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Administrative Assistant (Facilities)

Description

Date: January 2019

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Executive Director of Facilities

Salary: $40,000

Position Overview: Provides administrative support for the Executive Director of Facilities and department.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides secretarial support that includes:

     - Telephone coverage- screening all incoming calls and handling inquiries.

     - Open, sort and distribute mail; flags material for immediate attention

     - Photocopies, scanning, and keep current various files, listings, and records.

     - Maintains and orders all supplies for department

  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, travel, conferences and department activities for the Executive Director of Facilities.
  • Create purchase orders, including receiving and processing incoming bills.
  • Process weekly payroll: verify timesheets for 30+ employees, provide reports to management as needed.
  • Assists Executive Director and department with additional projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • College Degree required.
  • Prior administrative experience; in Higher Education preferred.
  • Proficiency with Gmail, Google Calendar, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong writing skills.  Must have the ability to respond to inquiries in writing and draft correspondence and other formal documents with polish and poise as well as using proper grammar.
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and customer service skills.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Proactive and professional; strong interpersonal and communication skills with a pleasant, personable demeanor.
  • Must work well under pressure in a busy environment.

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.

 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 Director of Career Development

Description

 

POSITION TITLE:  Assistant Director of Career Development

DEPARTMENT:  Career Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Career Development

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Advise and educate students and alumni in their development as creative professionals through one-on-one counseling and development of educational and informational programming. Mentor students enrolled in the College’s Internship for Credit Program and liaise with their on-site supervisors to ensure optimal learning experiences for interns.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Counsel students and alumni in all aspects of career development, including: internship and employment research; cover letter, resume, reel and portfolio preparation; interview preparation and interviewing skills; employment etiquette, business practices, and self-promotion
  • Provide expertise in counseling and programming specifically to students interested in starting a studio practice, pursuing a fine art, illustration, cartooning, or photography career
  • Mentor students who are enrolled in the Internship for Credit program, helping them identify internship opportunities and work towards their individual learning goals
  • Supervise online internship course for students weekly via Canvas online learning software
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the Internship for Credit program, including the development and maintenance of student, employer and staff documents and procedures; timely submission of forms, data and grades to the registrar for enrollment and class completion; and outreach to students and employers to encourage participation in Internship for Credit program.
  • Utilize Symplicity career services management system to register students for Internship for Credit program and monitor student progress
  • Provide counseling support for students and alumni seeking grants, residencies, and Fulbright awards
  • Initiate, develop, coordinate and promote educational and recruitment programs, including career development workshops, guest speaker and panel events, on-campus portfolio reviews and recruitment visits, large-scale information sessions, and a College-wide career fair
  • Support the director in reporting on employment data and assessment of department services
  • Identify and cultivate prospective employers per assigned majors
  • Maintain productive working relationships with colleagues including but not limited to the International Student Office, Academic Advisors, department chairs and support staff, Registrar, Alumni Affairs & Development, Communication, SVA Library, and more

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual arts or career counseling, master’s preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in college-level career counseling and/or visual arts profession
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to career aspirations of visual artists
  • Strong understanding of fine arts, cartooning, illustration, and photography disciplines, career paths, and resources for studio artists
  • Demonstrated track record of industry outreach across creative industries and connecting students and alumni with jobs and internships.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication/presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to initiate and complete projects, attending to all details
  • Computer literacy: Google Drive, Microsoft Office required; social media marketing; HTML email marketing; content management systems, career services management systems (Symplicity, College Central)

 

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.

 

 

 
 

Buyer

  • Title Buyer
  • Department Resource Management
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Dec 07, 2018

Description

JOB TITLE:  Buyer

DEPARTMENT:  Resource Management

REPORTS TO:  Manager and Director of Resource Management

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Buyer shares general procurement responsibility with purchasing colleagues as well as the college’s Campus Store.  Department procures goods, services and equipment for SVA’s academic and administrative departments.  Emphasis is on timely delivery, service levels, cost controls and efficiency.  In addition to the daily interaction with requesting departments, the buyer also interacts with Office Services, Accounts Payable and Accounting staff members to insure systematic fiscal responsibility at SVA.  The position requires a sensitive, pro-active and professional approach to all responsibilities as outlined below.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

PROCUREMENT:

  • Procure a wide range of goods and services, including but not limited to: leased office equipment, transportation services for student and other SVA activities, art related equipment, repairs and professional support, art supplies, furniture and furnishings, moving and storage services. 
  • Develop specifications for RFP’s and manage the competitive process.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships to ensure viable sources of goods, services and supplies. 
  • Review purchase requisitions for accuracy, including confirmation of General Ledger Account codes and availability of budgeted funds.
  • Communicate with departments to understand good/services needs and offer fiscally responsible solutions.
  • Transmit and confirm receipt of Purchase Orders and other related Purchasing documents to vendors and internal departments
  • Scan and index documents including PO/BPOs, contracts, insurance certificates into document management system.
  • Generate/Maintain Purchase Orders in the Colleague system; review all Purchase Orders for the supervisory signature ensuring accuracy of accounting codes.
    • Assist the Director and Associate Director as needed and performs other office duties as assigned by
  • Partner with management to develop procurement strategies and enforce purchasing policies.

RECEIPT OF GOODS/SERVICES & PAYMENT MANAGEMENT

  • Coordinate delivery arrangements and acceptance of received goods with Office Services and end users.
  • Monitor orders placed and purchase order status, ensuring the timely receipt of goods and services and informing appropriate staff of back order status.
  • Work with Accounts Payable and Accounting staff to resolve purchase orders, invoice payments and reclassification of expenses.

REPORTING

  • Responsible for a variety of procurement reports and metrics.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 1-2 years purchasing or logistics experience, preferably in an academic or creative environment.
  • College degree in business or a related field preferred.
  • ·        Willingness and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills, expertise with Excel and database systems.
  • Familiarity with computerized order entry and inventory systems.
  • Experience with Datatel Colleague/Ellucian ERP a plus.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Well developed customer service skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with insurance certificates and certificate tracking processes a plus.
  • Experience reviewing contracts, agreements, and leases a plus.
  • Must be comfortable managing and functioning in a mostly transactional environment.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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.

 
 

Communications & Project Coordinator

Description

Job Title: COMMUNICATIONS AND PROJECT COORDINATOR

Department: MFA Interaction Design

Reports to: Chair, MFA Interaction Design

Status: Part time, two days per week

 

The Communications and Projects Coordinator is a part-time role dedicated to the leadership, planning, design, and development of departmental partnerships and projects. The Communications and Projects Coordinator acts as the voice of the department in the digital space through creative work with the community.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading and coordinating communications, including the department’s presence on social media, the department’s editorial voice on the department blog, recruiting materials, and press communication
  • Working on special projects as needed, such as student gallery shows and exhibitions of work in the department
  • Managing department publications in digital and in print
  • Managing student workers on media-related student projects in conjunction with Director to Operations
  • Working with students to post student projects to department website in a timely fashion after courses end
  • Managing department and public workshops, including coordinating relationships, liaising funding with Director to Operations, managing setup and attendance, and coordinating student involvement
  • Assistant in planning and managing the communications and operations for events, assisting the Chair and staff in major events
  • Cultivating possibilities for scholarships, and communicating opportunities to Chair
  • Managing the communications and special project budget needs with the Chair and Director of Operations
  • Advising and cultivating student interest in all of the above      

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Experience with fundraising and/or sponsorship efforts
  • Have helped launch multiple digital projects
  • Experience nurturing and building relationships over time
  • Ability to work independently or collaborate across teams
  • Have experience publishing via one or more CMS platforms

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors or Masters in Arts Administration, Design Management, or commensurate experience
  • Active social media presence or commensurate curiosity and/or experience with it
  • Stellar writing and editorial capabilities
  • Fastidious about detail and opinionated about it

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.

 
 

Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Description

Job Title: Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Department: Facilities

Reports to: Executive Director of Facilities

Work Schedule:  Scheduled office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, and as required to

meet deadlines. On call 24/7 via cell phone as needed.

 

Position Overview: Responsible for providing leadership and direction in the planning, development, budgetary, implementation and evaluation of the College-wide Environmental Health and Safety management system, all hazards emergency management programs, business continuity and risk minimization programs to ensure a safe working environment, secure facilities, resulting in a safe, secure environment for the college community. This position directly supervises the Code Compliance Project Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide oversight of EH&S issues throughout the campus.
  • Develops and directs short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  • Directly manages the development, implementation and evaluation of the campus-wide Environmental Health and Safety program to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire college community.
  • Directs College-wide training and ensures appropriate steps are taken to ensure campus-wide regulatory compliance.
  • Supervises and performs EHS inspections of labs and offices.
  • Works as liaison with contractors performing renovation and construction activities on campus.
  • Assure compliance with all DEP, DOB, FDNY local, state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Provide and maintain MSDS information for educational and administrative departments.
  • Ensure all NYC DEP and NYS DEC building equipment permits are maintained and up to date.
  • Work with the Facilities team to ensure all heating and cooling equipment is maintained properly and up to code.
  • In charge of inspection, collection, storage and disposal of hazardous and universal waste.
  • Responsible for waste minimization and assurance of proper disposal practices.
  • Supervise fire and evacuation drills with a registered fire drill company.
  • Monitor and maintain campus wide chemical inventories.  Provide and file Tier II and NYC RTK chemical inventories.
  • Monitor inspections and log books for fire prevention and suppression equipment.
  • Monitor and coordinate pest control contractor.
  • Provide on-site emergency incident response.
  • Manage the college wide trash and recycling program and carting contract.
  • Member of the Emergency Management team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Certifications (Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager) are a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 to 7 years of supervisory experience in environmental health and safety preferably in an educational environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must be able to compose clear and concise written communications without error or omission. Must be able to verbally communicate with a wide range of people in a clear and concise manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Subject to standing. Walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Work is routinely performed in office environments, with occasional exposure to both an internal and external environmental including inclement weather and varying temperatures.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals.

 

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.

 
 

Director of Facilities- Operations

Description

Date: January 2019

Job Title: Director of Facilities-Operations 

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Executive Director of Facilities

 

Work Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, on call 24/7 via cell phone as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to periodically work additional hours, special events, evenings, nights and on the weekends as well as respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends.
  • This is a designated emergency leadership position. The Director will be required to respond to campus emergencies, both natural and man-made. This includes oversight of weather closings, storm cleanup, and after-hour/ weekend call-ins.


Position Overview:                       

The Director is responsible for the daily operations, facility planning, space utilization and management of college’s facilities. Has a proven track record of leadership and success managing facilities maintenance services for a campus environment or similar. The Director will insure that the facilities, grounds and equipment are maintained and preventative maintenance measures are implemented. The Director will assist with the development, implementation, monitoring and compliance of departmental policies, budgets, and planning to meet the needs in support of the overall mission of the college. The Director shall have a thorough knowledge of mechanical, construction and facilities maintenance. This position ensures prompt and exceptional facilities maintenance service delivery. Director shall report directly to the Executive Director of Facilities.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The Director must be an individual who possesses and works to maintain the following personal and professional qualities:

  • Communication Skills: The skills necessary to organize and present information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Leadership: The ability to take charge, to direct and to stimulate others to do their best.
  • Planning and Organizing: The ability to plan, establish priorities, set goals and delegate effectively in the areas of Facilities.
  • Decision-Making: The ability to act decisively when appropriate.
  • Control: To identify and resolve problems early and to take corrective action when appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day to day operation of the existing facilities, but not limited to: housekeeping, electrical systems and generators, elevators, fire alarm systems, HVAC, plumbing, roofs and building structures, carpentry, landscaping, painting, recycling programs and snow removal
  • Manage internal personal, vendors and tradesmen as well as make recommendations as to changes needed to maintain the facilities
  • Manage work order system and ensure timely completion of all assignments and preventative maintenance schedules
  • Coordinate routine visual inspection of facilities to identify safety, structural, or mechanical issues. Ensure all electrical, BMS/HVAC, plumbing and mechanical equipment are in good working order
  • Responsible for developing and improving the corrective action preventive maintenance schedules and plan. Confirm preventative maintenance schedules are followed with vendors
  • Ensure minimal downtime of campus assets by proactively identifying and correcting deficiencies in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for managing and adhering to the facilities maintenance budget
  • Coordinate with cleaning service to ensure optimal cleaning is provided on a consistent basis including cleaning methods and requirements, proper use and safe application of these products in conjunction with Director of EH&S. Ensure the college’s appearance is optimal
  • Participate in preparing annual budgets and to ensure adequate funds are allocated to the facilities department for its optimal operation
  • Evaluates and modifies, as appropriate, the use and implementation of technology for day-to-day operations
  • Coordinate fire drills, ensure operations comply with fire department code, and submit reports in accordance with current requirements in conjunction with Director of EH&S and Fire Safety consultant
  • Coordinates and assists in all necessary arrangements for school and special events regarding setups and breakdowns
  • Oversee and manage Residence room turnover by planning an coordinating with vendor(s) as needed
  • Assist Residence Life in student check out/in period at residence locations
  • Participate in safety and emergency planning, testing and implementation as member of the Emergency Management Committee (EMC)
  • Confer with various administrators on policies governing the use of buildings and grounds, alteration and construction within the buildings and overall facility operations
  • Prepare a list of existing capital improvements, related to the facilities department and building needs on an annual basis
  • Along with the Executive Director interview potential vendors, inspect and approve work and payment of invoices for these projects
  • Meet with the Executive Director of Facilities on a regular basis to review the current state of the facilities and to provide solutions for vexing problems affecting the smooth operation of the campus
  • Performs special projects as assigned by the Executive Director of Facilities

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 7-10 years of related facilities/building management experience
  • Must be a responsible individual who possess a high level of professionalism, integrity and strong work ethic. Poised, calm and professional demeanor
  • Strong management skills, with a track record of working towards goals and objectives.
  • Ability to lead, manage and balance competing tasks, priorities and deadlines, in addition to completing all assigned projects on time and within budget while maintaining the college's commitment to exceptional quality
  • Possess skills to prepare and develop budgets, purchase orders, technical planning and supervisory skills for third party vendors
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are required. Communicate effectively through email, cell phone, telephone, voicemail and text messaging and/or other platforms
  • Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Office suite and Google documents, General Building Management Systems and BMS platforms is required.
  • Knowledge of fire systems, building systems including boiler operations, HVAC, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and building mechanicals a plus
  • Knowledge in all state, federal and local regulations, NYC Department of Buildings, FDNY, Department of Health Regulations, asbestos, hazardous materials, radon, lead, noise pollution, indoor air quality, recycling, PCB’s, OSHA, ADA, solid waste, emergency disaster planning, and laws and regulations relating to school facilities.
  • Must be willing to move travel and perform inspections at various campus locations. Able to bend, stoop, twist, climb up and down ladders. Able to lift and carry 50 pounds, including up and down stairs
  • Higher Education experience a plus
  • Bilingual skills 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.

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.

 
 

Help Desk Specialist

Description

JOB TITLE: Help Desk Support (Entry Level)

REPORTS TO: Lead Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW:         

Help Desk Support Specialist of the DIC shall ensure that all printer equipment, printer stations, and software is working properly and is up to date. Requires a professional approach to all responsibilities as outlined below.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Maintain the printers in the studio.

-Run weekly maintenance on the printers.

-Operate printers for students, faculty and departments.

-Maintain individual print stations, such as drivers and settings as well as printers.

-Ensure front desk coverage.

-Makes sure that all necessary maintenance to the lab is performed –including hardware and software.

-Keep track of supplies and other equipment students check.

-Attend systems administrators’ meetings, and staff meetings.

-Take on other duties as delegated by the lead manager and systems administrator.

-Must have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

-Knowledge of software is required; Adobe Master Suite CC, Apple Remote Desktop

-Asssit administrative staff.

-Submit monthly reports to supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

-2 years of related experience is required.

-The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, be professional, organized and detail-oriented. This is a team-oriented position that plays an integral role in facilitating processes and procedures. They will also demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal direction. We seek a self-motivated individual ready to take on the many functions of operations. Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

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.

 

 
 

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 (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.

 
 

Librarian- West Side

Description

 

Date: January 2019

Job Title: Librarian (West Side)

Department: Library            

Reports To: Instruction/Periodicals Librarian

 

Position Overview: Responsible for managing SVA’s branch library, Library West, providing reference and circulation services, and maintaining its fluid operation. Teach in the library instruction program. Act as liaison to assigned departments. Manage Event Programming. Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the day to day operations of Library West.
  • Hire, train, and supervise student workers in daily tasks associated with the operation of Library West.
  • Oversee the circulation services of Library West.
  • Maintain the fluid operation of Library West, including stack and display maintenance.
  • Monitor and make available A/V systems, including the Video Game room, to students and the college at large.
  • Monitor the computers, printers, and scanners, troubleshooting when possible, escalating to the help desk when necessary.
  • Work to promote Library West through outreach efforts.
  • Provide reference via the service desk, chat, e-mail, etc. 
  • Conduct library instruction classes as part of reference team.
  • Create Library information guides.
  • Participate in library liaison program.
  • Team with Instruction/Periodicals Librarian to institute event programming at Library West and throughout campus. 
  • Participate in orientation and other library outreach initiatives.
  • Contributes to library acquisitions as part of the collection development team.
  • Occasional weekend and/or evening hours.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management.

 

Qualifications:

  • M.L.S from ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS). 
  • Experience with standard office suite of software.
  • Highly responsible and punctual.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Independent, self-motivated worker with ability to set priorities, multitask, and exercise consistent good judgment.
  • Some supervisory experience preferred.
  • Previous reference and instruction experience 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.

 

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

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: Hours vary by shift assignment

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.

 
 

Production Assistant

Description

JOB TITLE:                        (Entry-Level) Production Assistant

DEPARTMENT:                   Digital Imaging Center

REPORT TO:                      Head Manager

 

Position Overview:

We are looking for a competent production assistant to support all aspects of print production. The team will count on you for various crucial tasks, from ordering to organizing consumables.

 

If you want to prove yourself and work your way up the ranks in production, this is the place to start. High energy and commitment are essential. If you are a restless individual who can multitask, solve problems and do things proactively, you’ll quickly become invaluable.

 

The goal is to ensure production gets on smoothly and problem-free.

 

Hours: Monday -Thursday (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) 30 hours

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform administrative work (answering phones, paperwork etc.)
  • Order paper and inks through Web advisor.
  • Schedule workshop for students and faculty.
  • Undertake errands as assigned.
  • Act as a runner distributing prints or items within departments.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work long hours in various conditions.
  • Ability to lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50-80 lbs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to achieve defined goals on time.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Computer Savvy
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • High school diploma; Relevant training (e.g. production courses) will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software applications, especially Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint software.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proven customer service skills and understanding of high-end customer service requirements
  • Ability to quickly learn and adopt new processes
  • Experience working in a fast-pace environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and willingness to be creative.

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 Assistant (Weekend)

Description

JOB TITLE: (Entry-Level) Weekend Production Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Digital Imaging Center

REPORT TO: Head Manager

Position Overview:

We are looking for a weekend production assistant to support all aspects of print production. The team will count on them for various crucial tasks, from ordering consumables to administrative work.

If you want to prove yourself and work your way up the ranks in production, this is the place to start. High energy and commitment are essential. If you are a restless individual who can multitask, solve problems and do things proactively, you’ll quickly become invaluable.

The goal is to ensure production gets on smoothly and problem-free.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform administrative work (answering phones, paperwork etc.)
  • Order paper and inks through web advisor.
  • Schedule workshops for students and faculty.
  • Undertake errands as assigned.
  • Act as a runner distributing prints or items within departments.
  • Assist the studio managers.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work long hours in various conditions.
  • Ability to lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50-80 lbs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to achieve defined goals on time.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Computer Savvy
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • High school diploma; Relevant training (e.g. production courses) will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software applications, especially Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint software.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proven customer service skills and understanding of high-end customer service requirements
  • Ability to quickly learn and adopt new processes
  • Experience working in a fast-pace environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and willingness to be creative.

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 Day Technician

Description

Job Title: Production Office Day Technician

Department: Film, Video and Animation

Reports to: Production Office Manager (Directly) and Director of Operations

Position Overview: This position supports the daily operations of the production office by ensuring all equipment is in working order and properly inventoried including preparing and checking returns of all student and class equipment orders. This position requires lifting of equipment.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Occasional Saturday and shift change when requested.

                                                           

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparing equipment packages for third and fourth year student productions and class production needs including: pre-testing camera, sound, lighting and grip equipment Assuring equipment is scanned into database and contracted
  • Check student and class equipment returns
  • Ensures office is ready for the start of the day and all AM class orders are prepped
  • Assists in training student workers and new full-time staff members
  • Assisting in special events, i.e. Open House, Accepted Students Day 
  • Occasionally assist in maintaining film studios and audio post lab
  • Handling inventory controls including: bar-coding, verification of equipment returns, noting any missing or damaged equipment, assuring serial numbers and proper amounts, and writing contracts
  • Supports the production office manager in trouble shooting student and class problems. Assists in the daily operations of the production office. Contributes ideas for the following year equipment budget
  • Keep updated on all new technologies as it pertains to the Production Office
  • Periodically assisting at the Production Office front window including handing out equipment, keys and assisting students and instructors

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Awareness of film procedure, terminology and production
  • Strong knowledge of professional film, digital, sound, lighting and grip equipment
  • Knowledge of Mac/PC. FileMaker, Pro, Microsoft Word and Excel software
  • 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 Feb 01, 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.

 
 

Property Manager

  • Title Property Manager
  • Department Facilities
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 21, 2018

Description

Job Title: Property Manager 

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Executive Director of Facilities / Director of Facilities

Position Overview: Responsible for operation and maintenance of a multi tenant student dormitory.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day to day operations of building, grounds and surrounding properties.
  • Ensure proper operation of all building infrastructures, mechanical, fire safety, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
  • Ensure and implement all preventative maintenance programs as required for building mechanical and related equipment.
  • Conduct regular, periodic inspections of building grounds and for physical appearance, compliance, and state of repair.
  • Maintain and monitor proper compliance for all local and municipal code compliance requirements, not limited to NYC, NYS and OSHA.
  • Respond to building and college emergencies, including after hour emergencies.
  • Track severe weather conditions for emergencies and building coverage.
  • Prepare weekly written reports to the Director of Facilities concerning operation/activity within facility.
  • Ensure cleanliness of building is maintained and held up to standards.
  • Maintain and assign work orders using SVA’s maintenance work order system.
  • Visually inspect building, mechanical systems for proper operations (boilers, HVAC, elevators, fire alarm panels, sprinklers systems, generators). Report any deficiencies to Director of Facilities.
  • Perform repairs of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems as needed.
  • Ensure all requests and work orders are processed in a timely fashion.
  • Create and maintain a fully inventory of mechanical equipment, supplies and tools.
  • Participate in weekly department meetings and college related events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in building operations and maintenance.
  • Must have NYCFD Fire Safety Director certificate of fitness.
  • Must obtain and maintain NYCFD Sprinkler / Standpipe certificate of fitness as required.
  • Must obtain and maintain NYCFD certificate of fitness as required.
  • Excellent communication skills must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to perform light repairs.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Computer efficient.
  • Ability to respond to building and college emergencies 24/7.
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • 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 and building equipment.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

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.

 
 

Shift Commander

  • Title Shift Commander
  • Department Security Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 11, 2019

Description

JOB TITLE:                 Shift Commander

DEPARTMENT:           Security

REPORTS TO:            Security Supervisor on Duty

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Shift Commander is responsible for the overall operations of a designated shift.  He/she is the liaison or spokesperson for security during and for each shift they work.  It is the responsibility of the Shift Commander to patrol, delegate and coordinate all safety and security activities for the SVA facility.  Generally, there are two officers and one shift commander every shift.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with Supervisor to ensure the safety and security of a specific location.  Report any and all problems promptly and follow-up to insure tasks have been completed.
  • Oversee the officers on duty during the shift; delegate assignments and activities, report all such actions and activities to the supervisors.
  • Serve as contact for all inquiries or unusual requests from/regarding students, third parties, the building and/or city officials.
  • Serve as shift contact with Resident Assistants, Campus Life staff and other members of the SVA community.
  • Ensure adherence to fire and safety regulations, and package and delivery procedures.
  • Assist with gathering and communicating data for developing and implementing policies/procedures, which ensure the effective use of personnel and equipment.
  • Review, identify and reinforce security issues and needs; coordinate officer awareness of events, procedures and equipment handling.
  • Evaluate the direction and effectiveness of shift operations and patrol needs to make necessary personnel and equipment available.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of security reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or director of security.
  • Fill in for officers as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three years of related experience; supervisory experience preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent education required
  • Knowledge of security and procedures
  • Customer service oriented interpersonal skills
 
 

Special Projects Coordinator

  • Title Special Projects Coordinator
  • Department BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Aug 01, 2018

Description

Date Available: July 2018

Job Title: Special Projects Coordinator

Department: BFA Computer Art

Reports to: Director of Operations

Position Overview: Coordinate departmental projects and special programs within the BFA Computer Art department. Act as a liaison between the BFA Computer Art department and the professional community and film festivals within the US and abroad.

Work Schedule: Part-time

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate approved special programs following SVA institutional guidelines
  • Organize departmental study abroad relations and workshops, exhibits, tours, and public lectures (US and abroad)
  • Develop and manage the department's submissions and involvement in film festivals and other industry events such as Siggraph, VES Awards and the Cannes film festival
  • Conduct outreach efforts to promote departmental functions and programs
  • Develop relationships with film festivals and other organizations to expand the department's network of partners
  • Provide External Relations with pertinent departmental exhibits, events, lectures and other relevant news for potential exposure and recognition opportunities
  • Support Department Chair with research and planning for departmental projects, film festival submissions, study abroad opportunities as well as promoting students work to wider audiences.
  • Assist Chair with responsibilities related to departmental promotions including: outreach to alumni, industry contacts and  publications
  • Attend departmental events on an on-going basis

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Animation, Film, Communications or related fields preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills required
  • Strong initiative and work ethic
  • Must have the ability to think creatively and work independently
  • Knowledge of film festivals and film promotions
  • Experience with event planning

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.

 
 

Systems Administrator

  • Title Systems Administrator
  • Department BFA Photography and Video
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Dec 12, 2018

Description

JOB TITLE:                            Full Time, Systems Administrator

DEPARTMENT:                    BFA Photography

STATUS:                                 Exempt

REPORTS TO:                       Digital Lab Manager, Director of Operations, and Chair of the Department

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:     Works independently to maintain functionality of all hardware, software, and color managed systems between client systems, digital camera systems, video and audio systems, scanners, and printers. Responsible for daily operations, implementation, maintenance and continuous operation of all technology related issues for the 500+ students, faculty and administration while maintaining positive and professional relationships.

WORK SCHEDULE:            M-F, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

                                                  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

                                                     

Technical Support & Maintenance

  • Serve as third level of tech support under Sr. Systems Admin (4th level of support)
  • Installation, maintenance and advanced trouble shooting of all software and hardware; computers, printers, scanners, audio, virtual reality, and any specialty equipment
  • Provide desktop computer hardware and software support for students, faculty, administrative staff, and the Department Chair
  • Ensure compatibility of all software and hardware
  • Provide audio visual support and advancement troubleshooting
  • Provide video curriculum support and consultation and communicate with video faculty about needs and workflows
  • Oversee color management system
  • Manage off site equipment repairs
  • Curate and coordinate video screenings, exhibitions, film festivals, salons, and provide technical and logistical support for student projects incorporating video
  • Supply equipment recommendations including software, hardware: computers, printers, scanners, video, audio equipment, and any specialty equipment
  • Create and oversee video content production, including, social media content, promotional videos, and event documentation
  • Coordinate with Senior Systems Administrator to determine useful metrics to analyze and evaluate lab and equipment usage.
  • Assist in deploying and testing student and administration computing systems
  • Provide weekly project update reports and clear communications and collaboration with management and co-workers
  • Maintain department website
  • Staff, train and oversee Lab Assistance
  • Create and enforce policies and procedures for equipment and computer lab usage

Training Support:

  • Provide training support to students, faculty, and staff on equipment, software, and hardware
  • Provide supplemental training in video production, post production, audio, and camera usage
  • Provide supplemental training in imaging hardware and software, color management, scanning, printing, alternative surface printing, virtual reality, 3D printing, and any specialty equipment
  • Provide how to documentation on software and hardware, and best practices how-to guides
  • Train lab assistants in hardware/software installation, effective communication methods, general troubleshooting, promoting a more effective and efficient working environment

 

Departmental Support:

  • Streamline and determine digital submission requirements for various student projects and opportunities
  • Develop and design departmental online and multi-media projects including: student / departmental slide presentations
  • Research technological trends in digital imaging, video and audio and assert recommendations for classes, labs and administration
  • Vendor liaison for equipment demo and research
  • Assist with maintaining digital archive and database of all matriculated student and alumni artwork using Extensis portfolio digital asset management system
  • Provide basic assistance to Senior Systems Administrator as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional training
  • Strong knowledge of Apple MacOSX and
  • Knowledge of MacOSX Server
  • 2-3 years experience required
  • Apple Desktop Support Certification preferred
  • Educational environment experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Apple Remote Desktop
  • Expert knowledge of standards-based web design methodologies and technologies
  • Expert Ability to troubleshooting software and hardware skills a must
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, Adobe products, Apple iWork, and Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of Extensis Portfolio
  • Expert knowledge of Color Profiling systems; especially X-Rite i1, ColorMunki and Monaco Pulse systems
  • Knowledge of Printer RIPS specifically ColorBurst and Imageprint
  • Experience with traditional and digital photography
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere
  • Knowledge of DSLR related equipment, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and alternative imaging processes such as laser engraving and 3D printing
  • Expert knowledge of video production, post production, and audio skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with students and faculty to resolve problems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Flexible with one’s work schedule (Schedule is subject to change)
  • Knowledge of current and forthcoming trends in 4K and 8K video workflow

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.

 

 
 

Systems Administrator

  • Title Systems Administrator
  • Department MFA Design for Social Innovation
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 10, 2019

Description

Job Title:  Systems Administrator

Department:  MFA Design for Social Innovation

Reports to:  Department Chair

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm                                                        


Position Overview:

Mid-level systems administrator will manage all technical and operational aspects of the MFA Design for Social Innovation department.

 

This person's primary responsibility will be to manage and support existing hardware and services. For hardware this includes server, desktop, tablets, printers, A/V equipment, including direct user support for staff, faculty, and students. For services this includes all departmental software, departmental and auxiliary websites, and other online services such as Dropbox, GotoWebinar and Lastpass. Secondary responsibilities include assisting department in creating and publishing content and promotional materials, acting as a technical lead on intermittent internal projects, and working directly with other SVA departments on larger projects and upgrades.

 

She or he directly communicates with our user population, i.e. faculty, staff, students and alumni when appropriate.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish / enforce current technology policies and protocols for the daily operation of the MFA Design for Social Innovation studio and classrooms.
  • Maintain and configure the Mac servers and desktops which host student logins, network access, and archives.
  • Support Extron-based A/V systems.
  • Manage, coordinate and monitor the MFA Design for Social Innovation departmental website, including working with the designer for updates and changes to content and supervising all media uploaded to the site.
  • Generate and summarize Google Analytics reports for the MFA Design for Social Innovation website and other related domains and online spaces. Help identify best practices for recruiting and other insights from analytics reports.   
  • Perform hardware/software installation and support students and faculty with problems or questions.
  • Research and recommend equipment purchases and strategies for the budget. Submit purchase requisitions for hardware/software, and track leased equipment. Purchase and track all tech equipment needed for the department.
  • Manage technology equipment and check out system.
  • Stay current with new software and hardware developments, and trends in digital art and design by attending conferences and exhibitions.
  • Work with the SVA’s Administrative and Network Services, Security, Physical Plant and Purchasing departments to maintain and ensure the offices, studio and classrooms are operating properly.
  • Manage and troubleshoot card key access to the DSI space for staff, faculty and students.
  • Provide technical support in the coordination and operation of all MFA Design for Social Innovation events i.e., Information Sessions, Open Houses, Special Lectures, Exhibitions, etc.
  • Propose and develop means of digital outreach through existing and future platforms. Create additional assets to the website; assist with student blog, exhibitions, digital presentations, tours for visitors, special events, and orientations.
  • Administer and maintain the environment and systems for distance learning, virtual conferencing, and lecture capture. Provide guidance for improving digital archiving and accessibility of materials.
  • Assist with departmental projects such as website, document archiving of manuals, updates, books and warranties.  Maintain repair records, inventories of hardware/software.  Back up databases.
  • Maintain organized, clean and professional working/teaching environment.
  • Serve as a liaison with faculty regarding classroom technology needs and procedures.
  • Offer workshops and training to graduate students on a variety of software and hardware topics, promoting a more effective use of studio equipment and efficient working environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum 3 years of experience.
  • Expert knowledge of Mac OSX / macOS Desktop. Familiarity with Mac Server 10.10 or higher (or related services), Mac Desktop 10.12 or higher.
  • With the changes coming to Mac Server in 2019, must be comfortable migrating services. Including DNS, DHCP, and File Server.
  • Preferred working knowledge of all Adobe Creative Cloud software, i.e., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects; editing software such as Apple Final Cut Pro/X; Microsoft Office, HTML/WordPress and other web scripting languages.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot software and hardware a must.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic A/V issues with projectors and video sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Diplomacy and professionalism when working with students, staff and faculty via e-mail, over the phone, and in person.
  • Design or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing developments in the design art field.
  • Sophisticated communication, organization, time management, and solution-oriented skills.
  • Ability to work independently, detail oriented and understands basic design principles.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 
 

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.

 
 

Visitor Services Administrative Assistant

Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Department: Admissions

Reports to:  Associate Director of Admissions, Visitor Services

Salary: $34,580 (Non-Exempt)

Position Overview:  Provide general office support and serve as the primary contact for prospective student and general public inquiries.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Answer all incoming calls from the general public to the Admissions.
  • Monitor, respond and forward email inquiries and retrieve voice mail messages daily.
  • Greet and assist all visitors and provide general information on new student application policies and procedures with regard to Admissions and Special Programs.
  • Distribute personalized SVA materials to the public as requested.
  • Monitor and maintain office supply of catalogs and recruitment materials. Conduct weekly material inventory.
  • Receive and input visitor information into Salesforce database.
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail to appropriate staff.
  • Participate in undergraduate recruitment events as needed.
  • Assist in the planning of on-campus recruitment events including campus tours, Open House, Portfolio Day and Accepted Students Day.
  • Train student workers on desk coverage.

 

Qualifications:

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

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.

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