Facilities Manager

ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse team. We believe in creating an inclusive workplace which harnesses each voice to collectively advance ArtWorks’ mission. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals and other marginalized applicants.

Job Title: Facilities Manager

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive employee benefits package includes health insurance (80% paid by ArtWorks), life insurance with AD&D, ST and LT disability (100% paid by ArtWorks), generous paid time off, up to12 weeks for individual/family leave fully paid, 401k plan with ArtWorks match of 100% on first 4% of salary, 11 holidays and a year-end winter break of 5 days, $25 per month of cell phone reimbursement, and investment in career development. Vision and dental provided at employee cost. 

Salary Range: $44,000 - $56,000

Job Type: Exempt, Full Time

Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 2460 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Reports to: Senior Director, Finance and Talent

Start date: April 1, 2024

About ArtWorks: Now in its 28th year, ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that has pioneered public art and economic impact throughout the region to create community-based public art that provides career opportunities for artists of all ages. ArtWorks works alongside community leaders to build civic pride with art that beautifies the region, creating jobs for more than 300 artists annually, including young artists ages 14-24, to earn a living wage. The economic empowerment and mentorship that ArtWorks provides leads to upward mobility, which is critically important for young people who come from a majority of under resourced and underemployed neighborhoods and households. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed over 4,000 youth and 3,500 creative professionals. The organization has completed more than 14,000 public and private art works of art, including public sculpture, light-based installations and more than 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. Now headquartered in Walnut Hills, ArtWorks is part of the burgeoning arts district in Cincinnati’s historic second downtown. Learn more at artworkscincinnati.org.

Job Description 

This role will be internally titled as: Creative Campus Manager

ArtWorks seeks a Creative Campus Manager to oversee ArtWorks new creative campus in the historic business district and emerging arts district in Walnut Hills. Facilities include a 4-story building that house offices, artist studios, gallery and event space and an ArtPark across the street (parking and community art space). The Creative Campus Manger serves as a key liaison to the Walnut Hills community and supports all staff across the organization. This role requires responsiveness, the ability to handle multiple tasks with appropriate prioritization, proactive outreach, good judgement based on situation, and enjoys working in an entrepreneurial environment that is growing.

This is an exciting opportunity to impact an amazing organization and support its growth of a creative campus that anchors the arts organization in Walnut Hills. This individual joins a collaborative team and fills a key role to ensure a safe, welcoming, provisioned environment for staff and community members. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Facility Management (70%)

  • Maintains physical space, ensuring a safe, clean, and functional environment.
  • Ensure the safety and security of staff, employees, contractors, vendors and visitors through administration of appropriate federal, state, and local safety regulations.
  • Prepares campus for inclement weather situations such as snow removal, etc.
  • Collects bids, oversees selection and performance for contractors relative to cleaning, maintenance, parking management, etc.
  • Coordinate and maintain records for all repairs for the campus.
  • Maintains, coordinates, and assigns the use of parking for staff, guests, and vendors/contractors.
  • Oversee Event Rentals for the campus.
  • Manage the security systems for the campus. Source and recommend updates in hardware and software.
  • Ensure the security system is functioning properly and train employees in the correct use of the system. 
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures regarding the correct use of the system for all parties. 
  • Manages Building access for staff, vendors, and visitors.
  • Test and maintain building systems, to include fire alarm, elevator, and other systems to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. Coordinate inspections by regulatory agencies. 
  • Serve as point of contact for the official organization move from the current leases for office and studios to the permanent campus. 
  • Oversee the public entry and points of sale: ArtWorks merchandise and/or food/beverage. 
  • Provides Office support to ensure the environment is well provisioned and stocked with supplies; reorder as needed.
  • Coordinates trash removal and systems for staff to maintain tidy environment.

Vendor Relationships (15%)

  • Primary Liaison between IT Contractor and staff; ensure IT contractor provides annual training and necessary support to staff for all IT needs. 
  • Maintain vendor relationships for all repairs, improvements, and other various contracts needed for the physical campus. Track budget on maintenance and repairs.

Community Representative (15%)

  • Build and maintain relationships with members of the community.
  • Attend Walnut Hills Area Meetings on behalf of ArtWorks and acts as the organization’s ambassador to the council.
  • Attend Culture Club Meetings on behalf of ArtWorks as ambassador to collaborate with leaders from other arts organizations in Walnut Hills 
  • Main point of contact for the emerging arts district. 
  • Support and project management as needed for creative campus based initiatives. 
  • Main point of contact regarding the Art Park space for community gatherings/events


  • Duties as assigned
  • Weekend and evening hours as needed based on event calendar


Qualifications and experiences:

  • Commitment to ArtWorks’ mission, values, culture and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Plan
  • Preference is as Associate’s Degree with a concentration in business operations or equivalent job experience of 3 years.
  • Minimum 2 years of office or space management experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated track-record of project management and organizational skills.
  • Successful track record of building relationships with various vendors, audiences, and different people groups.
  • Proven ability to build systems and procedures that guide different audiences.
  • Knowledge of the art sector is helpful.
  • Ability to lift and transport loads of 25+ lb. materials (transportation of misc. materials and equipment)

Skills and abilities: 

  • Builds effective relationships through formal and informal networks, internally and externally
  • Collaborates by building internal and community partnerships with shared objectives
  • Champions diversity that recognizes the value of different perspectives and cultures
  • Embraces change by adapting approach and demeanor to match the shifting demands of different situations
  • Is resourceful in securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently
  • Plans and aligns work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Communicates effectively in a variety of communication modes – groups, 1-1 and virtual
  • Strong prioritization, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and information management systems
  • Adhere to ethical behavior and business practices

The Payoff: 

  • Be part of an amazing mission and make a mark in transforming the Greater Cincinnati region with public art, building community, and investing in young artists 
  • Help build a future home for ArtWorks with a site for permanent art studios, gallery, and event space to build a more vibrant community
  • Be part of a dynamic team that embraces a growth mindset and has fun
  • Be part of a collaborative, creative and flexible work culture that is people centered.
  • Join a team that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in community-centered work that creates positive change. Read our full commitment here. 

Salary Description
$44,000 - $56,000