Denver Art Museum

Facilities Technician

Welcome to the Denver Art Museum, where we believe that art can make a difference in peoples’ lives by celebrating & stimulating creativity and inspiring greater understanding & connection with our world. The DAM aspires to be a beloved anchor in Denver’s cultural & creative ecosystem and a national beacon for the ingenuity & boldness of our community. Are you ready to join a dynamic team of creative, motivated people who are passionate about delivering world-class experiences?

The hiring salary for the position is $16.00-$22.00 and is based on experience.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, 100% paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance. Paid time-off for vacation, sickness and holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and, after one year of employment, an employer contribution and match. An RTD Eco pass at a discounted rate. A free membership to the DAM at the Family level..

 As an institution, we believe the Denver Art Museum is both a platform for and an amplifier of the voices of people of all races. We acknowledge that Black lives matter and communities of color – Latinx, Indigenous, Black, and others – have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We are committed to  elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity inside and out. Candidates with a firm commitment to our institutional position are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates are expected to exemplify the DAM’s internal values, which include being dynamic, respectful, inclusive, creative, and curious.  The ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with visitors, employees, volunteers, representatives of public and private entities, policy making bodies, and contractors is critical to the success of this position.

Position Purpose:

The purpose of the Facilities Technician (I/II/III) is to execute projects as assigned by the Facilities Supervisor or Manager that provide daily and ongoing operations and maintenance for the museum complex as a whole. The difference between Technician levels is based on a combination of education and experience. This position ensures the general maintenance and repair of the grounds, buildings and building systems of the Denver Art Museum.  This position also provides support services for events, school group reception, visitor services, exhibitions and a dynamic ever-changing museum program.  The role of the Facility Technician includes responsibility for maintaining safe working practices and ensuring that safety protocols are followed at all times.  (See below for  experience for breakouts between Levels I, II, and III)

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs general plant, grounds and building maintenance
  • Inspects and troubleshoots museum facilities and equipment to determine construction and mechanical installation, maintenance and repair needs
  • Can work from blueprints, manuals, written and verbal instruction
  • Estimates materials, labor and equipment costs
  • Purchases and maintains tools and equipment used by the various museum and facility trades.
  • Assists with periodic / routine maintenance of the museum’s HVAC systems 
  • Understands and operates the computer software used by the department for incident documentation and e-mail communications and daily work orders
  • Observes all established safety program practices and assures all facility contractors do the same.
  • Completes event set-ups and change-overs as needed
  • Provides general grounds maintenance including, but not limited to, snow removal, lawn / sprinkler maintenance and the repair and maintenance of fountains, lights and other architectural grounds features as needed to supplement the museum’s grounds maintenance contract
  • Changes lighting and works under the direction of the electrician to change out ballasts etc.
  • Clears drains and works under the direction of the plumber to change out plumbing fixtures as req.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Knowledge, communication, and application of basic installation, repair and construction methods and equipment. 
  • Knowledge and skill required to operate power tools, lifts and museum vehicles 
  • General knowledge in the use of low voltage diagnostic equipment / techniques 
  • General knowledge and experience in carpentry, drywall, plumbing, painting electrical, lighting roofing and irrigation
  • Basic understanding of HVAC building systems and their maintenance
  • Ability to understand and efficiently operate basic computer programs as used by the department for documentation, communications, work orders and time reporting
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people including upper museum management, contractors, staff, and volunteers
  • Good organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to work any day including weekends and some evenings for events. 


Education or Formal Training/ Experience

Ability to speak, understand, read, and apply the English language.

Ability to read, understand and apply written procedures and policy guidance.

(Facilities Tech I) minimal experience in the repair and maintenance of buildings and building operating systems.  Assists higher classified facilities personnel.  Receives direct supervision in the planning and completing of jobs assigned. 0-3 years of experience. 

 (Facilities Tech II) 3-5 years of general experience in the repair and maintenance of buildings and building operating systems. Performs proficiently in multiple types of maintenance work.  Plans and completes most jobs assigned with only general supervision.  Assists in the training an instructing of lower grade personnel.   

(Facilities Tech III) minimum of 8 years of related experience in the repair and maintenance of buildings and building operating system.  Includes journey-level electrician and/or plumber and/or air conditioning mechanic. Working knowledge of national, state, and local codes and requirements.

Certifications and Licenses

Possess and maintain a valid Colorado class “R” driver’s license preferred. We will sponsor if you currently do not have one. 

       Note: Driving record must be checked/approved by facility insurance carrier.

OSHA 10 certification a plus (required for Facilities Tech II and above)

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