Asian American Arts Alliance

Signature Theatre, one of New York’s leading off-Broadway theatres, is seeking a FACILITIES MANAGER to join the facilities team and report to the Director of Production and Facilities. 

Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1991, Signature Theatre celebrates playwrights and gives them an artistic home, producing six to eight productions annually. In 2005, Signature began its groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative, providing subsidized, affordable tickets to all its productions. In 2012, Signature Theatre opened the Pershing Square Signature Center, the Frank Gehry-designed 75,000 square foot center featuring three theatres, two rehearsal studios, a central, public lobby with a café and bookstore, as well as administrative offices. The center is not only home to Signature’s production but also rentals throughout the calendar year.  In FY19, over 150 different productions and events rented space in the center.

The Facilities Manager oversees all aspects of operating and maintaining the center. Working closely with the administrative, production and rental departments to coordinate day-to-day operations and minor projects, The Facilities Manager ensures that facilities functions are incorporated effectively into the performance and events schedule while maintaining and emphasizing facilities policies and procedures.

We are looking for someone who possesses:

  • Minimum three years’ experience managing/assistant managing the operations of a large, multi-use facility
  • Excellent communication/ interpersonal skills to support smooth interactions with internal and external clients
  • Willingness to ask questions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and an eye to detail
  • Ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Has knowledge of:
    • Automated BMS, CCTV, CMMS and trouble ticket systems
    • Mechanical, Electrical Plumbing (MEP) systems
    • HVAC systems
    • Building Codes
  • Exposure to theatre/live performance operations preferred


Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure the operation and maintenance of the center are in line with Signature Theatre’s mission while adhering to center procedures, policies, safety codes
  • Evaluate and effectively implement solutions to onsite technical issues with all center systems, including MEP, HVAC, CCTV and key card systems
  • Coordinate all external vendor and maintenance scheduling
  • Manage security team, maintenance personnel and on-site contractors
  • Work with Production, General Management and Rental departments to coordinate resources and address challenges pertaining to theatre production and operations
  • Ensure task lists for porters and cleaning are generated and work is completed
  • Develop and maintain vendor contracts
  • Create and manage budgets
  • Respond to off-hours emergencies, reporting on-site when required
  • Plan and manage construction projects as they arise
  • Manage key and keycard tracking systems
  • Schedule HVAC for all activities in the center


The salary for this exempt position is commensurate with experience. Benefits include group health, dental, and vision plans, as well as the opportunity to participate in tax-saving flexible spending, commuter and 401(k) plans.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Please type FACILITIES MANAGER in the subject line.

No phone calls please. For more information on Signature, please visit

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, affectional preference, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, disability, genetic predisposition, age, military or veteran status, marital or familial status, or any other protected characteristic, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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