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Date:  Jan 20, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1004

Job Requisition ID:  20246

Agency :  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023
Salary:   Starting Salary - $5,608.02  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   PR000  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Join a World Class Institution

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) is hiring a Painter. This position is responsible for conducting all activities related to agency painting needs. The ideal candidate is dependable, pays attention to detail, 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 Painter and help ALPLM continue to chronicle the life of one of our nation's greatest Presidents and the history of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

1. Prepares interior or exterior walls, metal surfaces, floors, ceilings, and other surfaces and equipment for painting:

  • Removes fixtures/objects from walls.
  • Removes excess paint.
  • Washes walls, repairs cracks, patches holes, prepares and applies patching plaster.
  • Sands surfaces.
  • Applies sizing materials.
  • Glazes windows.

2. Applies paint, shellac, varnish, enamel, stain, wallpaper, or other protectives to prepared surfacing, using brush, spray, roller, cloth or other means:

  • Ensures proper ventilation and safety procedures.

3. Utilizes equipment to prepare for and paint:

  • Lifts and erects ladders or scaffolding.
  • Lifts and moves step stools.

4. Reviews assigned work and prepares reports:

  • Collaborates on work from all agency divisions.
  • Reads building blueprints, sketches and schematics.
  • Estimates amount of time for jobs and amount of paint and other materials to be used.
  • Selects or requests tools, materials and supplies.
  • Prioritizes assignments.
  • Documents time for completing jobs and notifies supervisor when jobs is completed.
  • Completes and provides routine reports regarding time worked and materials used to supervisor.

5. Mixes paints, varnishes and enamels in order to produce desired color (shade, contrast and matching color).

6. Maintains and keeps inventory of painting supplies:

  • Estimates amount of paint and related supplies to be ordered.
  • Orders paint supplies, equipment and materials with approval from supervisor.

7. Moves furniture, office equipment, exhibit material and other objects and applies protective covers.

8. Cleans and maintains equipment and ensures the proper use, repair and storage of materials, tools and equipment.

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

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.
2. Requires successful completion of a recognized painter apprenticeship program and two years of full-time journey level painter experience; or six years of full-time journey level painter experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers two (2) years of experience utilizing the tools, materials, methods and standard practices of the trade in a commercial setting.
  • Prefers two (2) years of experience utilizing simple mathematical computations in estimating area of surfaces to be painted.
  • Prefers two (2) years of experience estimating time, labor and materials necessary to complete work orders.
  • Prefers two (2) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints, simple sketches and drawings, utilizing paint sprayers, paint cans, razor scraper, putty knife, power sanders, buffers, power washers, etc.
  • Prefers ability to work from heights (on ladders, scaffold and platforms), stand for long periods, and move heavy equipment, materials, structures and furniture up to 50 pounds independently, and up to 75-100 pounds with assistance.
  • Prefers ability to interpret work from verbal or written specifications.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check.

About the Agency

The ALPLM is passionate in our mission to inspire civic engagement through the diverse lens 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:  Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm  
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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