The Director of Facilities and Capital Planning is responsible for the oversight and execution of capital improvements and repairs, including budgeting, project management, design, and construction throughout New York City Center’s theaters, rehearsal studios, and office tower. This Director is tasked with overseeing operations of the physical plant and integration of plant needs and operations with institutional goals and city requirements. The Director of Facilities and Capital Planning is expected to lead a team in upholding excellent standards of safety, professionalism, and efficiency all while providing a functional and pleasant facility for staff, guests, and tenants.
Main responsibilities will include:
Capital Planning •Develop and manage expense budgets for Capital Projects •Determine and plan for future facility requirements. Work with COO to develop long-range master planning •Responsible for all phases in the planning and execution of capital projects for Landmark building, including scope determination, supervising architectural design and acting as owner’s rep for construction •Work with Development Dept on funding identification and proposal writing •Develop and maintain city funding for capital improvements •Represent City Center in all city discussions related to City Center’s capital projects, budget control and pass-through contracts •Accomplish new construction, repairs, alterations and renovations •Coordinate smooth operation of the entire facility during construction •Develop excellent relationships with city agencies, city resident engineers, construction managers, and contractors
Physical Plant & Security •Responsible for daily operations of physical plant with staff including building manager, operating engineers, and contract guards •Develop and manage annual operating budget of expense and revenue for NYCC Facilities Department •Develop and implement a maintenance plan of all systems •Conduct preventative maintenance of mechanical equipment and infrastructure •Responsible for maintaining a secure and safe environment for staff, performers and the public •Operate and maintain all mechanical and life safety systems, including HVAC, security access control and fire alarm •Maintain building at an aesthetic level which promotes City Center’s mission and in a physical condition to preserve assets and to satisfy requirements of license agreement with NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs •Function as primary liaison with all vendors and service providers who maintain and repair NYCC facilities and mechanical systems •Maximize cost-effectiveness and revenue potential of facilities •Work closely with theater operations and studio rental departments and union stagehands for daily operations, and to identify and implement capital improvements for backstage and performance needs •Manage office space rentals to outside organizations, function as primary liaison between renters and NYCC, resolve any issues and ensure lease compliance
Qualified Applicants will possess:
10+ Years of Facilities Management experience; preferably in an arts or cultural institution
A degree in facilities management, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture, Certification from IMFA or equivalent related managerial experience
Experience managing $1M+ capital projects
Experience submitting project requests and managing funding from NYC DCLA
Expertise in HVAC, fire alarm systems, electrical, and plumbing
Strong project management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to create, evaluate, and manage budgets
Ability to lead a team and manage employees effectively
Ability to approach work with a spirit of congeniality, collaboration and cooperation
Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.orglabel the subject line with Director of Facilities & Capital Planning. Please include your salary requirements and explain why you are the best candidate for this position and why working at City Center interests you. Applications without this information will not be considered.
About New York City Center
New York City Center's mission is to be the leading center for dance and musical theater. Dedicated to making the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience, City Center seeks to create a welcoming environment and engage audiences with inspiring programming that reflects the eclecticism, energy and spirit of New York City.