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Assistant Director, Museum and University Facilities Project Manager
Responsible for the plant operation of the Wichita Falls Museum of
Art at Midwestern State University. Oversees renovation and capital
projects, assists with human resource management and budgetary oversight, ensures building systems provide the optimal climate for the preservation and care of artworks. In addition, works with MSU Facilities Services. Provides direction and quality control for campus projects to include landscaping, interiors, and building projects. Manages all artworks on the university campus. Reports to the Museum Director and Associate Vice President for Facilities Services.
Oversees the operation of the Museum 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 and budgeting and supervises staffing and contract services in support for exhibitions, special events, educational programming, and rental events. Aids in preparation and administration of life safety, OSHA, building and electrical code compliance. Consults on special projects as requested with regard to design, lighting, engineering, planning, construction, and operation. Provides reports, information and assistance for grants, loans and surveys required by other departments. Monitors operational budgets; determines, monitors, and supervises museum environmental controls; provides oversight for museum housekeeping procedures; participates in strategic planning. Aides with the transportation, installation, and de-installation of artworks related to changing exhibitions and collections. Consults on special projects regarding planning, designing, lighting, engineering, budgeting, scheduling, construction, and operations. Reviews campus grounds and buildings for potential aesthetic improvements and directs needed changes.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires moderate physical activity and the ability to access all areas of the Museum facility and other facilities on campus.
Five or more years of general facilities management required. Experience in environments involving climate sensitivities, design and construction projects required.
Thorough and extensive knowledge of Museum best practices for facilities management and art stewardship as mandated by the American Alliance of Museums. Required extensive knowledge of site management, and understanding of building trades and institutional maintenance. Extensive knowledge of building systems, construction methods and materials, preventative 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 ability to establish and maintain effectively working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, University staff, donors, students and public. Must have creative and artistic abilities and skill in planning and effectively managing multiple projects to completion. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.