Career Opportunities

Building Operations Director

Oversee building operating systems, facilities/maintenance, technical engineering services, security and fire systems through a continual, systematic maintenance program; to manage the Security and Maintenance Staff, administer the department’s short-term and long-range goals and budget, and oversee special projects. This position reports to the Deputy Director. 
  • Maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the Museum’s goals and mission. 
  • Understand, monitor performance and direct maintenance of the fire, security, air conditioning and ventilation systems.
  • Administer long term maintenance schedule of building and facility repairs and replacements.
  • Negotiate and administer applicable outside service agreements and subcontracts.
  • Supervise, hire and train the Maintenance Supervisor and Security Supervisor.
  • Oversee the hiring and training of all department personnel.
  • Schedule and oversee all building maintenance, including –
  • Interior appearance and lighting
  • Exterior grounds and lighting
  • Museum equipment, including required State and local inspections
  • Department requests for special projects, scheduled through work orders
  • General minor repairs, including  painting, light carpentry
  • Insure maintenance and integrity of security and fire systems
  • Become thoroughly familiar with security systems, procedures and actions related to security alarm activation
  • Able to cultivate strong relationships with members of the Board of Trustees; gracious and polite when dealing with members and visitors.
  • Coordinate with Events staff, or other appropriate Museum staff, the use of the Museum facilities and building services. 
  • Coordinate with the Curatorial staff the preparation and installation of exhibitions, including construction, painting, assembly and disassembly. 
  • Coordinate the purchase of all department supplies in accordance with Museum purchasing procedures.
  • Monitor budgeted expenditures, explain variances, and advise on corrective plan.  
  • Maintain a capital replacement budget.
  • Evening and weekend hours expected.
Security and Maintenance Supervisor 
Bachelors Degree or Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Security, or Building Management preferred.

  • 5 years active management experience preferred.  Proven record in team leadership, staff supervision and budget management.
  • Ability to train, supervise, direct, motivate and evaluate staff.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be computer literate. Experience with MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, AutoCAD, and/or Johnson Control’s Metasys software preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Please send cover letter and resume by email to


PACE Instructor

The Norton Museum of Art has an opening for a part-time position (one evening per week) as arts instructor in the museum’s outreach program for children and youth, PACE (Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education).

PACE instructors represent the Museum as art teachers in community centers throughout Palm Beach County and act as liaison between the site and the Norton Museum of Art.  The instructor we are seeking must be able to research and design projects for teens that are:

(1)  multicultural, (2) arts integrated, (3) exhibition related, and/or fine art/art historical; the instructor will accompany PACE students during three visits to the Norton Museum throughout the year.

A BA degree is required, along with teaching experience in fine arts, art history

Must be detail-oriented and well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Able to demonstrate independent judgment in professional setting and be a team player.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.  

Please send cover letter and resume to     


Security Officer / Gallery Guide
The security officer is responsible for greeting visitors, giving informative answers to visitors, observing and reporting any irregularities to the Security Supervisor.
This  position is on a  part-time basis / to work week-ends.
Major Responsibilities: 
  • Safeguard the museum’s gallery artwork and assets through the use of effective security patrols.
  • Understand all museum procedures and assist visitors.
  • Officer must be able to follow directions and react quickly during emergency situations while assisting visitors/ staff.
  • Officer must be able to work effectively and courteously with diverse groups of visitors and staff.
  • Conduct oneself in the best interest of the Museum.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to read, writes, speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Officers must be able to stand or walk a patrol 7 or more hours per shift.
  • Demonstrate ability to act courteous and professional with visitor and staff.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule when necessary.
  • Officers must be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally with visitors and staff.
Please send resume by email to


The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.