Facilities Manager



The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) is North America’s only major institution devoted entirely to Russian art, history, and culture. It’s mission: Education, Enlightenment, and Engagement through the Art of Russia, serves over 30,000 people per year in its 23,000 square-foot building, open daily. Located in South Minneapolis, the museum occupies a beautifully renovated Spanish missionary-style church, redesigned by Architect Julie Snow.

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the general maintenance of the TMORA building. Under the Director’s supervision, the Facilities Manager is responsible for:

  • Managing the physical condition and operation of the building, including the ongoing upkeep and repair of TMORA facilities
  • Keeping assigned building interiors clean and orderly; performing a variety of custodial and building maintenance duties as necessary.
  • Assisting with the preparation of special events and exhibitions at the Museum.


  • Manages building operations systems and acts as a liaison to TMORA’s building services vendors, including security and testing of alarm system, fire detection/suppression system, HVAC and mechanical systems, Energy management systems and controls, lighting and lighting management system, elevators, plumbing, electrical, irrigation system, building repair and improvement, custodial services and security operations.
  • Reviews and evaluates current operating procedures and establishes priorities in keeping with effective operations and cost factors; maintains vendor schedule for TMORA and sets deadlines to ensure completion of services with vendors; is responsible for filing the necessary certifications with state and local regulatory agencies.
  • Monitors the facilities and performs daily routine physical patrols of facility and external grounds; reports any repairs/issues to supervisor;
  • Confers with specialists to recommend operating methods and equipment to maximize cost savings, service quality and safety; ensures building supplies are ordered and stocked.
  • Maintains the external grounds of the building; including lawn mowing, weeding, watering potted plants, and snow removal.
  • Maintains the interior of the building and is responsible for supervising the work of the custodian/cleaning crew; replenishes supplies; maintains inventory of equipment; cleans and maintains equipment and material used in work; performs a variety of building maintenance tasks including moving furniture and equipment, managing off-site storage, coordinating the movement and storage of oversized and off-site materials and equipment (including truck rental & driving); replacing lights and air filters, assembling shelving, performing minor repairs, caulking and painting as required and other similar duties as assigned.
  • Participates in the handling of first aid emergency situations, as well as evacuations and assisting staff during emergencies.

Performs other maintenance duties as assigned.

  • In relation to the museum’s exhibition and collection activities, monitors building environmental controls and set-up trend logs to generate reports as necessary; moves gallery baffle walls; lights artworks, patches and paints walls, assists with basic carpentry, fabrication, and installation of Museum exhibitions, including the hanging of exterior and interior banners, and other tasks as may be assigned; oversees incoming and outgoing art shipments.
  • In relation to programming, assists with the preparation and implementation of special events by coordinating set-up and teardown of the gallery spaces for special events, including tables/chairs and all audio/visual equipment and lighting required; monitors the gallery spaces and building during special events to ensure safety and security at all times.

Given the above, this position is on-call to deal with any situation or emergency that may arise in connection with the facilities and responsibilities of the job.

This position is exempt under federal regulations, with the Facilities Manager responsible for all of the above duties and other tasks as assigned by the Director as part of the standard work week related to this position.

Qualifications: 2+ years of experience in facilities management, Special Engineer Boiler License, at least two years of post-secondary education; valid driver’s license, basic computer skills. Experience in a museum or art center facilities management preferred.

Pay range: $43,000–$47,000

Benefits eligible

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,000.00 to $47,000.00 /year


art museum work: 1 year (Preferred)
Facilities Management: 2 years (Required)


Associate (Preferred)


Boiler License (Required)
Driver's License (Required)

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Jan 2nd 2019

Opportunity Closes

Tuesday, Apr 2nd 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists