Assistant Manager, Media Resources

The New School New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

Parsons School for Design, a division of The New School, seeks an Assistant Manager in Media Resources for the Making Center. Parsons Making Center is a collection of more than 70,000 sq.ft. of labs, shops, studios, and open work spaces that provide curricular support for making across a broad range of mediums and disciplines, and supports experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Assistant Manager should be a personable, proactive, detail oriented individual who will become integral to the daily workings of the facilities within the Making Center, with the ability to learn new skills and technologies as needed. This is a fast paced dynamic environment that runs year round. The Assistant Manager will interface with students, faculty, and staff to support multiple processes and resources for all users in a range of making spaces. This is an exempt administrative position, that reports to the Facilities Manager, Media Resources.


Oversee daily workings of Making Center Media Resources Facilities (as assigned) including but not limited to the Equipment Resource Center (ERC), 2 computer labs, 6 shooting studios, a motion capture studio, an alternative processes darkroom, a black and white film and paper darkroom, a Durst Theta 76 Digital C-Printer, and associated Open Work Areas, Tool/Equipment Checkouts, Material Store, and storage areas.

Management of full-time and part-time technicians, and student workers, including interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, tracking accountability, task assignment, scheduling/attending team and one on one meetings, and coordination and/or providing emergency coverage for unexpected absences.

Management a fixed budget including tracking, planning, and prioritization of expenses related to inventories, schedules, projects, and repairs.

Work with the Facilities Manager and/or Associate Director with the following:

Facility improvement projects, shows and installations, and special initiatives as needed.

Hardware/software purchase recommendations as they pertain to the curriculum

Maintaining policies and systems for checkout, satellite store, scheduling, record keeping, and inventories, in addition to generating macro and micro levels of usage data and statics - evaluating and updating these as needed.

Organize calendars and communications for facilities: including creation of website updates, shop signage, safety orientations, technical/instructional documentation for labs/equipment, workshops, class demos, deliveries, special events, and modified holiday hours.

Work across systems in the Making Center, connecting separate areas in order to streamline efficiency and communication

Adapt to changes in the work environment; adjust approach and prioritize competing demands as necessary.

Provide a high level of customer service, maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and attitude in all interactions with students, faculty, and staff.

Cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment with productive and positive workplace relationships.

Stay current with relevant technology and developments within the field.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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