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Facilities Manager

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
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Job No: 511439
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Facilities Manager

Employee Classification: Auditorium Technical Director

Department: School of Music

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

This position oversees the set up and striking for performances within the School of Music. Additional responsibilities include audio streaming, achieving performances, and maintaining the inventory of all University loaned instruments. The incumbent will also supervise student workers.

This position is subject to summer academic break layoff.

Additional Information

The School of Music, one of three schools within the College of Fine Arts, has 400 music majors: 330 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. Music majors pursue a variety of degrees, including education, performance, music therapy, and music business. Non-majors also participate in ensembles.

Individualized attention, artistic excellence, collaboration, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion are at the core of the School of Music.

Required Qualifications

1. Any one or combination of the following types of preparation:
(a) Eighteen (18) semester hours of college credit for course work in theater design and technology (such as courses in stage lighting, stage rigging, stage craft, scene design, sound systems, or technical direction - verify with transcript); OR
(b) Eighteen (18) months of work experience in technical operations of theatrical productions; OR
(c) Any combination of training and experience, as defined above, that totals 18 months, computed on the basis of one credit hour being equivalent to one month of experience

2. One (1) additional year of work experience in a position equivalent to the Assistant Auditorium Technical Director that included the supervision of stage crew and technicians.

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Desired Qualifications
  1. Bachelors or Master's degree in Music or Theater.
  2. Extensive on-stage musical performance experience preferred.
  3. Detail oriented person who will communicate and work well with faculty, student performers, and student workers.
  4. Excellent organizational and supervisory skills with the ability to work independently to set goals.
  5. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  6. Solid working knowledge of Music and Music Performance, with experience in the set up and striking of large musical ensembles.
  7. Experience in audio recording and sound reinforcement will be an asset in this position.
Work Hours

Core Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, though hours vary and may include evenings and weekends

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Lift 70 pounds.
2. Push/pull up to 80 pounds.
3. Climb, bend, crouch, kneel, and reach overhead.
4. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.

Proposed Starting Date

August 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$3,034 - $3,942 per month

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Transcripts - See Special Instructions to Applicants for additional options
Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Other documentation such as college transcripts (may be unofficial) and/or a DD-214 (official military discharge) must also be brought to the Civil Service exam if applicable in order to receive the maximum eligible points.

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by email if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please closely monitor your email for correspondence regarding your application status.

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Contact Information for Applicants

Kira Shelton
Human Resources
[email protected]
(309) 438-2120

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 05/27/2021 09:40 AM CST
Application Closes: 06/15/2021 11:55 PM CST



Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 41 master’s, nine specialist, and ten doctoral programs.

The 1,110 acre campus includes more than 60 major buildings with state-of-the-art technology, and Watterson Towers is one of the most unique structures, as this residence hall is the tallest building between Chicago and St. Louis. Other major facilities include a Center for the Performing Arts, a 360-acre farm, Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, a University Planetarium, Redbird Arena, and Hancock Stadium. From meeting facilities to cultural opportunities through the arts, and excitement of numerous sporting events each year, ISU is a vital part of the Bloomington-Normal community.


Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens


We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.


Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.


Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.


Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer​.

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