Opportunities

Head of Facilities
Start Date: June 2024
Salary: $55,000–$65,000


General Description:

The Kreeger Museum is seeking a highly productive Head of Facilities to oversee the efficient and effective functioning of the museum’s physical facilities and operational processes. This person will play a pivotal role in ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for staff, and visitors. This position requires
strong problem-solving skills to manage various operational aspects while contributing to the museum’s overall success.


The Head of Facilities is responsible for the safety and security of the art collection, building and grounds and ensuring the smooth functioning of our building and equipment. In addition, they are responsible for training and managing the museum security team. They must be able to be onsite as needed – this will require sometimes being onsite before 9:00 AM and/or after 4:00 PM.


Responsibilities Include:

Security of building and grounds and collection:

• Security of Building and Grounds: Point of contact for security contractor, Fire Department, Police Department; maintain timely communication with security company on all calls.
• Contractors: Oversee and manage the scheduling of repairs, renovations, and maintenance projects, ensuring minimal disruption to museum operations. Contractors include, but are not limited to: HVAC, interior garden, grounds, electrical, masons and paving, irrigation and pool service, roof, and special projects. Be present when contractors are onsite.
• Conduct daily check of all galleries, storage spaces and grounds.
• Monitor all gallery and storage area climate condition sensors.
• Keep all artwork properly and securely stored.
• Supervise and train security staff.
• Serve as Gallery Security as needed.

Other:

• Complete small carpentry, repair, and maintenance projects as needed in gallery and non-gallery spaces.
• Coordinate and support all aspects of art and exhibition space preparation, installation, and deinstallation, including lighting and art handling.
• Set up and monitor AV/PA for Museum events and performances.
• Provide safety and emergency training for staff and volunteers.
• Coordinate logistics and support for museum events, meetings, and special programs, including setup, cleanup, and resource coordination.
• Work one Saturday per month and some evening events (comp time provided).
• Other tasks assigned by the Director.


Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• Previous experience in an art museum or gallery.
• General knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.
• Ability to multitask, strong organization and communication skills.
• Ability to establish and adhere to project goals and deadlines.
• Enthusiasm for working both independently and as a team.
• Access to a vehicle.
• Ability to stand for a minimum of four hours.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Ability to use portable hydraulic ladder as well as stand ladders.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Helen Chason (hchason@kreegermuseum.org) to apply.

Employment is contingent on the verification of background information. The Kreeger Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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