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Do you want to be a part of a vibrant community of youth arts? MYArts welcomes all to apply to join our team

NOTE: Due to an error in our website, MYArts has learned that not all applications for this position submitted successfully. In order to get the best possible pool of candidates, we have extended the application deadline to Friday, May 24. If you previously applied for this position but did not receive a confirmation email, please re-apply. You are also welcome to submit an application even if you did not apply previously.


Position description: MYArts (Madison Youth Arts Center) is seeking an Interim Building Manager to oversee the maintenance and operations of the MYArts physical facility. This part-time position, starting immediately, is expected to run until December 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension. The Interim Building Manager is a 1/2 time (50% FTE) position, primarily working in the mornings on weekdays, with required flexibility to attend to work with maintenance contractors. The role may include on-call responsibilities to address emergent situations.  

Key responsibilities for the Building Manager include managing contractors, overseeing building systems, performing small repairs and maintenance, coordinating larger repairs and maintenance, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations.

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Application due date: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; open until filled; for best consideration apply by May 24.

Title: Interim Building Manager

Hours and Schedule: 

  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Half-time: 50% FTE
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, primarily in the mornings; exact schedule determined in part by work with MYArts’ maintenance contractors; may require starting as early as 7:00am some mornings to meet contractors.
    • May require some on-call hours to respond to emergent situations at the building


  • $2700-$3150 per month (equivalent to $33.70-$39.38/hr)
  • Salary is paid monthly, on the last business day of the month
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance available (employee pays premium)
  • Paid vacation and personal time off

Employing organization: MYArts (Madison Youth Arts Center, Inc.) is a purpose-built facility dedicated to youth arts programs, providing affordable and accessible space to promote equity and access. The center is home to the Madison Youth Choirs and Children’s Theater of Madison, and also works with multiple programming partners to offer classes, rehearsals, performances, workshops, and meetings. The MYArts building, opened in 2021, features 14 studios, a blackbox theater, a proscenium theater, production and costume shops, office areas, and gathering spaces.


The focus of this interim position is managing the MYArts physical facility. The MYArts building, which opened in 2021, was purpose-built as a youth arts facility. It includes 14 studios, a blackbox theater, a proscenium theater, a production shop, a costume shop, office and work areas, and numerous gathering spaces throughout the building. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and overseeing the work with the numerous contractors who service, maintain, and inspect the various systems of the building, including but not limited to: HVAC controls, HVAC physical system, water treatment, pest control, security system, fire alarms, fire protection, building plumbing, fire extinguishers, loading dock, window cleaning, freight elevator, passenger elevator, vending machine, internet, and copy machine.
  • Basic repair / maintenance work (e.g. re-attaching wall corner protectors, replacing carpet squares, touch up painting, etc.) and contracting for larger jobs.
  • Learn basic use of HVAC control system to make temporary adjustments to our HVAC schedules. System used: Trane Tracer Synchrony.
  • Schedule inspections, maintenance, etc. so as not to interfere with programs occurring in the building. Learn basics of space management platform (Momentus) to do this.
  • Ensure facility stays in compliance with local, regional, and state agency requirements for testing, safety, etc. (E.g. elevator inspections, fire prevention, fire extinguishers, backflow prevention, drop test on garage doors, etc.)
  • Collect W9s from contractors as needed.
  • Collaborate with Director of Community Partnership for annual insurance audit.
  • Collaboratively continue to develop, hone, and communicate building safety procedures and expectations.

Preferred experience and qualities needed:

  • Experience with commercial, municipal, or public building systems.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, facility, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing maintenance.
  • Experience in keeping track of details and ensuring consistent follow-up.
  • A collaborative, transparent, team-oriented approach to work.
  • A sense of responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the facility.
  • The ability to translate the impacts of technical facility decisions to colleagues with other areas of expertise.
  • Experience managing a budget for facilities planning and spending.
  • The ability to be a trusted, calm decision-maker and problem-solver.

Workplace setting: 

  • Work time will include working and meeting with contractors and inspectors; working on a computer for correspondence and documenting building maintenance; moving through the building to perform repairs.
  • Ample bike parking; served by numerous bus routes; street parking available; covered garage available for $2/hr.

Position reports to the Director of Community Partnerships. 

About MYArts: 

  • Our core values are inclusion, collaboration, and discovery. We strive to integrate these values into all aspects of our institution and our work, and to constantly grow and improve in our ability to manifest these values.
  • MYArts has a strong commitment to growing access and equity within youth arts programming. We are especially committed to supporting communities of color and other marginalized groups, and have strong expectations that MYArts staff people will positively contribute to that goal.

Apply by completing the form below and submitting your resume.

Children's Theater of Madison performing at the Madison Youth Arts center

Interim Building Manager

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