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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Museum Administration
Full Time: Curator for Vehicles - IMS Museum (Indianapolis, IN)

POSITION TITLE: Curator for Vehicles

ORGANIZATION: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

POSITION LOCATION:  Indianapolis

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

COMPANY SUMMARY:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment and the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. In 1955, IMS owner, Anton Hulman Jr., started construction on a new office building at the main entrance of the Speedway grounds.  Located in the building’s east wing, the IMS Museum opened in 1956. Initially, the Museum was referred to as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, the Speedway Museum, or often simply as the Museum.  The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) was organized in 1957 as a private foundation to administer the business of the Museum.  The Foundation was notified that it had become a publicly supported charity as of January 1, 2006.  Our vision is that motor racing will be a revered aspect of our American heritage and a valued part of family culture for generations to come. Our mission is to celebrate more than a century of the innovation, thrill, and adventure of motor racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®.

Essential Functions:

Full-time position as Curator for Vehicles to oversee all aspects of the Museum’s curatorial and education programs with respect to its collection of race cars, passenger cars, dragsters, motorcycles, land speed record holders, and similar racing and automotive vehicles, which currently number more than 350.  Working within the context of the Foundation’s strategic plan, master facility plan, and the master interpretive plan for the Museum, the Curator of Vehicles will provide vision and leadership for implementation of those plans, including (a) the development and execution of plans for preserving, restoring, and maintaining all Museum vehicles, as well as vehicles on permanent or temporary loan to the Museum; (b) developing permanent, temporary, periodic, and traveling exhibits from vehicles in the Museum’s collections and loaned to the Museum; (c) assisting the Curator of Media and Historic Archives (“MHA”) and education staff with exhibits and programs that focus primarily on non-vehicle objects or content; (d) overseeing restoration and maintenance of all Museum vehicles; (e) oversight of vehicle collections acquisition and management, including assessments of vehicles in the collection and recommendations for disposition of duplicate, non-functional, or other vehicles that do not fit the Museum’s mission and strategic plan; (f) oversees research on Museum vehicles and develops a program to provide research services for owners of similar vehicles; (g) provides expertise and guidance in the acquisition of reference and other materials for research and archives that relate to vehicles; (h) assists in the  development of public access to Museum archives and sharing of Museum collections on-line through photography and digitization; and (i) creation of content for the Museum’s website, social media, and other communications vehicles to both educate and promote the Museum. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preservation, restoration, and storage of vehicles
    • Oversees organization, documentation, and storage of Museum vehicles, including vehicles on permanent or temporary loan to the Museum
    • Analyzes donations of prospective vehicles for appropriateness in Museum collection
    • Solicits donations of vehicles
    • Develops three to five-year restoration plan, prioritizing vehicles that merit restoration, and working with other Museum staff, develops individual vehicle plan and budget
    • Responsible for assuring accuracy of all descriptions of vehicles on display or loan, including research to determine provenance of vehicles
    • Represents the Museum at automobile concours, conferences, meetings, and other gatherings involving historic race cars, Indiana passenger cars and other vehicles
    • Serves as liaison to owners of historic race cars and passenger cars on substantive matters about vehicle provenance, history, construction, and restoration
    • Periodically analyzes existing vehicle collection to eliminate duplicates, significantly deteriorated, or inappropriate vehicles, and works with other staff to assure proper disposal, sale, or other disposition
    • Assures proper storage and maintenance of vehicles to maximize preservation for future use and reference
    • Develops individualized standards and plans for maintaining each vehicle in the Museum’s collection
    • In consultation and conjunction with other Museum staff, works with third-party contractors specializing in vehicle restoration and preservation to implement Museum restoration plans and priorities
  • Works with and oversees the work of third-party curators and/or experts and other staff on curating aspects of the Museum’s vehicle collection as to which the Curator has limited expertise
  • Development of permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits using Museum vehicles
    • Provides leadership in developing concepts for Museum exhibits, maintaining an on-going three to five-year exhibit plan.
    • Works with individuals and partner organizations to obtain items on loan for Museum exhibits.
    • Works with Museum colleagues to develop written, audio, and film/video content for exhibits.
    • Works with counterparts in other Museums to develop traveling or joint exhibits.
    • Oversees budgeting, planning, installation, and break-down of all exhibits.
    • Works with sponsorship and fundraising staff to secure funding for exhibits.
    • Works with communications and outreach staff on promoting exhibits.
    • Assures all Museum staff and volunteers are informed about the exhibit and can act as interpreters and guides.
    • Develops educational and programmatic content to enhance exhibit content and story-telling.
    • Provides leadership in organizing annual Historic Racing Exhibition and the periodic Pace Car Reunions.
  • Works collaboratively with Curator for MHA to develop special exhibits and refresh permanent exhibits with content and objects from the Vehicle and MHA collections. 
  • Develops and manages loan program for Museum vehicles, assuring the safe use and display of all Museum vehicles while on loan.  Develops collaborative relations with other automotive museum curators to facilitate exhibit development with loaned vehicles.  Develops relationships with private vehicle owners to gain access to historically important vehicles for Museum exhibits.
  • Participates in Museum’s design and development efforts for facility improvements as lead for vehicles, assuring adequate storage, lighting, temperature and humidity controls, and public access opportunities.  Assists with development of interactive exhibits involving vehicles.
  • General Administrative Duties
    • Develops and oversees three-year and annual plans and budgets for vehicle collections and exhibits.
    • Assists other staff in preparing content for tours, education programs, exhibits, museum self-guided tours, Museum mobile applications, and similar communications vehicles.
    • Works with senior leadership of Foundation and Board of Directors to implement strategic plan, provide support for other functional groups, and enhance communications aspects of colleagues’ projects.
    • Hires, supervises, evaluates, trains, and otherwise manages members of team and provides input on performance evaluations of other staff.  Currently, supervises Restoration Services Manager, Assistant Curator, Vehicle Maintenance Specialist.   Collaboratively supervises other staff that may be engaged in vehicle management, such as Museum Historian.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, library science, archives, museum studies, motorsports, or similar educational program; or the substantial equivalent in other training or direct job experience.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in working with race cars, passenger cars, and similar vehicles, and communicating and educating the public through use of such vehicles.
  • Basic understandings of mechanical and automotive systems, restoration, and maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge of auto racing, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500 and other races at the IMS track, IndyCar racing, NASCAR, and other racing series.
  • Basic knowledge of automobile and race car mechanics, car construction and operation, running and maintenance needs
  • Experience with preservation, restoration, maintenance, and proper storage of vehicles
  • Familiarity with the owners of key open wheel race cars and select passenger cars
  • Strong research, organizational, and writing skills
  • Experience with website and social media management (Facebook, Twitter) 
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with a variety of people with different skills and abilities.
  • Understands annual planning and budgeting processes and has had significant experience with both.
  • Understands data and can analyze it to monitor and measure performance.
  • Uses technology to achieve desired results; uses MICROSOFT Office products (OUTLOOK, WORD and EXCEL), and other software and hardware technology systems.

Complexity/Problem Solving:

  • Handles several projects and varying deadlines simultaneously.
  • Develops solutions to problems that arise during the day.
  • Handles difficult personalities, both as to staff and the public, in a constructive, positive fashion resulting in appropriate resolutions of disputes and/or difficult situations.
  • Experiments to find creative solutions.  Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar opportunities.
  • Creatively handles staff resistance to implementing changes in policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes outcomes of programs and processes, seeks improvement, plans for and implements improvements, striving always to work as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Not afraid of experimenting (within reason), failing, or learning from new approaches.

Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:

  • Works independently, without direct supervision.
  • Distinguishes between problems and solutions requiring management approval and those that s/he may resolve directly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary, confidential, and sensitive information.
  • Has a high degree of personal and professional integrity; acts in an ethical manner and avoids conflicts of interest.
  • Prioritizes projects and adjust priorities in light of changing needs and circumstances.
  • Follows through promptly and delivers work product on-time and of a superior quality.

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Communicates with passion and commitment the mission and vision of the Museum as well as its strategic and operating plans to third parties as well as internal audiences.
  • Effectively communicates plans and ideas to colleagues and external individuals or organizations.
  • Communicates performance issues to supervised staff and provides guidance, training, and constructive feedback.
  • Communicates effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Keeps colleagues and supervisor informed of progress of tasks, as well as issues that require supervisor’s resolution.
  • Knows when to ask questions to seek guidance and when to move forward on his or her own.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: 

Work requires physical exertions and/or physical strains.  May involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable weather conditions.  Must periodically work evenings and on weekends, especially in May.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have permanent work authorization to work in the US (you might have permanent work authorization as a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, Refugee or Asylee, or as a Temporary Resident Alien under the Immigration Reform and Control Act)?

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Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
Full Time: Director, Engineering - IMS Productions (Indianapolis, IN)

POSITION TITLE: Director, Engineering

DEPARTMENT: IMS Productions, Truck Department

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Broadcast Operations

POSITION LOCATION: Indianapolis and various remote locations

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

COMPANY SUMMARY:

IMS Productions is a premier, multi-faceted, multimedia production company located in Indianapolis, Indiana just across the street from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We are comprised of two distinct divisions: our Content Group, who work closely with clients to bring multimedia visions of all sorts to life, and our Truck Department who supply remote broadcast solutions to network television and other clients.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The role of Director, Engineering works alongside the VP to provide leadership and support for the IMS Productions Truck department activities. Budgeting maintenance and planning for capital expenditures is a key component of the position, as well as supervising broadcast events and developing engineers.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Supervises all design, construction, equipment, maintenance, and operations of remote vehicles.
  • Responsible for creating and implementing the IMS Productions Truck maintenance budget.
  • Recruits, hires engineering staff for the IMS Productions Truck department.
  • Provides leadership to IMS Productions Truck Department Engineers as immediate supervisor.
  • Acts as liaison between Network personnel and Truck Department staff and supervise all technical aspects of events as they pertain to the television broadcast.
  • Assists for forecasting capital requests that represent maintaining and future expansion for the Truck Division’s assets.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has several direct reports in the engineer in charge role.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university in electronic engineering, engineering or related field or equivalent experience

Skills/Experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience in remote television engineering and large-scale television productions.
  • Experience should include operation, maintenance, design and construction of all levels of remote production units.
  • Individual should be organized and highly motivated and able to motivate others. 
  • Should have experience with budgets and the budgeting process.
  • Should be professional, good people person and able to negotiate.
  • Must be able to identify time-sensitive issues, multi-task, and delegate tasks.

Travel/Work Hours

  • 50% travel to events and any other client needs as required, the position requires flexibility due to being an event driven business. More than likely required to work extended hours, may frequently work at night, and weekends.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. This position requires at least 10 years' experience in remote television engineering. Please summarize how your experience meets or exceeds this qualification.

2. Do you understand that this position requires up to 50% of travel for events and client needs as required?

3. Do you have permanent work authorization to work in the US (you might have permanent work authorization as a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, Refugee or Asylee, or as a Temporary Resident Alien under the Immigration Reform and Control Act)?

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Communications/Community Relations: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Full Time: Director, PR and Communications - IMS Museum (Indianapolis, IN)

POSITION TITLE: Director, PR and Communications

ORGANIZATION: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

POSITION LOCATION: Indianapolis

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

COMPANY SUMMARY:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment and the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. In 1955, IMS owner, Anton Hulman Jr., started construction on a new office building at the main entrance of the Speedway grounds.  Located in the building’s east wing, the IMS Museum opened in 1956. Initially, the Museum was referred to as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, the Speedway Museum, or often simply as the Museum.  The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) was organized in 1957 as a private foundation to administer the business of the Museum.  The Foundation was notified that it had become a publicly supported charity as of January 1, 2006.  Our vision is that motor racing will be a revered aspect of our American heritage and a valued part of family culture for generations to come. Our mission is to celebrate more than a century of the innovation, thrill, and adventure of motor racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®.

Essential Functions:

Full-time position as Director of Communications to work with a variety of staff and members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation (“Museum”) to oversee all aspects of the Museum’s communications programs.  The Director of Communications develops and implements the Foundation’s overall communications plan to build and market the Museum’s brand; promote and drive attendance to Museum exhibits, events and tours; utilize social media and other platforms for engaging and interacting with current and potential Museum constituents; and is responsible for developing and disseminating the Museum’s media strategies, communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Enhance & Maintain Relationships with Local & National Media
    • Pitch stories to local media to increase Museum brand awareness in the community, via increased media presence.
    • Promote Museum initiatives and events through targeted media releases.
    • Manage all media contacts, both locally and nationally.
    • Develop press kits, statistics, and media guide as necessary.
    • Manage press conferences and announcements.
  • Develop Communication Plan for Museum events and special exhibits
    • Contribute to promotional materials and brochures for special exhibits.
    • Provide live Twitter coverage of Museum events.
    • Record testimonials on the Museum from racing luminaries.
  •  Manage Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum website
    • Update site content on an as needed basis.
    • Maintain/update site with up-to-date tour & track information.
    • Create/Manage relevant and engaging blogs.
    • Track website analytics, and increase engagement.
    • Manage revenue-generating content.
  • Manage Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Social Media initiatives
    • Consistently update Museum Twitter and Facebook accounts, with relevant and engaging content, as well as up-to-date tour & track information.
    • Create and develop Museum YouTube channel content, including QR codes for Museum exhibits.
    • Increase fans, followers, and overall community engagement with relevant and engaging content.
    • Analyze other social media opportunities and initiate the development of content for those deemed appropriate and cost-effective for Museum audiences.
  • Develop strategies to work with IMS and INDYCAR PR/Marketing/Social Media teams on mutually-beneficial content and promotion
  • Develop and Manage revenue-generating content across multiple platforms
  • Utilize existing features and develop additional content that can be used to generate revenue, or as added-value content for advertisers.
  • Develop Communications Plan for general Museum communications across all platforms
    • Assure compliance with Museum branding guidelines across all written materials.
    • Develop elevator speech, talking points, and other communications for Museum initiatives and key plans and documents (strategic plan, master facility plan).
    • Assure appropriate communication of Museum’s vision, mission, values, policies, strategies, and other key messages to general public, Museum guests, media, and philanthropic community.
  •  Develop Communication Plan for Alumni for added engagement
    • Work closely with Indianapolis 500 & Brickyard 400 alumni, as well as Hall of Fame members to continue to enhance their visibility as well as the Museum’s.
    • To extend hospitality to alumni worldwide.
    • Expand website to include alumni pages and information
  • Key Additional Responsibilities
    • Develops and oversees communications budget.
    • Analyzes and oversees Museum’s advertising and promotions plan – identifying most appropriate advertising and promotional vehicles.
    • Assists other staff in preparing content for tours, education programs, exhibits, museum self-guided tours, Museum mobile applications, and similar communications vehicles.
    • Works with senior leadership of Foundation to implement strategic plan, provide support for other functional groups, and enhance communications aspects of colleagues’ projects.
    • As staff are added to the team, supervises, evaluates, trains, and otherwise manages members of fundraising team and provides input on performance evaluations of other staff.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, English, TV and/or radio reporting or production, or similar educational program preferred; or the substantial equivalent in other training or direct job experience.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in journalism, TV or radio reporting or production, social media content development and website development and management.
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with a variety of people with different skills and abilities.
  • Public relations or media experience
  • Web Design/Content Experience
  • Experience with social media management (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Basic Photography and photo editing skills
  • Strong written and oral communications and public speaking skills, with an emphasis on inter-personal relations.
  • Understands annual planning and budgeting processes and has had significant experience with both.
  • Understands data and can analyze it to monitor and measure performance.
  • Uses technology to achieve desired results; uses MICROSOFT Office products (OUTLOOK, WORD and EXCEL), and other software and hardware technology systems.

Complexity/Problem Solving:

  • Handles several projects and varying deadlines simultaneously.
  • Develops solutions to problems that arise during the day.
  • Handles difficult personalities, both as to staff and the public, in a constructive, positive fashion resulting in appropriate resolutions of disputes and/or difficult situations.
  • Experiments to find creative solutions.  Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar opportunities.
  • Creatively handles staff resistance to implementing changes in policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes outcomes of programs and processes, seeks improvement, plans for and implements improvements, striving always to work as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Not afraid of experimenting (within reason), failing, or learning from new approaches.

Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:

  • Works independently, without direct supervision.
  • Distinguishes between problems and solutions requiring management approval and those that s/he may resolve directly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary, confidential, and sensitive information.
  • Has a high degree of personal and professional integrity; acts in an ethical manner and avoids conflicts of interest.
  • Prioritizes projects and adjust priorities in light of changing needs and circumstances.
  • Follows through promptly and delivers work product on-time and of a superior quality.

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Communicates with passion and commitment the mission and vision of the Museum as well as its strategic and operating plans to third parties as well as internal audiences.
  • Effectively communicates plans and ideas to colleagues and external individuals or organizations.
  • Communicates performance issues to supervised staff and provides guidance, training, and constructive feedback.
  • Communicates effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Keeps colleagues and supervisor informed of progress of tasks, as well as issues that require supervisor’s resolution.
  • Knows when to ask questions to seek guidance and when to move forward on his or her own.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: 

Work requires minor physical exertions and/or physical strains.  May involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable weather conditions.  Must periodically work evenings and on weekends.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described in this job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have permanent work authorization to work in the US (you might have permanent work authorization as a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, Refugee or Asylee, or as a Temporary Resident Alien under the Immigration Reform and Control Act)?

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
Full Time: Golf Course Equipment Manager - Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indianapolis, IN)

POSITION TITLE: Golf Course Equipment Manager

DEPARTMENT: Golf Course Turf Management

REPORTS TO: Golf Course Superintendent

POSITION LOCATION: Golf Course Maintenance Facility

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

COMPANY SUMMARY:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment and the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. The INDYCAR Series offers its lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports; featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and street circuits. However, we are also about people. A talented staff with diverse skills that are used to the fullest to stage the world's great motor racing events.

Brickyard Crossing is a unique golf course, located on the property of the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The golf course was redesigned in 1993 by Golf Course Architect Pete Dye, situating 4 holes inside the motor speedway. Having a golf course intertwined with a major motor speedway creates a unique work experience not found at many places. The Golf Course Turf Management Department is responsible for a championship conditioned golf course, while also maintaining the chemical and irrigation program for the entire motor speedway. IMS plays host to major events every year, including the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis 500, The Brickyard 400, and The Red Bull Air Races. New in 2017, Brickyard Crossing will play host to the LPGA Tour’s Indianapolis Women In Technology Championship contested in September. Being tied in with IMS provides many logistical and scheduling challenges, however it also opens the door for resources that are unique to many golf courses.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Manages and oversees comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all golf course and construction related equipment as directed by Superintendent or Assistant. Places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean shop and maintenance building.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • With the Golf Course Superintendent, provides support for Facilities Department. 
  • Manages and oversees comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all golf course and construction related equipment as directed by Superintendent or Assistant.
  • Places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean shop and maintenance building.
  • Maintains a preventive maintenance program within budget on all equipment, purchases repair parts and shop supplies.
  • Keeps a complete set of records for equipment maintenance and parts inventory, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventive maintenance for all equipment.
  • Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical problems/failures in all golf course maintenance equipment including diesel, electric, and gasoline powered; hydraulic systems; electrical systems; manual and automatic transmissions; reels, bedknives and rotary blades.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work, schedules and directs the work assignments of the Equipment Maintenance Technician.
  • Spot checks equipment for performance on the course, frequently makes emergency repairs to equipment on the course, and services or supervises servicing of equipment prior to use.
  • Responsible for shop area maintenance.
  • Regulates employees' use of equipment in absence of Superintendent and Assistant, if needed, and performs other duties as directed by Superintendent.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the company and the Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Schedules and directs the work assignments of the Equipment Maintenance Technician.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work.
  • Regulates employees’ use of equipment in absence of Superintendent and Assistant.

Education

  • Two-year Certificate or Associates degree in Golf Course Equipment Management. High school graduate or GED with equipment experience, or equivalent experience.

Skills/Experience

  • Minimum two years’ experience as an Equipment Manager or Mechanic at comparable Golf Course.
  • High integrity.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Innovative thinker and self-starter.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and specialty apparatuses.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools, and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
  • Effective working knowledge of the theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, and mowing equipment.
  • Effective working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions machinery involved with the position.
  • Requires an ability to move heavy objects over fifty pounds.
  • Requires valid driver's license.

Travel/Work Hours

  • No travel required
  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Capable of lifting 50lbs.
  • Capable of working outdoors in cold and hot weather conditions.
  • Capable of working 8+ hour days

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working on the Golf Course Turf Management Team at Brickyard Crossing is a fast paced and rewarding work environment.
  • Due to the large number of events, employee must be able to work safely with a large group of people around and be flexible on the job.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have permanent work authorization to work in the United States (you might have permanent work authorization as a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, Refugee or Asylee, or as a Temporary Resident Alien under the Immigration Reform and Control Act)?

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Museum Administration
Full Time: Restoration Technician - IMS Museum (Indianapolis, IN)

POSITION TITLE: Restoration Technician

ORGANIZATION: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. 

REPORTS TO: Manager of Restoration Services 

POSITION LOCATION: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum restoration services is responsible for the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of the Museum’s vehicle collection. 

Responsibilities:

The Restoration Technician assists the Manager of Restoration Services in restoring Museum vehicles as funds allow; maintaining Museum vehicles used in exhibitions, parades, demonstrations, and concours/car shows; preserving vehicles that do not run; and maintaining all running vehicles.   The Technician may assist in the supervision and training of other Museum staff who get involved in restoration projects from time to time, interns, seasonal assistants, and volunteers.

Specific duties include:

  • Repairing damaged, aged, or otherwise incomplete vehicles, including (a) fabricating components for chassis, frames, brackets, and other support and mechanical components as necessary; (b) repairing minor dents and body imperfections; (c) paint touch-ups; (d) rebuilding engine components; and (e) regular maintenance procedures.
  • Assisting Manger of Restoration Services with maintenance program for all running Museum vehicles and implementing plans for each vehicle.
  • With Managers approval, purchasing of goods and equipment necessary for routine tasks and projects.
  • Transporting vehicles to local venues and between Museum controlled storage sites.
  • Supervising interns, other Museum staff who assist Restoration Services function from time to time, seasonal staff, and volunteers
  • Participating in meetings and training programs with respect to restoration services.
  • Under direction of Manager, collaborating with other automotive museums on restoration matters.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in vintage/antique race car and automobile repair, restoration, preservation, and maintenance.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent required; senior certification or Associates Degree in automotive engine design and repair, auto maintenance and repair, and/or bodywork preferred.
  • Experience and interest in older engine systems and body construction techniques.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high accuracy rate required.
  • Basic skills in welding, fabrication, use of metal lathe and mills, use of basic power tools for engine and body work, wiring, and similar technical skills and knowledge.
  • Current driver’s license valid in Indiana.
  • Interest in motorsports preferred, with experience working with race car maintenance a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience using MICROSOFT Office products (WORD and EXCEL).
  • Problem solving skills:  ability to see and diagnose a problem, determine best method of fixing the problem, how to obtain and allocation necessary resources, and execute on the solution.
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals on technical matters.

Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:

  • Ability to work independently, without limited supervision.
  • Ability to distinguish between problems and solutions requiring management approval and those that s/he may resolve directly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary, confidential, and sensitive information.
  • Has a high degree of personal and professional integrity; acts in an ethical manner and avoids conflicts of interest.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and adjust priorities in light of changing needs and circumstances, recognizes when to involve manager in decision-making about priorities.
  • Follows through promptly and delivers work product on-time and in acceptable condition/quality.
  • Ability to work within an established plan and budget.

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Ability to communicate own plans and ideas to colleagues and individuals or organizations with which s/he interacts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Keeps colleagues and supervisors informed of progress of tasks, as well as issues that require supervisor’s resolution.
  • Knows when to ask questions to seek guidance and when to move forward on his or her own.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: 

Must work all or a part of a day on weekends at various times during the year, especially in April and May, during select other events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or as may periodically be requested and/or necessary.  Must be able to lift 40 pounds, push vehicles (with assistance of others), work underneath cars, bend over engine bays, and otherwise work at sometimes awkward angles or positions.  Due to potential work-related exposure to chemicals, awareness of and adherence to the company’s Hazard Communication and Personal Protective Equipment written programs is expected.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you currently have a valid Driver’s License?

2. Do you have permanent work authorization to work in the US (you might have permanent work authorization as a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, Refugee or Asylee, or as a Temporary Resident Alien under the Immigration Reform and Control Act)?

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Apply for Future Notification Only: Future Notification
Future Notification Only - Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indianapolis, IN)

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