Museum Facilities and Building Operations Manager

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is seeking a full-time, permanent Facilities Manager. 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. 

We are looking for a helpful, collaborative, and proactive person with both practical, hands-on skills as well as long-term vision – someone who will take excellent care of our magnificent LEED Gold building located prominently in the heart of downtown Denver. The individual in this position needs to be highly knowledgeable in all things building-related, especially HVAC systems and construction management. They must be flexible and willing to work with and support multiple departments within the institution. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform general maintenance, including minor repairs to plumbing, drywall, and the electrical system
  • Manage outside contractors (including HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, janitorial)
  • Maintain the building’s daily temperature and humidity levels consistent with acceptable environmental standards for an art museum
  • Perform room set-ups and tear-downs for lectures, performances and special events in the museum, including setting chairs, stages, and sound equipment as needed
  • Act as on-site liaison during special events for facilities staff, including janitorial and security staff
  • Manage the building security system and employee access procedures
  • Respond to employee lock-outs and security issues
  • Maintain and organize the museum’s storage area
  • Create and adhere to an annual Facilities budget
  • Work with city officials to comply with ordinances and maintain required certificates on an ongoing basis
  • Oversee building remodeling projects. Work with architectural design firms to finalize plans and ensure high-quality work within appropriate budget. Manage the selected General Contractor.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and report as needed on building-related issues
  • Oversee contract janitorial staff
  • Report to the Curator & Director of Planning

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three years of relevant experience in building operations
  • Ability to read and understand building plans
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems knowledge
  • Skills to perform minor maintenance repairs and supervise major repairs and construction projects
  • Interest in working in a medium-sized not-for-profit institution
  • Reliable transportation
  • Availability to be on-call 24/7 to address emergencies on site and by phone
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Local candidates preferred. No relocation assistance available.

MCA DENVER MISSION AND HISTORY

The MCA Denver explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.

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 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, a new innovative art lending library, and a rooftop café. In March 2009, Adam Lerner was appointed as the new Executive Director of MCA Denver. Upon Lerner’s move from his former position at The Lab at Belmar to MCA Denver, the Boards of Trustees agreed to merge the two institutions. Lerner will be departing the museum in June 2019 and the museum is currently in the midst of a search process for its next director.

MCA Denver is an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about the art of our time.

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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