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Student Theater Performance and Facilities Coordinator

McGinley Student Center, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Involvement, the Student Theater Performance and Facilities Coordinator advises Rose Hill’s 14 performance-focused student organizations, supports and coordinates these groups’ performances taking place mainly in Collins Theater/Auditorium, coordinates preparation and training for students participating in these organizations.


This position requires the ability to work long hours and work with a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.


Essential Functions        


Supervises the Collins Auditorium/Theater facilities to ensure safe operation by student performing clubs and organizations, including on-site presence, walk-throughs with colleagues in Facilities and the Department of Public Safety, management of work orders and capital improvement projects, and safety-related monitoring of students activities.
Advises 14 performance clubs in various aspects of their operation from the student government budget funding process, the orientation, preparation, and training of student cast and crew; the scheduling of rehearsals and performances in Collins and other spaces, the process of designing and building sets in coordination with students, directors, and outside contractors.
Supervises and trains Office for Student Involvement on-duty student workers relative to oversight of performing student organization events, rehearsals, access, and normal use of performance space.
Serves as main contact between the staff managing the Campus Center Operations/Space Reservations staff and systems and the Student Organizations and Programming function of the Office for Student Involvement on behalf of the performance clubs and the management needs of facilities.
Maintains and oversees the Collins Auditorium/Theater facilities including routine on-site presence and walk-throughs with colleagues in Facilities and the Department of Public Safety.
Assists in the organization of Collins stage area, upper rooms and coordination of storage areas.
Operates and manages equipment including repairs, maintenance, and needed replacements; coordinate these efforts with the Assistant Dean or designee as determined by the Assistant Dean/Dean of Students.
Organizational and Operational:

Creates and nurtures Bronx high school partnerships to showcase McShane and Collins Auditorium as spatial and learning resources for the local Bronx community.
Coordinates (with the Assistant Dean) all contracts for spring and summer conference guests in Collins.
Maintains a safe, healthy and clean work/shop environment; track condition of and liaise/communicate closely regarding the condition and upkeep of Collins to Facilities, Campus Operations and direct Supervisor.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS or BFA)
Minimum of two years of experience working in a professional and/or educational theaters or related environment
Some teaching and/or mentoring experience

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Commitment to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace environment; sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and backgrounds of faculty, staff and students.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively across professional teams
Ability to supervise, work with, and teach students
Ability to maintain artistic intent within financial and time constraints.
Ability to demonstrate professional maturity and support within the department and across the Division of Student Affairs.
An understanding or commitment to training in set design and construction processes and all of the related aspects of the overall theater production process.
Strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Scene painting and carpentry skills and experience.

Minimum Starting Salary: $51,705 (plus Room and Board)


Maximum Starting Salary: $53,351 (plus Room and Board)


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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