Engineering Manager

New York, NY
Full Time

The Facilities Engineering Manager will report to the Director of Engineering and will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation all engineering activities including general maintenance, corrective, preventive and planned maintenance of all MEP and HVAC systems. 


  • Assist in the coordination and operation of the Museum’s computerized maintenance management program (CMMP)
  • Oversee Engineers' scheduling, project assignments and appropriate coverage
  • Work closely with exhibition staff on lighting schedule shade scheduling
  • Assist with creating and improving the services provided by the Facilities Department 
  • Support the Director of Engineering in accomplishing capital project activities and provide overall leadership over day-today Engineering activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Business Administration, Facility Management, Engineering or related fields
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Engineering Management, Facilities Operation Management or; Project Management
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that will foster effective working relationship with all department staff
  • Must be familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices and procedures; experience with technical skills, knowledge and judgment to plan and accomplish department goals
  • Work closely and cooperatively with the Director of Engineering and the Chief Facilities Officer in leading and developing the skill set of Engineering Staff.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation range of $95,000 - $145,000
  • 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

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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