York County History Center
November 29, 2021
York, Pennsylvania
Job Type
Contact Name
Joan Mummert


The York County History Center, a cultural nonprofit organization, seeks someone who is passionate about caring for museums and historic sites to ensure the visitor experience is exceptional. The organization is looking for an experienced Director of Facilities to care for and oversee several museums, a library & archive and historic properties. This individual is responsible for managing and also performing property and building maintenance, security, managing special projects, hiring and overseeing outside contractors. Works with community partners to ensure public spaces are in exceptional shape and visitor friendly.

Candidates should be capable of utilizing various software programs to manage projects and systems, manage a budget and work with volunteers to accomplish the History Center’s annual building and grounds goals. Ability to work collaboratively with vendors and fundraising personnel to secure grants is vital to success.

Potential applicants with a desire to work in a team environment to support an important historical organization is important. Candidates should have 3-5 years’ experience, preferably in construction or a building maintenance related field.  Knowledge of the maintenance of historic properties and supervisory experience is highly desired. A valid driver’s license, ability to lift 50 lbs. and pass a Pennsylvania criminal background check is required. On occasion, flexible hours are needed.

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Director of Facilities Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at jmummert@yorkhistorycenter.org Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit www.yorkhistorycenter.org.

General Requirements & Skills


The Director of Facilities oversees, manages and performs facilities maintenance at all History Center owned and operated museums and historic properties. This role has primary responsibility for maintenance, security operations, cleaning, contracting with outside vendors and future facilities planning. The Director will supervise the Facilities Maintenance Technician.

Primary Duties include:

Facilities maintenance & oversight

  • Responsible for all aspects of the History Center’s facilities, including interior and exterior cleaning and maintenance, construction, painting, repair projects and renovations.
  • For projects beyond internal capabilities, act as the General Contractor on special projects by securing bids, collaborating with fundraising and overseeing progress through completion.
  • Oversees ground maintenance by ensuring lawns are mowed, leaves and other debris removed, all trees and shrubs are trimmed, and snow removed on a timely basis.
  • Works with the History Center’s CFO to implement projects and report to the Building & Grounds Committee.
  • Manage the facilities staff, including any outsourced providers.
  • When cost effective, implement preventive, ongoing maintenance/repair programs.
  • Maintain prioritized list of current and future building projects.

Facilities operations

  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, communicates the status of all projects and on-going initiatives.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and the timely PA inspection of all vehicles, elevators and other building operations subject to inspection.
  • Will recommend, administer and implement security policies and procedures.
  • Create, execute and maintain disaster preparedness plans.
  • Responsible for the safety and security of all buildings.  Serves as the primary contact for facilities emergencies both during the day as well as after hours.
  • Responds promptly to all building related requests from staff.
  • Work with team members on a regular basis to ensure interior of all buildings and exhibitions are cleaned in rotation and on special cleaning days
  • Organizes and orders appropriate supplies
  • Other duties as assigned.

Exhibit and Program Support:

  • Supports team members exhibition planning, construction, installation and de-installation support for all History Center exhibits.
  • Works with the Special Event and Rentals staff to ensure the timely set-up, and break down for all History Center rentals, meetings, and special events.


  • Experience in a construction or building maintenance related field.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance of historic properties is desired.
  • Supervisory experience highly preferable
  • Excellent team player
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Periodically work flexible hours to support special events
  • PA background check required

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