Front Office Manager

School of Visual Arts - New York, NY

Full-timeEstimated: $83,000 - $110,000 a year
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.

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.

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.