Facilities Support Specialist

Job Description

SFJAZZ is seeking an experienced; Facilities Support Specialist for our Facilities Operations Department at the newly constructed SFJAZZ Center. The support specialist will be instrumental in ensuring the full technological function of the Center's automated Building Management Systems and will support the establishment of rigorous maintenance systems and programming, including a LEED centered facility operations and maintenance plan. In addition, the specialist will support the establishment and implementation of physical plant standard operational procedures, including ensuring optimal performance from building service providers. The Facilities Support Specialist will assist the department in fully leveraging state of the art technology for employees to enhance work flow while maintaining the physical plant of a world-class performance venue. Working under the direction of the SFJAZZ Facility Operations Manager, the support specialist will have the exciting opportunity to develop and scale the resources of a rapidly growing organization. The ideal candidate will possess familiarity with facilities BMS ( Building Management Systems ) systems and building maintenance processes. As a key member of our operations team the support specialist will provide critical support in a timely manner.


  • Monitor and assist in the programming of SFJAZZ Building Management System, including HAVC Siemens, Lutron Lighting and Fire/Security and CCTV systems.
  • Monitor and manage the day-to-day building and space use lighting and temperature in its various modalities, including show modes. Assist Facilities Manger in trending building systems performance.
  • Assist with scheduling and quality control of building service providers, including janitorial, security and maintenance service, ensuring prudent use of budget resources.
  • Provide research and administrative assistance to the Facility Operations Manager in developing and implementing facility plans such as LEED based O&M Building Plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan and Emergency Response Plans.
  • Manage SFJAZZ work order system. Monitor and ensure the timely completion work orders.
  • Maintain facility activity schedule, ensure communication of facilities schedule to all stake holders and maintain electronic and paper files.
  • Other tasks or projects as assigned.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Strong facilities technical skills.
  • Ability to diagnose building maintenance issues. Proactive in problem solving. Ability to think ahead as well as specify and present pros/cons of various solutions.
  • Curiosity and habit of learning and educating others on new technologies and facilities maintenance advancements.
  • Minimum of three-year facility management experience.
  • General knowledge of building maintenance and mechanical functions of a large non-residential building or structure, including general carpentry, plumbing, electrical, janitorial products, HVAC and custodial skills or experience.
  • Familiarity with Building Management Systems.
  • Experience in facilities or construction management support. Experience as a building engineer, supervisor or facilities help desk preferable.
  • Ability to operate standard maintenance equipment and tools.
  • Further into employment, available and on call, 24-hour, seven days a week basis for emergencies.
  • Physically able to walk, stand, climb stairs, lift up to 50 pounds, and work without an elevator in the event of a breakdown.


The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

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Resident Artistic Directors

SFJAZZ Center · Season 2

For our second season, five of the most forward-thinking musicians in jazz will each be curating exclusive programming. These shows will premiere new works, feature unprecedented collaborations between world-renowned artists, and jumpstart the boundary-breaking creative mission of the SFJAZZ Center.

Regina Carter

Improvisational jazz violinist and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter was trained as a classical musician and weaves Motown, bebop, swing, folk, Afro-Caribbean, and world influences into her adventurous music. She has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Oliver Lake, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, and Dolly Parton.

Bill Frisell

Widely regarded as the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist to emerge in the 1980s, Grammy-winning artist Bill Frisell has long been exploring the music of America’s rural past. A composer and sought-after bandleader, he has launched dozens of unique projects. He has been named DownBeat critics’ poll Guitarist of the Year nine times.

Jason Moran

MacArthur fellow Jason Moran crosses musical genres, blending jazz, blues, rock, funk, and hip-hop in his compositions and multimedia performances. In 2011 he was named Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center and was a triple-crown winner of DownBeat magazine’s Critics Poll, collecting awards for Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year and Pianist of the Year. He has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 2010 and is a longtime member of the Charles Lloyd New Quartet.

John Santos

Since the 1970s, no one has done more to maintain and advance the Bay Area’s singular synthesis of Caribbean rhythms and postbop forms than percussionist John Santos. A charismatic bandleader, captivatin improviser, and dedicated educator, Santos is a master of folkloric traditions from Cuba and Puerto Rico who’s consistently found distinctive ways to merge Latin grooves with jazz orchestration. Since performing at the first Jazz in the City Festival in 1983, he has presented Afro-Cuban music at SFJAZZ and led many educational programs.

Miguel Zenón

Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow Miguel Zenón has masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American folkloric music and jazz. Zenón has topped the Rising Star Alto Sax category of the DownBeat critics’ poll four times.

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