Managing building operations for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (CCVA), a unique architectural landmark in North America, and other buildings as assigned. The portfolio includes diverse and complex buildings containing art studios, public art galleries, offices, woodshop, public bookshop, a public cinema program, and film archives. Plans and manages projects, maintenance and repairs. Collaborates with various Harvard groups such as Facilities Maintenance and Engineering and Utilities. Initiates and oversees scheduling and implementation of all building contracts with vendors and service providers. Develops and implements preventative maintenance program and improvements for complex HVAC DDC systems and controls. Schedules preventative maintenance and monitors mechanical equipment. Coordinates inspections. Supervises contract work performed by outside vendors working in and around the building. Manages projects from bidding process through completion of work, including developing and managing project budgets. Works with department staff and faculty and visiting artists on art installations in collaboration with Exhibitions staff, planning for special events and dealing with specialized climate issues. Collaborates with staff and faculty to develop best practices, location and policies for fabrication. Supports art-specific facility related projects and events such as exhibit installations and multiple weekly film screenings. Manages facilities technicians and oversees janitorial services. Is steward for a building of major historical importance, and makes work decisions in collaboration with various entities, within VES and Office of Physical Resources, to ensure the architecturally appropriate solutions.
Works closely with FAS Operations & project teams to design, plan, and implement renovations and mechanical equipment replacement as needed, maintain the energy management system, maintain card access, key distribution and telecommunications requests and installations. Maintains energy conservation objectives and savings in cooperation with the Office for Sustainability and the University's energy savings guidelines. Develops and schedules security systems (guards and electronic doors) and makes changes as necessary. Interacts broadly and diplomatically with faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public visiting exhibitions, film screenings, and public events. Works with the Director of Administration and with the FAS Office of Physical Resources to develop the CCVA facilities annual budget. Ensures life safety; security; and maintains aesthetics of the building's interior, exterior and grounds. The Building Manager provides a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and the public community. On-call for building emergencies.
During emergency situations and severe inclement weather this position is designated as essential and critical to the operations of the FAS.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Advanced education and/or technical training beyond High School. 3+ years of facilities management experience.
Excellent communication skills; ability to assess needs, set priorities, and deal with stressful situations diplomatically. Experience working in an environment serving the public. Computer skills necessary, including proficiency with email, MS word, excel, work order systems, daily maintenance, invoice processing and budget management. Ability to read and understand technical, managerial, policy, and related data. Perform daily physical activities including walking to and from various buildings, climbing multiple sets of stairs to inspect the physical condition of the building. Experience managing technically sophisticated or art facilities strongly preferred. Interest in art and architecture a plus
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46034BR
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