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A/V Systems Administrator- MFA Computer Art

Description

DATE AVAILABE: July 2014

JOB TITLE: A/V Systems Administrator

DEPARTMENT: MFA Computer Art

REPORTS TO: Senior Systems Administrator, Director of Operations, Chair

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Primarily responsible for installation, maintenance, and continuous operation of all A/V workstations and related software and equipment in a 90+ user graduate computer art lab. Provide technical support and assistance to all faculty, students and staff. Supervise three lab assistants.

 

SCHEDULE: Part-Time 25 hours per week, approximately 1,250 hours per year, some flexible hours required

 

DUTIES  & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintenance and periodic upgrading of 7 A/V workstations: 

Hardware and software for HD & 4K video editing, stereo and surround-sound audio editing, mixing and mastering. Familiarity with a wide variety of rack-mounted outboard gear and interfaces, external and internal RAID drives. Knowledge of musical composition using MIDI controllers, virtual instrument software and synthesizers. Installation of third-party plugins for video, visual effects and audio/music composition. Using various methods to authorize software, such as iLok and Challenge/Response. Keeping current with installing software and firmware updates & subsequent testing.

  • Maintenance and periodic upgrading of 5 classroom A/V systems:

Video projectors, computer video (DVI, HDMI) switchers, A/V receivers, various video formats/players in rack, surround-sound receivers and speakers.

  • Individual instruction, tech support, troubleshooting for students, faculty and staff.
  • Leading A/V technical workshops as needed for students as needed:

Typical workshops involve use of various cameras, software techniques, chromakey, lighting, etc. Creating/compiling instructional materials, such as handouts and intranet training documents.

  • Supervision of 2-3 student workers (Lab Assistants) assigned to the A/V area:

Delegate and instruct in a hands-on way in the assisting of nearly all duties of A/V area. Students work 15 hours per week.

  •  In-House Media Development (Video production, postproduction & media delivery):

Guest Lectures, panel discussions, classes and/or live performances of internal department and department-sponsored events. Assist the staff with departmental projects, such as the NY Digital Salon, website, DVDs, videotapes, tours for visitors, special events, student art shows, departmental exhibitions, etc.

  • Maintenance and periodic upgrading of Sound Booth:

Microphones, mixer, equipment rack, XLR patch bay, compressor/limiters, CD/DVD recorder/player, other misc. equipment.

  • Maintenance and periodic upgrading of A/V Video Production Studio area:

Studio lighting for fluorescent and LED system with DMX lighting controller, tungsten studio lights available from departmental library/equipment cage, other miscellaneous video and audio production hardware.

  • Interfacing with other departmental staff:

Keeps Sr. Systems Administrator and Director of Operations informed of projects and software/hardware issues. Frequently works with all other staff members on a wide range of projects & day-to-day issues. Communicates regularly regarding equipment maintenance and purchasing regarding the departmental library/equipment cage

  • Handle repairs, returns of hardware / equipment
  • Research new equipment purchases/leases (annual and ongoing basis)

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree in digital art or related field preferred
  • 2-4 years A/V systems administration experience
  • Some management experience required for supervising student workers
  • Solid knowledge of video and audio software and hardware
  • Previous experience working with graduate-level art students and faculty preferred

 

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Administrative Assistant - MFA Computer Art

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: June 2014

JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant

DEPARTMENT:  MFA Computer Art

REPORTS TO: Chair, MFA Computer Art

                      Director of Operations

                      Assistant to the Chair

 

SCHEDULE:            Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM, Mon. – Fri.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for assisting with all aspects of the daily operation of the MFA Computer Art department, maintaining student and department records, supporting the Assistant to the Chair on advising students and administrative aspects of registration, overseeing development of department web site, and assisting with other department projects.  This requires a proactive professional approach to all the activities outlined below.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Provide full administrative support for direct reports.
    • Answer telephone, and take messages, schedule appointments, meetings.
    • Type and mail correspondence to faculty, students, staff and outside contacts.
    • Distribute mail and faxes, flag correspondence for immediate attention.
    • Work with Project Coordinator to maintain department social media presence.

 

  • Provide additional administrative support for the department.
    • Act as the initial contact and provide general reception to the department. Meet and assist students and visitors.
    • Provide support to faculty and students including organizing faculty biographies for publication, writing and posting memos and announcements. Organize and distribute informational materials, either in print or via email.
    • Oversee and maintain library operation, equipment sign out/return, and manage work-study and student workers. Research new equipment and technology for the library.
    • Assist with all department projects, promotion, and events, including Orientation, Graduation, Portfolio Night, New York Digital Salon, department web site, exhibitions, public lectures, guest lectures and entering student work in festivals, etc.
    • Assist direct reports and Projects Coordinator on an as needed basis, i.e. annual application review, department events.
    • Maintain department, faculty and student files for chair, director of operations, assistant to the chair, as needed.
    • Maintain several databases for thesis archive, mailings, promotion, sign out equipment, etc.
    • Assist with ordering all office supplies and stationery.
    • Create and track check requests, guest lecturers payment.
    • Operate and oversee proper functioning of office equipment in the department.
    • Arrange tours of MFA Computer Art Lab facilities and send information requests to Admissions.
    • Maintain and update department press kits, department selected work compilations, promotional tapes and materials.
    • Assist the Project Coordinator to enter student/faculty work into exhibitions, festivals, and conferences.
    • Maintain bulletin boards; keep messages current, post news, posters, class cancellations, etc.
    • Work closely with the Chair, Assistant to the Chair and Director of Operations on all aspects of the development of the departmental Website, internal network and thesis archive, including design, content development, and programming. Help develop the overall department site and network into a valuable resource on digital art that furthers the mission of the department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • BFA or BA required, MFA preferred.
  • Experience in a higher education environment, familiarity with digital art preferred.
  • Strong organizational and people skills, as well as a professional phone manner.
  • Mac skills required – MS Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop.
  • Excellent writing, email, and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain focus, be detail oriented, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to work independently.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors, and prospective students.
  • Entry level Web design/programming experience required.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Admissions Coordinator

Description

 DATE AVAILABLE: June 2014

 JOB TITLE: Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator

 DEPARTMENT: Admissions

 REPORTS TO: Manager of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Process a high volume of prospective student inquiries, applications and applicant materials to the college’s undergraduate programs. Track applications for review and respond to applicant questions.  Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office by providing general office support.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Input undergraduate applications and materials in to the College’s database, Datatel Colleague
  • File materials and prepare applications for admission and scholarship review
  • Work with admissions counselors to track and complete all applications for designated segment of applicant pool
  • Develop and maintain prospective student files
  • Respond to applicant inquiries by phone and e-mail
  • Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office, providing general office support to Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions including filing, photocopying, mailing projects, data entry and digital imaging/archiving of enrolled student files
  • Attend and assist with promotional events (i.e. Open Houses, Portfolio Days, Regional Events, Accepted Student Day, etc.)
  • Assist with the training and supervision of temporary and student workers
  • Work with academic and administrative departments to facilitate enrollment and registration for accepted students
  • Track ongoing processing changes and update the Admissions Processing wiki
  • Perform other duties as necessary

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

           

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Significant data entry experience, excellent computer skills and an ability to learn new programs with ease
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and hard working
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaboratively interact as a member of a team
  • Effectively multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as office needs dictate

 

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Admissions Receptionist

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:  August 2014

JOB TITLE:  Admissions Receptionist

DEPARTMENT:  Admissions

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Director of Visitor Services

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Provide general office support and serve as the primary contact for all phone calls and visits from prospective students, their parents, and the general public to the Office of Admissions.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Answer all incoming calls from the general public to the Office of Admissions; transfer calls as necessary and provide callers with names and numbers of admissions counselors.
  • Receive and screen all visitors to the Office of Admissions.
  • Distribute SVA materials to the public as requested.
  • Monitor and maintain office supply of catalogs and recruitment materials.
  • Schedule portfolio interviews on daily basis.
  • Receive and input catalog requests for Graduate and Undergraduate programs.
  • Provide general information on new student application policies and procedures with regard to admissions, financial aid, housing and special programs.
  • Monitor email inquiries and retrieve voice mail messages daily.
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail to appropriate staff.  Flag materials for immediate attention.
  • Participate in undergraduate recruitment events as needed.
  • Train student workers for phone coverage.
  • Maintain appearance of Admissions lobby.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1 to 2 years of related work experience required.
  • Interest in the goals of higher education.
  • Strong listening, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and busy phone activity in a professional, patient, and friendly manner.
  • Accurate data entry skills. 
  • Good computer skills: experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Datatel Colleague are helpful.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, as office needs dictate.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Associate Director of Financial Aid of Operations

Description

Date:   May 2014

Job Title:   Associate Director of Financial Aid of Operations

Reports to:  Director of Financial Aid

 

Scope of the Position: Reports and is responsible for providing administrative support and management assistance to the Director, and providing supervision and training to the staff in day to day operation as well as providing supervision to the Office Manager.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Train staff and review staff’s work on a daily basis
  • Update financial aid information from federal application database to mainframe.
  • Maintain and supervise ongoing review of students’ awards on system to identify and resolve problems within time limits established by regulations.
  • Counsel students and parents as to available funds and budgeting options
  • Review student appeals for standards of academic progress and expedite special appeals for professional judgment adjustments to awards and dependency status
  • Act as liaison for Institution with students, parents, school administrators, faculty, lenders and servicers
  • Prepare staff evaluations
  • Determine and develop individual student financial aid packages
  • Oversee the Federal Work Study program
  • Certify and expedite various loan programs
  • Develop, edit and update correspondence to students, parents and financial aid community
  • Expedite various special projects or inquires originating from President’s Office, Executive Vice President’s Office and Department Chairpersons
  • Conduct workshops at institutional events as well as education community events
  • Assist with entrance/exit interviews for Perkins and Stafford loan recipients as needed
  • Assist Director in the interview and evaluation of potential hires
  • Respond to telephone and in person inquiries
  • Attend conferences and training workshops in order to keep abreast of changing regulations and keep staff informed
  • Review student awards for over awards and adjustments based on internal and external funding
  • Prepare electronic re-transmission of Pell Grant, TAP and financial aid programs
  • Maintain and update external and internal financial aid web pages
  • Authorize release of schedule, registration and financial aid holds

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum 7 years financial aid experience with increasing responsibility
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Familiarity with Colleague software preferred
  • Ability to crunch numbers and troubleshoot
  • Extensive knowledge of all applicable regulations
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to train and motivate

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Custodian

  • Title Custodian
  • Department Physical Plant
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 01, 2014

Description

POSITION TITLE: Custodian

DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant

REPORTS TO: Director of Physical Plant

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for performing custodial duties, and minor repairs in the entire building.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday 8 am to 4pm

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the buildings is cleaned daily
  • Daily clean the hallways stairs and pack the garbage
  • Daily clean front of the building
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Report to Superiors daily duties.

 
 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Physically able to lift heavy objects, bend and reach
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Some custodial, electrical and plumbing experience preferred.
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Editorial Associate

  • Title Editorial Associate
  • Department Academic Affairs
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jul 01, 2014

Description

JOB TITLE: Editorial Associate

DEPARTMENT:  Academic Affairs

REPORTS TO:  Senior Editorial Associate

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The individual in this position will support the senior editorial associate and curriculum coordinator with organization, preparation and maintenance of professional faculty profiles for College’s main website and print publications. The position includes working on other publications as needed, such as bulletins and curriculum materials.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily maintenance of faculty profiles on the College’s main website.
  • Correspond with faculty and administrative personnel regarding issues pertaining to publication of faculty profiles, as well as other SVA publications, including bulletins and curriculum materials.
  • Coordinate administrative and faculty mailings for office.
  • Coordinate preproduction of the faculty profiles for archival records.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and professional phone manner.
  • Good personal interaction skills.
  • Strong English language and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work independently, maintain focus and manage detail in a busy environment.
  • Macintosh computer skills – Microsoft Word, InDesign, Excel.
  • Willing to work additional hours, when necessary, to meet production timetable.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Handyman / Mechanical Technician

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: April 2014

POSITION TITLE: Handyman / Mechanical Technician

DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant

REPORTS TO: Property Manager / Director of Physical Plant

POSITION OVERVIEW:Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm / subject to change

                                                     

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Frequently check TMA for computer generated work orders and arrange for needed repairs
  • Perform daily building inspections and reports deficiencies; performs follow up and repairs
  • Perform plumbing repairs and installations of sinks, toilets, water fountains, water filtration systems.
  • Possesses a basic understanding of electrical schematics as they relate to mechanical systems
  • Perform inspection and troubleshoot low pressure boiler and make basic repairs
  • Adjusts Heat Timer system for boiler to operate efficiently during summer /winter operation
  • Troubleshoot and repair HVAC plant mechanical / environmental control systems and provide basic maintenance (filters/belts) for same.
  • Visually inspect building mechanical systems for proper operations (boilers, air-conditioners, elevators, fire alarm panels, sprinkler systems, house tanks and related pipes / valves)  Implement a preventative maintenance schedule
  • Other duties as may be assigned and open to possible shift changes

QUALIFICATIONS:              

  • High School diploma
  • 5 years of experience as skilled handyman in all aspects of  electrical, plumbing, HVAC
  • Must have NYCFD Fire Safety Director certificate of fitness.
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Accept training to obtain necessary certificates of fitness

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Multimedia Developer

  • Title Multimedia Developer
  • Department Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 14, 2012

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: June 2012

JOB TITLE: Multimedia Developer

DEPARTMENT: Advertising and Graphic Design

HOURS: Full-time (evenings and weekends as needed).

REPORTS TO: Department Chair, Department Systems Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW: Design and develop web and iOS applications to support the Advertising and Graphic Design Department’s online initiatives, coordinate support for Department website and portfolio app, student upload protocols, and digital asset management systems

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and manage new  and existing web and iOS applications.
  • Support existing content, including the blog and student work gallery, on the Department's website.
  • Manage digital asset workflows for student uploads and other submissions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Interaction Design, or related.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in related job.
  • Solid PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and DOM experience.
  • Linux-based development and administration knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of iOS development and previous experience with mobile application development.
  • Appreciate and love good design.

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Production Office Assistant- Film, Video and Animation

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:       Production Office Assistant

DEPARTMENT:     Film, Video and Animation

Reports to and supports:   Production Office Managers (Directly)

SCOPE OF POSITION:                                             

This position supports the daily operations of the production office by ensuring all equipment is in working order and properly inventoried. To prepare, check in and return all student and class equipment orders. This position requires heavy lifting of equipment.

 

Work Schedule:           Monday-Friday             11:00am-7:00pm

                                    Occasional Saturday when requested.

                                               

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Preparing equipment packages for student and class production needs.
  • Check student and class equipment returns.
  • Assisting, individual student checkouts. Procedure includes: pre-testing all camera, sound, lighting and grip equipment. Assuring all equipment is scanned into database and contracted.
  • Handling inventory controls including: bar-coding, verification of equipment returns, noting any missing or damaged equipment, assuring serial numbers and proper amounts, and writing contracts.
  • Supports the production office managers in trouble shooting student and class problems. Assisting in the daily operations of the production office. Contribute ideas for the following year equipment budget needs.
  • Contribute to a rotating schedule at the Production Office front window. This would include handing out equipment, keys and general assistance to students and instructors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Awareness of film procedure, terminology and production.
  • Strong knowledge of film, digital, sound, lighting and grip equipment.
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Diplomacy.
  • Basic Computer skills.

           

             

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

             

           

 

 

 

 
 

Program Coordinator - MFA Fine Arts

Description

DATE: July 2014

JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: MFA Fine Arts

REPORTS TO: Chair, MFA Fine Arts

POSITION OVERVIEW: Works closely with Director of Operations and Chair to manage the department’s online presence, administrative and instructional technologies, and facilities. Coordinates the department’s lectures and visiting artists, assists the Director of Operations and the Chair as needed.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

 Online Presence:

  • Coordinate with VAP to manage dept. website and pages on main SVA site.
  • Manage department’s presence on multiple social media platforms.
  • Manage multiple email lists; design, draft, and send emails to prospects, alumni & others.


Administrative Technology:

  • Implement online course evaluations and track responses.
  • Manage purchasing of computers, software, printers, and other office technology.
  • Coordinate with Help Desk to troubleshoot and provide ongoing technical support to office staff.
  • Manage hardware service and repairs.
  • Manage disposal of obsolete and unused hardware.

 

Instructional Technology:

  • Manage purchasing of equipment, software and supplies for student use.
  • Manage equipment inventory, checkout, and return.
  • Provide ongoing technical training and support to students.
  • Manage Digital Imaging Lab and student assistant.
  • Manage payment for printing services.
  • Manage hardware service and repairs.
  • Manage disposal of obsolete and unused hardware.

Facilities:

  • Coordinate with Facilities and Physical Plant Depts. regarding maintenance and repairs.
  • Purchase or lease furniture, equipment, and supplies for administrative and instructional uses.
  • Manage wood shop and student assistant.
  • Coordinate studio lottery, manage studios.
  • Coordinate with Dir. of Environment and Safety and Chair to monitor and enforce health and safety policies.

 

Lecture Series and Studio Visits:

  • Manage lecture and studio visit schedule, invite and communicate with speakers, manage release forms and payment documents.
  • Design, print, and distribute posters.
  • Coordinate with Director of Operations to manage advertising.
  • Greet visitors, facilitate visits.
  • Coordinate with OLT to manage video shoots, upload videos.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Assist Director of Operations with registration, orientation, open studios, exhibitions, term review, commencement, etc. as needed.
  • Assist Chair as needed.
  • Assist faculty and students with sign-up sheets, photocopying, classroom requests, access and audit forms, etc.
  • Keep office organized, including physical and online files.
  • Maintain departmental bulletin board.
  • Reply to or forward emails to mfafinearts@sva.edu.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA, BFA or BS required, MFA, MA or MS preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: collaborative, diplomatic, patient, confidential.
  • Excellent organizational skills: thorough, meticulous, detail-oriented.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: ability to draft and copy-edit external communications with appropriate style and correct grammar, usage and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Experience working in an academic environment.
  • Expertise in social media and online communication platforms.
  • Expertise in media production technology, including audio recording devices, cameras, projectors, and large-format printers.
  • High level of proficiency in administrative software, including OS X, MS Office, Google Apps.
  • High level of proficiency in design and media production software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Security Officer

  • Title Security Officer
  • Department Security
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Nov 01, 2013

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: November 2013

JOB TITLE: Security Officer

DEPARTMENT: Security

REPORTS TO: Shift Commanders and Security Supervisors

POSITION OVERVIEW: To protect the students, staff, faculty, visitors, and property of SVA.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow and carry out all instructions of the shift supervisors or other security management.
  • Detect unusual circumstances and/or suspicious individuals.
  • Detect defective doors, windows, locks, lights, and fire safety equipment while making periodic checks of the entire building.
  • Respond to alarms, disturbances, and potentially hazardous conditions and/or activities.
  • Deter unlawful entry onto the premises by undesirables and individuals with negative intentions.
  • Deter smoking on the premises and the perpetration of unlawful acts against the College and its community such as vandalism, burglaries, assaults, etc.
  • Report to supervisors all activities or observances that would or could allow harm to the people or property of the school or interfere with the duties and responsibilities of an officer.
  • Be presentable in a neat & clean uniform when stationed at a point of entry to a building/premises.
  • Provide necessary information to visitors and affiliates of the College such as directions and location of facilities, at all times displaying an acceptable degree of respect, professionalism, courtesy and tolerance.
  • Patrol building by foot, at times having to move from one building to another.
  • Provide constant vigil on surveillance equipment (CCTV monitors) and alarms.
  • Log in entries in daily activity logbook every hour or upon the occurrence of irregular/abnormal situations/circumstances.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of security reports.
  • Provides Meal Relief for one hour to other security officers as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or an equivalent education.
  • Security-related experience.
  • Phone number to be reached during off hours.
  • Ability to read, speak & write English fluently.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills to relate to the college community, visitors and affiliates.
  • Available for overtime and to cover vacations, sick/personal days, etc.

OTHER:

  • All security officers must have a valid and active license or provide documentation that a license is pending at the time of hire.
  • All security officers are responsible for renewing their license each year to maintain employment.

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Security Supervisor

  • Title Security Supervisor
  • Department Security Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jul 01, 2014

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:             July 2014

JOB TITLE:                          Security Supervisor

REPORTS TO                      Director of Security/Associate Director/Manager of Security

DEPARTMENT: Security Services

STATUS: Non-Exempt

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Assist with the training of staff and the enhancement of job performance while enforcing the college’s security programs and procedures to ensure the well-being of the college.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Prepare and oversee work schedules (post assignment, relief provision, and overtime assignment).
  • Monitor the various workstations to ensure proper security measures are being followed.
  • Maintain routine dialogue with security officers and set guidelines so that the department’s goals can be met within prescribed parameters.
  • Provide on the job training and acquaint new staff with the college and its mission.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and handle discipline issues.
  • Review incident reports to ensure all safety and security protocol were used.
  • Recommend procedures to increase safety by reducing accidents, vandalism and loss.
  • Meet regularly with the Associate Director and/or Director for updates and instruction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Walk and stand for extended periods while on duty
  • Ability to patrol building, covering long distance rapidly in case of emergency
  • Climb stairs, conduct foot patrols, and able to lift up to 50lbs

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • High School Diploma required; College a plus.
  • At least 3 years security experience, preferably in an academic environment.
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Intermediate communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekend and evening hours.
  • Valid driver’s license

 

OTHER:

  • All security supervisors must have a valid and active license or provide documentation that a license is pending at the time of hire.
  • All security supervisors are responsible for renewing their license each year to maintain employment.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR- MFA Interaction Design

Description

Job Title: SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Department: MFA Interaction Design

Reports to: Chair, MFA Interaction Design

Status: Full time

The Senior Systems Administrator is a full-time role responsible for overseeing the planning, coordinating, integrating, and monitoring all technical and digital aspects for the graduate Interaction Design department, both internally and externally facing.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide full technical support to the department and chair’s office. Daily activities include, but are not limited to: email, computer, printing, network, and server support for students, faculty, and staff; troubleshoot technical issues in the classrooms and studio; and assist in special events.
  • Support graduate students, faculty, and staff; serve as primary technical liaison for the department for all parties both internal and external.
  • Provide support on annual projects including: orientation, public lectures, in-class guest lectures, year-end events, graduation, student conferences, and other departmental projects as required.
  • Oversee the department website, managing any design and functional updates to the website, as well as the workflow for content and asset updates.
  • Oversee the publishing of email newsletters, working with department staff to gather content and assets to publish on a regular basis.
  • Oversee and manage media on the department social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, and emerging platforms as they become available.
  • Oversee department video recordings of public lectures and Livestream of public events.
  • Oversee event websites (e.g., Thesis Websites), managing content and asset gathering from students to ensure an on-time delivery by end of year.
  • Oversee the department assets on Dropbox, working with staff and students to instruct and answer any questions.
  • Participate with chair in determining department strategy for developing new digital communications and maintaining existing communications; work with chair and/or department interns, as appropriate, to execute those strategies.
  • Work closely with chair in estimating budget for new hardware/software purchases.
  • Responsible for installing, setting up, maintaining, and servicing servers and client stations.
  • Responsible for installing and configuring software on client stations prior to each semester’s start and maintaining updates as needed.
  • Perform routine system backups; install and maintain Mac applications; diagnose and resolve hardware and software issues.
  • Review industry trends and faculty news to maintain foresight to keep staff and department as current, providing updates in weekly meetings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five years technical administrative or technical project or product management experience.
  • Experience in higher education or experience with interaction design, industrial design, web design, or IT highly desirable.
  • Must have two to four years of administrator experience in an organization of similar size or environment.
  • Must have experience in managing websites, and be an active participant in social media.
  • Must be trained and/or have demonstrated analytical and technical skills and installing, configuring, and administering Mac file servers and/or Linux application and data servers and/or work stations, as well as performing back up and restore services. Ability to manage and communicate tasks, status, and deadlines, while being self-directed about own schedule.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Diplomacy and professionalism in working with individuals via email, over the phone, and in person.
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, be detail oriented, and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors, and prospective students.

 

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Student Advisor- MFA Interaction Design

Description

Date available: November 2013

Job title: Student Advisor

Department: MFA Interaction Design

Reports to: Chair, Interaction Design

Status: Part-time, three days per week, 21 hours a week

 

Position Overview:  The Student Advisor is responsible for creating the conditions for a stimulating, supportive, and healthy learning environment and culture that synthesizes the intellectual, creative, and social development of the interaction design graduate students. Working with the department chair, the responsibilities are the following:

 

Responsibilities:

  • Mentor to students throughout their tenure in the program.
  • Establish activities and events that complement the learning and development of students inside the classroom.
  • Establish the conditions for a culture where students exercise leadership, own their actions, and practice active learning.
  • Maintain an active role in student development and their progress in the courses and larger curriculum.
  • Find, recommend, and connect students with learning and development opportunities.
  • Coordinate with other departments and College constituencies in developing and maintaining new learning opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain, with department chair, student policies related to student activities, particularly related to intellectual policy and disciplinary measures.
  • Work with Student Affairs to maintain connections to outside services as needs arise.
  • Promote innovation and collaboration among students in the department and beyond.
  • Serve as student ambassador to staff, alumni, partners, and the College at large.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required with at least 3-5 years of student advising, student affairs, teaching, or commensurate experience in an art or design institution.
  • Marked leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to be judicious.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, fair, and patient in the face of stressful circumstance.
  • Passion for creating creative conditions.
  • Superior communication skills across media.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Superintendent

  • Title Superintendent
  • Department Physical Plant
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Aug 01, 2014

Description

JOB TITLE:             Superintendent

DEPARTMENT:         Physical Plant

REPORTS TO:           Director of Physical Plant

POSITION OVERVIEW:    Responsible for Operation and Maintenance of entire facility

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure Proper Operation of all base building infrastructures, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler, fire alarm, HVAC and all NYC code compliance requirements.
  • Ensure and implement all preventative Maintenance programs as required for base Building infrastructure and related equipment.
  • Monitor and insure proper compliance for all related renovation work.
  • Maintain proper logbook of all building activities and maintenance programs.
  • Maintain and monitor proper compliance for all local and municipal code compliance requirements, not limited to NYC, NYS and OSHA.
  • Respond to all building emergencies and activities.
  • Open all Building areas as required on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate with security all activities within the building while on duty and when returning to duty.
  • Assure that all internal and external maintenance personnel are properly cleaning the building during normal and evening hours.
  • Prepare weekly written reports to Executive Director concerning operation/activity within facility.
  • Review and supervise all interior construction. Coordinate schedules of trades that affect base building equipment such as Fire Alarm and sprinkler system shut downs and reactivation during construction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in Building Operations and Maintenance.
  • Must be able to handle a larger building with more than the average number of complex mechanical and technical system and equipment.
  • Must have valid NYCFD Fire Safety Director certificate of fitness & pass on-site test within 90 days start date.
  • Must obtain and maintain NYCFD Sprinkler / Standpipe certificate of fitness.
  • Excellent communication skills; must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to respond to building requirements 7 days a week.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Systems Administrator- MFA Design for Social Innovation

Description

Date Available:  July 2014

Job Title:  Systems Administrator

Department:  MFA Design for Social Innovation

Reports to:   CIO

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm                                                         

 

Position Overview:

Mid-level systems administrator will manage all technical and operational aspects of the MFA Design for Social Innovation department. This person's primary responsibility will be to develop, administer a sophisticated Mac-based computing/networking infrastructure that includes server, desktop, tablets, service and direct user support components. This includes:  complex software configuration, installation and integration; construction of tools to automate management of the environment and the performance of advanced troubleshooting as required. She or he directly communicates with our user population, i.e. faculty, staff, students and alumni when appropriate.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Responsible for design, implementation, maintenance and continuous operation of all technology related issues for the students in MFA Design for Social Innovation studio. Supervise part-time student technical assistants. Work with chairpersons to develop new media venues, including podcasts, streaming video, and phone applications. Supervise the technology for special department events. 

Technical Support and Maintenance

  • Establish technology policies and protocols for the daily operation of the MFA Design for Social Innovation studio and classrooms
  • Maintain and configure the Mac servers and desktops which host the program’s website, and internal file sharing network.
  • Provide a consistent operating system image to Macintosh workstations, and integrate the workstations with peripherals such as scanners, printers, video equipment and projectors.
  • Configure and wire the program’s video and audio systems. Support Extron-based smart classroom environments.
  • Manage, coordinate and monitor the MFA Design for Social Innovation departmental website, including working with the designer for updates and changes to content and supervising all media which are uploaded to the site.
  • Calibrate and maintain the printing output lab, high-resolution professional color printers and copiers with fiery RIP systems.  Trouble shoot Mac OS specific printing issues.
  • Perform hardware/software installation and support students and faculty with problems or questions.
  • Research and recommend equipment purchases and strategies for the budget. Submit purchase requisitions for hardware/software, and track leased equipment. Purchase and track all tech equipment needed for the department.
  • Stay abreast of current software and hardware developments, and trends in digital art and design by attending conferences and exhibitions.
  • Work with the SVA’s Administrative and Network Services, Security, Physical Plant and Purchasing departments to maintain and ensure the offices, studio and classrooms are operating properly.
  • Operate the studio security system and process card keys to staff, faculty and students.
  • Provide technical support in the coordination and operation of all MFA Design for Social Innovation events i.e., Information Sessions, Open Houses, Special Lectures, Exhibitions, etc.

 

Innovation

  • Propose and develop means of digital outreach through existing and future platforms. Work with web developer to create additional assets to the website; assist with student blog, exhibitions, DVDs, digital presentations, tours for visitors, special events, and orientations.
  • Develop environment for distance learning and virtual conferencing. Provide guidance for improving digital archiving and accessibility of same.
  • Assist with departmental projects such as website, document archiving of manuals, updates, books and warranties.  Maintain repair records, inventories of hardware/software.  Back up databases.
  • Maintain organized, clean and professional working/teaching environment

 

Training

  • Serve as a liaison with faculty regarding classroom technology needs and procedures.
  • Offer workshops to graduate students on a variety of software and hardware topics, promoting a more effective use of studio equipment and efficient working environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum 3 years experience.
  • Expert knowledge of Mac OSX Server. Familiarity with OSX Server 10.8 or higher, OSX Desktop 10.8 or higher
  • Preferred working knowledge of all Adobe Creative Cloud software, i.e., Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects; editing software such as Apple Final Cut Pro/X; HTML and other web scripting languages.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware, including high-end video, camera, and video editing equipment a must.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic AV issues with projectors and video sources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Diplomacy and professionalism when working with students, staff and faculty via e-mail, over the phone, and in person.
  • Design or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing developments in the design art field.
  • Sophisticated communication, organization, time management, and solution-oriented skills.
  • Ability to work independently, detail oriented and understands basic design principles.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to identify issues and be proactive in driving solutions.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 
 

Therapist

  • Title Therapist
  • Department Student Health and Counseling Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Nov 13, 2013

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: January 2013

JOB TITLE:   Therapist

DEPARTMENT: Student Health and Counseling Services

STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Student Health and Counseling Services Psychiatrist, Student Health and Counseling Services

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:   Provide individual psychotherapy sessions to SVA students. Contribute to mental health programming and be an active member of the Student Health and Counseling Services team.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:      

Patient Care (80% of position)

  • Provide short-term psychotherapy sessions for undergraduate and graduate SVA students.
  • Take an active role in crisis intervention as required.
  • Coordinate mental health programming for staff members and Resident Assistants
  • Consult with staff, instructors, and parents while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Coordinate mandated sessions for students with disciplinary issues
  • Act as a liaison between family and school for emergency situations.

Administration (20% of position)

  • Actively participate in biweekly case meetings with Student Health and Counseling Services team.
  • Attend conferences, lectures, and coursework as needed.
  • Contribute to Student Health and Counseling Services’ reports as needed.
  • Maintain relationships with outside referral sources and continue to develop community resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS:                           

  • Licensed mental health care provider in New York State.
  • Clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Extensive crisis intervention experience.
  • Interest in working with diverse population.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, listening, oral, and written communication skills.

 PREFERENCES:                  

  • Postgraduate training
  • Experience working with college students.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Video Specialist

  • Title Video Specialist
  • Department Office of Learning Technologies
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 20, 2014

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:  June 2014

JOB TITLE:  Video Specialist

DEPARTMENT:  Office of Learning Technologies

STATUS:  Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Learning Technologies

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The video specialist will shoot and produce video and audio media for a variety of online deployment opportunities.. S/he will assist in maintaining equipment, software updates and provide general office assistance as needed.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for shooting, editing and producing digitized videos for online deployment with tight deadlines and for a wide range of clients and settings (e.g. demos, events, etc).
  • Produces and records presentations using iShowU or similar screen recording software; instructs and provides support to SVA faculty on using this process for their classes.
  • Stays abreast of improved digital workflows, technologies and video production setups; participates in discussion and planning of improved upgrades and software deployments.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with a wide variety of clients, from internal SVA colleagues to visiting guest lecturers.
  • Assists in managing queue to post videos and Podcasts to web portals and LMS system.
  • Other tasks as needed and assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of related experience (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Proficiency with video and audio shooting and editing and workflow using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, among other relevant programs
  • Familiarity with Mac presentation software (Keynote, PowerPoint and QuickTime), screen recording software (iShowU and others), and web publication routines (Flash development and programming a plus)
  • Ability to manage large workloads on tight schedules, and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Flexible work schedule: must be able to work nights (often) and occasional weekends.

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Web Designer and Developer

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: July 2014

JOB TITLE: Web Designer and Developer

DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Press

REPORTS TO: Lead Web Designer and Developer

POSITION OVERVIEW: Web design and programming support for the Visual Arts Press, SVA’s publication and design studio. Being a leading institution of art and design, we take great pride in our work and we’re constantly looking to push boundaries and explore new ideas.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Design and develop features and functionality for SVA.edu and satellite sites using the Symfony2 framework
  • Design and develop responsive satellite websites
  • Design and develop responsive web solutions for integration with 3rd parties (Vimeo, Salesforce, “second screen” experiences)
  • Help manage freelance developers
  • Customization and maintenance of existing Wordpress installations
  • Assists Senior Multimedia designer with web job list
  • Occasional server management

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors in Design, Computer Science, or related
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in related job
  • Full Stack Web Designer/Developer with extensive skill in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Extensive technical skill in open source MVC web development frameworks, preferably Symfony2.  Experience with open source CMS frameworks, such as Wordpress or Drupal, is a plus
  • Comfortable with Git and Unix
  • Appreciate and love good design

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

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