Facilities Operations Manager - Nights, Weekends

New York, NY
Full Time
Reporting to the Chief Facilities Officer and indirectly to the Director of Security, the Facilities Operations Manager is responsible for managing facilities staff and related activities on the night and weekend shifts.  Responsibilities include assigning maintenance task as needed, coordinating scheduled setup/breakdowns per work order request as well as providing overall facilities support to all departments at all Whitney sites/locations as needed.  

  • Work closely with the day shift Manager and nightshift Supervisors on scheduling personal time-off
  • Document performance successes and improvement needs
  • Provide management oversight on special event activities including load-ins, load-outs, and post-construction gallery floor cleaning
  • Provide onsite Management supporting and oversight over Security and Safety at the Museum on nights and weekends

  • B.A., B.S. degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in facilities operation management or related field, experience in Security and Safety management a plus
  • Flexible schedule (nights and weekends) to be determined
  • Custodial work experience, floor maintenance experience preferred
  • Understanding of how to use tools/equipment, computer and office equipment preferred
  • Knowledge of facilities maintenance, cleaning supplies, operating floor buffer machine
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions such as snow and rain

Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation range of $70,000 - $80,000 per annum
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) elections
  • Generous Paid Time off benefits
  • Commuter benefits - parking and mass transit
  • Admission to world-renowned museums across the city and nationally
  • Pet insurance and discounted membership for Citibike
The advertised pay scale reflects the good faith minimum and maximum salary range for this role. The advertised pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage for any specific employee. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may be dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, special licensing or qualifications, and other factors.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

About the Whitney:
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement:
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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