Magical Maintenance was a division of the Ministry of Magic. Members of this Department were the custodians of the Ministry. They were responsible for maintaining the upkeep of the Ministry, including deciding what weather to display through the Ministry's enchanted windows and repairing magic gone wrong within the premises of the Ministry, such as rain inside an office.
Magical Maintenance was presumably in charge of maintaining the lifts and ensuring that the Atrium fireplaces were supplied with Floo Powder, in addition to less magical forms of maintenance such as tidying up. The personnel working in the Magical Maintenance Department wore navy blue robes.
Behind the scenes
- While Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows specifies that Magical Maintenance personnel wears navy blue robes, the film adaptation shows them wearing a thin overcoat of greyish-purple colour.
- Employees of this department seems to be the lowest ranking in the social ladder, as Dolores Umbridge was ashamed of her father Orford for being a member of this sector, mostly mopping floors within the Ministry. The pay also seems rather low, as Orford accepted a small monthly allowance from Dolores in exchange for an early retirement over staying with the paying job.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game) (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
|Ministry of Magic Departments|
|Archives · Committee on Experimental Charms · Department of Magical Artefacts · Department of Magical Education · Exploding Bonbons Disposal Unit · Magical Maintenance Department · Office for the Removal of Curses, Jinxes, and Hexes · Public Information Services · Remittance Office · Research Committee · Very Important Members of Section M.I. Trx. · Wizarding Examinations Authority|
|Committee on Experimental Charms Personnel|
|Balfour Blane · Gilbert Wimple|
|Department of Magical Artefacts Personnel|
|Sage Bragnam (Head Curator)|
|Magical Maintenance Department Personnel|
|Reginald Cattermole · Orford Umbridge · Lift attendant · Man|
|Research Committee Personnel|
|Phoebus Penrose (Head)|
|Wizarding Examinations Authority Personnel|
|Griselda Marchbanks · Professor Tofty · Unidentified plump little witch examiner · Unidentified examiner with a wart on his nose|