Jobs and Internships

BUILDING MANAGER

AVAM seeks a hands on Building Manager responsible for the maintenance of all physical components of the museum’s campus. Understand, monitor performance and direct maintenance of the fire, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, facilities/maintenance, technical engineering services and services in accordance with operations objectives; administer department’s short-term and long-range goals and budget as it relates to infrastructure and the physical plant, and oversee special projects, all in accordance with the Museum’s policies.

Primary Responsiblities

  • Direct all preventative maintenance programs and necessary repairs.
  • Assist in hiring and training maintenance staff, including seasonal employees.
  • Maintains schedule for maintenance coverage at the museum.
  • Works with maintenance staff to develop an effective, proactive team that works together to achieve museum objectives.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of maintenance supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Performs regular inspections and maintenance and repair work, as needed.
  • Ability to be “on call” for emergencies at all times.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work for Special Events.
  • Ensure all Facility Rental and Event spaces are prepared for use.
  • Responsible for landscaping surrounding the campus; snow removal (on site equipment and secures heavy snow equipment removal contractors).
  • Execute or direct all maintenance work orders to ensure that job assignments and work orders are carried out promptly, efficiently and courteously.
  • Answer all support requests necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the shop and storage areas in a clean, orderly and secure manner.
  • Ensures adherence to company safety standards, policies and procedures. Insures maintenance staff correctly wears and uses safety equipment.
  • Solicits bids for outside contract work and schedules and supervises outside contractors.
  • Works with Director of Capital Projects to execute capital initiatives.

Job Skills / Competencies / Experience

  • 3-5 Years of Building Management experience with responsibility for budgeting, liaison with architects and general contractors, physical building and equipment repair and maintenance, and energy efficiency.
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment found in large public buildings; boilers, chillers, cooling towers, heat exchanger, pumps, variable speed drives, hot water heater, fan coil units, pressure regulator valve, pressure and temperature gauges, actuator valves.
  • Knowledge of construction and building trades; electricians, boiler and chiller mechanics, plumbers, carpenters, cement masons, welders.
  • HVAC universal certification and/or College Degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience and proficiency in the use of all maintenance equipment and tools.
  • Sensitivity to the safety and security procedures necessary to protect personnel, visitors, and public property.
  • General maintenance will require heavy lifting, pulling and pushing, carrying, grasping, reaching, stooping, crawling and crouching.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Dependability, punctuality and excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to lift 40-70 pounds.

This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the CFO/COO. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

To apply, please send resume and three references to jobs@avam.org with your first and last name in the subject line. Or, you may fax the information to (443) 874-7252. No phone calls please. EOE.