Museum Facilities and Building Operations Coordinator

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is seeking a full-time, permanent Facility and Building Operations Coordinator. This role supports the long-term health of the museum by ensuring the physical plant is optimized to efficiently showcase art, warmly and safely welcome visitors, and continue to elevate Denver’s expanding art scene.  The Facility and Building Operations Coordinator will oversee the maintenance and improvement of a 27,000 square foot Gold LEED certified museum. The position also assists with facility set-up for museum events. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor, inspect, maintain and coordinate the repair of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and building security systems to ensure optimal operating results
  • Perform some general maintenance, including minor repairs to plumbing, drywall and electrical systems
  • Maintain the building’s daily temperature and humidity levels consistent with acceptable environmental standards for an art museum
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols and develop contingency plans as necessary
  • Manage the building security system and employee access procedures
  • Work with city officials to comply with ordinances and maintain required certificates on an ongoing basis
  • Coordinate with Executive Director on the implementation of new building projects
  • Work with IT consultant to ensure all phone and computer systems are functioning optimally
  • Oversee contract janitorial services 
  • Perform room set-ups and teardowns for lectures, performances and special events in the museum, including setting chairs, stages, and sound equipment as needed
  • Maintain and organize the museum’s storage area
  • Create and adhere to an annual facility budget
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and report as needed on building-related issues
  • Respond to facility emergencies, including alarm and fire systems
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in building operations
  • Knowledge of principles and practices for facility maintenance and building security
  • Ability to read and understand building and mechanical plans
  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems
  • Skills to perform minor maintenance repairs and to supervise major repairs and construction projects
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Availability to perform 24/7 emergency on-call duties on-site and by phone as needed
  • Ability to take initiative and work efficiently to complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through
  • Skilled in time management, problem-solving, and problem prevention
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and common sense in handling emergencies
  • Ability to represent the museum with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, advocate for and adhere to museum policies, and contribute to and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner
  • Interest in working in a medium-sized non-for-profit organization

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical ability to lift 50 lbs from the ground to above the shoulders, stand for extended periods of time, climb multiple flights of stairs and ladders and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.

ABOUT MCA DENVER:

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring international, national, and regional artists, MCA Denver exhibitions impact the field of contemporary art and enrich our community. Through dynamic adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum cultivates a culturally engaged community and a healthy, creative place of belonging for teens.

We believe we are paving a new path for a 21st-century museum that is Both/And: We are both advancing the field of contemporary art and providing a platform for creative expression, in the broadest sense of the term. We present both world-class exhibitions and quirky events, serious lectures and epic parties. We are both sophisticated and unpretentious. By continually breaking conventions ourselves, we promote the values of risk-taking and newness in the hearts and minds of Denverites.

MCA Denver was founded in 1996 by philanthropist Sue Cannon and a group of committed volunteers and artists who responded to the community’s desire for a contemporary art museum in Denver. For seven years, MCA Denver occupied a renovated fish market in Sakura Square in lower downtown Denver. In 2003, Mark Falcone and Ellen Bruss, members of MCA Denver’s Board of Trustees, donated a gift of land in Denver’s Central Platte Valley in order to realize the organization’s goal of building a permanent home for contemporary art in Denver. In October 2007, MCA Denver opened its new, 27,000-square foot, environmentally sustainable facility in the Riverfront neighborhood of lower downtown Denver, designed by acclaimed architect David Adjaye. The building has five galleries on two floors as well as dedicated education spaces, a gift shop, an innovative art lending library, and a rooftop café.

APPLICATIONS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@mcadenver.org

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At the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, we celebrate diversity and are proud of our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for the benefit of our employees, visitors, artists, and community. The MCA Denver is an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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