Property Care Operations Manager

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Regular/full-time

Location: Lyman Estate, Waltham, Mass.

Description: Long a leader in establishing preservation philosophy, standards, and methods, Historic New England is looking for a dynamic candidate to fill the newly created position of Property Care Operations Manager. This position will support the smooth, efficient, and cost effective management of certain team functions. The Operations Manager will directly manage the preservation carpentry crew, administer the security program for all properties, and provide oversight to the overall bidding and contract negotiation process. This position will also work on other assignments such as fundraising and grant development, supporting maintenance activities at three sites, and coordinating work on vacant tenant apartments to ensure improvements are within the preservation standards set by the team.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess strong administrative and organizational skills, adjust easily to changing priorities, and manage multiple concurrent tasks. They will have an advanced degree and at least six years of job-related and/or translatable experience in preservation, property management, operations management, museum or non-profit management, or another related field. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheet functions, email, and digital photography. Must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among the teams is essential to success. Ability to interact diplomatically and communicate effectively orally and in writing is essential. The position requires a valid driver’s license and means of transportation as well as periodic response to alarm calls and emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications Experience with facility management, project management, HVAC, other mechanical systems, and security equipment desirable.  Ability to troubleshoot and address minor maintenance issues. Previous staff management experience

Work Environment: As typically performed, this position regularly involves talking, hearing, sitting, standing, walking, and bending/stooping. This position also involves lifting up to 30 pounds. The employee must perform functions that include constant keyboarding and basic electronic and paper database and file management, each of which typically requires manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination. The employee must be able to communicate clearly. The position also requires constantly reading documents for general understanding. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

Historic New England offers a competitive vacation, benefits, and retirement package.

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.