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Director of Maintenance

Posted January 6, 2022

Graduate Seattle
Seattle, WA
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Graduate Hotels® is seeking a Director of Maintenance to join Graduate Seattleand its brilliant team of hospitality enthusiasts. 

Graduate Hotels creates authentic, spirited spaces that connect travelers, students and locals alike. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their communities.   

We are a diverse team of experience makers and storytellers. As a Graduate Hotels team member, you are the local insider shaping guest experiences. Our goal is to make every guest feel like a local even if it's their first time in town. In order to help you deliver on that goal, we encourage our team members to embody the same mindset as our guests through Graduate experiences and encouraged community exploration.   


  • Ensures fulfillment of proactive preventative maintenance programs to brand standards including laundry equipment, heating and air conditioning units, ice machines, fire extinguishers/smoke alarms, plumbing  
  • Inspects guest rooms after preventative maintenance. Reviews any problems with maintenance staff.  
  • Maintains a current inventory of all supplies  
  • Maintains a work order assignment program for completed and pending work orders. Prioritizes and completes work orders in a timely manner. Monitors all deficiencies  
  • Ensures swimming pool and spa maintenance duties are performed according to brand standards and health department regulations  
  • Maintains the hotel grounds, curb appeal and building exteriors  
  • Assists other departments in fulfilling guest requests and resolving guest concerns  
  • Assist in the coordination and supervision of all contracted capital projects  
  • Educates hotel personnel on emergency procedures and safety precautions  
  • Hires, coaches, and develops direct reports  
  • Participate in a consistent and regularly scheduled property walk through and report/ fix identified deficiencies within an appropriate time  
  • Function as a member of the emergency organization team and become an expert on life safety  
  • Be aware of fire, safety, and protection equipment/hazards  
  • Other duties as assigned  


  • Minimum of High School education, post-high school education preferred  
  • Minimum of 3 years in Maintenance management position, preferably within hotels  
  • Preferred but not necessary: Two (2) years of college or trade school equivalent in a mechanical, electrical, and/or technical disciplines  


  • Basic math skills  
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing  
  • Strong leadership skills  
  • Ability to exceed expectations of guests and team members  
  • Excellent time management skills  
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word and Excel–Outlook a plus)  
  • Detail oriented; strives for excellence in all assignments  

About Graduate Hotels®

Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country.  Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community.  Launched in 2014, there are 35 hotels across the U.S. and U.K. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a vertically integrated real estate developer, owner and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit

*Graduate Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Graduate Seattle

4507 Brooklyn Avenue
Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 634-2000

154 Room Hotel

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Graduate Seattle  is more than just a place to lay your head. While you’re with us, climb up to the rooftop bar, Mountaineering Club for the best views of the city and take a bite of  our famous breakfast sandos at Poindexter Coffee. We’re the perfect spot for Huskies – and their dogs! Pets stay free at Graduate Hotels.

Our historic 1930s Art Deco digs, just a ten-minute stroll to UW’s campus, sits proudly in Seattle’s University District. Purple pride runs deep in the lush lobby, inviting Huskies past and present. Over 36 feet of plaidly clad sofas ease up to a communal coffee table warmly perched fireside. An installation of seashell mobiles dances above, an amped up wall invites conversation and jewel toned rooms wink at our storied past. High above, our scenic rooftop bar serves up hues and mountain views of the inspired landscape.

For groups of two to 200, Graduate Seattle has the right-size ballroom, boardroom or breakout room for your event. Let us host your Seattle wedding, U-Dub meet-up or business meeting. Our creative events and culinary teams will work with you to customize a memorable experience that perfectly suits your gathering.