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The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley offers diverse and unique career opportunities ranging from support or professional, seasonal or year-round, and part-time or full-time. While some departments and positions require highly specialized education and experience, others seek individuals with more broad-based or skills-related backgrounds. An equal opportunity employer, the MSV offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. Thank you for your interest in employment at the MSV.

The MSV is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions, genetic information of the employee or family member of the employee, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Current Job Openings

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to provide leadership, vision and oversight of the physical facilities. The Facilities Manager has the overall responsibility for daily operations of the facilities department; plans, coordinates, and supervises maintenance, construction, and renovation projects. The Facilities Manager will work with the Safety & Security and Gardens & Grounds departments to ensure the safety, health and security of the visitors, staff and Museum collections. The Facilities Manager supervises facilities staff, contract staff, and contractors.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • BS degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, business administration, public administration or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
  • Minimum of five years of leadership and progressively responsible experience in facilities, maintenance, or construction management required. Experience in a multi-building institution in a higher education, museum or cultural/arts environment a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of budgets and budget accountability for both operating and capital budgets.
  • Basic knowledge of methods used in facilities maintenance including knowledge of the following trades: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, masonry, and general maintenance.
  • Knowledge of standard practices and tools used in the maintenance and repair of building facilities. Skill and ability to effectively use a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to supervise staff and evaluate work.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Knowledge of safety practices, OSHA and environmental regulations, as well as building, electrical, plumbing, civil and mechanical construction codes.
  • Ability to plan and lay out repair work using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, and schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems and to exercise creativity to develop and/or implement practical solutions.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use a computer, particularly some specific applications for HVAC controls, as well as Outlook and MS Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team.

The Facilities Manager will primarily work a regular schedule Monday through Friday. Ability to work some evenings or weekends due to maintenance issues or concerns is required. The MSV offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, retirement plan, and generous time off allowance.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and three references to No phone calls please.


We are always on the lookout for dynamic individuals who want to share their knowledge and love of learning with visitors and to be part of the MSV team. We invite you to explore our many volunteer opportunities and to discover the right one for you. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information!

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley requires selected candidates to be subjected to an investigative background report.