Building Manager

Position: Building Manager
Employment Status: Full Time Hourly, Non-Exempt
Department: VP of Museum Facilities
Reports to: Building

Job Summary:

Responsible for overseeing building activities including regular maintenance items, janitorial schedule, daily security shutdown and evening building events.   Successful candidate must be a multi-tasking, proactive, self-confident, self-starter, who can motivate themselves and others to follow through on tasks, and perform a variety of skilled duties.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate work groups such as caterers or contractors during events
  • Routinely inspect and evaluate physical plant and related equipment
  • Oversee outside contractors relating to evening building and equipment maintenance
  • Provide reporting for maintenance, repairs and service
  • Supervise building maintenance and security staff
  • Daily security and alarm check and lock up of building
  • Minor repairs or service to toilets, HVAC units
  • Minor carpentry repairs
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Operations management or relevant, equivalent experience
  • Experience and/or knowledge of heating and cooling devices, plumbing, roofs, general building infrastructure and equipment to include fire and burglar alarms
  • Good customer service skills desired
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


  • Able to operate a desk top computer, smart phone, and tablet
  • Able to work early mornings and/or evenings and weekends
  • Must have a proven track record of reliable punctuality and attendance
  • Able to physically lift materials weighing up to 60 pounds
  • Able to sit & stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to ascend and descend ladders
  • Able to handle and work proficiently with common hand and power tools, screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches and hammers
  • Able to work independently
  • Must have reliable transportation for travel to agencies within system and out
  • Able to access and navigate all areas of the facilities
  • Able to access all parts of the company equipment
  • Must comply with the museum’s COVID-19 protocols

Perks of Working at HMNS Include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life/Disability insurance offered to full-time employees following 60 day waiting period.
    *For staff who enroll in the Medical plan, enrollment in Wondr Health (a digital weight loss program) is offered at no cost to eligible employees, spouses, and covered dependents over age 18
  • 401K plan enrollment available to eligible employees who complete one year of service
  • Access to Teledoc/My Strength mental health platform following introductory waiting period
  • Free Individual HMNS Membership
  • Free access to museum exhibits, Butterfly Center, Planetarium and Giant Screen Theater, and satellite facilities
  • Discounted programming including summer camp
  • Free staff parking

Application Instructions: 

Resumes will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31, 2023 and can be submitted in the following ways:

  • By email to
  • By mail to HR Department, HMNS, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas, 77030
  • In-person by dropping off your application materials c/o HR at the Museum Service desk at HMNS in Hermann Park

No phone calls, please.

HMNS does not respond to inquiries regarding application status.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an EEO Employer.


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