Posted: Feb 18, 2021

Facilities Manager

Salary: $58,240.00 Weekly
Application Deadline: N/A
Arts, Media, & Entertainment

 OVERVIEW: This position is with the Staten Island Children’s Museum (SICM), located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, in an NYC Park. This position is responsible for supervising and leading the team responsible for a variety of cleaning assignments, manual laboring tasks, maintenance of museum equipment and property, and ensuring systems are operating properly. Takes a hands-on role in ensuring the proper maintenance, repair, and cleaning of the museum's buildings and landscaping exterior perimeter, oversees and ensures all HVAC, Elevators, MEP, Security, Fire alarm systems are operating properly, and communicates with campus partners, vendors, and city agencies about systems related to building operations as well as other services mentioned below in the responsibilities section. 


1) Plant management: inspects facilities, building systems maintenance (wind turbine, HVAC, solar panel, structural trades), compliance (FDNY, DOB), and other building functions and performs maintenance and light repairs. 

2) Custodial and Building Services: routine and deep cleaning, trash removal, grounds keeping and landscaping, painting, room set up, changing light bulbs, stocking, and ordering supplies. 

3) Security: Building security coverage, including interaction with Snug Harbor Rangers.



Manages Museum Maintainer personnel responsible for cleaning and maintaining SICM facilities and grounds. Directs and manages workflow and evaluates staff. Assigns specific tasks and supporting their successful completion of those tasks through leadership by example. Proactively works with appropriate staff to prepare SICM for safe and clean use by the public and staff. Establishes clear processes, protocols, and systems for the cleanliness of SICM buildings and property and evaluates and provides clear and consistent feedback to staff and management. Arranges for the timely and cost-effective purchase of materials and services necessary for custodial and maintenance services. 

Conducts regular inspections of all Museum property, including all buildings, grounds, and outdoor structures; identify, document, and report items to be corrected or addressed; and lead efforts to correct or address all such items. Respond to building system issues or failures. Diagnose causes and supervise all activities required to restore proper operation. Manages operating checklists, and ensures all permits are up to date. When necessary solicits bids for contracts for the work to be done, as well as document and monitor the contracted work. 

Proactively partners with other departments to ensure that the Museum is consistently a safe environment, including adherence to: OSHA, workplace safety requirements, fire regulations, and visitor accessibility requirements (particularly with respect to ADA). 

Respond to building security alerts, ensuring the proper response is undertaken as well as proper security system operation is maintained. 

Ensures that documentation of all work is accessible, legible, organized, and complete so that future maintenance and repair can be executed efficiently. Working with other members of management, maintains a calendar/schedule of staff availability and commitments looking ahead four weeks, to help with the proper allocation of staff resources. Maintain the library of building maintenance and operations manuals, reference documents, and spare parts. 

Communicates with Campus partners about campus-wide distribution systems of HVAC and MEP to ensure the proper operations of all SICM building systems. Ensures the maintenance and overall care of the facilities, exhibition galleries, offices, common area, and outdoor program spaces. Maintains consistent communication and good working relationship with museum colleagues and campus partners. Coordinate efforts with the colleagues, as needed, for room set up, installation of exhibitions, and delivery of supplies to departments. 


 Five years of progressive management experience in facilities management, preferably in a complex, agency, nonprofit, or corporate environment. 

 Candidates must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of maintenance and custodial equipment operation and methods of providing efficient and effective custodial services. 

 Knowledge of HVAC & MEP systems and ability to direct and converse technically regarding building systems. 

 Ability to manage and supervise a diverse workforce. 



Ability to work flexible and variable hours including weekends and evenings. 

Ability to respond quickly to urgent security, building service, and utility failures, including after hours and on weekends. 

Physical dexterity required to access remote spaces (roof, ceiling crawl spaces, etc.) as well as the ability to lift and move items of various weights and sizes. Interest in the visual arts and museum environments. 

Current New York State driver’s license and Certificate of Fitness F-85 

Fluency in the English language. 

COMPENSATION Full-time exempt position $58,240, excellent benefits and vacation time, including health, dental, and vision insurance. Additional benefits including pension and life insurance available with tenure. 

SCHEDULE Weekdays flexible must include weekends and evenings. 

How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume as 1 PDF to [email protected] with “[Your Last Name] – Visitor Services Supervisor” in the subject header. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by 02/28/2021 or before. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls for position inquiries, please. 

Staten Island Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SICM encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.