Operations, Operations - Building Maintenance & Engineering
SUNY Potsdam announces a search for Facilities Manager for The Crane School of Music to begin in January 2019. The position has general facilities oversight for the Crane Music Center, a complex totaling approximately 90,000 square feet. Daily management of two major performance spaces, with oversight of concert production for more than 300 concerts annually, including solo performances, small and large ensembles, and guest performances. Responsible for inventory of theater/concert hall equipment. Ensures production material and supplies inventory are adequate for the effective operation of the building and events. Hiring, supervision, and management of student work crew, with responsibility for safe and responsible operation of the facility and for the safety of audiences and facility users; effectiveness in teaching relevant skills to students in work crew. Supervision of one clerical staff member. Using the campus EMS scheduling system, maintains a comprehensive calendar for the complex, schedules all student recitals, and manages non-academic scheduling of spaces; works closely with guest performers and/or other approved outside users of the facility. Acts as the campus building administrator, collaborating frequently with Physical Plant, other campus offices, and external regulatory authorities with regard to the safe and effective operation of the building and its ongoing maintenance and upkeep. Manages a budget for routine facility expenses and collaborates with the Dean and Physical Plant on major upkeep projects. Collaborates with other professional staff, including the Facilities Manager of the adjacent Performing Arts Center, the Crane Audio/Video Engineer, Instrument Technician, and Piano Technician, Community Performance Series director, and others as needed/appropriate. Works closely with the Crane School of Music Dean, Associate Dean, and faculty leadership in the concert calendar development process, major renovation projects, and other matters. Assists and advises as needed and appropriate in the development/revision of building policies, consistent with campus policies and applicable regulations. The position may require some evening and weekend work, and requires the ability to undertake physical tasks (such as climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching) to complete stage setup, movement of equipment and supplies, and other tasks. You may apply to this posting at http://employment.potsdam.edu, Instructional Support Specialist, job posting No. U-00288 where applicants will be asked to submit a letter of application, current resume, and reference list. Additional materials may be requested at a later time. Application review begins October 15, 2018 and continues until position is filled.
The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, such as a performing arts discipline or technical theatre; at least three years of relevant experience in facility management, performance space management, or similar work; demonstrable knowledge of effective and safe operation of performance hall equipment; working knowledge of stage lighting, rigging, sound equipment and supplies; communication/interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of individuals and stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, and guests. Preferred qualifications include a graduate degree in an appropriate field, such as a performing arts discipline or technical theatre; more than three years of relevant experience in performance space management or similar work; experience working in an academic environment; ETCP Certification as an Entertainment Electrician and/or Rigger; collaborative work across departments or areas in fostering the success of underrepresented groups.
Internal Number: U-00288
About SUNY Potsdam
Founded in 1816, SUNY Potsdam, the oldest higher education institution in the State University of New York, has long been recognized as one of the leading public colleges in the United States. It has been ranked, consistently, in the top tier of public and private institutions in the Northern Regional Universities category of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. The College is distinguished not only by its commitments to teacher education and the liberal arts, but also by its unique natural, cultural and recreational environment in close proximity to the beautiful Adirondack Park. Renowned for its internationally recognized Crane School of Music, the College is a center of excellence for music and the arts. Entering its third century, the institution continues to pride itself on academic excellence and serving an increasingly diverse student population-29 percent of students are from a diverse background, including students from 28 states and international students from 14 different countries. With three other higher education institutions within a 10-mile radius, SUNY Potsdam provides for cross registration among four unique colleges and enjoys the benefits of ...a culturally active college town. Potsdam, N.Y., is located within two hours of several popular vacation and touristic sites, including the renowned Lake Placid and the Thousand Islands on the magnificent St. Lawrence River, and within two hours of the Canadian cities of Montreal and Ottawa. With its rich diversity, this small Northern New York village has a lot to offer. SUNY Potsdam is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the campus community (including, but not limited to, vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic. To learn more about SUNY Potsdam, please visit our website at http://www.potsdam.edu. The University’s hiring policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations, and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Title IX Coordinator & Affirmative Action Officer Stacey Basford at (315) 267- 2516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.