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Assistant Visual Resources Curator



JOB TITLE: Assistant Visual Resources Curator

DEPARTMENT:  Visual Arts Library

REPORTS TO: Visual Resources Curator

STATUS:  Exempt


POSITION OVERVIEW: Assists Visual Resources Curator in the daily operation of the Visual Resources Collection.



  • Develop and provide access to digital image collection.
  • Provide support to faculty and student in the Visual Resources Collection.
  • Assist the curator in the daily operation of the Visual Resources Collection.
  • Maintain image database, organize and manage electronic images.
  • Oversee image processing (scanning of digital material, creation of metadata, and uploading of images and metadata to our local database).
  • Assist with ongoing digital image conversion projects; familiarizing faculty with MDID2, ARTstor, and other image resources.
  • Assist with inquires regarding scanning, Photoshop, PowerPoint and other VR related software and equipment as needed.
  • Troubleshoot image databases and working with Library Systems staff and campus IT to resolve technical issues.
  • Supervise and train student staff.
  • Occasional general maintenance of analog collection.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Design, or other relevant field.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art--or be able to demonstrate an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of digital imaging technologies, scanning, FileMaker Pro, PhotoShop, Excel, PowerPoint, PC and Mac Platforms
  • Mature and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with a diverse group of people.
  • High organizational aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Previous visual resources, library, art history, or gallery experience; working knowledge of data standards used for cataloging works of art and/or general office experience a plus.


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.



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



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



  • 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.



  • 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


Handyman / Mechanical Technician



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



  • 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


  • 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



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



  • 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.


  • 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


Operations Manager- Fine Arts



JOB TITLE: Operations Manager


REPORTS TO:  Chair, Fine Arts



Manage all factors related to the physical needs of studio classes in Fine Arts: fibers lab, nature and technology lab, painting and drawing, and all senior studios in an efficient, safe and functional manner.



• Research, development and management of Fine Arts resources.

• Oversee management, inventory and technical needs for Fine Arts painting and drawing courses.

• Provide administrative support to undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and special programs in Fine Arts.

• Oversee all ordering and inventory handling for painting and drawing courses.

• Oversee upkeep of all Fine Arts facilities including: senior studios, installation spaces, painting and drawing studios, NATLab, and fibers lab.

• Coordinate with Director of Health and Environmental Safety in keeping updated MSDS sheets for materials used in the entire facility.

• Research and development of technologies and equipment for promotional planning for improved enrollment and enrichment events.

• Oversee safety technical training and safety documents for all rooms.

• Oversee building preparations for exhibitions and public events.

• Manage props, shared storage, flat files, furniture and lockers.

• Coordinate end of semester resolution of studios and storage areas, furniture relocation, etc.

• Onsite installation aid for all Fine Art’s exhibitions.

• Manage social media sites

•  Maintain a data base of student images



• Bachelor’s degree; MFA a plus.

• Administrative proficiency.

• Experience in fine art installation and moving.

• Able to work in a Fine Arts context with students, staff and faculty in a creative manner.

• Must work well with others in a professional manner that effectively and efficiently relays pertinent information.

• Excellent verbal and writing skills.

• Must be well versed in studio practices ranging from New Genre, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Fibers.

• Liaison between Chair and installation room proposals from students.


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.


Payroll Assistant

  • Title Payroll Assistant
  • Department Human Resources
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Apr 01, 2014


DATE: April 2014                                                              

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources

TITLE: Payroll Assistant

REPORTS TO: Payroll Supervisor


POSITION OVERVIEW:  Performs a variety of clerical duties of a routine and recurring nature, including data entry, filing, photocopying, preparation of materials, etc.



  • Review and check weekly time sheets.  Check with departments if there are any discrepancies in terms of unclear arithmetic, reasons for absences, etc.
  • Responsible for the data entry of student workers from the employment to the termination phase.
  • Assist with data entry such as address changes, benefits enrollment/changes as needed
  • Responsible for creating annual attendance card, recording of sick, personal and vacation time as well as responding to related inquiries
  • Sort and distribute payrolls checks, departmental mail and faxes
  • Responsible for making sure that payroll tax forms such as W4, IT-2104 remains current and available in the office and online
  • Maintain payroll records according to record retention policy by preparing for shredding and file relocation.
  • Respond to employment verification verbally or in writing
  • Prepare and or assist with the processing of employee/computer loans.
  • Keep stock of all office supplies for payroll, i.e. forms, checks, advices, W-2, envelopes, etc
  • Support the payroll process to acquire skills and knowledge of SVA payroll to ensure continuous operations in the absence of payroll supervisor
  • Responsible for annual notification of W-4 renewals for those claiming “exempt” and reminder for others to update their form based on current circumstances
  • File documents after processing
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelors’ degree required
  • One to two years accounting clerical or payroll experience required.
  • In-house payroll experience a preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate numerical ability
  • Strong customer service demeanor, ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail




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


DATE AVAILABLE: November 2013

JOB TITLE: Security Officer


REPORTS TO: Shift Commanders and Security Supervisors

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


Student Advisor- MFA Interaction Design


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:



  • 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.



  • 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


Systems Administrator (Cross Platform)



JOB TITLE: Systems Administrator (Cross Platform)

DEPARTMENT: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW: Provide daily systems support to the Computer Art department as outlined below, with emphasis on Cross Platform system integration.


  • Work with other Systems Administrators on the maintenance, installation and continuous operation of all software, hardware and networks, etc. in the department.
  • Configuration of software, hardware, and networks with emphasis on both MAC & PC systems administration.
  • Maintenance and continuous operation of all software, hardware, and equipment for all MAC & PC labs.
  • Maintain the current department Wiki and further its development.
  • Assist Chair and Director of Operations by: assisting faculty and students, making hardware/software purchase recommendations; art shows, promotional material and web page; conducting tours for visitors, orientation, various departmental projects, etc.
  • Attend weekly administration meetings, monthly Systems Administrator meetings, lab assistant and general staff meetings.
  • Attend computer art and audio-visual related conferences, stay current with technology.


  • Mac & PC proficiency.
  • Audiovisual knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge of Windows NT, LINUX, system configuration, networking, DV hardware & software and Pro Audio hardware & software.
  • Knowledge of the following Web languages and applications is strongly preferred - XHTML + CSS, AJAX, Apache, PHP, UNIX & Dreamweaver. Experience with Mac OSX WikiServer and MySQL is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Windows NT, LINUX, system configuration, networking, AJA Kona I/O, Final Cut, AE Pro, SCRATCH/2K workflow, color grading and HD 1080 & 720 workflow and hardware configurations as well as knowledge of some Pro Audio hardware and applications preferred.
  • Ability to interact with staff, faculty and students.
  • Some work experience in an academic environment preferred.
  • Detail-oriented and punctuality is a must.

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer


Technical Support Specialist


DATE AVAILABLE: January 2014

Job Title: Technical Support Specialist

Department: Administrative and Network Services

Reports to: Director of Information Technology


Position Overview: Provide quality desktop support to the Administrative Staff and desktop systems based on industry best practices and service-level management standards. Respond to Student and Faculty support requests via phone and email.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for quality end user support and proactive maintenance of Administrative desktop hardware, software and peripherals.
  • Responsible for the updating and maintenance of the administrative desktop asset database including data entry, tracking warranty and service contracts and the registration of all hardware and software purchases.
  • Works with vendor support contacts to resolve technical problems.
  • Works with Active Directory and other service delivery systems.
  • Responsible for providing assistance to students in setting up their computers for Internet access in the residence halls.
  • Assists with minor and major office moves, adds, and changes and acts as liaison between the IT Department and other offices.
  • Trains and orients employees on the use of hardware, software and telephone systems.



  • B.A. or B.S. or equivalent experience in Computer field.
  • Expertise with Windows and Macintosh hardware and software technologies and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Ability to assess, analyze, respond to, and satisfy end user requests.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate responsibilities.
  • Fluency in standard software and desktop operating systems including Windows 7, Mac OS X, MS Office, FileMaker, Adobe Acrobat, Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, and Gmail.
  • Ability to write routine documentation, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent people and communications skills.


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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer



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


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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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

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