Position Closing Date: Friday, August 31, 2018
About the Institution:
Houston philanthropists and art patrons John and Dominique de Menil established the Menil Foundation in 1954 to foster greater public understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, culture, religion, and philosophy. In 1987, the Menil Collection’s main building opened to the public. Today, some thirty years later, the Menil Collection consists of a group of four (soon-to-be five) art buildings and green spaces located within a historic residential neighborhood. The Menil embodies the ideals and values of its founders, in particular, that art is vital to human life and should be readily accessible to all persons. The Menil is internationally recognized for its refined aesthetics, innovative exhibitions, conservation research, publications, scholarship, and unique architecture. The thirty-acre neighborhood includes the landmark Renzo Piano-designed main building, the Cy Twombly Gallery, the Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall, and the former Byzantine Fresco Chapel (now a site for long-term installations), as well as a restaurant and bookstore. The art collection is actively growing and currently consists of more than 17,000 objects.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Manager of Facilities and Security, and working closely and cooperatively with departments throughout the museum, the Facilities Engineer is responsible for ensuring that all building facilities and systems required for the operation of the museum buildings are in good working order and running properly to maintain optimal museum conditions. This is achieved through constant monitoring, inspection, and preventative
maintenance of all building systems.
For details of job responsibilities see:
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