Facility Managing Couple - FLAGSTAFF, AZ

Facility Managing Couple - FLAGSTAFF, AZ

Posted: 1/10/2017 - 12:30 pm

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Facility and Land Manager Couple 

Roden Crater, located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona, is an unprecedented large-scale artwork created within a volcanic cinder cone by light and space artist James Turrell. Representing the culmination of the artist’s lifelong research in the field of human visual and psychological perception, Roden Crater is a controlled environment for the experiencing and contemplation of light. It takes its place within the tradition of American landscape art that began in the 1960s, requiring a journey to visit the work in the remote desert with truly dark night skies.  While minimally invasive to the external natural landscape, internally the red and black cinder has been transformed into special engineered spaces where the cycles of geologic and celestial time can be directly experienced. It will constitute a truly culminating phenomenon in world art. The Skystone Foundation is a 501(3)(c) non-profit private foundation created to operate the Roden Crater and related exhibits for charitable, scientific and educational purposes.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Facility and Land Managers will report to the Executive Director and work directly with caretakers to provide pro-active oversight and daily hands-on management of facility, maintenance and security.



Facility and land management of a large artwork and earthwork site:  coordinate and manage caretakers and subcontractors; ensure facilities are pristine and in good working order; manage landscaping and building maintenance including preventative work; and ensure security of property.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Create and manage maintenance list
  • Budgets:  estimate preliminary costs and develop budgets for ongoing maintenance; collect and review invoices; manage budgets against actuals; ensure maintenance stays within budget

§  Develop and track schedule to ensure maintenance deadlines are met

§  Provide weekly report to Executive Director regarding any property or equipment deficiencies or malfunctions and develop plans to coordinate the appropriate action

  • Facilitate communication across entire team
  • Ensure facilities are “visitor ready” at all times and for events

§  Carry out First Aid and CPR in the event of an emergency and ensure that all emergency equipment is ready to use at all times



§  Keep watch on property:  facilities, landscape, and roads

§  Ensure security of property and buildings

§  Facilitate entry to authorized visitors, staff and contractors

§  Prevent unauthorized visitors from entering or damaging property

§  Monitor surveillance systems and respond to alarms

§  Sweep property for unwanted insects and animals

§  Keep animals off property



§  Structures

o   Oversee maintenance, upkeep and repairs of all structures on property including:  painting, plastering, cleaning, carpentry, electrical and plumbing work

o   Clean and maintain Lodge

o   Prepare for events

§  Equipment

o   Maintain and upkeep of equipment including vehicles

o   Research and purchase equipment

o   Operate heavy equipment

§  Utilities

o   Oversee maintenance and management of water, generator, waste

o   Manage accounts with vendors for waste management, generator, fuel, and well

o   Ensure water and power utilities are working and available at all times

§  Source supplies, equipment and machinery to find best price

§  Locate and hire subcontractors for larger maintenance issues

§  Maintain log of reports on property and state of buildings and grounds

§  Supervise and direct maintenance crews engaged in landscape, facility cleaning, maintenance and repair


Land Stewardship

§  Maintain landscaping and road

§  Repair and maintain fence construction


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • B.A. Degree required
  • Minimum of 7-years industry-related experience in maintenance, property and landscaping management
  • Knowledge of general construction and engineering methods
  • Adept at budgets, problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

§  Be willing to take on new challenges and develop professionally

§  Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality

  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in a dynamic, creative setting and a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to consider safety in all decisions
  • Ability to lift 25-50 lbs and perform rigorous tasks frequently
  • Must have the ability to traverse rough terrain and work independently in harsh conditions
  • Must have a clean valid driver’s license in good standing, the ability to be an approved driver for Foundation and to safely operate vehicles
  • Strong PC and Mac OS skills, including high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and facility with Internet research
  • Ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and works collaboratively
  • Ideal candidate has a love of rural setting, a strong work ethic, the desire to live in a remote area and an understanding of the specific demands of this environment

§  Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed

§  Ability to be available 24 hours per day (on call for questions, emergencies)


Candidate must undergo background and credit check and provide at least three references.


Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to info@rodencrater.com.  Indicate the title “Facility and Land Manager” in the subject line.


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