Facilities & Installations Manager

The Facilities & Installations Manager oversees and manages all aspects of creating and maintaining a safe, accessible, inclusive, and productive space for the organization and its operations. Root Division staff and its core volunteers operate as a team, interacting with each other often, so that the organization provides a unified schedule of creative learning opportunities and experiences for artists and the greater community. This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone motivated to work and learn in a unique and dynamic non-profit arts environment.*

* Due to the Shelter-in-Place mandate, some staff are continuing to work remotely. This role is primarily at the facility and will be integral in supporting a phased and safe re-opening effort.

Priority Deadline: Sunday, June 20, 2021


  • Maintain general cleanliness and safety of Root Division’s space and surroundings, including galleries, classrooms, offices, woodshop, digital lab, storage areas, hallways, stairways, emergency exits, entryways, parking area, and adjacent sidewalks.
  • Help to recruit, train, & manage Root Division Studio Artists, interns, volunteers, and to hire contractors for facilities and installation tasks; Manage and track hours and related budgets; Finish tasks not completed by volunteer artists or hired contractors.
  • Communicate and enforce guidelines for space use and safety information in regards to doors/security, lighting, woodshop, and use of equipment & tools. Collect, file, & maintain MSDS information.
  • Oversee installation of Root Division’s exhibitions, including managing volunteers and contractors for wall preparation, receiving & unpacking work, installation, lighting, de-installation, and packaging of artwork according to best art handling practices.
  • Oversee use, installation, de-installation, & proper storage of tools, supplies, lighting, and AV equipment (projectors, media players, monitors, etc.)
  • Train and support artists in the safe & proper use of tools & equipment.
  • Forecast and organize special projects (new walls, shelving, storage, etc.)
  • Support 2nd Saturday, fundraising events (TASTE/ Art Auction), donor events, and programs in facility-related tasks.
  • Staff and oversee for venue rentals or related uses of Root Division’s space.
  • Act as primary emergency contact for any facilities-related issues (flooding, fire alarm, etc)
  • Work with the Executive Director, board, and other staff to maintain a positive, efficient work environment.


  • Overall support in sustaining a thriving, dynamic organization.
  • Serve as an advocate of Root Division’s mission by acting as an ambassador to artists, students, supporters, donors, sponsors, neighbors, and other organizational contacts.
  • Support thriving Studios Program via participation in monthly All Artist Meetings and oversight of service hours and policies; Support on-boarding process for new artists, interns/volunteers, and fellows.
  • Participate in professional development and related training as needed.
  • Miscellaneous program support including reception, meeting prep/ set-up, and errands.

* Due to the Shelter-in-Place mandate, some staff are continuing to work remotely. This role is primarily at the facility and will be integral in supporting a phased and safe re-opening effort.



  • 2 years of related work experience in facilities, installations, space management, or related work
  • Proven skills in site coordination and/ or management of teams
  • Working knowledge of general tools and equipment
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and interests of artists and a diverse audience


  • Strong communication skills with a sensitivity to support a variety of personalities and needs
  • 2 years of managing volunteers/ staff in facilities, art space, or related field
  • Experience/ skills working with power tools (chop saw, table saw, hand sanders, cordless drills) & related safety guidelines
  • Working knowledge of G Suite (Google docs & spreadsheets) and Dropbox
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Extensive experience in facilities management, construction, art handling, preparator work, or related field
  • Advanced building skills; Able to regularly lift 25+ lbs
  • Working knowledge of advanced technology/ creative tools (3D printer, large format photo printer, etc.)
  • Extensive volunteer/ staff management
  • NERT Certification and/or training in de-escalation strategies and techniques
  • Bi-lingual in English/ Spanish and/or Tagalog
  • Access to a vehicle or other reliable transportation for errands and offsite tasks

Other Considerations

  • An ideal candidate has a strong interest in learning and being productive; Works well with checklists and inventories
  • Shows personal initiative and ability to work as a member of a team in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Has a strong proven record for the ability to meet deadlines, being organized, and being detail-oriented
  • Has an overall positive attitude and ability to work with various constituencies of all ages & from a wide variety of backgrounds, including students, artists, curators, visitors, neighbors, and supporters of the organization


This is a FULL TIME position, which includes hours onsite M-FR as well as occasional evenings and weekends, including 2nd Saturdays and fundraising/ special events. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes wage (range: $24-$28/hr), paid time off, health plan coverage/ related HSA contribution, and access to free art classes and professional development workshops. Additional benefit of free artist studio workspace is negotiable as interested. Root Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity on our staff team, governing groups, and artist community.

Applications received by June 20, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

Projected start date: July 26, 2021 (with paid training starting as early as July 1, 2021).


Please send an email to Michelle Mansour, Executive Director to employment@rootdivision.org with the following:

  • Subject: Attn: Facilities & Installations Manager Search- Your Last Name
  • Contact Info: Name, Email, Address, Phone, and website (if applicable)
  • Clear and concise 1-page cover letter attached as PDF
  • Recent CV/ Resume attached as PDF
  • 3 References: Contact Name, Title, Phone, Email
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