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Posted: 09/15/2015

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya was created as James Deering’s subtropical winter home in the 1910s and today it is a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum.

Historic Facilities Maintenance Chief
JO 36128
Professional Opportunity
Miami, FL






The Historic Facilities Maintenance Chief is integral in the stewardship of this National Historic Landmark. The Historic Facilities Maintenance Chief is responsible for guiding the maintenance of this historic 50 acre facility and provides support for many aspects of this multifaceted operation including all meetings, programs, rentals and events.


Supervisory Responsibility


This is a Supervisory position which directly over sees the Historic Facilities Maintenance Assistant Chief and guides the development of and work performed in the maintenance section.


Essential Functions


Vizcayas Historic Facilities Maintenance Chief works closely with the Deputy Director for Museum Facilities to evaluate and ensure efficient operations for all of Vizcaya maintenance resources including but not limited to: maintenance section budget, maintenance and custodial staff, historic structures, mechanical systems, utilities, equipment and supplies, commodity & service vendors, and infrastructure. Coordination and collaboration within the Facilities Division and Maintenance Section as well as throughout the organization and with outside vendors is a key function which this position performs.


Competency or position requirements


  • Must possess a thorough working knowledge of the following building trades and equipment: electrical, plumbing, boilers & HVAC, Carpentry, masonry, plaster and painting & finishes.

  • Responsible for evaluating and managing a holistic preventative and cyclical maintenance plan that ensures optimal stewardship of Vizcayas historic resources.

  • Works with Deputy Director for Museum Facilities, Conservator and Archivist to develop procedures for documentation and ensures implementation of these procedures for all maintenance related activities.


  • Works extensively with computers including but not limited to: creating vendor bid request packages and preparing written materials (e.g. repair status, activity logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.


  • Obtains quotes and arranges for services of outside vendors for all necessary functions.

  • Works with outside vendors to complete maintenance and repairs as necessary.

  • Maintains all required inspections and operating permits required by Local and State Governments.

  • Ability to understand plans, sketches, and construction drawings.

  • Assist Deputy Director for Museum Facilities with planning of office and storage relocation, exhibition fabrication and dismantling and events/rentals & meetings as needed.

  • Participates in meetings, workshops, trainings, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

  • Must have considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to maintenance and construction work.

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How to apply
Applicants must apply through Miami Dade County's website for consideration and reference Job Opening 36128.

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