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Employment Opportunities

New York Studio School is an equal opportunity employer. Business activities such as hiring, training, compensation, promotions, transfers, terminations and NYSS-sponsored social and recreational activities are conducted without discrimination based on race, color, genetics, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran covered by the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended.

The New York Studio School is fully committed to complying with all applicable laws for establishing and implementing a program providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment.

Current Opportunities:

Assistant to the Dean / Lecture Series Coordinator

The Assistant to the Dean / Lecture Series Coordinator is a dynamic position and an integral part of the New York Studio School staff. The ideal applicant will possess a positive attitude, an appreciation for diverse activities and a fully engaged interest in the world of art and education.  The applicant should have excellent communication skills, both written and inter-personal, and be a team player. Arts-related and non-profit experience is a plus.

The Assistant to the Dean manages the Dean’s Office including all correspondence and scheduling. The position provides administrative support for a variety of School related activities, such as the quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors and attendance at School functions. The Assistant to the Dean attends all meetings related to various aspects of the School management and serves as a liaison between the Dean and all Studio School departments (Program, Facilities, Development, Recruitment, Student Services, Library, and Accounts/Bursar). The position is responsible for the planning and execution of the Evening Lecture Series, which takes place during each of the fall and spring academic semesters.

About the Evening Lecture Series: For over 50 years, the NYSS Evening Lecture Series has been a unique force within the NYC arts community, providing a one of a kind educational experience for all in attendance, stimulating the intellectual life of the city. Beginning at 6:30pm, Tuesday evenings feature artists speaking about their work; on Wednesdays, historians, critics, curators and scholars present on a wide array of visual arts subjects. The Series provides an inclusive, thought-provoking platform for the NYC arts community to learn, exchange ideas, thoughts and perspectives on the visual arts, at no charge—offering a live form of art education with engaging speakers and imaginative content. A core part of our innovative curriculum, the series offers NYSS students an incomparable real-world compliment to studio and classroom studies, while furthering the School’s noted tradition of live presentation and informed debate.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Main office reception of students, staff, faculty and visitors.
  • Maintenance of the Dean’s schedule and related administrative duties including filing, mail and teaching schedule (including weekly critiques).
  • Arrangement of the Dean’s schedules (business, travel, and other needs) and liaison with the Dean’s professional links.
  • Arrangement of meals for the Dean and the Dean’s lunch guests.
  • Email, telephone and written correspondences on behalf of the Dean including official letters of reference.
  • Assist the Dean with research and drafts for written reports and public remarks including Commencement Addresses and reports for the Board of Trustees.
  • Administrative assistance with major School functions including the Annual Benefit, Main Gallery Exhibitions, Certificate Completion and MFA Thesis Exhibitions.
  • Coordination of the Board of Governors meetings including the election of representatives, scheduling of meetings, recording of minutes and follow-up communications.
  • Coordination and presentation of, under the direction of the Dean, the Evening Lecture Series and dinners. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, correspondence with lecturers, scheduling and managing the Lecture Calendar, coordinating and hosting the dinner to follow each lecture and introducing each speaker.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in higher education, preferably in the visual arts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with good judgment and sense of diplomacy.
  • Facility with online communication technologies and proficiency in MS Office; Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign desirable.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, supportive and enthusiastic.

To apply, please send a single pdf which includes: a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements to: humanresources@nyss.org

PLEASE NOTE: The School will invite selected candidates to interview beginning the week of June 17th, 2019.

The 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.


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