Employment Opportunities

New York, NY

Facilities Manager

Gagosian Gallery is seeking an experienced, flexible, collaborative, transparent, and responsive leader to manage the growing needs of three busy and dynamic Chelsea exhibition spaces in the role of Facilities Manager.

Duties include but are not limited to
-Ensuring the smooth operation of the three spaces, located within walking distance;
-Managing and assisting in maintaining the gallery mechanical systems, including HVAC, electrical and security;
-Liaising with the Gallery Manager regarding ongoing and future construction projects;
-Conducting daily inspections of the facilities, while making recommendations for improvements and repairs;
-Acting as first point of contact for all alarm system activations; responding to and liaising with the appropriate authorities;
-Reviewing invoices for accuracy and managing variances from estimated costs;
-Performing routine maintenance, including painting, patching, minor electrical and plumbing repairs and HVAC troubleshooting;
-Negotiating pricing for repairs, supplies and contracts for HVAC, security systems, etc.;
-Responsible for the sanitation account and waste management;
-Manage the opening and closing schedule with input from the operations team;
-Overseeing work performed by vendors;
-Ensuring the interior and exterior of the building are being maintained, including scheduling window washing, graffiti removal and maintaining the sidewalks.

The ideal candidate will possess a broad and strong track record in facilities operations. This candidate will be responsible to manage the spaces, keeping them clean, highly functional and up to date. You will be a flexible, responsive and a team-oriented manager who is hands-on, a superior problem solver, and exhibits a proactive and transparent approach to management. Possessing a sense of urgency, the Facilities Manager must demonstrate an ability to work within a fast-paced environment, while maintaining effective time and financial management skills. This role will lead as a first responder that is available after-hours for security issues and emergency repairs.

Knowledge of HVAC, electrical, security systems (burglar, cameras, fire, keys & locks), elevator maintenance and general building construction and maintenance.
- Excellent strategic, financial, project and time management skills.
- Proven ability to be proactive, communicate, motivate and lead.
- Experience in contracting with and supervision of outside contractors from the various trades and consultants.
- Collaborative management style and proven success in problem solving and conflict resolution.
- Management of multiple spaces a plus.
- Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects both large and small.
- Strong Excel skills to manage projects, budgets and invoice logs.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs.
-Ability to work flexible hours, as needed, for building repairs, events and emergencies.

Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular/Non-Exempt/Salaried position with overtime.

Salary commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits package.

Application Instructions
Please send resume and cover letter to with “Facilities Manager” in the subject line. Walk-ins or phone inquiries will not be accepted for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, committed to ensuring that all current and prospective employees are afforded equal opportunities.

Employee health and safety is of the utmost importance and as such Gagosian is committed to adhering to New York State Department of Health COVID safety guidelines.