Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager

Division/Department: Maintenance
Reporting Relationship: Executive Director
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt, .75 FTE
Positions Supervised: Contracted workers
Compensation: starting wage $18

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Facilities Manager monitors the physical condition
of all Museums of Western Colorado properties (Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey and Cross
Orchards), interiors and exteriors, for safety, physical operation and cleanliness. Provides
maintenance and repair of plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, and landscaping at Museum of
the West and assists in mowing at Cross Orchards. Provides support for exhibit construction and
Museum Property management as needed.


  • Performs and/or coordinates maintenance and repair work such as painting, plumbing,
    electrical, and systems component replacement when necessary, on all facilities, equipment
    and museum vehicles.
  • Coordinates all maintenance vendors and contractors, including Fire Marshall inspections
    and city inspections.
  • Monitors electrical, heating, cooling and plumbing systems at all Museum sites and informs
    in a weekly report to the Executive Director status and condition of each location.
    Orders and maintains all janitorial supplies, implementing a system for easy re-order and
  • Assists in construction of exhibits as needed.
  • Provides support for Museums of Western Colorado events as needed.
  • Supervises and preforms the task as needed for movement of museum property such as
    displays, furnishings, merchandise, and supplies.
  • Grounds keeping (Assist with mowing orchard or fields, weed eat the yard around the Whitman Building, and weed spray the parking lot at MOW.)
  • Keep facilities financial records and non-financial records.
  • Maintain SDS binders at each location.
  • Ensure first aid kits are up to date and full at each location.

Schedule: This position is .75 FTE and the time split between each location is determined by a
priority list agreed upon by senior management team and the Facilities Manager. Some tasks are seasonal and will require various schedule flexes agreed upon ahead of time. The Facilities Manager will need to be available to flex their schedule based on needs of the museum.

Education and Skills required:
 High school diploma/GED required
 Able to drive self between all three locations with reliable vehicle
 Relevant professional qualifications are an advantage
 Good analytical and critical thinking skills
 Excellent organizational skills
 Experience with plumbing
 Experience with electrical
 Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices
 Understands state and OSHA regulations for safety
 Carpentry skills
 Experience maintaining landscaping
 Proficient in excel and other Microsoft suite programs
 Great Customer service skills
 Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding, lift up to 50lbs, and stand for long periods of time
 Keen attention to safety and detail is a necessity of this role
Working Conditions:
 Working conditions across all three locations will include outdoor work in variable weather,
as well as indoor work in a controlled climate. Shift times may vary to meet museum needs.
May require long periods of sustained standing and the ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.

Background Check Notice:  Prior to hiring, a background check including criminal record history
will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude
employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to
perform in the position.

The Museum provides an equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, age,
disability, veteran or marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law.