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Facility Operations & Installation Manager


Position Category: Non-Academic
Position Title: Facility Operations & Installation Manager
School/Department: REDCAT
Reports To: Executive Director
Time: Full Time
Term of Employment:

Information & Responsibilities

The Facility Operations and Installation Manager serves as part of the executive management team and reports to the Executive Director.  REDCAT (The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) is a flexible 180-270 seat performance space and gallery located in downtown Los Angeles as part of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

•    Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the REDCAT Facility, which hosts a variety of contemporary cultural and civic events in a theater, gallery and lounge
•    Supervise, schedule and manage a team of staff for gallery, lounge, front-of-house and facility maintenance/janitorial
•    Serve as a primary contact and liaison with outside users of the facility to negotiate, plan and contract for catered events, certain theatrical events, and other uses
•    Serve as primary REDCAT contact with officials of the Los Angeles Music Center and County of Los Angeles regarding REDCAT facility, including public and private vendors for engineering, parking, security and housekeeping departments, and fire/life safety systems, including Fire Marshalls
•    Manage and negotiate vendor relationships for facility and operations-related services, including telecommunications, I.T., and facility maintenance services
•    Plan for and oversee the installation and scheduling of installation/construction of gallery exhibitions (approximately five exhibitions annually), including scheduling and supervising contractors and crew for fabrication and installation of artwork
•    Plan and negotiate with artists and curators to identify equipment fabrication needs, develop installation plans, coordinate shipping and schedules
•    Serve as primary liaison between production/technical departments, outside users of facility, REDCAT administration and front-of-house personnel
•    Procure bids and researching equipment, parts and materials for artists projects in both the theater and gallery, as well as general contracted maintenance work
•    Implement and manage all construction, repair, renovation and maintenance projects for facility, including HVAC, electrical, security and fire safety systems
•    Develop and undertake preventative maintenance and cost-saving programs for utility systems, equipment inventory and building maintenance; Schedule, oversee and maintain accurate documentation of annual inspection of equipment
•    Serve as primary liaison between production/technical departments, outside users of facility, REDCAT administration and front-of-house personnel
•    Other duties as assigned


•    Demonstrated passion for contemporary performance, art and media
•    Ability to supervise and manage personnel in multiple departments, manage production and construction schedules, while working creatively under pressure and meeting rigid deadlines
•    Knowledge of standards and protocol for event management, front-of-house operations, fine art presentations and art-handling techniques
•    Knowledge of general construction and facility improvement standards, including carpentry, fabrication, painting, woodworking and electrics
•    Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of programs for drawing building plans
•    Ability to read and understand blueprints and “as built” architectural documents
•    Knowledge of theatrical equipment and usage, including lighting, sound and video
•    Knowledge of basic fire safety laws and regulations, especially as related to public assembly permits
•    Theatrical rigging expertise desirable
•    Ability to operate carpentry and light construction equipment
•    Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
•    Spanish language skills a plus


•    Bachelor’s degree in performing or visual arts management
•    Advanced training in contemporary arts management, gallery/museum administration and/or performing arts management desired
•    Three (3) to five (5) years management-related experience in an arts-related setting
•    Experience managing multiple employees in such departments as production/technical management, event management, construction/carpentry and related craftspersons/fabricators
•    Experience creating and managing complex project budgets

How to Apply

This position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to emiramontes@calarts.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line: Facility Operations & Installation Manager in order to be considered.

Equity & Diversity

CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to
supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A
commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and
currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work
to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing
way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). In our efforts to reach a diverse application pool, please follow the link to fill out an optional survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Eq_Div

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.

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