Manager, Capital Projects

Position Summary:

The Manager, Capital Projects will support the Sr Director, Operations in the oversight of all capital projects at the museum including pre-planning, construction management, vendor management and as a liaison between the museum and professional project management firms and/or owners representative firms contracted by the museum.  A capital project is defined as one spanning more than four (4) months or costs more than $250,000.  The Manager, Capital Projects, will interact with and provide support to the Sr Director Operations, Engineers and the Manager, Custodial Services as needed.

Leadership Responsibilities:

Working as the point of contact to all outside firms and to inside resources assigned to a particular capital project, the Manager, Capital Projects will lead the group in managing timelines, deliverables, quality control, inspections, governmental requirements and compliance with regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct support to the Senior Director, Operations, managing the component pieces of all capital projects underway at the museum.
  • Assist in the planning timelines, meeting deadlines, managing outside contractors including construction firms, engineers, architects and other vendors deemed necessary to support the project.
  • Produce or provide support to vendors to produce RFPs, as needed for capital projects.
  • Work with Finance and project team on financial tracking and reporting to ensure project costs are in line with expectations and budgets.
  • Supply timely supported information to the Finance Department to ensure payments are made to vendors on time and in the correct amounts. Primary to this responsibility is to ensure proper deliverables have been met by vendors prior to payment.
  • Monitor that all requirements to meet government codes and regulations are being met by vendors and contractors.
  • Work closely with Development to ensure all requirements of various grants and funding are being met.
  • Prepare regular reports and updates to be shared with leadership.
  • Must be available to work weekends and/or evenings, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree – Project, building or construction management preferred.
  • 4-5 years’ of work-related experience.
  • Engineering certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the job, professionalism, flexibility, focus and production of quality work, while expecting quality work from colleagues, subordinates, and vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and relate effectively to a wide variety of individuals and groups.
  • Extensive knowledge of major building mechanical and operating systems.
  • Ability to think strategically and to apply skills and experience to develop and implement solutions that are efficient and effective in both utilization of staff and expenditure of funds.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate when appropriate.
  • Ability to succinctly describe problems, challenges, and opportunities clearly and with confidence.
  • Ability to communicate expectations to colleagues, subordinates, and third-party providers.
  • Must have PA Act 153 clearances (PA criminal history, FBI fingerprints, and PA Child Abuse) completed prior to hire.
  • All employees are required to have COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 booster, and flu vaccination, as a term and condition of employment.

Physical Requirements & Environment:

  • Is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers continuously.
  • Is frequently required to stand and walk; will frequently be required to move from one position to another.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, i.e., pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing.
  • This job is performed in an office environment. The employee must be able to focus on assigned tasks where activity and interruptions are constant and demanding.
  • The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate but ongoing, noise level may be overstimulating at times.
  • The individual performing this job must be comfortable in an environment where people are coming and going regularly.
  • Ability to walk up and down flights of stairs; and stand for periods of time every day.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being executed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position or individual and may change at any time with or without notice.

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment, benefit, generous time off package and competitive salary. To apply for this opportunity, please fill out our online application. Should you have questions on the application process or require assistance in completing our application, please email

It is the policy of Please Touch Museum to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on account of a person’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, family status, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other protected group or status.

Equal opportunity is applied in all aspects of the employment relationship and personnel actions, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, orientation, assignment, employee development, discipline, promotion, demotion, transfer, assignment, separation, pay and compensation, benefits, layoff and recall, granting of and return from leave of absence, training and education, employee facilities, and social programs. Furthermore, all employment decisions, policies, and practices are in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.

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