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Full-Time Positions Available:
Director of Operations and Facilities
Job type: Full time, non-exempt
Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking a dedicated and responsible professional for this full-time, year-round position to manage BBG’s operations, its buildings and grounds, as well as to collaborate and coordinate with other senior management on strategic planning and capital projects. Flexible 40-hour work week will include some required evening and weekend work. The position is overtime eligible and provides benefits including paid health insurance and generous paid time off.
Responsibilities and Duties
The successful candidate will become part of the senior management team at BBG, helping to support our strategic growth and development, including implementing an ambitious multi-year master site plan and related capital improvements
Hire, train and manage a crew of two Buildings & Grounds assistants (1 full time, 1 part time custodial position)
Work as part of a team to maintain 24 acres of botanical garden grounds, including turf care, natural lands (woodlands, meadows) establishment and care, pathway repairs and maintenance, snow removal
Oversee cleaning, maintenance and repairs of several buildings and greenhouses, electrical and painting, monitoring of heating/cooling systems and all temperature, fire, and security alarm systems
Ensure that all BBG vehicles, equipment and tools are well maintained
Coordinate and trouble-shoot all day-to-day Garden operations to ensure short- and long-term Garden goals are met, and an optimal visitor experience is maintained
Manage periodic state or local inspections and ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations for safety and accessibility
Coordinate and supervise repair and maintenance work done by outside vendors as needed
Responsible for annual departmental budget, direct strategic planning related to infrastructure and operations, and report directly to the Executive Director
Develop and implement plans, policies and procedures for BBG’s operations, maintenance, construction and repairs, emergency and preparedness, staff and volunteer training and drills
Support all on-site education, art exhibit, fundraising, and rental events throughout the year, including set up of furniture, tents, signage, sculpture, and temporary structures
Qualifications and Skills
Minimum 5 years of experience in grounds or building maintenance, supervising a team required
Ability to work with and perform routine maintenance and repair on vehicles, mowers, small motorized equipment required
Basic computer skills (MS Office, Google Docs) to allow collaboration with other BBG departments as needed are required
Carpentry and light plumbing/electrical skills preferred
Knowledge of water pumps, pond and fountain care preferred
Ability to safely use heavy/construction equipment (skid steer, tractors, aerial lift) strongly preferred
Commercial pesticide applicator license, arboriculture training/licensing, and/or knowledge of natural lands work a plus
Must be self-motivated, punctual, reliable, a team player, and able to see the “big picture”
Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure, and must be able to multitask and prioritize competing work assignments effectively
Position requires physical work indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions
Valid driver’s license required. Will need to drive the BBG truck and passenger van as needed.
Please send resume to email@example.com
Posted: August 10, 2020
Berkshire Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.