Job opening: Facilities Manager

Now Hiring! Vineyard Preservation Trust Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager oversees the preservation, maintenance, beautification, and improvement of Vineyard Preservation Trust (VPT) properties. This year-round position requires a self-motivated individual with 5+ years of experience in the Martha’s Vineyard building trades and/or property management and a willingness to learn historic property care standards.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Daily Management (60%)


  • Work with the Executive Director and Event Team to design and prioritize building maintenance, landscape, tenant requests, event setup 
  • Manage maintenance team


  • Coordinate the bidding process, select contractors, and ensure contractor compliance and quality.
  • Manage subcontractors (Electrician, Plumber, Masonry, Paint, Carpentry, etc.)
  • Regularly survey properties to ensure compliance and quality control
  • Oversee annual inspections, permits
  • Oversee the opening/closing of seasonal properties

Planning & Systems Management (30%)

  • Plan, manage and direct emergency preparedness and response plans, including fire, accessibility, and security for VPT buildings.
  • Plan and manage beautification for eight event rental properties.
  • Plan care and replacement for mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to prepare and manage the annual operating budget.
  • Grow and manage subcontractors and vendor contacts.
  • Stay informed of historic preservation developments and regulations.

Preservation Plan (10%)

  • Work with the Executive Director to improve the rolling 5-year preventive maintenance program.
  • Work with the Executive Director and consultant to develop a Preservation Master Plan for VPT’s property portfolio.

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Positive relationships with subcontractors and Town inspectors.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in technology and project management tools and software.
  • Problem-solving ability in a changing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse groups.
  • General carpentry, electrical, and plumbing knowledge.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Experience in historic and/or large construction projects.
  • General knowledge and skill in light and fine carpentry are a plus.
  • A construction Supervisor’s License (CSL) is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Residency on Martha’s Vineyard is preferred.


Employee Compensation

  • Salaried Position: Competitive salary based on qualifications.
  • Job Type: Full-time 
  • Office available at the Vineyard Preservation Trust, 99 Main Street



  • Health Insurance (VPT pays 80% of the premium).
  • 125 Health Savings Plan.
  • 403b Retirement plan (after 1st full year of employment, plus company match).



  • Forty hours with a flexible work schedule.
  • Available for emergency coverage.

Serious candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with compensation history and/or expectations to, using “Director of Facilities” in the subject line. 

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