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Administrative Assistant, Part-time

Description

Job Title:  Administrative Assistant

Department:  SVA GroundFloor Incubator

Reports To:     Director         

Position Overview: Support the department in its daily operations.

 

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
  • Greet and assist students and visitors
  • Set up and clean up for events as needed
  • 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, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors and prospective students.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Japanese language skill preferred
  • Interest and experience in business start-up culture preferred
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Experience in a higher education environment 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.

 
 

Admissions Counselor

Description

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, tours and events.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of policies across campus in order to assist applicants through the enrollment and registration process.
  • Address inter-departmental staff and Department Chair inquiries as they arise.
  • 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


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.

 
 

Audio Visual Engineer

  • Title Audio Visual Engineer
  • Department Audio Visual Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 11, 2018

Description

Job Title:  Audio Visual Engineer

Department:  Audio Visual Services

Reports to:  Audio Visual Manager

Position Overview:  Assist with providing daily technical support, maintenance, and up-keep of projection, computer, network, and related systems housed in SVA Smart Classrooms, Screening Rooms, and Facilities. Participate in the planning process of new Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities. Ability to work closely with and fill in for the college’s Senior AV Engineer.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday primarily from 11:00am till 7:00pm and some weekends on occasion. Work schedule is dictated by the needs and schedule of the college as a whole.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:       

 

  • Work closely with the college’s Senior AV Engineer with the general maintenance and up-keep of Extron control panels, switchers, and related equipment used in SVA Smart Classrooms, Screening Rooms, and college Facilities.
  • Fill in for the college’s Senior AV Engineer  when he is not on site
  • The ability to work directly with SVA IT staff to ensure all SVA Classrooms and the equipment housed therein are consistently on and remotely viewable on the SVA Network via Extron Global Viewer Enterprise.
  • The ability to serve as a consultant to SVA Administrators regarding existing and or new Smart Systems
  • The ability to trouble shoot and resolve projection and user based control issues in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities.
  • The ability to program/configure Extron control panels, and Touch-Link control panels for use in SVA Smart Classrooms. Screening Rooms, and Facilities
  • Work with the AV Manager to provide first tier immediate tech support to SVA Faculty, Administrators, Staff, and the end users of SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Creation and implementation of interfaces that is required for the Extron control and Touch-Link panels in use in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Help the AV Manager and IT Director in the design of new SVA Smart Classrooms and Facilities.
  • Flexible schedule including the ability to work weekends and evenings on occasion.
  • Assist the SVA AVS staff in the maintenance of all computer terminals both portable and hard-wired that are used for presentations in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities for classes and events.
  • Assist  with the training of SVA Faculty, Administrators, and user base in the use of Extron equipment, projection gear, computers (Mac and PC), as well as digital and analog audio/video, control., recording, and playback devices.
  • Ability to also fill in for other FT AV Staff when required

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extron Audio Visual Associate Certification preferred
  • Passing Extron Configurable Control System preferred
  • Completion of Extron’s Control Specialist course preferred
  • Completion of Extron’s Control Professional course preferred
  • General knowledge of computer Networking required
  • Knowledge of Extron Global Viewer Enterprise preferred
  • Knowledge of Extron Global Configurator preferred
  • Prior experience working in a professional educational environment preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, floors plans, and technical wiring diagrams
  • Extensive audio visual experience required
  • Very strong computer skills, both in the area of Systems Administration and general office computer usage
  • Knowledge of all software and hardware used in SVA Smart Classrooms, Screening Facilities, and Administrative Offices
  • Knowledge of Audio Visual, Computer, Presentation, and Control Terminology
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve scheduling conflicts in advance
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical user base
  • A proactive approach to all responsibilities and duties
  • Must possess exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain focus and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-motivated, reliable and punctual
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work a flexible and fluctuating work schedule – including weekend and evening hours, as dictated by the needs of the college.
  • Live event experience is preferred but not required

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

 
 

BFA Animation Chair

  • Title BFA Animation Chair
  • Department Animation
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 14, 2018

Description

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is pleased to announce a search for the Chair of the BFA Animation program.  The new chair will have the unique opportunity to serve as the first chair dedicated to the BFA Animation program and to lead the program’s faculty and students into the next chapter of the department’s evolution.

 

SVA invites nominations and applications for the position of a full-time department chair of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in (BFA) Animation 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

The SVA Animation program is the largest on the East Coast, and noted for developing animators with unique styles and strengths. The faculty are experienced and respected artists, animators and illustrators, drawn from the ranks of New York’s animation industry. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of animation techniques and tools including stop-motion, hand drawn, and experimental animation, story and visual development, Adobe Creative Cloud, TVPaint, and Toon Boom. Students are exposed to a wide range of animation styles—from Disney and Klasky Csupo to  Miyazaki—while developing their own aesthetic.

 

Notable SVA animation alumni include Yvette Kaplan (BFA 1976 Animation) Animation Director/Producer, Beavis and Butt-head, Ice Age, King of the Hill, Doug; Alex Kupershmidt (BFA 1982 Animation), Animator, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, Frozen; Chris Prynoski (BFA 1994 Animation) Director/Producer and Founder of Titmouse, Motorcity, Nerdland, Metalocalypse, Mike Roth (BFA 1999 Animation), co-executive producer of Cartoon Network’s Artists Program, and Phil Rynda (BFA 2003 Animation), Director of Kids and Family at Netflix, Tom Sito (BFA 1977 Media) Animator,

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Rebecca Sugar (BFA 2009 Animation) Animator and Creator of Steven Universe,  Dana Terrace (BFA 2013 Animation), Animator,

Gravity Falls, DuckTales.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage a staff of three full-time administrative employees and approximately 45 faculty.
  • Collaborate with Chairs of BFA Computer Art, BFA Film and MFA Computer Arts to coordinate curricula in areas of congruent subject-matter.
  • Recruit, develop, and inspire a cohort of faculty whose pedagogy and research support the highest standards of animation, 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 the assignment of faculty to their 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.
  • Develop the Animation 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.
  • Substantial professional experience in animation or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in animation.
  • A collegial management style and history of collaboration with peers.
  • Prior supervisory experience, preferably in an educational environment.
  • Experience with student recruitment and retention.
  • Proven ability to acquire external funding through grants for partnerships and special programs. 
  • 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 December 15, 2018, as PDF documents, to [email protected] 

 

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 artists, designers, and creative professionals.

 
 

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.

 
 

International Student Advisor

Description

Job Title: International Student Advisor

Department: International Student Office

Reports to: Associate Director

Position Overview: Work independently and as a member of a team under moderate supervision to advise and support international students regarding immigration status and related matters.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise international students on their rights and responsibilities under the law for nonimmigrant status (primarily F-1 and J-1) to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for walk-in advisement, phone calls, e-mail and in-person inquiries.
  • Provide comprehensive advisement and counseling on financial, personal, cultural and academic concerns to assist international students successfully adjust to life at SVA.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO): conduct routine to complex business with U.S. government officials of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program; Citizenship and Immigration Services; Customs and Border Protection and others.
  • Serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO): issue the Certificate of Eligibility, DS-2019 forms and advise exchange students in J-1 status.
  • Issue the Certificate of Eligibility, I-20 forms (initial, continued attendance, change of educational level, transfer, program extension and shortening program).
  • Review eligibility for employment authorization and process Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students.
  • Maintain an accurate student file by documenting advisement, and follow other standard record-keeping procedures.
  • Counsel students who are considering an interruption of studies; identify students of concern and make appropriate referrals; monitor progress and conduct follow-ups.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of International Student Orientation events.
  • Assist with workshops and information sessions; conduct occasional presentations as necessary.
  • Manage the International Student Office Cultural Partner Program.
  • Assist with implementing cultural activities and events to help international students acclimate to the College community.
  • Work closely with parallel offices on matters relating to international students.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings.
  • Attend professional development and training programs as needed.
  • Handle other routine administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of directly related work experience serving as a Designated School Official (DSO).
  • Proficiency in a second language.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills; must have a strong command of business English.
  • Accurate data entry and record-keeping skills; meticulous attention to detail.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and prior experience living abroad or facility in a second language, preferred.
  • Must be able to work well and develop rapport with individuals of diverse cultures and ethnic groups with varying levels of English proficiency.
  • 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 independently and as a member of a team.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of current U.S. federal regulations and SEVIS functions pertaining to F-1/J-1 nonimmigrant status.
  • Familiarity with Colleague (training will be provided); SEVIS-batch processing software; MS Word, Excel, and social media.
  • Interest and commitment to meeting the needs specific to international students. 
  • U.S. federal regulations require a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.

 

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

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Maintenance Technician

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.

 
 

Printmaking Assistant

Description

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

 
 

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.

 
 

Security Officer

  • Title Security Officer
  • Department Security Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Feb 25, 2016

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

 
 

Senior Systems Administrator, Digital Video

Description

Job Title: Senior Systems Administrator, Digital Video

Department: BFA Computer Art, Animation, and Visual Effects

Reports to: Senior Systems Director

Position Overview: The Senior Systems Administrator will serve as the audiovisual/digital video lead of the technical team supporting the departmental goals and the day-to-day administration of BFA Computer Art. In addition to assisting installing, maintaining, and departmental hardware and software, the DV Systems Administrator is expected to have a strong outward-facing role, providing hands-on support to students, faculty, and staff in all matters digital video related.

 

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
  • Assume responsibility as the AV lead in the department: Coordinate with external and internal presenters regarding their AV/tech needs for events, conduct tours for visitors and for special events. Working with the Senior Systems Director, oversee departmental projects and upgrades in accordance of current curriculum needs
  • Assist with the curation and maintenance of all media produced by the department, including art shows, promotional material and web page content. Ensure that all media meets department and industry standards
  • Stay current on production/technology trends via online research and attending computer art and digital video related conferences. Work with the Senior Systems Director making recommendations on DV hardware/software purchases and strategic planning and growth. Interface with vendors and technical support as needed.
  • Implement projects such as new digital video technologies, system installations, and I/O pipeline/production
  • Educate students, faculty and staff in the operation and most efficient use of the audio and digital video resources through workshops, class visits, as well as working individually with lab assistants, faculty and students as independent issues arise
  • Prepare departmental DV assets, including editing and preparing content, encoding, and delivery. Work with SVA theater staff on special events, acting as the technical lead for the department
  • Work closely with the Front Office staff to oversee equipment repairs and replenishing/re-ordering equipment available to check out
  • 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
  • Provide critical support during the end-of-the-year Senior Thesis output and exhibition process, including providing quality control and preparing Technical and Chair Reviews
  • Attend weekly administration/systems staff meetings

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in related field (audio/video engineering, film/TV)
  • Mac & PC proficiency
  • Knowledge of Windows, Mac OS system configuration, networking
  • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro/Premiere
  • Audio/Visual studio knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of post-production workflow, video I/O, Adobe CC, NLEs, OFX Plug-ins, node-based compositing such as Nuke, color grading, monitor calibration and hardware configurations
  • Strong social and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience in a similar role in an animation, film, post-production studio preferred
  • Experience in a higher education environment preferred
  • Understanding of Pro Audio hardware and applications preferred
  • Understanding of CG, VFX and render pipelines preferred
  • Knowledge of motion capture, digital cameras, green screens and studio lighting preferred
  • Working-level experience of color grading and finishing workflows preferred
  • Familiarity with Blackmagic and Canon camera equipment 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.

 

 
 

Studio Assistant

  • Title Studio Assistant
  • Department BFA Photography
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Jun 25, 2018

Description

JOB TITLE: Part Time Studio Assistant

DEPARTMENT: BFA Photography & Video

REPORTS TO: Studio Manager & Assistant Studio Manager

HOURS: 15-20 hours per week. Flexible between M-F, 5pm – 12am, Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:00am

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. Work closely with fellow Hub staff, using professional communication to maintain smooth, successful daily operation.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Open and/or shut down photography facilities as scheduled
  • Assist students and faculty with troubleshooting and/or proper use of photographic equipment and accessories and studio equipment
  • Check out photography and video equipment to students and faculty using FileMaker database
  • Check-in equipment and ensure items are returned in working order
  • Communicate departmental policies and procedures to students and faculty regarding equipment sign-out, gallery reservations, studio booking and general facility use
  • Troubleshoot and perform routine equipment checks & general maintenance:
    • All camera formats, lenses & accessories
    • Lighting and grip
    • Studio equipment and accessories
    • Audio/Visual equipment
    • Maintain B&W Darkroom Chemistry, equipment, and silver recovery unit
    • Ensure that the conditions of the studios, darkrooms, and equipment storage areas are kept neat, clean, orderly and properly functioning at all times
    • Stock seamless, tape, chemistry, general consumables and office supplies
    • Supervise student workers
    • Assist with department installations as needed
    • Perform daily and seasonal facility maintenance and repair
    • Troubleshoot emergencies and report any major issues to a manager on duty
    • Provide general support as needed for department exhibitions, programs and projects and overall mission.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography or a related field
  • Advanced knowledge of photography equipment (digital and analog) and related studio equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of Canon Camera systems. Nikon a plus.
  • Experience with studio lighting systems and grip
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment
  • Working knowledge of video and audio systems, including the Black Magic and related grip and stabilizing equipment
  • Working knowledge of high-end, digital capture using a variety of cameras and digital backs and related software (Capture One & Lightroom) and tethering
  • Knowledge of printing software and troubleshooting issues with large format printers preferred
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills a must
  • Strong initiative and work ethic, ability to think creatively and work independently

           

 

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, MPS Directing

Description

Job Title:  Systems Administrator

Department: MPS Directing

Reports to: Department Chair and Director of Operations

Position Overview: On-site technical support and equipment management.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 10:00AM- 6:00PM

Duties & Responsibilities:

Post/Edit Suite Management

  • Maintain edit suites and keep the technology in-line with professional industry standards.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the SAN server
  • Setting up student accounts for access to local SAN storage
  • Troubleshooting all SAN issues
  • Communicating with Academic IT to resolve larger issues
  • Oversee post-production workflow and local storage network.
  • Coordinate two large public screenings responsible for all related technical details.
  • Schedule and supervise color correction, sound mixing and show-reel creation in preparation for the screenings.
  • Oversee the creation of intro, outro and interstitial material as well as programs for the screenings.
  • Coordinate facility resources to accommodate classes and student projects.
  • Manage and forecast equipment needs as technologies evolve.

Equipment Management

  • Provide equipment check out primer for all students including on-set safety and best practices.
  • Create/maintain streamlined barcoding system for efficient & reliable equipment check-outs/ins.
  • Allocate equipment needs for multiple shoots.
  • Manage the replacement of lost/stolen equipment during shooting season.
  • Coordinate repairs of broken equipment.
  • Responsible for all matters relating to the technical and equipment room.
  • Check in and out equipment packages ensuring accuracy of counts and quality of gear.
  • Charge students for lost/damaged equipment, maintain records of lost/damaged equipment, and communicate with student accounts regarding students on probation.
  • Research and coordinate the purchase of new equipment.
  • Attend trade show, seminars and classes to develop an understanding and awareness of important trends in film industry.
  • Maintain and supply AV to the studio class.
  • Manage, train and schedule student workers to assist with maintenance.

Department Management

  • Assist coordinating the hiring of guest lecturers, workshops, and special events
  • Assist when outside departments use MPS Directing for their shoots.
  • Conduct and assist with workshops covering diverse aspects of facility use. Assist faculty when necessary.
  • Keep up with all A/V needs
  • Coordinate updates to physical department infrastructure

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience
  • Familiarity with Digital Cine cameras and all relevant accessories including grip, electric, and sound equipment
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro X and the Adobe Suite
  • Film editing experience
  • Experience troubleshooting Mac Products
  • Excellent Communication Skills

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.

 
 

Visitor Services Administrative Assistant

Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Department: Admissions

Reports to:  Associate Director of Admissions, Visitor Services

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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