Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) is a unique community destination, hosting arts and cultural events, organizations, and programs in historic buildings and piers along San Francisco’s northern waterfront. In operation since 1977, the nonprofit FMCAC is an extraordinary example of repurposing former military land and buildings for contemporary uses, including museums, performance spaces, and a vibrant schedule of arts and cultural exhibitions and events. Located just inside San Francisco Bay, FMCAC is part of the National Park Service’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The campus is located on a highly desirable, thirteen-acre waterfront site that is open to the public and offers unparalleled views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. Over 1.5 million people visit FMCAC annually. FMCAC is located in the San Francisco Port of Embarkation National Historic Landmark District.

The Director of Capital Projects is responsible for the management of all phases of project development, including scoping and feasibility, consultant management for preliminary design through construction documents, bidding and procurement, construction and closeout of multiple concurrent building construction, repair, rehabilitation, and tenant improvement projects that are all located in a National Historic Landmark District. The scale of projects ranges from minor tenant improvements to complete rehabilitation of buildings and pier sheds. The position works closely with cultural resources, design, engineering, and construction professionals within the National Park Service and consultant teams. The Director of Capital Projects ensures adherence to approved project budgets, schedules, and contracts, and serves as a subject matter expert on design, historic architecture, and construction. The ideal candidate has a “roll up your sleeves” approach to their work and ability work within a fast-paced environment.

Planning and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Develop plans, schedules, budgets, and tracking for numerous projects simultaneously, and manage multiple projects in different stages of project progress.
  • Manage and direct all major FMCAC-initiated capital projects, including coordination with the National Park Service as FMCAC landlord and regulatory authority.
  • Maintain an active, collegial relationship with the National Park Service to ensure compliance with the FMCAC master lease and all other applicable regulations, including its designation as a National Historic Landmark District.
  • Input and track project reviews through the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) service-wide compliance database and maintain administrative records for all assigned projects.
  • Manage a variety of planning studies and reports, including but not limited to: Design Studies, Existing Conditions Assessments; Feasibility Studies; Code Analysis; and Historic Structure Reports.
  • Collaborate in the development, revision, and implementation of FMCAC’s master plan, including plans for rehabilitation of historic buildings and structures and improvements to the campus public realm.
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of External Affairs and President & CEO to seek grant funding and other external funding sources for FMCAC-initiated capital projects, including the development of project descriptions, budgets, and graphic materials.
  • Support, staff, and present to FMCAC Board’s real estate-related committees (e.g., Leasing & Space Programming, Major Capital Projects, Public Realm), and interface with other FMCAC Board committees as necessary.

Construction Project Management:

  • Assume on-site project manager role on construction projects.
  • Prepare documents for consultant and contractor solicitation and bidding such as Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bid, Scopes of Work, and contract documents.
  • Oversee implementation of campus construction and maintenance plans to preserve historic assets in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration.
  • Coordinate tenant improvement projects in collaboration with FMCAC staff and existing and future nonprofit resident organizations (tenants).
  • Advise on maintenance matters related to architecture. Consult with the Facilities Department and collaborate in the operational as well as predictive, preventive, and reactive maintenance work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Individual will work closely with FMCAC’s President & CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Facilities, and Director of External Affairs. This position has no direct staff supervisory responsibilities but will manage consultants and contractors.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS Requirements and skills:

  • Graduate or college degree in historic preservation, architecture, or a related field.
  • At least five years of experience in planning, permitting, design, and construction of architecture projects, including historic properties.
  • Project management experience working with governmental entities and public/private partnerships
  • Thorough understanding of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, NEPA as related to cultural resources and related fields, and Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Excellent organizational and verbal communication skills
  • Hands-on, collaborative self-starter
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of National Park Service project review and contracting processes
  • Strong graphic and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Computer Aided Drafting or CAD

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