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The Facility Manager for the David Rubenstein Center for White House History and the White House Historical Association (WHHA) will supervise, oversee, and serve as the primary staff member responsible for the maintenance and care of the interior and exterior of Decatur House, the Slaves Quarter Building, the Carriage House, and the groundskeeping of the interior courtyard, and the H Street and Jackson Place walkways, porches and stoops. Duties include maintaining the HVAC systems, electrical, plumbing, and lighting systems, security, and fire suppression and detection systems. This position reports directly to the CFO of WHHA.

Responsibilities and Scope of work:

  • Supervises a maintenance staff in a variety of general building maintenance, repairs, and services to include light carpentry and painting.
  • Will be required to interact with staff from General Services Administration, United States Secret Service and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Will assure responsibilities dealing with special events are carried out as may be determined by the Director of Special Events or the President of WHHA in consultation with the CFO.
  • Assuring supervision of vendor deliveries and pick-ups with special attention paid to the security of the property.
  • Ensures all safety standards are used which comply with all local and federal guidelines. Working with contractors to schedule needed inspections or work in concert with the business needs of the National Center at Decatur House.
  • Maintains a professional courteous manner with all employees, vendors, contractors and guest attending educational and special events.
  • Is the primary staff member to handle any unusual occurrence and/or damage that may have taken place or may have occurred during a special event or storm.
  • On a daily basis assures maintenance staff has picked up any trash, swept, water and is maintaining landscaped beds and other areas. Also during the winter months, assures snow and ice are cleared from walkways, steps, and the courtyard to prevent possible personal injury from falling on ice and/or snow.
  • Is the primary staff member responsible for monitoring all building HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and fire detection/suppression systems. Will coordinate with contractors to maintain these systems, and negotiate annual maintenance contracts with contractors.
  • Also working with contractors to reduce energy consumption whenever possible.
  • Will be required to work weekends assisting in a special event; must be able to respond to alarms and handling emergencies.
  • On occasion, this position requires exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.
  • Position is part of the weekend manager rotation.
  • Follows established WHHA and NCWHH policies outlined in the Employee Guidebook.

Salary Range:

Competitive salary for DC


Plan outline will be provided.

The White House Historical Association is a nonprofit educational association founded in 1961 for the purpose of enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion. This is not a political position or a position with the United States Government. All proceeds from the sale of the Association’s books and products are used to fund the acquisition of historic furnishings and artwork for the permanent White House collection, assist in the preservation of public rooms, and further its educational mission.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to and include Facility Manager in the subject line. The White House Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.