The Allentown Art Museum is seeking a full-time Facilities Operations Manager.
This person will be in charge of the entire museum property (building and grounds). The job holder must thoroughly understand, as well as monitor performance and direct maintenance of, the Museum’s HVAC systems, and schedule and oversee all building maintenance, including: exterior grounds appearance and lighting; landscaping and snow removal/salting; interior appearance, janitorial requirements, and non-gallery lighting; Museum equipment, including inspection scheduling as required by state and local codes and insurance regulations; department requests for special projects scheduled through work orders (especially the timely set-up and tear-down of required layouts of tables, chairs, A/V needs, etc. for special events held periodically throughout the year); general, minor repairs including but not limited to electrical and plumbing repairs and systematic replacement of air filters in wall units and in air-handling system units; floor care; non-exhibition painting; and general building upkeep. This person communicates with all building occupants conditions and updates of electrical, water, heat, A/C, and other service outages and scheduled shutdowns. Coordinates closely with Supervisor and Protection Services regarding fire and security system maintenance and upkeep to ensure maintenance of security and fire systems according to UL code(s), that all appropriate personnel are thoroughly familiar with security systems, policies, procedures, and actions related to security alarm activation or a fire alarm activation, and that all appropriate staff are trained in the use of the AED. During evacuations, assists emergency-response teams and the Museum security team. This person also supervises the Supervisor of Protection Services and any contracted maintenance personnel hired to perform services in the building or on the grounds. This person is on-call and available by cell phone at all times. When sick or on vacation, advises appropriate personnel of this change. Responds to emergency calls as required. In consultation with the Director of Administration, administers to the business, financial, and personnel aspects of facilities management, including scheduling outside contractors to repair or maintain building systems. Coordinates closely with Supervisor and Protection Services regarding fire and security system maintenance and upkeep. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Six years progressively responsible experience in a similar or equivalent situation. Knowledge of, and a willingness and capability to learn about, contemporary building mechanical systems. Basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills. Art handling or hands-on museum or gallery experience is highly desirable. Some college is desirable. OTHER REQs: Driver's license and safe driving record. Ability to lift at least 75 lbs. Ability to manage people and resources. Possession of strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Please submit all resumes to hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org