We are pleased that you are exploring employment opportunities with New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts! As an institution, we have always emphasized that outstanding people are the key to our success in both casting services and education for actors.

You may review our current openings below and submit your resume directly to Human Resources for a specific position, or to be considered for a future opportunity for which you may be qualified.

NYCDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in employment practices, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs and activities.


Current Openings:

Job Title: IT Helpdesk

Reports To: Director of IT

Department: Information Technology

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary : Assists in managing all company computer systems and procedures to ensure that equipment is effective, efficient, secure and user-friendly.  Coordinates and manages IT subcontractors to meet the company’s needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains optimal, secure operations of all computer hardware including desktop computers, laptops, servers, switches, routers, specialized appliances, storage and backup devices, telecom systems, physical access systems, and network infrastructure.

  • Performs all help-desk related duties for staff and students including password resets, account creation/termination, troubleshooting, and remote access.

  • Evaluates and recommends software system needs.

  • Provides software systems support to staff for all major on-site and off-site (cloud) applications.

  • Evaluates and ensures that secure and confidential systems, procedures, and policies are in place to safeguard sensitive data and passwords.

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and WordPress.

  • May require early/late and weekend working hours.

  • Special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent certifications and/or training

  • Experience in computer hardware and software systems

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and WordPress

  • Excellent communication skills and customer service abilities

  • Critical and analytical thinking ability

Equipment Used:

  • Desktop computers, servers etc.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

  • Some strenuous physical effort required.  Limited exposure to physical risk.


Job Title: Operations Manager

Reports To: Director of Operations

Department: Operations

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary: Ensure the smooth operation of three of us studios main reception desk.  Provide first-class customer service to casting directors, clients, faculty, staff, students, visitors and talent.  Provide a wide range administrative support to the Director of Operations and the Operations Department and its staff including duties of a highly responsible and confidential nature.  Manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through in a timely manner.  Supervise the activities of the Swing Receptionist/Mail Clerk.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screen visitors and talent for three of us studios; act as liaison between the director, staff, clients and all external contacts.

  • Manage complex three of us studios casting schedule in EMS; book, cancel, move and juggle bookings as needed for internal and external clients.

  • Manage three of us studios reception desk; respond to highly diversified inquiries from management, staff, and clients and provide courteous and efficient responses; screen and refer calls; take messages and ascertain in accurate detail the nature of inquires.

  • Coordinate all arrangements for casting clients, special events, meetings and conferences.

  • Coordinate on/off site meetings and prepare meeting related materials in advance.

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the department; prioritize deliverable’s; follow-up and maintain deadlines; manage assigned projects independently.

  • Review and process email; handle voicemail efficiently in the absence of the director.

  • Assist in budget preparation; monitor expenses; code and forward A/P invoices; generate financial reports as needed.

  • Prepare three of us studios client invoices and A/R statements, review and mail to customers.

  • Prepare documents including formatting and editing letters, reports, manuals, agendas, correspondence, memoranda and all other correspondence from draft to stage to completion.

  • Maintain accurate records, files and file systems including hard copy and network drives; ensure files are in proper format and filed in a timely manner; supply information upon request.

  • Receive, open, sort, screen and distribute incoming mail; categorize and prioritize responses; use initiative to prepare responses for signature and to assemble background information from many sources; follow up to ensure that proper and timely action is taken.

  • Provide general office support including copying, faxing, arranging for couriers and outgoing mail; distributing materials, maintaining pertinent records and other routine office functions.

  • Coordinate and collaborate at all levels of the team and the organization in a positive helpful manner.

  • Manage administrative set up for new employees (equipment, telephones, supplies, office space, ID, etc.); manage ads, moves and changes.

  • Manage special and ad-hoc projects and other administrative duties as required.

  • Perform as a member of the Life Safety Team in facility emergencies or training’s.

  • Provide backup to Operations staff as the need arises* and perform other related duties and ad-hoc assignments as requested and assigned.

Job Requirements:

Experience

  • Bachelors Degree preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience

  • MS Office Suite, Intermediate level (or higher)

  • Broad-based understanding of modern office practices, functions, regulations and procedures.

Attributes

  • Strong customer service capability; excellent professional telephone manner with experience in developing and maintaining positive relations with internal and external contacts.

  • Team player able to create and contribute to a positive, work environment and thrive in a fast-paced, productive setting with constantly changing priorities.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to listen, grasp concepts, follow instructions and express ideas and thoughts effectively.

  • Highly organized multi-tasker able to prioritize effectively and grasp and process concepts quickly and intuitively.

  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

Other

  • Able to maintain a good sense of humor at all times, particularly in moments of stress.

  • Mature, conscientious, highly-motivated professional able to exercise the highest level of good judgment in a variety of situations.

  • Calm problem-solver able to perceive urgency and use analytical skills to address problems effectively.

  • Resourceful self-starter able to work independently and demonstrate initiative when needed.

  • Able to exhibit ownership of responsibilities and assigned tasks by ensuring projects are completed correctly, on time and without supervision.


Job Title: Technical Services Coordinator

Reports To: Director of Technical Services

Department: Operations

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary : Ensure the smooth daily operation of Three of Us Studios and NYCDA classroom studios.  Provide technical and operational assistance to studio clients, faculty, students and staff.  Help and support Ops team members to provide seamless assistance to clients and staff.  Deliver excellent customer service at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the order of studios, Technical Support, Production and Help Desk office environments

  • Monitor EMS scheduling software for new and modified client bookings

  • Setup and breakdown equipment and resources per studio work orders

  • Set up and breakdown A/V equipment

  • Set and adjust studio lighting as needed

  • Provide technical and operational support to studio casting clients and conservatory classes as needed

  • Routinely test all equipment at setup

  • Respond to end user needs proactively and helpfully

  • Troubleshoot equipment failures or problems quickly and efficiently

  • Make setup adjustments throughout as needed

  • Conduct routine studio and production office maintenance and repairs as needed

  • Test and document A/V equipment performance daily

  • Compress recorded audio and video upload to the internet

  • Edit audio/video using non-linear digital editing software

  • Capture audio and video directly to hard disc via Quicktime Pro software

  • Perform as a member of the Life Safety Team in facility emergencies, training’s and drills

  • Provide backup to all other Operations staff as the need arises and perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements: 

  • Associates Degree or higher required

  • Proficiency with Macintosh OS X operating system and some experience with Final Cut Pro software

  • Working knowledge of audio and video compression for the web

  • Basic understanding of audio/video signal flow

  • Basic working knowledge of SKYPE and iChat

  • Some familiarity with 3 CCD digital cameras

  • Willing to learn basic studio lighting techniques and equipment

Attributes:

  • Strong customer service capability; excellent telephone manner with experience in developing and maintaining positive relations with internal and external contacts

  • Team player able to create and contribute to positive, work environment and thrive in a fast-paced, productive setting with constantly changing priorities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to listen, grasp concepts, follow instructions and express ideas and thoughts effectively

  • Highly organized multi-tasker able to prioritize effectively and grasp and process concepts quickly and intuitively

  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime

Other:

  • Proficient technical skills and commitment to continuous improvement and development

  • Highly organized and detail oriented with superior problem-solving ability

  • Able to deliver excellent customer service and maintain a good sense of humor

  • Able to communicate well with clients and staff at all levels

  • Able to perceive urgency and exercise good judgment in managing competing priorities

  • Able to work well under pressure and effectively prioritize projects and tasks

  • Able to perform effectively as part of a team or work independently as required

  • Able to perform occasional heavy work, e.g., lift 30-50 lbs., climb ladder, move furniture, equipment etc.


Job Title: Technical Services Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Operations

Job Status: Full-time

Job Summary:  Ensure the smooth daily operation of Three of Us Studios and NYCDA classroom studios.  Provide technical and operational assistance to studio clients, faculty, students and staff.  Help and support Ops team members to provide seamless assistance to clients and staff.  Deliver excellent customer service at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Maintain the order of studios, Technical Support, Production and Help Desk office environments.

  • Monitor EMS scheduling software for new and modified client bookings.

    • Setup and breakdown equipment and resources per studio work orders.

    • Set-up and breakdown A/V equipment.

    • Set and adjust studio lighting as needed.

    • Perform maintenance and light repairs

  • Provide technical and operational support to studio casting clients and Conservatory classes as needed.

    • Routinely test all equipment at setup.

    • Respond to end user needs proactively and helpfully.

    • Troubleshoot equipment failures or problems quickly and efficiently.

    • Make setup adjustments throughout as needed.

  • Assess equipment failure and replace components as needed.

  • Conduct routine studio and production office maintenance and repairs as needed.

    • Test and document A/V equipment performance daily.

  • Compress recorded audio and video and upload to the internet.

  • Edit audio/video using non-linear digital editing software.

  • Capture audio and video directly to hard disc via Quicktime Pro

  • Perform as a member of the Life Safety Team in facility emergencies, trainings and drills.

  • Provide backup to all other Operations staff as the need arises and perform other related duties as assigned

  • Clean facilities (sweeping, dusting, trash etc.)

  • Repair equipment or appliances

  • Equipment installation

  • Identify and report the need for minor and major repairs

  • Perform carpentry activities including repairing or replacing doors, floors, walls and ceilings, locks and door hardware

  • Repair electrical equipment and installing and maintaining lighting fixtures, outlets and switches.

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or higher required.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar environment.

  • Proficiency with Macintosh OS X operating system and Final Cut Pro

  • Working knowledge of audio and video compression for the web.

  • Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing, carpentry or HVAC systems

  • Basic understanding of audio/video signal flow.

  • Basic working knowledge of SKYPE and iChat

  • Working familiarity with 3 CCD digital cameras.

  • Knowledge of basic studio lighting techniques and equipment.

  • Experience with hardware tools and electrical equipment

Attributes:

  • Strong customer service capability; excellent telephone manner with experience in developing and maintaining positive relations with internal and external contacts.

  • Team player able to create and contribute to a positive, work environment and thrive in a fast-paced, productive setting with constantly changing priorities.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to listen, grasp concepts, follow instructions and express ideas and thoughts effectively.

  • Highly organized multi-tasker able to prioritize effectively and grasp and process concepts quickly and intuitively.

  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.


Job Title: Adjunct Faculty
Reports To: Associate Director of Education
Job Status: Part-time

Job Summary: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) is actively accepting submissions from qualified teachers for a variety of dramatic arts courses. Candidates should have a strong background in their desired discipline. The faculty member will teach students in our two-year conservatory program in which students awards an Associate in Occupational Studies degree. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Education and is a non-exempt, hourly paid role that is offered per term. Availability will depend on the needs of the conservatory each term; therefore, you may not be contacted immediately. Credentials will remain on file for 1 year.

VOICEOVER
We are actively seeking faculty with an expertise in teaching Voiceover for Film/TV. This is a second-year class.

WEB VIDEO
Actively seeking a Web Video instructor. The Web Video course introduces students to the world of web video and its various forms, from YouTube webisodes and vlog, to long-form “indie TV” series to micro-length social video formats. It gives students the necessary tools, both artistically and technically, to ideate, strategize, write, produce, film, edit, post and promote their own web series.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • We welcome CV’s and resumes from teachers in the following fields on an ongoing basis: Acting, Voiceover, Meisner Technique, Improvisation, Voice & Speech, Suzuki, Web Video, Theater History, Combat for Camera, Sketch Comedy, Film Genres, Dialects, Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Audition Technique, The Viewpoints

  • Demonstrate skill and knowledge in teaching discipline

  • Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods

  • Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles

  • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner

  • Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines

  • Review, evaluate, and recommend student learning materials

  • Teach courses at a variety of times in response to institutional needs

  • Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously

  • Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies

  • Maintain professional relationships with students and colleagues

  • Establish objectives for professional growth in consultation with the Associate Director of Education

  • Keep pace with developments in the discipline

  • Learn and apply technologies that support student learning

  • Observe various courses as requested by the Associate Director of Education

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

This job description is intended to be a summary of the primary responsibilities of the position. It is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities, and other duties may be assigned as needed.