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Senior Systems Director
Senior Systems Director
  Full-Time @ SVA - School of Visual Arts

New York City, New York, United States

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Job Title: Senior Systems Director


Department:  BFA Computer Art, Animation, and Visual Effects


Reports to: Chair


Position Overview: Responsible for overall facility support and continuous daily operation of the Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects Department



Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Develop, establish and maintain professional relationships within the SVA community and with hardware and software vendors to insure successful technical and facility functions.
  • Daily assessment of FACILITY readiness to support instruction.
  • Responsible for the research, development, acquisition, installation and contract maintenance of all software, hardware, networks, sound and HD video equipment.
  • Establish and oversee in-house training for staff lab assistants and part-time staff on any/all new technology initiatives being implemented with Director of Operations.
  • Annual preparation and daily management of the departmental budget, including but not limited to the following: monthly reports, quarterly reconciliations, budget research and budget forecasting.
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations regarding room schedules and assist with other curriculum issues as needed.
  • Supervise and review performance evaluations for Systems Administrators.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with Systems Admins   
  • Stay abreast of current software and hardware developments and keep Director of Operations and Chair appraised of appropriate innovations.
  • Manage and Supervise FO Managers in their duties of:
  • Daily operations and upkeep of classrooms.  (Projectors, opening/closing of dept., monitor AC, be aware of technical problems)
  • Ensure students follow policies
  • Web site and internal wiki maintenance
  • Inventory, maintain and Check-in/Check-out of equipment and library resources
  • Schedule, train, and evaluate Lab Assistants in coordination with Director of Operations.




  • Bachelor’s degree required; MA or MFA and/or production experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated success
  • Broad knowledge of computer art software and hardware, including PC, MAC, 3D, Video & Sound
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to interact with administration, staff, faculty and students
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills


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 working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

This job posting was last updated on July 26, 2017