Job Posting 

Job Title: Facility Manager


Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas


The Facilities Manager plans, organizes, supervises, coordinates and controls the activities of the museum operations and maintenance functions which are necessary in maintaining the physical structures, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, utility systems, and grounds of the museum.  The Facilities Manager will also be responsible proposing capital improvements and a long term maintenance plan.  H/She will also manage the facilities team.  This is an essential position for the museum.



  • Maintain the aesthetics of a major architectural masterpiece by Philip Johnson
  • Responsible for directing the hiring, training and motivational activities of the facility staff
  • Conducts and approves all performance evaluations of facilities staff
  • Works with Head of Facilities to prepare department operating budgets on an annual basis and monitors areas of responsibility for compliance within current budget.
  • Directly involved in the development of capital budgets for the museum, including contributions towards five to ten-year plan of maintenance, facility improvements and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Ensures that facility staff consistently provide positive and prompt response to requests from departments 
  • Prepares and delivers consolidated reporting and reviews of all budgets, financial reports, contracts, expenditures and purchase orders related to the facility.
  • Provides regular meetings and other forms of communications with reporting personnel and other affected staff members to ensure all operational and departmental issues are addressed.
  • Participates in learning opportunities and continuing education programs to expand knowledge of professional discipline.
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance, maintenance and repair of all museum facilities and grounds.
  • Maintain and oversee central plant operation including chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, mechanical rooms (HVAC) equipment and systems; schedule preventive maintenance and repairs as needed. Maintain service and vendor records and supervise vendors for contracted work and supplies.
  • Follow approved Purchasing Guidelines for bids and purchases. Maintain control over inventory. Assist with budget preparation. Maintain bids, contracts, and service records in an organized accessible filing system.
  • Maintain clean work areas and follow all safety rules and regulations; use all required safety equipment and protective items as prescribed.
  • Operate equipment such as battery charger, lift truck, scissor lift, loading dock lifts; complete necessary certification classes as requested.
  • Maintain 24-hour call for central plant emergency response. Perform weekly test of Metasys paging system.
  • Participate in ongoing training and education to stay abreast of facilities management/plant operation trends.
  • Perform job risk analysis for all operations involving hazards to personnel, art collection, equipment, or building infrastructure.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Facilities Staff

Skills and Requirements

  • Ability to make decisions on the repair and maintenance of all aspects of the facilities.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation, building restoration and repair.
  • Experience with hydronic heating and chilled water cooling systems preferred.
  • Familiarity with computerized building automation systems, Johnson Controls Metasys system preferred. Familiarity with MS Office and P.C. desktop applications. 
  • Sound knowledge of plumbing and electrical repair technique; experience with lift truck operation.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • Must be in good physical condition, able to stoop, lift, and move heavy objects up to 50 pounds. Job may require periods of walking and standing. Must be able to work in cramped or elevated areas, as well as from a ladder. 
  • Willingness to follow all museum safety and operational procedures and regulations (i.e. lockout/tag out procedure); experience with bids and contracts and supervision of contractors.
  • Satisfactory completion of post-offer physical exam and drug screen; uniform provided.

Key Characteristics/Traits

  • Strong leadership and effective communication skills; able to prioritize duties and make documented recommendations.
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and available for overtime work as needed. Attention to detail and follow-up. 
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of experience managing a museum environment/multiple buildings and/or property portfolio management or Ten (10) years of facility management experience
  • Experience with computerized systems
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets
  • CFM or FMA certification or other Engineering certification preferred
  • E.P.A. approved Refrigerant Handler Certification (Types I and II or Universal).
  • Position requires hours necessary to maintain environmental conditions in the facilities for the safety and protection of the art.
  • Must satisfactorily complete pre-employment drug and background screen. 
  • Valid Driver’s License

 To Apply

This position is open until filled. Qualified candidates should apply at

Amon Carter Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).