.
  • Fills holes in lawn.
  • Applies insecticides and herbicides.
  • Operates tractors lacking backhoe, end loader, and tree spade attachments.
  • Collects and hauls trash and debris from buildings and grounds to appropriate trash receptacles. 
  • Cleans windows.

4. Prepares for meetings, events and receptions held on campus:

  • Sets up and takes down tables and chairs.
  • Assists in the cleanup duties after evening, weekend and holiday meetings, events and receptions.
  • Communicates issues to other employees staffing the event. 

5. Wipes tables in meeting rooms, break rooms and common areas:

  • Dusts tables and windowsills.
  • Picks up debris (e.g., empty bottles, cigarette butts, paper and other waste materials).
  • Empties ashtrays and trash containers.
  • Mops up spills.

6. Moves various items throughout the campus:

  • Loads and unloads trucks.
  • Assists in the relocation, disassembly, and/or assembly of office furniture and accoutrements.
  • Moves furniture or exhibits to new locations.
  • Assembles modular furniture or simple display cases.

7. Conducts rounds on the premises:

  • Checks for broken or burned-out lights.
  • Ensures windows are closed and properly fastened.
  • Inspects doors to ensure they are locked and there are no signs of forcible entry.
  • Checks for fire hazards.
  • Inspects fire equipment to ensure it is in proper working order.
  • Reports prowlers and breaches of security to local police.

8. Performs upkeep on Agency vehicles to keep them clean of debris:

  • Washes and waxes vehicles.
  • Takes vehicles to garage for repairs and maintenance.
  • Replaces windshield wipers and headlights, rotates tires and makes other minor adjustments and/or repairs to vehicles.

9. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school. High school diploma preferred.
  • One year's experience in the maintenance/janitorial/custodial field preferred.


Conditions of Employment

1. Requires possession of a valid appropriate driver's license and required auto insurance.
2. Requires the ability to work holidays, evenings and weekends.
3. Requires the ability to pass a background check.
4. Requires the use of an agency-supplied mobile phone. 

About the Agency

The ALPLM is passionate in our mission to inspire civic engagement through the diverse lense of Illinois history and sharing with the world the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. We consider it an honor to share with the world what we learn, the processes and collateral with which we learn it, and innovative approaches to creating a positive impact for the future inspired by the past. As preservationists of Illinois' diverse history, we strive to build, maintain, and make accessible a growing record of history for today's inquisitive explorers as well as those who shall, in the future, rely on our efforts. The ALPLM boasts pristine facilities, a creative environment, and a professional staff with a variety of backgrounds and talents. 


Work Hours:  Thursday-Monday, (Off Tuesday/Wednesday) 3:00pm-11:00pm  
Work Location: 212 N 6th St Springfield, IL 62701-1004  
Agency Contact:

Lindsey Conder


Phone #:217-558-8941

Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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