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Academic Advisor

  • Title Academic Advisor
  • Department Academic Advisement
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Aug 29, 2016

Description

Job Title:  Academic Advisor

Department:  Academic Advisement

Reports to:  Director of Academic Advisement

Position Overview:  Advises undergraduate students in academic matters including the construction of class schedules, core curriculum and elective requirements.  Must have the ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals and to be perceptive and have an understanding of student concerns.  Requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information and a professional approach to all responsibilities as outlined below.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Register full-time, matriculated students and make course adjustments to their programs during the drop/add period.
  • Monitor students’ progress towards degree
  • Maintain individual student files containing notes of meetings, discussions, course changes, class schedules, transcripts, attendance records, correspondence, etc.
  • Counsel students considering an interruption of their studies and process the interruption form when appropriate.
  • Inform the Department Chair of potential student problems (academic and/or personal) including unsatisfactory work and excessive absence reports.
  • Monitors attendance and academic progress of students on academic probation.
  • Reviews transfer credits of accepted students with the Director of Academic Advisement as necessary.
  • Visit classrooms regularly to observe students, instructors and the educational process at work; submit report of visits to Director of Academic Advisement

 

Qualifications:          

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 1-2 years administrative experience, preferably in a collegiate environment
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Patience, compassion and maturity when dealing with students, parents, instructors and staff.
  • Commitment to the School of Visual Arts’ mission and educational objectives.
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: MPS Art Therapy

Reports to: Department Chair

Position Overview: Administrative assistant responsible for maintaining department library and supplies, processing paperwork, greeting guests, program promotion, social media, and event planning.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Schedule appointments & maintain calendar
  • Answer department phones and emails
  • Assist walk-in visitors and sign for packages
  • Direct student questions & concerns
  • Schedule meetings/appointments for staff, students and faculty
  • Purchase office supplies, art supplies, A/V equipment and other items as needed
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and art supplies
  • Process Check Requests, Travel & Expense Reports, Guest Lecturer Forms, Time Sheets
  • Review department budget
  • Maintain department lending and reference libraries
  • Maintain office and classroom space, including kitchen, bathrooms, storage areas, copier, fax machine, printers, display case, etc.
  • Coordinate faculty A/V and supplies requests
  • Provide computer support and/or call I.T. Help Desk
  • Supervise and delegate to work study students, approve their timesheets
  • Assist the Internship Coordinator, Special Projects Coordinator, and Program Coordinator as needed
  • Maintain blog and department social media sites
  • Shoot and edit photos of department events, classes and artwork
  • Write and edit text for department event and program promotion
  • Submit event listings to Communications department
  • Assist with planning, promotion, and registration for Lecture/Workshop Series, Thesis Presentations, Spring Exhibition and Annual Art Therapy Department Conference
  • Manage email lists and event announcements on ConstantContact or EventBrite
  • Set-up for Information Session/Open House/Prospective Applicant Workshops

Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA required. Masters preferred.
  • 2+ years relevant experience.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
  • Web and print design 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.

 
 

Associate Library Director

Description

Job Title: Associate Library Director        

Department: Library     

Reports To: Library Director

Position Overview: Assists Library Director in management, supervision, and administration to provide quality library services to the SVA community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the first line manager and supervisor for daily library operations
  • Manages the library when the Director is absent
  • Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating library goals and objectives
  • Supervises 2 professional librarians and 2 circulation managers
  • Participates in reference service at the public reference desk and via email, chat
  • Conducts general and specialized library instruction classes
  • Contributes to library acquisitions
  • Participates in the library liaison initiative
  • Works with library director to establish ongoing weeding program
  • Oversees library donations including policy and procedures
  • Responsible for statistical reports, assessment and other data compilation as needed
  • Assists in the preparation of the library’s annual operating budget
  • Provides leadership in working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity
  • Plans, organizes, and implements special projects as needed or determined by the Director
  • Participates in professional activities and maintains current knowledge of developments and trends in the field especially those involved with art & design, and academic librarianship, at both the local and national level

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Strong background in the history of art and design preferred
  • Three years supervisory experience of professional librarians and other library staff
  • Three years reference experience in an academic, public or special library setting
  • Experience with formalized library instruction or teaching
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Leadership ability
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills
  • Must be highly professional, responsible, and respectful of confidentiality and privacy issues
  • Experience with budget preparation and statistical reports

 

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.

 
 

Digital Lab Assistant

Description

Job Title: Fine Arts: Digital Lab Assistant

Department: Fine Arts

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Fine Arts Digital Systems Administrator and Department Chair

Position Overview:  The Fine Arts Digital Lab Assistant is responsible for the organization and management of the equipment checkout room, including direct supervision of student workers and tracking maintenance of photography and video equipment. The FADLab assistant is also responsible for maintaining a digital archive of student work for the BFA Fine Arts department. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist students and faculty with their projects as needed.
  • Direct student workers in the routine maintenance of the Fine Arts Digital Lab.
  • Interview and train student workers.
  • With the help of student workers, ensure that all lab equipment is in working order to include computers, projectors, software programs, cameras, lighting and sound equipment.
  • Oversee the daily operation of the equipment library, including the library software and equipment database, the maintenance of photo and video equipment, and the organization of equipment in the lab for maximum accessibility.
  • Assist with the daily operations of the Digital Lab and CNC room by performing systems maintenance tasks assigned by the Systems Administrator.
  • Build documentation of the Digital Lab resources and produce instructional tutorials (video ad PDF) to populate the Digital Lab Knowledge base wiki.
  • Use Adobe Bridge and Photoshop to maintain and expand on a comprehensive archive of student work for the BFA Fine Arts department.

 

Qualifications:

  • BFA in Fine Arts or a related art discipline.
  • Thorough knowledge of current photography and video equipment and production workflows.
  • Proficiency with Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac OS X.
  • Experience with 3-D modeling in Maya, Luxology Modo, or Solidworks is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills and a passion for learning are crucial to success in this position.
  • Please be motivated, cooperative, adaptable, and autonomous.

 

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.

 
 

Director of Facilities

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:               August 2016

POSITION TITLE:                 Director of Facilities

DEPARTMENT:                     Physical Plant/Facilities

REPORTS TO:                      Executive Director of Facilities

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:                 

 

The Director reports to the Executive Director and manages the College’s facilities assets including but not limited to the following: facilities daily operations, facility planning and space utilization. The Director supervises a team of assistant directors, building engineers and building supervisors in the performance of all tasks required to operate the existing buildings and grounds, renovations, and major system replacement projects.  The individual is also responsible for the scheduling and supervision of maintenance and repair activities, contracted services and custodial services and ensuring the physical operation of the college meets budgetary and strategic objectives.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise the maintenance and operations of the College’s physical plant to include, but not limited to, custodial, maintenance, grounds, facility day-to-day operations, snow removal and repair projects.
  • Monitor local, state and federal codes and regulations regarding facilities and provide the Executive Director and staff with necessary updates to ensure compliance.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and selection process for open positions. 
  • Direct, assign and evaluate the daily work of the staff. 
  • Responsible for staff training as it relates to work procedures, standards and safety practices. Prepare annual staff performance reviews, as well as address any disciplinary matters.  Administer per departmental and college policies, rules and procedures.
  • Communicate matters involving personnel and facilities in a current and timely manner with the Executive Director of Facilities.
  • Provide professional leadership including effective deployment of the staff, effective forecasting, planning and analysis, project management, scheduling and budget development and control.
  • Develop and monitor ongoing Preventive and Deferred Maintenance programs for all major mechanical and electrical systems college wide.
  • Work closely with key administrators regarding issues related to safety, space inventory, capacity ratios, facility modifications and future construction.
  • In partnership with the staff, develop intermediate and long-range facilities goals, objectives, and execution strategies for the facilities.
  • Review and approve work performed by third-party vendors and process invoices for payment for related projects.
  • Develop and manage departmental budget.  Ensure adherence to the budgets within institutional guidelines; and immediately communicate significant variances to the Executive Director.
  • Effectively service the needs of the College through the College’s work order system, to include response coordination, status updates of maintenance requests and needs of eh College.
  • Direct oversight for bringing all facilities in compliance with.
  • Regularly perform building inspections and submit findings to the Executive Director in a weekly report.
  • Perform special projects and other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • On call 24/7 via cell phone.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Field of study: Facilities Management, or a related field.  Engineering/architectural or facilities management background is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Must be hands-on, work independently, and innovative.
  • Ability to maximize the use of technology for better efficiency.
  • Advanced organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and prior hands-on experience with Building Maintenance software preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, manage tight deadlines and willingness to work flexible hours (on-call 24/7 via phone). 
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in Higher Education, with 3+ years of supervisory, leadership, delegation and motivational experience.

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.

 
 

Director, Communication

Description

Date:                                     August 2016

 

Job Title:                               Director

 

Department:                         Communication

 

Reports To:                            Executive Director, External Relations

 

Position Overview:               Develop and direct the implementation of communication and media strategies to generate positive awareness and understanding of the College and to encourage interest in SVA programs; oversee content in SVA publications, social media platforms and media campaigns; collaborate in the development of marketing materials to prospective students; lead emergency management committee.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Ensure high-quality content is distributed to relevant external and internal audiences to develop interest in and understanding of the College’s mission and its programs.
  • Collaborate with program heads to identify and mine newsworthy content from across the College, including the accomplishments of students, faculty and alumni.
  • Direct the development, execution and dissemination of SVA news through publications and social media; evaluate and develop new content streams.
  • Collaborate with SVA Admissions and in-house design studio to develop marketing materials meant to engage prospective and accepted students.
  • Serve as chair of the Emergency Management Committee; direct emergency preparedness planning; develop and implement plans to improve crisis communication; direct crisis communication during times of emergency; and coordinate monthly committee meetings.
  • Generate earned media for institutional initiatives and establish new earned media strategies.
  • Write and/or edit press releases, backgrounders, marketing materials, speeches and executive-level correspondence. 
  • Advise executive management on potential problem issues and opportunities in public relations, and on the climate between the College and the public; undertake special projects and assignments as directed.
  • Serve as public spokesperson for the College and as an integral member of the external relations team; may be required to provide media training.
  • Oversee internal communications, including community emails, employee blog and newsletter, and information screens on campus.
  • Support administrative offices in crafting external and internal correspondence and messages.
  • Prepare and deliver monthly news briefings to top administrators about on-campus initiatives and recent media coverage. 
  • Serve on leadership team for SVA website.
  • Manage advertising for select events, exhibitions, and/or accolades.
  • Keep abreast of new communication trends and vehicles, serving as a consultant to the Colleges’ various departments and offices.
  • Hire, train and supervise Communication staff.
  • Develop and implement methods to measure effectiveness of SVA Communication initiatives and communicate ROI to stakeholders.
  • Prepare and monitor departmental budget, expenditures and related activities.
  • Supervise selection and management of vendors including media and translation services, freelance writers and photographers.
  • Work an extended schedule, including weekends and evenings according to demands of the role and tasks.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in communications, media relations, and marketing; five years management experience. 
  • A strong understanding of various communications areas, including media relations, social media, web content, internal and external communications, and crisis communications.
  • Expertise in writing and editing, and strong verbal communication skills including the ability to speak well in public. 
  • Strong decision-making, time management skills; the ability to multi-task. Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of management and staff. 
  • Working knowledge of and personal interest in the visual arts 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.

 
 

House Manager

  • Title House Manager
  • Department SVA Theatre
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Aug 01, 2016

Description

Job Title: House Manager 

Department: SVA Theatre

Reports to: Operations Manager, SVA Theatre 

Position Overview: Under the direction of the SVA Theatre Director and Operations Manager, the House Manager will assist the SVA Theatre with front-of-house duties and general event oversight and management.  You will be working with a smart, friendly team in a fun, fast-paced environment, and will be overseeing some of the most prestigious arts events in New York City. 

SVA Theatre hosts events year round, on mornings, afternoons, and evenings, on weekdays and weekends, and on some holidays.  There are certain times during the year when there are very few events, and we cannot guarantee a set amount of hours per week or month.  Most events average six hours.  House Managers choose what events they wish to work, but we ask that you generally have a flexible schedule with good availability. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be the point person for event hosts, and provide them with necessary front-of-house support. 
  • Supervise house staff and front of house to ensure smooth event operations.
  • Assist with the management of event hosts, caterers, and VIP guests.
  • Assist with event setup (which requires moving heavy objects).
  • Provide a high level of customer service to, and ensure the safety of, all guests.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years of customer service experience is required.
  • The ability to work days and/or evenings, weekdays and/or weekends.
  • A background, knowledge, and/or love for the arts (especially film).
  • Prior event, production, house management, and/or ushering experience preferred.
  • Personable, friendly, and helpful – a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Strong management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize accordingly.
  • A general understanding of theatrical technology is a plus.
  • Fireguard licensure is a plus, but is not required.  

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Inventory Coordinator

Description

Job Title: Inventory Coordinator 

Department: SVA Campus Store

Reports to: Operations Manager

Position Overview: Key responsibilities include receiving, labeling, preparing shipments, logging all shipments and accurate floor sampling of items being received. The position has public contact of a limited scope, involving standard information exchange.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience.
  • 2 years or more of POS and inventory module experience required.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail required.
  • Ability to lift +60 lbs.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible work schedule required.
  • Design skills highly preferred.
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Lab Assistant Technician

  • Title Lab Assistant Technician
  • Department BFA Cartooning & Illustration
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Sep 16, 2016

Description

Date Available:  September 2016

Title: Assistant Lab Technician

Department: BFA Cartooning & Illustration

Reports to: Academic IT

Position Overview: Under the supervision of Lab Managers, this position is responsible for providing technical assistance to end users of SVA computer labs, assists with the upkeep of lab resources and helps to enforce lab polices to ensure a fun, efficient and safe working environment. Lab technicians answer questions, provide guidance with lab software and equipment and help carry out lab operating procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors and monitor lab access
  • Manage equipment checkout
  • Manage inventory and supply spreadsheet
  • Provide assistance with printing and scanning operations
  • Provide basic troubleshooting to computer users
  • Politely enforce lab policies (i.e. no food, closing procedures, etc.)
  • Help maintain lab equipment (i.e. general maintenance and cleaning)
  • Communicate and track lab technical issues with management
  • Provide lab overview to occasional visiting Admissions tours

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A quick learner who is computer savvy (Mac OS experience preferred)
  • Patient and courteous in working with computer users of all experience levels
  • Familiar with Adobe CS/Cloud applications (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.)
  • Familiar with desktop printing workflows

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.

 
 

Lab Manager (Night)

  • Title Lab Manager (Night)
  • Department Visual Futures Lab
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Aug 12, 2016

Description

Job Title: Lab Manager

Department: Visible Futures Lab

Reports to: Lab Director

Position Overview: Manage daily operations of Visible Futures Lab

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain lab operating hours from 4pm to 11pm M-F
  • Maintain lab facilities, equipment and workstations
  • Develop lab workflow, policies and procedures
  • Oversee special events, presentations and exhibitions
  • Supervise, guide and assist graduate students, artists in residence and faculty on Lab policies and safety procedures
  • Provide support for students, artist in residence and faculty with project planning, design and fabrication considerations
  • Train and manage student workers
  • Operate tools including CNC routers, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl printer/cutters, sewing and embroidery machines, table saw, band saw, mill and lathe
  • Maintain tool and materials inventory, and accounting records
  • Update website content

Qualifications:

  • College degree in technology or design based fields
  • Minimum 3 years of shop and/or fabrication experience
  • Experience in working with a variety of materials and tools
  • 2D & 3D CAD and CAM software proficiency
  • Electronics design and microcontroller experience required
  • Detail oriented
  • Safety minded

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

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.

 
 

Maintenance Technician

Description

Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities

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

Position Overview: Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

Hours: Hours vary by shift assignment

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Production Office Evening Supervisor

Description

Job Title: Production Office Evening Supervisor

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

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

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Program Coordinator

  • Title Program Coordinator
  • Department MFA Products of Design
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Aug 23, 2016

Description

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Department: MFA Products of Design

Reports to: Director of Operations & Department Chair

Position Overview: Execute administrative tasks for the MFA Products of Design department in a responsible and timely manner. Maintain organization of the studio space.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Chair and Director of Operations with the day-to-day operations of the department
  • Correspond with all new and returning students and faculty about day-to-day requests
  • Act as receptionist and provide assistance to all visitors
  • Create and track check requests, purchase requisitions, and expense reports
  • Work with the administrative staff to prepare yearly applications for admission review
  • Assist with the filing and organization of Admissions paperwork
  • Assist with the content, publication and scheduling of the college catalogs, postcards, and posters
  • Collaborate with the Chair and Director of Operations on short and long term plans for the department, including special events, ongoing curriculum development, and partnership opportunities
  • Assist in organizing and set-up for special department events including orientation, information sessions, thesis presentations, graduation, and open houses
  • Collect and report RSVPs for department events
  • 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
  • Cultivate professional contacts and maintain accurate databases
  • Maintain accurate department calendar of classes, programs, events etc.
  • Proofread promotional materials for the department and submit for approval by Director of Operations
  • Schedule appointments for department Chair and Director of Operations
  • Complete faculty appointment paperwork
  • Circulate administrative forms for approval
  • File maintenance requests for the studio space
  • Track and order department supplies
  • Secure reservation space in appropriate SVA venues for departmental functions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • 1-2 years previous experience working in an office or administrative environment
  • Experience in art-related and/or non-profit fields preferred
  • Works well independently and on a team
  • Excellent research, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven problem solving ability.
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Enjoys taking on new responsibilities and is accountable for them
  • Solid computer skills a must: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Apps; Adobe CS6 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.

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] Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Project Coordinator

  • Title Project Coordinator
  • Department MFA Computer Art
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Oct 01, 2016

Description

Job Title:  Project Coordinator 

Department: MFA Computer Art

Reports to:  Director of Operations, Chair, MFA Computer Art, Assistant to the Chair

Position Overview:  Responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management and operation of the department. Oversee special projects of the MFA Computer Art Department. Duties include overseeing the organization and implementation of department events and exhibitions, working closely with the Chair and staff on academic and department projects, including recruitment, promotion, publications, and various other tasks.

Schedule: Part-time, Tues., Wed. and Thurs. 10 AM – 6 PM, approximately 22 hours per week from August 15 – June 15, hours and days may vary due to staff needs and department events, Total hours: 1,000 hours per year minimum.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly meetings with the staff and provide the Director of Operations and Chair with updates on departmental events and promotions
  • Work with the administrative staff on various department projects, including reviewing applications for admission, conducting department tours, preparing advertising
  • Enter student/alumni work into exhibitions, festivals, and conferences
  • Assist with the content, design, publication and scheduling of the college catalogs, department selected work compilations, postcards, posters and online advertising
  • Work with the Assistant to the Chair to maintain department social media presence, New York Digital Salon website, internal network and thesis archive
  • Collaborate with the Chair, Director of Operations and Assistant to the Chair on short and long term plans for the department, including curriculum development, future course offerings, recruitment of staff, faculty, guest lecturers and visiting artists
  • Develop relationships with industry and digital art-related organizations/conferences
  • Assist with student recruitment efforts, promotion and special events
  • Oversee, organize and attend special department events including orientation, information sessions, thesis presentations, graduation, open houses, gallery exhibitions, other department events and New York Digital Salon events
  • 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
  • Consistently update the department community web site, post announcements and course cancellations, update mailing lists and maintain databases

Qualifications:

  • BA/BFA required; MA/MFA preferred
  • 2-5 years academic administrative experience, management experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in web and print design
  • Solid computer skills a must: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Apps; experience with FileMaker Pro a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

 

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

 

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

 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Residence Hall Director & Summer Housing Coordinator

Description

Job Title:  Residence Hall Director & Summer Housing Coordinator

Department:  Residence Life

Reports to:  Associate Director of Residence Life

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

Residence Hall Responsibilities:

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

Summer Housing Coordinator:

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

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree required
  • Three or more years residence life experience
  • Supervision experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Security Officer

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

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: Ongoing

JOB TITLE: Security Officer

STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Security Services Supervisory and Management Staff

 

WORK SCHEDULE:    Full-time 35 hours/week (40 hours/week excluding 5 hours /week for meal breaks)

 

Must be available for two of the three available shifts.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: To protect the students, staff, faculty, visitors, and property of SVA.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow and carry out all instructions of the shift supervisors or other security management.
  • Detect unusual circumstances and/or suspicious individuals
  • Detect defective doors, windows, locks, lights, and fire safety equipment while making periodic checks of the entire building.
  • Respond quickly to emergency calls, alarms, disturbances and potentially hazardous conditions and/or activities.
  • Deter unlawful entry onto the premises by undesirables and individuals with negative intentions.
  • Deter smoking on the premises and the perpetration of unlawful acts against the College and its community such as vandalism, burglaries, assaults etc.
  • Report to supervisors all activities or observances that would or could allow harm to the people or property of the school or interfere with the duties and responsibilities of an officer.
  • Be presentable in a neat & clean uniform when stationed at a point of entry to a building/premises.
  • Provide necessary information to visitors and affiliates of the College such as directions and location of facilities, at all times displaying an acceptable degree of respect, professionalism, courtesy and tolerance
  • Provide constant vigil on surveillance equipment (CCTV monitors) and alarms.
  • Log in entries in daily activity logbook every hour or upon the occurrence of irregular/abnormal situations/circumstances
  • Gather date, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Provides meal relief for one hour to other security officers as needed

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Walk and stand for extended periods while on duty
  • Ability to patrol building, covering long distance rapidly in case of emergency
  • Climb stairs, conduct foot patrols, and able to lift up to 50lbs

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or an equivalent required
  • NYS Security Guard License required
  • 2+ years of security-related experience
  • 1+ years of customer service experience
  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Able to operate a computer
  • NYC Fire Safety Director Certification preferred
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Available for overtime and to cover vacations, sick/personal days, etc.

 

OTHER: All security officers are responsible for renewing their license each year to maintain employment.

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

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Senior Audio Visual Engineer

Description

Job Title: Senior Audio Visual Engineer

Department: Audio Visual Services

Reports To: Audio Visual Manager

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The general maintenance and up-keep of Extron control panels, switchers, and related Extron equipment used in SVA Smart Classrooms, and Screening Facilities.
  • The general maintenance and up-keep of projection and computer equipment in SVA Smart Classrooms, and Screening Facilities.
  • The ability to work directly with SVA IT staff to ensure all SVA Classrooms and the equipment housed therein are consistently on and remotely viewable on the SVA Network via Extron Global Viewer Enterprise.
  • The ability to trouble shoot and resolve projection and user based control issues in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities.
  • The ability to program and configure Extron control panels, and Touch-Link control panels for use in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Work with the AV Manager to provide first tier immediate tech support to SVA Faculty, Administrators, Staff, and the end users of SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Creation and implementation of interfaces that is required for the Extron control and Touch-Link panels in use in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Help the AV Manager and IT Director in the design of new SVA Smart Classrooms and Facilities.
  • Flexible schedule including the ability to work weekends and evenings on occasion.
  • Assist the SVA AVS staff in the maintenance of all computer terminals both portable and hard-wired that are used for presentations in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities for classes and events.
  • Assist  with the training of SVA Faculty, Administrators, and user base in the use of Extron equipment, projection gear, computers (Mac and PC), as well as digital and analog audio/video, control., recording, and playback devices.
  • Ability to fill in for other FT AV Staff when required

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extron Audio Visual Associate Certification required
  • Passing Extron Configurable Control System exam required
  • Extron Control Professional Certification required
  • General knowledge of computer Networking required
  • Knowledge of Extron Global Viewer Enterprise required
  • Knowledge of Extron Global Configurator required
  • 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

 

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Senior Web Developer/Webmaster

Description

JOB TITLE: Senior Web Developer/Webmaster 

DEPARTMENT: Administrative Network Services

REPORTS TO: Director IT

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


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Student Accounts Department Assistant

Description

JOB TITLE: Department Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Student Accounts

REPORTS TO: Director and Associate Director

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


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.
  • Monitor payment receipt for all special payment arrangements.
  • Update all forms on a yearly basis, as needed. ie: Estimated Worksheets, Lab Fees, Accepted Students Day forms, Orientation forms, directories and reception area bulletin board. 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.

 

QUALIFICATION:

  • 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
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime 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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