Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
July 02, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Facilities Manager



Status: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Supervises: Front Desk Receptionists (1 FT, 1 PT), Facilities staff (1 FT, 2 PT)


Longy seeks an entrepreneurial Facilities Manager to oversee all aspects of the maintenance, repair, improvement and efficient operation of Longy’s buildings, grounds, and equipment. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a self-starter who enjoys ensuring the beauty, cleanliness, and safety of an educational campus, in order to allow the members of the Longy community to learn, perform, and listen in world-class buildings. The Facilities Manager is a key member of the operations team developing strategies and planning for major renovation or construction projects. This person works closely with all Longy staff, faculty, and students and represents the school to outside constituencies including Cambridge neighbors, Cambridge Historical Commission, and renters, and campus visitors.


  • Regularly inspect facilities and equipment to determine extent of service and equipment required. Recommend, justify, and coordinate projects as needed.
  • Ensure the safety of Longy’s buildings and grounds, correcting hazardous conditions.
  • Ensure daily that Longy’s buildings and grounds are clean and well-maintained.
  • Collaborate with the Concert Hall manager, ensuring successful concert productions and facilities rentals.
  • Oversee the Two-Year Facilities Plan: advise on and develop plans for annual and long-term maintenance and repair of the school’s buildings and grounds.
  • Supervise on-campus student employees (OCE’s) who work at the front desk on evenings and weekends.
  • Prepare and manage budgets for operating and capital needs related to buildings, grounds, and equipment, including overseeing purchase orders and invoices, and other requests for expenditures.
  • Oversee the maintenance, repair, and inventory of musical instruments, especially keyboard instruments.
  • Assess and maintain positive relationships with vendors and other professionals including: building contractors, locksmith, plumber, HVAC, electrician, piano tuners and various city inspectors.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Governors Campus Planning Committee, preparing meeting agendas, taking minutes, and circulating materials.
  • Collaborate with Manager of Information Systems on maintaining and supporting the use of A/V classroom equipment.
  • Act as Chief Security Officer for Longy’s campus, interfacing with local police and Director of Security at Bard College, and maintaining Clery records.
  • Inform the Longy community about potential weather and life safety emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 5 years of facilities management experience. Experience with historical properties, school campuses, and construction project management is desirable.
  • Strong supervisory skills and experience.
  • Strong hands-on administrative skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a team of other administrators and be oriented to supporting the work of the school’s faculty members and students.
  • Interest in and the ability to work with a diverse population and a wide range of personalities.
  • Experience in balancing hands-on, day-to-day tasks with longer term work.
  • Strong computer skills. The school uses Microsoft software.
  • Flexibility to be accessible on weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


Longy offers a competitive salary plus an Open Time Off Policy (OPTO) which includes a generous Family Medical Leave policy of 12 paid weeks. Longy also offers enrollment in Longy’s defined contribution retirement plan, group health, vision and dental plans, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and qualified transportation programs.

How To Apply:


Apply by:
July 31, 2019
About this Organization:


Longy School of Music of Bard College trains musicians to make a difference in their world with a social imperative that is at the core of the School’s curriculum. Breaking down the traditional conservatory constraints, Longy prepares its students to lead meaningful lives in music through project-based learning courses and performances alongside professional partners. Internationally recognized for its efforts to meet a changing musical landscape head-on, Longy gives its graduates the opportunity to perform professionally, teach in a variety of settings, and expand access within classical music.

Longy’s innovative curriculum compels students to explore their artistry, take risks, hone their technique, and become the musician the world needs them to be. Spearheaded by world-class faculty, Longy promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery and inspires growth of imagination, fostering an attitude of inquiry about the musician's role in the world.

Longy School of Music of Bard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age. Longy values the diversity of its community.