School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time


REPORTS TO: Director of Operations & Sculpture Center Manager


Assist the Sculpture Center Manager in the supervision and daily operation of all Sculpture Center facilities in BFA Fine Arts at 335 W 16th Street. Coordinate and perform administrative duties for the BFA Fine Arts Sculpture Foundation, SVA Continuing Education, and SVA BFA Fine Arts Sculpture classes.


  • Open and oversee all Sculpture Center facilities.
  • Monitor the labs, shops, and classrooms in an efficient, safe, and functional manner.
  • Work closely with the Sculpture Center Manager, Technical Advisor, and Weekend/Night Coordinator to maintain Sculpture Center areas.
  • Hire, train, and manage student workers, assigning tasks & coordinating shift schedules.
  • Assist Sculpture Center Manager in processing student worker timesheets.
  • Work closely with the SVA Registrar and CE to coordinate Sculpture class schedules.
  • Coordinate cleaning and maintenance of Sculpture Center with Facilities and staff.
  • Maintain machines and tools in the tool room, wood & metal shops, and ceramics & plaster classrooms.
  • Sell materials and supplies from the Sculpture Center Store to undergrad, graduate, and CE students.
  • Maintain facilities' inventories and restock supplies for Sculpture Center Store.
  • Supervise and collect Sculpture Foundation budget material requests from instructors.
  • Purchase materials and supplies for Sculpture Foundation & BFA FA Sculpture classes.
  • Instruct students in the safety and appropriate use of facilities and equipment.
  • Liaison between Sculpture Foundation instructors and BFA Fine Arts staff.
  • Coordinates kiln firings, clay recycling, and inventory of ceramic classroom.
  • Research supply vendors for BFA Fine Arts Sculpture and Foundation.
  • Enforce SVA and BFA Fine Arts building/classroom rules and regulations
  • Set up and take down Special Events and meetings in the Sculpture Center.
  • Engage in recycling efforts, waste management, and reduction of hazardous substances and procedures.
  • Assist with deliveries, vendor returns, shipments, and resale of deaccessioned equipment.
  • Work closely with the SVA Environment, Health, & Safety Director.
  • Make sure fire code and safety procedures are followed throughout the facilities.
  • Complete departmental projects as requested.
  • Assist with MFA Art Practice, CE Summer Residencies, Pre-College, and other department programs during the summer session.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Management and teaching experience are strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Computer and software proficiency is a must especially Google Suite platform.
  • Sculpture skills in various mediums especially ceramics & mold-making are a plus.

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, 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.

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