CUNY Baruch Performing Arts Center Manager in New York, New York


Reporting to the Director, the Baruch Performing Arts Center Manager is responsible for implementing and managing operations. The focus is resource management for the center including operations, HR and staff development, policy and procedures related to technical and production needs, front of house, procurement, and venue licensing activities. Baruch Performing Arts Center Manager supports the Center's programming vision; collaborates with the Director and Dean's Office to manage the budget; and oversees contracts and schedules, employee training and interfaces with college regarding department events.

Duties and responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Directs supervision of Production and Front of House and oversight of part-time staff scheduling.

  • Oversees space information sessions with Scheduling and Contracts Manager, negotiates licensing agreements, and assists with administration of performance and co-presentation agreements.

  • Helps manage annual budget and track profit and loss accounting; manages payroll.

  • Assures Baruch Performing Art Center productions and events are adequately staffed and managed.

  • Primary liaison to other College departments as related to operations, procedures, and issues.

  • Develops and implements capital improvement plans.

  • Establishes policies for fire, health safety, disability access and emergency evacuation.

  • Oversees office space maintenance and upkeep of communication systems by administrative staff.

  • Stays up to date on digital resources supporting box office, digital marketing, etc.

53,000 persons were served by over 350 programs in 2016-17, presented by visiting organizations and Baruch Performing Art Center itself. Baruch Performing Art Center produces a season of 36 of its own programs annually. Programming interfaces with all segments of college, including the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and New York metro arts and culture communities. Programming includes multiple performing arts disciplines, discussions in the humanities and sciences, classes, community programs, corporate events.


Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre, stage management, arts management or related field required (advanced degree in relevant area of study preferred). Six (6) years of related experience required; substantial management experience in technical production, events management, budgeting, and personnel management. Experience in some – and familiarity in all – of the following: lighting, sound, and theatrical computer systems, rigging, theatre safety, and building maintenance. Strong customer service orientation and attention to detail are essential. Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills and ability to foster a cooperative work environment, make decisions, resolve problems, and work effectively with staff and constituents. Supervisory experience managing a team is a plus. Proficiency with standard office computer software and theatre drafting required.


Manages day-to-day operations and administrative activities of a performing arts center

  • Manages College-sponsored event programming; works with student and faculty representatives to understand their needs and assure successful productions

  • Manages center administration, including staffing, payroll, budget and fiscal management

  • Assists in client contract negotiations, scheduling, and planning for production requirements

  • Participates in soliciting business, developing marketing and public relations campaigns, and developing relationships with external arts and community organizations

  • Provides programming to fulfill the community service mission of the College or Unit.

Job Title Name: Performing Arts Center Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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June 9, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Baruch Performing Arts Center Manager

Job ID: 18710

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular