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Academic Advisor (BFA Animation)

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: May 2019

JOB TITLE: Academic Advisor (BFA Animation)

DEPARTMENT: Academic Advisement

 REPORTS TO: Director of Academic Advisement

POSITION OVERVIEW: Advises undergraduate students in academic matters including the construction of class schedules, core curriculum, and elective requirements. Must have the ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals, to be perceptive, and have understanding of student concerns.

Requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information with a professional approach to all responsibilities as outlined below.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor student progress towards the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  • Register full-time, matriculated students and make course adjustments to their programs during the course adjustment periods.
  • Maintain individual digital student files containing notes of meetings, discussions, course changes, class schedules, transcripts, attendance records, correspondence, etc.
  • Counsel students considering the interruption of their studies, and processes the Interruption Form when appropriate.
  • Informs the Department Chair of potential student problems (academic, and/or personal) including unsatisfactory work and excessive absence reports.
  • Monitors attendance and academic progress of students on academic probation.
  • Reviews transfer credits of accepted students with the Director of Academic Advisement as necessary.
  • Visit classrooms regularly to observe students, instructors and the educational process at work; submits reports of visits to Director of Academic Advisement.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

•  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as minimum requirement

• 1-2 years administrative experience, preferably in a collegiate environment

•  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

•  Patience, compassion, and maturity when dealing with students, parents, instructors, and staff.

• Commitment to the School of Visual Arts' mission and educational objectives.

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Administrative Assistant - Division of Continuing Education

Description

Date: June 2019

Job Title: Administrative Assistant   

Department:   Division of Continuing Education

Reports to and supports: Associate Director

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain general continuing education office needs and functionality, including but not limited to ordering office supplies, and sorting and distributing mail.
  • Answer general questions and route inquiries regarding the Division of Continuing Education received via e-mail, mail, telephone, and walk-in.
  • Maintain ContinuED newsletter requests database.  Retrieve and input requests received from the online web requests, e-mail, mail, telephone, and walk-in.
  • Coordinate quarterly newsletter mailings, including the initial, faculty, and daily mailings.
  • Coordinate CE e-mail announcements. Distribute reporting information from e-mail campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain database of previous and current continuing education instructors.
  • Assist associate director and executive director with special projects.
  • Process guest lecturer and medical withdrawal forms.
  • Notify registrants of cancellations and curriculum changes.
  • Send repair notices to maintenance and report office equipment malfunctions.

 

 

Key Required Skills:

  • College degree
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; work well as a part of a team
  • Computer skills – administrative (Mac), MS Office
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously and set priorities
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Administrative Assistant- BFA Fine Arts

Description

DATE: June 2019

JOB TITLE:  Administrative Assistant

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Fine Arts

REPORTS TO:  Chair, BFA Fine Arts

 POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for assisting with the administrative operations of the BFA Fine Arts Department.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide administrative support: maintaining Google calendars and contact lists, receiving visitors, fielding phone calls, photocopying, opening mail and ordering office and break room supplies.
  • With Director of Operations, coordinate Visiting Artist talks, panels and other public events; coordinate PR and social media.  Edit and proof copy of posters and printed media as necessary.
  • Prepare correspondence and materials related to instructional programs (Review Committees, Student Evaluations, Mid-semester Unsatisfactory forms, etc.).
  • Proof course masterfiles; follow up regarding room changes, TBA’s, etc.
  • Process appointments/changes to Faculty.
  • Correspond with faculty, visiting lecturers, panelists, curators, jurors, etc.
  • Facilitate application process, including publicity, for Fine Arts Departmental Grants, the Yale Summer Program and NYABF.
  • Process payments for visiting lecturers, panelists, curators, jurors and vendors.
  • Prepare and process Travel & Expense reports for faculty and staff.
  • Process time sheets for administrative support staff, temporary and student workers.
  • Maintain updated departmental files concerning faculty, curriculum, administration, newsletters, self-studies, etc.
  • Compile online syllabus files.
  • Reconcile purchase card expenditures.
  • Process Field Trip, Substitution & Security Access forms.
  • Maintain social medial accounts
  • Furnish digital materials to External Affairs and PR for websites.
  • Participate in weekend school events such as Open House, Accepted Students’ Day, and evening Visiting Artists’ lectures.
  • Coordinate catering for departmental meetings and special events.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • PC/MAC skills – Google suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Impeccable discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Familiarity with business correspondence protocols.
  • Extremely well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Enjoy involvement with students and faculty.
  • Team player.
  • Familiarity with social networking.
  • Background in arts a plus.

 The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Admissions Counselor

Description

Date Prepared:                June 2019

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.
  • Perform administrative office duties such as data entry, filing, receiving phone calls and answering a high volume of email.
  • Support Associate Director of Admissions as needed with customized outreach strategies that engage prospective students and applicants.
  • 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.
  • Accurately maintain prospective student and applicant records in Salesforce— tracking contact points, outreach and application materials.
  • 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. Assist Manager of Transfer Admissions as needed.
  • 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, Pre-College projects, tours and recruitment 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.
  • Maintain flexibility to 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, full-time 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, Keynote and social media platforms
  • Valid driver’s license is required

 

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Assistant Studio Manager

Description

DATE UPDATED: June 2019

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Studio Manager

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Photography and Video

STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Studio Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Oversee the daily operations of the photography facilities and equipment hub. Supervise and manage studio staff and ensure daily performance tasks are met. Communicate daily with other Assistant Manager to ensure a smooth transition between shifts. Provide support to the Studio Manager as needed and assist with the general management of the photography department.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full-time, 35 hours per week.

The primary work schedule will be:

Sunday, 4:30p - 12:30a, Monday - Thursday: 2p - 10p.

Hours may vary depending on departmental needs.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Manage the daily operations of the photo hub working with students, faculty, and staff in a cooperative manner
  • Oversee and perform closing tasks and ensure conditions of the facilities, studios, darkrooms, and equipment areas are clean, orderly and properly functioning and chemistry levels are fully stocked
  • Summarize and issue a daily closing report for Studio Manager and staff
  • Delegate and supervise the daily tasks of studio assistants and student workers
  • Resolve staff and student conflicts as they arise
  • Assist in the development, communication, and enforcement of departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintain working knowledge of Photography Studio Technician staff roles and responsibilities, and provide schedule coverage as needed
  • Coordination and management of special projects for the Department 
  • Coordinate and keep an updated database of student equipment insurance coverage
  • Train new full-time and part-time staff in department operations, policies and procedures
  • Supervise staff maintenance of department Filemaker database for accuracy, consistency, and functionality
  • Oversee maintenance of an accurate barcode inventory for all photography equipment and assets
  • Conduct ongoing physical consumables inventory including darkroom and alt process chemistry, seamless paper, bulbs, v-flats, fill cards, batteries, and prepare purchase orders as needed
  • Request quotations from vendors and follow up on back order items as needed
  • Create purchase requisitions for equipment and consumable items, based on vendor quotations
  • Assess facility and equipment maintenance and report to Studio Manager
  • Assist with managing special equipment exceptions for staff and students
  • Assist Studio Manager in organizing and overseeing semi-annual maintenance periods
  • Oversee receipt and transfer of chemistry deliveries from loading dock to proper storage areas
  • Conduct and/or assist Studio Manager with employee performance appraisals as needed
  • Participate in the interview and hiring process for Photography Studio Technician candidates and student worker staff as needed
  • Process “Access Forms” for security, and resolve access issues as they arise
  • Troubleshoot emergencies and report major issues to Security, Studio Manager, and Director of Operations
  • Provide support in preparation, installation & de-installation of exhibitions.
  • Oversee facility preparation and clean up for special events including Open House, Freshman Orientation, Transfer Orientation & Accepted Students Day
  • Manage department email account and disseminate information to students and faculty as needed
  • Lead walk-throughs of the facilities in collaboration with the Office of Admissions.
  • Carry out task requests from the Chair, Director of Operations, Curriculum Coordinator & Special Projects & Programs Coord.
  • Attend management  and departmental meetings
  • Provide support to the Chair, Director of Operations and Studio Manager on special projects

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BFA Degree in photography or related field
  • Advanced communications and customer service skills
  • Previous management experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of photography (digital and analog) and related studio equipment and technologies
  • Advanced ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment
  • Advanced knowledge and 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 digital camera systems, sound equipment, and associated grip equipment
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as in a group environment
  • Able to lift fifty pounds
  • Flexible with one’s work schedule (schedule is subject to change)
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent multi-tasking, managerial, and organizational skills
  • Creative problem solving, ability to work under pressure, and take initiative
  • Digital Tech Certification preferred

 

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Assistant to the Chair

Description

DATE: May 2019                          

JOB TITLE: Assistant to the Chair

DEPARTMENT: MPS Art Therapy

REPORTS TO: Chair

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Administrative assistant responsible for maintaining department library and supplies, processing paperwork, greeting guests, program promotion, social media, and event planning.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule appointments & maintain calendar
  • Reconcile Department Chair’s monthly VISA statement
  • Answer phones
  • Answer [email protected] account
  • Direct student questions & concerns
  • Purchase office supplies, art supplies, A/V equipment and other items as needed
  • Process Check Requests, Travel & Expense Reports, Guest Lecturer Forms
  • Review department budget
  • Maintain department lending and reference libraries
  • Supervise and delegate to work study students
  • Submit pre-authorization requests for employee travel
  • Maintain blog and department CMS site
  • Maintain photos on Flickr and department videos on Vimeo.com
  • Write and edit text for department event and program promotion
  • Submit event listings to Communications department
  • Assist with planning, promotion, and registration for Lecture/Workshop Series, Thesis Presentations, Spring Exhibition and Annual Art Therapy Department Conference
  • Manage email lists and event announcements on ConstantContact or EventBrite
  • Set-up for Information Session/Open House/Prospective Applicant Workshops

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BFA required. Masters preferred.
  • 2+ years relevant experience.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
  • Web and print design skills a plus.

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 
 

Benefits Coordinator

  • Title Benefits Coordinator
  • Department Human Resources
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 08, 2019

Description

Date:                                    May 2019

 

Job Title:                             Benefits Coordinator

 

Department:                       Human Resources

 

Reports To:                         Benefits Manager

 

Position Overview:  Responsible for providing support and assistance to the Benefits Manager for the implementation and administration of HR /Benefits.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the daily administration of employee benefits programs which include medical, dental, and life insurance.
  • Responsible for the administration of the employee tuition assistance / tuition waiver program (including database maintenance). 
  • Assist with receipt and processing of workers’ compensation, FMLA, short-term and long-term disability claims.
  • Serve as backup for tracking workplace injuries and the preparation of the OSHA 300 log.
  • Work closely with the Benefits Manager in the creation, implementation and distribution of benefit-related materials and communications, including the quarterly Health & Wellness Newsletter.
  • Assist and support the administration of open enrollment.
  • Responsible for processing and administering faculty billing.
  • Manage and maintain benefit information in Colleague.
  • Generate statistical reports integral to benefits programs (i.e, tuition expenditures, benefit participants, etc.).
  • Function as liaison with third party vendor for COBRA and mandatory notifications.
  • Field benefits-related employee inquiries.
  • Responsible for benefits-related administrative tasks. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • 2 - 3 years Benefits administration experience. In-house experience required.
  • Excellent computer skills MS Word and Excel, and familiarity with an HRIS. HTML and web page content design a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Advanced customer service demeanor, ability to deal with sensitive and confidential employee benefits issues.
  • Advanced organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently, initiate and identify solutions.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva  

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 
 

Capital Projects Coordinator (Part-Time)

Description

JOB TITLE:  Capital Projects Coordinator (Part-Time)

DEPARTMENT:  Office of the President       

REPORTS TO:  Director – Internal Audit & Controls

Schedule: 25 hours, Monday- Friday


POSITION OVERVIEW: The Capital Projects Coordinator is responsible for supporting the capital projects team in delivering construction projects in a timely and thorough manner.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains schedule and budget tracking for all capital projects.
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining project documentation and coordinates document revisions, distributes as needed.
  • Coordinates and assists in processing all documents needed from project initiation to successful completion:  RFP issuance / Contract execution / Requisitions / Permit Applications / Loft Board / etc.
  • Coordinates weekly project team meetings.  Also coordinates with in-house personnel and departments, as well as third parties, to schedule work, coordinate shutdowns, tie-ins, and contractor access.  Effectively communicates construction impacts and works collaboratively with SVA leadership and staff in order to mitigate impacts to ongoing academic activities.
  • Communicates regularly with departments to ensure user satisfaction and coordinates appropriate staff training.
  • Coordinates close out process / Ensures all sign-offs and permits are in place / obtains all close-out documentation.
  • Prepares and distributes projects status report for weekly capital projects meeting.
  • Other projects or duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Associate degree or higher, with background in engineering, or architecture, or construction is preferable, though not required. 
  • Three years professional experience working in administrative
  • General familiarity with New York City DOB / FDNY / DOT / Loft Board permitting and regulations environment, including local laws governing building maintenance and record keeping. 
  • Support of capital construction projects and planning.
  • Extensive experience in renovation and alteration projects is a must.
  • General knowledge of construction specific terminology and financial terms and principles as they apply to design and construction processes.
  • Notary Public highly desired for filing permit applications.
  • High level of organizational, interpersonal, & communication skills. 
  • The ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, & remain calm in high-pressure situations.
  • Efficiency and comfort with Google Apps, Word & Excel is required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in tight spaces.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and independently within time constraints and changing priorities, and on multiple projects simultaneously.

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Chair of BFA Film and Video

Description

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is pleased to announce a search for its Chair of the BFA Film and Video program.

 

SVA invites nominations and applications for the position of a full-time department chair of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in (BFA) Film and Video program.  The Chair is responsible for the overall management and future direction of the department’s academic and co-curricular programming, in accordance with SVA’s mission and in support of the institution’s strategic plan. The successful candidate will be expected to begin on or about August 1, 2019.

 

Program Description

 

SVA Film and Video immerses students in the aesthetic and technical aspects of visual storytelling. The curriculum focuses on the essential elements of a well-crafted screenplay, techniques for working with actors and being a part of a professional production set, the visual and psychological choices for cinematography and the structure and rhythm of editing. Students have access to industry-level equipment and facilities. The curriculum offers specializations in: cinematography, directing, documentary, editing, screenwriting, and sound. The program draws its faculty from the NYC creative community: independent filmmaking, advertising and commercial production, and a steadily increasing number of TV production companies.

 

SVA alumni have been featured in film festivals across the globe, steering their own projects and making integral contributions to blockbuster releases and critically acclaimed independent films. They have won Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and awards at festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and the Venice Film Festival. Filmmakers and artists as diverse as Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya), Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child, Landline) Lynn Shelton (Hump Day), Crystal Moselle (Skate Kitchen, The Wolfpack), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers), and Ti West (The House of the Devil), have all studied at SVA.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage a staff of 17 full-time administrative employees and over 100 faculty.
  • Recruit, develop, and inspire a cohort of faculty whose pedagogy, research and professional practice support the highest standards of filmmaking, including performance evaluations and recommendations concerning contracts and teaching assignments, as applicable.
  • Responsible for actively engaging with external partners, colleagues, alumni and industry professionals in an effort to continuously raise the profile of the program and facilitate professional opportunities for students and graduates.
  • Prepare course schedules and catalog descriptions, and assign faculty to courses.
  • Manage and oversee the department’s academic and administrative operations.
  • Collaborate with the Registrar and the Office of Academic Affairs in class scheduling, class cancellations, and other detailed matters relating to the administration of the academic calendar.
  • Foster an environment of professionalism and collegiality.
  • Develop the Film & Video Department annual budget and monitor ongoing expenditures within approved categories and limits.
  • Manage the departmental assessment system and implement changes as needed.
  • Participate in professional organizations at the state and national levels.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Perform the duties of a full-time faculty member, including teaching six credits per academic year, and participate in other activities of the Department and College, as requested.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, preferably at the level of chair or assistant dean.
  • A graduate degree (preferably the MFA), or a bachelor’s degree and extensive professional experience.
  • Extensive familiarity with the history of film and filmmaking as an artistic form and medium of communication.
  • Substantial professional experience in film or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in film.
  • A collegial management style and history of collaboration with peers.
  • Prior supervisory experience, preferably in an educational environment.
  • Experience with student recruitment and retention.
  • A considerable network of professional contacts upon which the incumbent could draw for prospective faculty members, student mentors, program advisors, internship placements, and post-graduate employment. 
  • A demonstrable commitment to the mission and core values of School of Visual Arts.

 

 

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, please send a letter of interests that describes how your experience and interests fulfill the requirements of this position, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, and list of names and full contact information for three professional references.

 

Application review will begin immediately.  To be assured of full consideration, please submit all materials by February 15, 2019, as PDF documents, to [email protected] . Subsequent applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

School of Visual Arts is an EEO employer.  Women and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

 

About The School of Visual Arts

 

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

 

The SVA Mission

The mission of the School of Visual Arts is to educate future generations of global creative citizens to foster cultural and social change that promotes our core values through the pursuit and achievement of their professional goals.

 
 

Coordinator

  • Title Coordinator
  • Department International Student Office
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 11, 2019

Description

DATE:   July 2019
JOB TITLE:   Coordinator- Designated School Official (DSO)
DEPARTMENT: International Student Office
REPORTS TO:  Associate Director, International Student Office
POSITION OVERVIEW:    Responsible for administrative assistance with the day-to-day operation of the International Student Office.
                                        

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reception: act as the first point of contact for the International Student Office. 
    Field inquires by phone, email, and in person at the front reception desk.
  • Screen walk-in advisement requests by new and returning F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors, and refer them to the Associate Director or International Student Advisors.
  • Manage a high volume of phone and email inquiries in the office account. Keep abreast of urgent cases and elevate to the Associate Director as necessary.
  • Prepare FedEx shipment labels for visa paperwork mailing and conduct follow-up.
  • Assemble and mail the new student packet containing I-20 and DS-2019 visa forms.
  • Handle copying, scanning and filing of office documents and organize Google-drive documents.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) in SEVIS for entry-level tasks such as providing a travel and re-entry signature on the Form I-20.
  • Conduct daily updates to the office’s database through the Terra Dotta software; manage weekly and seasonal tasks (address updates, internship employment applications, SSN applications, etc.)
  • Field inquiries from the Office of Admissions, Academic Advisement, Career Development, Student Affairs and other offices on matters relating to international students.
  • Assist as needed with planning and coordinating orientation programs and events.
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Second language proficiency.
  • Accurate data entry, writing skills, strong attention to detail and customer service skills.
  • Ability to adhere to a strict 9:00am-5:00pm work schedule.  Seasonal overtime work may be required.
  • Ability to stay focused when working in an open office environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, be well-organized and task-oriented, perform effectively under pressure and adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Ability to work well in a team, with diverse constituencies, and to communicate well with English as a Second Language students.
  • Computer proficiency and an adaptability to learn new software quickly.
  • U.S. federal regulations require a Designated School Official (DSO) to be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Cross Platform Systems Administrator

Description

JOB TITLE: Cross Platform Systems Administrator

 

DEPARTMENT: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects

 

REPORTS TO:  Senior Systems Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Cross Platform Systems Administrator provides administration, maintenance and support of the availability and performance of desktops and servers in a VFX/CGI teaching environment. This particular role will be expected to provide broader systems support in addition to production software and hardware support to the BFA Computer Art student and teaching community.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with other Systems Administrators on the maintenance, installation and continuous operation of all software, hardware and networks on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Provide one-on-one support to students, faculty, and staff as needed
  • Act as a technical adviser during Senior Thesis production, supporting Senior Thesis Faculty, Senior Systems Director and other sysadmins by meeting and actively monitoring and consulting with a group of seniors on production and technical issues
    • Oversee and maintain the current department Wiki and department website, making recommendations on its development
    • Stay current on technology trends via online research and attending computer art and digital video related conferences. Work with the Senior Systems Director making recommendations on server and other hardware/software purchases and strategic planning and growth. Interface with vendors and technical support as needed.
    • Attend weekly administration/systems staff meetings

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, RedHat/CentOS Linux for desktop and server
  • An understanding of servers, networking, high-performance storage and render systems

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adobe, Autodesk, and Foundry experience
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • VFX, animation, film, and/or post-production industry experience
  • Deadline Render management and wrangling
  • HD, 2K and 4K confirm, edit, grading and finishing workflow
  • Working-level experience of color grading and finishing workflows
  • Bash, Python and/or Powershell experience
  • Master’s degree in related field
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Department Assistant

  • Title Department Assistant
  • Department Office of Student Accounts
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 10, 2019

Description

Date:  June 2019

Job Title:  Department Assistant

Reports to:Associate Director

Scope of Position: Support the Office of Student Accounts via customer service and various clerical office duties.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer the office’s main phone line, retrieve and respond to all messages.
  • Provide customer service to assist all office visitors.
  • Collect all cash receipts (checks, money orders) and post credit cards payments.
  • Print billing invoices and accounts receivable financial reports upon request.
  • Follow up on all returned mail, including noting the account.
  • Dispense work-study and refund check(s) to students.
  • Post the equipment fines submitted to the office and handle all related correspondence.
  • Process the office’s various orders: supplies, stationary, etc.
  • Keep an office calendar tracking all staff days off, meetings, deadlines etc.
  • Run the holds reports and remove holds as directed.
  • Update all forms on a yearly basis, as needed. ie: Estimated Worksheets, Lab Fees, Accepted Students Day forms, Orientation forms. Assist with updating tuition and fees on all written resources yearly.
  • Provide administrative support to the office through placing necessary notes on accounts summarizing student/parent interaction, scanning and filing various reports, applying payment plans and fees as directed.
  • Keep logs of incoming phone and in-person contact, as well as daily duties.
  • Provide back-up for lockbox upload, cash receipt posting and bank deposits, as needed.
  • Assist the Associate Director and Director in day to day activities and special projects as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred. High School diploma required.
  • Must have excellent customer service, mathematical, organizational, and communication skills. Must specifically have the ability to resolve disputes and inquiries in writing with polish and poise, as well as proper grammar and a good vocabulary.
  • Must work well under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Must work quickly and accurately with a poised, calm and professional demeanor.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Word and Excel; knowledge of the Colleague database system a plus.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime as office needs dictate.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Director of Operations

Description

JOB TITLE:  Director of Operations

DEPARTMENT: MFA Computer Arts

REPORTS TO:  Chair, MFA Computer Arts

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for all aspects of daily management and operation of the MFA Computer Arts Department. Duties include: managing the staff, faculty and interacting with students, implementation of the budget, overseeing the continuous operation of the computer arts facility, working closely with the chair and staff on academic and department projects, including curriculum, promotion, publications, recruitment and various other tasks.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Overseeing academic operations and management, including curriculum development, recruitment of 10+ staff, 45+ faculty, guest lecturers, visiting artists, 100+ graduate students.
  • Responsible for strategic management for preparing, implementing, and maintaining the annual department budget as well as all scholarship, equipment procurement, vendor contracts and negotiations.
  • Conduct weekly and monthly meetings with the staff and provide the Chair with updates on departmental activities and operations.
  • Manage and maintain the 24/7 operation of a high-end digital art lab consisting of networked Macintosh, Windows, and Mac workstations, editing rooms, network servers and various audio/visual equipment. Work with the systems and facilities staff to coordinate and follow up on repair and maintenance issues.
  • Represent the department by participating in major annual industry events and festivals to increase the department’s international profile as well as to recruit prospective students, faculty, guest lecturers and visiting artists.
  • Managing and supervising the admission process and helping shape the incoming class by conducting tours, application evaluations and interviews to prospective students.
  • Provide ongoing guidance and mentorship to assist current students and alumni with their career paths by working closely with the Career Development office.
  • Develop strong relationships with global industry professionals and recruiters in order to maximize employment, internship and potential faculty opportunities.
  • Maintain the network of 1,000+ alumni by hosting events and activities along with Alumni Affairs, as well as work closely with the staff to raise visibility of the department by tracking alumni’s achievements.
  • Meet with students, student representatives, faculty, and staff on regular basis to troubleshoot any class needs, software/hardware issues, and thesis and creative production.
  • Assist faculty on course evaluations, schedules, course development, enrollment and promotion on their achievement.
  • Oversee, organize and attend special department events including orientation, information sessions, open studios, thesis presentations, commencement, and gallery exhibitions.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of all aspects of the departmental websites and related web projects, including: design, content development, production, programming, and working with the systems staff for server support.
  • Work with the Project Coordinator on various department projects including any print and online advertising as well as department branded promotional materials.
  • Oversee and work with the staff on management of lab assistants and student workers.
  • Prepare annual staff performance reviews.  Administer department and college policies, rules and procedures as they relate to students, faculty and staff.
  • Consistently update the department community web site, post announcements and course cancellations, update mailing lists and maintain databases and thesis archives.
  • Research new products and services for possible integration into existing systems. Stay abreast of current developments in art, technology, and higher education, as they relate to the department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • MA/MFA and knowledge of digital art preferred.
  • Previous managerial and 3-5 years administrative experience.
  • Computer literacy with Macs and PCs.
  • Proficient in MS Office, experience with Filemaker Pro a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and students.

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Exhibition Coordinator

Description

Date: June 2019

JOB TITLE: Exhibition Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: SVA Galleries 

REPORTS TO: Exhibition Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW: Primarily participates in all aspects of installing and removing exhibitions

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support exhibition manager to plan, organize, execute installation and removal of exhibitions
  • Provide technical support, for exhibiting students, artists and curators
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with department chairs, students and curators
  • Supervise freelance art handlers and student assistants working on exhibitions, ensuring their safety
  • Maintain orderly storage facilities, with adequate inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Construct walls and other structures as needed for exhibitions
  • Produce CAD-generated drawings and renderings of exhibition designs
  • Help coordinate production of signage and wall text for exhibitions
  • Staff opening receptions and other after hours events at galleries
  • Install and staff off-site exhibitions as needed
  • Maintain professional appearance of galleries and exhibition within them
  • Sustain an eagerness to learn about latest exhibition standards, tools, and equipment

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum two years experience installing exhibitions (carpentry, construction, lighting and art handling)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; working knowledge of contemporary arts preferred
  • Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop, Google Suite and MS Office programs
  • Working knowledge of production and presentation of AV and digital media artworks
  • Familiarity with exhibition design and gallery administration
  • Understanding of safe, basic rigging techniques.
  • Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as bending, twisting, reaching, climbing, balancing, and handling of materials.  This is an essential function of the job
  • Ability to comfortably lift up to 50 lbs.  This is an essential function of the job
  • Strong sense of responsibility, organizational skills, and thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, always maintaining professional demeanor and appearance
  • Available to work occasional evenings and Saturdays

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Front Office Manager

  • Title Front Office Manager
  • Department BFA Computer Art
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Feb 10, 2019

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: February 2019

JOB TITLE:  Front Office Manager

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Computer Art

 STATUS:  Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Director of Operations


POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for managing the daily frontline operations of the Computer Art Department.  This requires a proactive, professional approach to all of the activities outlined below.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday,  8:30 AM- 4:30 PM, 12 noon- 8 PM or 4 PM - 12AM depending on the day of week.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet all students and visitors and enforce access policies to the facility and individual labs.
  • Perform equipment check-in/out (production equipment and accessories, including cameras, tripods, etc.).
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance and evaluations of production cameras, projectors, tripods and light kits and/or oversee the process of sending the damaged items out for repair.
  • Facilitate the readiness of the entire department for classes on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate and distribute instructor materials as needed.
  • Maintain supplies for front office including toner, ink, paper, general offices supplies, etc.
  • Maintain active inventory of all student production equipment and inform the Director of Operations when inventory is low or damaged (bulbs, spare parts, etc).
  • Prepare and conduct equipment demonstrations.
  • Assist the director of operations in all day-to-day operations of the department and special events including exhibitions, orientations, and open houses.
  • Act as a point of contact with respect to necessary building repairs (i.e., plumbing, lights, electrical) in Computer Art facilities.  Apprise Director of Operations as to problems, and progress of current repairs.

 

 This position will be responsible for one of the following duties 

  • Supervise and train student lab assistant workers.  Create and maintain lab assistant schedules, work with the Director of Operations and Systems Administrators to coordinate special training sessions, work with the Director of Operations to coordinating lab assistant evaluations, review and confirm the weekly work hours reported by lab assistants and prepare the time sheets. 

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills needed including phone and email.
  • Administrative and/or managerial experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Knowledge of basic cross-platform computer skills required
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Suite preferred.
  • A/V experience and equipment management preferred.

 

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

HR Associate, Recruitment and Training

Description

Job Title:  HR Associate, Recruitment and Training

Department:  Human Resources

Reports To: Associate Director and Director, Human Resources


Position Overview: Primary responsibilities include providing HR administrative support, entry level recruiting and training and development. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative and Recruitment:

  • Performs general human resource functions by responding to employee requests and questions.
  • Talent Acquisition: Responsible for the recruitment of entry level and select non-exempt positions.
  • Attend recruiting events with associate director.
  • Liaison between departments and recruiting agencies for temporary staff support requests.
  • Assist associate director with processing student employment during peak periods.
  • Work closely with the associate director on full-cycle on-boarding process; including conducting orientation and ensuring new staff training is completed based on institutional and government guidelines.
  • Coordinate and prepare reports, cards etc. for employee anniversaries for EVP’s office.
  • Generate various reports utilizing the institution’s HRIS, Colleague.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings and conferences.
  • Assists human resources staff with additional projects as assigned.

 

Training and Development:

  • Responsible for coordinating computer-based and vendor off-site training covering a range of technical, operational, and/or management areas in a specified field
  • Review curricula offered by vendor, and recommend appropriate training in-line with institutional, departmental and individual goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of training and development programs offered through staff feedback, and utilize the information to revise or recommend changes in offerings.
  • Stay current with developments in training, specifically as it relates to institutional policy changes, and government regulations.
  • Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
  • Coordinate administrative functions necessary to deliver and document training programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree and/or interest in Human Resources required.
  • Prior recruiting experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years administrative or human resources experience required.
  • Strong computer skills:, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel,
  • Prior HRIS required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Proactive and professional; strong interpersonal and communication skills with a pleasant, personable demeanor.
  • Requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential

he School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Lab Assistant

  • Title Lab Assistant
  • Department Visible Futures Lab / MFA Products of Design
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From May 15, 2019

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: May 2019

 JOB TITLE: Lab Assistant

 DEPARTMENT: Visible Futures Lab / MFA Products of Design

 REPORTS TO: Lab Director

 POSITION OVERVIEW: Provide support for maker lab operations

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain lab operating hours including evenings and weekends
  • Maintain lab facilities and equipment
  • Provide support for students, artist in residence and faculty with equipment usage
  • Assist in the setup of new equipment & maintenance of existing equipment
  • Assist in the stream-lining of lab workflow and procedures
  • Assist with special events, presentations and exhibitions
  • Supervise, attend, assist, and guide graduate students and faculty in the Lab on safety procedures, techniques, and best practices as needed.
  • Provide feedback, assistance, instruction, and mentorship to Graduate Students and Faculty as they develop prototypes and class projects

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree in technology or design based fields
  • Minimum 3 years of shop, set and/or fabrication experience
  • Experience in working with a variety of materials and tools
  • Fabric and sewing machine knowledge a plus
  • 3D and/or 2D design software proficiency a plus
  • Electronics design and microcontroller experience a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Safety minded

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Lab Assistant (Overnight)

Description

JOB TITLE: Lab Assistant, Overnight

DEPARTMENT: Digital Imaging Center

REPORT TO: Head Manager

 

Position Overview:

We are looking for a competent overnight assistant to support all aspects of administration and organizational skills. The team will count on you for various crucial tasks, from monitoring the labs and equipment during overnight shifts.

Hours: Monday  - Friday (12:00 am - 6:00 am)  30 hours

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to stand, walk and/or sit and continuously perform essential job functions
  • Ensure cleaned classrooms, and period cleaning criteria and requirements are met.
  • Ensure that labs are secured, storage and facilities locked and unlocked.
  • Comfortable working on the floor alongside direct reports.
  • Perform administrative work (answering phones, paperwork etc.)
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and execute.
  • Report incidents to security and the lead manager.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to achieve defined goals on time.
  • Overnight Shifts.

 

Requirements

  • 2 +, years of experience in retail, warehousing, production, or team oriented environments.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and adopt new processes

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Maintenance Technician (Day Shift)

Description

Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Building Engineer/Assistant Director of Facilities & Director of Facilities

Position Overview: Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

Hours: Monday- Friday : 9:00- 5:00

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Frequently check the SVA maintenance work order system
  • Repair and treatment of floor, showers, sinks, walls, roofs and carpets
  • Cleaning of roof gutters
  • Performing minor repairs and adjustments of locks on doors, cabinets, desks, closets, door hinges
  • Performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs, as well as light carpentry
  • Set up classrooms for use
  • Cleaning and replacement of filters on various HVAC units
  • Changing light bulbs and ballasts
  • Moving furniture and equipment
  • Responding to web-based service requests
  • Responding to emergency calls
  • Maintaining work logs
  • Processing service request
  • Assisting with special construction projects
  • Perform janitorial tasks as needed including trash removal and cleaning and maintenance of trash compactors
  • Perform snow removal using hand tools and/or snow removal equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in repair, maintenance and replacement in the areas of carpentry, painting, plumbing, glass replacement, masonry, appliance repair, HVAC, electrical wiring and basic locksmith knowledge
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks, including but not limited to climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying boxes up to 50 lbs., tools, equipment and building materials
  • Ability to maintain and utilize a variety of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to building and construction
  • Ability to read blueprints is helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Entry level computer skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime on an as needed basis
  • Accept training to obtain necessary certificates
  • Able to speak, read and understand English

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Maintenance Technician (Evening Shift)

Description

Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Building Engineer/Assistant Director of Facilities & Director of Facilities

Position Overview: Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

Hours: Rotating Shifts : 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 12:00 am,  weekends included

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Frequently check the SVA maintenance work order system
  • Repair and treatment of floor, showers, sinks, walls, roofs and carpets
  • Cleaning of roof gutters
  • Performing minor repairs and adjustments of locks on doors, cabinets, desks, closets, door hinges
  • Performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs, as well as light carpentry
  • Set up classrooms for use
  • Cleaning and replacement of filters on various HVAC units
  • Changing light bulbs and ballasts
  • Moving furniture and equipment
  • Responding to web-based service requests
  • Responding to emergency calls
  • Maintaining work logs
  • Processing service request
  • Assisting with special construction projects
  • Perform janitorial tasks as needed including trash removal and cleaning and maintenance of trash compactors
  • Perform snow removal using hand tools and/or snow removal equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in repair, maintenance and replacement in the areas of carpentry, painting, plumbing, glass replacement, masonry, appliance repair, HVAC, electrical wiring and basic locksmith knowledge
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks, including but not limited to climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying boxes up to 50 lbs., tools, equipment and building materials
  • Ability to maintain and utilize a variety of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to building and construction
  • Ability to read blueprints is helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Entry level computer skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime on an as needed basis
  • Accept training to obtain necessary certificates
  • Able to speak, read and understand English

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Operations Manager

  • Title Operations Manager
  • Department Office of Academic Affairs
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From

Description

Date:                                     June 2019

 

Job Title:                               Operations Manager

 

Department:                         Office of Academic Affairs

 

Reports To:                            Provost

 

Position Overview:                The Operations Manager role includes management of the Office of Academic Affairs day-to-day activities. This position serves as the primary point of contact and serves as the liaison between the needs of academic personnel and the Provost’s programs.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide complex administrative and project management support to the Provost and Associate Provost.
  • Collect, analyze, organize and manipulate data to formulate data driven reports in support of the vision and strategic plans of the institution and Academic Affairs.
  • Provide project management and support as needed for selected priority projects: including accreditation reviews, Chair meetings, Faculty meetings, and other committees as assigned.
  • Maintain the Provost’s calendar.
  • Assist in managing and submitting all required reports including accreditation and the Annual Reports as well as coordinate and provide support for accreditation site visits.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating various governing documents including Faculty and Student Handbook.
  • Monitor trends and top issues in academic affairs, including advisement, recruitment and retention, and student appeals; and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Maintain database of all faculty.
  • Coordinate Provost’s travel and expense management.
  • At direction of Provost, provide budget support.
  • Update and maintain archive of all institutional media and complete media activity reports.
  • Assist Associate Provost in analyzing and interpreting policies.
  • Serve as liaison to other departments at SVA.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelors’ degree required; Masters’ preferred and prior experience in an academic environment preferred.
  • 5-7 years previous office management experience required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; excellent organizational skills; with the ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Proactive and professional; strong interpersonal and communication skills with a pleasant, personable demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential, and difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Forward thinking, self-motivated professional with ability to take direction.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 
 

Printshop Assistant

  • Title Printshop Assistant
  • Department Fine Arts - Printmaking
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Jun 11, 2019

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: June 2019

JOB TITLE: Printshop Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Fine Arts - Printmaking

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations, Printmaking and the Printshop Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position supports the Printmaking faculty and students and represents one of four assistants who are on duty whenever the Printshop is open. The assistant will oversee the printmaking shops and computers while an instructor is teaching a class, and assist students and faculty as necessary.

This is a part-time position, 25 hours per week

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

•          Report to Printshop manager and Coordinator of Printmaking.

•          Work as part of a team, sharing daily duties and responsibilities with fellow assistants.

•          Monitor all activity in the printshop and answer student questions.

•          Assist printmaking faculty with class demonstrations and the introduction of procedures.

•          Maintain and cleanup the printshop classrooms, counters, tables and print equipment.

•          Help students with translating digital and hand-drawn images into color separations for use with the           various printmaking techniques.

•          Provide technical assistance to students working independently in the printshop.

•          Monitor student work habits, with an emphasis on clean-up and safety.

•          Help students with plate-making equipment and procedures.

•          Maintain inventories of supplies for re-ordering.

•          Answer telephones, take messages and schedule appointments.

•          Perform minor press adjustments and routine equipment maintenance.

•          Check out tools and equipment to students.

•          Record plate sales and collect money from student.

•          Mix acids and oversee their safe use by students.

•          Help with receiving deliveries and the restocking of inks and emulsions.

•          Learn proper safety procedures, MSDS information and attend OSHA training.

•          Open the shop in the morning and check on supply levels.

•          At the end of the day, ensure that all fans and machinery are turned off, and the classrooms locked.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

•Must be well versed in all areas of printmaking including silkscreen, lithography, etching, relief printing, platemaking, and photo-process.

•Experienced with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

•BFA required, MFA preferred

 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Production Office (Evening Supervisor )

Description

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Office (Evening Supervisor )

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Film

Reports to and supports: 

Senior Production Office Manager (Directly)   

Director of Operations

Film Chair

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday-Thursday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm         

Friday: 12:00 am - 8:00 pm

Occasional Saturday for Department events

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  This position will supervise the late afternoon-evening operations of the production office. This position requires knowledge of all technology in use in studios and screening room. Responsible for the safety and security of students, teachers, facilities and equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient functioning of all evening operations
  • Must be able to respond sensibly to emergencies and follow SVA protocol
  • Supervise responsibilities of the evening staff members
  • Make sure all equipment is returned, shut down properly, note problems
  • Secures all film department facilities at night before closing 
  • Report all evening activities to Production Office Manager
  • Assure all student and evening class needs are met
  • Prepare equipment packages for students and morning production classes
  • Supervise check-in of major equipment returns
  • Assist in training student workers and new full time staff members   
  • Oversees Front Window evening activities
  • Assist with preparing equipment needs for special events throughout the school

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years supervisory experience
  • Experience in film production
  • Demonstrable knowledge of safety practices
  • Familiarity with all film related terminology and procedure
  • Detailed knowledge of film, digital, sound, lighting and grip equipment,
  • Abiltity to supervise, motivate and work as a team player
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills
  • Able to use Mac and PC, and to adapt to changing technology


School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Production Office Evening Assistant

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Office Evening Assistant

DEPARTMENT: BFA Film

SCOPE OF POSITION: Production Office Evening Supervisor (Directly) Production Office Manager (Directly) Director of Operations

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm - 10:30pm Friday 12:00pm - 8:00pm Occasional Saturday for Department events

POSITION OVERVIEW:   Supports the daily afternoon and evening operations of the production office by ensuring all equipment is in working order and properly inventoried. Assists the Evening Supervisor in all evening operations as necessary. Includes heavy lifting of equipment.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Evening Supervisor preparing equipment orders for students and class productions
  • Assures all evening classes, faculty, and students needs are met Assures proper tracking of equipment inventory
  • Assist evening manager in overseeing student workers
  • Assist in training student workers and new full time staff members
  • Proposes equipment purchases budgets for annual budget proposal
  • Assists Evening Supervisor in assuring morning class equipment orders are prepped
  • Assists at the Production Office front window
  • Assists Evening Supervisor securing facilities and closing the office. Assists in Department events

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Experience working with film and digital equipment
  • Knowledge of Mac/PC: Filemaker, Microsoft Word and Excel software. Ability to research and adapt to new technologies
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to work as a team member.
  • Diplomacy

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Program Coordinator

  • Title Program Coordinator
  • Department MFA Products of Design
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From May 30, 2019

Description

TITLE: Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: MFA Products of Design

JOB TYPE: Part Time

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations & Department Chair

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Execute administrative tasks for the MFA Products of Design department in a responsible and timely manner. Maintain organization of the studio space. Part-time, 28 hours a week.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist the Chair and Director of Operations with the day-to-day operations of the department
• Act as receptionist and provide assistance to all visitors
• Correspond with all new and returning students and faculty about day-to-day requests
• Create and track check requests, purchase requisitions, and expense reports
• Work with the administrative staff to prepare yearly applications for admissions review
• Assist with the filing and organization of admissions paperwork
• Assist with the content, publication and scheduling of the college catalogs, postcards, and posters
• Collaborate with the Chair and Director of Operations on short- and long-term plans for the department, including curriculum development, future course offerings, recruitment of staff, and faculty
• Assist in organizing and set-up for special department events including orientation, information sessions, recruitment events, and thesis presentations
• Collect and report RSVPs for department events
• Research new products and services for possible integration into existing systems. Stay abreast of current developments in art, technology, and higher education, as they relate to the department
• Cultivate professional contacts and maintain accurate databases
• Maintain accurate department calendar of classes, programs, events etc.
• Proofread promotional materials for the department and submit for approval by Director of Operations
• Schedule appointments for department Chair and Director of Operations
• Complete faculty appointment paperwork
• Circulate administrative forms for approval
• File maintenance requests for the studio space
• Track and order department supplies
• Secure reservation space in appropriate SVA venues for departmental functions
• Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree preferred
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
• 1-2 years previous experience working in an office, educational, or administrative environment
• Experience in art-related and/or non-profit fields preferred
• Works well independently and on a team
• Excellent research and organizational abilities
• Proven problem-solving abilities
• Enjoys taking on new responsibilities and is accountable for them
• Solid computer skills a must: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Apps; Adobe CS6 skills a plus


Please respond with a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and email samples (3 short, 2 long)


The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA. Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Security Officer

  • Title Security Officer
  • Department Security Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 21, 2019

Description

Date Available: Ongoing

Job Title: Security Officer

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Security Services Supervisory and Management Staff

Work Schedule:    Full-time 35 hours/week (40 hours/week excluding 5 hours /week for meal breaks) Must be available for two of the three available 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 required
  • NYS Security Guard License required
  • 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.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Studio Supervisor

  • Title Studio Supervisor
  • Department BFA Film
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Feb 12, 2019

Description

JOB TITLE: Studio Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: BFA Film

 SCOPE OF POSITION: Production Office Senior Manager

Director of Operations  

 Film Chair

 

WORK SCHEDULE:   Monday-Friday:  8:00-4:00 pm

 Occasional Saturday for Department events

 

This position oversees and manages the five film department studios to ensure studios are properly maintained, safe, fully functioning and operating efficiently.  In addition, this individual will work with students, faculty and staff to insure that facilities are used correctly and schedule each studio.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and implement studio policies and procedures
  • Manage the Film studios on a daily basis assuring they are clean, functional and safe
  • Responsible for AV studio carts including hardware & software installation
  • Train students and staff on proper use of the Fisher Dolly
  • Train students and staff on proper use of dimming board
  • Research and propose studio equipment and monitor studio budget code
  • Serves as liaison with vendors and manufacturers.
  • Oversees budget of studio purchases and budget codes
  • Coordinate reservations and scheduling for the facilities
  • Create, maintain, and coordinate Film dept. Day and Cont. Ed. Class schedules (includes scheduling rooms and solving potential scheduling conflicts)
  • Maintains data base of studio inventory
  • Inspects & secures facilities after use
  • Communicates overnight studio requests and any problems to Production Office Manager and Evening Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two year’s supervisory experience or responsibility for facilities management.
  • Filmmaking experience
  • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro preferred.
  • Proficiency in relevant Mac OS programs
  • General knowledge of Grip & Electric
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • General Carpentry skills a plus

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator

Description

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 and applicant data 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/graduate applications and materials into the College’s Salesforce CRM and Colleague database.
  • Scan and file applicant materials and prepare documents for admission and scholarship review
  • Work with admissions counselors to track and complete applications for designated segment of applicant pool
  • Respond to applicant inquiries by phone and e-mail
  • Develop and maintain prospective student records
  • 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, Info Nights, 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, Master's preferred.
  • 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

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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