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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- 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Administrative Assistant- MA Curatorial Practice (Part Time)

Description

JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant

DEPARTMENT:  MA Curatorial Practice

REPORTS TO: Chair and Director of Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for assisting with all aspects of the daily operation of the Department, working with the Department Chair, maintaining student and department records, working with the Department on the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions, supporting the Director of Operations on all administrative aspects of registration, maintaining the Department website, and assisting with other department projects. This requires a proactive professional approach to all the activities outlined below.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide general administrative support for Chair and Director of Operations.
  • Answer telephones, take and distribute messages, distribute mail, schedule appointments and meetings.
    • Maintain department, faculty and student files for Chair and Director of Operations as needed.
  • Work with Director of Operations on all communications with faculty, students, staff, other SVA departments, outside partners and vendors, and Department mailing list.
  • Work with Director of Operations to maintain Department website and social media presence, as well as printed promotional materials.
  • Work with Chair and Director of Operations on production and distribution of promotional materials in print and online.
  • Work with Director of Operations on online archive of Department exhibitions and activities, including talks, panels, conferences, and performances, including light editing of videos.
  • Assist with the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions in the Department’s gallery space and for yearly final exhibitions.
  • Meet and assist students and visitors.
  • Set up and clean up for events as needed.
  • Assist with maintenance of library and equipment sign out/return.
  • Assist with proper functioning of office equipment in the Department.
  • Assist with any other Department administrative tasks as needed.
  • Must be a can-do, positive presence in the Department, willing to pitch in.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BFA or BA required.
  • Mac skills required: MS Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop.
  • Strong organizational and people skills, as well as a professional phone manner
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors and prospective students.
  • Excellent writing, email and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain focus, be detail oriented and handle multiple tasks simultaneously,
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Experience in a higher education environment 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.

 

 
 

Administrative Assistant- SVA GroundFloor Incubator

Description

Date:    August 2019              

Job Title:  Administrative Assistant

Department:  SVA GroundFloor Incubator

Reports To:     Director          

Position Overview: Support the department in its daily operations and future growth

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support for department head
  • Answer telephones, take and distribute messages, distribute mail, schedule appointments and meetings
  • Maintain department, faculty and student files
  • Assist with all communications with faculty, students, staff, other SVA departments, outside partners and vendors, and department mailing list
  • Help maintain Department website, promotional materials and social media presence
  • Help research and build external network of strategic partners and potential donors
  • Greet and assist students and visitors
  • Set up and clean up for events as needed, usually in the evening
  • Assist with maintenance of equipment and library book sign out/return
  • Assist with proper functioning of office equipment in the department
  • Assist with any other administrative tasks as needed

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with Mac, MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Squarespace
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, i.e. faculty, students, visitors and prospective students.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Interest and experience in business start-up culture preferred
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Experience in a higher education environment preferred
  • Strong Japanese language skill is a plus but not 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

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Business Manager

  • Title Business Manager
  • Department SVA Theatre
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 28, 2019

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:  June 2019

JOB TITLE: Business Manager

DEPARTMENT: SVA Theatre

REPORTS TO:  Director, SVA Theatre

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

 The Business Manager is responsible for the general oversight of administrative and marketing/communications duties at SVA Theatre. They report and provide support to SVA Theatre’s director and interface with all key theatre staff, as well as College staff from both academic and administrative departments. (SVA Theatre is a department within the School of Visual Arts.)

 The Business Manager is often the first and final point of contact for event hosts, guiding them through the steps of booking, submitting event information, completing contracts/paperwork, remitting fees, providing event feedback, etc.  They help maintain relationships with event hosts, as many events are hosted by organizations and SVA departments that book regularly.  The vast majority of the Business Manager’s work is completed via e-mail and phone.  It’s essential that their communications are timely, precise, professional, and congenial. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications

  • Respond to booking inquiries expeditiously via email/phone, with ample information and specificity, and a high level of customer service/hospitality.
  • Guide in-person venue tours for prospective event hosts when necessary, helping them understand the venue and encouraging their use of the space.
  • Ensure that event communications/documents are organized and easily accessible.
  • Train colleagues to effectively communicate event needs, thereby improving the overall customer experience.

 

Finance

  • Generate and oversee event contracts and related paperwork.
  • Process and oversee all invoicing and payments/refunds.
  • Regularly generate detailed financial reports.  

 

Operations

  • Manage all event-related scheduling, ensuring that calendars are up-to-date and any potential conflicts are avoided.
  • Leverage available technology/tools to help develop clear and efficient internal procedures and processes to manage and improve the customer experience.  
  • Manage the operation of SVA Theatre in the absence of the director and/or operations manager.

 

Marketing

  • Assist the director with marketing SVA Theatre and its events, and improving the theatre’s web presence via its social media platforms, e-newsletter, and website.
  • Act as a clear and engaging voice for SVA Theatre and, with the theatre’s director, establish and/or build upon existing initiatives and relationships with SVA departments, external organizations, and the theatre’s audience/community.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Lead weekly staff meetings and record detailed notes.
  • Maintain fire guard and place-of-assembly licenses and have an understanding of the theatre’s emergency policies and procedures.  (Applicants are not required to have these licenses; SVA will cover costs related to obtaining them.)

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Previous hospitality, customer service, sales, and/or account management experience preferred.
  • Strong management, organizational, written/verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to multitask/prioritize.
  • Personable, friendly, and helpful – a team player with a positive attitude.
  • In-depth, working knowledge of Apple operating systems, Google apps (Google Calendar, Docs), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram). 
  • Experience with website content management (WordPress), e-newsletter services (MailChimp), and custom financial software is a plus.
  • An interest in the arts is essential.  Ocassionally attend SVA Theatre and College events.

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.

 
 

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 and maintenance of desktops and servers in a VFX/CGI teaching environment. This position is expected to have a strong outward-facing role, serving as a support specialist to the students and the broader BFA Computer Art community.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with other Systems Administrators on the maintenance, installation and continuous operation of all software and hardware on both PC and Mac platforms
  • Serve as tech lead on server maintenance and disaster recovery strategy
  • Provide one-on-one support to students, faculty, and staff as needed
  • 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.
  • Maintain systems documentation on ticketing system and department wiki
  • Attend weekly administration/systems staff meetings

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Microsoft Windows, Mac OS for desktop and server
  • Strong social and communication skills. Attention to detail
  • Bash, Python and/or Powershell scripting, Adobe, Autodesk, and Foundry experience preferred
  • Understanding of CG, VFX and render pipelines or experience in a similar role in an animation, film, post-production studio or experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience with high-performance storage and render systems 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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 

 
 

Head Teacher – Art for Kids

Description

JOB TITLE:  Head Teacher – Art for Kids

DEPARTMENT:  MAT Art Education

Pay Rate: $45.00 (Hourly)

REPORTS TO: Department Chair, MAT Art Education       

 POSITION OVERVIEW:  Art for Kids Head Teacher leads 10-session art classes (10 weeks per semester on Saturdays) for children in grades K though 9.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Design and submit age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans for the assigned age group.
  • Foster a safe learning environment that encourages exploration through artmaking.
  • Provide list of materials in advance to the Program Manager.
  • Delegate tasks effectively and efficiently to the Assistant Teacher.
  • Provide students and parents feedback on students’ work.
  • Assist students individually as needed.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

             

  • NYS Art Education teaching certification required.
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • Ability to design and execute strong lesson plans.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience teaching art to children in the K-9 age group.
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities.
  • Good oral communications 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.

 
 

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.

 

 
 

Mac Systems Administrator

  • Title Mac Systems Administrator
  • Department BFA Computer Art, Animation, and Visual Effects
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Aug 01, 2019

Description

JOB TITLE: Mac Systems Administrator

DEPARTMENT: BFA Computer Art, Animation, and Visual Effects

REPORTS TO: Sr. Systems Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Assist students, faculty and staff in the use of computers with a specialization in Apple computers and software. This includes the following responsibilities:

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage 7 Mac computer labs (150 workstations)
  • Provide first-tier support for students, faculty and staff on macOS and iOS and Windows
  • Provide macOS support for specialty studio spaces (Green Screen Studio, Color

Grading Suite, Sound Mixing Room, Conference Room)

  • Manage macOS software deployments via jamf Pro
  • Research software and hardware in order to make informed purchase and
  • production decisions
  • Maintain Mac-related hardware and software inventory
  • Facilitate Apple hardware repairs
  • Lead Mac workshops for student employees and staff
  • May supervise student employees

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extensive knowledge of macOS and Apple hardware
  • Working knowledge of Jamf Pro
  • Experience with large-scale hardware and software deployments
  • Understanding of working in a cross-platform (Windows and macOS) environment
  • Experience in a similar role in an animation, film, post-production studio or higher education environment preferred
  • Understanding of CG, VFX and render pipelines preferred
  • Working level experience of color grading and finishing workflows preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Blackmagic and Canon camera equipment 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.

 

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Payroll Supervisor (Faculty)

Description

Date Available:                     July 2019

Job Title:                              Payroll Supervisor (Faculty)

 

Department:                         Human Resources

 

Reports To:                           Payroll Manager

 

Position Overview:  Responsible for processing semi-monthly Faculty payroll, generating and distributing approximately 2,200 contracts for all undergraduate, graduate and continuing education Faculty, ensuring accuracy and adhering to deadlines.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Process semi-monthly Faculty payroll for over 1000+ employees using our in-house payroll system, Colleague by Ellucian.
  • Responsible for the full-cycle Faculty contracts process (creation, review, distribution, update, and maintenance).
  • Monitor Faculty email box.
  • Create and maintain Faculty contract database to ensure all exceptions are captured and documented.
  • Set-up new hire profiles in the payroll system for Faculty pay group.
  • Ensure all required faculty new hire documents have been received and filed in compliance with company policy and DOL regulations. 
  • Update and maintain Faculty sick leave balances using a dedicated tracking system.
  • Provide support in processing Faculty absence reports and calculate substitute payments and deductions based on the report.
  • Responsible for the full cycle preparation, processing, and reconciliation of Web Requisitions using E-forms and Colleague systems.
  • Work with the Associate Director/Payroll Manager to maintain necessary payroll reporting requirements.
  • ·        Responsible for creating and adhering to a contract timeline established by management, to include the following: distribution dates, President’s review, and payroll processing.
  • Support Payroll Manager in maintaining clear and constant communications with academic department assistants, contacts in the office of the registrar and continuing education.
  • Deliver training to academic departments on faculty contracts process.
  • In charge of editing the Faculty Quick Guide on an annual basis to reflect current benefits, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare and or assist with the processing of employee/computer loans.
  • Support payroll team with processing, taxes, direct deposits, W-2 preparation and printing if required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; prior experience processing faculty contracts preferred. Experience in higher education a plus.
  • 3-5 years of in-house experience processing payroll for over 1000+ employees using a computerized automated payroll system.
  • Prior experience with payroll tax set-up for new employees.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. (oral and written)
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel, and hands-on Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle confidential materials
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and willingness to work flexible hours during peak periods with autonomy.

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.

 
 

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 Technician

  • Title Studio Technician
  • Department BFA Photography & Video
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 28, 2019

Description

DATE UPDATED: June 2019

JOB TITLE:  Studio Technician

DEPARTMENT:   BFA Photography & Video

STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Studio Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:      

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

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Open and/or shut down photography facilities as scheduled
  • Assist students and faculty with troubleshooting and/or proper use of photographic equipment, accessories, and studio equipment
  • Check out photography and video equipment to students and faculty using FileMaker database
  • Check-in equipment and ensure items are returned in working order
  • Troubleshoot and perform routine equipment maintenance:
    • All camera formats (film/digital, still/video)
    • Lighting and grip equipment
    • Studio accessories
    • Audio
  • Communicate departmental policies and procedures to students and faculty, regarding equipment sign-out, gallery reservations, studio booking, and general facility use
  • Maintain B&W Darkroom Chemistry, equipment, and silver recovery unit
  • Ensure that the conditions of the studios, darkrooms, and equipment areas are kept neat, clean, orderly, and properly functioning at all times
  • Train new hires with day-to-day departmental policies and procedures
  • Train and supervise student workers
  • Receive, verify, and stock deliveries
  • Align and maintain integrity of enlargers
  • Maintain Alternative Process darkroom: ensure cleanliness and safety, monitor, and replenish chemistry and consumables, and track chemical inventory
  • Maintain department FileMaker database with current and accurate information, adding new equipment as necessary
  • Preparing and installing the departmental exhibitions, as well as maintaining the conditions, lighting, and supplies for gallery spaces
  • Perform daily and seasonal facility maintenance and repair
  • Provide support for Special Programs and Projects as required, including bi-weekly newsletter and social media contributions
  • Troubleshoot emergencies and report any major issues to a manager on duty
  • Work closely with fellow Photography Technicians, using professional communication to maintain smooth, successful daily operation of the BFA Photography Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography or a related field
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills a must
  • Strong initiative and work ethic, ability to think creatively and work independently
  • Advanced knowledge of photography equipment (digital and analog) and related studio equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment
  • Intermediate knowledge of studio lighting
  • 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
  • Experience with video and audio systems, including any related grip and stabilizing equipment
  • Knowledge of printing software and troubleshooting issues with large format printers 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.

 

 
 

Systems Administrator- BFA Photography and Video

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: August 2019

JOB TITLE: Systems Administrator

DEPARTMENT: BFA Photography and Video

REPORTS TO:  Digital Lab Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:   

The Systems Administrator is responsible for assisting with the daily operations, implementation, maintenance, and continuous operation of all technology related issues for the BFA Photography and Video Department. They will assist to maintain the functionality of all hardware and software, between client systems, digital camera systems, video and audio systems, scanners, and printers. Expertise in sound and video is required to support the audio and video facilities, projects, and curriculum. They will be expected to maintain an active, engaged, and helpful presence in the Department.

                  

WORK SCHEDULE:             

Full-Time, 35 hours per week

The primary work schedule will be Sunday - Thursday, 12pm - 8pm. Hours may vary depending on departmental needs.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

●     Serve as the second level of tech support under the Digital Lab Manager and Senior Systems Administrator and as the first point of contact for walk-ins to the Digital Office and Digital Labs

●     Assist with installation, support, and maintenance of all software, hardware, and peripherals of printers, scanners, projectors, audio, and video equipment

●     Provide software and hardware technical support and training for students, faculty, and staff

●     Provide classroom technology management and troubleshooting

●     Coordination with Department staff to analyze and evaluate lab usage and provide audio and video equipment purchase and policy recommendations

●     Provide weekly project update reports and attend weekly meetings.

●     Clearly communicates and collaborates with management and co-workers

●     Maintaining audio and video facilities and color management systems, and research new technologies as needed. 

●     Enforce policies and procedures for computer lab facilities

●     Provide Departmental support with special projects including still photography, audio, video, social media content, student submissions and exhibitions, large-format printing, and event documentation

●     Train work-study students on proper lab usage and procedures

●     Maintain professional, supportive, and proactive relationships with students, faculty, and staff

●     Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

●     Bachelor's’ degree or equivalent professional training

●     Digital photography, digital printing, audio and video experience a must

●     Minimum of 2 years experience preferred

●     Proficient with troubleshooting technical issues with computers, video equipment, audio equipment, printers, and scanners

●     Advanced knowledge of Mac OSX operating system

●     Ability to work under pressure

●     Intermediate knowledge of Adobe products including Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere, After Effects, and Audition.

●     Knowledge of FlexColor, Final Cut, FileMaker Pro.

●     3D modeling and AR/VR knowledge is a plus

●     Excellent communication, time management, organizational, customer service skills, prioritization and multitasking skills are required

●     Knowledge of a second language is a plus (preference for Mandarin)

 

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.

 

 
 

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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