Exhibits & Facilities Manager
Olympia, WA Facilities & Maintenance
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The Hands On Children’s Museum is looking for an experienced facilities professional to provide leadership, technical skills and operations support to the Facilities Department for the award-winning children’s museum in beautiful Olympia, Washington. Located on the downtown waterfront, this position collaborates with Exhibits, Visitor Services, Education, Events and other museum departments to effectively and efficiently manage a 28,000sq/ft LEED certified facility, half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center, parking lot, and public spaces for the most visited youth museum in the region.

This key member of the Museum’s management team will oversee all facility maintenance, ensure safety standards and training, provide staff supervision for a team of 3-5, provide coordination for renovation and construction projects, and work closely with the Senior Operations Manager to manage janitorial and housekeeping staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for oversight & implementation of recurring maintenance schedules for building systems including HVAC, electrical, interior and exterior lighting system, fire and security systems, elevator, plumbing, landscaping, janitorial service and exhibits.
  • Communicates effectively with outside contractors and vendors to secure bids, schedule and oversee work around busy museum operations schedule.
  • Responsible for daily oversight of contracted janitorial service including communication and accountability.
  • Acts as museum Safety Officer, including updating policies and procedures (MSDS, Emergency Codes, Evacuation, BBP, etc.) and researching and ensuring workplace compliance with OSHA requirements.
  • Works to promote healthy environmental practices and LEED standards.
  • Plans and manages annual facility and exhibit maintenance plan and budgets, preventative maintenance schedules, vendor contracts and serves as the liaison to City of Olympia facilities staff.
  • Ensures that all exhibits are clean and in good working order daily.
  • Five or more years of experience supervising facility and maintenance operations, and supervising a staff team of 2 or more for a similar-size facility.
  • Experience developing and managing safety and facilities systems, policies and procedures.
  • Broad background knowledge of maintaining facilities equipment systems.
  • Broad experience in trade skills including general carpentry.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously maintaining a project timeline.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, and systematic organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Suites and familiarity with Facilities Management software a plus.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Must enjoy active daily schedule with a mix of administrative and physical work.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof upon hire.

Our Values:

  • The Museum is managed in an entrepreneurial spirit that values new ideas, risk-taking, and employee participation.
  • We believe in continuous improvement in all areas and aggressively pursue all ideas to improve what we do.
  • We are customer-focused. We listen, respond, and redesign the way we work based on customer feedback.
  • We believe in collaboration, not competition with other Museums, community organizations, and non-profits to improve the quality of life in our community.

When applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.

Compensation & Benefits: As a leading non-profit, we offer a competitive wage, medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off and paid holidays, a 401K plan and several special educational perks including discounts on camps, classes, museum membership and special employee benefits. Salary DOQ.