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19 May 2013

Full-Time Senior Systems Administrator

The School of Visual Arts – Posted by Jewish Jobs New York, New York, United States

Job Description

DEPARTMENT: MFA Social Documentary Film

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW: Primarily responsible for installation, maintenance, and continuous operation of all Final Cut Pro and AVID editing stations and all aspects of computer technical support within the Social Documentary Film department.


• Update curriculum and teach editing labs two-three mornings per week to all first year SocDoc students
• Hold regular “editing help” sessions with all students
• Work closely with department administration regarding the operation of the lab, including the supervision of any lab assistants the department may bring on.
• Assist faculty and students with software and hardware support, problems and questions.
• Keep the department administration 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 and Director of Operations with departmental projects, such as the website, DVDs, videotapes, tours for visitors, special events, student  shows, etc.
• Stay abreast of current and future software/hardware developments by attending editing, media  and documentary film related conferences and exhibitions.
• Assist with the training of students, faculty, and lab assistants by running workshops on a wide variety of software and hardware topics.
• 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
• Implement and maintain printers and print services.
• Manage all IT and network support for the department
• Assist students with editing systems and individual projects during scheduled work hours
• Create and maintain a fair system for the students to use the editing suites and editing room during non-class time
• Keep a log of activities and troubleshooting
• Assist the editing instructors with all of their courses and projects
• Provide support as needed to all faculty with regard to editing systems
• Greet students and visitors and enforce access policies to the facility and individual labs.
• Help maintain an organized, safe and clean editing environment.
• Keep abreast of student and faculty needs pertaining to software, equipment and assistance.
• Perform other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s Degree
• At least 5 years of AVID and/or Final Cut Pro Editing and Assistant Editing work experience required.
• At least 4 years of documentary production work preferred
• Experience with the following hardware, software and skills:
– Final Cut Pro Studio
– Knowledge of color-correction (a plus)
– Knowledge of sound editing (a plus)
– Adobe After Effects
– Photoshop/images
– Archival footage/mixed sources
– OS X Server 10.5
– DVD Studio Pro
– Exporting for television, web, DVD, etc.
• Knowledge of Sony Ex1, Ex3, DSLR to Final Cut Pro and AVID workflow
• Basic understanding of hardware (Video equipment, Recording CD & DVDs and digital cameras)
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
• Administrative and/or managerial experience preferred.
• A/V experience and equipment management preferred.
• Teaching experience preferred.
• Solid knowledge of Windows XP Pro and Mac OS X hardware, operating systems and software applications, network environments, hard drives, RAM, inkjet and laser printers, Scanners, VHS, SONY DV Decks, Digital Projector, and X serve G5)
• Art or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing developments in the documentary film field
• Knowledge of video/audio software and hardware, including cameras
• Ability to self-direct research and complete tasks in a timely manner
• Flexible work schedule with willingness to work overtime as needed to maintain 24/7 operation of the facility

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, and Technical/IT. Job Types: Full-Time.


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