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Job Listing: Manager of Buildings & Grounds

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Virginia Museum of History & Culture - Richmond, VA

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Manager of Buildings & Grounds

Salary - $50,000–$55,000/Annually (starting salary range)

Job Type - Full-Time

For more info and to apply, click here.

The Manager of Buildings & Grounds operates and manages museum-owned facilities to efficiently and economically maintain conservation, preservation and comfort needs. The Manager of Buildings & Grounds also provides leadership, support and effective management to the Buildings & Grounds Assistant.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage preventative maintenance programs on museum-owned facilities and equipment as prescribed by manufacture specifications, code requirements and/or industry standards
  • Assist management with construction and repair projects for museum-owned facilities
  • Coordinate and assist in responding to and preforming staff generated work requests in a timely manner with limited call-backs
  • Maintain parts and supplies inventory for critical systems to minimize limited downtime and provide for efficient department performance
  • Manage, communicate with, and update the list of current maintenance vendors and contractors.
  • Assist management with building operations budget allocations
  • Provide primary on-call response to emergencies
  • Assist Security with the daily opening and closing of museum-owned facilities as needed
  • Assist management and staff with special projects as directed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Necessary:

  • Through working knowledge of building operation systems and historic structures
  • Ability to read and apply building blueprints, equipment schematics and building specification manuals
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude
  • Possess understanding of budget process
  • Ability to manage automated energy management systems to conserve energy and minimize utility budgets
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to perform manual duties to include climbing, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Good customer service skills

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Possess at least a journeyman's level of competency in plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years' experience in commercial maintenance and building operations
  • Certified DCJS registration as an Alarm Respondent & Unarmed Security Officer/Courier

Note & Special Requirements:

  • May require early morning, evening and weekend hours


If interested in this job opportunity, please apply and upload your cover letter and resume to