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Department: MPS Directing
Job Type: Full-Time
Available From: Sep 14, 2021
Reports To: Chair

JOB TITLE: Director of Operations




REPORTS TO: Department Chair


POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for developing, setting-up and running the

Department facilities and operations with the Department Chair. Ensures the

Department provides the necessary facilities, materials and support for the MPS

Directing program. Assists the Department Chair with special projects, curriculum

changes, and student/staff issues and development.


WORK SCHEDULE: M-F, 10:00am - 6:00pm (additional hours as needed)



  • Assist the chairperson(s) with professional and academic work, pertaining primarily to MPS Directing
  • Arrange promotional events, and social liaisons
  • Work with the Department Chair to develop the operating and administrative budgets; maintain the department’s finances and monitor the budget accordingly.
  • Student recruitment, admissions and application coordination
  • Coordinate Guest Lecturers, workshops, and special events
  • Produce end of the year Thesis Film Festivals
  • Coordinate and manage departmental personnel paperwork
  • Work with personnel in the department to identify equipment and facility needs
  • Lead the process of creating department marketing and development literature
  • Manage the academic student services process
  • Lead the planning recruitment and retention activities
  • Function as Academic Advisor to MPS Directing students
  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution required.
  • 3 - 5 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of film industry a plus
  • Computer literacy in Mac OS (Windows NT and 2000 a plus), experience with MS Office
  • Experience with Google Workspace, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent leadership abilities, communication skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Understanding of the protocols and objectives of higher education, and filmmaking.
  • Strong customer service experience.
  • Previous managerial 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, a 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.


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The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.