The Center is seeking a Director of Facilities to plan, direct and manage the repairs and maintenance of the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus. The Center’s campus includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square, and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park.
This position is a detail-oriented, highly-organized team player with excellent interpersonal skills that works seamlessly and efficiently with AT&T Performing Arts Center staff and with end users of the facilities. Must be self-starter and work autonomously using independent judgement. A positive attitude towards position and the Center’s Core Values is imperative. Extensive interdepartmental collaboration is expected. Duties may be assigned or modified as needed by the General Manager.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Creation and oversight of annual facility budget including related expenditures, submitting and managing of city reimbursables, and supervision of orders.
Authorize and be accountable for all purchases, supplies and equipment.
Project long range expenditures with coordinating schedules. Submit monthly income and expense forecasts. Maintain an ongoing list of capital needs, and provide quotes and additional information as required by the General Manager.
Coordinate and manage facility documents and building plans for safekeeping. Establish and maintain databases of vendors, contracts and insurance certificates as needed. Track and manage all inventory & proactively check this inventory on a quarterly basis.
Recruit, interview, select, develop, supervise and evaluate facility personnel. Prepare contractual agreements for contract labor. Work with personnel to determine long range and routine schedules. Schedules staff, monitors hours and prepares reports for payroll processing. Participate in all Center trainings, core values, and manager on duty program.
Systems & Maintenance
Repair/Maintenance of Physical Plant & Grounds. Ensure proper operation and maintenance of all building systems, including HVAC with large chiller and cooling towers, electrical, boilers, plumbing, utilities, professional food service equipment, dishwashers, pumps, exhaust fans, motors, and ice machines. Provide direction, leadership and management of comprehensive proactive equipment repair plan and maintenance program. Oversee general repairs of the facility through staff or through subcontractors.
Implement contracts for service performed by outside contractors, track long term contracts, manage insurance certificates and other permits required by local ordinances and the Center.
Develop, implement and maintain routine and long term maintenance, repair, and replacement schedules for all venues. Document of work orders using CMMS. Develop and maintain positive relationships with service providers. Review and maintain maintenance records for all facilities. Coordinate research and recommend proactive and cost effective procedures for repair, maintenance and replacement. Work in coordination and collaboration with all departments for efficient and cost effective repair and replacement while minimizing downtime and inconvenience to facility event activity.
Establish, maintain and provide training schedule of HVAC and all necessary mechanical systems for facility personnel. Strong knowledge of building, laws, NFPA, IBC and City of Dallas policies related to facility operations, standards and fire/life safety.
Manage relationship with City of Dallas Fire Rescue for inspections and safety drills.
Manage all utility contracts.
Conduct frequent building inspections and note deficiencies and develop necessary action plan for remediation. Including yearly City of Dallas insurance inspections.
Participate in planning of events, review event notes and layouts, ensure proper staff and facilities are prepared often under tight timelines.
Schedule HVAC using energy management system (EMS).
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college/university or equivalent.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the commercial building maintenance field, preferably in a similar size and scope complex of at least 250,000 sq. ft., specifically including direct responsibility for building technical systems.
Strong knowledge of building codes, laws, and policies related to facility operations.
Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, drawings, code books and related material
Strong writing and verbal skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to make mathematical calculations
Ability to multitask and perform well under pressure
Flexible work and on-call schedule, including working events on nights, weekends and holidays.
Position requires lifting, carrying, moving, climbing, working from heights, and moderate to loud noises. Moderate lifting of at least 75 pounds. Must be able to work from/on roofs, ladders, scaffold, catwalks at heights up to 150 feet.
Position requires working in confined spaces such as sump wells and electrical vaults
Operate equipment such as light trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts, scissor lifts, personnel lifts and RTV.
The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reason. This document in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed. Other duties as assigned.
Certifications and Licenses that would be preferred:
State Licensed Electrician
State Licensed Plumber
Certified Facilities Manager
Basic First Aid
Certified Crowd Manager
OSHA 30 Certified
Class C Texas Driver’s License (required)
AT&T Performing Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
About AT&T Performing Arts Center
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; and top concerts, performers and cutting-edge speakers. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center’s education program, Open Stages. The Center also offers free programming for audiences from every part of the community.
The Center’s mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts and arts education programs.
The Center’s culture is to focus on the values that guide its people's actions. The Center’s Core Values are to passionately pursue our mission by being:
Achievement Focused – Committed to the advancement and cultivation of the Performing Arts in Dallas
Community Minded – Actively fostering and participating in meaningful community interactions
Customer Service Driven – Dedicated to the service of int...ernal and external constituents so that all want to return
Flexible – Willing to change to achieve results
The Center’s five resident companies are among the city’s leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, these performance spaces are some of the finest venues in the world:
• Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed by Foster + Partners of London, is a stunning 2,200 seat venue wrapped in red glass with outstanding acoustic performance halls.
• Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, a 575-seat theatre with a distinctive aluminum exterior, is home to one of the most versatile stages in the world designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas.
• Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, an urban park designed by Michel Desvigne with native plants and grasses, landscaped lawns, performance spaces, a reflecting pool, and an Information Center by Foster + Partners.
• Annette Strauss Square, an open-air entertainment venue with lawn and patio seating for 2,000 designed by Foster + Partners, under a starlit sky and surrounded by the downtown skyline.
For more information on the AT&T Performing Arts Center, to become a member, or to make a donation, visit www.attpac.org.