Museum of Science

Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Date Posted:
July 13, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



Sr. Facilities Project Manager

Sr. Facilities Project Manager

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The Senior Facilities Project Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Director of Facilities in order to successfully deliver projects with minimum negative impact on the Museum. These projects will vary in size and scope and each will necessitate working with various employees and contractors of the Museum. The senior project manager will be responsible for carrying a project forward to successful completion while keeping the Director of Facilities informed and involved on a daily basis.


  • Projects will need to be seamlessly interfaced with the Museums physical plant, consisting of 1,000,000 square feet of museum property, consisting of 7 multi-purpose buildings including a 5 level parking garage, Planetarium, Omni Theater, exhibits, programs, and office areas as well as four animal living areas.
  • Working closely with Director of Facilities you will be managing components of an annual $ 4.0 million expense budget and up to a $10 million capital project budget. Projects being managed will typically range from $ 50k to $ 1M and interface heavily with the building mechanical systems.
  • Interface with up to 50 Museum employees and contractors who will be supporting projects
  • Responsible for understanding the building electrical systems (9 million kWh of electricity delivered at 13,800 volts) and steam systems (25 million 1bm of steam delivered at 20 psi) as part of Museum construction and renovation projects.
  • Responsible for understanding building systems - which include natural gas boilers (340 therms annually), 1000 tons of chilled water, 11 high voltage distribution stations, a 400 kW of generators and a 50 kW UPS, fire suppression and alarm, 11 elevators/escalators, environmental controls and a 500+point computer operated building management system – as part of Museum construction and renovation projects.
  • On occasion be called upon to interface with Museum Board Members via. Physical Facilities Committee and Environmental Sustainability and Green Building Teams.
  • Responsible for working with various Museum teams in order to seamlessly integrate your projects during and after business hours, 365 days per year, while minimizing negative impact on the visitors experience.


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.


Director, Facilities



  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree preferred.
  • Seven (7) years of experience maintaining building mechanical systems, and plumbing systems, chilled water systems, steam heating systems and other related equipment in an educational, institutional, industrial or similar setting.
  • Technical experience and working knowledge with relevant environmental systems, utility systems and field support for all phases of project execution (scoping to commissioning).
  • Ability to design, write specifications, provide drawings and analytical calculations for projects.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, specifications and sketches.
  • Familiarity with building codes and other government regulations.
  • Experience with financial analysis, project planning and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse portfolio of major construction projects.
  • Excellent communication skills including technical writing, presentation skills and ability to interface with diverse staff and guests.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Project, Access, AutoCAD and other job related computer programs.


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Apply by:
August 05, 2020
About this Organization:
In 1830, six men interested in natural history established the Boston Society of Natural History, an organization through which they could pursue their common scientific interests. Devoted to collecting and studying natural history specimens, the society displayed its collections in numerous temporary facilities until 1864, when it opened the New England Museum of Natural History at the corner of Berkeley and Boylston Streets in Boston's Back Bay. That Museum is now known world-wide as the Museum of Science.

After World War II, under the leadership of Bradford Washburn, the Society sold the Berkeley Street building, changed its name to the Boston Museum of Science (later, dropping Boston from the name) and negotiated with the Metropolitan District Commission a 99-year lease for land spanning the Charles River Basin, now known as Science Park. In 1948, the Museum designed and built the first traveling planetarium in New England to promote the development of a new Museum building. The cornerstone for the new Museum was laid at Science Park a year later, and a temporary building was erected to house the Museum's collections and staff.

In 1951, the first wing of the new Museum officially opened, making the Museum the first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Comprising 14,000 square feet of exhibit space, the new Museum's first wing was already much larger than the entire exhibits area of the old Berkeley building. That same year, one of the most endearing and memorable symbols of the Museum, 'Spooky,' the Great Horned Owl, was given to the Museum as an owlet. Spooky lived to the age of 38 years, becoming the oldest known living member of his species.During the next two decades. the Museum greatly expanded its exhibits and facilities. In 1956, the Museum was successful in campaigning for a Science Park MBTA station that now brings visitors to within 200 yards of the Museum. The Charles Hayden Planetarium, funded by major gifts from the Charles Hayden Foundation, opened in 1958.

By 1968, further building expansion was under way as ground was broken for the Museum's west wing which was completed in the early 1970s. The Elihu Thomson Theater of Electricity, which houses the 2 1/2 million-volt Van de Graaff generator -- the two-story tall high voltage electricity generator given to the Museum by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956-opened in 1980.

The Museum has remained on the cutting edge of science education by developing innovative and interactive exhibits and programs that both entertain and educate.

Two of the Museum's more recent additions, the Hall Wing housing the Roger L. Nichols Gallery for temporary exhibits, and the Mugar Omni Theater, exemplify the Museum of Science's commitment to making science fun and accessible to all. The Mugar Omni Theater, opened in 1987, utilizes state-of-the-art film technology to project larger-than-life images onto a five-story high, domed screen, creating a 'you are there' experience for viewers.

More than 1.6 million people visit the Museum and its more than 400 interactive exhibits each year.