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Facilities Manager + Assistant Technical Director

The Bushwick Starr

Posted 18 days ago


Full Time
New York City
Bushwick, Brooklyn
$58,750 a year, plus health and retirement benefits

The Bushwick Starr theater seeks an ambitious, dynamic, and highly motivated full-time Facilities Manager + Assistant Technical Director to join our team.

The Facilities Manager + Assistant Technical Director is a key new role in the Starr’s mission to support our communities as we move into our new space. The position will report to our Technical + Design Director and Production Manager, and work in close collaboration with our Producing Director, Company and Cultural Manager, and other members of Starr staff. This is a position of learning and growth; we are interested in hiring someone who may have some technical, building facilities and/or managerial skills that they would like to develop further in a supportive environment. We encourage you to apply, regardless of the extent of your previous experience, if you have a passion for the responsibilities contained in this role. Applications will be accepted through March 27th (or until filled). Position begins May 20th, 2024.

The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning not-for-profit theater that presents an annual season of new performance works. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. We provide a springboard for emerging artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established artists come to experiment and innovate. We are also a neighborhood playhouse, serving our Bushwick, Brooklyn community's diverse artistic needs and impulses. We produce 3 main stage shows per season, in addition to several education programs, community / special events, and development opportunities such as our new play Reading Series and artist residencies. The Bushwick Starr is currently in the process of a large capital campaign to fund a construction project to renovate its new building in Bushwick, purchased in 2021 after the loss of the original theater space in 2020. We expect to move into our new space in summer 2024.

We want to acknowledge that the Starr is an organization that has historically been run by an executive team of white, cisgendered people. As we grow, we continue to envision a team and model that reflects the 21st century world we live in and serves our local and national community. We are currently not only defining where we have been, but also envisioning where we want to go. The Bushwick Starr is committed to continuing its implementation of anti-oppression practices and training for all staff and board members. In 2018 we created our Code of Community: a living document on our website that details the codes by which all who pass through our doors will be treated and expected to treat others. We hold regular staff forums and joint board/staff trainings to continue our development in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA). We are interested in leaning into the difficult conversations to continue our growth and we are looking for an Facilities Manager + Assistant Technical Director passionate about continuing anti-oppression work with us as a long-term practice, to ensure justice and access are at the center of this work, and as a partner in organization-wide transformation.

Core responsibilities will include:
FACILITIES MANAGER

Overseeing maintenance & cleaning staff and ensuring that all spaces are kept to agreed cleanliness standards.

Ongoing daily, weekly, and monthly building inspections and maintenance of the building and its mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and other systems, ensuring compliance with DOB and other regulations.

Ensuring building emergency and fire safety systems are operational via in-house inspections, plans, and vendor maintenance contracts.

Serving as primary contact, supervisor and first responder for all security and emergency services.

Serving as primary liaison to FDNY, NYPD, Dept. of Buildings, Dept. of Sanitation and other applicable City Agencies; keep all code filings up to date.

Facility maintenance including ordering stock, organizing or carrying out duties such as snow shoveling, trash & disposal management, general maintenance.

Managing all ongoing trade relationships and annual service agreements, and creating and negotiating new ones as needed.

Working with Production Manager, Technical + Design Director and Producing Director to create and manage the annual facilities budget.

Tracking operating expenses related to maintenance, repairs, and supplies, including purchasing reports, and ongoing budget control.

Performing minor repairs and construction, as needed.

Venue preparation and maintaining the space(s) according to the needs of scheduled activities.

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Assisting the Technical + Design Director with technical planning and execution for the Starr’s season productions and education, community and other events, including scenic, lighting, projection and sound designs.

Opportunities for stewardship of technical aspects of some programming and projects.

Running technical crews as needed.

Onsite presence during technical rehearsals and performances as needed, responsibility shared with other members of the production department.

Maintain season productions throughout their show run, including weekly checks and fixes to equipment and scenic items, in collaboration with other members of the production department.

Assist TDD, PM & other staff members to create and run apprenticeship / workforce development program.

Maintaining venue technical inventories, and technical specifications documents.

Facilitating space rentals with Production Manager and staff.

GENERAL

Attending and contributing to staff meetings and staff forums.

Participating in annual retreat, mandatory training sessions and optional working groups.

Participating in staff rota to monitor Starr lobby during hours open to the public.

The ideal candidate will have:

Strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Ability to lead and manage with confidence, and to work as part of a team of leaders.

A deep understanding of The Bushwick Starr’s unique voice, mission, and population.

A passion for directly supporting the work of artists and an interest in flexible models of production and collaboration.

Strong communication skills and an investment in transparency.

A demonstrated commitment to participate in institutional initiatives and programs around DEI and anti-oppression work.

A keen eye for detail, an ability to work autonomously, and a positive attitude.

The ideal candidate would ideally have experience working with educational programs and community groups, a working knowledge of Bushwick, and some proficiency in Spanish.

This position will be an integral, hands-on technical and operational position at The Bushwick Starr, with regular on-site office hours and some nights and weekends required for special events, technical rehearsals, performances and opening nights (comp/flex time can be applied). The Starr is very much an environment of artists/administrators who are passionate about supporting new work, ambitious artists, and our programs & partnerships in Bushwick. Our relatively small size allows us to work closely and collaboratively, and as such, we value transparency, strong communication, and democratic decision-making practices between roles and departments. We are proud to have built a company culture that is flexible, creative, holistic, and embraces individual strengths and voices. Our hope is to find someone like-minded with a passion for helping an organization reach the next level.

The salary for the Facilities Manager + Assistant Technical Director is $58,750 a year, plus health and retirement benefits. We are interested in candidates who are not historically represented in our field, and encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.

Applications will be accepted through March 27th (or until filled). Position begins May 20th, 2024.

About Us

The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning not-for-profit theater that presents an annual season of new performance works. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established artists come to experiment and innovate. We are also a neighborhood playhouse, serving our Bushwick, Brooklyn community's diverse artistic needs and impulses.

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