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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

 

 

 

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Admissions Counselor

Description

Date Prepared: August 2014

Job Description: Admissions Counselor

Department: Admissions

Reports to: Associate Director of Admissions

 

Position Overview: Engage, counsel and enroll prospective students who will benefit from matriculation in the degree programs of the College.  Represent the College at recruitment events across the country while working independently and as member of a team.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a primary contact for prospective students and applicants to the College. Counsel students, conduct portfolio reviews and promote the various undergraduate programs at SVA. Maintain in-depth knowledge of the curriculum, facilities, faculty and alumni for each program.
  • Schedule and deliver in-depth presentations about the College at high schools and two-year colleges across the country. 
  • Represent the College at National Portfolio Day events, college fairs and other recruitment events. Weekend work and travel is required throughout the fall and winter.
  • Maintain prospective student and applicant records in the database tracking contact points, outreach and application materials.
  • Develop customized outreach strategies to engage prospective students and actively respond to follow-up inquiries.
  • Evaluate and critique applicant portfolios. Review completed applications for admission and scholarship consideration.  
  • Review applications for transfer admission and evaluate transcripts to award transfer credit.
  • Perform administrative office duties such as data entry, filing, receiving phone calls and answering a high volume of email.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with instructors and department chairs at educational institutions across the country. Assist with the development and planning of teacher workshops, tours and events.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of policies across campus in order to assist applicants through the enrollment and registration process.
  • Address inter-departmental staff and Department Chair inquiries as they arise.
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in studio art or related field required; BFA preferred
  • Two-to-three years related work experience
  • Interest and commitment to the goals of higher education in the arts
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking; strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel; flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as office or travel needs dictate
  • Administrative and data entry experience; ability to work accurately and consistently with detailed information
  • Knowledge of art, design and visual culture and the ability to discuss these subjects with high school/college students
  • Adaptable in stressful environments; responds well under pressure
  • Familiarity with both PC and Mac platforms; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Keynote and social media platforms
  • Valid driver’s license

 

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 or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

Assistant to the Model Registrar

Description

JOB TITLE: Assistant to the Model Registrar

DEPARTMENT: Resource Management

REPORTS TO: Model Registrar   

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: To provide administrative support for the Model Registry which books and recruits talent for numerous academic instructors.  This position will work with instructors to provide talent utilized in figure, fashion and film classes.  Talent will serve as models/actors for student projects and classroom instruction.          

Work Schedule:  PT hours TBD.  Position shall have established regular PT hours but will require some flexibility in schedule on occasion.

                                                         

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer phones, take messages and handle inquiries from instructors and talent (models/actors/dancers)
  • Contact instructors and talent regarding assignments and class needs
  • Maintain accurate and detailed files of current and prospective talent
  • Data entry of scheduling and payment information
  • Maintain an inventory and distribution system for equipment (i.e. heaters, lights, extension cords)
  • Coordinate the scheduling of talent for approximately 200 classes per week based on instructor requirements.
  • Coordinate payment of model and actor invoices with the Accounts Payable Office
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of qualified independent contractor model/actors available to cover SVA’s needs; screen model applicants.
  • Maintain a FileMaker Pro database of models, classes, expenses and other related information.
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

           

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Some college preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with poise and maturity
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Working knowledge of or personal interest in the visual arts and interest in goals of higher education are preferred
  • Ability to deal with artistic nudity in a mature and professional manner
  • Two years of related work experience in an academic environment, placement, etc
  • High degree of computer literacy (PC platform preferred) including but not limited to, working knowledge of computerized database of scheduling systems and knowledge of MS Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro preferred

 

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Custodian

  • Title Custodian
  • Department Physical Plant
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Aug 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:          

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

 

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

Custodian

  • Title Custodian
  • Department Physical Plant
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Aug 01, 2014

Description

POSITION TITLE: Custodian

DEPARTMENT:  Physical Plant

REPORTS TO:  Directors of Physical Plant

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

WORK SCHEDULE: Saturdays and Sundays (Part-Time: 16 hours)

 

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:              

  • High School diploma or an equivalent education
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Must have NYCFD Fire Safety Director Certificate of fitness
  • Physically able to lift heavy objects, bend and reach
  • Some custodial, electrical and plumbing experience preferred
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs

 

 

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

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

E-Commerce Inventory Coordinator

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: October 2014                  

JOB TITLE: E-Commerce Inventory Coordinator 

DEPARTMENT: SVA Campus Store

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Key responsibilities include receiving and inventory management of the e-Commerce product lines. This includes order fulfillment, shipment preparation, and shipping. The position will also be responsible for maintaining the store’s social media presence and developing marketing materials for both e-Commerce and online distribution.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the inventory positions of all products on the e-Commerce product lines.
  • Daily management and updating of the e-commerce website regarding availability of stock, new products, etc.
  • Daily fulfillment of all e-commerce orders posted to the store account.
  • Data entry of all website orders into POSim as e-Commerce sales.
  • Daily sales summary reports generated and sent to Operations Manager and Buyer.
  • Post shipments to customer orders and calculate balance to be shipped. Upon completion of shipment, close out orders in the system
  • Maintain the store online presence (website and Social Media) and develop marketing materials for both.
  • Use the POS inventory system to retrieve customer information, stock status and status of purchase orders
  • Maintain a database of returned goods and credit information for follow up on RMA credit notes
  • Collect information for claims on in-transit damages
  • Perform basic administrative duties as it relates to the position
  • Perform routine cleaning of all areas and equipment used for shipping and receiving.
  • Participate actively in the monthly physical counts
  • Ability to work retail hours including some evenings, weekends and holidays, as the need arises.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience.
  • 2 years or more of POS and inventory module experience required.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail required.
  • Ability to lift +60 lbs.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible work schedule required.
  • Web programming skills preferred.
  • Design skills highly preferred.

 

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.

 

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

Handyman / Mechanical Technician

Description

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 or an equivalent education
  • 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

 

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

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

Photography Studio Technician

Description

DATE UPDATED:  September 2014

JOB TITLE: Photography Studio Technician

DEPARTMENT: BFA Photography

STATUS:   Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Studio Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:       To provide assistance and technical support to photography students and faculty with equipment and facility usage. Ensure equipment and facilities are maintained and in working order.  Provide support for department exhibitions, programs and projects and overall mission.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Open and/or shut down photography facilities as scheduled
  • Assist students and faculty with troubleshooting and/or proper use of photographic equipment and accessories and studio equipment
  • Check out darkroom, studio and digital equipment to students and faculty using department database
  • Check in equipment and ensure items are returned in working order
  • Troubleshoot and perform routine equipment maintenance with a variety of camera formats (analog and digital), various studio lighting kits and grip, Pocket Wizards and flashes
  • Communicate departmental policies and procedures to students and faculty, regarding equipment sign-out, gallery reservations, studio booking and general facility use
  • Check silver recovery and chemistry, mix or transport as needed, and communicate the status of such to co-workers
  • Maintain the silver recovery systems for B&W chemistry
  • Ensure that the conditions of the studios, darkrooms, and equipment areas are kept neat, clean, orderly and properly functioning at all times
  • Train new hires with day-to-day departmental policies and procedures
  • Align and maintain integrity of enlargers
  • Receive, verify, and stock deliveries
  • Maintain Alternative Process darkroom: ensure cleanliness and safety, monitor and replenish chemistry and consumables, and track chemical inventory
  • Barcode new equipment and enter into database as needed
  • Maintain department Filemaker database with current and accurate information
  • Create monthly equipment inventory reports
  • Preparing and installing the “Freshman” and “Mentor” and all other departmental exhibitions, as well as maintaining the conditions, lighting and supplies for gallery spaces
  • Perform daily and seasonal facility maintenance and repair
  • Provide support for Special Programs and Projects as required
  • Troubleshoot emergencies and report any major issues to a manager on duty
  • Work closely with fellow Photography Technicians, using professional communication to maintain smooth, successful daily operation of the BFA Photography Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography related field
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills a must
  • Advanced knowledge of photography equipment (digital and analog) and related studio equipment required
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment
  • Intermediate knowledge of studio lighting and accessories such as multi-max Pocket Wizards and ProFoto strobe equipment
  • Experience with high-end, digital capture using a variety of cameras and digital backs and related software (Capture One & Lightroom).
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues when shooting tethered both hardware and software
  • Experience with video and audio capture using Canon DSLR camera systems and associated grip required
  • Intermediate mechanical skills desired
  • Knowledge of printing software and troubleshooting issues with large format printers preferred
  • Strong initiative and work ethic, ability to think creatively and work independently
  • Flexible work schedule and willingness to work nights and weekends

 

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

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.

 

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

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

Repair & Maintenance Coordinator

Description

DATE UPDATED: September 2014

JOB TITLE:  Repair & Maintenance Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Photography

REPORTS TO:  Studio Manager and Director of Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Photography Department facilities and equipment.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:             M-F, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (weekend and overtime hours as required)

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

REPAIR & MAINTENANCE:

  • Research, development and management of Photography department assets and resources.
  • Facilitate repair maintenance procedures and policies for departmental use as required
  • Oversee darkroom and studio facilities to ensure equipment is in proper working condition
  • Perform regular maintenance checks to all studio equipment including camera systems and lighting packages
  • Verify darkroom enlargers/timers are in working order
  • Coordinate with Director of Health and Environmental Safety in keeping updated MSDS sheets
  • Order and purchase repair supplies, package and send equipment for repair and maintain accurate account for all orders
  • Research new technology for updating camera, studio and lab equipment inventory
  • Monitoring and performing preventative maintenance and repairs to the following types of equipment:
    • B&W silver recovery equipment
    • Cameras, lenses and light meters (digital and analog)
    • B&W & Color enlargers, timers, easels and other related equipment    
    • Studio lighting
    • Chemical mixers, transfer pumps, tanks and chemical handling equipment
    • Water filters, filter panels and water tempering valves
    • Processing sinks, related plumbing and equipment
    • Print viewing stations
    • Print washers/dryers
    • Dry mounting presses
    • UV Exposure units
    • Tripods, stands and lighting accessories
    • Inkjet Printers
    • Scanners
    • Studio capture stations
    • Gallery track light fixtures
    • Gallery related media devices - flat-screen displays, projectors & media players

 

GALLERY COORDINATION & INSTALLATION:

  • Coordinate gallery installation schedules & meet weekly with staff gallery assistants to plan for upcoming exhibitions
  • Oversee gallery spaces and work with students and staff to ensure proper installation methods, lighting, repair
  • Work directly with students & staff to develop solutions for individual installation needs for gallery exhibitions
  • Coordinate and meet with administrative staff to develop production plans and schedules for off-site gallery installations
  • Research technology solutions for use in gallery and exhibition presentations

 

FACILITIES & STORAGE MANAGEMENT:

  • Conduct light construction including plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry projects as needed
  • Manage & coordinate with management & staff regarding storage space usage
  • Coordinate to rearrange spaces as needed for efficient usage, delivery and logistics of inventories
  • Manage studio storage closets, flat storage, prop storage and equipment lockers
  • Oversee building preparation for exhibitions and public events
  • Work with physical plant, vendors and staff to schedule and facilitate repairs and maintenance projects in a timely manner
  • Maintain an orderly office and repair space including a stock of repair parts, materials and tools for staff use

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct purchasing card transactions, reconcile monthly statements & process requisitions for procurement when needed
  • Create online requisitions
  • Coordinate department social media updates with administrative staff
  • Assist the staff in daily cage operations and provide student assistance as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BFA Degree in Photography or related field
  • Prior experience working within an educational environment a plus
  • Familiarity with all aspects (including troubleshoot and maintenance) of photography production including: B&W, RA4 color and digital imaging
  • Working knowledge of mixing B&W/Color chemistry
  • Knowledge of professional studio equipment including: strobes, medium format cameras (digital and analog) and general studio accessories
  • Good mechanical skills; basic knowledge of electric, plumbing and light construction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - Must be able to effectively communicate (verbally and written) with other departments and outside vendors
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and strong organizational skills
  • Computer literacy in Mac environment and knowledge of FileMaker Pro
  • Willingness to work overtime or weekends as necessary

 

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 or calls please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Security Officer

  • Title Security Officer
  • Department Security
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Aug 01, 2014

Description

JOB TITLE: Security Officer

STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Shift Commander, Supervisor, Manager, Associate Director and Director

 

WORK SCHEDULE:    Full-time 35 hours/week (40 hours/week minus 5 hours /week for meal breaks)

 Must be available for two of the three shifts.

 

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

 

DUTIES & 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 quickly to emergency calls, 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
  • 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
  • Gather date, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Provides meal relief for one hour to other security officers as needed

 

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 or an equivalent education
  • NYS Security Guard License
  • 2+ years of security-related experience
  • 1+ years of customer service experience
  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Able to operate a computer
  • NYC Fire Safety Director Certification preferred
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Available for overtime and to cover vacations, sick/personal days, etc.

 

OTHER:

  • All security officers are responsible for renewing their license each year to maintain employment.

 

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

 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.

 

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

 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.

 

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

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

Student Advisor- MFA Interaction Design

Description

Date available: July 2014

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.

 

 

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

 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:

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 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 NYCFD Fire Safety Director Certificate of fitness.
  • Must obtain and maintain NYCFD Sprinkler / Standpipe certificate of fitness.
  • Must obtain and maintain NYCFD Certificate of fitness for operation of HVAC equipment as required.
  • 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

 

 

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

 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.

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls 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 Sep 01, 2014

Description

Date Available:  September 2014
 
Job Title:   Therapist
 
Department:      Student Health and Counseling Services, Student Affairs
 
Reports to:   Associate Director, Student Health & Counseling Services
Psychiatrist
 
Position Overview: Oversee programming and outreach particularly directed to students at risk and international students. Provide individual psychotherapy sessions to SVA students and be an active member of the Student Health and Counseling Services team. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:                  
 
Patient care 
  • Provide short-term psychotherapy sessions for international students.   
  • Take an active role in crisis intervention as required.        
 
Administration and Community Outreach
  • Conduct case management and outreach for students at risk and international students.
  • Coordinate mental health programming for international students.
  • Create and conduct identifying and referring trainings for staff, faculty and Resident Assistants.                                         
  • Consult with staff, instructors and parents while maintaining confidentiality on best practices in serving international students.
  • Coordinate mandated sessions for students.
  • Actively participate in biweekly case meetings with Student Health and Counseling Services team.
  • Maintain relationships with outside referral sources and develop the diversity of community based referral resources for international students
  • Attend conferences, lectures and coursework as needed.
  • Contribute to Student Health and Counseling Services’ reports as needed.
  • Other duties as need arises.
 
 

Qualifications:                  

  • Licensed mental health care provider in New York State
  • Clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults 
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Crisis intervention experience
  • Experience in working with international and diverse populations
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

                               

Preferred:

  • Fluency in Korean
  • Fluency in Chinese
  • Postgraduate training
  •  Experience working with college students

 

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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