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Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Tippet Rise Team! Details on staff openings at the art center are below.

Facilities Operator

About Tippet Rise Art Center
Tippet Rise is looking for a passionate and mission-driven Facilities Operator to join the team on a full-time basis! Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, against the backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains, roughly midway between Billings and Bozeman and north of Yellowstone National Park. Set on a 12,500-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise hosts classical chamber music and recitals and exhibits large- scale, outdoor sculptures. Tippet Rise celebrates the concept that art, music, architecture, and nature are intrinsic to the human experience, each making the others more complex. The art center features musical performance spaces indoors and out, with programs that seek to create memorable experiences for performers and audience members alike.

Open Position: Facilities Operator
The Facilities Operator is primarily responsible for operating the mechanical and facility systems and handling proactively the maintenance and repair. Reporting to Tippet Rise’s Co-Director, the Facilities Operator will be responsible for the ongoing functioning of these systems for all buildings, infrastructure, grounds, landscaping, equipment, and vehicles along with the support of other Tippet Rise Art Center facilities and maintenance staff. The Facilities Operator may be required to respond to facilities emergencies outside of normal working hours. The Facilities Operator will coordinate and work with outside contractors, vendors, as required. The Facilities Operator will also ensure that the operations are run in accordance with all laws and regulations. Most importantly, the Facilities Operator will be a team player and will be willing to collaborate, pitch in, and adapt with Tippet Rise Art Center.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Responsible for daily/weekly walkthroughs of all buildings and mechanical systems
• Operate and maintain the following systems:
− HVAC and Geothermal heating and cooling systems using Alerton controls and Compass computer interface
− Air handlers
− Humidifiers
− ClimaCool heat pump system
− Security systems and CCTV (when requested by Security Manager)
− Graywater system and filtration
− Domestic Public Water Supply and chlorination system
− Photovoltaic energy system
− Underground Storage Tanks
− Diesel Powered backup generators
− Universal Power Supply System
− Septic systems
− Fire suppression systems
− Other similar systems that might be added or related to current systems
• Maintain and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, plumbing and IT network problems
• Assist other maintenance staff and with maintaining interior and exterior of all buildings including paint, gutters, carpentry and
structures when requested
• Assist other maintenance staff with maintenance of vehicle fleet as needed
• Key Access Administrator, responsible for securing, distributing and logging hard key and key cards in accordance with access protocols
as requested by Security Manager
• Obtain and Maintain DEQ UST operator certification
• Obtain and Maintain DEQ Water Operator certification

Landscaping and Grounds
• Responsible for operating and maintain the irrigation system
• Assist other maintenance staff with mowing, trimming, plant and tree care, as needed
• Maintain hardscapes, assist other maintenance staff with snow and ice removal including shoveling, snow plowing, snow blowing, ice
removal and salting
• Replace light bulbs interior and exterior

Project Management
• Coordinate with various contractors for service and maintenance of systems, including verifying the status of projects and follow up if additional work is required
• Create and maintain a detailed log of maintenance and operations for all systems
• File any required documentation with appropriate entities, such as the DEQ, on a timely basis
• Manage and participate in construction projects, as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• Minimum of three years of relevant experience such as operating, maintaining, or working with building mechanical systems including
HVAC, plumbing, and water
• Experience working with IT networks
• Comfortable with network-based facility and mechanical interface systems
• Strong working knowledge of computer software programs
• Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to consistently meet deadlines
• Degree or certification in relevant field including facilities management program or apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, or
related experience

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Works both in an office environment and outdoors
• Frequently sits for long periods of time
• Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
• Frequently walks and works outside in a variety of weather conditions
• May require standing, lifting, stooping, or bending
• Requires walking or cycling for miles at a time through mountainous terrain

Employment Details
Work hours are generally Monday through Friday 40 hours a week, with the ability to be flexible with the needs of the art center including occasional work hours on the weekend during the concert season. This position is based on-site at the Tippet Rise Art Center and reports to the Co-Director of Tippet Rise Art Center.
Tippet Rise Art Center provides a competitive benefits package including paid time off, Medical/Dental coverages, and a retirement plan. Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

The salary range is $65,000-75,000 annually. To apply, please submit your resume to We are looking to fill this position immediately.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position and is subject to change and adapt with the growth and needs of Tippet Rise. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

Guest Services & Safety Team Member

Guest Services & Safety Team (GSST) Members are primarily responsible for controlling and monitoring access to Tippet Rise Art Center by promoting safety and security for all employees, guests and other visitors, with fidelity to the Core Values. The primary duty station for the GSST Member is the Front Gate of Tippet Rise Art Center. GSST Members will patrol Tippet Rise Art Center property and assist the Special Security Team as assigned. GSST Members will not be armed. Most importantly, the GSST Member will be a team player and will be willing to collaborate, pitch in, and adapt with Tippet Rise.

Duties and Responsibilities

Guest Services
GSST Members are often the first members of the Tippet Rise Team to interact with guests upon their arrival. This interaction will set the tone for the guest’s visit to Tippet Rise.
• Be welcoming and helpful, creating a positive experience for the guest
• Interact with guests, initiating contact using diplomacy, tact and self-control
• Be friendly, clear and succinct in all instructions and communications
• Maintain positive relationships with Tippet Rise’s neighbors and community

• Control access to Tippet Rise Art Center properties
• Prevent trespassing, vandalism, poaching, theft, violence and disruptive circumstances
• Monitor and observe all persons at Tippet Rise Art Center for safe, appropriate behavior
• Proactively report and document any threat or risk to Tippet Rise Art Center, its guests, performers, employees and/or properties, including activities, incidents and abnormal situations that may result in unsafe, adverse, illegal or undesirable outcomes
• Perform mobile and foot patrols of Tippet Rise Art Center properties as assigned
• Work with, and under the direction of the Special Security Team
• Ensure Tippet Rise Art Center alarms and security systems are operational and in service
• Complete and submit daily logs, notes and communications

Emergency Prevention & Response
• Be initial contact for responding emergency personnel and facilitate expedient access for emergency responders/vehicles
• Maintain knowledge of all Security and Emergency Operations protocols and procedures
• Respond to and assist in any security, medical or other emergency situation, as needed
• Intervene in any situation presenting immediate risk to persons or property, negatively impact guest experience, artist performance, employee job execution, or overall safety
• Deescalate conflicts, tactfully and skillfully, intervening when necessary
• Facilitate the removal of undesirable persons from Tippet Rise Art Center properties
• Monitor security systems, cameras and alarms, respond to all alarms, calls and incidents
• Summon appropriate assistance from Tippet Rise Art Center employees and/or local emergency response agencies to control any unsafe or undesirable situation

Other Duties
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information regarding Tippet Rise Art Center, its facilities, operational procedures, employees and guests
• Innovate and implement new procedures and duties as needed
• Follow proper procedures and preform all duties as assigned, and while unsupervised
• Assist Tippet Rise Art Center and Ranch operations
• Participate in all team meetings and trainings

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Current driver’s license and right to work documents required
• Legally and safely operate motor vehicles
• Possess and use excellent situational awareness
• Work well in a collaborative team environment
• Have excellent verbal communication and customer service skills
• Be able to work well without direct supervision
• Know how to use email, smartphones, Windows computer systems & programs
• Be able to successfully complete a physical fitness assessment
• Pass a background check and drug screening
• Fire/EMS/LEO/Military background a plus

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Isolated, indoor and outdoor work environments, with exposure to extreme weather
• Remain outdoors in variable weather conditions including hot, cold, sunny, wet, windy, snowy, stormy, etc.
• Extended periods of sitting, standing, and walking on various terrain
• Driving in inclement weather with hazardous road conditions
• Driving a vehicle such as an SUV, Jeep, golf cart, side-by-side ATV, etc.
• Periods of exposure to loud noises, vehicle fumes, dust, wind and precipitation
• Be physically and mentally agile to maintain a professional demeanor under stress
• Have physical stamina to respond in the event of a protracted threat/emergency
• Ability to stand quietly for 2+ hours at a time while restricting movement
• Ability to lift and carry heavy objects

Employment Details
Full time, Part time, and Summer/Seasonal opportunities available

Hourly Wage: The salary for this position is $20.00 per hour. The salary represents Tippet Rise Art Center’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Reports to: Security Manager

To apply, please e-mail your resume, and a cover letter with 1.) Your Desired Employment: full time, part time or seasonal, 2.) Why you are applying for this position, 3.) Why you are a superior candidate for the Guest Services and Safety Team and 4.) What your career goals are to

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

Thank you so much for your interest in Tippet Rise Art Center. We look forward to opening internship opportunities in 2022.

Tippet Rise is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
Tippet Rise is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Tippet Rise are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race; color; religion or belief; national, social or ethnic origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; gender identity and/or expression; family or parental status; sexual orientation; past or present military service; marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, disability status or any other status protected under the law. Tippet Rise will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in hiring or in its workplace.