Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Employment Opportunity with Dumbarton House

Position Announcement:  Facilities Manager                                                        
Dumbarton House, 200-year old historic site in Georgetown and headquarters for The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, seeks a full-time Facilities Manager to serve as the primary maintenance staff person, and manage the security and maintenance systems of the historic house museum, offices, and 1.2 acre landscaped grounds.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
·        Coordinate site security
·        Manage site maintenance
·        Manage grounds care
·        Program/meeting setup
Full-time, non-exempt, position. 35 hours a week, typically 7:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday.  Periodic evening & weekend hours required.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes 100% employer-paid individual health insurance; life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal leave; and access to retirement accounts, professional development opportunities, and tuition reimbursement.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of HVAC, electrical, & plumbing systems, and fire, security, ADA requirements
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to respond to alarms and emergency security & maintenance needs outside of regularly scheduled shifts, arriving to site within 10-15 minutes if required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Ability to lift and transfer a minimum of 50 pounds, climb ladders, and maneuver through a 200 year-old building via 4 flights of stairs
  • Ability to use private vehicle to transport supplies periodically
  • Ability to organize & prioritize work, maintain orderly assigned individual workspace, and meet deadlines
  • Experience with/enthusiasm for working at a historic site and maintaining preservation standards
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English
  • Ability to pass complete background check
To Apply:
Please send cover letter & resume to KarenDaly@DumbartonHouse.org or fax to 202-337-0348.  No phone calls please.

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