Headlands Center for the Arts

Director of Facilities

About Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization located in a historic former military fort in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 15 minutes north of San Francisco. Established in 1982, Headlands promotes artistic exploration and development of new creative work. Through residencies and public programs, including open houses, lectures, performances and community meals, we seek to explore and interpret the relationship between place and the creative process and to extend appreciation for the role of artists in society. Residencies bring artists from many different disciplines, cultural backgrounds, and nationalities to live and work on-site each year, while public programs engage artists, scholars, activists and other professionals.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Facilities provides direct oversight and administration of the day-to-day facility operations of the Headlands Campus. This person is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operation of the physical campus in accordance with Headlands policies and procedures as well as current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility to assure that our facility is maintained in a safe and comfortable manner. The Director of Facilities is responsible for the management and direction of the following functions: maintenance, custodial services, event set-up and operations, risk management, and enforcement of departmental operating guidelines and procedures.

The Director of Facilities manages and plans for the care of the artist studios, artist and staff residences, the wood shop and library, as well as a dynamic group of artist-rehabilitated public spaces including spaces for exhibitions, lectures, performances, gatherings, and communal dining. The Director of Facilities directly supervises the facilities staff members and collaborates with the Director of Operations to liaise with our partners in the National Park Service (NPS).

Responsibilities include:

- Manage the preventative, routine and deferred maintenance on the facility, and play a leadership role in the development of short-term and long-range plans for capital improvements.

- Assure the maintenance of the physical condition and cleanliness of facilities under Headlands’ jurisdiction to support the day-to-day management of Headlands’ programs and activities.

- Coordinate and communicate effectively as appropriate with the National Park Service, other park partners, vendors, independent contractors, staff, volunteers, etc to ensure good working relationships and project completion as necessary.

- Provide fiscal management for facility operations to ensure the proper utilization of financial resources.

- Implement facility security programs by developing procedures/practices, distributing keys, monitoring access points, assessing security infrastructure needs (security cameras, interlocks, and alarms), and assessing/changing door access schedules.

- Work in consultation with Program staff to ensure smooth scheduling and handling of artists’ studios and accommodations and support for public programs.

- In collaboration with the Operations Manager, coordinate the facility for event setup/takedown and provide support during programmatic and outside events.

- Supervise a staff which involves direct and indirect responsibilities for interviewing, selection, training, motivating, performance evaluations, developing goals, and developing procedures to ensure achievement of goals.

- Serve as both a department head and a member of the leadership team that sets the tone and culture of the organization.


- 5+ years of related experience in facilities management.

- Knowledge of and comfort with codes, regulations, and standards that inform facilities work and risk management practice is a plus.

- Able to work independently and effectively collaborate as a key member of the leadership team.

- Demonstrate interpersonal skills, mature judgment when interacting with a broad range of people, including faculty/vendors/stakeholders/program areas, both individually and in groups.

- Demonstrated awareness, experience, and competence in working with a diverse, multi-racial, multicultural, and socio-economic staff and client population.

- Knowledge of current risk management practices and emergency preparedness plans and their implementation in recreational facilities.

- Interest in and familiarity with contemporary art is a plus.

- Due to our Marin Headlands location, reliable vehicle access is required.

Compensation Details

This is a full-time position, exempt position and requires some evening and weekend hours. The salary range for this position is $68,000 – $73,000. The total compensation includes a generous benefits package with medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off (PTO).

Anticipated start date is fall 2019. More information about Headlands’ work culture here:

To Apply

Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to a diverse and pluralistic workplace. People of Color and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email a single PDF attachment that includes both a cover letter and resume to The subject line of your email should be Director of Facilities/your name.

Review of applications will begin August 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to a diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals, as such Headlands is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns. Headlands makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate.

Headlands Center for the Arts prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. Headlands will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.