St. Ann’s Warehouse has a small staff with great ambitions, and we rely on assistance from a team of talented, dedicated volunteers and interns.
St. Ann’s Warehouse fills a vital niche on the cultural landscape of NYC, presenting innovative theater and multi-artist concerts that meet at the intersection of theater and rock and roll. Since 2000, the organization has become one of the city’s most important and compelling live performance destinations, bringing to life the Brooklyn Waterfront in DUMBO. In Fall 2015, St. Ann’s Warehouse will move to a permanent home in a former Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The Facilities Manager is a new full time position responsible for the operation, upkeep and maintenance of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse facility. The 25,000 square foot site, constructed within an historic shell, houses two flexible performance spaces – a 10,000 sq ft open footprint Theater and a Studio for smaller scale productions, rehearsals and community gatherings – a public garden, offices, and foyers. The Facilities Manager is primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all building and life safety systems; relationships with outside vendors, service contractors, and relevant city agencies; plus oversight of building repairs and maintenance. The Facilities Manager is expected to engage with St. Ann’s Warehouse and Brooklyn Bridge Park staff, artists, and outside rental groups. The Facilities Manager will report to the Production Manager and will also work closely with the Finance Director.
– Perform ongoing daily, weekly, and monthly building inspections and maintenance of building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and other systems. Review Building Management System regularly.
– Provide constant attention to life safety issues. Ensure building emergency and fire safety systems are operational via in-house inspections and vendor maintenance contracts.
– Serve as primary contact, supervisor and first responder for all security and emergency services related to the facility.
– Serve as primary liaison to FDNY, NYPD, Dept. of Buildings, Dept. of Sanitation and other applicable City Agencies; keep all code filings up to date.
– Oversee maintenance staff and ensure that all spaces are kept to SAW’s high cleanliness standards.
– Perform repairs and minor construction, as needed (carpentry, electrical, plumbing).
– Report all facility issues that are not immediately repairable to the Production Manager.
– Manage and complete all ongoing trade relationships and annual service agreements.
– Work with Production Manager and Finance Director to create annual facilities budget.
– Understand and track operating expenses related to maintenance, repairs, and supplies, including purchasing reports, and ongoing budget control.
– Work with Production Manager to ensure all staff members support an environment that is clean, safe and in good repair for both artists and guests.
– High degree of attention to detail to perform facility inspections on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
– Ability to perform tasks with tools, ladders, and lifts in a safe and effective manner.
– Clear written and verbal communication skills and the ability to provide clear and concise details regarding building issues.
– Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and to interact effectively with donors, patrons, artists, and community members.
– Ability to work collaboratively.
– Proficiency in construction trades including electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting, and equipment repair; excellent mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity are preferred.
– Excellent administrative and follow up skills to achieve successful maintenance and repair schedules and programs.
– Familiarity with Building Management Systems and software preferred.
Requirements to be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation:
– Standing, walking, lifting, twisting, and bending on a frequent basis.
– Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry it up to 90 feet.
– Ability to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Minimum three (3) years of facility management experience or applicable construction management or trade experience. Experience in a performing arts organization preferred. Computer proficiency, specifically with the Microsoft Office suite, including defined experience with Excel. Proficiency in reading technical and construction drawings required; experience with CAD programs a plus.
Must be available to work nights and weekends as necessary. Must have or be willing to obtain the following New York City Licenses: Fire Guard Certification (F-03), Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems and Other Related Systems (S-95), Certificate of Fitness for Citywide Sprinkler System (S-12), Certificate of Fitness for Boiler Operation (P-99), and Refrigeration Operating Engineer license (Q-01)
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At this time, we do not anticipate needing volunteer ushers for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
Interns who work with the Production Management staff will receive hands-on experience in carpentry, rigging, lighting and sound engineering, with a focus on execution and design. Interns also have the opportunity to work as members of the production crew and house staff. Hours will vary with the production schedule.
Interns are needed to assist St. Ann’s busy office with producing and promoting international and multi-disciplinary presentations. Administrative interns will work closely with marketing and development staff and assist with general office work as needed. Duties will be focused primarily on marketing, distribution, and database maintenance using Raiser’s Edge, a leading non-profit development software. Computer proficiency is a must. Interns may also assist with audience services and gala opening night events.
Interns assist in the promotion of St. Ann’s Warehouse events and performances. Duties include production and distribution of promotional materials, mailing list and website maintenance. Computer proficiency is a must.
Like all not-for-profit organizations, St. Ann’s Warehouse is dependent upon financial support from a wide variety of foundations, corporations and individuals. Intern duties include research, grant-writing, special events, and donor database maintenance. Applicants should have excellent writing skills and be computer proficient.