Building Engineer, Part Time
Tulsa, OK Facilities
Job Type

Philbrook Museum of Art is a vibrant cultural institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma that typically welcomes over 120,000 visitors each year. Oklahoma is home to 39 Native nations—the most of any in the United States—representing various cultural regions including the Eastern Woodlands and Plains, among others. Tulsa has one of the highest percentages of Native populations in the country and is at a confluence of three tribes: Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), and Osage.

A 1920s Italianate Villa nestled in 25 acres of designed gardens, Philbrook features a dynamic and ambitious program of rotating exhibitions and galleries with selections from an actively growing collection of approximately 16,000 objects, about 5,000 of which are from Native North American artists. With artworks from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe dating from 3,000 BCE to today, Philbrook is Oklahoma’s most comprehensive art museum and offers visitors a glimpse into a broad range of cultures, time periods, and perspectives. The diverse collection supports a vision of Philbrook as central to the lives of our community as a place for learning, inspiration, and fun. Through bold action and strategic investment, we create a space for new ideas, diverse perspectives, and social connection.

As the Building Engineer, you are primarily responsible for ensuring proper, safe, and efficient operation of the air handling systems and associated equipment. This position will also maintain mechanical equipment throughout the Museum, and upholds policies and standards related to care and maintenance of historic and non-historic structures.  


What You Will Do

  • Operate the mechanical and electrical systems including all boilers, chillers, and auxiliary equipment, pumps, controls, and valves.
  • Checks operating equipment in each mechanical area daily and log operating parameters, note safety discrepancies, and make minor adjustments and repairs, as needed. 
  • Perform preventative maintenance to all equipment in the required time periods, and shut down and start up work, and standby units as required to meet normal and emergency requirements. 
  • Identify safety hazards and take appropriate actions to protect personnel and visitors.
  • Maintain and repair electrical and plumbing equipment. 
  • Maintain prompt and reliable attendance in order to successfully perform the duties of the job.
  • Fosters a culture of collaboration and proactive support for institutional activities. 

What You Will Bring

  • First Class Limited Engineers License.
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with mechanical equipment to include chillers, boilers, pumps, and air handlers.


  • Advanced knowledge and skill in operating and repairing standard facility systems including mechanical and electrical systems, HVAC, water and plumbing systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of standard procedures for responding to emergency situations involving malfunctions of facility systems or required shutdowns due to safety and security issues.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and push 60lbs.

Philbrook provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.