Employees at Dinosaur Ridge are a part of an exciting team working to teach people about a world-famous paleontology site and National Natural Landmark.

Maintenance Technician

Reports to: Director of Operations
Status: Part-time
Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: $15 -$16/hr

Who You Are

In this role, you will support maintenance needs (small construction projects, electrical, repair, and cleaning tasks) for 20 hours per week at Dinosaur Ridge, including at our Visitors Center, Discovery Center, as well as on Dinosaur Ridge and at Triceratops Trail.

We Anticipate This Position Will

Require your availability on site 3-4 days a week, normally during daytime hours. Work schedule is somewhat flexible.


Prior maintenance experience preferred. Looking for candidates who take pride in protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the value of our sites; which include some of the most important scientific sites in the country.

Responsibilities and Duties (Reports to Maintenance Lead)

Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Responding to and completing work orders in a timely manner and responding quickly to emergencies;
  • Cleaning all parts of our property, including buildings (exterior and interior), restrooms, signs, landscaping, parking lots, visitor sites;
  • Repairing broken or nonfunctioning small machinery, signs, appliances, structures (e.g. carts, desks, fencing);
  • Painting both interior and exterior;
  • Repairing minor electrical, plumbing, boiler and HVAC is a plus;
  • Removing snow and trash as necessary;
  • Assisting other groups with cleaning, maintenance, and special projects;
  • Performing light carpentry work;
  • Ordering maintenance supplies and parts as required for Dinosaur Ridge;
  • Maintaining logs/records;
  • Fulfilling maintenance requests from all departments

Required Qualifications

  • At least one year of experience with building maintenance (painting, minor plumbing, minor electrical, carpet cleaning, pressure washing, etc.)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and follow directions is essential
  • Possession of State of Colorado Driver’s License and personal vehicle for hauling small items (e.g., lawnmower, large tools, sacks of concrete, sand and gravel)
  • Strong customer service and communication and some computer skills
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, climb a ladder, and do moderate shoveling

Preferred, but not required Qualities

  • Mechanical, landscaping, and building skills are a plus
  • Knowledge of building equipment, furnaces, swamp coolers, security, doors, lighting, etc.

How To Apply

Email your resume and letter of interest to Employment eligibility and background checks (no felonies) will be performed.

Dinosaur Ridge

Located on Jefferson County Open Space, Dinosaur Ridge is one of the most important paleontology sites on Earth. Our globally iconic site has been ranked by paleontologists as the #1 dinosaur tracksite in the nation, and one of the most important in the world. Dinosaur Ridge draws 250,000 annual visitors to our outdoor museum to view 300+ dinosaur tracks still preserved on the sandstone slope. Dinosaur Ridge was also the site of the first Stegosaurus discovery and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973. The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1989 with the purpose of preserving the fossils on Dinosaur Ridge and educating the public about the natural history of the area. Our mission was later expanded to include the fossil sites at Triceratops Trail in Golden, Colorado.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, volunteers, and guests. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on job requirements, individual performance, and business needs.