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Employment Opportunities

Prop Master/Charge Artist

The Arkansas Arts Center is seeking a Prop Master/Charge Artist to join the Arkansas Arts Centers Children’s Theatre. This person is responsible for the design and execution of all props for the main stage and the Children’s Theatre on Tour. Must work well with designers and be a part of concept development team. Will lead and supervise the design and painting of scenery and props for all productions. Bachelor's degree in theater is preferred but combination of education and experience will be considered. Concept, design and execution of scenic elements and set construction skills are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong creative problem-solving skills are necessary. Skill in organizing work for maximum effectiveness in a fast-paced environment is required. Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work is desirable. A person who sets high standards for themselves and those around them is a plus. Excellent Benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org


Head of Facilities and Security

The Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) is seeking an experienced Head of Facilities and Security. The Head of Facilities and Security is responsible for building infrastructure and equipment, preventive maintenance, security and building management systems, and grounds. The ideal candidate will have a strong building management background and knowledge of HVAC, electrical, fire safety, and other maintenance systems. Candidate must be comfortable multitasking in a fluid environment and possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills in working with vendors and internal stakeholders. The Head of Facilities and Security will report to the Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Master’s degree preferred
  • 5–10 years of facilities management experience, preferably in a museum or other arts and cultural institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical engineering principals regarding HVAC operations and maintenance, security and access control systems, and building and ground maintenance.
  • Proficiency with current relevant technology and building automation systems.
  • Familiarity in managing emergency response plans and safety programs. Knowledge of fine art museum-specific protocols is desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA standards and guidelines.
  • Strong planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and public speaking skills, strong interpersonal skills and relationship management skills.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Keep AAC building and grounds in excellent working condition.
  • Maintain gallery and art storage conditions for temperatures, relative humidity, and ensure smooth and uninterrupted operation of all building systems.
  • Develop, track, manage and provide up-to-date budgeting information on all museum facility projects.
  • Develop and maintain an electronic work order system which allows for easy access to project coordination and metrics, expense tracking and staff assignment.
  • Develop, implement and manage energy-saving programs, procedures and green initiatives.
  • Research requests, seek proposals and assess quotes for all museum facility-related projects; present final recommendations to the Deputy Director and Executive Director or museum stakeholder.
  • Interface proactively and in a customer-focused, consensus building manner with other departments to ensure efficient communication and interaction, and identify and resolve any business issues or conflicts that may arise.
  • Coordinate and track outside vendors for maintenance and repairs, including, but not limited to, HVAC, plumbing, roofing, janitorial, landscaping and third party security firm.
  • Establish and coordinate all preventive maintenance for facility systems to maintain optimal environmental standards, maintaining accurate and thorough records and history.
  • Monitor security and access control systems and track reporting standards.
  • Adhere to all state and local regulations for fire suppression systems throughout the facility.
  • Supervise 2–4 employees in addition to managing vendor relationships.

Please submit cover letter and resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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