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Front Desk Receptionist

New York Film Academy, New York, NY


New York Film Academy is committed to an inclusive work culture where people’s thoughts, ideas, concerns, and cultures are valued and respected. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and those sharing in our commitment to inclusivity.


NYFA is a vaccine-mandated campus. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.




Under the general supervision from the Sr Director of Operations & Administration, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Front Desk Receptionist will perform requested clerical support for the assigned NYFA departments; communicate various information regarding activities and/or response to requests; and provide for timely and accurate distribution of materials. Will assist incoming students and guests being the first point of contact for NYFA. 




The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.


  • Answer phones for the purpose of screening calls; transferring calls; respond to inquiries and emails; and taking message. 

  • Serve as frontline resource to entire office.

  • Daily use of internal database to update student database.

  • Responsible for checking the main NYFA email as well as handing the boutique inquiries and orders.

  • Assist with receiving and processing application materials for Admission Enrollment Team.

  • Assist with organizing logistics and plan schedules for new student registrations/orientations.

  • Assist Admissions teams as needed with filing, paperwork and phone calls.

  • Assist all NYFA staff with copying, filing, mail and data entry as requested by the Sr Director of Operations & Administration.

  • Responds to inquires of staff, other educational institutions and the public for the purpose of providing information about the New York Film Academy. 

  • Run daily Filemaker report listing newly submitted/updated applications for international students attending NY , LA, SoBe full time programs. 

  • Send " NYFA International Student Office - F1 Student Visa Information and I-20 application to international applicant emails , via Filemaker.

  • Other related duties as assigned by the Sr Director of Operations & Administration; and by senior management. 




  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds including students and parents. 

  • Demonstrates cultural humility in all interpersonal interactions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Excellent skills in database management and record keeping.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Basic math

  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to meet and serve the public, both in person and by telephone, tactfully and effectively. 

  • Understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. 

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to analyze and present complex data.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changing in priorities. 

  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain solutions.

  • Ethical / Honest - evidence of the practice of a high level confidentiality.

  • Service and Action oriented does what it takes to meet the expectations of customers.

  • Collaborative enlists information from all sources to ensure the best solution to an issue.




  • Bachelors Degree in related field. Experience may substitute for required education up to 4 years. 

  • 1-2 years administrative experience in a higher education setting. 

  • Experience in handling high volume of calls and in-person requests in an office setting. 

  • Experience working in an higher education, academic setting. 

  • Experience working in a fast pace, multi-tasking, results drive environment with attention to detail.

  • Experience using Filemaker Pro. 

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Suite Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.



The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center in New York City and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.

The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students’ creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy’s goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFA’s expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.



New York Film Academy (“NYFA”) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Full time
Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 37,000.00
per Year
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New York, NY, US