The Director of Facilities & Safety is responsible for the effective management and maintenance of the Museum’s buildings and building systems, including the Conservation Lab and Collections Research Center, and internal and external Museum event production functions. The position creates a safe and secure physical environment for Museum staff, volunteers, visitors and collections. The position also collaborates in the successful implementation of the Museum’s wide variety of programs, events, and exhibits, and ensures that the physical environment reflects the Museum’s mission, vision, and visitor-centered philosophy of being a museum, garden, and gathering place for the community. The position facilitates capital improvements and major facilities projects, including construction, renovations, and upgrades. The position is the main point of contact for the City of Oakland’s Public Works department for major repairs and capital improvements.
This position leads a five-person team that directly manages the Museum’s buildings, gardens and living collections, overall safety, and external and internal events operations functions. The Museum’s buildings are primarily owned by the City of Oakland and its main campus location is a historic concrete structure in the brutalist architectural style, completed in 1969.