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Assistant Archivist

  • Title Assistant Archivist
  • Department SVA Library
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 03, 2017

Description

Job Title: Assistant Archivist 

Department: SVA  Library 

Repots to: Archivist

Position Overview: Working closely with the Archivist, the Assistant Archivist helps to accession, arrange, describe, preserve and manage the collections of both the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives and the School of Visual Arts Archives. The Assistant Archivist plays a key role in helping to oversee the Archives’ various digital initiatives, including developing the implementation of CollectiveAccess, Archive-It, and other tools to describe, preserve, and present archival holdings in digital form. She/he contributes to department planning and strategic development, provides public services and outreach through consultation, instruction and presentation. Additionally, the Assistant Archivist oversees the Archives when the Archivist is out of the office and helps to manage student assistants.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Arrange, describe and otherwise process archival collections using CollectiveAccess, according to local and professional standards.
  • Help to oversee the technical aspects of the CollectiveAccess project, coordinate with developers.
  • Help to manage the Archives implementation of Archive-It.
  • Maintain Archives server and manage digital representations.
  • Maintain Archives web site, blog, and other social media; make updates and plan advancements.
  • Manage digital representations on Archives server.
  • Oversee Archives when Archivist is not in the office, supervising student assistant as needed
  • Provide public services for the department, including reference guidance, class presentations and public outreach.
  • Accession archival materials in both paper and electronic formats; interact with staff to evaluate record submissions.
  • Contribute content regularly for social media, including blog and Instagram posts.
  • Digitally photograph and scan archival materials to create high quality digital images to be used in publications, online presentations, or other purposes by both Archives staff and patrons.
  • Assist in preparing displays of collection materials, both in real and virtual exhibition spaces.
  • Assist Archivist with donation pick-ups.
  • Collaborate on special projects as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or other advanced degree with a concentration in Archives management required
  • At least two years professional Archives experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections and current archival best practices and standards.
  • Experience with digital preservation, metadata and access tools and methodologies; ease comprehending and adapting to new applications. Experience with the collection and preservation of born-digital materials.
  • Demonstrated web programming experience, knowledge of emerging technologies in archives.
  • In-depth knowledge of digital imaging standards and experience in digital image capture and processing.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, with ability to facilitate collaboration.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be able to work independently.
  • Candidate must be highly responsible since he or she will be dealing with fragile and valuable materials.
  • Interest in the history, theory and practice of the design professions.
  • Ability, and willingness, to routinely lift containers weighing up to 40 lbs. and climb ladders.
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.

 
 

Assistant Technical Director

Description

Job Title:  Assistant Technical Director                                                               

Department:  SVA Theatre            

Reports to: Technical Director 

Position Overview:  The second of two Assistant Technical Directors will oversee and execute the technical requirements for all events in the SVA Theatre including, but not limited to, those involving film/video projection, lighting, and audio.  Reporting to and acting in support of the Technical Director of the SVA Theatre, s/he will be responsible for conducting a wide range of events – including film premieres, lectures, conferences, and festivals – and managing the equipment inventory of the Theatre.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead operator of audio/lighting/film/video equipment during events, taking on production management roles as necessary and managing the technological operations of the Theatre in the absence of the Technical Director.
  • Schedule freelance technicians for events, maintaining an event-staffing calendar and reporting said technicians’ hours to the Technical Director.
  • Supervise, manage, and train (if necessary) freelance technicians and student workers.
  • Communicate with clients directly, assessing their event needs and helping them utilize equipment in relation to their events.
  • Design animated images related to upcoming events for the external marquee.
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest technology by researching new equipment, attending related training sessions, and obtaining appropriate operating licenses.
  • Maintain a fireguard license and have an understanding of venue inspection as well as safety and emergency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain equipment inventory and organize audio/video booths, equipment, and storage areas.
  • Perform simple equipment installations, maintenance, and repairs, and coordinate vendors/staff to assist with annual equipment maintenance and more significant issues.
  • Work with the other Assistant Technical Director, Operations Manager, and House Managers as necessary to execute events.
  • Assist with other related tasks at the discretion of the Technical Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with theatrical/cinematic technology and equipment, including digital and film projection, theatrical lighting, and specific experience with PA/audio systems, including mixing live sound. 
  • A minimum of two years experience working in a cinematic or theatrical venue is highly preferred.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, interpersonal, & communication skills. 
  • The ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, & remain calm in high-pressure situations.
  • The ability to work unsupervised as needed and to make important, time-sensitive decisions, acting as the final authority in the Theatre when necessary.
  • The ability to complete projects in a timely fashion.
  • Efficiency and comfort with Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Adobe Suite (including After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop), Apple and Android products, live-streaming services, and other related software is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in tight spaces.
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small, tight-knit office
  • Bachelors degree 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.

 
 

Career Development Coordinator

Description

Date Available: January 2017

Job Title: Coordinator

Department: Career Development

Reports to: Director, Career Development

Position Overview: Serve as the first point of contact for students and alumni seeking career assistance as well as for company representatives seeking employees. Support the director and career development staff in providing career assistance and with general administrative tasks.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as initial contact for External Relations group including Career Development, Alumni Affairs, and Communication by receiving and directing all office visitors
  • Provide general information and support to walk-in students, alumni, employers and others, about SVA career services
  • Oversee the SVA online job board, including verification and registration of students, alumni and employers; update images and copy
  • Exercise good judgement in communicating with and approving employers and opportunities on an ongoing basis
  • Respond to and follow up with employers via phone, email and in-person regarding hiring needs
  • Assist staff with managing college-wide Internship for Credit Program, including:
    • Develop strong competency in understanding the requirements and workflow of the Internship for Credit Program in order to best serve students and employers
    • Utilize career services management software (Symplicity) to approve internship applications, export data, troubleshoot, send and track evaluations and student hours
    • Provide information to students and employers via email, phone and in-person regarding guidelines and process for Internship for Credit Program
    • Update online application and guidelines tri-annually, in Symplicity and on SVA Career Development web pages
    • Draft high volume of professional email correspondence to SVA staff, students and employers regarding Internship for Credit registration process
  • Maintain and regularly update career development web pages on www.sva.edu using custom content management system
  • Maintain all social media accounts including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and HootSuite
  • Assist with research projects such as identifying industry contacts for career events, new resources and opportunities for students
  • Assist with annual projects and reports such as the alumni career survey, various career resources, operating procedure updates, annual reports and internship reports
  • Assist with high volume of career events including: industry visits, on-campus recruiting, annual career fair, workshops, panel discussions, receptions and other special events
  • Set up registration forms for all events using Eventbrite.com; manage final registration lists; track and report on attendance
  • Handle incoming calls and emails, mail distribution, maintain select office equipment, and perform general administrative functions
  • Represent Career Development at large events such as the annual career fair, Accepted Students Day, Admissions events; occasionally represent the office in classroom visits to share information about our services
  • Work with Academic IT to arrange technical support for large events
  • Order and manage inventory of office supplies for External Relations group
  • Create high volume of promotional emails using MyEmma HTML email marketing platform for all department events and communications
  • Identify and select appropriate job opportunities for weekly college-wide newsletter
  • Create documents and flyers for both internal and external use, utilizing SVA Style Guide

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; 1-3 years professional experience in an administrative support role, preferably in career-services, higher education or the arts
  • Ability to handle a high volume of requests via email, phone and in-person and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; attention to detail and resourcefulness
  • Professional writing and communication skills, articulate phone manner
  • Comprehensive computer skills on Mac and PC
  • Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel, Google Drive, internet research, social media marketing
  • Must be able to quickly learn and utilize multiple web applications including: MyEmma, Eventbrite, YouCanBookMe, Doodle, SurveyMonkey, Google Forms, SVA YouTube Playlist, and others as needed
  • Preferred: Basic HTML 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.

 
 

Communication Coordinator

Description

Job Title: Communication Coordinator 

Department: Communication

Reports to: Director, Communication

Position Overview: Responsible for professional administrative support to the director and Office of  

Communication team

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary contact for the Office of Communication via telephone and email
  • Perform administrative tasks to include: filing, mailing, making copies, completing time sheets, check requests and purchase orders
  • Manage periodical subscriptions
  • Track budget and invoices
  • Maintain archive of press clips and create monthly media clipbooks
  • Update and maintain media database and media activity report
  • Manage internal editorial calendar for SVA today, including SVA events/exhibitions, cultural events, announcements, media hits and features schedule
  • Plan, compile and write SVA today, tailoring the daily email to audience (SVA students, faculty and staff) as needed
  • Compile and write SVA Now, a weekly email highlighting feature stories, media hits and SVA events/exhibitions for an external audience
  • Create and distribute monthly calendars of events as handout, poster and e-calendar
  • Regularly post events to SVA’s website
  • Compile, write and send out listings of all campus events/exhibitions; serve as main liaison to listings editors
  • Write/edit press releases for student exhibitions; write blog posts; and Visual Arts Journal articles as required
  • Research online and print publications
  • Serve as liaison to other departments at SVA
  • Contribute ideas in brainstorming sessions with Communications team
  • Attend exhibition openings and evening and/or weekend events
  • Coordinate shipping and digital delivery of promotional materials for “Underground Images,” as well as other Communication interests related to the exhibition

 

Qualifications:

  • BA in Communications, English, Journalism or related field; interest in public relations, communications, art and education preferred
  • 3+ uears previous office experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Blog and web publishing/CMS experience preferred
  • Ability to manage time and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexibility
  • Self-motivated with ability to take direction
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong computer skills are essential, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Experience with Dreamweaver a plus.

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

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Director of Curatorial Research

Description

Date:                                      November 2016

Job Title:                                Director of Curatorial Research (Part-time)

Department:                          MA Curatorial Practice

Reports To:                            Chair

Position Overview: The Curatorial Practice Research Director’s primary functions are the researching and programming of events for the Department, developing partnerships with cultural institutions, researching and working on grants from foundations for the department, and identifying significant art world figures to invite to the Department as speakers, partners or faculty.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Researches and develops with Chair curatorial issues for all public programming, including panels, talks, conferences, and other Department activities for students and the public.
  • Identifies and works with local, national, and international institutional partners to collaborate on programming in all of the above areas.
  • Researches and executes grant writing for department research-based projects.
  • Assists Chair in the development and execution of fundraising for the Department.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned by Chair.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in curating or Ph.D. in art history preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years as an active curator with a portfolio of public exhibitions in museums, alternative spaces or commercial galleries preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of the international art world, a visible profile in it, and a network of international curatorial connections.
  • Ability to work independently and detail oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Diplomacy and professionalism when working with individuals via e-mail, phone, and in person.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management and solution-oriented 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.

 
 

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 campus wide
  • 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 College-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 College-wide regulatory compliance.
  • Supervises and performs EHS inspections of labs and offices
  • Works as liaison with contractors performing renovation and construction activities on campus
  • Assure compliance with all DEP, DOB, FDNY local, state and federal environmental regulations
  • Provide and maintain MSDS information for educational and administrative departments
  • Ensure all NYC DEP and NYS DEC building equipment permits are maintained and up to date.
  • Work with the Facilities team to ensure all heating and cooling equipment is maintained properly and up to code.
  • In charge of inspection, collection, storage and disposal of hazardous and universal waste.
  • Responsible for waste minimization and assurance of proper disposal practices
  • Supervise fire and evacuation drills with a registered fire drill company
  • Monitor and maintain campus wide chemical inventories
  • Provide and file Tier II and NYC RTK chemical inventories
  • Monitor inspections and log books for fire prevention and suppression equipment.
  • Monitor and coordinate pest control contractor
  • Provide on site emergency incident response
  • Manage the college wide trash and recycling program and carting contract
  • Member of the Emergency Management team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Certifications (Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager) are a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 to 7 years of supervisory experience in environmental health and safety preferably in an educational environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must be able to compose clear and concise written communications without error or omission. Must be able to verbally communicate with a wide range of people in a clear and concise manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials
  • Subject to standing. Walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds
  • Work is routinely performed in office environments, with occasional exposure to both an internal and external environmental including inclement weather and varying temperatures
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Director of Operations

Description

Date Available: November 2016

Job Title: Director of Operations

Department: MFA Design

Reports to: Department Chair

Position Overview: The Director of Operations is responsible for all aspects of the department operations and administration and its facilities and works closely with the Department Chair to ensure and enhance the offerings of the MFA Design program including curriculum, admissions, special events and workshops, and faculty, student and alumni relations. The Director of Operations also coordinates, manages and oversees the Masters Workshop in Italy. Works with the co-chairs with all curriculum, student and faculty issues, special projects, promotion, recruitment, and program events which includes Fall Orientation, Information Sessions, Application Review and Interviews, Thesis Presentations, Forum and Launch and Commencement.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees full time and part time student workers; including scheduling.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day operation of the MFA Design studio and facilities.
  • Maintain the day-to-day curriculum schedule.
  • Assist faculty with contracts, payroll and relay important SVA correspondence.
  • Provides assistance to all students and faculty in a cooperative manner.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the design studio and special equipment for student use; including inventory for all equipment, assets and consumables.
  • Assures readiness and availability of required materials and facilities for all required classes.
  • Works with the Department Chairs to develop the operating and administrative budgets; maintain the department’s finances and expenses and monitor the budget accordingly.
  • Evaluates supplies and materials needed for the department; collect vendor information and pricing; place purchasing requisitions; place supply orders; create shipping labels; receive mail.
  • Works with purchasing department to coordinate and accept deliveries with vendors.
  • Assists in planning for future equipment and facility needs; creates Capital Project proposals.
  • Initiates the planning and organizing of MFA Design events and exhibitions.
  • Develops annual Info Session, recruiting and all special events in the department.
  • Collaborates with the Department Chairs with student related issues.
  • Works with the Department Chairs on curriculum changes and syllabus modifications.
  • Initiates and pursues scholarship and award programs with collaborators, and other professional affiliations for the department.
  • Advise perspective students through phone and email, weekly tours and meetings.
  • Document events through photographing and social media.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required, masters degree preferred
  • 3-5 years administrative experience with progressive responsibility
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and design and a familiarity with the design community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to represent the College and the department in a professional manner.
  • Computer literacy in Mac OS, experience with MS Office and Adobe Creative Cloud, intermediate experience with FilemakerPro.
  • Familiarity with Higher Ed policies and procedures.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of the protocols and objectives of higher education.
  • Strong customer service experience.
  • Previous managerial and bookkeeping experience 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.

 

 
 

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) 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist with 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:

  • Undergraduate degree. 
  • Two-to-three years of related work experience.
  • Accurate data entry and record-keeping skills; meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills; must have a strong command of business English.
  • 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 knowledge of current U.S. federal regulations and SEVIS functions pertaining to F-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) 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.

 
 

Inventory Coordinator

Description

Job Title: Inventory Coordinator 

Department: SVA Campus Store

Reports to: SVA Campus Store Operations Manager

Position Overview: Key responsibilities include logging all shipments, detailed receiving, labeling, preparing shipments, organization of back stock, maintaining accurate inventory counts and stocking merchandise in the store. The position has public contact of a limited scope, involving standard information exchange.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the inventory positions of all products and coordinate all storage and display areas to ensure that adequate stock levels are maintained.
  • Receive all shipments physically into the store, check for accuracy of each shipment, receive the shipments into the POS system, alert the Operations Manager and or sales team of items ear marked for departmental orders, repack departmental orders with the end destination clearly marked, alert inter-office department of pending shipments, prepare FedEx shipments on a daily basis and track them daily to ensure prompt delivery of all items.
  • Maintain accurate records of all items received by matching the packing list documentation to physical products, to ensure timely, damage-free, and accurate shipments.
  • Check and count all items unloaded from freight forwarder against the packing slip enclosed in each shipment. Note: SVA Security to be alerted prior to receiving pallet-sized shipments, for safe receiving.
  • Maintain separation of incoming products to be received into the POS inventory system.
  • Accurately log and label products received into inventory.
  • Generate store bar codes for every item received, and update for price changes.
  • Interface with other divisions and operations to ensure timely and accurate receipt of products and to resolve order discrepancies
  • Post shipments to customer orders and calculate balance to be shipped. Upon completion of shipment, close out orders in the system
  • Sorting and filing departmental documents in appropriate alphabetical and numerical files
  • Use the POS inventory system to retrieve customer information, stock status and status of purchase orders
  • Maintain a database of returned goods and credit information for follow up on RMA credit notes
  • Collect information for claims on in-transit damages
  • Perform basic administrative duties as it relates to the position
  • Perform routine cleaning of all areas and equipment used for shipping and receiving.
  • Participate actively in the monthly physical counts
  • Ability to work retail hours including some evenings, weekends and holidays, as the need arises

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience.
  • 2 years or more of POS and inventory module experience required.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail required.
  • Ability to lift +60 lbs.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible work schedule required.
  • Design skills highly 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.

 
 

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Production Office Evening Supervisor

Description

Job Title: Production Office Evening Supervisor

Reports to: Senior Production Office Manager (Directly), Director Of Operations                                             

Position Overview: Responsible for supervising evening operations of the Production Office and the reservation and maintenance of all film studios.

Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm, Occasional Saturday when requested

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise evening operations of the Production Office
  • Delegate responsibilities to the evening staff members
  • Responsible of all reservations and maintenance of film studios
  • Assure that studio carts and all studio equipment is in working order
  • Work closely with Film Production Manager that all class needs are met
  • Work closely with Film Production Manager on yearly studio budget
  • Assure all student and evening class needs are met
  • Prepare equipment packages for student and production classes
  • Unpack large equipment returns
  • Responsible for evening equipment control
  • Trouble shoot any problems that arrive during afternoon / evening classes
  • Assist with equipment needs of special events conducted throughout the school
  • Assist in training student workers and new full time staff members as needed
  • Report all evening functions to Production Office Manager
  • Oversee Front Window evening activities
  • Secure facilities when closing for the evening. Communicate all evening problems to security
  • Making sure all studio and Pro Tools overnight reservations are correct
  • Assure all next day morning classes are prepared and ready

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Awareness of film procedure, terminology and production
  • Working knowledge of carpentry, painting and electricity to help maintain studios
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting tasks
  • Abiltity to lead and motivate a staff of one full timer and several part timers
  • Strong knowledge of film, digital, sound, lighting and grip equipment
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent diplomatic skills
  • Knowledge of Mac/PC environment
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Residence Hall Director & Summer Housing Coordinator

Description

Job Title:  Residence Hall Director & Summer Housing Coordinator

Department:  Residence Life

Reports to:  Associate Director of Residence Life

Position Overview:  Assist in the development and implementation of a residence life program, serves as primary manager of summer housing registration and sales for college.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Residence Hall Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall administration of a residence hall that houses approximately 72 residents.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection, supervision and evaluation of 4 Resident Assistants.
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings; organize staff development activities
  • Have regular one-on-one meetings with student staff.
  • Maintain office hours at the Office of Residence Life
  • Oversee building maintenance and repairs, maintain building inventory, and key logs.
  • Implement and oversee building check-in and check-out processes.
  • Organize and implement yearly room inspections, set standards for student billing, and provide information to facilities for cleaning and upkeep for all student rooms.
  • Develop and enforce standard of living policies in the residence halls.
  • Serve on an on call basis and respond to any crisis or emergency situations.
  • Responsible for crisis intervention, conflict mediation and regulated follow up procedures.
  • Serve as a hearing officer for judicial and disciplinary cases.
  • Develop, participate and lead student staff training presentations for Resident Assistant Training bi-annually.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Summer Housing Coordinator:

  • Serve as primary contact for all residents in summer housing including SVA students, Continuing Education Students, PreCollege, Special Programs, non-SVA interns, and other students.
  • Manage housing applications, registrations, and contracts for all summer residents.
  • Administration of housing placement housing assignments for all summer residents
  • Coordinate with SVA departments, and non-SVA entities to arrange housing for summer residents
  • Provide all RHDs with summer housing guidance, and oversight of summer housing process for all residence halls.
  • Starting in January of each year and continuing throughout the summer housing season, update SVA Summer Housing website including ongoing edits with marketing, registration information, and availability for summer housing.
  • Monitor and modify summer housing registration section tallies to ensure successful sell out of spaces without selling above housing availability.
  • Arrange tours for prospective summer residents.
  • Handle all communication including summer housing email, summer housing phone, and walk-in visits regarding summer housing.
  • Proficiency in databases such as Colleague, StarRez and basic HTML language (or acquisition of such knowledge.)

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree required
  • Three or more years residence life experience
  • Supervision experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy
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 Audio Visual Engineer

Description

Job Title: Senior Audio Visual Engineer

Department: Audio Visual Services

Reports To: Audio Visual Manager

Position Overview: Provide day to day technical support, maintenance, and up-keep of projection, computer, Network, and related equipment housed in new and existing SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities. Participate in the planning process of new Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities that have yet to be installed

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The general maintenance and up-keep of Extron control panels, switchers, and related Extron equipment used in SVA Smart Classrooms, and Screening Facilities.
  • The general maintenance and up-keep of projection and computer equipment in SVA Smart Classrooms, and Screening Facilities.
  • 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 trouble shoot and resolve projection and user based control issues in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities.
  • The ability to program and configure Extron control panels, and Touch-Link control panels for use in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening 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 fill in for other FT AV Staff when required

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior working experience with Extron, Crestron, or AMX equipment and control panels preferred
  • Prior experience with Christie Digital Projectors preferred
  • Prior experience working in a professional educational environment preferred
  • Being adept in the use of  Auto-Cad Software
  • 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.

 
 

Senior Web Developer/Webmaster

Description

JOB TITLE: Senior Web Developer/Webmaster 

DEPARTMENT: Administrative Network Services

REPORTS TO: Director IT

POSITION OVERVIEW: We are searching for an outstanding front-end web developer / programmer to be responsible for developing innovative, reusable Web-based content and tools for our various backend systems in production. The developer would be closely working with the CIO and Director of IT as well as various other offices such as the Office of Communications and Visual Arts Press, to strategize, recommend, design and develop program code for new applications and customize existing applications. Graphic design, operating systems (Windows and Linux), database (SQL and MySQL) administration are all elements of this position.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with CIO and Director of IT to develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations.
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities.
  • Maintain all areas of web sites functionality, including server OS, CGI and Java/JavaScript, PHP, and custom applications.
  • Manage holistic view of all web services and technologies employed by the college and adjust and recommend future initiatives and integrations accordingly.
  • Manage college-wide website analytics and reporting for senior management and web teams.
  • Monitor system performance and security of servers.
  • Track and report web sites usage; provide analysis to determine how to develop more efficient user experience.
  • Attend IT general staff meetings, web task force meetings, and others as necessary.
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Candidate will be judged on ability to work effectively with project teams. The position requires constant communication with colleagues.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative and fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units.
  • Experience working on issues that impact design, product success, or address future concepts, products, or technologies.
  • Committed to deliver projects on time according to requirements and business needs.
  • Able and willing to effectively mentor junior team members and contribute to a collaborative team environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience
  • Experience using Windows, Linux and Mac OS X/Applications
  • 5+ years experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS
  • 5+ years of web development, including expertise in HTML/XHTML, CSS,
  • AJAX, Java/JavaScript and libraries like JQuery
  • 5+ years Web programming experience, including PHP, ASP or JSP
  • 5+ years experience working with Microsoft SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, and Apache.
  • Proficiency in HTML, XML, JavaScript (NodeJS), MeteorJS, AngularJS, JSON or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of IIS, Nginx, and Apache
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and mobile development (iOS, Android)
  • Experience with Adobe CS highly desired
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Google AdWords
  • Experience with Server-side scripting is a plus
  • Development experience using extensible web authoring tools
  • Experience developing and implementing open source software projects
  • Self-starter with strong self-management skills  
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

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.

 
 

Temporary Administrative Assistant

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: January 2017

JOB TITLE: Temporary Administrative Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Admissions

REPORTS TO: Asst Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

POSITION OVERVIEW: Assist with the receipt of applications and mail for the undergraduate and graduate programs of the college. Provide general clerical office support.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain digital and paper applicant files.
  • Data entry of undergraduate and graduate applications and supporting documents into Salesforce CRM.
  • Open, sort, process and file applicant mail and materials into paper files.
  • Package applicant correspondence and other general mailing projects.
  • Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office, providing general office support to Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. This includes filing, faxing, photocopying, mailing projects, labeling applicant folders, data entry.
  • Other duties, as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • Significant data entry experience and ability to learn new computer programs quickly
  • Ability to follow directions, be flexible and accept correction
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and possess strong proofreading skills
  • Must be professional and possess good interpersonal and communications 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.

 
 

Temporary Office Clerk

Description

JOB TITLE: Temporary Office Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Admissions

REPORTS TO: Asst Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

POSITION OVERVIEW: Assist with the receipt of applications and mail for the undergraduate and graduate programs of the college. Provide general clerical office support.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Open, sort and file applicant mail and materials into paper files.
  • Prepare applications for processing.
  • Package applicant correspondence and other general mailing projects. 
  • Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office, providing general office support to Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. This includes filing, faxing, photocopying, mailing projects, labeling applicant folders, data entry.
  • Other duties, as necessary.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree, required; Bachelor’s degree, preferred
  • Significant experience with providing general office support
  • Ability to follow directions, be flexible and accept correction
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and possess strong proofreading skills
  • Must be professional and possess good interpersonal and communications 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.

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