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Operations Manager (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

Job Details

Operations Manager (71101)

Location: Brooklyn

Pratt Institute's Department of Digital Arts (DDA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Operations Manager. The successful candidate will manage a range of specialist facilities within the department, including:
  • Resource Center (cameras, mics, tablets, lighting, midi and other check-out gear)
  • Audio Facilities (foley, computer station recording hardware)
  • Green Screen Studio (digital video camera/lighting/mocap)
  • Spatial Computing Lab (VR/MR)
  • Maker Spaces (soldering, multimeter/o-scope, 3D printing)

The Department has a 35-year history in the artistic application of innovative technologies. Following its dual fine arts/commercial mission, the department has a tradition of graduating industry leaders with award-winning track records. The Department of Digital Arts is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 animation schools in the country.

DDA offers BFA and MFA degrees in 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Art & Technology, and Game Arts. Our facilities are located on 3 purpose-built floors with over 300 computers in 15 digital classrooms, a well-equipped resource center, a greenscreen room, an audio recording studio, experimental animation studio, a spatial computing lab, an arcade, 3D printing and laser cutting facilities. The DDA community includes over 400 students, 10 full-time faculty, 60 part-time faculty, and a support staff of 6 (including this position).

Position Duties:
  • Manage the Resource Center including: inventory, circulation, organization, equipment repairs upgrades, student workers (hiring, scheduling, delegations).
  • Manage green screen studio, spatial computing lab, audio facilities, maintenance and use.
  • Plan and develop technical resources through discussion with faculty, including budgeting and researching/purchasing new equipment and/or space upgrades.
  • Coordinate and meet with DDA staff and wider Pratt IT with the purpose of building strategy, support, and resiliency through cross-training.
  • Structuring work through project management platforms (like Asana) - and use this system as a means of reporting and goal tracking.
  • Developing and implementing policies for space and equipment use.
  • Assist students and faculty (with or through the delegation of student workers) on projects related to technical facilities and resources.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering or art-related discipline.
  • Experience working in an education context.
  • Experience in managing technology resources in the commercial or non-profit sector.
  • Extensive technical skills with creative technology hardware/software and communication protocols (e.g., MIDI, OSC, and audio routing).
  • A track record of continuous skills-development.
  • Knowledge of project management, scheduling, circulation, budgeting, and data management tools/software.
  • Experience with work prioritization and delegation.
  • Evidence of a commitment to improving work-place efficiencies.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of customers, stakeholders, and/or collaborators.

Salary, Benefits, and Faculty Support

SALARY is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $64,300-75,700. Pratt Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package with the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of individual employees.

Generous Benefits:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Childcare Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
  • Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off
  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.



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