The Bostonian Society

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109

Date Posted:
November 06, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Temporary - Facilities Manager


The Bostonian Society manages Boston’s Old State House, built in 1713 to serve as the seat of government for Massachusetts and now one of the most visible stops on Boston’s Freedom Trail.

The temporary Facilities Manager is a short-term position responsible for managing the building’s daily maintenance. This position reports directly to the Director of Finance & Administration. The Facilities Department also includes a part-time Facilities Assistant and contracted cleaners.

Main Responsibilities:

Facilities Operations and Maintenance
The Manager is responsible for the facility’s maintenance, engineering, custodial, life safety, and security operations; supervises the Facilities Assistant, cleaning contractors and other vendors providing building maintenance support; and sets standards and best practices for the operation and maintenance of building systems.


The Manager ensures the Society’s compliance with city, state and federal regulations, including licensing and inspection requirements governing building operations, construction, and modification.

Disaster Management
The Manager is a member of the Disaster Team, a cross-department working group. The Team manages systems, procedures and training relating to personnel and building safety.


·   At least three years of facility management experience at a complex or historical facility.

  • Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, HVAC and life safety-related systems.

  • Ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively under pressure. Detail- and deadline-oriented, while having the ability to “see the big picture.”

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work well in team situations and while interacting with the visiting public required.
How To Apply:
Position can be either part-time or full-time (negotiable). General office hours are 8 – 4, with shifts available 7 days a week. This temporary position is expected to last up to three months with a possibility of an extension.

Physical Requirements:

The work of this position takes place a historic site. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and lift 40 pounds.

Hiring as soon as possible. Interested candidates should send a resume to to indicate interest. For more information about the Bostonian Society and the Old State House, visit

Apply by:
November 19, 2018
About this Organization:
The Bostonian Society brings people together to explore the vital debates about self-government that were sparked at the Old State House during Boston’s Revolutionary Era and that still animate our civic life today. We sustain and share the Old State House and our collections to inspire generations to come.

The Bostonian Society is committed to:

  • Inspiring everyone to wrestle with the question of how to draw the circle of “We” in “We the People”.
  • Exciting imagination by sharing the diverse voices and conversations of Boston’s Revolutionary Era in fresh and honest ways.
  • Motivating people to directly participate in today’s debates about self-government that are rooted in discussions begun 250 years ago in the Old State House.
  • Unlocking the power of place by creating a transporting experience at the Old State House that is accessible and lively.
  • Cultivating new strengths to grow as an adaptive organization that builds collaborative and enduring relationships as we preserve the Old State House and refine our collections.