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Facility and Security Manager

Post Date: September 13, 2022
  • Organization Name: Connecticut Historical Society
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  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Contact Email Address: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone Number:
  • Deadline: September 23, 2022
  • Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
  • Department: Administration

The Facility & Security Manager is responsible for managing the security, maintenance and physical upkeep of the Connecticut Historical Society.  This part-time position manages Building & Grounds Manager and other contracted staff to secure and oversee ongoing maintenance functions such as contracted services, housekeeping, security and public safety.  He/she is a member of the Administration Department and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Building and Grounds staff; plans and directs work, manages schedules and performance.
  • Manage various contractors from initial contact to completion, and monitor their performance; negotiate favorable terms with contractors and suppliers; schedule work to ensure minimum disruption to core activities.
  • Monitor and assist in the maintenance of the CHS facility and grounds including, but not limited to: roofs, drainage, mechanical, environmental, electrical, fire and security systems, as well as housekeeping using a combination of hands-on activity and vendor services.
  • Coordinate and manage various capital improvement projects as they may arise from time-to-time, including space renovations, roofing repairs/replacements, HVAC enhancements, grounds keeping initiatives, and security system improvements.
  • Propose and manage budget and make purchase recommendations to achieve the objectives of these functions.
  • Manage and maintain Housekeeping & Maintenance schedules.
  • Supervise contracted janitorial staff, schedule cleaning service back-up or perform duties in their absence.
  • Manage the security function by monitoring all security cameras and responding as needed to incidents and emergencies posing a threat to staff and public safety; provide onsite security as needed and train volunteers and/or contracted security staff for weekends, events, and time off coverage. This position is on the “call list” maintained by security and environmental alarm central station(s).
  • Maintain a keen awareness of the CHS buildings and grounds with an eye out for unusual activity anywhere on the property, manage same, and contact appropriate services and or CHS management.
  • Implement and manage organizational moves and associated renovations.
  • Help ensure that the premises meets health and safety requirements and that the facility is in compliance with regulations. Oversees ensuring the property is free of trash and debris.
  • Manage contracted seasonal grounds and garden care including weeding, watering, pruning and snow removal.
  • Respond to emergencies during and after work hours, taking appropriate action including calling contractors, law enforcement and notifying applicable CHS management and staff.
  • As needed, assist the Building & Grounds Manager with room set-up and take down needs for meetings, facility rentals, programs and events as required.
  • As needed, assist Building and Grounds staff in performing routine periodic maintenance such as light carpentry, plumbing, and painting.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • Prior staff management a strong plus
  • Good moral character, mature judgment, and a strong sense of responsibility
  • High school degree or equivalent required, some college preferred
  • 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience required. Knowledge of museums or historic buildings a plus
  • Positive interpersonal style and skills for working well with a wide range of people
  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to manage a varied and sometimes heavy workload
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making ability essential
  • Strong management skills; supervisory experience preferred
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy with knowledge of email communication system
  • Technical understanding of building systems, including, but not limited to HVAC equipment and controls and modern security systems
  • Physically fit, strong enough to lift 50 pounds; ability to perform physical labor
  • Work from a ladder
  • Bilingual, Spanish-English a plus
  • Must be able and available to work extra hours and a flexible schedule; some weekend work required and in case of emergency
  • Reliable transportation and mobile phone required.


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Part time, 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Specific daily hours as agreed upon.

$27.00 – $30.00 per hour

Eligible for employer and employee contributions to 403(b) plan and paid vacation and sick days.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until position is filled. Final candidate subject to background and reference check.

How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, [email protected], by September 23, 2022.

CHS is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

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