Position Title:                                 Facilities Assistant
Reporting Department:           Facilities and Grounds Department
Reporting Supervisor:              Facilities Supervisor
Location:                                           Minnetrista
Length of Appointment:         Year Around
Status:                                             Non-exempt – Part Time


Ensures campus is kept clean and welcoming to visitors and staff.  Provides set-up, flip and tear-down for all institutional activities.


  • 1 to 2 years of custodial experience
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Can work alone or in a group setting
  • Can work well with others regardless of age or background
  • Must have a very good sense of urgency and priority
  • Must be self-motivated and able to follow directions accurately
  • Heavy lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Additional physical requirements are standing, climbing stairs for extended periods of time on any work day
  • General maintenance will require pushing, pulling, carrying, grasping, reaching, stooping, crawling and crouching
  • Must be able to work with a seven-day work schedule with various hours
  • Must be able and willing to operate a manual transmission vehicle

To be happy and successful in this position, an individual must be personally aligned with Minnetrista’s cultural values and visitor-centric focus. S/he should be able to ensure effective working relationships by cultivating and maintaining professional credibility with all staff, administration, and volunteers.  The individual should demonstrate maturity, sound judgement, a good sense of humor, and be energized by working collaboratively with peers and colleagues throughout the organization and community.

Minnetrista’s culture is team-oriented and collaborative. To that end, all positions include the following three performance standards:

  • Your first priority and responsibility is to achieve the organization’s purpose. In other words, you in particular are responsible for considering Minnetrista’s vision, values, mission, goals and strategies in your daily routines.
  • Your second priority and responsibility is to help others achieve the organization’s purpose.
  • Your third priority and responsibility is to carry out your job function.


  • Ensures buildings are kept in a high standard of cleanliness
  • Timely and accurate completion of set-ups, flips, and tear-downs
  • Set-up and troubleshooting of A/V equipment
  • Assist staff from all departments in the moving of oversized items
  • Secures and alarms buildings upon closure
  • May be temporarily assigned to assist during daytime hours

Work is both indoors and outdoors. Will need to travel between buildings in all weather conditions. Primarily works during evenings and weekends.

A valid driver’s license is required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


About Minnetrista

Minnetrista is a community gathering place that celebrates and explores the Ball Family Legacy in our region. Located in Muncie, Indiana along the White River, Minnetrista is a 40-acre campus that includes a museum center, 3 historic homes along the nationally registered Historic Minnetrista Boulevard, 20+ acres of gardens, and a 6-acre Nature Area. Minnetrista is the largest nonprofit cultural leader serving East Central Indiana with a staff of 52 FTEs.


Minnetrista is the home of the Ball Jar; a gathering place and catalyst for community engagement. We create shared experiences that connect people, leading to a better quality of life.


We envision a thriving community where people who call this region home take pride in its accomplishments and aspire to a brighter future.


Family & Relationships – Minnetrista treasures shared experiences. From our founders to our visitors, from our employees to our community partners and supporters, we champion the power of growing together.

Adaptability – Minnetrista creates experiences that reflect the organization yet anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of our audience. As an organization, we are nimble and quick to respond to opportunities and challenges.

Stewardship – Following in our founders’ footsteps, we care for, preserve and protect that with which we have been entrusted so that those who follow us can continue the legacy. Minnetrista is a strong and sustainable asset that supports economic development for our community.

Entrepreneurship – Minnetrista embraces a culture of innovation and risk-taking that responds responsibly to opportunities that advance our vision, mission and strategic goals.

Learning – We celebrate learning experiences that are fun and engaging, encourage visitors to explore their world, and educate through discovery and play.



Apply Online

Or mail your cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Human Resources Manager
1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy.
Muncie, IN 47303-2925

*If you encounter an issue while applying online please email jjoseph@minnetrista.net
Resumes with cover letters will receive additional consideration – our jobs require writing, so a cover letter is a good way to “show what you know and how it applies to the posted position.”