Facilities Operations Assistant

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
Music Academy

Position Summary:

The Music Academy seeks dynamic team members to help support the daily operations and
maintenance of our beautiful campus. The ideal candidate will be someone with a true
passion for connecting with people of all ages – from children to seniors – as they will assist
staff and visitors with various on-site needs, especially during the 8-week Summer Festival
from June 5-August 7. The Facilities Associate reports to the Director of Facilities. Nonsummer
shifts are primarily evenings and weekends with varying hours from week to week.
Summer positions are full-time, Monday-Sunday, daytime and evening shifts.

Position Responsibilities:
 Provide excellent customer service to visitors, direct patrons to correct buildings for
events, and safely direct vehicle drivers to available parking.
 Assist in event set up including lifting and moving chairs, tables, boxes, décor, and
other items.
 Assist in readiness of performance venues, practice rooms, studios, kitchen, and
restrooms: light cleaning, disinfecting, emptying trash/recycling, and dusting as
 Assist in readiness of outdoor facilities, gardens, and picnic areas which may include
leaf blowing, emptying trash, and light cleaning and dusting as needed.
 Assist with security monitoring and emergency response as needed.
 Complete tasks accurately, thoroughly, and with an eye towards quality, aesthetics,
preservation of our historic property, and creating a welcoming and safe environment
for our community.
 Assist in daily walk throughs of campus to identify areas in need of repair or cleaning,
to report to the Director of Facilities.
 Other duties may be assigned.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands to successfully perform the essential functions of this job may include
being able to: regularly stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or
controls; frequently talk and/or hear; occasionally sit; frequently squat, stoop, or kneel; reach
above the head and reach forward; daily use hand strength to grasp tools, supplies and
equipment; occasionally climb ladders; frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Candidate Profile:
The Music Academy values colleagues with diverse perspectives who thrive in a collaborative,
highly communicative workplace. Our administration collectively informs and agrees upon
the organization’s expectations for teamwork, including a positive, goal-oriented
environment that positions every employee for success.
The successful candidate will ideally demonstrate some, if not all, of the following:
 Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
 Excellent attention to detail and takes pride in a job well done
 Ability to prioritize tasks and proactively seek new ones
 Ability to troubleshoot problems and work calmly in stressful situations
 Ability to arrive on time with a positive attitude
 Ability to work on a team collaboratively with minimal supervision and adapt to
changing work priorities and schedules
Additional Requirements
 Schedule varies based on events production schedule.
 Non-summer shifts are primarily evenings and weekends with varying hours from
week to week. Summer positions are full-time, Monday-Sunday, daytime and evening
shifts, from June 5 – August 7, 2023.
 All administration, faculty, and fellows on campus must provide proof of COVID

Benefits and Compensation:
This is a non-exempt, part-time position with flexible hours. Compensation is $16-18 per hour,
commensurate with skills and experience. Part-time employees are not eligible for Music
Academy benefits unless required by law. Complimentary tickets are offered when available.
Application Process:
Please email a letter of interest and current resume to hr@musicacademy.org, using the
Subject Header Facilities Associate. No phone calls, please. A background screening will be
performed as a condition of employment.
The Music Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to create a diverse and
inclusive work environment and we value each employee’s unique experiences and

About the Music Academy
Located in Santa Barbara, the Music Academy creates a space where exceptional talent can
thrive by encouraging artists to stretch, experiment, improvise, and play. We give artists the
tools they need to become not just great musicians but great leaders. With the sun shining
brightly on possibility and potential, we unleash the creators who will reimagine the future of
classical music. We catalyze the change that will propel classically trained musicians boldly
The Music Academy’s year round programs are: an annual Summer Festival for 136 fellows
with more than 120 performances and events, Solo Piano, Duo, Fast Pitch, and Marilyn Horne
Song Competitions; the Keston MAX partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra; the
Innovation Institute’s Alumni Enterprise Awards; a new Mariposa Series of concerts by
Academy-affiliated artists, and Sing!, a children’s choir free of charge for all participants that
performs with local, national, and international partners.
For more information, visit musicacademy.org.

(805) 695-7900
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