Facilities Coordinator

The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
St. Louis facilities are maintained with high standards for safety, appearance, and cleanliness.
This position reports to the Deputy Director.

 Responsibilities:

Systems Operations:

  •  Monitor and maintain HVAC, elevator, plumbing, drains, security and fire equipment, kitchen equipment, and inventory of related consumables (filters, salt for water softener, etc.)
  • Maintain daily, weekly, monthly, annual preventative maintenance schedules
  • Ensure compliance with applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures 
  • Schedule system repairs and annual preventative maintenance and inspections 
  • Recommend appropriate upgrades of equipment or facilities

Maintenance and Repairs:

  •  Maintain interior and exterior appearance of building 
  • Perform building repairs, including basic carpentry and painting
  • Repair and replace interior, exterior, and emergency lighting
  • Ensure that tools, equipment, furniture, and supplies are organized and in good working order
  • Maintain appearance of sidewalks, courtyard, receiving dock, and exterior of building 
  • Reseal concrete and power wash mesh
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment

Custodial Services:

  •  Schedule and supervise contracted cleaning services, trash and recycling services, door mat delivery, snow removal services, pest control, and other vendors
  • Ensure that all doors, aisles, stairs, exits, and walkways are clear of obstacles 

Special Projects :

  •  Assist with coordination and execution of special projects needed for exhibitions and special events
  •  Assist with the execution of exhibition projects ahead of new exhibition season
  • Assist Preparators as needed
  • Assist Deputy Director and Registrar with internal training for staff, including, but not limited to, security, building safety, etc.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent organization skills; ability to coordinate projects and manage multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously; ability to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; excellent time management, problem-prevention, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to represent CAM with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to CAM policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner
  • Create, and maintain, multiple external vendor relationships 
  • Dependability under both supervised and unsupervised conditions 

Qualifications: 

  • Appropriate experience and/or bachelor’s degree; applicable vocational training preferred 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to lift a maximum weight of up to 75lbs
  • Proficiency in the use of hand and power tools such as hammer, electric drill, saws, etc. 
  • General carpentry and painting skills required 
  • Able to climb ladders and operate scissor lift
  • Familiarity with, or certified, forklift operations
  • Proficiency in using computer programs, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Workspace
  • Familiarity with building operating systems (HVAC, monitoring software, etc.)
  • Bidding process knowledge 
  • Knowledge of a museum or visual arts organization a plus

Compensation & Work Schedule:

This is a part-time position. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The pay range for this position is $25-30 an hour. 

The work schedule includes some evening work depending on building needs and events hosted at CAM. Expected weekly hours can range from 24-35 hours.

Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter and resume to work@camstl.org with the subject line “Facilities Coordinator.” Applications will be acknowledged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but priority will be given to candidates who submit by December 19, 2022.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, artists, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds. DEAI values will guide and impact all the decisions the museum makes, both internal and external, so that we are choosing a path toward ongoing transformation.

We embolden ourselves to carry out these values by:

acknowledging our place in and actively working against our national problem of systemic racism and white supremacy;

  • ensuring that underrepresented voices are included and heard;
  • seeking out and building partnerships that represent our DEAI values;
  • continuing to be a free gathering space and an open forum for ideas.

We enthusiastically take on the work of change. To remain true to these core values, we will hold ourselves accountable through a perpetual process of reflection and responsive action.

About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Founded by civic and cultural leaders in 1980, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis transformed from a small gallery into an internationally-recognized arts institution, now permanently housed in a 27,000-square foot building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil. Flexible, open, and inviting, the building reflects the organization’s values, and supports a dynamic range of exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities. CAM is the only museum in the St. Louis region solely dedicated to contemporary art and one of the preeminent non-collecting institutions of its kind in the United States. We are a site for discovery, a welcoming space, free and open to all.

Learn more at camstl.org.

CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status.