Museum Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Museum Maintenance Supervisor

Reports To: Senior Manager of Exhibit Maintenance

Schedule: Saturday-Wednesday

Pay Rate: $26/hour

Job Summary

The Museum Maintenance Supervisor is a high energy, fast-paced problem solver comfortable in a workshop and a public setting. Under the Senior Manager of Exhibit Maintenance, the Museum Maintenance Supervisor will maintain and/or rebuild existing exhibits and assist as needed with facility maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • In collaboration and support to the Senior Manager of Exhibit Maintenance and Facilities Director, serve as the primary point of contact for Exhibit and Facility Maintenance during the museum’s weekend experience.
  • Supervise Exhibit Maintenance Technicians; in partnership with the Senior Manager of Exhibit Maintenance, set team schedules, assign task priorities, and maintain an inclusive team-first culture.
  • Work with external contractors and service providers as needed.
  • Focus on documentation and preventative maintenance for exhibit and facility repairs.
  • Use design drawings, schematics, and specifications, to maintain and improve all finished exhibits and various aspects of the facility.
  • Advise Senior Manager of Exhibit Maintenance of developing faults in existing exhibits and recommend design changes or construction changes to improve durability and user safety.
  • Assist in fabrication and coordination of material acquisition.
  • Interface with Guest Service team members to respond to exhibit and facility needs reported from staff or customers; either electronically through a trouble ticket system, or verbally.
  • Emphasis a safety conscience approach to shop work, tool use, and repairs or modifications.
  • Research technology to improve exhibit function and performance as needed, while aligning with organizational budget objectives.

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.): Often
  • Required to exert physical effort in handing objects more than 30 pounds: Often
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.): Often
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes, or similar elements: Often
  • Normal setting for this job is: workshop, public facing museum exhibits, and office.

Job Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two or more years post high school tech or trade-orientated training (preferred)
  • Experience supervising employees in a team setting (preferred)
  • Previous experience in a museum or public attraction organization (preferred)
  • Previous experience in a facility maintenance/support role
  • Electrical circuit design, documentation, and diagnostics
  • Experience reading building/electrical blueprints
  • CAD design (Fusion 360, AutoDesk, etc.) (preferred)
  • Experience in Raspberry Pi (Python) integration and should be familiar with the Arduino ecosystem (preferred)
  • Experience with custom-building and troubleshooting custom installations

Other Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities

  • Machining experience with various materials (plastic, wood, metals).
  • Willingness to learn in a collaborative, custom-built environment.
  • Extensive power tool experience, electrical multimeter knowledge.
  • Experience with CMMS Software platform.
  • General working knowledge of accepted museum/gallery standards is preferred.
  • Experience in Raspberry Pi integration and should be familiar with the Arduino ecosystem.
  • Excellent communication skills, and a proactive approach to duties and responsibilities.
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