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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.

 
 

Assistant to the Chair

Description

Job Title: Assistant to the Chair

Department: MFA Fine Arts

Reports To: Chair, MFA Fine Arts

Position Overview: The MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts seeks a dynamic arts professional to coordinate our Media Studio and Equipment Library, manage our budget and financial systems, manage our offices and studios, and assist the Chair as needed. Candidates should have expertise in academic and/or arts administration, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a background in contemporary art.

Duties & Responsibilites:

Technology

  • Purchase administrative and instructional technology.
  • Coordinate with IT to provide ongoing technical training and support students, faculty and staff.
  • Manage equipment inventory, checkout, and return.
  • Coordinate hardware service and repairs.
  • Manage Media Studio and student assistant.

Finances

  • Work with Chair to manage budget.
  • Track expenses and reconcile with Web Budget.
  • Reconcile departmental credit card reports.
  • Process check requests and guest lecturer forms.
  • Process travel and expense forms.
  • Submit staff and student time sheets to Payroll.

Facilities

  • Coordinate with Facilities and Physical Plant Depts. regarding maintenance and repairs.
  • Purchase or lease furniture, equipment, and supplies for administrative and instructional uses.
  • Manage Media Studio.
  • Ensure that studios are maintained.
  • Ensure that public areas are kept clean and clear of personal items.
  • Coordinate with Dir. of Environment and Safety and Chair to monitor and enforce health and safety policies.
  • Keep office organized.

Miscellaneous:

  • Assist Chair as needed.
  • Collaborate with other departmental staff as needed.
  • Assist faculty and students as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA, BFA or BS required, MFA, MA or MS preferred.
  • Expertise in media production equipment, including cameras, lenses, lights, audio recording devices, microphones, displays, projectors, and large-format printers.
  • Expertise in financial management, including budgeting and bookkeeping.
  • High level of proficiency in administrative software, including OS X, MS Excel and Google Apps.
  • High level of proficiency in design and media production software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: collaborative, diplomatic, patient, confidential.
  • Excellent organizational skills: thorough, meticulous, detail-oriented.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Experience working in an academic environment.

 

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.

 
 

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Description

Job Title: Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Department: MFA Design for Social Innovation

Reports to: Department Chair

Status: Part-time

Position Overview:  Responsible for global outreach for the program: growing and maintaining a robust community of partners and potential applicants; identifying and developing recruiting and partnership opportunities; representing MFA Design for Social Innovation with the media and social organizations; and writing all marketing materials in order to grown DSI’s visibility and reach.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement actionable plans to drive bigger and more engaged audiences across various social media channels.
  • Serve as an ambassador to the DSI program, identify new opportunities for recruiting and partnerships, maintain relationships with current partners
  • Write and oversee implementation of marketing materials for the program
  • Represent the voice of DSI across all social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Support and maintain content of DSI website, including image and design development.
  • Contributing to weekly editorial meeting.
  • Implement student recruitment efforts, promotion, and special events.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA required, with a minimum of 3 years of strategy, communications or marketing experience with demonstrable history of success.
  • Experience in and significant knowledge of social innovation: the issues, current developments and social organizations participating helping to form it. 
  • Master of social media and an avid participant
  • Superior written and oral communication skills required. Diplomacy and professionalism in working with individuals via e-mail, over the phone, and in person.
  • Strong organization skills; detail oriented; ability to work independently and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • An outgoing personality who is comfortable in social situations and comes away with new friends and partners for the program.
  • Excellent computer skills are required to manage calendars, contact information, mailing lists and e-mail accounts.
  • Collaborative spirit -- pitching in, helping out, and investing is an imperative attribute of our team.
  • A willingness and flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend events.
  • Creative thinker -- the answers are rarely written anywhere – think "outside of the box" and take risks to make bold new things happen.

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.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Front Office Manager

  • Title Front Office Manager
  • Department BFA Computer Art
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 12, 2017

Description

Job Title:  Front Office Manager 

Department:  BFA Computer Art

Reports to: Director of Operations

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

Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM, 12:00 PM- 8:00 PM or 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM depending on the day of week.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greet all students and visitors and enforce access policies to the facility and individual labs.
  • Sign up students and instructors for restricted access to post-production stations.
  • Perform equipment check-in/out (production equipment and accessories, including cameras , tripods, etc.).
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance and repair of production cameras, projectors, tripods and light kits and/or oversee the process of sending the broken items out for repair.
  • Facilitate the readiness of the entire department for classes on a daily basis.
  • Answer telephones and retrieve general voicemail for the department.
  • Coordinate and distribute instructor materials as needed.
  • Maintain supplies for front office including toner, ink, paper, general offices supplies, etc.
  • Maintain active inventory of all student production equipment and inform the Director of Operations when inventory is low or damaged (bulbs, spare parts, etc).
  • Prepare and conduct equipment demonstrations.
  • Assist the director of operations in all day-to-day operations of the department and special events including exhibitions, orientations, and open houses.
  • Act as a point of contact with respect to necessary building repairs (i.e., plumbing, lights, electrical) in Computer Art facilities.  Apprise Director of Operations as to problems, and progress of current repairs.
  • Daily Maintenance of the Departmental Website - updating names and posting new info and pages in addition to creating new sections and re-designing old ones.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Administrative and/or managerial experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Knowledge of basic cross-platform computer skills required; Photoshop, Illustrator and and Dreamweaver and/or HTML5/CSS coding experience preferred.
  • Internet and e-mail proficiency a must.
  • A/V experience and equipment management preferred.

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

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

 

 

 

 
 

Help Desk Support Specialist

Description

Job Title: Help Desk Support Specialist 

Reports to: Manager

Schedule: 3:00 – 11:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Position Overview: Help Desk Support Specialist of the DIC will troubleshoot issues experienced by students and staff and maintenance and upgrades of all DIC equipment.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for user support of hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot all problems related to computer and printer use
  • Assist students, faculty and staff with software and hardware use
  • Assist department with monitoring its storage units
  • Assist department in monitoring all the toners and imaging units on a daily basis
  • Maintain individual print station computers and provide upgrades when necessary
  • Coordinate with the Systems Administrator to perform regular maintenance checks on the workshop computers
  • Ensure front desk coverage
  • Perform all necessary hardware and software maintenance
  • Work with DIC staff to keep track of supplies and other equipment students check out from the office
  • Submit monthly reports of troubleshooting and maintenance related tasks to supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Systems Administrator

 

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of related experience is required
  • Knowledge of Network and Communications technology required
  • Experience with IT Helpdesk structure and processes required
  • Knowledge Mac OS, Adobe Master Suite CC required
  • Experience with Fiery software, Onyx RIP, printer configuration, and remote management software strongly preferred
  • Must have a strong work ethic, be professional, self-motivated organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal 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.

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

 
 

IT Project Manager

  • Title IT Project Manager
  • Department Administrative & Network Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 03, 2017

Description

Job Title: IT Project Manger

Department: Administrative & Network Services

Reports to: Director of IT

Position Overview: The central IT project manager will be responsible for the initiation, management, and communications of cross-functional projects spanning the various disciplines that underpin technology at the college. While rooted in the central IT group that drives college-wide technology investments and development for students, faculty, and staff, this role will interface directly with stakeholders from Academic IT, Learning Technology, Facilities, AV Services, and Campus Security. The role will develop relationships with administrative and academic departments to effectively communicate project mission, goals, scope, timeline and budget detail.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with IT management and project stakeholders to facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas
  • Assist in evaluating best approach for delivery, e.g., waterfall versus agile
  • Work closely with IT management to coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Strategize with IT management on selection of projects that address the strategic vision of the college
  • Assist in preparation of RFPs and conducting necessary meetings to facilitate selection
  • Organize and manage all project phases to ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget; develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Manage the ongoing dissemination of project details to the community via various communication channels such as dashboards, email updates, blog posts, and social feeds
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Develop and manage QA Testing procedures for new projects and continuous delivery
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Develop schedules and methods for measuring results
  • Assist in periodic strategic analysis across the entire IT project portfolio
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. or equivalent experience, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering
  • 5-10 years in technology leadership role, managing one or more concurrent projects involving others
  • Proven work experience as a project administrator in the information technology sector
  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in web development and IT infrastructure technologies
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of modern project management tools such as Wrike, Trello, Slack, Jira, and GitLab
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is 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.

 
 

Linux Webserver Admin

  • Title Linux Webserver Admin
  • Department Administrative & Network Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 03, 2017

Description

Job Title: Linux Webserver Admin

Department: Administrative & Network Services

Reports to: Director of IT

Position Overview: The Linux Web Admin is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, administration, integration, and deployment of enterprise class websites and services provided by the central IT office. This entails systems management of a continuously evolving mix of both on-premise and cloud hosted services running various flavors of Linux. The ideal candidate will have a considerable experience with managing public Internet facing web servers and a strong desire to work in a creative, dynamic environment. This role works closely with our in-house enterprise systems engineers, internal/external web developers, and our network security team on hosting new website initiatives and integration projects with our SaaS/PaaS/IaaS providers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operational support of web server ecosystem hosting 25+ custom web applications, 25+ third-party web applications, 50+ academic department web sites, and 50+ administrative department web sites.
  • Technical implementation and support lead for mission critical web initiatives, promotional/marketing site builds, and internal operations site development.
  • Close coordination with Web Developers, ERP/SIS (Ellucian Colleague) Admins, Enterprise Systems Engineers, and Network Engineers to implement key projects and integrate enterprise class applications and security across multiple environments.
  • Monitoring, patching, and troubleshooting web applications, recommending improvements, and resolving issues in a timely manner.
  • Management of databases utilized in the stack and web server dev/test environment.
  • Ongoing support of monitoring, management, security, and backup tools utilized by central IT.
  • Documentation of all systems and procedures via department wiki.

 

Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. or equivalent experience in information technology.
  • 5-10 Years of Experience
  • Proficiency:
    • LAMP/LEMP stack configuration and maintenance, Unix shell scripting
    • OS: Linux (CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu)
    • Web Servers: Apache, Nginx
    • Databases: MySQL, MongoDB, Posgress, OpenLDAP
    • CMS: Symphony, WordPress
    • Network Security: Cloudflare, Sucuri, Route53, Wordfence
    • Logging/Monitoring: jMeter, Splunk, Nagios, LogicMonitor, New Relic
    • App Servers: Tomcat
  • Working Knowledge:
    • DHCP, TCP/IP, DNS, and Active Directory
    • Version Control: Github, Bitbucket
    • Configuration Automation: Chef, Puppet, Ansible
    • Deployment: Jenkins, Bamboo
    • Containerization: Docker
    • Project Management: Trello, Jira, Slack
    • Caches: memcache, varnish
  • Experience with modern web hosting platforms such as Plesk, cPanel, and CentOS WebPanel
  • Ability to write routine documentation, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent people 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.

 

 
 

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.

 
 

Photography Studio Technician

Description

Job Title:  Photography Studio Technician

Department:  BFA Photography

Reports to:  Assistant Studio Manager

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Open and/or shut down photography facilities as scheduled
  • Assist students and faculty with troubleshooting and/or proper use of photographic equipment and accessories and studio equipment
  • Check out darkroom, studio and digital equipment to students and faculty using department database
  • Check in equipment and ensure items are returned in working order
  • Troubleshoot and perform routine equipment maintenance with a variety of camera formats (analog and digital), various studio lighting kits and grip, Pocket Wizards and flashes
  • Communicate departmental policies and procedures to students and faculty, regarding equipment sign-out, gallery reservations, studio booking and general facility use
  • Check silver recovery and chemistry, mix or transport as needed, and communicate the status of such to co-workers
  • Maintain the silver recovery systems for B&W chemistry
  • Ensure that the conditions of the studios, darkrooms, and equipment areas are kept neat, clean, orderly and properly functioning at all times
  • Train new hires with day-to-day departmental policies and procedures
  • Align and maintain integrity of enlargers
  • Receive, verify, and stock deliveries
  • Maintain Alternative Process darkroom: ensure cleanliness and safety, monitor and replenish chemistry and consumables, and track chemical inventory
  • Barcode new equipment and enter into database as needed
  • Maintain department Filemaker database with current and accurate information
  • Create monthly equipment inventory reports
  • Preparing and installing the “Freshman” and “Mentor” and all other departmental exhibitions, as well as maintaining the conditions, lighting and supplies for gallery spaces
  • Perform daily and seasonal facility maintenance and repair
  • Provide support for Special Programs and Projects as required
  • Troubleshoot emergencies and report any major issues to a manager on duty
  • Work closely with fellow Photography Technicians, using professional communication to maintain smooth, successful daily operation of the BFA Photography Department

 

Qualifications:          

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography related field
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills a must
  • Advanced knowledge of photography equipment (digital and analog) and related studio equipment required
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment
  • Intermediate knowledge of studio lighting and accessories such as multi-max Pocket Wizards and ProFoto strobe equipment
  • Experience with high-end, digital capture using a variety of cameras and digital backs and related software (Capture One & Lightroom).
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues when shooting tethered both hardware and software
  • Experience with video and audio capture using Canon DSLR camera systems and associated grip required
  • Intermediate mechanical skills desired
  • Knowledge of printing software and troubleshooting issues with large format printers preferred
  • Strong initiative and work ethic, ability to think creatively and work independently
  • Flexible work schedule and willingness to work nights and weekends

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.

 

 

 
 

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.

 
 

Systems Support Specialist

Description

Job Title: Systems Support Specialist

Department: BFA Photography and Video

Reports to: Digital Lab Manager

Position Overview: Responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the computer labs with an emphasis on video software and hardware support to the staff, students, and faculty, while maintaining positive and professional attitude.

Work Schedule: Part-time, 25 hours part time. Mostly weekday nights and a weekend shift.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide video and digital photography software and hardware technical support for students, faculty and staff
  • Assist with installation, support, and maintenance of all software, hardware, and peripherals of printers, scanners and video equipment
  • Coordinate with Systems Administrator to analyze and evaluate lab usage and provide video equipment purchase and policy recommendations.
  • Provide daily closing reports and clear communications and collaboration with management and co-workers
  • Provide support with end of the year student submissions and exhibition requirements
  • Maintaining color management system for student and faculty use
  • Assist with maintaining computer lab help website Create video content for department and department’s social media
  • Create best practices videos and how-to documentation for students
  • Provide supplemental video training for students and staff
  • Enforce policies and procedures for computer lab facilities
  • Provide support to Systems Administrator and the BFA Photography and Video department with special projects
  • Train work-study students on proper lab usage and procedures
  • Maintain a professional and supportive relationship with students, faculty and staff

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's’ degree or equivalent professional training
  • Minimum 2 years experience preferred
  • Proficient with troubleshooting technical issues with computers, video equipment, printers and scanners
  • Advanced knowledge of Mac OSX operating system
  • Able to troubleshoot under pressure
  • Working knowledge of Adobe products including Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator and FileMaker Pro
  • Experience with video, digital photography and digital printing
  • Working knowledge of Final Cut, Premiere and After Effects
  • Excellent communication, time-management, organizational, prioritization and multi tasking skills
  • Excellent customer service 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.

 
 

Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator

Description

Job Title:                    Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator 

Department:              Admissions

Reports To:                Manager of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

Position Overview:  Process a high volume of prospective student inquiries, applications and applicant materials to the college’s undergraduate programs. Track applications and applicant data for review and respond to applicant questions.  Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office by providing general office support.

 

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Input undergraduate/graduate applications and materials into the College’s Salesforce CRM and Colleague database.
  • Scan and file applicant materials and prepare documents for admission and scholarship review
  • Work with admissions counselors to track and complete applications for designated segment of applicant pool
  • Respond to applicant inquiries by phone and e-mail
  • Develop and maintain prospective student records
  • Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office, providing general office support to Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions including filing, photocopying, mailing projects, data entry and digital imaging/archiving of enrolled student files
  • Attend and assist with promotional events (i.e. Open Houses, Portfolio Days, Info Nights, Accepted Student Day, etc.)
  • Assist with the training and supervision of temporary and student workers
  • Work with academic and administrative departments to facilitate enrollment and registration for accepted students
  • Track ongoing processing changes and update the Admissions Processing wiki
  • Perform other duties as necessary

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master's preferred.
  • Significant data entry experience, excellent computer skills and an ability to learn new programs with ease
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and hard working
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaboratively interact as a member of a team
  • Effectively multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as office needs dictate

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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