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Posted: 09/28/2015

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Facilities Division

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was created in the 1910s as the winter estate of American businessman James Deering. Today, Vizcaya is an accredited museum and a National Historic Landmark. Vizcaya consists of a main house, formal gardens and a support village on 50 acres of land overlooking Biscayne Bay and near downtown Miami, FL.

Vizcaya Director of Museum Facilities
Professional Opportunity
Miami, FL
$87,265 - $137,195

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an accredited museum and a National Historic Landmark on Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL, seeks a full-time Director of Museum Facilities (known internally as Deputy Director for Facilities), a member of the museums senior management team. The Director of Museum Facilities will plan and oversee all capital and facilities maintenance initiatives, directly supervising the Capital Projects Manager, Historic Facilities Chief/Maintenance Supervisor, and the Capital Projects Analyst and indirectly supervising other maintenance section personnel. Capital projects at the 100-year-old, 50-acre site include ongoing restoration of Vizcayas main house, gardens, grounds, and the Vizcaya village, including oversight of the museums bond-funded capital program with approximately $20 million available. The Director of Museum Facilities will oversee updates and implementation of the master plan for the entire Vizcaya site, and collaborate with other staff members and governance volunteers to plan, prioritize and sequence capital improvements. The Director of Museum Facilities will also prepare and update Vizcayas capital budget, ensure monitoring systems for capital projects are maintained, and prepare reports and make related presentations as required. In addition, the Director of Museum Facilities will plan and provide direct oversight of Vizcayas facilities maintenance operations, coordinating all facility repairs, custodial maintenance and logistical support. In this capacity, the Director of Museum Facilities will play a leadership role in Vizcayas Preservation and Maintenance Task Force, bringing together staff from capital projects, maintenance, horticulture, curatorial, and conservation functions to plan ongoing initiatives.





Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Historic Preservation, Engineering, Architectural History, or related degree. Four years of management of capital projects and facilities maintenance are required.  Experience at a historic site and/or museum is highly preferred. Excellent management and communication skills are preferred.

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How to apply
All applications must be submitted via Miami-Dade County to be eligible. Visit: Apply: http://www.miamidade.gov/humanresources/jobs.asp Search for "Vizcaya" positions and apply to Job Number 36404. Hiring decisions are contingent upon the results of a physical examination, including alcohol/drug screening and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/D/Veterans Preference.

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