Job Posting 

Job Title: Director of Facilities

Yale, New Haven, CT 

Yale University, conveniently located between Boston and New York, offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Located in the heart of historic downtown New Haven with more than 100 local boutiques, national retailers, cafés, casual eateries, award-winning restaurants, and world-renowned theaters, galleries, and museums. About the Yale University Art Gallery: Founded in 1832, the Gallery is the oldest university art museum in America. Today, it is a center for teaching, learning, and scholarship and is a preeminent cultural asset for Yale University, the wider academic community, and the public. The museum is open to all, free of charge, and is committed to engaging audiences through thoughtful, creative, and relevant exhibitions, programs, and publications. The museum’s exceptional collection—numbering nearly 300,000 objects—is the core of its identity.

General Purpose: Reporting to the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) Deputy Director for Exhibitions, Collections and Facilities (DDECF), the Director of Facilities will provide strong guidance and direction for assigned capital projects, building systems management, facility management and general operations. With latitude for the exercise of professional judgement and overseeing a department of six full-time staff, the position will oversee and develop strategic initiatives in support of the programs, collection stewardship and operations of a world-class university museum and its portfolio of nine owned and leased facilities.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in related field and six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


· Outstanding customer service, organizational, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced and changing environment. Ability to partner and work collaboratively across University and Gallery departments and between cultural properties institutions to support teaching, research, and exhibition missions.

· Superior interpersonal skills. Ability to manage and work effectively with a team of diverse permanent staff, temporary project staff, contractors, and University officials.

· Strong leadership and team-building skills with a positive, can-do attitude that supports the mission and goals of the Gallery. Proven ability to manage multiple large and small projects at once. Ability to manage multiple facilities.

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to respond to emergencies 24/7, make rapid and appropriate judgments and take a leadership role in emergency crisis situations.

· Strong computer skills coupled with the knowledge of Microsoft Project, Outlook, SharePoint and other database and computer-aided drafting (CAD) software.

· Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Extensive facilities, contract, project management experience. Knowledge of building management systems and facility/event service operations. Knowledge of building electrical, mechanical, climate monitoring systems and experience in construction planning. Experience working in a university or museum environment with an emphasis on client services and stewardship of valuable collections.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.