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

JOB TITLE: Systems Administrator



POSITION OVERVIEW: On-site technical support and equipment management.

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 10:00AM- 6:00PM (Full Time)



  • Maintain edit suites and keep the technology in line with professional industry standards
  • Oversee post-production workflow and local storage network
  • Manage technical details related to the end of the year film festival
  • Schedule and supervise color correction, sound mixing, and show-reel creation in preparation for festival screening
  • Coordinate facility resources to accommodate classes and student projects
  • Manage and forecast equipment needs as technologies evolve
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the SAN server
  • Communicate with Academic EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT
  • Provide equipment check out primer for all students including on-set safety and

best practices

  • Create/maintain streamlined barcoding system for efficient & reliable equipment check-outs/ins
  • Allocate equipment needs for multiple shoots
  • Manage the replacement of lost/stolen equipment during shooting season
  • Coordinate repairs of broken equipment
  • Charge students for lost/damaged equipment, maintain records of lost/damaged equipment and communicate with student accounts regarding students on probation
  • Research and coordinate the purchase of new equipment
  • Attend trade shows, seminars, and classes to develop an understanding and awareness of important trends in the film industry
  • Maintain and supply AV to the studio class
  • Manage, train and schedule student workers to assist with equipment usage


  • Assist in sourcing and hiring guest lecturers, when required
  • Design occasional department posters and flyers
  • Oversee the creation of intro, outro, and interstitial material as well as programs for festival screening
  • Support outside departments use of MPS Directing for their shoots
  • Conduct and assist with workshops covering diverse aspects of facility use
  • Assist faculty when necessary
  • Keep up with all A/V needs / communicate with SVA A/V Department
  • Coordinate updates to physical department infrastructure
  • Assist faculty with online learning technologies / Zoom as needed


  • Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience
  • Familiarity with Digital Cine cameras and all relevant accessories including grip, electric, and sound equipment
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite
  • Film editing experience, Premiere Pro and / or FCPX
  • Graphic Design experience
  • Experience troubleshooting Mac Products
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Strong Organizational Skills

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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