Facilities Operations Director

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is competitive and DOQ.

Published

06/07/2018

Application Deadline

06/29/2018

Address

1308 5th Avenue
Seattle
WA
98101
United States

Description


The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle

Director of Facility Operations


Position Summary


The Director of Facility Operations is responsible for all aspects of facility management and operations, including offices, stage, auditorium, lobby, donor spaces and rehearsal hall and warehouses. Position responsibilities include the development, implementation and oversight of facilities-related operating and capital budgets, policies, procedures and standards. This position is also responsible for workplace safety including OSHA and WISHA compliance.


Essential Functions


  • Direct, manage and budget all aspects of The Theatre facility, including offices, stage, auditorium, lobby, donor spaces and rehearsal hall, and warehouse spaces
  • Research, propose, budget and oversee all capital building projects and purchases.
  • Oversee maintenance of The Theatre’s fire control systems and coordinate regular testing and regular fire drills.
  • Maintain working knowledge of leases to provide assistance and input in interpreting and negotiating agreements.
  • Respond to and manage all facility rental inquiries and requests.
  • Coordinate with the Property Management Company, Unico Properties, and the building owner, the University of Washington, for all Skinner Building work affecting Theatre spaces.
  • Assure that all Theatre spaces are well maintained. Coordinate and contract Theatre maintenance and cleaning.
  • Supervise, train and manage subordinate staff.
  • Manage the Production and Administration Safety Committees


Supervisory Responsibilities


Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Qualifications


  • Five or more years of professional experience in facility/operations management, preferably in a performing arts venue; or a combination of education and/or training and experience which provides an equivalent background to perform the work required. Experience managing a historic facility is desired.
  • Experience negotiating and managing multiple facility leases, including leases comparable or equivalent to theater, office, rehearsal and warehouse spaces.
  • Project and construction management experience.
  • Theatrical production experience and knowledge of theatrical systems and procedures.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and also to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be flexible in adjusting to changing priorities and workload activities.
  • Ability to work under deadline and multi-tasking pressure in a busy environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrated abilities to communicate effectively in oral and written communications.
  • Exercise professional discretion and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate detail oriented management, perform in a highly organized manner, and manage multiple projects along with changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service skills, particularly related to business relationships.
  • Demonstrated abilities in “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse individuals, and demonstrating listening skills, poise, tact, and good judgment. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of budgets, specifically expense tracking.
  • Demonstrated skills with MS Office, primarily Word and Excel.
  • Ability and willingness to work extra hours, including nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods, climb stairs and be able to lift and carry at least 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to complete First Aid and CPR training and perform same.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid Washington State drivers license
  • Ability to function effectively in a collaborative, interdependent team environment and to juggle multiple tasks and priorities with grace, tact and humor.
  • Knowledge of WISHA/OSHA regulations and Safety Management experience;
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting contract language (e.g., leases.)
  • Preferred – demonstrated commitment and passion for the performing arts.
  • The finalist will also be required to satisfactorily pass a background check.


 Reports To:


This position reports to the Managing Director


Benefits and Compensation:


Salary is DOQ. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.


The 5th Avenue Theatre provides an array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.


Work Location


The primary work location is the administrative offices for The 5th Avenue Theater, 1326 Fifth Avenue, Suite 735, Seattle, Washington.


Application procedures:


To apply, please email a cover letter that explains your qualifications for the position, along with a chronological resume, to:


Email:             HumanResources@5thavenue.org


Or mail to:      The 5th Avenue Theatre, Human Resources Dept.


                       1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735


                       Seattle, WA 98101


This job will remain open until filled. Please apply promptly. 


No phone calls or walk-ins please.


The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work


The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works. Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 18 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 


Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 


In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs. For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.


The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 


 

Benefits


The 5th Avenue Theatre provides an array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

HumanResources@5thavenue.org
https://www.5thavenue.org/


To apply, please email a cover letter that explains your qualifications for the position, along with a chronological resume, to:


Email:             HumanResources@5thavenue.org


 Or mail to:      The 5th Avenue Theatre, Human Resources Dept.


                       1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735


                       Seattle, WA 98101


 This job will remain open until filled. Please apply promptly. 


 


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