Title: Performing Arts Center Manager (General Manager)
Location / Department: Baruch Performing Arts Center, Office of the Dean, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Overview:
53,000 persons were served by over 350 programs in 2016-17, presented by visiting organizations and BPAC itself. BPAC produces a season of 36 of its own programs annually. Programming interfaces with all segments of college, including the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and New York metro arts & culture communities. Programming includes multiple performing arts disciplines, discussions in the humanities and sciences, classes, community programs, corporate events.
Position Description and Duties:
Reporting to the Director, BPAC’s General Manager is responsible for implementing and managing operations. The focus is resource management for the center including operations, HR and staff development, policy and procedures related to technical and production needs, front of house, procurement, and venue licensing activities. GM supports the Center’s programming vision; collaborates with the Director and Dean’s Office to manage the budget and oversees contracts and schedules, employee training and interfaces with college regarding department events.
Oversees space info sessions with Scheduling and Contracts Manager, negotiating Licensing Agreements, assists administering Performance Agreements and co-presentation agreements.
Stays up to date on digital resources supporting box office, digital marketing, etc.
Employee /Facility Oversight
Oversees office space maintenance and upkeep of internet/phone connections and computer systems by Finance/Administrative staff.
Direct supervision of Production and Front of House and oversite of part-time staff scheduling.
Helps manage annual budget and track profit and loss accounting.
Manages full and part time payroll.
Assures BPAC productions and events are adequately staffed and managed.
Primary liaison to other College departments as related to operations, procedures, and issues.
Develops and implements capital improvement plans.
Establishes policies for fire, health safety, disability access and emergency evacuation.
Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre, stage management, arts management or related field (advanced degree in relevant area of study preferred). 6 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; substantial management experience in technical production, events management, budgeting, and personnel management. Experience in some – and familiarity in all – of the following: lighting, sound, and theatrical computer systems, rigging, theatre safety, and building maintenance. Strong customer service orientation, attention to detail, and maturity are essential. Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills and ability to foster a cooperative work environment, make decisions, resolve problems, and work effectively with staff and constituents. Supervisory experience managing a team is a plus. Proficiency with standard office computer software and theatre drafting is required.
Please note: All applicants must apply through the CUNY employment portal, linked below, by creating a username and password.
About Baruch College/CUNY
Baruch College is ranked among the region's and nation's top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and others. Our campus is within easy reach of Wall Street, Midtown, and the global headquarters of major companies and non-profit and cultural organizations, giving students unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. The College's more than 18,000 students, who speak more than 110 languages and trace their heritage to more than 170 countries, have been repeatedly named one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the United States.