School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 55000-60000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

DEPARTMENT: BFA Photography and Video

REPORTS TO: Department Chair

OVERVIEW: Oversee departmental projects and special programs within the BFA Photography and Video Department. Serve as the main point of contact and the public liaison between the department and the global professional photography and video community.

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F, 9 AM-5 PM, evenings and weekends as needed;
Occasional travel may be required


  • Support Department Chair with research and planning for departmental projects
    and special programs, including identifying departmental objectives, the creation
    of budgetary spreadsheets and proposals for approval
  • Oversee all departmental projects and special programs to ensure the
    successful completion and delivery within standards outlined by Chair, such as
    projected budgets, deadlines, industry best practices, and SVA and
    departmental guidelines
  • Organize existing departmental projects and programs, develop new initiatives,
    and produce seasonal programming, including exhibitions, events, tours, and
    public lectures (US and abroad)
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum Coordinator/Assistant to the Chair on
    implementing required departmental initiatives integrated into the curriculum, such
    as Thesis Catalog, Library Print Collection, and Senior Monographs, among others
  • Ensure that programs follow departmental and SVA institutional guidelines and
    visual identity, including providing briefs to develop, update, and implement
    departmental branding
  • Develop and oversee social media campaigns and content
  • Oversee communications with the departmental network, including departmental
    newsletter; student and alumni opportunities mailings; and promotional materials
    for events and programs such as social media, announcement cards,
    advertisements, posters, and email campaigns
  • Cultivate professional contacts and manage an up-to-date master mailing list
  • Work closely with External Relations to provide pertinent information on
    departmental exhibits, events, lectures, and other relevant news for potential
    exposure and recognition opportunities
  • Draft and proofread promotional materials for the department and approve them for publication
  • Prepare publication job requests, mail processing forms, and check requests
  • Develop, organize, and maintain the Department's Art Collection; vet artwork to
    be included
  • Develop relationships with other institutions of higher education and
    philanthropic organizations to expand the department's network of partner organizations
  • Assist Chair with fundraising efforts for humanitarian projects and student
    scholarships and prizes
  • Work with the Director of Operations to ensure budget guidelines are being met
  • Attend weekly staff meetings with Chair and other departmental meetings as necessary
  • Attend departmental events on an ongoing basis
  • Co-supervise Administrative Assistant with Curriculum

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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