Facilities Manager

Department of Art, Architecture + Art History, University of San Diego

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The Department of Art, Architecture + Art History (DAA+AH) Facilities Manager is responsible for the overall maintenance and safety of all Visual Art and Architecture studios, shops, labs, and teaching facilities in the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: coordinates the use and maintenance of instructional and research classrooms, labs, art and architecture studios, shops, student exhibition spaces, outdoor working spaces, and faculty and student studios; supervises the DAA+AH Facilities Assistant and student workers; organizes, designs, and supervises the construction of custom equipment or furnishings and space remodeling projects to meet the changing needs of the department; analyzes departmental space needs and allocations; acquires and maintains department equipment, furniture and inventory; serves as the department EH&S Safety Coordinator, implementing State and Federal OSHA standards; and serves as the liaison to other departments and groups (on and off campus) around the use of DAA+AH space and equipment.


Overall Facilities Management

Budget Management & Purchasing

Shops & Studio Training

Space/Equipment Analysis & Planning

Environmental Health and Safety

Special Projects

(See application link for detailed list of responsibilities.)


Special Conditions of Employment:

May require some evening and weekend work.

Some travel may be required.

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD’s COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Minimum Qualifications:

BA in art or architecture, BFA in Art, BArch or related area is required

Minimum five years experience managing art and architecture studios and/or other art-making facilities required

Familiarity in the use of Macintosh and PC computers and Adobe Creative Cloud software

Preferred Qualifications:

MArch or MFA in Visual Art preferred

Familiarity and interest in Contemporary Art and/or Architecture Teaching and Practice preferred

Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to prioritize tasks, set and meet deadlines, problem solve and make important decisions.

Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of tools, equipment, and machinery in each of the different facilities

Working knowledge of Macintosh and PC computers

Familiarity with health and safety practices and precautions applicable to art studios

Background in traditional and contemporary art making processes

Understanding of contemporary art practices and theory

Teaching experience desirable

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

CA Driver’s License required

How to Apply

Resume Required, Cover Letter Preferred

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button (at the university website application link) to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. You are also strongly recommended to upload a cover letter to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at jobs@sandiego.edu.

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Posted on November 4