Operations Manager

Deadline October 05, 2021

Position Summary

Portland Center Stage seeks a leader to oversee the building operations at the Armory. Working in a historic facility hosting over 150,000 patrons and 600 performances and events per year, the Operations Manager facilitates all aspects of building maintenance and operational support. The Operations Manager oversees facility functions including scheduling, maintenance, safety, sanitation, code compliance, building related expense tracking, event and performance support, and capital infrastructure. This position oversees the staffing and setup of events, manages facility operations during PCS productions and outside events, and performs facility maintenance and organizational projects. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication, teamwork, and customer service skills, and be comfortable with a variable schedule working in an active environment. It is critical that the Operations Manager learn and uphold the PCS IDEA Community Guidelines as relates to all interactions within the broader PCS community.

Essential Responsibilities

Serves as the primary point of contact for all building-related needs for The Armory and surrounding areas.
Oversees facilities staff, janitorial staff, and operations staff.
Recruits and trains new staff members, selects and assigns work, and coordinates work schedules for 4-5 full time staff members.
Oversees facilities maintenance and engineering upkeep.
Coordinates, budgets, and manages the maintenance and repair of building infrastructure and equipment, mechanical and HVAC systems and controls, manages relationships with outside contractors and engineers.
Orders facilities equipment, materials, and supplies; maintains accurate inventories and budgets.
In tandem with the General Manager, facilitates all aspects of planning and logistics for performances and events in building.
Assists Rentals and Events teams with planning, preparation, communication, and execution of events, scheduling staff and setting up for public and private events as well as consulting on event safety compliance as needed.
Coordinates with Production, Community Programs, Development and other departments regarding event needs and logistics.
Key member of PCS Safety Committee, implements training and safety programs building-wide.
Reads and interprets regulations, ensures adherence to building codes, fire codes and safety, and relevant workplace laws, codes and rules.
Researches and recommends equipment purchases and capital improvements.
Assists with security and safety throughout the Armory.
Engages with patrons and guests during open hours as needed.
Maintains records of all building maintenance, contractor work, relevant safety documentation, and related archives

Experience working in a building operational capacity – either large scale, intimate, or personal.
Experience leading a team.
Passion for the arts, particularly theater, a plus.
Experience with Google Suite a plus.
Experience with HVAC or Lighting Control Systems a plus.
Committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace, racial equity, accessibility, use of gender-inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity.

Skills and Knowledge

Working knowledge of what makes a building function and how building control systems interact.
Some hands-on experience in performing maintenance on a variety of building functions including electrical, lighting control, HVAC systems, plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc.
Basic knowledge of theater technology: lighting, sound, and A/V equipment.
Self-motivation with the ability to manage multiple projects.
Be focused, flexible and have great attention to detail.
Ability to build effective working relationships with co-workers.
Highly skilled at setting & managing priorities
Ability to maintain high levels of organization across multiple spaces.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and work with ladders/heights.
Must be able to work daytime, evening, and weekends.
Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.

Salary & Benefits

Full-time, exempt. $50,000/year.
Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
Generous PTO policy.
403 (b) retirement plan available with company match.
Complimentary tickets to PCS productions.

To Apply

Portland Center Stage is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. PCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace, including but not limited to: racial equity, accessibility for individuals with disabilities, use of gender inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity. Learn more about our commitment and expectations at https://www.pcs.org/idea and https://www.pcs.org/social-justice-at-pcs-our-commitment-to-anti-racist-theater.

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128 NW Eleventh Ave Portland, OR 97209

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