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Acquisitions Technician (Day Part- Time)

Description

Date: February 1, 2019

Job Title:  Acquisitions Technician (day part-time)

Department: SVA Library    

Reports To: Head of Technical Services

 

Position Overview: Responsible for the operations of SVA Library acquisitions. These operations include all aspects of library procurement from the processing of  initial requests through payment for orders and service requests.

Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday (21 hrs/wk flexible)


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services orders and receives materials, prioritizes and expedites orders, tracks the materials budget and approves invoices
  • Processes and prepares all items before delivering to technical services
  • Creates and maintains order records in SVA’s integrated library system
  • Tracks and reconciles expenditures in the collection development budget
  • Annotates orders with special handling instructions such as faculty reserves and priorities
  • Assists with the management of standing orders, approval plans, and communication with vendors
  • Manages returns of duplicate, unwanted, and damaged items
  • Assists with end process of library materials
  • Works in tandem with Circulation to process Interlibrary loan requests
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervision

 

Qualifications:

  • BA, BFA or BS required
  • At least one year of office experience and knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Detail oriented and highly accurate
  • Strong self starter able to work independently and maintain focus on a variety of tasks
  • Aptitude for learning new software related to acquisitions and budget management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to perform light to moderate lifting – boxes up to 30 pounds
  • Working knowledge of an Integrated Library System Acquisitions module (preferred)
  • Experience working in a library setting (preferred)
  • Interest in the arts and humanities (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.

 

 
 

Administrative Assistant

Description

Date Available:                           April 2019

Job Title:                                    Administrative Assistant

Department:                              Office of the President, School of Visual Arts

Reports To:                                Executive Assistant to the President

 

Position Overview: This position requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information.  Perform administrative duties as outlined below. 

Duties & Responsibilities: Assist the Executive Assistant to the President in the following and ad hoc duties.

 

  • Receive and announce visitors.
  • Answer telephones – screen calls, take messages, respond to queries as appropriate.
  • Process mail – open, date, sort and flag materials for immediate attention.
  • Proofread documents.
  • Draft and type brief memos and letters as requested.
  • Scan documents for archives and maintain related charts.
  • Review and distribute “Appointment to the Faculty” forms.
  • Review and file faculty contracts.
  • Verify faculty degrees and input into Colleague database.
  • Maintain the faculty files and general records of the Office of the President.
  • Maintain and order supplies, stationery, SVA publications for office.
  • Errands and deliveries as needed.
  • Operate and oversee proper functioning of photocopier, computer, and other office equipment and repairs.
  • Organize P-Card receipts; prepare on-line statements.
  • Complete weekly timesheet.

  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 2 years of administrative support experience, preferably in higher education and/or in an executive office.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • High level of sensitivity and handling of confidential information.
  • Poised, pleasant telephone manner.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Strong communication (oral & written) and organizational skills.
  • Computer proficient: MacOS, Word and Excel experience.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva  

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 
 

Assistant to the Casting Coordinator (Part Time)

Description

JOB TITLE:  Assistant to the Casting Coordinator (Part Time)

DEPARTMENT:  Resource Management

REPORTS TO:  Model Registrar

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:    To assist the Casting Coordinator with the day-to-day tasks of the Casting Office which books and recruits talent for numerous academic instructors.  This position will work with Casting Coordinator to provide talent utilized in animation, film and production classes in an effort to support an inspiring classroom experience as required by the students and faculty of the School of Visual Arts.  Requires sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information, as well as a professional, proactive and organized approach to the responsibilities outlined below. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the scheduling of actors for various classes, student films, and instructor projects
  • Answer phones, take messages and handle inquiries from instructors, talent (models/actors/dancers) and students
  • Contact instructors, students and talent regarding assignments and class needs
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of qualified independent contractor actors available to cover SVA’s needs.
  • Maintain a detailed FileMaker Pro database which includes course, booking, instructor and actor information
  • Assist with the coordination of casting mixer and casting readings; including the preparation of forms, orientation and follow up interviews.
  • Assist with payment of actor invoices for the Model Registry and Accounts Payable Office, including check distribution and direct deposit.
  • Collect and analyze actor reviews to facilitate booking the most appropriate actor for each assignment by providing the best talent possible based on instructor and student needs.
  • Work with students, in-class and privately to assist with the casting process for student films and projects
  • Assist in conducting auditions to add talent to the database and mock auditions with students so they may learn the basics of the process, including best practices. 
  • Assist the Casting Coordinator with SAG-AFTRA issues to assist the students in filing their films with the guild.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • A positive attitude and ability to work with a diverse group of people with poise and maturity
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Working knowledge of computerized databases or scheduling systems and of FileMaker Pro (database software), MS Word, Excel (Mac Platform).
  • Experience in Casting and/or an artistic/academic environment a plus.

 

 

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

 

 Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva

 To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Capital Projects Manager

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:  February 2019

 

JOB TITLE:  Capital Projects Manager

                                      

DEPARTMENT:  Office of the President            

 

REPORTS TO:  Director – Internal Audit & Controls           

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Capital Projects Manager will be the primary person responsible for coordinating, organizing, and representing the interests of SVA as it pertains to capital improvement projects.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiates project planning, advises management of key planning issues and makes recommendations on important decisions and risks involved in project implementation.
  • Develops project plan and appropriate timelines, incorporating key milestones to ensure timely project completion.  Includes all phases from budget authorization, site/engineering surveys, award of contract, to project close-out.
  • Coordinates and assists in processing all documents needed from project initiation to successful completion:  RFP issuance / Contract execution / Requisitions / Permit Applications / Loft Board / etc.
  • Tracks project progress according to budget, obtains authorizations for contractor payments and tracks against purchase orders issued.
  • Coordinates weekly project team meetings.  Also coordinates with in-house personnel and departments, as well as third parties, to schedule work, coordinate shutdowns, tie-ins, and contractor access.  Effectively communicates construction impacts and works collaboratively with SVA leadership and staff in order to mitigate impacts to ongoing academic activities.
  • Conducts weekly site visits and tracks project progress in order to ensure compliance with project performance goals, including quantitative cost and schedule targets, and achievement of quality, safety, and site protection standards.
  • Communicates regularly with departments to ensure user satisfaction and coordinates appropriate staff training.
  • Coordinates Close out process / Ensures all sign-offs and permits are in place / Obtains all close-out documentation.
  • Develops, Administers, and maintains a centralized building records inventory, including all hard copies and all digital files of building plans, construction documents, permits, manuals, warranties, design standards, and policies & procedures.
  • In collaboration with the SVA purchasing department, performs vendor vetting and maintains roster of approved contractors.  Performs regular performance evaluation of contractors.
  • Prepares and distributes projects status report for weekly capital projects meeting.
  • Provide backup support for SVA utility supply contract administration along with SVA energy initiatives and programs, such as electrical demand response program, mandated energy usage reporting, the Mayor’s Challenge Program, and other local law related reporting that governs energy usage.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Associate degree or higher, with background in engineering or architecture is preferable, though not required.  Extensive experience in renovation and alteration projects is a must.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of New York City DOB / FDNY / DOT / Loft Board permitting and regulations environment, including local laws governing building maintenance and record keeping. 
  • Five years professional experience working in administrative support of capital construction projects and planning.
  • General knowledge of construction specific terminology and financial terms and principles as they apply to design and construction processes.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret construction documents, understanding of construction trades and work, with ability to level and compare bid submissions accordingly.
  • Familiarity with construction site safety best practices.
  • High level of organizational, interpersonal, & communication skills. 
  • The ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, & remain calm in high-pressure situations.
  • Efficiency and comfort with Google Apps, Word & Excel, CAFM, PMIS, IWMS, and other construction project / facilities management related software is preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to perform periodic inspections of job site conditions and project progress, including climbing stairs or ladders, accessing roofs, mechanical and electrical rooms.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in tight spaces.
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and independently within time constraints and changing priorities, and on multiple projects simultaneously.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Chair of BFA Film and Video

Description

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is pleased to announce a search for its Chair of the BFA Film and Video program.

 

SVA invites nominations and applications for the position of a full-time department chair of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in (BFA) Film and Video program.  The Chair is responsible for the overall management and future direction of the department’s academic and co-curricular programming, in accordance with SVA’s mission and in support of the institution’s strategic plan. The successful candidate will be expected to begin on or about August 1, 2019.

 

Program Description

 

SVA Film and Video immerses students in the aesthetic and technical aspects of visual storytelling. The curriculum focuses on the essential elements of a well-crafted screenplay, techniques for working with actors and being a part of a professional production set, the visual and psychological choices for cinematography and the structure and rhythm of editing. Students have access to industry-level equipment and facilities. The curriculum offers specializations in: cinematography, directing, documentary, editing, screenwriting, and sound. The program draws its faculty from the NYC creative community: independent filmmaking, advertising and commercial production, and a steadily increasing number of TV production companies.

 

SVA alumni have been featured in film festivals across the globe, steering their own projects and making integral contributions to blockbuster releases and critically acclaimed independent films. They have won Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and awards at festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and the Venice Film Festival. Filmmakers and artists as diverse as Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya), Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child, Landline) Lynn Shelton (Hump Day), Crystal Moselle (Skate Kitchen, The Wolfpack), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers), and Ti West (The House of the Devil), have all studied at SVA.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage a staff of 17 full-time administrative employees and over 100 faculty.
  • Recruit, develop, and inspire a cohort of faculty whose pedagogy, research and professional practice support the highest standards of filmmaking, including performance evaluations and recommendations concerning contracts and teaching assignments, as applicable.
  • Responsible for actively engaging with external partners, colleagues, alumni and industry professionals in an effort to continuously raise the profile of the program and facilitate professional opportunities for students and graduates.
  • Prepare course schedules and catalog descriptions, and assign faculty to courses.
  • Manage and oversee the department’s academic and administrative operations.
  • Collaborate with the Registrar and the Office of Academic Affairs in class scheduling, class cancellations, and other detailed matters relating to the administration of the academic calendar.
  • Foster an environment of professionalism and collegiality.
  • Develop the Film & Video Department annual budget and monitor ongoing expenditures within approved categories and limits.
  • Manage the departmental assessment system and implement changes as needed.
  • Participate in professional organizations at the state and national levels.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Perform the duties of a full-time faculty member, including teaching six credits per academic year, and participate in other activities of the Department and College, as requested.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, preferably at the level of chair or assistant dean.
  • A graduate degree (preferably the MFA), or a bachelor’s degree and extensive professional experience.
  • Extensive familiarity with the history of film and filmmaking as an artistic form and medium of communication.
  • Substantial professional experience in film or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in film.
  • A collegial management style and history of collaboration with peers.
  • Prior supervisory experience, preferably in an educational environment.
  • Experience with student recruitment and retention.
  • A considerable network of professional contacts upon which the incumbent could draw for prospective faculty members, student mentors, program advisors, internship placements, and post-graduate employment. 
  • A demonstrable commitment to the mission and core values of School of Visual Arts.

 

 

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, please send a letter of interests that describes how your experience and interests fulfill the requirements of this position, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, and list of names and full contact information for three professional references.

 

Application review will begin immediately.  To be assured of full consideration, please submit all materials by February 15, 2019, as PDF documents, to [email protected] . Subsequent applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

School of Visual Arts is an EEO employer.  Women and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

 

About The School of Visual Arts

 

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

 

The SVA Mission

The mission of the School of Visual Arts is to educate future generations of global creative citizens to foster cultural and social change that promotes our core values through the pursuit and achievement of their professional goals.

 
 

Cross Platform Systems Administrator

Description

JOB TITLE: Cross Platform Systems Administrator

 

DEPARTMENT: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects

 

REPORTS TO:  Senior Systems Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Cross Platform Systems Administrator provides administration, maintenance and support of the availability and performance of desktops and servers in a VFX/CGI teaching environment. This particular role will be expected to provide broader systems support in addition to production software and hardware support to the BFA Computer Art student and teaching community.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with other Systems Administrators on the maintenance, installation and continuous operation of all software, hardware and networks on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Provide one-on-one support to students, faculty, and staff as needed
  • Act as a technical adviser during Senior Thesis production, supporting Senior Thesis Faculty, Senior Systems Director and other sysadmins by meeting and actively monitoring and consulting with a group of seniors on production and technical issues
    • Oversee and maintain the current department Wiki and department website, making recommendations on its development
    • Stay current on technology trends via online research and attending computer art and digital video related conferences. Work with the Senior Systems Director making recommendations on server and other hardware/software purchases and strategic planning and growth. Interface with vendors and technical support as needed.
    • Attend weekly administration/systems staff meetings

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, RedHat/CentOS Linux for desktop and server
  • An understanding of servers, networking, high-performance storage and render systems

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adobe, Autodesk, and Foundry experience
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • VFX, animation, film, and/or post-production industry experience
  • Deadline Render management and wrangling
  • HD, 2K and 4K confirm, edit, grading and finishing workflow
  • Working-level experience of color grading and finishing workflows
  • Bash, Python and/or Powershell experience
  • Master’s degree in related field
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Day Manager- Visible Futures Lab

Description

JOB TITLE: Day Manager

DEPARTMENT: Visible Futures Lab

REPORTS TO: Lab Director

POSITION OVERVIEW: Manage daily operations of Visible Futures Lab

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain lab operating hours from 10am to 5pm M-F
  • Develop lab workflow, policies and procedures
  • Oversee special events, presentations and exhibitions
  • Train and manage student workers
  • Assist Director with managing staff including the prototyping specialist, lab assistant, & student workers
  • Maintain tool and materials inventory, and accounting records
  • Update website content & assist with social media deployment

 

Technical Duties:

  • Assume duties of prototyping specialist when prototyping specialist is not scheduled (prototyping Specialist is not scheduled during these hours: M-F 10am-5pm)
  • Assist, train, and teach students, staff, faculty, & artist in residence with proper usage of digital and standard fabrication equipment, techniques & applications
  • Maintain lab facilities, equipment and workstations
  • Learn and test any new equipment that is purchased in the lab
  • Operate tools including CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) devices, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl printer/cutters, plastic bender, 3D scanners, sewing and digital embroidery machines, table saw, band saw, mill and lathe.

 

Qualifications:

  • College Degree in technology or design based fields
  • Minimum 3 years of shop and/or fabrication & digital fabrication experience
  • Proven Track record in creating working, complex, and diversified prototypes
  • Experience in working with a variety of materials and tools
  • 2D & 3D CAD and CAM software proficiency
  • Electronics design and microcontroller experience preferred
  • Previous management experience a plus
  • Detail oriented. Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, troubleshoot technical issues, be detail oriented, and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Safety Minded
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors, and prospective students.

 

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

 

 To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Department Assistant

  • Title Department Assistant
  • Department Office of Student Accounts
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Apr 18, 2019

Description

Date:  April 2019

Job Title:  Department Assistant

Reports to:Associate Director

Scope of Position: Support the Office of Student Accounts via customer service and various clerical office duties.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer the office’s main phone line, retrieve and respond to all messages.
  • Provide customer service to assist all office visitors.
  • Collect all cash receipts (checks, money orders) and post credit cards payments.
  • Print billing invoices and accounts receivable financial reports upon request.
  • Follow up on all returned mail, including noting the account.
  • Dispense work-study and refund check(s) to students.
  • Post the equipment fines submitted to the office and handle all related correspondence.
  • Process the office’s various orders: supplies, stationary, etc.
  • Keep an office calendar tracking all staff days off, meetings, deadlines etc.
  • Run the holds reports and remove holds as directed.
  • Update all forms on a yearly basis, as needed. ie: Estimated Worksheets, Lab Fees, Accepted Students Day forms, Orientation forms. Assist with updating tuition and fees on all written resources yearly.
  • Provide administrative support to the office through placing necessary notes on accounts summarizing student/parent interaction, scanning and filing various reports, applying payment plans and fees as directed.
  • Keep logs of incoming phone and in-person contact, as well as daily duties.
  • Provide back-up for lockbox upload, cash receipt posting and bank deposits, as needed.
  • Assist the Associate Director and Director in day to day activities and special projects as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred. High School diploma required.
  • Must have excellent customer service, mathematical, organizational, and communication skills. Must specifically have the ability to resolve disputes and inquiries in writing with polish and poise, as well as proper grammar and a good vocabulary.
  • Must work well under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Must work quickly and accurately with a poised, calm and professional demeanor.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Word and Excel; knowledge of the Colleague database system a plus.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime as office needs dictate.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

 

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

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Director of Operations

Description

JOB TITLE:  Director of Operations

DEPARTMENT: MFA Computer Arts

REPORTS TO:  Chair, MFA Computer Arts

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for all aspects of daily management and operation of the MFA Computer Arts Department. Duties include: managing the staff, faculty and interacting with students, implementation of the budget, overseeing the continuous operation of the computer arts facility, working closely with the chair and staff on academic and department projects, including curriculum, promotion, publications, recruitment and various other tasks.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Overseeing academic operations and management, including curriculum development, recruitment of 10+ staff, 45+ faculty, guest lecturers, visiting artists, 100+ graduate students.
  • Responsible for strategic management for preparing, implementing, and maintaining the annual department budget as well as all scholarship, equipment procurement, vendor contracts and negotiations.
  • Conduct weekly and monthly meetings with the staff and provide the Chair with updates on departmental activities and operations.
  • Manage and maintain the 24/7 operation of a high-end digital art lab consisting of networked Macintosh, Windows, and Mac workstations, editing rooms, network servers and various audio/visual equipment. Work with the systems and facilities staff to coordinate and follow up on repair and maintenance issues.
  • Represent the department by participating in major annual industry events and festivals to increase the department’s international profile as well as to recruit prospective students, faculty, guest lecturers and visiting artists.
  • Managing and supervising the admission process and helping shape the incoming class by conducting tours, application evaluations and interviews to prospective students.
  • Provide ongoing guidance and mentorship to assist current students and alumni with their career paths by working closely with the Career Development office.
  • Develop strong relationships with global industry professionals and recruiters in order to maximize employment, internship and potential faculty opportunities.
  • Maintain the network of 1,000+ alumni by hosting events and activities along with Alumni Affairs, as well as work closely with the staff to raise visibility of the department by tracking alumni’s achievements.
  • Meet with students, student representatives, faculty, and staff on regular basis to troubleshoot any class needs, software/hardware issues, and thesis and creative production.
  • Assist faculty on course evaluations, schedules, course development, enrollment and promotion on their achievement.
  • Oversee, organize and attend special department events including orientation, information sessions, open studios, thesis presentations, commencement, and gallery exhibitions.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of all aspects of the departmental websites and related web projects, including: design, content development, production, programming, and working with the systems staff for server support.
  • Work with the Project Coordinator on various department projects including any print and online advertising as well as department branded promotional materials.
  • Oversee and work with the staff on management of lab assistants and student workers.
  • Prepare annual staff performance reviews.  Administer department and college policies, rules and procedures as they relate to students, faculty and staff.
  • Consistently update the department community web site, post announcements and course cancellations, update mailing lists and maintain databases and thesis archives.
  • Research new products and services for possible integration into existing systems. Stay abreast of current developments in art, technology, and higher education, as they relate to the department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • MA/MFA and knowledge of digital art preferred.
  • Previous managerial and 3-5 years administrative experience.
  • Computer literacy with Macs and PCs.
  • Proficient in MS Office, experience with Filemaker Pro a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and students.

 

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

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Exhibitions & Maintenance Coordinator

Description

DATE UPDATED: March 2019

JOB TITLE:  Exhibitions & Maintenance Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Photography & Video

REPORTS TO:  Studio Manager and Director of Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for overseeing department exhibitions and the maintenance and repair of the Photography Department facilities and equipment.

WORK SCHEDULE:  M-F, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (weekend and overtime hours as required)

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

REPAIR & MAINTENANCE:

  • Facilitate repair maintenance procedures and policies for departmental use as required
  • Oversee darkroom and studio facilities to ensure equipment is in proper working condition
  • Perform regular maintenance checks to all studio equipment including camera systems and lighting packages
  • Verify darkroom enlargers/timers are in working order
  • Coordinate with Director of Health and Environmental Safety in keeping updated MSDS sheets
  • Order and purchase repair supplies, package and send equipment for repair and maintain accurate account for all orders
  • Research new technology for updating camera, studio and lab equipment inventory
  • Communicate with staff regarding equipment repairs and proper use
  • Monitoring and performing preventative maintenance and repairs to the following types of equipment:
    • B&W silver recovery equipment
    • Cameras, lenses and light meters (digital and analog)
    • B&W enlargers, timers, easels and other related equipment   
    • Studio lighting
    • Chemical mixers, transfer pumps, tanks and chemical handling equipment
    • Water filters, filter panels and water tempering valves
    • Processing sinks, related plumbing and equipment
    • Print viewing stations
    • Print washers/dryers
    • Dry mounting presses
    • UV Exposure units
    • Tripods, stands and lighting accessories
    • Studio capture stations
    • Gallery track light fixtures
    • Gallery related media devices - flat-screen displays, projectors & media players

 

GALLERY COORDINATION & INSTALLATION:

  • Coordinate gallery installation schedules & meet with staff gallery assistants to plan for upcoming exhibitions
  • Oversee gallery spaces and work with students and staff to ensure proper installation methods, lighting, repair
  • Work directly with students & staff to develop solutions for individual installation needs for gallery exhibitions
  • Coordinate and meet with administrative staff to develop production plans and schedules for off-site gallery installations
  • Research technology solutions for use in gallery and exhibition presentations
  • Occasionally build pedestals, shelves, and other items for exhibition needs
  • Coordinate with students regarding special exhibition requests, dropping off and picking up work, packing work, and shipping work

 

 FACILITIES & STORAGE MANAGEMENT:

  • Conduct construction, electrical, and general carpentry projects as needed
  • Manage & coordinate with management & staff regarding storage space usage
  • Coordinate to rearrange spaces as needed for efficient usage, delivery and logistics of inventories
  • Manage studio storage closets, flat storage, prop storage and equipment lockers
  • Oversee building preparation for exhibitions and public events
  • Work with physical plant, vendors and staff to schedule and facilitate repairs and maintenance projects in a timely manner
  • Maintain an orderly office and repair space including a stock of repair parts, materials and tools for staff use
  • Coordinate with building manager for proper waste disposal and recycling

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct purchasing card transactions, reconcile monthly statements & process requisitions for procurement when needed
  • Create online requisitions for repairs and maintenance supplies
  • Assist the staff in daily cage operations and provide student assistance as needed
  • Generate project ideas based on department needs
  • Assist staff during building maintenance periods and work on department projects

    

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BFA Degree in Photography or related field
  • Prior experience working within an educational environment a plus
  • Familiarity with all aspects (including troubleshooting and maintenance) of photography production including: B&W and digital imaging
  • Knowledge of analog darkroom maintenance including the proper handling of chemistry
  • Knowledge of professional studio equipment including: strobes, medium format cameras (digital and analog) and general studio accessories
  • Good mechanical skills; basic knowledge of electric, plumbing and light construction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - Must be able to effectively communicate (verbally and written) with other departments and outside vendors
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer literacy in Mac environment and knowledge of FileMaker Pro
  • Willingness to work overtime or weekends as necessary
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

 

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 Feb 10, 2019

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: February 2019

JOB TITLE:  Front Office Manager

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Computer Art

 STATUS:  Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Director of Operations


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

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday,  8:30 AM- 4:30 PM, 12 noon- 8 PM or 4 PM - 12AM depending on the day of week.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet all students and visitors and enforce access policies to the facility and individual labs.
  • Perform equipment check-in/out (production equipment and accessories, including cameras, tripods, etc.).
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance and evaluations of production cameras, projectors, tripods and light kits and/or oversee the process of sending the damaged items out for repair.
  • Facilitate the readiness of the entire department for classes on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate and distribute instructor materials as needed.
  • Maintain supplies for front office including toner, ink, paper, general offices supplies, etc.
  • Maintain active inventory of all student production equipment and inform the Director of Operations when inventory is low or damaged (bulbs, spare parts, etc).
  • Prepare and conduct equipment demonstrations.
  • Assist the director of operations in all day-to-day operations of the department and special events including exhibitions, orientations, and open houses.
  • Act as a point of contact with respect to necessary building repairs (i.e., plumbing, lights, electrical) in Computer Art facilities.  Apprise Director of Operations as to problems, and progress of current repairs.

 

 This position will be responsible for one of the following duties 

  • Supervise and train student lab assistant workers.  Create and maintain lab assistant schedules, work with the Director of Operations and Systems Administrators to coordinate special training sessions, work with the Director of Operations to coordinating lab assistant evaluations, review and confirm the weekly work hours reported by lab assistants and prepare the time sheets. 

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills needed including phone and email.
  • Administrative and/or managerial experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Knowledge of basic cross-platform computer skills required
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Suite preferred.
  • A/V experience and equipment management preferred.

 

 

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

HR Associate, Recruitment and Training

Description

Job Title:  HR Associate, Recruitment and Training

Department:  Human Resources

Reports To: Associate Director and Director, Human Resources


Position Overview: Primary responsibilities include providing HR administrative support, entry level recruiting and training and development. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative and Recruitment:

  • Performs general human resource functions by responding to employee requests and questions.
  • Talent Acquisition: Responsible for the recruitment of entry level and select non-exempt positions.
  • Attend recruiting events with associate director.
  • Liaison between departments and recruiting agencies for temporary staff support requests.
  • Assist associate director with processing student employment during peak periods.
  • Work closely with the associate director on full-cycle on-boarding process; including conducting orientation and ensuring new staff training is completed based on institutional and government guidelines.
  • Coordinate and prepare reports, cards etc. for employee anniversaries for EVP’s office.
  • Generate various reports utilizing the institution’s HRIS, Colleague.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings and conferences.
  • Assists human resources staff with additional projects as assigned.

 

Training and Development:

  • Responsible for coordinating computer-based and vendor off-site training covering a range of technical, operational, and/or management areas in a specified field
  • Review curricula offered by vendor, and recommend appropriate training in-line with institutional, departmental and individual goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of training and development programs offered through staff feedback, and utilize the information to revise or recommend changes in offerings.
  • Stay current with developments in training, specifically as it relates to institutional policy changes, and government regulations.
  • Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
  • Coordinate administrative functions necessary to deliver and document training programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree and/or interest in Human Resources required.
  • Prior recruiting experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years administrative or human resources experience required.
  • Strong computer skills:, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel,
  • Prior HRIS required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Proactive and professional; strong interpersonal and communication skills with a pleasant, personable demeanor.
  • Requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential

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

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Lab Assistant (Overnight)

Description

JOB TITLE: Lab Assistant, Overnight

DEPARTMENT: Digital Imaging Center

REPORT TO: Head Manager

 

Position Overview:

We are looking for a competent overnight assistant to support all aspects of administration and organizational skills. The team will count on you for various crucial tasks, from monitoring the labs and equipment during overnight shifts.

Hours: Monday  - Friday (12:00 am - 6:00 am)  30 hours

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to stand, walk and/or sit and continuously perform essential job functions
  • Ensure cleaned classrooms, and period cleaning criteria and requirements are met.
  • Ensure that labs are secured, storage and facilities locked and unlocked.
  • Comfortable working on the floor alongside direct reports.
  • Perform administrative work (answering phones, paperwork etc.)
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and execute.
  • Report incidents to security and the lead manager.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to achieve defined goals on time.
  • Overnight Shifts.

 

Requirements

  • 2 +, years of experience in retail, warehousing, production, or team oriented environments.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and adopt new processes

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

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  No walk-ins please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Maintenance Technician (Day Shift)

Description

Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Building Engineer/Assistant Director of Facilities & Director of Facilities

Position Overview: Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

Hours: Monday- Friday : 9:00- 5:00

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Frequently check the SVA maintenance work order system
  • Repair and treatment of floor, showers, sinks, walls, roofs and carpets
  • Cleaning of roof gutters
  • Performing minor repairs and adjustments of locks on doors, cabinets, desks, closets, door hinges
  • Performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs, as well as light carpentry
  • Set up classrooms for use
  • Cleaning and replacement of filters on various HVAC units
  • Changing light bulbs and ballasts
  • Moving furniture and equipment
  • Responding to web-based service requests
  • Responding to emergency calls
  • Maintaining work logs
  • Processing service request
  • Assisting with special construction projects
  • Perform janitorial tasks as needed including trash removal and cleaning and maintenance of trash compactors
  • Perform snow removal using hand tools and/or snow removal equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in repair, maintenance and replacement in the areas of carpentry, painting, plumbing, glass replacement, masonry, appliance repair, HVAC, electrical wiring and basic locksmith knowledge
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks, including but not limited to climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying boxes up to 50 lbs., tools, equipment and building materials
  • Ability to maintain and utilize a variety of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to building and construction
  • Ability to read blueprints is helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Entry level computer skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime on an as needed basis
  • Accept training to obtain necessary certificates
  • Able to speak, read and understand English

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Maintenance Technician (Evening Shift)

Description

Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Building Engineer/Assistant Director of Facilities & Director of Facilities

Position Overview: Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

Hours: Rotating Shifts : 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 12:00 am,  weekends included

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Frequently check the SVA maintenance work order system
  • Repair and treatment of floor, showers, sinks, walls, roofs and carpets
  • Cleaning of roof gutters
  • Performing minor repairs and adjustments of locks on doors, cabinets, desks, closets, door hinges
  • Performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs, as well as light carpentry
  • Set up classrooms for use
  • Cleaning and replacement of filters on various HVAC units
  • Changing light bulbs and ballasts
  • Moving furniture and equipment
  • Responding to web-based service requests
  • Responding to emergency calls
  • Maintaining work logs
  • Processing service request
  • Assisting with special construction projects
  • Perform janitorial tasks as needed including trash removal and cleaning and maintenance of trash compactors
  • Perform snow removal using hand tools and/or snow removal equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in repair, maintenance and replacement in the areas of carpentry, painting, plumbing, glass replacement, masonry, appliance repair, HVAC, electrical wiring and basic locksmith knowledge
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks, including but not limited to climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying boxes up to 50 lbs., tools, equipment and building materials
  • Ability to maintain and utilize a variety of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to building and construction
  • Ability to read blueprints is helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Entry level computer skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime on an as needed basis
  • Accept training to obtain necessary certificates
  • Able to speak, read and understand English

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Media Relations Manager

Description

JOB TITLE:  Media Relations Manager

DEPARTMENT:  Office of Communication

REPORTS TO:  Director, Communication

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Supports the Director of Communication in efforts to generate public awareness of SVA and its departments, exhibitions, events and programs by leading day-to-day media relations and advising the Director on institutional outreach and special projects. Actively contributes to external positioning efforts to advance the reputation of the College.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualize and implement strategies to position SVA in the media as one of the leading institutions for the education and training of creative professionals
  • Conceptualize and implement strategies to place faculty in the media as quoted experts
  • Develop a plan to cultivate international media contacts
  • Actively seek out placement opportunities by monitoring key New York and national media outlets and editorial calendars
  • Work closely with departments to identify media targets and generate story ideas
  • Research, write and distribute press releases, backgrounders, story pitches, media alerts
  • Pitch stories by phone and e-mail
  • Develop targeted media lists and cultivate new contacts, including via social media
  • Sustain strong relationships with senior-level members of the media and influencers
  • Oversee media database management
  • Vet and respond to media inquiries
  • Facilitate media interviews and manage photo shoots and/or broadcast tapings
  • Stay current with changes and trends in the arts and design fields
  • Monitor and devise reporting methods of media coverage of the College and its competitors
  • Contribute creative ideas in brainstorming sessions with Communication team
  • Prepare timelines and schedules and meet strict editorial and publication deadlines
  • Oversee press mailings, e-mail blasts and publishing of content on SVA’s website
  • Contribute ideas and write stories for institutional publications
  • Represent College at gallery openings and events
  • Contribute regularly to SVA social media platforms

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in English, Communications, Journalism or related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ publicity experience in the arts, design or culture sectors
  • Possess strong relationships in the media, particularly in the art, design and education press
  • Aggressively cultivate new contacts in the art, design and education press
  • Demonstrate a track record of leveraging social media for client visibility, media cultivation and press coverage
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems, while collaborating with teammates—especially the assistant director of digital content and social media— and utilizing all resources available
  • Must be highly self-driven, demonstrate great initiative, exude high energy and show attention to detail.
  • Must be a confident, flexible, multi-tasker, and be able to work independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A record of major print, broadcast and Web placements
  • Familiarity with Cision or other Web-based media service
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines essential
  • Outstanding people skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Focused and self-motivated, yet flexible and a team player
  • Cover letter, writing samples and media placements 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.

 

 
 

Production Office (Evening Supervisor )

Description

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Office (Evening Supervisor )

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Film

Reports to and supports: 

Senior Production Office Manager (Directly)   

Director of Operations

Film Chair

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday-Thursday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm         

Friday: 12:00 am - 8:00 pm

Occasional Saturday for Department events

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  This position will supervise the late afternoon-evening operations of the production office. This position requires knowledge of all technology in use in studios and screening room. Responsible for the safety and security of students, teachers, facilities and equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient functioning of all evening operations
  • Must be able to respond sensibly to emergencies and follow SVA protocol
  • Supervise responsibilities of the evening staff members
  • Make sure all equipment is returned, shut down properly, note problems
  • Secures all film department facilities at night before closing 
  • Report all evening activities to Production Office Manager
  • Assure all student and evening class needs are met
  • Prepare equipment packages for students and morning production classes
  • Supervise check-in of major equipment returns
  • Assist in training student workers and new full time staff members   
  • Oversees Front Window evening activities
  • Assist with preparing equipment needs for special events throughout the school

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years supervisory experience
  • Experience in film production
  • Demonstrable knowledge of safety practices
  • Familiarity with all film related terminology and procedure
  • Detailed knowledge of film, digital, sound, lighting and grip equipment,
  • Abiltity to supervise, motivate and work as a team player
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills
  • Able to use Mac and PC, and to adapt to changing technology


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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Production Office Evening Assistant

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Office Evening Assistant

DEPARTMENT: BFA Film

SCOPE OF POSITION: Production Office Evening Supervisor (Directly) Production Office Manager (Directly) Director of Operations

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm - 10:30pm Friday 12:00pm - 8:00pm Occasional Saturday for Department events

POSITION OVERVIEW:   Supports the daily afternoon and evening operations of the production office by ensuring all equipment is in working order and properly inventoried. Assists the Evening Supervisor in all evening operations as necessary. Includes heavy lifting of equipment.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Evening Supervisor preparing equipment orders for students and class productions
  • Assures all evening classes, faculty, and students needs are met Assures proper tracking of equipment inventory
  • Assist evening manager in overseeing student workers
  • Assist in training student workers and new full time staff members
  • Proposes equipment purchases budgets for annual budget proposal
  • Assists Evening Supervisor in assuring morning class equipment orders are prepped
  • Assists at the Production Office front window
  • Assists Evening Supervisor securing facilities and closing the office. Assists in Department events

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Experience working with film and digital equipment
  • Knowledge of Mac/PC: Filemaker, Microsoft Word and Excel software. Ability to research and adapt to new technologies
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to work as a team member.
  • Diplomacy

 

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Property Manager

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

Description

Job Title: Property Manager 

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Executive Director of Facilities / Director of Facilities

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in building operations and maintenance.
  • Must have NYCFD Fire Safety Director certificate of fitness.
  • Must obtain and maintain NYCFD Sprinkler / Standpipe certificate of fitness as required.
  • Must obtain and maintain NYCFD certificate of fitness as required.
  • Excellent communication skills must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to perform light repairs.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Computer efficient.
  • Ability to respond to building and college emergencies 24/7.
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks including but not limited to climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs.), tools and building equipment.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

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

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Studio Assistant (Part-Time)

Description

JOB TITLE: Studio Assistant (Part-Time)

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Photography & Video

REPORTS TO: Studio Manager & Assistant Studio Manager

 HOURS: 14-21 hours per week.

Flexible between M-F, 5pm – 2am, Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:00am


POSITION OVERVIEW: The Part Time Studio Assistant will work closely with Studio Managers and Hub staff to maintain successful daily operations of the departmental facilities including studios, darkrooms, and equipment Hub. They will provide assistance and technical support to photography students and faculty in regard to equipment and facility usage. They ensure equipment and facilities are maintained in good working order. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

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

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

 To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to[email protected].  No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Studio Supervisor

  • Title Studio Supervisor
  • Department BFA Film
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Feb 12, 2019

Description

JOB TITLE: Studio Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: BFA Film

 SCOPE OF POSITION: Production Office Senior Manager

Director of Operations  

 Film Chair

 

WORK SCHEDULE:   Monday-Friday:  8:00-4:00 pm

 Occasional Saturday for Department events

 

This position oversees and manages the five film department studios to ensure studios are properly maintained, safe, fully functioning and operating efficiently.  In addition, this individual will work with students, faculty and staff to insure that facilities are used correctly and schedule each studio.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and implement studio policies and procedures
  • Manage the Film studios on a daily basis assuring they are clean, functional and safe
  • Responsible for AV studio carts including hardware & software installation
  • Train students and staff on proper use of the Fisher Dolly
  • Train students and staff on proper use of dimming board
  • Research and propose studio equipment and monitor studio budget code
  • Serves as liaison with vendors and manufacturers.
  • Oversees budget of studio purchases and budget codes
  • Coordinate reservations and scheduling for the facilities
  • Create, maintain, and coordinate Film dept. Day and Cont. Ed. Class schedules (includes scheduling rooms and solving potential scheduling conflicts)
  • Maintains data base of studio inventory
  • Inspects & secures facilities after use
  • Communicates overnight studio requests and any problems to Production Office Manager and Evening Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two year’s supervisory experience or responsibility for facilities management.
  • Filmmaking experience
  • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro preferred.
  • Proficiency in relevant Mac OS programs
  • General knowledge of Grip & Electric
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • General Carpentry skills 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.

 
 

Systems Administrator

  • Title Systems Administrator
  • Department MFA Computer Arts
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Mar 12, 2019

Description

JOB TITLE: Systems Administrator

 DEPARTMENT: MFA Computer Arts

 REPORTS TO:Senior Systems Administrator, MFA Computer Arts

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Primarily responsible for installation, maintenance, and continuous operation of all Windows and Mac workstations in a 100+ user graduate computer art lab. Provide technical support and assistance to all faculty, students and staff. Supervise two lab assistants.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Senior Systems Administrator regarding the 24/7 operation of the lab, including the supervision of all Lab Assistants.
  • Assist faculty and students with software and hardware support, problems and questions.
  • Train, manage and assign tasks to lab assistants.
  • Keep Senior Systems Administrator informed of software and hardware status, problems, and needs.
  • Provide specific software and hardware recommendations for the budget consideration.
  • Create and track purchase requisitions and maintenance support contracts for hardware, software and leased equipment.
  • Assist the Chair with departmental projects, such as the website, tours for visitors, special events, student art shows, artist residency program etc.
  • Stay abreast of current and future software/hardware developments by attending computer art related conferences and exhibitions. Stay abreast of trends in digital art and design.
  • Assist with the training of students, faculty, and lab assistants by running workshops on a wide variety of software and hardware topics.
  • Build, maintain and ensure the backup of all staff computers and provide technical assistance to staff members.
  • Ensure backup of key systems and data where needed.
  • Conduct software and hardware research, testing, and implementation including; Mac OS and Windows operating system and hardware updates, 2D and 3D animation software, web development software, audio/video software and hardware, programming and special needs software, hardware and cameras, and other digital art related technologies.
  • Implement and maintain printers and print services.
  • Install and Maintain Windows based render farm, and optimize render jobs resource usage.
  • Manage Active Directory and user accounts for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Manage department’s FLEXlm and RLM License servers.
  • Manage Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality equipment and workstations, Motion Capture system, and 3D scanning systems.

 

             

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Graduate degree in digital art or related field preferred
  • 2-5 years systems administration experience
  • Previous experience working with graduate-level art students and faculty preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Mac OS
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Linux
  • Knowledge of Windows 10
  • Solid knowledge of PC and Mac hardware, operating systems and software applications, network environments and wiring
  • Some knowledge of networking, SMB, AFP, NFS
  • Some knowledge of Shell scripting and programming, Bash, Java, SQL
  • Some knowledge of web technologies, HTML, PHP, SQL (Symphony CMS and Wordpress preferred)
  • Art or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing developments in the digital art field
  • Knowledge of web authoring software, Photoshop, Illustrator, Max/MSP/Jitter, Premiere, After Effects, Maya, and other art and design-related software
  • Knowledge of video/audio software and hardware, including cameras
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to self-direct research and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed to maintain 24/7 operation of the facility

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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