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Employment Opportunities

New York Studio School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation. The School is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.

Director of Admissions & Student Services

New York Studio School seeks a highly motivated, dedicated Director of Admissions & Student Services to join its core staff.

The Director of Admissions & Student Services is involved with all aspects of student admissions and student experience at the School. This dynamic hands-on position interacts with artists of all ages and backgrounds within the School’s vibrant community. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking in anticipation of students’ needs, sensitive to student concerns, discreet, hardworking, patient, and fair and will be able to prioritize tasks, communicate clearly and effectively, be solution-oriented and a team player within the School’s staff. This role will build upon existing practices to deepen and implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy that identifies, attracts, admits, and enrolls a highly qualified, diverse student population. Acting as an ambassador for the School to build enrollment across all academic programs, this is a full time, in-person position, with exceptions for approved task-specific remote-work.

The Director of Admissions & Student Services reports to the Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs and the Dean and works closely with the Records & Operations Manager, as well as with
all members of the School’s faculty and staff as their roles pertain to student life and student
recruitment. This role is a key position within the School and its full-time hours are typically
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. The School located in a historic building that does not meet ADA
compliant standards.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Admissions: Receive and process applications across all academic offerings (full-time and part-time); update and maintain Slideroom for application processing; schedule and conduct full-time applicant interviews; receive, process, and ensure completion of all applications and related correspondence; maintain and cultivate relationships with other schools nationally and internationally to foster student exchange programs.
  • Recruitment and Outreach: Plan and host seasonal info sessions on relevant academic programs; meet with prospective students and conduct tours of the School; oversee strategic improvements and long-term advancement of recruitment strategies.
  • Registration and Enrollment: Maintain accurate student records when appropriate; maintain relationships toward transfer credit agreements with accredited institutions; assist with providing academic transcripts; certify the awarding of Degrees and
    Certificates; provide projected enrollment statistics to appropriate staff members; distribute and maintain student course evaluation forms across all programs.
  • Compliance: Serve as the School’s Title IX Coordinator and maintain all corresponding standards; collect immunization forms as per NY State Regulations; report to the NY State Department of Education in compliance with MFA standards Act as the compliance officer for the NY State Veterans Administration Bureau; generate detailed state and federal reports to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Student Services: Advise students on academic, professional and personal concerns; generate a weekly email newsletter for students; update and receive financial aid applications and appeals; allocate Tuition Remission roles and oversee Tuition Remission program; organize and conduct tri-annual new student orientations; organize reception aspects of commencement, open houses, and other student-related events; address all matters concerning academic standards and progress; oversee the upkeep and enforcement of student handbook and general codes of student conduct.
  • International Student Services: Serve as the Primary Designated School Officer (PDSO – training provided) to assist students with and prepare I-20 forms for M-1 and F-1 student visas and in filing OPT applications; oversee and complete SEVIS recertification process (every three years).
  • Additional other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Compensation and Application Instructions


The New York Studio School seeks a part-time weekend Assistant Custodian. This position is responsible for the routine cleaning of the building. The Assistant Custodian will coordinate with the Custodian, and report to the Facilities Manager. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning of the entrance, offices, hallways, sidewalks, and other areas as needed
  • Daily detailed cleaning and restocking of bathrooms
  • Sanitizing touch surfaces
  • Trash removal
  • Sweeping and mopping floors
  • Snow shoveling and salt spreading
  • Inspection of building and reporting of necessary maintenance along with safety, sanitary or fire hazards
  • Move or rearrange chairs, tables, desks, furniture, and other equipment as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Starting pay: $16.00/hr
Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4pm
Flexibility of schedule and availability to work additional hours when needed is a plus.


  • Able to speak, read, and write in the English language.
  • Able to interpret and follow labeled uses of cleaning products
  • Able to take direction and work as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Able to perform frequent bending, lifting and walking, including climbing and descending stairs frequently
  • Able to use ladders safely
  • Able to clear a background checkAble to work legally in the United States
  • Able to prioritize and complete work in a timely fashion
  • Able to work professionally and courteously

Must have a minimum 2 years custodial experience.
Experience in a historic building and/or working around art is preferred.

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