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Department: BFA Fine Arts
Job Type: Full-Time
Available From: Mar 01, 2020
Reports To: Chair and Director of Operations


•       In charge of all-encompassing factors related to the physical and operational needs of the BFA Fine Arts department at 335 W 16th Street: oversee all art studio and seminar classrooms and all 4th-year studios in an efficient, safe, and functional manner.



•       Research, development, and management of Fine Arts resources.

•       Oversee the management, inventory, and technical needs for Fine Arts studio art courses and classrooms.

•       Provide administrative support to undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, SVA artist residents, and special programs in Fine Arts.

•       Oversee upkeep of all Fine Arts facilities including 4th-year studios, installation spaces, studio art classrooms, storage racks/cabinets, BFA FA lockers, and seminar rooms.

•       Coordinate with the Director of Health and Environmental Safety in keeping updated MSD sheets for materials used in the entire facility.

•       Research and development of technologies and equipment for more efficient and improved departmental operations.

•       Oversee safety technical training and safety documents and supplies for all classrooms located at 335 W 16th street.

•       Oversee building preparations for exhibitions and public events.

•       Onsite installation aid for all Fine Art’s exhibitions and events.

•       Oversee all ordering and inventory handling for studio art classrooms, washrooms, and operational needs.

•       Manage Operation’s supply and storage closets and pedestal closet, painting, and drawing props, shared art storage, flat files, furniture, and lockers.

•       Coordinate end of semester resolution and restoration of studios, classrooms, storage areas, lockers, and furniture relocations, etc.

•       Liaison between Chair and Installation Room and Open Studio proposals from Fine Art students.

•       Manage student worker staff of 4-6 students.

•       Operation’s liaison to the registrar, facilities, and BFA FA faculty at W 21st Street buildings



•       MFA a plus.

•       Administrative proficiency -- specifically staff management and organizational skills.

•       Experience in fine art installation, handling, and moving.

•       Able to work in a Fine Arts context with students, instructors, and staff in a friendly and creative manner.

•       Must work well with others in a professional manner that effectively and efficiently relays pertinent information.

•       Verbal acuity and writing skills. 

•       Must be well versed in studio practices ranging from painting, drawing, digital media, and sculpture. Prior teaching experiences 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.

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To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu. No walk-ins please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.