Job Description

Supervisor, Building Operations
Position Status Full time
Pay Range $44,647 - $58,041
Close Date 5/27/19
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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is looking for an inspirational leader who can guide a Building Operations Team to go above and beyond in their jobs. The maintenance and upkeep of this building is critical to our success. We are not able to open our doors without ensuring we have a safe and environmentally controlled museum for our guests, volunteers and employees. We need someone with the technical skills to support the Building Operations Team, and who is also capable of understanding what they are experiencing day by day as they try to support a building that has had multiple additions. This is a challenging job, but a rewarding job. The core of this team is good to the bone. If you are looking for a team, that will support you, we want you to apply.    


Essential duties:

  • Evaluates performance, and provides consultative guidance to the Technicians.
  • Makes recommendations and assessments to the Building Operations Manager on building systems and operations.
  • Provides customer service for internal clients on a variety of work requests.
  • Consults with contractors and provides assistance to other Museum Departments.
  • Performs diagnostic analysis, as needed, on complex building systems in support of technicians.
  • Assists in ordering supplies and control of inventory.
  • Ensures that safe work procedures are followed for all work performed in building.


Minimum qualifications/Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 years' supervisory experience required, or equivalent work as a lead.
  • 5 years’ building maintenance experience. Completion of technical coursework may be used for 2 years of the required experience. 
  • Working knowledge of state and local codes and requirements, as well as chemical, electrical, or mechanical theories related to specialty required. 
  • This position requires the ability to learn and effectively use a computerized maintenance management system. 
  • Current driver’s license and insurance required.
  • Evening/night/weekend and on-call work required.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.


Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to moderate noise (business office with computers and printers, light traffic) to loud noise (fans, boilers and chillers). Exposure to sufficient noise to cause the need to shout.
  • Ability to climb ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Ability to transport and climb ladders, and work from elevation.
  • Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling. Walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, up to 75% of time.
  • Ability to walk from one work site to another, and can cover distances of 5 miles per day in the complex.
  • Close visual acuity to work with machinery and tools, to do inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines.   
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Seasonal exposure to heat and cold is encountered when working outdoors. May be exposed to extreme heat (above 100 degrees) or cold (below 32 degrees) for periods of more than 1 hour.
  • Environmental hazardous conditions may be encountered working around machinery, electrical systems and chemicals. Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required.
  • Investigation of spaces that are not conditioned and may be confining. Ability to stoop, kneel or crawl to get into the space.
  • Exposure to sufficient noise to cause the need to shout to be heard above ambient noise level.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Able to talk with employees about difficult issues
  • Keeps multiple projects going, with an end goal in sight.
  • Someone who inspires people to excel.
  • Ability to communicate in writing and in person. Strong customer service.  
  • Experience with BAS and/or CMMS systems.
  • The most important – a Passion for nature and science!


Core values:

  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.


Application Instructions:


Please submit your resume by May 27, 2019.   Resumes will not be accepted after this time.


Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website



Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.


The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

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