Job Title: Facilities Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Classification Regular, Full-time

Wage Classification: Salaried, Exempt

Salary Range: 50,000 - 55,000


JOB SUMMARY

Lead, manage, staff, implement and maintain all physical aspects of Fleisher’s buildings, from cosmetic to structural issues. This includes supervising maintenance staff; repair and troubleshooting of the systems and equipment (HVAC, computer and telecommunication, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, including enlargers, kilns, presses, ceramic wheels, light tables, and silk screens); subcontracts work if necessary by soliciting bids, and subsequently supervising contractors work often tight schedules; works with staff and faculty to accommodate office and classroom needs.

In addition, the Facilities Manager provides a yearly budget for building materials, and repairs and services; orders and transports all supplies for the school and school store; serves as a liaison between the Building committee from the Board of Directors and Fleisher staff.

Provide appropriate information and support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and committees as required.

Direct departmental activities in accordance with best practices in non-profit management, strategic planning, business administration, budgeting, and resource supervision.

Serve as an “ambassador” of Fleisher throughout the community at all times. Work with all Fleisher staff on organization-wide and inter-programmatic activities and projects, acting in a manner that promotes, at all times, the best interests of the organization as determined by the Executive Director and Board of Directors and set out by Fleisher’s mission.

Recruit, hire, motivate, supervise, evaluate, and provide leadership to a high-caliber staff.

Prepare and be accountable for the design and execution of detailed project plans with clear timeframes.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. FACILITIES REPAIR AND TROUBLESHOOTING

- Mechanical Systems (Boiler; Burner; Pumps; Compressors; Tanks). HVAC systems, water treatment system.  (90% of repairs performed by Service Contract Company)

- Responsible for the direct oversight and care for: Proper classroom conditions, electrical systems, plumbing, roofing, masonry, school equipment repairs, phones/computers (setup and troubleshooting)

2. PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

- Recruit and develop full and part-time personnel and volunteers who can successfully interact with all internal and external constituencies to help achieve the core objectives, while preserving and maintaining a positive reputation for Fleisher. Negotiate and manage compensation within Fleisher guidelines.

- Schedule, manage and develop these people. Encourage an overall spirit of teamwork and collaboration within Fleisher, setting an example for the staff at all times.

3. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP IN FLEISHER’S LEADERSHIP TEAM

- Participate in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies for furthering the achievement of Fleisher’s overall vision, mission, program goals, and direct the assigned aspects of the operationalization of those strategies.

- Implement recommendations from Preservation Plan/Systems Replacement Plan/Sanctuary Preservation Plan; monitor and report on progress/changes.

4. SUPPLY ORDERING AND TRANSPORTATION

- Coordinate and complete transportation of clay and plaster, donations, staff supplies, and supplies from the PMA.

5. LIAISON BETWEEN BOARD’S BUILDING COMMITTEE AND STAFF

- Coordinate and communicate between the Building Committee, Staff, Development Office, and Contractors.


SPECIFICATIONS / QUALIFICATIONS

Education/years & type of experience:

· Track record in the development and execution of strategies required to sufficiently support the diverse activities, both short and long term

· Technical/vocational training

· 5-10 years of facilities management experience

· B.A. or B.S. preferred

Certifications, Licenses, Credentials:

· Knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Systems, Electrical, Plumbing, and Building repairs.

· Driver’s License.

Baseline Knowledge & Skills:

· Good understanding of systems and equipment for which they will be responsible.

· Excellent communication, supervisory and organizational skills.

· Ability to contribute effectively to all strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management activities.

· Prepared and capable of representing the Fleisher Art Memorial to all of its constituents, and to provide

excellent customer service to all staff and outside contacts.

· Enjoys working with people of all ages, diverse backgrounds, and those with special needs.

· Well-organized and able to manage several tasks simultaneously.

· Must have a participatory approach to problem-solving.

· Able to complete tasks quickly, efficiently, and accurately, and to set and meet deadlines.

Physical requirements:

- Able to lift 50 pounds



Fleisher Art Memorial Executive Director June 2022

About Fleisher Art Memorial

Located in Southeast Philadelphia, Fleisher Art Memorial is recognized as the nation’s oldest community school of visual arts. Founded in 1898 as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher has maintained its mission to make art accessible to everyone regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. Samuel Fleisher created a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could be inspired by art. The endeavor grew so popular that he ultimately acquired three rowhomes, a former school, and a former church to accommodate classes and exhibitions. After Mr. Fleisher’s death in 1944, his estate was left in trust to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the perpetuation of his vision. In his memory, the Club was renamed the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and became an independent nonprofit in 1983.

Fleisher continues to be guided by three core values:

· The Artist in Us All: Within every individual are the ingredients for original artistic expression.

· Art is a Pathway to Fulfillment: An individual’s ability to use art is a vital means for emotional and intellectual exploration and growth.

· Art Enriches the Community: By nurturing each individual’s creative potential, we aim to provide social, cultural, and economic benefits to the community as a whole.

Adult and Youth Programs

Fleisher offers low-cost classes for young people ages 5 to 18 designed to develop artistic skills, foster engagement with the arts, encourage self-expression, and build confidence as a creative person. Over 100 classes in a range of media are offered throughout the year, allowing children and youth to experience hands-on art-making in a supportive and enriching environment. Additionally, Fleisher also offers low-cost classes for parents of children enrolled in the program.

Fleisher also provides tuition-free classes to adults of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of artistic experience. Led by members of Fleisher’s esteemed faculty. Fleisher offers students who are new to art-making, need a refresher course, or are ready to experiment with a new medium, an opportunity to explore their creative side.

Community Programs

Since 1997, Fleisher’s Community Partnerships in the Arts (CPA) program has brought creative art-making experiences to children and youth in public schools and community after-school programs. Fleisher’s trained teaching artists partner with public schools, community organizations, and social service agencies to create arts-integrated residencies that enrich and enhance students’ learning. Projects enable students to

develop studio and technical skills in the visual arts and are culturally relevant and community oriented.

Fleisher Art Memorial Today:

Fleisher currently operates with an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million with 26 full-time staff members. Additionally,144 part-time teaching artists and faculty members provide classes for a student population that encompasses children and adults, amateurs and professionals, community residents as well as those from across Philadelphia. Approximately 30% of the budget comes from earned income including tuition/studio fees, rentals, and sales of artwork. Income from the Fleisher Trust and other investments comprise another 30%, with the remainder raised in contributed funds from individuals and foundations.

Fleisher is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into the future with a strategic focus on financial sustainability, programming, operations, facilities, culture, and community relations. The organization has emerged from the COVID pandemic strong and eager to continue to serve its communities and students. The next Executive Director will be critical in leading that charge.

Additional details about Fleisher Art Memorial and its programs can be found on its website: http://www.fleisher.org

Key Relationships

Reports to: Board of Directors

Direct Reports: Director of Education, Director of Development, Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach, Director of Communications, Business Manager

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Executive Director will include:

Execution of Organizational Mission and Strategy:

· Ensure that Fleisher is effectively pursuing its mission, working with the staff and the Board to develop, refine, and implement strategies aligned with vision and mission.

· Ensure ongoing excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent achievement of high quality in all Fleisher programs and activities.

Vision:

· Lead Fleisher in articulating Fleisher’s vision internally and externally, driving action to successfully achieve the organization’s goals.

· Effectively and clearly communicate vision within the organization aligning programs, operations, facilities and planning.

Fundraising:

· Identify, cultivate, and sustain relationships with individual and institutional donors so that Fleisher has sufficient resources to maintain and grow programs and internal operations.

· Work with the Director of Development and staff to create a development strategy aligned with mission including a potential capital campaign and Fleisher’s upcoming 125th anniversary celebration.

Financial Management:

· Lead the organization in setting and meeting ambitious budgets and fundraising goals, while monitoring Fleisher’s financial health.

· Work with the staff, Business Manager, and Board to prepare an annual operating budget that includes resources for advancing strategic initiatives.

Team Management:

· Successfully inspire and lead a team of committed staff, teachers, and artists.

· Recruit, develop, motivate, and lead a high-performing staff with a focus on culture and transparency.

Culture:

· Articulate and foster a transparent, inclusive, and collaborative internal culture aligned with Fleisher’s mission.

· Establish a DEIAB /Anti-Racist ethos and institution-wide commitment to defining and shaping actionable, policies, procedures, and practices across programming and operational functions including support of the staff-led Racial Justice Incubator.

Community Relations:

· Ensure that Fleisher continues to grow and develop its community programs and serves communities by working to make them better places for all by developing, sharing, and promoting creative resources.

· Serve as a Fleisher ambassador throughout the community, maintaining and enhancing Fleisher’s visibility and reputation.

· Build and maintain strong cooperative relationships with community partners and organizations locally, regionally, and nationally.

Board Partnership:

· Partner with the Board to effectively set organizational priorities and strategies.

Key Experience and Skill Set

· Ten years of experience in leadership positions, including at least three years of senior non-profit management experience; experience within education, community relations or art management a plus.

· A track record of successful administrative leadership and the ability to manage functional areas within a mission driven organization.

· Exceptional team management skills including a track record of building inclusive and transparent organizational cultures.

· A track record of successful fundraising on behalf of an organization.

· Expertise developing and implementing collaborative strategic plans.

· Experience managing and operating physical real estate and facilities with a lens on sustainability and campus management.

· Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.

· Experience working effectively with a Board of Directors.

· Proven success building an organization’s external brand and serving as an external spokesperson.

· Experience serving as an external facing leader within an organization.

Key Personal Characteristics

· A facilitative and transparent leadership style with demonstrated ability to build and motivate high-performing, passionate and committed teams.

· Exceptional organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program management, and assessment.

· Excellent donor relations skills, understanding of the funding community, and demonstrated fundraising success.

· The ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple initiatives and projects.

· A collaborative and inclusive leader with integrity and energy.

· The desire and ability to work within a diverse and creative community.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.

· Exceptional people management and communication skills.

· The ability and desire to serve as the external face of the organization.

· The ability to set Fleisher up for future success while maintaining an appreciation and recognition of its history.

· A deep affinity for Fleisher’s mission and a commitment to lifelong learning and arts education.

Compensation: A competitive compensation package commensurate with industry sector and organization size.

Applications: Nominations and applications, including resume and cover letter, should be directed to cdisston@disstonsearch.com.

Fleisher Art Memorial is an equal opportunity employer. Fleisher is committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.

Fleisher is always looking for emerging artists to assist with our classes, tuition-free classes, and workshops for children and adults. To be considered, applicants must include the following items:

An artist statement
Current résumé
Images of current work (maximum of 12)
Images of work created by students (maximum of 12), OPTIONAL
Two professional references
Any supporting documentation that demonstrate any experience assisting in a classroom, OPTIONAL

Please note, an up-to-date PA State Police Criminal Record Check and PA Child Abuse History is required to teach for the Children and Youth program. You do not need these documents at the time of applying, only if extended a formal invitation to work at Fleisher.

Driven by Fleisher’s mission of access to high quality art experiences and our institutional values, “Creative Labs” at Fleisher will aim to provide young people from grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade a safe, inclusive art program during after school hours emphasizing art as a thought process that allows young people to retain their high level of creativity and critical thinking.  

“Creative Labs” will focus on and provide a path to discovery and development of young people’s individual artistic voice while building skills in several artistic practices. Lead teaching artists will work together as a team to develop a thematically driven curriculum for the term, with the ultimate goal of guiding students to learn and refine how to express their thoughts and perspectives through art.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Meeting students at their local school and safely leading them to Fleisher every afternoon 
  • Managing pre-class snack/homework time with other assistant artists 
  • Safely coordinate pick up and 30 minute after care 
  • Assist and implement curriculum and lesson plans for children across a range of ages for a 15 week term in collaboration with the lead After School teaching artists and assistants, with input from the Youth Programs Coordinator and Programs Manager. 
  • Attend monthly planning and check in meetings with teaching artists, assistants and programs staff to communicate and coordinate curriculum and other classroom issues.  
  • Be on time for pick up and class time. 
  • Leaves the room clean and organized with materials put away and children’s artwork placed in safe spaces. 
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within the classroom. 
  • Create a safe, secure, and fun environment for the students. 

Schedule
Assistant teaching artists will be contracted for up to 5 days per week, in coordination with the Philadelphia School District calendar. Pick up and homework time will occur from 3:00-4:00, with classes running from 4:00-5:30 PM. Each assistant artist will receive an additional 30 minutes of prep time per class. The program will run from August 27th, 2018-June 4th, 2019, with the first of two planning meetings occurring on July 26th, 2018 (attendance is mandatory).

Key qualifications and Requirements 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Two years of art-making experience with a basic artistic skill set. 
  • Some experience doing classroom management or teaching groups of young people, especially elementary and middle school ages. 
  • Experience assisting an artist or implementing a lesson plan 
  • Ability to lead activities on occasion depending on need. 
  • Flexible, can work with variety of skill levels with diverse groups of students. 
  • Punctual, organized, communicates in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff. 
  • Has current criminal background check and child abuse clearances or can successfully present upon time of hire. 

 Benefits: 

  • $15 per hour, including 30 minute paid additional time per class for set up and clean up (as stipulated above). 
  • Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition 
  • One free Fleisher class per term 
  • PMA ID badge with free admittance to many area museums 
  • Professional development resources 
  • Additional discounts on other Fleisher programming for yourself and immediate family members 

Bi-Lingual teaching artists are encouraged to apply! 

Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Driven by Fleisher’s mission of access to high quality art experiences and our institutional values, “Creative Labs” at Fleisher will aim to provide young people from grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade a safe, inclusive art program during after school hours emphasizing art as a thought process that allows young people to retain their high level of creativity and critical thinking.  

“Creative Labs” will focus on and provide a path to discovery and development of young people’s individual artistic voice while building skills in several artistic practices. Lead teaching artists will work together as a team to develop a thematically driven curriculum for the term, with the ultimate goal of guiding students to learn and refine how to express their thoughts and perspectives through art.  

We are looking for teaching artists who specialize in one or more of the following areas of focus: 

  • Painting and Drawing 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Sculpture 
  • Puppetry 
  • Movement 
  • Creative Writing 

Responsibilities: 

  • Designs and implements a well-planned curriculum and lesson plans for children across a range of ages for a 15 week term in collaboration with the team of After School teaching artists and assistants, with input from the Youth Programs Coordinator and Programs Manager. 
  • Attend bi-monthly planning and check in meetings with teaching artists and programs staff to communicate and coordinate curriculum and other classroom issues.  
  • Be on time for class time, including arriving at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to set up. 
  • Leaves the room clean and organized with materials put away and children’s artwork placed in safe spaces. 
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within the classroom. 
  • Create a safe, secure, and fun environment for the students.  

Schedule 

Teaching artists will be contracted for 2-3 days per week, teaching from 4:00-5:30 PM, with each artist receiving an additional 30 minutes of prep time per class. The program will run from August 27th, 2018-June 4th, 2019, with the first of two planning meetings occurring on July 26th, 2018 (attendance is mandatory).  

Key qualifications and Requirements 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Experienced teaching with a solid artistic skill set, and a minimum of two years teaching experience (or equivalent experience) instructing technique to a broad population.  
  • Can work within a group of diverse artists and staff 
  • Up to date PA State Child Abuse Clearances and Criminal Record Check  
  • Flexible, can work with a variety of diverse students, ranging in age and artistic skill set. 
  • Punctual, organized, communicates in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff. 

Benefits: 

  • $31 per hour, including 30 minute paid additional time per class for set up and clean up (as stipulated above). 
  • Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition 
  • One free Fleisher class per term 
  • PMA ID badge with free admittance to many area museums 
  • Professional development resources 
  • Additional discounts on other Fleisher programming for yourself and immediate family members 

Bi-Lingual teaching artists are encouraged to apply! 

Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Since 1997, Fleisher has partnered with K-8 public schools and social service agencies in South Philadelphia to bring hands-on art-making directly to students. Through a co-teaching model, Fleisher’s Teaching Artist works closely with a classroom teacher to design a ten-week curriculum of creative projects that enhance students’ learning in core subjects, like math, science, social studies, and language arts, while developing studio and technical skills in the visual arts. Each year, 345 students are provided with 30 hours of free arts instruction in one of 15 arts-integrated residencies, and given a sketchbook and art-making supplies to keep. At the end of the school year, their work is displayed in Fleisher’s galleries as part of a Young Artists Exhibition, visited by more than 3,500 community members. Recent residencies took place at Southwark, Jackson, Puentes de Salud, and the Cambodian Association. 

To see recent residencies, please visit fleisher.community.

Requirements and Responsibilities

The Teaching Artist (Artist) has the following responsibilities to make the artist residency a positive and engaging arts-integrated learning experience for participating children and youth: 

  • Designs and implements a well-planned youth focused curriculum and lesson plans for a 10-week residency with the collaborative assistance of classroom teacher/site staff (Teacher) and Manager of Community Programs (Manager)
  • Respectful of classroom space and rules, discipline style, and other expectations of the children. 
  • Communicates regularly with Teacher about kids’ needs and daily plans for residency. 
  • Effectively plans and requests all materials for the project from the Manager in a timely manner. 
  • Arrives at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to set up. 
  • Leaves classroom or artmaking space clean and organized with materials put away and children’s artwork placed in safe spaces. 
  • Informs Teacher of unexpected change of plans such as illness or other absences as soon as possible. 
  • Informs Manager on necessary arrangements for pick-up of children’s artwork for end of year exhibition. 
  • Answering brief weekly journal questions around the progress and impact of the residency 
  • Regular attendance at Monthly Skill Share meetings and Quarterly Professional Development sessions, availability confirmed by Manager ahead of time 
  • Demonstrated ability of bilingual facilitation and/or art instruction (Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, or Cantonese) is a PLUS 
  • Can provide PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History, FBI background check, and Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training Certificate. 

The artist is generally on site two times per week for 90 minute sessions each. Artists are allotted 15 hours of prep for the entire residency. Instruction and prep time are compensated at $31/hr. Meetings scheduled throughout the residency cycle will be scheduled at the Artist’s availability and will be compensated at $25/hr.


Benefits
As a member of Fleisher's faculty, teaching artists receive: 

  • A Fleisher household membership for the duration of employment. 
  • 30% discount for art materials purchased at the Fleisher supply store; a 10% discount at our partnering supply stores. 
  • Discounted rates for rental of Fleisher facilities for meetings, lectures, and private events. 
  • Free use of Fleisher studios, pending availability, by appointment for personal work. 
  • Comped tuition for Fleisher classes each semester (material/model fees must be paid.) 
  • Staff ID card from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, allowing free admission to the Museum, access to the Museum library and slide library, and discounts at the Museum Shop.

To apply please submit:

  • Current résumé outlining teaching history
  • Images of current work (maximum of 12)
  • Images of work created by students (maximum of 12)
  • Three professional references
  • Course descriptions and curriculum outlines for courses taught
  • Other supporting documentation, including evaluation or available clearances 

Please note, you cannot begin a residency through the CPA program unless you have your clearances. You do not need these documents at the time of applying, only if extended a formal invitation to work at Fleisher. Please note the FBI background may take 4-6 weeks to process.

Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Who we are and why this is important:

The Fleisher Art Memorial is a source for inspiration, creativity, and community. Every year, more than 17,000 people experience the transformative power of art by participating in our studio classes, exhibitions, and community‐based programming. We are a non‐profit organization committed to advancing the vision of our founder, Samuel S. Fleisher, who believed that art is one of society’s greatest assets and equalizers, and from the doorway of his Graphic Sketch Club, “invited the world to come and learn art.”

Through all of our work, we strive to make art accessible to everyone regardless of age, economic means, or artistic experience. We operate one of the nation’s first community‐based arts centers, providing free and low‐cost studio art classes along with opportunities for beginning and seasoned artists to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting. To further enhance our mission, Fleisher’s arts education programming reaches deeply into schools and community centers and has brought us national recognition and powerful opportunities to advocate for and shape arts education initiatives throughout the region and the country.

Teaching Artist Key qualifications:

· Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Fine Arts degree a plus

· Experienced teaching artist with a solid artistic skill set, and a minimum of two years teaching experience instructing technique to a broad adult population

· Experience doing community engagement work with diverse populations

· Experience developing a thoughtful, fun, creative, and culturally appropriate lesson plan and a class curriculum spanning from 5 to 10 weeks.

· Can provide clear and thoughtful feedback to students, both in group and one-on-one settings.

· Flexible and can work in a variety of studio environments with large and diverse groups of people.

· Punctual, organized, communicates in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff

· Language skills in Khmer, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese a plus

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

· Design and implement a well-planned lesson

· Communicate with relevant Manager about basic supply needs, curriculum development, model requests, and lesson plans

· Arrive 15-30 minutes before class to set up

· Manage classroom time to appropriately clean the studio space with students before end of class

· Respectful of students, partner employees, and Fleisher Staff

· Inform relevant Manager of any unexpected change of plans such as illness or other absences as soon as possible

Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply please submit:

An artist statement
Current résumé
Images of current work (maximum of 12)
Images of work created by students (maximum of 12)
Three professional references
Course descriptions and curriculum outlines for courses taught
Other supporting documentation, including evaluation and assessments of previous teaching experiences (*Optional)

Please review the following backgound check required for each program:

Community Partnerships in the Arts

- PA State Police Criminal Record Check

- PA Child Abuse History

- FBI Background check with fingerprinting

- Act 126 Training Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Certificate

Children and Youth Program

- PA Child Abuse History

- FBI Background check with fingerprinting

You cannot begin a residency through the CPA program unless you have your clearances. You do not need these documents at the time of applying, only if extended a formal invitation to work at Fleisher. Please note the FBI background may take 4-6 weeks to process.

Fleisher has a need for figure models on a rolling basis. We like to employ a roster of models that includes all types to pose for life drawing and painting classes. The environment is professional and welcoming, and the students have a range of experience. Models are especially needed for weekday afternoons. Experience is a plus, but the main requirements are reliability, punctuality, professionalism, and the ability to hold a pose.

Applications must include a headshot and clothed full-body photograph. Models interested in working within our children and youth program must have up-to-date state criminal and child abuse clearances.

Facilities Custodian

Full Time, Non-Exempt

Payrate $16/hr


Job Description
In support of its programs and mission, Fleisher is committed to providing excellent facilities to its staff, students and visitors.  The Maintenance Staff provides essential support to all of Fleisher’s programming and are responsible for the building planning, management, maintenance, and safety of all Fleisher locations.   As a member of the Maintenance Staff, the Custodian is responsible for set-up for activities in preparation for classes and events, maintaining the overall cleanliness of the facility to ensure a welcoming environment for all of Fleisher’s guests. The Custodian reports to the Facilities Manager but must be able to work with all program managers. You will be able to operate with minimal supervision and anticipate needs as situations arise.

During active terms, Fleisher’s operations extend seven days/week, up to 16 hours/day. This position is 35 hrs/week; discussion with the Facilities Manager during the interview will determine the individual schedule.

Skills and Qualifications  

  • Self-motivated professional – personable, reliable, and hard-working. 
  • Smart, thoughtful, and clear thinker, who values open communication and is able to give and receive constructive feedback, and is supportive of a team-oriented environment. 
  • Able to multi-task and organize your time to work on simultaneous projects. 
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of audiences that includes Fleisher colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors. 
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent, as well as prior experience in a custodial position. 
  • Have some knowledge of basic custodial practices including the use of a variety of power tools, hand tools, and grounds-keeping equipment. 
  • You are able to carry at least 50 lbs. 
  • Additional experience with art or nonprofit organization is a plus; however, it is not necessary.

 
Salary and benefits
Fleisher employment is administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). The custodian position is $31,200/year ($16/hr) with a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, disability, life insurance, and retirement plans; free general admission to twelve regional museums; and PMA educational and professional development opportunities.
How to Apply
If this description seems like a good match for your personality, skills, and career goals please submit your resume, and three references (all in one document). No phone calls, please. Applications for this position will be accepted until March 30th, or until filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

Fleisher Art Memorial