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Building Manager

Title: Building Manager

Job Code: 2400
Job Level: 12

Occupational Summary

Manage, plan and coordinate activities associated with the physical, environmental and security operations of the Nasher Museum of Art. Secure services to meet museum needs for physical aspects of daily operations, maintenance, repairs, renovations and new construction.

Work Performed

  • Manage, plan, coordinate and monitor the physical, environmental and security conditions and general maintenance of the building facilities and grounds of the Nasher Museum of Art.
  • Secure and coordinate related services with appropriate departments or outside organizations including, but not limited to, housekeeping, HVAC, structural and cosmetic repairs, and maintenance of safety features; solicit proposals and/or bids from alternative service providers where appropriate and make recommendations for optimal selection.
    Determine priorities for the enhancement, repair and modification of building facilities and equipment; develop plans for enhancement as well as ongoing and preventive maintenance of facilities.
  • Coordinate with Special Events Coordinator, Registrar, Chief Preparator to co-manage all activities and functions with the museum, on the ground, and at off-site storage facilities.
  • Coordinate with Manager of Protection Services to update plans for response to and recovery from emergency and disaster conditions as pertaining to assigned building (s); lead and participate in implementation of emergency plans in appropriate situations.
  • Monitor and analyze building conditions and assigned building management resources; prepare reports setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and conclusions; advise other museum staff as required, regarding building conditions and utilization as affected by repair/maintenance/enhancement activities.
  • Make work assignments and coordinate multiple maintenance trade and security activities where appropriate; recommend various personnel actions for assigned employees including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, and vacation schedules.
  • Manage key and card access system for museum users to provide necessary access whileprotecting against unauthorized access to restricted areas.
  • Coordinate and support communication and media technology for all areas of the Nasher Museum preferred.
    Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level

  • Education/Training: Work generally requires the ability to coordinate activities, analyze diverse situations and recommend appropriate conclusions normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree program.
  • Experience: Work generally requires the ability to organize and coordinate a variety of facility maintenance and management activities normally acquired through three years of directly related experience; information technology experience is preferred.

Requisition Number: 401469781

All applicant should apply to the Duke HR website with a cover letter and resume:

Director of Development and Major Gifts

Title: Director of Development and Major Gifts

Job Code: 2935
Job Level: 15
Job Family: JF34

Occupational Summary

The Director of Development and Major Gifts sets the strategy and manages the museum’s development activities, including individual, corporate, and foundation giving. Reports to the Director of the Nasher Museum.

Work Performed

Development Strategy

  • Strategize and direct all fundraising activities, including major gift cultivation and stewardship, individual annual giving, membership programs, corporate giving and sponsorships, and foundation and government grants.
  • Collaborate with the museum director to create a development plan which increases revenue to support the strategic direction of the Nasher.
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved.
  •  Advise the museum director on overall development strategy, and on major gift cultivation and stewardship in particular.
  • Cultivate relationships with major donors and other key supporters (with a portfolio averaging 50 top prospects), including national Board of Advisors.
  • Serve as main point of contact with University Development and collaborate closely with University colleagues on shared prospects. Represent the Nasher Museum and its development strategy in University-wide settings. Equip University Development gift officers to solicit gifts on the Nasher’s behalf.

Team Management

  • In consultation with the museum director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified development staff.
  • Supervise and manage the work of the museum’s assistant director of development, especially the research and writing of grant applications to foundations, corporations, and government funders.
  • Supervise and manage the work of the museum’s annual fund and membership officer, and provide strategic leadership and guidance for annual fund strategy, direct marketing/solicitations, membership programs and new initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the museum’s special events coordinator for development-oriented events.
  • Work closely with Business office to assure funds are allocated, spent, and reported upon accurately.
  • As a member of the museum’s senior management team, participate in strategic planning across departments. Represent the museum to key internal and external constituencies.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


  • Proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and close major gifts ($100k+).
  • Exceptional ability to think strategically and analytically.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and experience handling confidential information.
  • Strong initiative, creativity, and attention to detail.
  • High energy level, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and flexibility are a must.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a team member.
  • Experience interviewing, hiring, and supervising teams.
  • Ability to travel regularly and work weekends and evenings.


Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.

Work requires a minimum of five years’ experience in development and management. Experience in museum or university development preferred; knowledge of the visual arts a strong plus.


Requisition# 401444694

Cover letter and resume required. Candidates must apply to:

Security Manager/Lead

Job Title:  Program Coordinator:
Working Title:  Security Manager/Lead

  • Directly responsible for the safety and security of the Nasher Museum, including works of art, staff, volunteers and visitors. Works directly with the building manager as well as with other museum colleagues and industry professionals on specific needs in relation to security operations.
  • Directs and manages the staff and operations of the Security Department. Assists in coordinating and scheduling security for all exhibitions, day-to-day operations, and events in a manner which ensures the safety of the public and protection of works of art. Coordinates with special events personnel for programming.
  • Works with the building manager, consults and collaborates with the curators, registrars, and art handlers to define security needs for exhibitions, including reviewing the layout of new exhibitions in advance of installation. Works with the registrars to ensure the security of shipments and receipt of works of art.
  • Participates in security, fire and safety drills.  Assists in coordinating training for the security staff as well as any appropriate training for the museum staff in general.
  • Recommends and oversees planning, evaluation, enhancement, purchase, and testing of new and existing security systems, technology and devices at the museum. Assists in the installation of new equipment/devices and their integration with existing security systems.  Reviews security video surveillance data.
  • Assists in developing and tracking of the annual budget for security personnel, equipment and training.
  • Along with the building manager develops and implements plan for student recruiting, both at Duke and other area colleges.  Coordinates with marketing department for recruiting materials, with HR department to coordinate staff and student hiring. Recommends strategies for filling personnel gaps with contract security officers, student employees, or other staff solutions.
  • Recommends various personnel actions including, but not limited to, planning and developing work schedules ensuring adequate security coverage for daily operations and special events.
  • Supervises the security ambassadors and students including, but not limited to, disciplinary actions.
  • Works a variety of special events that fall outside of normal work schedule.  Patrols and monitors premises to provide incident prevention or report suspicious activity at the museum.


  • Valid NC Driver’s License required; associate or bachelor’s degree in any field preferred.
  • Five years of supervisory and/or security experience required.
  • Experience using personal computer and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Requisition Number:  401415839

Cover letter and resume required. Candidates must apply to:

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