Deputy Director, Facilities and Operations
Department: Facilities & Operations
Status: Full Time
The world-class Museum of Science and Industry is seeking an individual that will assist the Director of Facilities and Operations with the day-to-day management and oversight of general Museum operations and the Facilities and Operations Department, which includes the following groups: Facilities, Life/Safety and Security, Construction Management, Contract Janitorial Services, Contract Protective Services, Contract Pest Management Services and Contract Parking Garage Management.
This position oversees the functioning of building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, elevators, parking garage operations, and maintenance of buildings and grounds. These operations are performed by Museum staff and contractors. In addition, the Deputy Director will oversee contractors responsible for facility renovation projects entailing HVAC, electrical systems, and building infrastructure upgrades and renovations.
In the absence of the Director, the Deputy Director is the point of contact for external agencies (includes but not limited to: police, fire, Water Management, Streets and Sanitation, etc.)
Position is responsible for assisting the Director in coordinating all operational aspects of the Museum in a manner that provides a world-class experience for its guests while protecting the Museum from liability and maintaining and improves the Museum’s value. The position will oversee a staff and contractors responsible for providing a wide range of facility operations and life safety needs. The Deputy Director provides short- and long-range planning and fiscal management data related to facility operation, capital projects, and program administration. This includes administrative functions such as budget, record keeping, payroll, risk management, accident reports, program review, reviewing and updating policies and procedures, equipment selection, and inventory control.
This position will assist with the following:
- Develop annual operating budgets including vendor contract renewal and utility purchases.
- Develop multi-year capital improvement plans.
- Review and approve all facility invoices.
- Implement preventive and predictive maintenance and repair programs.
- Develop Requests for Proposals (RFP), select vendors for various contracted services, and monitor performance per the contractual agreements.
- Develop and implement comprehensive and effective employee and guest safety and loss control programs.
- Develop and implement project management processes and procedures that support the operations and constructions needs of the Museum, including but not limited to the following functional areas:
—Exhibit Space Prep project management
—Large Capital Improvement project management
—Office and Floor Space Planning
—Construction project management
—Space utilization policy development and compliance
—Furniture, Fixture and Equipment procurement coordination.
- Identify process/procedural improvements that will lead to greater efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and design and implement necessary modifications necessary to effect these changes.
- Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
- Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
- Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
The Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science centers in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive science experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else to Live Science Experiences that make you the scientist — a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), MSI offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to the Museum’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you.
The Museum of Science and Industry is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
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