Technical Director & Facilities Manager
Confidential Via Staffing FirmNew York, NY
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HERE Technical Director and Facilities Manager - Full-Time Position
The Technical Director and Facilities Manager is part of the Production Department, reporting to the Production Manager and overseeing production interns and cleaning staff. The TD & F Manager will work closely with freelance Production Managers and Technical Directors engaged by HERE and HERE's tenants.
TD & F Manager will be responsible for:
Overseeing, organizing and providing maintenance for HERE's Facility, which includes two theatres, public spaces, an art gallery, dressing rooms and office spaces.
Organizing, purchasing, repairing and maintaining technical and facility equipment, including lighting, video and sound equipment.
In conjunction with Production Manager, works with HERE Artists and Visiting Artists, including SubletSeries tenants, to coordinate their technical needs in advance, ascertain and coordinate their rentals, track equipment inventory between and among all artists and spaces, liaise with the artists to ensure safe installment, operation and strike of our equipment during their load-ins, strikes, and all activities in the theatres, and act as liaison and point-person for their needs and problems while in the theatres
In conjunction with HERE's Seasonal Production Manager, hires and manages production interns and facilities cleaning staff, communicating and overseeing their schedule and assigned duties.
Assists in set-up and strike for HERE events, and as needed, may run lights, sound and/or video for specific HERE events;
Works with Production Manager to install gallery video and sound installations, and prepares walls for each gallery show
Conducts ongoing evaluations of Production Department systems, organization, policies and procedures with Production Manager, and maintains safety standards throughout HERE's spaces.
Creates and updates ground plans for the spaces and equipment inventory lists, for use by incoming artists and designers.
Liaises with the Fire Department and Department of Buildings as necessary for inspections of our spaces while ensuring compliance with fire safety, OSHA, and other regulations.
The successful candidate will have:
Minimum 3 years experience operating and maintaining a variety of technical equipment, including experience with Vectorworks, QLab, Isadora, and digital sound consoles and lighting boards
Must have or be prepared to obtain the following certifications: F-3 (Fire Guard), S-95 (Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems) and C-15 (Flame Retardant Treatment).
Strong understanding of the theatrical production process
Self-starter, organized, disciplined and highly detail-oriented;
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both individually and as part of a team;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Must be able to quickly adapt to a changing environment, reprioritizing and multi-tasking as necessary. Sense of humor strongly preferred.
Advanced (Mac) computer knowledge, including basic networking understanding and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
We recognize that no one person will likely encompass all of the experience and qualities that we are seeking; thus, we welcome applicants with varied backgrounds and different applications of skills. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.