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Academic Space and Equipment Coordinator

The New School

Category: Other

Label Info
Type Paid
Union status Union
Location New York, NY

Job Description

The College of Performing Arts is seeking a highly qualified Academic Space and Equipment Coordinator. Reporting to the Vice Dean for Curriculum and Learning, the coordinator works with stakeholders across the college and university to manage instructional spaces and equipment. They will ensure that all instructional spaces are properly maintained and that necessary equipment including technology are stocked and in working condition for courses of all types across the college. The coordinator is also responsible for ongoing purchase, repair, maintenance, storage, and disposal of academic equipment and supplies.

This is a fully onsite, full-time, salaried, exempt position within the 1205-Professional unit and is subject to the terms and conditions agreed to in the Union Contract between Teamsters Local 1205 and The New School.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Oversee the Technical Services Office (TSO)

Supervise student workers who assist in the day-to-day operation of the TSO

Oversee the equipment signout process and policy, including provisioning of gear for gigs, classes, and rehearsals

Coordinate equipment repair, delivery and off-site cartage

Maintain academic, meeting, and gathering spaces

Conduct rounds of all academic spaces at Arnhold Hall and Bank Street, noting repair and maintenance needs, and ensuring spaces are appropriately configured

Respond to and resolve academic equipment and space-related requests from faculty and staff

Liaise with the university on the execution of capital projects as assigned.

Oversee lockers and locker signout process

Maintain academic and administrative equipment and technology

Define equipment needs and develop quotes, proposals, and purchasing plans for new academic equipment and space upgrades as assigned

Maintain equipment inventories, obsolescence plans, and repairs in collaboration with staff across the college including piano technicians, ensemble managers, production staff, and academic staff

Procure new academic equipment including technology, musical instruments, and smart classroom technology.

Three years relevant experience in facilities, space management, or equipment management within a performing arts or entertainment environment

Prior experience designing and working within highly collaborative systems and processes

Superior knowledge of audio equipment and musical instruments.

Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to create and maintain space and equipment inventories and databases,

Ability to move Audio/Visual/Academic equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across campus for various classrooms and events needs.

Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

Experienced or able to learn and develop fluency in The New School’s suite of data systems including WorkDay, Tableau, Banner, and 25Live.

Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice, and the transformative power of the arts and education.

Ability to adhere to university COVID-19 policy and requirements.




$58,500 - $63,500 annual


Applicants should submit both a resume and cover letter outlining their interest, skills, and experience concerning this position. Applicants not selected for hire will only be notified upon conclusion of the search process.

We look forward to receiving your application!

How to Apply

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