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Assistant Studio Manager (Day)

Company: School of Visual Arts
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB TITLE: Assistant Studio Manager (Day) DEPARTMENT: BFA Photography & Video REPORTS TO: Studio Manager HOURS: Full-time, 35 hours per week and may include daytime and weekends WORK SCHEDULE: The typical work schedule will be Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30a - 4:30p. Hours may vary depending on departmental needs. POSITION OVERVIEW: Oversee the daily operations of the photography facilities and equipment hub. Supervise and manage studio staff and ensure daily performance tasks are met. Communicate daily with other Studio and Assistant Manager (Night) to ensure a smooth transition between shifts. Provide support to theStudio Manager and Director of Operations as needed. Assist with general management of the photography department as it relates to the Equipment Hub and facilities. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage the daily operations of the Equipment Hub working with students, faculty, and staff in a cooperative manner Oversee and perform opening tasks and ensure conditions of the facilities, studios, darkrooms, and equipment areas are clean, orderly, and properly functioning and chemistry levels are fully stocked Contribute to daily reports to ensure clear communication between staff working on different shifts Delegate and supervise the daily tasks of studio assistants, studio technicians, and student workers Resolve staff and student conflicts as they arise Assist in the development, communication, and enforcement of departmental policies and procedures Maintain working knowledge of Photography Studio Technician staff roles and responsibilities, and provide schedule coverage as needed Coordination and management of special projects for the Department Coordinate and keep an updated database of student equipment insurance coverage Train new full-time and part-time staff in department operations, policies, and procedures Supervise staff maintenance of department Filemaker database for accuracy, consistency, and functionality Oversee maintenance of an accurate barcode inventory for all photography equipment and assets Conduct ongoing physical consumables inventory including darkroom and alt process chemistry, seamless paper, bulbs, v-flats, fill cards, batteries, and prepare purchase orders as needed Request quotations from vendors and follow up on back-order items as needed Create purchase requisitions for equipment and consumable items, based on vendor quotations Assess facility and equipment maintenance and report to Studio Manager Assist with managing special equipment exceptions for staff and students Assist Studio Manager in organizing and overseeing semi-annual maintenance periods Oversee receipt and transfer of chemistry deliveries from loading dock to proper storage areas Conduct and/or assist Studio Manager with employee performance appraisals as needed Participate in the interview and hiring process for open Hub staff openings and student workers as needed Process "Access Forms" for security, and resolve access issues as they arise Troubleshoot emergencies and report major issues to Security, Studio Manager, and Director of Operations Provide support in preparation, installation & de-installation of exhibitions. Oversee facility preparation and clean up for special events including Open House, Freshman Orientation, Transfer Orientation & Accepted Students Day Manage department email account and disseminate information to students and faculty as needed Lead walk-throughs of the facilities in collaboration with the Office of Admissions. Carry out task requests from the Chair, Director of Operations, Curriculum Coordinator & Special Projects & Programs Coord. Attend management and departmental meetings Provide support to the Director of Operations, Curriculum Coordinator, System Administrator & Special Projects & Programs Coord. with the asset management for students end of year projects Provide support to the Chair, Director of Operations and Studio Manager on special projects QUALIFICATIONS: BFA Degree in photography or related field Advanced communications and customer service skills Previous management experience preferred Advanced knowledge of photography (digital and analog) and related studio equipment and technologies Advanced ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment Advanced knowledge and experience with high-end digital capture using a variety of cameras and digital backs and related software (Capture One & Lightroom) Ability to troubleshoot technical issues when shooting tethered both hardware and software Experience with video and audio capture using digital camera systems, sound equipment, and associated grip equipment Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as in a group environment Able to lift fifty pounds Flexible with one's work schedule (schedule is subject to change) Must be detail oriented with excellent multi-tasking, managerial, and organizational skills Creative problem solving, ability to work under pressure, and take initiative Digital Tech Certification 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. To apply for this position, click here 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. Job Posted by ApplicantPro

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