School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 70000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: Senior Systems Administrator - Production Studios

DEPARTMENT: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects

REPORTS TO: Technology Manager and Director of Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW: Provide daily systems support to the Computer Art department as outlined below, with emphasis on production studios and audio/visual systems. This is an in-person position.


  • Implement post production technical strategy and student workflows, this includes color, editorial and audio.
  • Work with the Systems Administrator Team on the maintenance, installation and continuous operation of all software and hardware in the department.
  • Maintain classroom audio/visual technology including projection, sound reinforcement and Extron AV integration
  • Lead use of Production spaces including motion capture volume, DaVinci Resolve color grading suite, Pro Tools recording studio
  • Provide general support to faculty, students, departmental exhibitions, promotional material and web page
  • Conduct tours for visitors, orientation, various departmental projects, etc.
  • Produce content including showcases, demo reels, and livestreams.
  • Attend weekly administration meetings, monthly Systems Administrator meetings, lab assistant and general staff meetings.
  • May be required to attend computer art and audio-visual related conferences. Expected to stay current with technology.


  • Windows and macOS proficiency, Linux familiarity
  • Color grading and compositing workflows with reference monitors/scopes , Blackmagic and Tangent hardware, and DaVinci Resolve and Foundry Nuke software
  • Audio workflows with Avid, Presonus, Shure, Neumann hardware and Avid ProTools, Ableton and Fairlight software
  • Working knowledge of on set camera and lighting techniques
  • Knowledge of MoCap, greenscreen and studio lighting strongly recommended.
  • Ability to interact with staff, faculty and students.
  • Some work experience in an academic environment preferred.
  • Detail-oriented and punctuality is a must.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Understanding of CG, VFX and render pipelines, color grading and finishing workflows or experience in a similar role in an animation, film, post-production studio or higher education environment preferred

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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