Facilities Manager

Company Name: 

KidsQuest Children's Museum


1116 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Contact Name: 

Sarah Spencer





Job Description: 

KQCM seeks a positive, team-oriented, technically skilled person to maintain exhibits and facilities

Job status: Full Time, Salaried
Position reports to: Director of Visitor Experience
Starting Salary: $45,000-$65,000
Work week: Monday-Friday. On-call for emergencies.
Benefits: PTO; Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance; 401k


The Exhibit & Facilities Technician ensures that all exhibit components and environments are clean, safe, in good working order, well cared for and repaired in a safe, timely, and aesthetically functional way. The Exhibits and Facilities Manager responds to daily cleaning and maintenance needs of exhibits and the museum grounds. This is a physically active role that requires a combination of technical expertise in woodworking, painting, electro-mechanical systems, metalwork, artistry, and general fabrication. Good communication, problem solving, multitasking, judgment, patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor are essential in this role. The Exhibit & Facilities Technician supports building operations, coordinates the maintenance of technical and janitorial contractors, and works closely with all administrative departments to address satisfaction issues and personify a cohesive organizational voice.


Responsibilities and Duties:

· Daily safety and cleanliness checks, making needed repairs, upkeep and cleaning of exhibits, building, and grounds before the museum opens to the public using professional techniques

· Develops and maintains a regimen of daily, weekly, and monthly exhibit upkeep including but not limited to cleaning various surfaces and components, ordering and replacement of worn parts for exhibits and equipment, and recommending appropriate equipment purchases and maintenance as necessary

· Works within an established exhibit and facility budget

· Meets with Visitor Experience and Education Teams regularly to evaluate exhibits and plans, and initiates exhibit improvement and upgrades

· Keeps staff informed of maintenance scheduling changes and exhibit closures or repairs that impact the public

· Maintains a current and continuous inventory of departmental maintenance equipment

· Schedules and coordinates janitorial, waste management, HVAC, landscaping, equipment inspection, large scale annual cleaning efforts with staff, and exhibit installation and de-installation

· Must be able to troubleshoot HVAC, plumbing, lighting, electrical, mechanical, alarm, and elevator systems

· Be knowledgeable of best practices and emergency plans

· Perform other related duties as assigned



· Proficiency with basic hand and power tools

· 3-5 years of experience in woodworking, carpentry, electro-mechanical systems, and metalwork

· Ability to diagnose, problem solve, service, and repair various equipment

· Knowledgeable of various materials and mixed media fabrication techniques

· Strong organizational skills; ability to schedule appointments with multiple maintenance contractors

· Demonstrated ability to communicate and relate effectively to a wide variety of individuals

· Responsive to phone calls, texts, and emails

· Ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams to solve problems creatively

· Ability to stand for extended periods of time, lift and transport 50 lbs, climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity

· HVAC experience preferred

· Knowledge of design software such as SketchUp

· Demonstrated safety in the workplace; knowledge of OSHA practices

· Thrive on working in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of job responsibilities and demands

· Friendly, outgoing personality and must enjoy working with young adults, children, and families in public spaces

· Occasional weekend and evening work required

· Experience working with children preferred

In order to serve the best interest of museum patrons, KQCM will:

· conduct a criminal background check on all prospective employees

· require proof of immunizations within thirty days of employment

· require certification in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED



To apply for this position please submit a resumé to: jobs@kidsquestmuseum.org

To find out more, please visit kidsquestmuseum.org

KidsQuest Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer and committed to workforce diversity and
encourages people of color and other minorities to apply

Our mission is to create learning through the power of play and exploration that connects children to their communities and the world.