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Responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the physical plant for the Museum of Art at Midwestern State University. Ensures that the building systems at the Museum are operated so as to provide the optimal climate for the preservation and care of works of art. Plays a leadership role on all facilities-related capital projects, including the acquisition and construction of galleries, new storage and office/lab/shop facilities. Reports to the Museum Director.
Cooperates and confers with the Museum Director in determining appropriate climate conditions. Oversees the activities of the facilities department staff including but not limited to those involved with mandated certifications and permits, sprinkler system and HVAC operation, cleaning, climate control, landscaping, and exterminating services. Provides planning, budgeting, staffing and contract services support for exhibitions, special events, and other Museum departments as needed. Aids in preparation and administration of life safety, OSHA, building and electrical code compliance. Consults on special projects as requested by senior staff with regard to design, lighting, engineering, planning, construction, and operation. Provides reports, information and assistance for grants, loans and surveys required by other departments.
Requires moderate physical activity and the ability to access all areas of the facility.
Eight or more years of general facilities management required. Experience in environments involving climate sensitivities, design and construction projects strongly preferred.
Extensive knowledge of museum and site management. Knowledge of building trades/institutional maintenance. Must have extensive knowledge of building systems, construction methods and materials, preventive maintenance requirements, work scheduling and quality control methods.
Graduation from high school or equivalent along with training or experience related to the field of work.
Ability to effectively supervise staff. Must have good communication and organizational skills. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, and the public. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.