School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 30-30 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Reports to: Department Chair

Position Overview: Fine Arts Digital Print Lab Manager is responsible for the efficient operations and daily maintenance of the print lab.

Duties & Responsibilities:

-Oversight and maintenance of large format fine art digital print workflow using Epson P4900, P5000, P7900 and P9000 series printers.

-Oversight and maintenance of large format vinyl printing and cutting workflow using Roland TrueVIS SG300.

-Oversight and maintenance of UV printing and cutting workflow using Roland LEF2-300.

-Tracking print orders from submission to completion, including soft and hard proofs, communication with students, billing, and logging print orders.

-Color managing the entire print workflow, including scanners, cameras, computer monitors, printer profiles and paper profiles.

-Research various methods and materials to integrate paper, plastic and fabric media in interdisciplinary multimedia practices, and offering a wide array of printing possibilities.

-Research various methods and materials to use the UV printer in combination with digital fabrication methods.

-Tracking inventory and ordering print expendables, such as ink, toner, maintenance tanks, and paper stocks for large format printers.

-Assist students and faculty with their use of lab facilities.

-Ensure the integrity of the digital lab during shifts. Responsible for opening the digital lab in a reliable and timely manner and for ensuring that everything is shut down and locked at day's end.

-Assist with the daily operation of the lab by performing maintenance tasks assigned by the Systems Administrator. This includes installing software, running network services, installing and troubleshooting hardware, resolving software issues.

-Photograph and process high quality images of Open Studios to be included in 20/20 publication.


-Thorough knowledge of color critical digital prepress and print workflow, including color management hardware and software, media profiling, printer queue scheduling, printer troubleshooting. Advanced knowledge of Mirage Master Edition RIP and paper profiing software, Versaworks, i1XProfiler and Epson 44" Spectrophotometer preferred.

-High level knowledge of process workflows and technical management

-Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Apple OSX, Windows OS PC

-Exceptional attention to detail.

-Very strong interpersonal and time management skills. English fluency is a must: Spanish, Chinese, or Korean language skills are a plus.

-A strong interest in experimental, non-traditional approaches to the use of digital technology in a Fine Arts context is essential.

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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No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

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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