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Facility & Security Manager

Post Date: October 24, 2021
  • Organization Name: Connecticut Historical Society
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  • Job Type: Part-time, 20 hours per week
  • Contact Email Address: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone Number: (860) 236-5621 x244
  • Deadline: November 10, 2021
  • Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
  • Department: Administration
  • Classification: Non-exempt

General Description: 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.

Duties 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.

Compensation: High $20s/hour

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

Schedule: Part time, 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Scheduled hours morning or afternoon as agreed upon.

How to apply:  Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, [email protected], by September 22, 2021.

CHS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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