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Tippet Rise Art Center
Fishtail, MT, United States (on-site)
26 days ago
Tippet Rise Art Center
Fishtail, Montana, United States (on-site)
26 days ago


About Tippet Rise Art Center
Tippet Rise is looking for a passionate and mission-driven Facilities Manager to join the team full-time! Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, against the backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains, roughly midway between Billings and Bozeman and north of Yellowstone National Park. Set on a 12,000-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise hosts classical chamber music and recitals and exhibits large-scale, outdoor sculptures. Tippet Rise celebrates the concept that art, music, architecture, and nature are intrinsic to the human experience, each making the others more complex. The art center features musical performance spaces indoors and out, with programs that seek to create memorable experiences for performers and audience members alike.

Open Position: Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager is primarily responsible for operating the mechanical and facility systems and proactively handling the maintenance and repair. Reporting to Tippet Rise’s Co-Director, the Facilities Manager will be responsible for the ongoing functioning of these systems for all buildings, infrastructure, grounds, landscaping, equipment, and vehicles along with the support of other Tippet Rise Art Center facilities and maintenance staff. The Facilities Manager may be required to respond to facilities emergencies outside of normal working hours. The Facilities Manager will coordinate and work with outside contractors, vendors, as required. The Facilities Manager will also ensure that the operations are run in accordance with all laws and regulations. Most importantly, the Facilities Manager will be a team player and will be willing to collaborate, pitch in, and adapt with Tippet Rise Art Center.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for daily/weekly walkthroughs of all buildings and mechanical systems
  • Operate and maintain the following systems:
  • HVAC and Geothermal heating and cooling systems using Alerton controls and Compass computer interface
  • Air handlers
  • Humidifiers
  • ClimaCool heat pump system
  • Security systems and CCTV (when requested by Security Manager)
  • Graywater system and filtration
  • Domestic Public Water Supply and chlorination system
  • Photovoltaic energy system
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Diesel Powered backup generators
  • Universal Power Supply System
  • Septic systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Other similar systems that might be added or related to current systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, plumbing and IT network problems
  • Assist other maintenance staff and with maintaining interior and exterior of all buildings including paint, gutters, carpentry and structures when requested
  • Assist other maintenance staff with maintenance of vehicle fleet as needed
  • Key Access Administrator, responsible for securing, distributing and logging hard key and key cards in accordance with access protocols as requested by Security Manager
  • Obtain and Maintain DEQ UST operator certification
  • Obtain and Maintain DEQ Water Operator certification

Landscaping and Grounds

  • Responsible for operating and maintain the irrigation system
  • Assist other maintenance staff with mowing, trimming, plant and tree care, as needed
  • Maintain hardscapes, assist other maintenance staff with snow and ice removal including shoveling, snow plowing, snow blowing, ice removal and salting
  • Replace light bulbs interior and exterior

Project Management

  • Coordinate with various contractors for service and maintenance of systems, including verifying the status of projects and follow up if additional work is required
  • Create and maintain a detailed log of maintenance and operations for all systems
  • File any required documentation with appropriate entities, such as the DEQ, on a timely basis
  • Manage and participate in construction projects, as needed

Employment Details

Work hours are generally Monday through Friday 40 hours a week, with the ability to be flexible with the needs of the art center including occasional work hours on the weekend during the concert season. This position is based on-site at the Tippet Rise Art Center and reports to the Co-Director of Tippet Rise Art Center.

Tippet Rise Art Center provides a competitive benefits package including paid time off, Medical/Dental coverages, and a retirement plan. Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience such as operating, maintaining, or working with building mechanical systems including HVAC, plumbing, and water
  • Experience working with IT networks
  • Comfortable with network-based facility and mechanical interface systems
  • Strong working knowledge of computer software programs
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Degree or certification in relevant field including facilities management program or apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, or related experience

 Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Works both in an office environment and outdoors
  • Frequently sits for long periods of time
  • Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
  • Frequently walks and works outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • May require standing, lifting, stooping, or bending
  • Requires walking or cycling for miles at a time through mountainous terrain

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66659821
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Fishtail, Montana, United States
    New York, New York, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Tippet Rise Art Center
  • Position Title: Facilities Manager
  • Job Function: Building/property management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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