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Buildings and Grounds Manager

Juxtaposition, Inc.


Organization Summary:

About Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA), founded in 1995, is a youth-focused visual art and design non-profit based in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. It began as an arts enrichment workshop for 15 youth in a public housing community and today is a thriving cultural center that employs 100 people annually, including 70 youth. JXTA has grown from conducting its afterschool visual art programs out of a small leased space into operating out of multiple buildings (owned and leased), on a commercial corridor. In addition to its art education and community development work, JXTA’s core strategic focus is to scale JXTALabs, the organization’s social enterprise ventures that have grown 250% since opening five years ago. JXTALabs employ youth 14-21 years old in year-round part-time jobs as apprentices in: graphic design, textile/screen-printing, urban design, and contemporary art. Youth apprentices work side by side with professional artists and designers and generate revenue to support the businesses by producing logos, apparel, paintings, public art, as well as providing community engagement services for clients.  The organization’s current team of twenty full-time, part-time and contract artists and staff work with 70 youth employees, 40 partners, more than 3,000 students, and 10,000 audience members annually.



Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Category: Facilities Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Part Time Salary: $24K-$26K plus on-call stipend
Hours: 20/week Negotiable  

Primary Duties:

 Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) seeks an energetic, highly capable, and proactive individual fill the position of Buildings and Grounds Manager. This is a part-time position at JXTA that will work closely with the founding CEO, Chief Cultural Producer, and Executive Catalyst. This position ensures work-sites, gallery, co-op studios, rental spaces, and shop are welcoming, clean, safe, and crisp for visitors, apprentices, and staff. This position will report directly to the Executive Catalyst.

Our campus at the intersection of Emerson and Broadway in North Minneapolis is a representation of how North Minneapolis and its residents are creative, innovative, and self-sufficient contributors to the region and state. Creating and maintaining vibrant spaces for those we employ, work with, and host while exemplifying excellence, collaboration, and professionalism is what we are looking for in this position.
This role ensures the smooth day to day operations of the organization’s spaces, safety/security, and physical infrastructure and mechanics. This role also serves as an on-call first responder to safety and security issues and included is a $2000 on-call annual stipend for responding to employee needs, alarms 24/7, and safety issues (break-ins, threats on campus, and weather).
POSITION HOURS: .5FTE, 20 hrs./wk
COMPENSATION:  Salary $24K-$26K/year DOQ, $2K on-call stipend, flexible Paid Time Off, and paid holidays.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Maintenance and Upkeep Management (60%)
  • Plans for and performs day-to-day operations of buildings and grounds
  • Sets and maintains standards for equipment and facilities in partnership with the Executive Catalyst and informed by Leadership
  • Develops and documents needed procedures and standard practices
  • Inspects building and grounds daily for needs and takes care of issues
  • Develops campus beautification plans in partnership with Executive Catalyst and Leadership
  • Coordinates with Executive Catalyst Vendors to support buildings and grounds needs
  • Prepares budget estimates for equipment, materials, and vendors
  • Develops and presents project proposals
  • Develops annual and projected maintenance plans and budgets

Safety and Security (15%)
  • Monitors buildings, work spaces, and grounds for safety issues, reporting and resolving them
  • Maintains proper safety-first aid stations in all work spaces with appropriate materials and first aid based on the activities that happen in the space.
  • Ensures all onsite follow incident reporting practices are followed by maintaining documents for staff to complete, training on process, and monitoring of injury and non-injury incidents that occur including reporting.
  • Provides on-boarding training and walk through for new staff, interns, and volunteers covering safety procedures, first-aid stations, building access practices.
  • Inspects, Improves, and maintains building security for theft and violence.
  • Serves as first-responder to issues of break-ins or threats of violence.
  • Responds to alarms and serves as primary contact for security vendors.
  • Maintains and issues keys and building codes for staff.
  • Serves as lead staff on guidance, training, and documentation for dealing with and preventing threats of violence and break-ins.
Inventory and Storage Management (15%)
  • Ensures there is adequate (capacity, clean, and dry) storage space and following of organizational practices for storing of equipment, materials, and resources for program and operations teams.
Events (15%)
  • Assist in event design and implementation as agreed upon for fundraising and JXTA events.
  • Ensure facilities are ready and prepped for events and clean-up after is planned for an executed.
  • Aid in the facilitation of the rentals in JXTA spaces in partnership with Executive Catalyst.



 Qualifications and Skills

The person who is right for this job must be

  • Inter-Culturally Competent and successful at inter-personal exchanges and communication.
  • Creative, curious, and game to try new things, learn new things, become part of the Juxtaposition Arts team.
  • Flexible and able to attend events in evenings, on weekends, and during workweek when needed.
  • Attentive to detail – this is a big one, position is responsible for quality control.
  • Highly organized, able to balance multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work well in team-oriented environment.
  • Eager to do what needs to be done to get a job done and do it to the highest level possible.
  • Computer skills including MS Office and familiar with PC or Mac operating systems.
  • Successful Maintenance and grounds experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years combined equivalent experience and related education.


Additional Info:

Juxtaposition Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a diverse work environment. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and people who identify with other marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. 


How To Apply:

Email coverletter and resume and any questions you may have to

No phone calls please.






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