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

REPORTS TO: Senior Systems Director, MFA Computer Arts
POSITION OVERVIEW: Primarily responsible for installation, maintenance, and continuous operation of
all Mac workstations and mobile devices in a 100+ user graduate computer art lab. Provide technical
support and assistance to all faculty, students and staff.

● Work closely with the Senior Systems Director regarding the 24/7 operation of the lab, including the
supervision of all Lab Assistants.
● Assist faculty and students with software and hardware support, problems and questions.
● Train, manage and assign tasks to lab assistants.
● Keep Senior Systems Administrator informed of software and hardware status, problems, and needs.
● Provide specific software and hardware recommendations for the budget consideration.
● Create and track purchase requisitions and maintenance support contracts for hardware, software and
leased equipment.
● Assist the Chair with departmental projects, such as the website, tours for visitors, special events,
student art shows, artist residency program etc.
● Stay abreast of current and future software/hardware developments by attending computer art related
conferences and exhibitions. Stay abreast of trends in digital art and design.
● Build, maintain and ensure the backup of all staff computers and provide technical assistance to
staff members.
● Ensure backup of key systems and data where needed.
● Conduct software and hardware research, testing, and implementation including; Mac OS and
Windows operating system and hardware updates, 2D and 3D animation software, web
development software, audio/video software and hardware, programming and special needs
software, hardware and cameras, and other digital art related technologies.● Implement and maintain printers and print services.

● Bachelor's degree required
● Graduate degree in digital art or related field preferred
● 2-5 years systems administration experience
● Previous experience working with graduate-level art students and faculty preferred
● Expert knowledge of Mac OS + IOS
● Knowledge of JAMF or equivalent device management system, scripting and automating tasks
● Knowledge of Apple Remote Desktop
● Knowledge of Windows 10
● Solid knowledge of PC and Mac hardware, operating systems and software applications,
network environments and wiring
● Some knowledge of networking, SMB, AFP, NFS
● Some knowledge of Shell scripting and programming
● Some knowledge of web technologies, HTML, PHP, SQL
● Art or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing
developments in the digital art field
● Knowledge of web authoring software, Photoshop, Illustrator, Max/MSP/Jitter, Premiere, After
Effects, Maya, and other art and design-related software
● Knowledge of video/audio software and hardware, including cameras
● Strong communication skills
● Ability to self-direct research and complete tasks in a timely manner

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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