Spiegeltent Site Supervisor (Seasonal)




The Fisher Center at Bard seeks a well-rounded seasonal Site Supervisor possessing a supervisory-level knowledge of building trades, including plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. The Site Supervisor has primary responsibility and oversight for the facilities of the SummerScape Spiegeltent, a unique, temporary venue operating for eight weeks on the campus of Bard College. The Site Supervisor ensures that all facility users have a comfortable, functional, and safe environment in which to present and experience the performing arts.

The Spiegeltent Site Supervisor is an 11-week seasonal position beginning June 10 and ending August 23, 2019. This salaried position is typically scheduled as follows:
-- Spiegeltent setup and takedown weeks: Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm
-- Festival weeks – average 40 hours per week to include: Wednesdays as needed for upkeep and notes, Thursdays-Sundays for venue prep prior to artist arrival/sound check, venue prep prior to opening for the public, and there forward through venue closing each evening; plus site upkeep and/or additional events at other times as needed.
The schedule is subject to change.

-- Oversee the installation, upkeep, and de-installation of the structures, systems, and premises of the SummerScape Spiegeltent including carpentry, landscaping, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, refrigeration, refuse removal, and cleaning.
-- Complete or arrange repairs to the Spiegeltent structures, systems, and premises, including common issues such as remedying leaks, troubleshooting electrical service, and making interior carpentry repairs.
-- Assist with the day-to-day operation of the Spiegeltent including event setups, changeovers, and takedowns.
-- Oversee Spiegeltent restroom facilities, including regular pump-out service, and cleaning by Bard College Environmental Services.
-- Maintain temporary installations such as office trailers, tents, fencing, and storage.
-- Support the work of the Bard College Environmental Services department in the
Spiegeltent to ensure the facility is regularly and properly cleaned.
-- Monitor building systems during Spiegeltent events.
-- Monitor and report safety and code compliance issues to the Facility Manager.
-- Coordinate Bard College Buildings & Grounds work orders for major repairs and
maintenance issues, and special event setup needs (such as additional tables and chairs) with the Facility Manager.
-- Respond to facilities emergency issues in the Spiegeltent.
-- Attend weekly production meetings and staff meetings.
-- Complete other facility and Spiegeltent operation duties as assigned.

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The successful candidate will:
-- Possess a supervisory level knowledge of building trades, including plumbing,
electrical, and carpentry;
-- Be able to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines;
-- Provide customer-friendly contact with the general public and visiting artists;
-- Exhibit a collaborative outlook and work well with the Fisher Center team;
-- Be available on nights and weekends throughout the summer.

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