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Handyperson Job Posting


BPR looking for a reliable, part-time Handyperson to undertake upkeep and repair tasks at our Downtown Asheville offices and studios. We will rely on you to help maintain our facilities and assist with projects by doing various odd jobs along with specified maintenance tasks. 

What you’ll do:

Assist with on-site facility maintenance and project-based tasks, including custodial, carpentry, equipment and/or appliance troubleshooting, painting and sanding, cleanup and organization, and more. Some examples of specific duties may include: 

  • Help identify and complete basic maintenance and light repairs as needed; 
  • Surface preparation, including filling, sanding, and painting gaps or crevices;
  • Proper installation of items on interior or exterior walls (art, sound panels, signage);
  • Assist/oversee outside tradespeople performing electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or other repairs;
  • Undertake duties as assigned for emergency or seasonal tasks; 
  • Identify and report the need for minor/major repairs;
  • Organize workshop and equipment storage areas;
  • Deep clean facilities by sweeping, dusting, mopping, etc.  

A successful candidate will:

  • have proven experience as handyperson or facilities technician with basic technical knowledge and hands-on experience with various hardware and tools and commercial or office carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems;
  • have good eyesight (corrective or natural) and ability to lift heavy objects or equipment and stand or move for long periods of time;
  • be well-organized and maintain good attention to detail;
  • have the ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve;
  • possess good communication skills, a positive work ethic, and professional attitude;
  • observe safety protocols and procedures while performing job duties;
  • be able to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • have a high level of energy and enthusiasm to help complete tasks;
  • be respectful to the work environment and to others.

The rate for this part-time position is $20 per hour for a varied number of hours, on an as-needed basis. While initially, work is expected to be up to 24 hours per week, the anticipation is that the ongoing need will be around 8 hours per week year-round or seasonally. The regular work schedule is flexible; but will typically occur during the typical workweek of Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. We will work with you to determine the schedule on an ongoing basis as needs are identified. This is a non-exempt position eligible for overtime pay. Overtime pay must be pre-approved.    
This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

How to apply:

Send resume and short letter of interest to tech@bpr.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Blue Ridge Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Blue Ridge Public Radio are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family or parental status, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Blue Ridge Public Radio is actively working to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at all levels of its operations – internally and externally - and is committed to equitable policies and practices. We strongly encourage members of traditionally under-served and under-represented communities to apply to our open positions.