Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
August 15, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Facilities Manager


Position Concept
The Facilities Manager is responsible for the oversight of all physical operations for Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). The Manager must demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills necessary for regular contact with professional peers, staff, patrons, contractors and city officials. The Manager works collaboratively to develop and implement all site policies, procedures, programs and systems. This position also requires that the Manager work with the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Venue Operations to develop long and short-range maintenance planning.

The Facilities Manager is responsible for supervising the Associate Maintenance Technician and cleaning staff, including the assignment of work and follow through on the completion of work, routine inspection of common areas, scheduling of special projects, coordinating event needs, performing preventive maintenance work orders and scheduling these repairs. This individual must show exceptional maturity and leadership and an ability to effectively communicate and follow the mission of BCA and the policies of the President and Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and complete work order requests from. This includes ensuring that all maintenance and cleaning in the building and grounds is completed. Completion of work orders involves lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, pushing, and pulling.
  • Keep accurate records for work performed and equipment purchased for the property utilizing the Yardi maintenance system.
  • Fulfill and coordinate emergency on-call responsibilities. Must have a current valid driver’s license and have a reliable method of transportation to respond to such emergencies.
  • Provide technical support to BCA staff and contractors.
  • Maintain records of utility usage and investigate any inconsistencies in usage. Make energy saving recommendations whenever necessary.
  • Maintain inventory of all maintenance equipment and parts belonging to the property.
  • Perform seasonal grounds work that includes raking, sweeping, shoveling and trimming. Tasks involve lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ensure safe maintenance of all public spaces.
  • Attend meetings and serve on teams, as assigned.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Significant professional experience related to position tasks required; Associate’s degree or related experience preferred.

Related Experience
The successful candidate will have: ability to work independently and creatively; basic skills in painting, carpentry, HVAC, electrical and plumbing; familiarity with construction practices and laws governing the construction, maintenance, and repair of historic and public buildings; strong oral and written communication skills; experience managing a staff; experience working in a collaborative environment; ability to multi-task successfully; experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite; excellent organizational skills; and an ability to maintain the highest professional ethics at all times.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop; use hands to operate objects, tools, and/or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl; talk and/or hear; taste and/or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must have ability to work in outdoor and indoor work environments.
How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV and the names of three (3) relevant references, electronic submissions preferred, to:

Kristi Keefe, Chief Operating Officer
Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant.


Boston Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BCA prohibits discrimination based upon an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Apply by:
August 30, 2019
Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package is available to all full-time employees.
About this Organization:
Boston Center for the Arts is an historic nonprofit performing and visual arts complex that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new work; builds new audiences and connects art to community.

BCA is located in Boston's South End, the largest landmark district in the United States. BCA is a four acre complex that includes: The Cyclorama, built in 1884 to display a panorama painting, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 23,000 square foot Cyclorama rotunda is now the site of exhibitions, performances and community events and houses the Community Music Center of Boston, the Art Connection, the Boston Ballet Costume Shop, three small theaters and a rehearsal studio. The Tremont Estates Building, originally an organ factory built in 1850, now houses over 50 artist studios, the Mills Gallery, two rehearsal spaces and Banyan Bar + Refuge. Boston Ballet's headquarters, a 1991 building designed by noted architect Graham Gund, houses rehearsal and administrative spaces, and a ballet school. For more information, please visit,