Museum of Science
  • 20-May-2020 to 2020-07-19 (EST)
  • Facilities - 740
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Facilities Manager

Museum of Science, Boston

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The Facilities Manager is responsible to direct and manage the day to day operations and maintenance of the Museum's Facilities to provide a safe, clean, and pleasant work environment on an economical and timely basis. Proactively implement preventive/predictive maintenance practices and manage repairs of the building operating systems such as commercial HVAC systems, high voltage electrical distribution systems, UPS systems, emergency generators, chiller plant operations, steam distribution system and life safety systems. Manage, develop and train the Museum in-house staff so work requests and projects are prioritized and completed at the highest levels of quality so that the museum, its staff and visitors receive the highest value from Facilities resources.


  • Responsible for 1,000,000 square feet of museum property, consisting of 7 multi-purpose buildings including a 5 level parking garage, Planetarium, Omni Theater, two theaters and four animal living areas.
  • Responsible for components of an annual $5 million expense budget and up to a $1 million capital project budget.
  • Responsible for an in-house staff of 11 and outside contractors.
  • Responsible for the distribution and use of 6.5 million kWh of electricity delivered at 13,800 volts, 25 million 1bm of steam delivered at 200psi.
  • Responsible for building systems that include 1200 tons of chilled water, 11 high voltage distribution stations, 400 kW of generator power and a 150 kW UPS power, fire suppression and alarm systems, 11 elevators/escalators, environmental controls and a 500+point computer-operated building management system.
  • Be on call 24 x 7 x 365 to ensure continuous operation of facility systems. May be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime as requested by management.
  • Maintaining 50+ Air handling Units, 1,100 tons of cooling, Steam boilers (340 therms annually), 200+ steam traps, 100+ pumps and a Building Management System with 1,000+ points.


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.


Associate Vice President, Facilities


  • Post high school course work, technical degree, associate's degree, business or vocational certificate.
  • Ten or more years of facilities maintenance, construction management, engineering or architecture experience.
  • Experience supervising, hiring, training, developing and evaluating staff.
  • Technical experience and working knowledge in the installation, service, condition assessment and troubleshooting of building operating systems such as commercial HVAC systems, high voltage electrical distribution systems, UPS systems, emergency generators, pneumatic controls, direct digital controls, natural gas, chiller plant operation steam operation, and their related building trades such as electrical, plumbing, masonry and flooring. Working knowledge of electronics and control circuits.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in troubleshooting problems with Building Management Systems and implementing solutions with the assistance of outside contractors and/or in house technicians.
  • Ability to design, write specifications, provide drawings and analytical calculations for projects.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, specifications and sketches.
  • Familiarity with building codes and other government regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse portfolio of major projects (maintenance and other).
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, presentation skills and ability to interface with diverse staff and guests.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, and other job related computer programs.
  • Working knowledge in the use of or the ability to learn Electronic Work Order Systems.


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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