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TN Performing Arts Center Mgmt

Director of Building Operations

TN Performing Arts Center Mgmt


Job Summary

TPAC is a nonprofit performing arts organization and cultural anchor providing enriching arts experiences for all ages, empowering lifelong arts education programs, artistic expression reflective of our community, arts connections for the local economy, and sustainable support for professional resident companies and local artists.



The Director of Building Operations plans, manages, and directs the facilities and maintenance work and work force of the janitorial and maintenance service agreement.  This position is responsible for providing a safe, comfortable and reliable venue for TPAC events and the State of Tennessee.

Job Responsibilities

Manages all non-theatrical aspects of facility housekeeping, repair, maintenance and general appearance of TPAC facilities using high standards of quality and responds to needs in a proactive manner.

  • Able to plan, supervise and direct day to day or specialized maintenance programs
  • Responsible for the preparation of the department’s budget forecasts, proposed budgets and capital improvement projects and working within the approved budgets to maximize the effectiveness of the venues’ facilities and venue owned equipment
  • Develops and administers budget for the maintenance department to include project estimating, purchasing, payroll, reporting budget variances for re-forecasting and maintaining an inventory of tools and supplies
  • Scheduling preventative maintenance, repairs, and replacements
  • Soliciting bids from contractors and evaluating the proposals.  Once a contractor is selected and employed, ensuring work is completed to specifications and within budget
  • Build and maintains professional working relationships with the staff, vendors and the State of Tennessee’s General Services Department
  • Works with supervisor to develop and administer long-term State maintenance plan
  • Must be able to run errands, handle incoming and outgoing freight, and lift and move heavy furniture and equipment
  • Oversees the Housekeeping & Maintenance vendor relationship
  • Hire, train, schedule, evaluate, counsel, and supervise maintenance and janitorial staff when required
  • Reviewing maintenance problems, complaints, and work orders to prioritize and schedule the work
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Coordinating with the VP of Event Operations, Director of Security & Safety and liaison with the State of TN/General Services/JLL regarding local health, safety, fire, building codes and inspections to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations
  • Thinking independently and critically, making competent and timely decisions in the best interest of all concerned while addressing TPAC, State and local laws, policies, and procedures. 

The responsibilities listed above are not all inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned.




  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must have a minimum of 5 – 7 years of maintenance experience
  • Proven knowledge of various mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, drywall, carpentry, metalwork, painting, seating, and flooring
  • Understand door hardware, locks, key machine, door closers, etc.
  • Ability to write, read and edit complex documents and contracts
  • Ability to read blueprints is a requirement
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to multi-task under pressure with the ability to anticipate problems and implement corrective action
  • Demonstrates a proactive work ethic, showing a willingness to work safely and efficiently in a fast paced, ever-changing environment
  • Highly motivated with the willingness to learn and work with others
  • Must be licensed and insured to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Tennessee

Highly Desired:

  • Bilingual applicants are welcomed



Microsoft Office Suite

Training Provided:  VenueOps and ADP Workforce


Essential Functions and Working Conditions

The functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Frequent Functions:

  • Physical: Seeing, Hearing/Listening, Dexterity, Ascending/Descending Stairs, Standing/Being Stationary for long periods of time
  • Mental: Understanding & writing simple written/verbal communications, Analysis/Problem Solving, Judgement/Decision Making, Spatial Awareness, Basic Math Skills
  • Work Environment: Works with others, Verbal Communication, Face to Face Contact

Occasional Functions:

  • Physical: Lifting/Moves/Transports 50 lbs., Pushing/Pulling, Bending/Stooping
  • Work Environment: Ability to work outside in all weather conditions including seasonably hot or cold temperatures, Loud Environment, working with flashing lights, Working in the dark, remote work potential.

TPAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All aspects of the employment process will be merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship or other protected characteristic.

Additional Information


Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid time off

How to Apply

Please visit our website and apply through our online portal

Careers at TPAC | Tennessee Performing Arts Center®


  • Date Posted: June 9, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture