Assistant Director of Building and Grounds

This position is responsible for development and implementation of all activities and tasks related to facility support and security at Bishop Museum. Areas of responsibility include direct supervision of the ground keeping staff, security department staff, housekeeping staff and facility maintenance and support staff. Grounds keeping management includes development and implementation of plans to maintain and enhance safe and aesthetically attractive facilities. Security management includes directing security operations to ensure the Museum’s buildings and its contents and personnel are safe and secure from fire, theft and other hazards. Facilities support management includes proactive maintenance of the Museum’s buildings, fixtures, motor pool and ancillary operations.  


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Under the direction of senior management, develops and implements the operational goals and objectives for the Building & Grounds department to ensure effective program planning in care, maintenance, and improvement of the Museum campus. 

  • Responsible for establishing and regularly reviewing standards of operations for general upkeep and preventative maintenance repair programs for buildings and fixtures (including utilities), grounds, and Museum equipment. 

  • Plans and schedules work assignments of department supervisors and staff and reviews performance according to prescribed verbal and/ or written instructions. 

  • Contracts and works with architects, engineers, contractors, consultants, suppliers and vendors to address the maintenance and improvement of the Museum facilities.  

  • Oversees work of contractors to ensure compliance with budget, contract standards and timely completion of projects.  

  • Provides planning and support services to other Museum departments including but not limited to Exhibits, Visitor Services, Membership, Special Events and Education to assist in achievement of the Museum’s goals and objectives.  

  • Develops and directly oversees effective safety and security control plans, policies, procedures and systems within established parameters and consistent with Museum goals and objectives. 

  • Proactively keeps apprised of programs and activities across the Museum to coordinate appropriate B & G staff coverage and resource allocation to match needs. 

  • Develops, implements and reviews security policy related to the maintenance and control of facility access by staff and other individuals, including keys and security system controls.  


  • Minimum of five years of experience in overseeing and directing building and grounds maintenance  

  • Preferred minimum five years’ experience in all aspects related to overseeing and directing a security department. Experience with security related to the general public and/ or collections management highly desirable.  

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in field of experience, required. 

  • Computer requirements including knowledge and application in email, and Microsoft Office suite of products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 

  • Experience with reviewing building plans and schematic drawings and plans. 

Other Requirements 

  • Highly energetic with strong verbal communication skills with an ability to interact with individuals at all levels. 

  • Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving related to facility maintenance and repair. 

  • Highly organized with ability to meet tight deadlines and to work on multiple projects simultaneously. 

  • Flexibility to work some weekday evenings and weekends as needed. 

  • Professional and appropriate dress for the job at hand (office, laboratory, field)  

  • Good attendance 

  • Detail-oriented  

  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines 

  • Desire to learn and work hard 

Direct Reports 


Facilities Manager 

Security Lieutenants 


Employment Type: Temporary

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