Arts Laboratory Manager
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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"The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity." The USC School of Architecture is seeking an Arts Laboratory and Facilities Manager to oversee classroom studio and equipment set ups, fabrication and wood shop services for faculty and students, as well as, provide direction to the Arts Laboratory Specialists that run the Architectural work shops. Job Accountabilities: Designs, plans and oversees the operation and maintenance of one or more studios/laboratories/facilities for the school. Provides advice on studio/laboratory set up and system design, and equipment acquisition and installation. Oversees repairs, maintenance, and modifications of specialized equipment. Directly supervises three full-time subordinate staff. Recruits, screens, hires, orients, and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees, as needed. Determines studio/laboratory/facility staffing requirements based on operation and scheduling of technical facilities. Supervises the work of staff and/or student workers assisting in operation, maintenance, repairs, installation, and modifications of specialized equipment and facilities. Develops and implements operating policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with security and safety standards. Provides technical advice and recommends purchase of equipment and accessories. Controls equipment and supplies inventory. Negotiates prices and orders for equipment and supplies for facilities. Maintains vendor contacts and backup purchase documentation files for reference and reporting, as needed. Consults on equipment requirements and capabilities and coordinates work with professional staff and faculty. Investigates new areas of research and development, new technologies, and recommends changes in procedures, policies or equipment. Oversees budget for operation and maintenance of studios/laboratories/facilities and equipment. Authorizes expenditures and monitors account status to ensure compliance with fiscal guidelines and regulations. Directs ongoing purchasing activities including authorization of one-time major purchases. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial reports as required. Developms and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of university's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff. In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to "report to duty" in accordance with the university's Emergency Operations Plan and/or the employee's department's emergency response and/or recovery plans. Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required. During or immediately following an emergency, the employee will be notified to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
7 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Specialized, progressively responsible experience in applicable performing or visual arts. Expert knowledge of field. Ability to manage.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Master's degree

Preferred Experience:
10 years

Preferred Field of Expertise:
Studio and facility maintenance. Experience in fabrication and wood shop equipment and services.

Position Type:
Existing

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66286

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