The Facilities Manager is responsible for maintenance and oversight of the Museum's building, exhibits, and equipment to ensure that the space is safe and functional. Reporting to, and with the support and guidance of the Operations Director, the Facilities Manager will play a crucial role in inspecting facilities, coordinating updates and renovations, and managing relationships with service providers. The Facilities Manager works closely with the Programs and Operations team. This is a full-time, exempt position. 
  • Performs routine maintenance, including safety procedures and checks on facilities and exhibits; makes repairs as needed to ensure optimal functioning of the space
  • Conducts daily inspections of museum space and assets, exhibits, documents findings, generates work orders, and reports emergent issues to the operations director for resolution. 
  • Maintains day-to-day operations of facilities, such as delegating or completing maintenance orders, directing janitorial staff when needed.  
  • Creates reports on maintenance, repairs, safety, and other occurrences for supervisors and other relevant staff.  
  • Maintains orderly organization of equipment, supplies, and ensures inventory for essential cleaning and facilities materials are stocked and consistently maintained. 
  • Solicits quotes from vendors and service providers for repairs, modifications, additions, etc. to museum equipment, exhibits, and other facility-related assets.  
  • Schedules and coordinates routine inspections and emergency repairs with outside vendors.  
  • Primary liaison and day-to-day manager for contracted vendor services, such as security, janitorial, and IT. 
  • Assembles furniture, equipment, custom-built materials and maintains their functionality.
  • Assists other departments with event setup and breakdown needs. 
  • Other duties as needed. 
  • 3+ years’ minimum experience in senior level facilities operations. Knowledge of mechanical plumbing, HVAC, construction, and other building systems a plus
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.  
  • Proficiency with repair tools and techniques. 
  • Must possess a current valid driver’s license with a clear driving record.  
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other standard office software, systems, and collaboration tools.  
  • Keen attention to detail and efficient problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability and willingness to be proactive, take initiative, problem-solve, and do what it takes to get the job done. 
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to represent the organization and work collaboratively with diverse staff and public. 
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Cayton Children’s Museum.  
The person in this position must be able to:
  • Move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, storage shelves, etc
  • Lift up to 49lbs unassisted and carry for short distances, 50lbs and above in group lifts. 
  • Communicate via telephone, video conference, email, and in-person. 
  • Stand for sustained periods of time, walk, bend, kneel, use ladder. 
  • Annual salary of $65,000-$70,000 depending on experience
  • 32-hour work week  
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.  
  • Retirement plan after 1 year; 401k with 4% employer match. 
  • Health and childcare flexible spending accounts.  
  • Vacation and sick days; paid holidays. 
  • Commuter benefits. 
  • Plus, more. 
The Facilities Manager is a full-time, exempt position with a typical schedule of Museum business hours (usually between 8am and 5:30 pm), Tuesday-Saturday, with some evenings as needed; however, schedule may vary. 
At the Cayton Children’s Museum, we activate the power of play to enrich the lives of children and their families, build stronger and more connected communities, and create a better world. We envision a world where all children, and the adults they grow up to be, experience the transformational and lifelong benefits of abundant, creative, and purposeful play. 
The Cayton Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, political affiliation, marital or family status, age, military service, or other non-merit factor. 
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