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Facilities Supervisor 

About the Organization The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received 'highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.' (Bloomberg News). Founded in 1980, the Dance Group performs the repertory of choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the 'the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical' (The New York Times), whose work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996, and regularly collaborates with orchestras and opera companies around the world. In addition to 17 full-time dancers, the organization currently employs 34 full-time staff and 75 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.

In the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The nine-studio building provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, with and without disabilities, accompanied by live music. The studios, a performance space, a Wellness Center, and ancillary spaces are all available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG's Community Education Programs partner with public and private schools and community centers to provide customized classes. MMDG also offers customized dance workshops for persons with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.

MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage nearly 100,000 people annually. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion work to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.
 
Category Facility Management  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a Facilities Supervisor with excellent facilities management, building maintenance, building safety and interpersonal skills to support the Dance Center’s wide-ranging activities and constituencies. This full-time position reports to the Director of Facilities and Capital Projects and has direct oversight of a 4-member Facilities Team. The Facilities Supervisor also works closely with the Dance Center Operations Manager and all program directors to ensure that Dance Center operations run smoothly and with the highest standards of facilities care and management.

The Facilities Supervisor role is a new position created to support dance center operations and joins the organization at a pivotal moment as we reimagine how we operate, further embody our core values, and welcome back our community.

The ideal candidate will have strong supervisory skills, excellent team leadership and a basic knowledge of facilities and custodial duties, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, cleaning chemical management and safety & security. The ideal candidate will positively, professionally and constructively improve the Facility operation by encouraging team cohesion and morale along with reinforcing the policies and procedures.

The successful candidate joins a community of kind and dedicated arts and administrative professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris's commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that the arts have in connecting and engaging communities. MMDG is committed to ongoing and sustained equity and inclusion work. All staff are expected to be actively engaged and dedicated to upholding our core values:  celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure, and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity. Staff members also have opportunities to shape the culture of the organization through our Work, Life and Culture Committee working groups at a time when we are revamping our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) action plan, initiating an ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) strategic plan, and more.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

Facilities Administration

  • Assume management of the facility in the absence of the Director of Facilities
  • Assist with implementing facility policies and procedures
  • Assist with compliance monitoring and record keeping for all building systems including but not limited to HVAC, boiler, elevator, plumbing, lighting, Department of Buildings and FDNY permits, inspections and violations
  • Collaborate with Operations team on projects and problem solve as necessary

Building Maintenance – In conjunction with Director of Facilities:

  • Manage daily facilities inspections to identify, monitor and track new and ongoing issues throughout the Dance Center; assign tasks and perform as needed
  • Supervise reconfiguration of building spaces including offices, storage, and studios
  • Assist with the care and maintenance of the facilities mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, etc.) and public, office, and storage areas
  • Supervise the purchasing and inventory control of building cleaning and maintenance supplies
  • Ensure Facility Team is set up for success and that they have the resources, information, tools and uniforms required to succeed
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance tasks when necessary

Building Safety

  • Maintain awareness of emergency operating procedures and act on such situations if other management is unavailable
  • Maintain security systems and procedures and enforce them through coordination with the front desk and administrative staff
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of safety activities as appropriate
  • Serve as Building Safety Manager when needed

People Management

  • Manage and schedule all day and evening part-time facilities staff (4ppl)
  • Ensure efficient operations of the facilities team including delegating tasks, assessing task completion and providing effective feedback
  • Create a positive environment that encourages staff to complete assigned tasks efficiently, effectively, and with a focused attention to detail
  • Assist with the exploration and implementation of new training, certifications, and professional development opportunties for staff
  • Manage day-to-day personnel issues and support constructive conflict resolution
 
Position Requirements

REQUIRED TRAINING:

  • First Aid Certification + refresher courses offered annually
  • CPR/AED Certification + refresher courses offered annually
  • Dance Center Floor Warden and Fire Guard Safety Training
  • FDNY Certificate of Fitness F03 (Place of assembly safety personnel) + recertification (required every 3 years)
  • Bystander / De-escalation Training – offered annually
  • Compliance with MMDG COVID-19 Safety Plan and Vaccination Policy

YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE IF YOU:

  • Are an outstanding team leader - You enjoy managing a diverse team and fostering individual growth by giving and receiving feedback with diplomacy and patience. You take ownership for the responsibilities you hold while also collaborating with your coworkers and providing support when needed.
  • Are Solution-Oriented: You are a resourceful and creative problem solver who is proactive and self-motivated to identify areas of improvement.
  • Have an excellent eye for detail- you are someone who tackles the big projects by conquering the small details with efficiency and knows when and how to delegate.
  • Appreciate our work and align with our core values: Welcome MMDG’s wide ranging staff and constituency that reflects a diversity of backgrounds, ages, identities, and abilities with ease and sensitivity.

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week on-site at the Dance Center; Tuesday thru Friday 2pm to 10pm & Saturdays 11am to 7pm. Flexibility to cover open shifts and work extended hours for events is required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in Facilities/Building Management
  • Knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and floor maintenance
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies and familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Ability to foster teamwork
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Possess/acquire all fire department certifications necessary to the building operation
  • Able to understand and follow written and oral instructions in English. Spanish a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Must be able to lift, push, pull, hold, and/or carry objects and equipment weighing 25-50 lbs. on a frequent basis. Must be able to climb stairs. Must be able to stand for up to 4 hours at a time on a frequent basis. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl frequently throughout the day.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Annual Salary: $50,000-$60,000; commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation, sick/personal leave, holidays and bonus days
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: Employee Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, Voluntary vision and dental coverage, Pre-tax commuter benefit, 403(b) retirement plan, and 100% paid family leave
  • Access to free and discounted classes at the Dance Center and online
  • Access to special events and MMDG performances (when available)
  • Invitations to cultural events extended to staff members by community partners.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • You will be asked to submit the following as part of your online application:
    • Complete résumé highlighting relevant experience.
    • 1-page Cover Letter addressed to Mark Sacks, Director of Facilities & Capital Projects including:
      • Why are you interested in working at the Mark Morris Dance Group?
      • What qualities makes an ideal team leader?
      • MMDG is a values-driven organization; please review our core values of Community, Excellence, Creativity, and Access and discuss an instance in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least one of them.

DEADLINE: The position is open until filled.

 
 
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status. It is the policy of MMDG to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). MMDG does not discriminate against any qualified employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. MMDG makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.  

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